MLB – 1981 – Earl Weaver + Frank Robinson + Tim McCarver Talk Yankees Vs Dodgers World Serries

This 1981 HBO Race for the Pennant episode takes place right before the World Series between the Yankees verses the Dodgers takes place…..as host Barry Tompkins conducts a round table discussion with Orioles Mgr Earl Weaver and OF Frank Robinson and sportscaster Tim McCarver…..regarding all things New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers prior to their meeting…

NBA – 1987 – Special Tribute – Dr J The Man & The Legend – Final Season Highlights Of Julius Erving

Julius Erving (born February 22, 1950) is commonly and better known by the nickname Dr. J….Doc…, is an American retired basketball player….who helped popularize a modern style of play that emphasizes leaping and playing above the rim…..while helping legitimize the American Basketball Association (ABA)….as the unquestioned best-known player in that league when it merged with the National Basketball Association (NBA) after the 1975–76 season. Julius…

MLB – 1985 – World Series Game 7 Cards Vs Royals Postgame Show – With Al Michaels + Reggie Jackeon + Tim McCarver

One night after becoming a father, Royals P Bret Saberhagen tossed a five-hitter….after getting all the offense he needed when Darryl Motley homered to left off John Tudor in the second inning, after a walk to Steve Balboni.  In the third, Lonnie Smith led off with a walk…..and with one out George Brett hit an accidental infield single…..then after a double steal, Tudor issued walks…

NBA – 1987 – Finals Game 5 Celtics Vs Lakers Halftime – Interviews Of Chick Hearns + Johnny Most

Chick Hearn (November 27, 1916 – August 5, 2002) was an American sportscaster….known primarily as the play-by-play announcer for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association….who is remembered for his rapid fire….very staccato “rapid fire” broadcasting style….which is associated with colorful phrases such as slam dunk, air ball, and no harm, no foul that have become common basketball vernacular….and for broadcasting 3,338 consecutive Lakers games starting…

MLB – 1985 – Kirk Douglas Profiles The Braves Terry Forester + Bob Watson + Bruce Benedict

Terry Jay Forster (born January 14, 1952) is a retired left-handed relief pitcher who played for 16 seasons in the Major Leagues….as he played for five teams in his career and recorded 127 saves during his time in the majors.  Forster became a free agent and signed with the Atlanta Braves for the 1983 season. He had an efficient three seasons, compiling…

MLB – 1983 – Unofficial Baseball Handbook Special – Do Not Step On That Line – Baseball Superstitions

Superstition is a pejorative term for any belief or practice that is considered irrational or supernatural….for example, if it arises from ignorance, a misunderstanding of science or causality, a positive belief in fate or magic, or fear of that which is unknown. It is commonly applied to beliefs and practices surrounding luck, prophecy, and certain spiritual beings, particularly the belief that future events can be foretold…

MLB – 1985 – N Y Yankees Chase For The Pennant – With Earl Weaver + Frank Robinson + Tim McCarver

During the 1985 Major League Baseball season, HBO Sports would air a bi-monthly Chase For The Pennant show….which was typically hosted by Barry Tompkins and Tim McCarver…..with interchanging guest from the MLB universe whose opinions were valued in the community….as evidenced by Hall of Fame player Orioles Frank Robinson….and his Hall of Fame manager Earl Weaver on…

NBA – 1987 – Finals Game 4 Lakers Vs Celtics At The Half – With Brent Musburger + NBA Star Dr J

This NBA on CBS At The Half program during Game 4 of the 1987 NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers verses the Boston Celtics feature legendary sportscaster Brent Musburger and the one and only Dr. J, Julius Erving, an basketball legend of the highest order…..as they discuss 1st half play….followed by their assessments for 2nd half…

MLB – 1984 – Unofficial Baseball Handbook – Favorite And Over Used Cliches – With Bob Costas

A cliché or cliche is an expression, idea or element of an artistic work….which has become overused to the point of losing its original meaning or effect….even to the point of being trite or irritating….especially when at some earlier time it was considered meaningful or novel. In phraseology, the term has taken on a more technical meaning….referring to an expression imposed…