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…

Music – 1983 -Rapper Mel Allen – Baseball Is The Place To Be And MLB Is The Place For Me

Talk about a video “pearl”….could it get any better than this video…..as legendary sportscaster Mel Allen becomes a music rapper long before rap became the rage of a generation…..albeit Mel did more      “rhyming” than “rapping”…..be it as it may, it is still a rare treasure…..which brings back lots of memories of playing “stickball” in the streets”….and…

MLB – 1981 – Special – Hilites 1st 100 Years Of MLB Put To HOF Terry Cashman Song Talkin Baseball

“Talkin’ Baseball (Willie, Mickey & The Duke)” is a 1981 song written and performed by Terry Cashman….. as the song describes the history of American Major League Baseball (MLB) from the 1950’s to the beginning of the 1980’s. The song was originally released during the 1981 Major League Baseball strike…. and was inspired by the fact that Cashman grew…

MLB – 1910 To 1950 – The Story Of Black Baseball + The Negro League – With Host Audrey Kates

We at ImaSportsphile are just “tickled pink” to have these excerpts from the 1980 made for TV special The Boys In The Field….cuz it provides the very best footage of highlights from action in The Negro Professional Baseball Leagues from 1910 to 1950….for these video clips are nothing less than “pure gold” in our treasure chest of vintage memories…

MLB – 1980 – Boys In The Field – Audrey Kates Addresses The Trend Of Fewer Blacks Involved In MLB

While growing up as a boy in West Texas during the 1950’s and 1960’s…..baseball was definitely KING when it came to popularity of sports…..with football running a fairly close 2nd…..while all other sports were a distant 3rd…..so, this was the period when the most numbers of blacks came into MLB…..especially considering that Jackie Robinson was…

MLB – September 1983 – This Week In Baseball – The Milwaukee Brew Crew Pitching Carries The Club

The 1983 Milwaukee Brewers season was guided by Manager Harvey Kuenn….and led by “Harvey’s Wall Bangers”….which included Robin Yount, Paul Molitor, Cecil Cooper and Gorman Thomas….with a pitching staff that included Hall of Famers Bob Gibson and Don Sutton….along with Moose Haas, Tom Candiotti and Pete Vukovich….in which all were  involved the Brewers finishing 5th in the American League East with a…

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 – 1980 – Audrey Kates Interview Red Sox Jim Rice On What Its Like Being Only Black On MLB Roster

Jim Rice is a former Major League Baseball left fielder and designated hitter….who played his entire 16-year baseball career for the Boston Red Sox….when in the late 1970’s….he was part of one of the sport’s great outfields along with Fred Lynn and Dwight Evans….who was his teammate for his entire career….as Rice continued the tradition of his predecessors Ted Williams and Carl Yastrzemski….as a power-hitting left…

MLB – Sept 1983 – This Week In Baseball – ChiSox Puts A Strangle Hold On Division – With Mel Allen

This video showcases the Toronto Blue Jays winning their 9th extra innings game in a row….while leading their Division in mid-September…..which shifts highlights of the Chicago White Sox dominating their division on the arm of P Waite Hoyt….and the Mel Allen shifts to the Oakland A’s “golden thief” Rickey Henderson….who had 14 steals in a six game…