We’ve probably said this before….but the truth is that we who are responsible for posting each post here at ImaSportsphile….have grown very fond of the ESPN program Baseball’s Greatest Hits which was hosted by George Grande….who is one of our all-time favorite sports broadcasters.
Baseball’s Greatest Hits brought our library more vintage video from the 1890’s to the 1960’s than any other source….and we are eternally grateful….for without Baseball’s Greatest Hits we wouldn’t hardly have any video of Babe Ruth, Lou Gerhig, Ty Cobb, Christie Mathewson, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Hank Aaron, Warren Spahn, Dizzy Dean, Jackie Robinson, Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford et al….for we could go on and on.
Each and every piece of video in our library that was produced as part of ESPN’s Baseball’s Greatest Hits are “nuggets of gold” in our treasure chest of vintage baseball videos….as they each have nothing but baseball history packed into each video recording….and the footage is so rare in today’s world….but the memories are so real to any baseball fans who are still alive to remember the days from way back when….which makes this highlights of the 1984 MLB World Series between the Detroit Tigers verses the San Diego Padres….who were managed by Hall of Fame Manager Dick Williams….whom Bone Daddy had spent 3 hours talking baseball with at his sport bar in Austin, TX.
The 1984 World Series began on October 9 and ended on October 14, 1984. The American League champion Detroit Tigers played against the National League champion San Diego Padres, with the Tigers winning the series four games to one. This was the city of Detroit’s first sports championship since the Tigers themselves won the 1968 World Series.
This was the first World Series that Peter Ueberroth presided over as commissioner….as Ueberroth began his tenure as Commissioner of MLB on October 1 by succeeding Bowie Kuhn….as Ueberroth had been elected as Kuhn’s successor prior to the 1984 season….but did not take over until the postseason as he was serving as the chairman of the 1984 Summer Olympics, which ran from July 28 through August 12…. where Bone Daddy set an Olympic fan record by seeing a live event in every sport competed in at the Los Angeles Game….and had the privilege of meeting while in attendance of the Games….but that’s another story to be told.
Any way you cut the pie….each and every Baseball’s Greatest Hits in our vintage baseball library is worth the watch….and this one is no exception. ENJOY!!!