Golf + MLB – 1970 – Highlights – Tony Jacklin Wins US Open + Retirement Beloved MLB Ump Emmett Ashford

Emmett Ashford (November 23, 1914 – March 1, 1980), nicknamed Ash, was the first African American umpire in Major League Baseball….while working in the American League from 1966 to 1970.  By the early 1960’s, many West Coast sportswriters began to suggest that Ashford be promoted to the major leagues….so, in September 1965, Ashford’s contract was sold to the American League…..and Emmett made his debut at D.C. Stadium on April 11,…

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 – 1969 – World Series Memory – Mets OF Ron Swaboda Catch In Right Field Against The Orioles

Ron Swoboda is an American former professional baseball player….who played as an outfielder in Major League Baseball (MLB), most notably as a member of the 1969 “Miracle Mets”. Swoboda did not appear in the Mets’ 1969 National League Championship Series three-game sweep of the Atlanta Braves to reach the World Series. The Mets were heavy underdogs heading into the 1969 World Series against the Baltimore Orioles…..when in Game 4, Swoboda….who was not known…

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 – April 1983 – This Week In Baseball – St Louis Cardinals Pitch 3 Shutouts In 1st Week Of Season

The St. Louis Cardinals 1983 season was the team’s 102nd season in St. Louis, Missouri….and the 92nd season in the National League. The Cardinals went 79-83 during the season and finished 4th in the National League East….which was eleven games behind the NL Champion Philadelphia Phillies. They were the first team in the Divisional play era to have a losing season one year…

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 – 1983 – This Week In Baseball Salutes ChiSox P Jerry Koosman On 200th MLB Win At Age 40

Jerry Koosman is an American former professional baseball pitcher….who played in Major League Baseball for the New York Mets, Minnesota Twins, Chicago White Sox, and Philadelphia Phillies between 1967 and 1985….and is best known for being a member of the Miracle Mets team that won the 1969 World Series.  Mel Allen of This Week In Baseball salutes 40 year old Chicago White Sox pitcher Jerry Koosman on his 200th MLB victory in this video…

MLB – Aug 1983 – This Week In Baseball – Highlights Yanks Pitchers Ron Guidry + Shane Rawley Shine

Ron Guidry was nicknamed “Louisiana Lightning” and “Gator”….and is a former MLB left-handed pitcher….who played his entire 14-year career for the New York Yankees….in a career that began in 1975….wherein he was a member of Yankees World Series Championship teams in 1977 and 1978. Guidry won the AL Cy Young Award in 1978….after winning 25 games while losing only 3…..who also won five Gold…