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MLB – Special Preview – 1981 NL West Division Series – Houston Astros VS Los Angeles Dodgers


This HBO special takes a look at the 1981 MLB pennant race…..as seen through the eyes and minds of such outstanding baseball minds as former Baltimore Orioles Manager Earl Weaver….along with Hall of Fame Orioles OF Frank Robinson….with additional insight from former Cardinals catcher and longtime TV broadcaster Tim McCarver….teamed with well renowned sports braodcaster Len Berman.

The program takes place in the HBO studios with a panel discussion and preview of the upcoming National League West Division Series between the Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers….as these HBO baseball experts provide some interesting insights and opinions…..along with some awesome highlights of the two teams and likely pitching match-ups.

This 5-game NL West Division Series would end up going 5 games and the Dodgers finally winning 3 games to 2….in a series that featured some outstanding pitching maich-ups including Fernando Valenzuela vs Nolan Ryan in game 1…..Jerry Reuss vs knuckleballer Joe Niekro in game 2…..followed by Burt Hooten vs Bob Knepper in game 3….then Fernando Valenzuela vs Vern Ruhle in Game 4…..and ending a great series with Jerry Reuss vs Nolan Ryan in the deciding game.5.

This video provides a tremendous set-up for what turned out to be a very exciting 5 game series….which makes this video a good watch,

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