L E’s Stories – A Year To Remember: “BIG TEX Notches His 6th No Hitter + Wins His 300th Game In His 24th Season”

When Rangers Manager Bobby Valentine was asked when Nolan Ryan became Babe Ruth…..he responded with “Sometime after his 6th no-hitter….and before his 300thwin.” ….as Texas Rangers Pitcher Nolan Ryan won his 300th game at age 43 on June 30, 1990 against the Milwaukee Brewers in Milwaukee…for.it was his 24th season in The Bigs.  It was the bottom…

L E’s Stories – “A Hero In All Regards” – Tribute To Nolan Ryan

Former MLB Commissioner Fay Vincent once said about Nolan Ryan…..“He is a great player….but it is his stature as a man that we all admire.” ….and that pretty much sums up the gist of my story today…..as it is a tale of a person who has been a hero in all regards for the better part…

Music – 1986 – Suzyn Waldman – The Star Spangled Banner – At 1986 MLB ALCS Angels Vs Red Sox Game 7

Suzyn Waldman is a sportscaster and former musical theater actress….who since the 2005 season was the color commentator for New York Yankees baseball….while working with John Sterling on radio broadcasts, first for WCBS-AM…..and currently for WFAN in New York City…..as she is considered a pioneer in the male-dominated field of sports broadcasting…..while she is the third woman in Major League Baseball history to serve as a full-time color commentator on a…

MLB – 1986 – ALCS Red Sox Vs Angels Game 6 Innings 8 + 9 – With Al Michaels + Jim Palmer

Still reeling from their Game 5 loss, the Angels struck first in the top of the first off Oil Can Boyd on back-to-back two-out RBI doubles by Reggie Jackson and Doug DeCinces after a one-out walk….but the Red Sox tied the game in the bottom of the inning off Kirk McCaskill without a hit….when with runners on second and third and one out…

MLB – 1986 – ALCS Angels Vs Red Sox Game 7 PreGame Show With Al Michaels + Jim Palmer + Tim McCarver

The 1986 American League Championship Series was a back-and-forth battle between the Boston Red Sox and the California Angels for the right to advance to the 1986 World Series to face the winner of the 1986 National League Championship Series. The Red Sox came in with a 95–66 record and the AL East division title….while the Angels went 92–70 during the regular season to win…

MLB – 1986 – ALCS – Red Sox Vs Angels – Game 5 – 11th Inning – With Al Michaels + Jim Palmer

Heading into Game 5, California looked set to earn their first-ever trip to a World Series…..as Rich Gedman’s two-run home run in the 2nd put the Red Sox up 2 – 0….but Angels Bob Boone’s home run off Bruce Hurst in the 3rd cut the lead to 2 – 1….then the previous night’s hero, Bobby Grich, hit a two-run…

MLB – 1986 – ALCS Angels Vs Red Sox Gme 6 PreGame Show With Al Michaels + Jim Palmer + Tim McCarver

This 1986 ALCS Boston Red Sox verses California Angels Game 6 pregame show features ABC’s Al Michaels and Jim Palmer behind the mikes setting up the impending game…..while starting off with Michaels narrating highlights from Game 5….which was an extremely tough “lead changing back and forth” game that went into the 12 innings before it was…