Music – 1979 – ACL – Doug Sahm + Sir Douglas Quintet Who Is The Next In Line + Down On The Border

Doug Sahm was an American musician and singer-songwriter from Texas….who was born in San Antonio, Texas….and was a child prodigy in country music….but became a significant figure in roots rock and other genres.  Sahm is considered one of the most important figures in what is identified as Tex-Mex music….who was proficient on multiple instruments….and the founder and leader of the 1960’s + 1070’s rock and roll band,…

Music – 1979 – Delbert McClinton – Take It Easy Loving Me + Victim Of Life Circumstances – Live ACL

Delbert McClinton is an American blues rock and electric blues singer-songwriter, guitarist, harmonica player, and pianist.  From his first professional stage appearance in 1957 to his most recent national tour in 2018….he has recorded albums for several major record labels….and singles that have reached the Billboard Hot 100….Mainstream Rock Tracks….and Hot Country Songs charts His highest-charting single was “Tell Me About It”….which was a 1992…

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…

Special – 1980 – Sports Afield – The Bald Eagles Of Glacier Park Wyoming

Sports Afield magazine was the “Journal for Gentlemen” ….which promised “To be devoted to hunting, fishing, rifle and trap shooting, the breeding of thorough-bred dogs, cycling, and kindred sports.”  The subscription price was $1.50 per year….with single copies selling for 15 cents. The magazine expounded on the philosophy that “Sports Afield has an ambition above that of simply…

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…

Music – 1983 – Blues Pianist Robert Shaw – Piggly Wiggly + Do The Mess Around + Playing In The Grass

What a wonderful piece of old time blues piano this video presents….as longtime Austin blues musician Robert Shaw performs live on Austin City Limits.  These Robert Shaw originals of Piggly Wiggly ….along with Do The Mess Around…..plus Playing In The Grass are not only classic pieces of blues piano….but are also quite humorous. Robert Shaw was an American blues and boogie-woogie pianist….who was best known for his…

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…

Olympics – 1984 – L A Games – Special – Profile Of Life & Career Of USA Cyclists Mark Gorski

Mark Gorski is a 1984 Olympic Gold medalist in the 1000m match sprint from the United States….who was a member of the 1980, 1984 and 1988 Olympic Teams….who was inducted into the U.S. Cycling Hall of Fame in 1995. He served as a commentator for NBC at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona and has done numerous speaking engagements over…

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…