Wide World Of Sports – 1986 – Jim McKay Hosts Kentucky Derby Prelude + Running Of Kentucky Oaks

In this video, the host for ABC’s Wide World of Sports is the one of the most elegant and eloquent sportscasters to ever grace a microphone….Jim McKay….as he provides a most enjoyable prelude to the 1986 Kentucky Derby….which was the 112th running of the famous race taking place on May 3, 1986 at Churchill Downs, Kentucky…..plus…

MLB – 1960s – Baseballs Greatest Hits – Old Stadiums To New + The Stars Of The Sixties

This video is absolutely “pure gold” to any baseball fan who grew up in the decade of the 1960’s…..for it was MAGIC….MIRACLES….MANTLE….and MAYS….and of course there was Brooks Robinson, Frank Robinson, Ernie Banks, Bob Gibson, Harmon Killebrew, Willie McCovey, Yogi Berra, Hank Aaron….and so much more….and this video is a time capsule of those heroes…..which brings back…

Horse Racing – 1984 – Bob Costas + Pete Axthelm Provide Prelude To The Breeders Cup Classic Race

Wild Again (foaled May 22, 1980 in Kentucky – December 5, 2008) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse by Icecapade out of Bushel-N-Peck (by Khaled)….who was broken by Tommy Akin….but for the majority of his career was trained by Vincent Timphony.  Bred by W Paul Little and owned by Black Chip Stables….he is most famous for winning the inaugural Breeders’ Cup Classic in 1984 over Slew o’ Gold and Gate…

Boxing – 1986 – Jim Lampley + Alex Wallau – In Studio Review Heavywt Title Fight – Tyson Vs Berbick

Trevor Berbick vs. Mike Tyson, billed as “Judgment Day“, was a professional boxing match contested on November 22, 1986 for the WBC Heavyweight Championship. In 1986, the three major boxing organizations….the World Boxing Council (WBC), the World Boxing Association (WBA) and the International Boxing Federation (IBF)….teamed with HBO to create a heavyweight championship tournament in an effort to crown the first…

Boxing – 1989 – HBO Larry Merchant Showcases Carl Williams On The Road To Fighting Mike Tyson

Carl Williams (November 11, 1959 – April 7, 2013), nicknamed “The Truth”, was an American boxer from Belle Glade, Florida who was the USBA United States Heavyweight Boxing champion….and who fought in several noteworthy boxing matches in the 1980’s and 1990’s. Williams’ first title shot was against Larry Holmes…..which was a fight he lost in a controversial decision. His next fight was a…

Boxing – 1989 – WBA World Heavyweight Title Fight – Carl Williams Vs Mike Tyson – Fight Only

Mike Tyson vs. Carl Williams was a professional boxing match contested on July 21, 1989, for WBA, WBC, IBF and Lineal Heavyweight championships. After Tyson’s dominating victory over Frank Bruno five months prior….negotiations for a potential bout with Carl Williams began, and on June 15, 1989, the fight was made official.  The fight would only last 93 seconds….while becoming Tyson’s second quickest title fight after his 91-second victory over Michael…

Music – 1988 – Andy Williams – Star Spangled Banner – Sung At Heavywt Title Fight Of Tubbs Vs Tyson

Andy Williams (December 3, 1927 – September 25, 2012) was an American singer….who recorded 43 albums in his career….of which 15 have been gold-certified….and three platinum-certified.  He was also nominated for six Grammy Awards…and hosted The Andy Williams Show, a television variety show, from 1962 to 1971….along with numerous TV specials…..while The Andy Williams Show won three Emmy awards.  The Moon River…

Boxing – 1987 – Highlights – Middlewt Bout – Michael Nunn Vs Charles Campbell – With Ryan + Clancy

Michael Nunn (born April 14, 1963) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1984 to 2002….and was a two-weight world champion….after having held the IBF middleweight title from 1988 to 1991….and the WBA super middleweight title from 1992 to 1994. During both those reigns, he also held the lineal championship. Nunn turned professional in 1984….and after winning his first 30 fights….he fought…

Boxing – 1987 – Jim Lampley + Alex Wallau In Studio Review Mike Tyson Vs Pinklon Thomas Title Fight

Mike Tyson vs. Pinklon Thomas, billed as “Hard Road to Glory“….was a professional boxing match contested on May 30, 1987, for the WBA and WBC heavyweight championships. Tyson was the aggressor for nearly the entire fight….while constantly getting the better of Thomas with his power punches. Tyson was nearly able to get the victory in the first round….as with about…