MLB – 1946 – Legendary Mel Allen Highlights Unsung Cardinals Hero CF Harry The Hat Walker + Emos Slaughter

DOG ASIDE: Harry William Walker, known to baseball fans “Harry the Hat” (October 22, 1916 – August 8, 1999)….was an American baseball player, manager and coach.  “Harry the Hat” got his nickname from his habit during at-bats of continually adjusting his cap between pitches….as there were no batting helmets in his day.  His batting title came in 1947….when he hit .363 in a season…

NHL – 1985 – ESPN Highlights Of Penguins Mario Lemieux Winning MVP Of 1985 NHL All Star Game

DOG ASIDE: Mario Lemieux (born October 5, 1965) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player and current owner of the Pittsburgh Penguins….who played parts of 17 National Hockey League seasons with the team from 1984 to 2006….while assuming ownership in 1999.  Dubbed The Magnificent One or Le Magnifique….as well as Super Mario….he is widely acknowledged to have been one of the best players of all time…..who was…

NHL – 1987 – ESPN Rendez-Vous 87 PreGame Special – Intro To The Event With Tom Mees + John Saunders

DOG ASIDE: Rendez-vous ’87 was an international ice hockey series of games between the Soviet Union national ice hockey team and a team of All-Stars from the National Hockey League….which was held in Quebec City, Canada…. as it replaced the NHL’s All-Star festivities for the 1986–87 NHL season. The Soviet team was paid $80,000 for their appearance in Rendez-vous ’87….while the NHL players raised $350,000 for…

Speed Boat Racing – 1987 – ESPN Budweiser Emerald Cup – Interviews With Chip Hanaeur + Tom DEath

DOG ASIDE: Lee Edward “Chip“ Hanauer (born July 1, 1954)  is the third most successful Unlimited Hydroplane racer in history. He has won the APBA Gold Cup a record 11 times….and was the driver of one of the most famous boats in APBA history, the Miss Budweiser, in the early to mid-1990’s. He was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 1995 as their…

MLB – 1985 – ESPN Sportscenter Tribute To Phil Niekro 300th Win + Interview With Gayle Gardner

DOG ASIDE: Philip Henry Niekro (born April 1, 1939) and nicknamed “Knucksie” is a former Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher….who played 24 seasons in the majors….with 20 of them with the Milwaukee / Atlanta Braves.  Niekro’s 318 career victories are the most by a knuckleball pitcher….and ranks 16th on the overall all-time wins list….as he won the National League (NL) Gold Glove Award five times….was selected…

Music – 1978 – University Of Texas Band – Star Spangled Banner – Played At N I T Semifinals With Texas Vs Rutgers

DOG ASIDE: One of the true joys for this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile who is responsible for posting my Bone Daddy’s incredible 12,000 vintage video library here at ImaSportsphile…..has been the ability to post so many different renditions of our National Anthem, the Star Spangled Banner…..which has been performed by many many various bands, groups,…

News – 1987 – ESPN Sportscenter With Chris Berman + Gayle Gardner – Featuring NBA Finals Game 6

DOG ASIDE:   Since it premiered upon the network’s launch on September 7, 1979, the show has aired more than 50,000 unique episodes, more than any other program on American television. Christopher James Berman (born May 10, 1955), nicknamed Boomer, is an American sportscaster. He has been an anchor for SportsCenter on ESPN since 1979, joining a month after its initial launch,…

NFL – 1940s To 1980s – Special – NFL Follies Go Hollywood – The Golden Age Of Gridiron Comedy

DOG COMMENTARY: The legendary voice of John Facenda….who narrated so many of the great NFL Films productions….to which ImaSportsphile has more than its ample share of classic NFL Films videos in our football section…..featuring Facenda providing verbal poetry with visual mastery….which makes these videos such “nuggets of gold” in our library treasure chest of video memories….as Facenda…

NFL – 1979 – Special – World Champion Pittsburgh Steelers – A Cut Above

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1979 Pittsburgh Steelers season saw the Steelers successfully defend their Super Bowl Championship from the previous year….as they achieved a 12–4 record….and went on to defeat the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl XIV. The Steelers started out to a 4-0 record….when by adding to the previous season….the Steelers had won 12 in a row.  They finished…