L E’s Stories – “The Wee Iceman From Cowtown” – Salute To Golf Legend Ben Hogan

Our Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile was born in 1947 in Ft. Worth, Texas….which is better known as “Cowtown”…..as a result of the huge operation of the Ft. Worth Stockyards….and the equally large Swift meat processing plant….which was a place that most cattle from ranches all over Texas would end up at to be processed into…

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,…

Golf – 1987 – US Open – Final Round – Jim McKay In Play Interview Jack Nicklaus On Hows The Course

In 1946, Jim McKay took a position with The Baltimore Evening Sun newspaper as a police reporter….and was promoted to aviation reporter….then in 1947, Jim McKay gave up his job as a reporter for The Evening Sun to join that same organization’s new TV station WMAR-TV….as his was the first voice ever heard on television in Baltimore…..as McKay remained with the station…

Golf – 1987 – US Open Final Round – ABC Jack Whitaker Wraps Up How Scott Simpson Gave His Dad The Best Fathers Day Gift

The 1987 U.S. Open was the 87th U.S. Open….and was held June 18th – 21st at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, California….when Scott Simpson passed and held off 1982 champion Tom Watson on the Lake Course to win his only major title by one stroke….in an event where eleven former champions were in the field….and only four made the 36-hole cut….and was the third U.S. Open at the Lake Course of…

Golf – 1987 – US Open Special Feature – Coverage Of Finding Tommy Nakajima Shot That Stuck In A Tree

Tommy Nakajima is a Japanese professional golfer…..who turned professional in 1975…..and has won 48 events on the Japan Golf Tour….which ranks him third on the most Japan Golf Tour wins list…..plus, he also was the leading money winner four times over a five year period in 1982, 1983, 1985 and 1986….while he was 2nd on the career money list through 2009. Nakajima was featured…

Golf – 1987 – US Open – Al Trautwig + Eventual Winner Scott Simpson Watch Tom Watson Attempt To Tie

ABC’s Al Trautwig and eventual winner of the 1987 US Open Golf Tournament at Olympic Club in San Francisco sit in the interview booth and watch the twosome of Tom Watson and Keith Clearwater play the final hole…..with Watson needing a birdie to tie Simpson for the lead…..as the action is called by Jim McKay…

Golf – 1987 – US Open – Jim McKay Highlights 3rd Round + Interviews Jack Nicklaus After His Round

When ever a video rolls up to be posted that includes two legends of sport….like this one seen herewith…. as Jim McKay interviews Jack Nicklaus at the 1987 US Open Golf Tournament….it always reminds me of just how awesome our treasure chest of vintage memories is here at ImaSportsphile…..for we consider footage like this video…

Golf – 1987 – ABC Sports US Open Special – Jack Whitaker Sums Up U S Open As A Reversal To The Norm

Jack Whitaker entered network sports in 1961 at CBS….where he did play-by-play for the Philadelphia Eagles of the NFL….and hosted the anthology series CBS Sports Spectacular among other duties….as he worked for CBS for more than two decades…..where he is probably best remembered for his coverage of golf and horse racing…..as he covered thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown Events….golf’s four major championships….the very first Super Bowl….championship boxing title fights….the National Professional Soccer League in…

 Golf – 1987 – ABC Sports US Open Special – Al Trautwig Interviews Of Ray Floyd + Greg Norman

Ray Floyd is an American retired golfer…..who has won numerous tournaments on both the PGA Tour and Senior PGA Tour (the Champions Tour)….which includes four majors and three senior majors. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1989. After leaving college, Floyd turned professional in 1961….while quickly establishing himself on the PGA Tour…..with his first victory coming two years later at the…