MLB – 1980 – Audrey Kates Interview Red Sox Jim Rice On What Its Like Being Only Black On MLB Roster

Jim Rice is a former Major League Baseball left fielder and designated hitter….who played his entire 16-year baseball career for the Boston Red Sox….when in the late 1970’s….he was part of one of the sport’s great outfields along with Fred Lynn and Dwight Evans….who was his teammate for his entire career….as Rice continued the tradition of his predecessors Ted Williams and Carl Yastrzemski….as a power-hitting left…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games – Special – Profile Of Life & Career Of USA Cyclists Mark Gorski

Mark Gorski is a 1984 Olympic Gold medalist in the 1000m match sprint from the United States….who was a member of the 1980, 1984 and 1988 Olympic Teams….who was inducted into the U.S. Cycling Hall of Fame in 1995. He served as a commentator for NBC at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona and has done numerous speaking engagements over…

MLB – April 1983 – This Week In Baseball – Dodgers Go 9 – 0 To Kick Off 1983 Season With Mel Allen

It has always been interesting how at least one team in Major League Baseball gets off to a fast start on Opening Day of almost every season….and stays hot through the 1st dozen or so games….as the Dodgers did in 1983….as evidenced in this video herewith…. when Mel Allen highlights their fast start in his…

MLB – Sept 1983 – This Week In Baseball – ChiSox Puts A Strangle Hold On Division – With Mel Allen

This video showcases the Toronto Blue Jays winning their 9th extra innings game in a row….while leading their Division in mid-September…..which shifts highlights of the Chicago White Sox dominating their division on the arm of P Waite Hoyt….and the Mel Allen shifts to the Oakland A’s “golden thief” Rickey Henderson….who had 14 steals in a six game…

MLB – 1947 – Baseball Greatest Hits – Highlights – Bob Feller + Roy Campanella + Larry Doby + Bob Lemon

Truly one of the greatest baseball programs to grace the spectrum of televised sports…. was the ESPN produced and George Grande hosted Baseball’s Greatest Hits series that aired on their network during the decade of the 1980’s.   Baseball’s Greatest Hits has provided ImaSportsphile with some of our most prized baseball footage of “old time” teams, games and players that we…

MLB – 1947 To 1956 – The Story Of Jackie Robinson – With Hostess Audrey Kates

Jack Roosevelt Robinson was an American professional baseball player who became the first African American to play in Major League Baseball (MLB) in the modern era…..as he broke the baseball color line when he started at first base for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947.  When the Dodgers signed Robinson….they heralded the end of racial segregation in professional baseball that had relegated black players to the Negro leagues since the 1880’s. Robinson was…

NFL – 1946 To 1971 – NFL Films – Like Cavemen In Cleat – With The Steelers As The Most Conspicuous Losers

It is our opinion at Imaportsphile that NFL Films set the Gold Standard for sports films….as father Ed Sabol and son Steve…. set a precedence in filming a live sporting events that still revered in the universe of sports today in 2019.  When you couple the filming genius of the Sabol family with the voices of the…

MLB – 1980 – Audrey Kates Interviews Hank Aaron On The Impact Of Jackie Robinson In His Career

There were five legendary outfielders in Major League Baseball during the Golden Age of Baseball from 1951 to 1976…..to include Willie Mays, Mickey Mantle, Roberto Clemente, Duke Snyder and Hank Aaron…..who between them set a standard of excellence that has not been seen either prior to or since they graced the outfields of MLB…..as each one was…

MLB – 1987 – ALCS – Minnesota Twins Vs Detroit Tigers – Game 4 – PreGame Show With Marv Albert

There are a handful of sportscaster that were on air in 1987…..and are on air in 2019….to include Al Michaels, Bob Ley, Rich Eisen and Marv Albert….who is featured in the pregame show for the 1987 MLB ALCS between the Tigers vs Twins.  Back in the day of the 1980’s…. Albert was predominately was teamed…