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 – 1947 – Baseball Greatest Hits – Highlights – Bob Feller + Roy Campanella + Larry Doby + Bob Lemon

Truly one of the greatest baseball programs to grace the spectrum of televised sports…. was the ESPN produced and George Grande hosted Baseball’s Greatest Hits series that aired on their network during the decade of the 1980’s.   Baseball’s Greatest Hits has provided ImaSportsphile with some of our most prized baseball footage of “old time” teams, games and players that we…

MLB – April 1983 – This Week In Baseball – Mel Allen On Charlie Fox Taking Over As The Cubs Manager

Charlie Fox was an Major League Baseball manager….general manager….scout….coach…. and briefly a catcher….who as the manager of the National League West Division champion San Francisco Giants in 1971….was named “Manager of the Year” by The Sporting News magazine.  In April 1983….legendary baseball broadcaster Mel Allen showcased Fox taking over the reigns of the Chicago Cubs on his weekly This Week In Baseball program…..as seen…

MLB – 1980 – Special – Boys In The Field – Hostess Audrey Kates Interviews Orioles Mgr Frank Robinson

One of the best tv baseball specials ever produced was the 1980 airing of Boys In The Field …. which featured Hostess Audrey Kates…..as she took the viewing public and baseball fans everywhere on a wonderful walk down memory through the history of the Negro Professional Baseball League….to the challenges of being some of the 1st black…

MLB – 1987 – World Series Game 3 Cards Vs Twins Pregame With Al Michaels + Jim Palmer + Tim McCarver

Traveling down the Mississippi to the open air of Busch Stadium from the confines and the cold of the Metrodome for Game 3 of the 1987 World Series saw a tense pitching duel between Twins starter Les Straker and John Tudor of the Cardinals…..as Les Straker was the first Venezuelan to pitch in the World Series. After five scoreless innings by both teams, the Twins…

MLB – 1987 – ALCS Game 5 Tigers Vs Twins PostGame Show + Interviews With Tom Kelley + Kirby Puckett

In what would turn out to be the last postseason game ever played at Tiger Stadium….the Twins would send future Hall of Famer Bert Blyleven to the mound to face the Tigers’ seasoned vet ace Doyle Alexander. Minnesota drew first blood in the top of the 2nd….when Tom Brunansky doubled home Gary Gaetti and Randy Bush….but was thrown out trying to stretch…

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…