Baseball – 1984 – S I Sportsman Of The Year Award Show – Candidates From Baseball With Stan Musial

The 1984 Sports Illustrated “Sportsman of the Year Award” show was hosted by NFL / NFL broadcast great Merlin Olsen…..who introduced Stan The Man Musial to cover the candidates for the award from the world of MLB by a highlights review of Musial’s 1957 season…..for which he was selected by Sports Illustrated as the Sportsman of the Year…..as…

MLB – 1985 – World Series Game 3 Cardinals Vs Royals Introduction Of The Players Coaches + Managers

The Royals got back into the series by riding ace Bret Saberhagen to a 6–1 victory against twenty-game winner Joaquín Andújar…..as Saberhagen flashed messages on the television screen to his pregnant wife….who was due to give birth any day…..which she eventually gave birth on October 26 during Game 6. The Royals went up 2–0 in the fourth on Lonnie…

MLB – 1985 – Highlights Of ALCS 7 Game Series – K C Royals Vs Toronto Blue Jays With George Grande

The Kansas City Royals were on a “mission from God” in 1985….although they didn’t know this at the time…..for their beloved manager, Dick Houser, would be dead as a result of a brain tumor a short 18 months after winning the 1985 World Series for the 1st time in Kansas City baseball history….so, winning this championship…

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

One night after becoming a father, Bret Saberhagen tossed a five-hitter….while getting all the offense he needed when Darryl Motley homered to left off John Tudor in the second inning with Steve Balboni on 1st after a walk….then In the third inning, Lonnie Smith led off with a walk….and with one out George Brett hit an accidental infield single….when after a double steal….Cards John Tudor issued…

MLB – 1985 – ALCS Game 4 Blue Jays Vs Royals PreGame With Dick Enberg + Rick Dempsey + Tony Kubek

In Game 4, Toronto prevailed by a score of 3 – 1…..which made this the second game of the series in which the Blue Jays won after trailing going into their final at bat…..thus giving Toronto a 3–1 lead in the best-of-seven series….while putting them one win away from becoming the first team outside the…

MLB – 1985 – ESPN Inside Baseball – Highlights Of ALCS Blue Jays Vs Royals – With David Sullivan

During the decade of the 1980’s, ESPN had two very good baseball specials that ran weekly on the network during baseball season…..with one being Baseball’s Greatest Hits…..which was hosted by George Grande….and the other being Inside Baseball which was typically hosted by David Sullivan….as seen in this video herewith…..and Lou Palmer, who was one of the original…

MLB – 1985 – ALCS Game 7 Royals Vs Blue Jays PreGame Show – Dick Enberg + Rick Dempsey + Tony Kubek

The 1985 American League Championship Series was played between the Kansas City Royals and the Toronto Blue Jays from October 8 to 16….when Major League Baseball decided to extend the Championship Series in both leagues from its best-of-five (1969 – 1984) to the current best-of-seven format starting with this year….and it proved pivotal in the outcome of the ALCS. The Blue Jays seemingly put…

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

The 1985 World Series began on October 19 and ended on October 27….when the American League champions Kansas City Royals played the National League champions St. Louis Cardinals….as with the Royals upsetting the heavily favored Cardinals in seven games. The Series was popularly known as the “Show-Me Series“ or the “I-70 Showdown Series“….as both cities are in the state of Missouri and are connected by Interstate 70.…

MLB – 1980 – HBO Inside Baseball Special – Highlights Of 1980 MLB Season – With Barry Tompkins

The 1980 Major League Baseball season saw the Philadelphia Phillies win their first World Series Championship….as they defeated the Kansas City Royals in 6 games to win their first ever World Series Championship…..while major highlights during the 1980 MLB season were as follows: January 9 – Al Kaline and Duke Snider are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America….as Kaline…