MLB – 1984 – Unofficial Baseball Handbook Special – Ball Players Today Will Sell Dang Near Anything

DOG ASIDE: After posting several Unofficial Baseball Handbook videos….I finally have learned the first names of the two guys that hosted the original….Jeff and Sean….but I still don’t know their last names…. however, I still love their work….and especially their sense of humor in looking at the game of baseball.  In this video they delve into how…

MLB – 1975 – Special – Highlights Of Nolan Ryan Tying Sandy Koufax All Time MLB 4th No Hitter Record

DOG ASIDE: Sandy Koufax (born December 30, 1935) is a former American Major League Baseball (MLB) left-handed pitcher….who pitched 12 seasons for the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers from 1955 to 1966…..when at age 36 in 1972….became the youngest player ever elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame….and has been hailed as one of the greatest pitchers in baseball history.   Sandy Koufax’s career peaked with a…

Distance Running – 1985 – Special – Man In Motion World Tour – Featuring Rick Hansen

DOG ASIDE: Richard Marvin “Rick” Hansen (born August 26, 1957) is a Canadian athlete of the Paralympic Games, activist, and philanthropist for people with disabilities…..who following a pickup truck accident at the age of 15….when Hansen sustained a spinal cord injury and became a paraplegic….became famous for his Man in Motion World Tour. He was inducted…

MLB – 1969 – Special Feature The Amazing Mets Unsung Hero SS Al Weis – As Told By Mel Allen

DOG ASIDE: Albert John Weis (born April 2, 1938) is a former Major League Baseball player….who was a light-hitting infielder with only seven career home runs….and funny enough, he is best remembered for a dramatic home run hit in game five of the 1969 World Series….who was a switch hitter until the end of the 1968 season….after which he batted exclusively right-handed.  Although Mets manager Gil Hodges acquired Weis primarily…

Boxing – 1988 – Al Michaels PostFight Interview Of Evander Holyfield After Defeating Carlos De Leon

DOG ASIDE: ABC’S Al Michaels’ post fight interview of light heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield and his trainer Lou Duva after The Real Deal had just destroyed cruiserweight champion Carlos de Leon…..to become the undisputed light heavyweight/cruiserweight champion…..for this was when Holyfield’s body was just beginning to mature….which meant he was putting on weight…..and would typically have to…

MLB – 1986 – Keith Jackson + Tim McCarver On Astros P Mike Scott On 3 Days Rest For NLCS Vs Mets

DOG ASIDE: Our Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile, saw the entire 6 game 1986 National League Championship Series (3 at The Astrodome in Houston and 3 at Shea Stadium in New York) between the New York Mets verses the Houston Astros….which he calls the greatest 6 game NLCS in history….and an NLCS that could have…

Cycling – 1987 – NBCs Bill Macatee Showcases Tour De France In Review – Featuring IRE Stephen Roche

DOG ASIDE: This video excerpt is from an NBC production that provided a highlights review of the year in sports in 1987…..which was hosted by Bill Macatee….as this was his segment on cycling in 1987…..which featured the outstanding season had by Ireland’s Stephen Roche Stephen Roche (born 28 November 1959) is an Irish former professional road racing cyclist….who in…

Figure Skating – 1977 – Jim McKay Showcases USA Gymnasts + Figure Skaters On China Exhibition Trips

DOG ASIDE: I have written on many occasions while posting videos with ABC sports commentator Jim McKay behind the mike….for he is without question this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile’s favorite sportscaster of other sports than football, baseball, boxing and basketball…..for he brought the sports world more different sports from many more different places than any…

Horse Racing – 1986 – Kentucky Derby Interviews Of Snow Chief Trainer Mel Stute + Jockey Alex Soliz

DOG ASIDE: In this video seen herewith, ABC’s Charlsie Cantey interviews Snow Chief’s Trainer Mel Stute….which is followed by Jack Whitaker’s interview with Snow Chief Jockey Alex Solis prior to the 1986 Kentucky Derby.   Melvin Frederick “Mel” Stute (born August 8, 1927) is an American trainer of Thoroughbred racehorses…. who on December 11, 2010 at Hollywood Park Racetrack won the 2000th race of a career….which includes a…