MLB – 1980 – NYY George Steinbrenner & LAD Peter O’Malley On The Shortage Of Black Mgrs + GMs In MLB

Man, to have a video dominated by NY Yankees owner George Steinbrenner and LA Dodgers owner Peter O’Malley…..that is nothing but “Pure Gold”……I mean, the owners of the two biggest baseball franchises in the world….the same two guys that were 1st to sell cable television rights to their beloved Yankees and Dodgers….and having these two powerful…

MLB – 1947 – Interviews With Red Barber + Joe Black + Al Gionfriddo About Dodgers Jackie Robinson

In 1997, MLB retired Jackie Roosevelt Robinson’s uniform number 42 across all major league teams….which made him the first professional athlete in any sport to be so honored….plus, MLB also adopted a new annual tradition of “Jackie Robinson Day”….when for the first time on April 15, 2004 that every player on every team wears No. 42…..which is still recognized…

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 – 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…

MLB – 1988 – World Series Dodgers vs Athletics Game 4 PreGame Show – With Bob Costas + Vin Scully

Without injured sluggers Kirk Gibson (25 HR) and Mike Marshall (20)….the Dodgers started the game with what was statistically one of the weakest hitting World Series teams since the Dead-ball era.  During the regular season the Game 4 starting line up of Steve Sax (2B), Franklin Stubbs (1B), Mickey Hatcher (LF), Mike Davis (RF), John Shelby (CF), Danny Heep (DH), Jeff Hamilton (3B), Mike Scoscia (C) and Alfredo Griffin (SS) combined for a total of just 36 home…

MLB – 1988 – World Series Dodgers Vs A s Gme 5 PreGame Show Thru 1st Inning With Scully + Garagiola

Orel Hershiser capped one of the greatest seasons ever by a starting pitcher….and one of the most improbable World Series wins in history by pitching a complete game….while allowing only four hits, two runs and striking out nine. In addition to Hershiser’s performance, the Dodgers won because Mickey Hatcher stepped in for the hobbled Kirk Gibson in left field and provided spark, enthusiasm and…

MLB – 1985 – Baseballs Greatest Hits – Highlights NLCS Game 6 Dodgers Vs Cards – With George Grande

The St. Louis Cardinals won their second National League title in four years by beating the Dodgers 7–5, in what many consider to be one of the most exciting playoff games ever played. The Dodgers returned to Los Angeles trailing three games to two….but comfortable knowing the last two games would be played in Chavez Ravine…..and…

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…