Olympics – 1984 – L A Games – Preview Cycling 1000m Sprint Final – USAs Mark Gorski Vs Nelson Vails

Longtime sportscaster Bill Flemming and speed skating legend Eric Heiden provide an indepth assessment and preview of the men’s cycling 1000m sprint finals between USA Mark Gorski and USA Nelson Vails prior to their heads-up race for the gold medal at the Los Angeles Olympics. Mark Gorski was a member of the 1980, 1984 and…

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Comedy – 1981 – Red Skelton Mime – The Guy Who Makes The Salads At The Greek Restaurant

Red Skelton was and still is America’s Clown Prince….who mastered stand up comedy, mime comedy, clown comedy and comedy skits. In this video herewith, he provides evidence of his mastery of mime comedy…..as he portrays the guy who makes the salads at a Greek restaurant…..which is an wonderful example of his mastery of mime.

MLB – 1987 – ALCS – Minnesota Twins Vs Detroit Tigers – Game 4 – PreGame Show With Marv Albert

There are a handful of sportscaster that were on air in 1987…..and are on air in 2019….to include Al Michaels, Bob Ley, Rich Eisen and Marv Albert….who is featured in the pregame show for the 1987 MLB ALCS between the Tigers vs Twins.  Back in the day of the 1980’s…. Albert was predominately was teamed…

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Olympics – 1984 – L A Games – Equestrian – Team Event Show Jump – GBR Virginia Holgate On Priceless

Eventing….which is also known as three day eventing or horse trials is an equestrian event where a single horse and rider combine….and compete against other combinations of horse and rider…..across the three disciplines of dressage….cross-country….and show jumping.   This event has its roots in a comprehensive cavalry test that required mastery of several types of riding.  Virginia Holgate is a British equestrian competitor who competed in eventing….while being the 1986 World Champion….and three-time…

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MLB – 1980 – Audrey Kates Interview Commissioner Bowie Kuhn Regarding Drawing More Blacks Into MLB

From 1947, when Jackie Roosevelt Robinson became the 1st black to break the color barrier in MLB…..to the start of the decade of the 1980’s…..the sport of baseball was able to draw some of the best black athletes in the USA into baseball…..as during this period, the MLB game rivaled the NFL and NBA in…

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MLB – 1987 – NLCS – Marv Albert Interview With Gme 4 Hero Tigers Pat Sheridan After Game Winning HR

Pat Sheridan is a former professional baseball player who played in the Major Leagues primarily as an outfielder from 1981, 1983 to 1989, and 1991…..who was a left-handed hitter that was often used in a “platoon” situation with right-handed-hitting Darryl Motley….as a member of the Kansas City Royals’ 1985 World Series champion team that defeated the St. Louis Cardinals in seven games.…

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MLB – 1982 – This Week In Baseball – Mets Mike Bailey Ties Alvin Dark Rookie Record For Straight Game With A Hit At 23

When an MLB player breaks into the league as a rookie….one of the hardest things to do is to have hitting consistency….mostly due to the fact that they are facing the best pitchers in the world on a nightly basis…..which is why Giants Alvin Dark rookie MLB record of 23 straight games in which he…

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MLB – 1980 – Special – Boys In The Field – Hostess Audrey Kates Interviews Orioles Mgr Frank Robinson

One of the best tv baseball specials ever produced was the 1980 airing of Boys In The Field …. which featured Hostess Audrey Kates…..as she took the viewing public and baseball fans everywhere on a wonderful walk down memory through the history of the Negro Professional Baseball League….to the challenges of being some of the 1st black…

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Comedy – 1981 – Red Skelton Live – A VerbaMime On How To Dunk Donuts

In this wonderful video…..the master of comedic mime, Red Skelton….explains the differences between a mime….a pantomime….and a verbomime….as he performs a verbomime on how to dunk a donut during his 1981 HBO comedy special….which provides another example of just how funny and talented America’s Clown Prince really was.