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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Music – 1983 – Gregory Hines + Steve Martin – Ready For Love – Song And Dance

Gregory Hines, dancer extraordinaire, and Steve Martin comedic genius and accomplished musician….show off two of their talents in this wonderful song and dance routine to the orchestral music of Ready For Love….and any way you cut the pie….we are tickled pink here at ImaSportsphile to have this piece of video treasure in our library.

MLB – Sept 1983 – This Week In Baseball – ChiSox Puts A Strangle Hold On Division – With Mel Allen

This video showcases the Toronto Blue Jays winning their 9th extra innings game in a row….while leading their Division in mid-September…..which shifts highlights of the Chicago White Sox dominating their division on the arm of P Waite Hoyt….and the Mel Allen shifts to the Oakland A’s “golden thief” Rickey Henderson….who had 14 steals in a six game…

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TV Ads – 1983 – Anacin Pain Reliever + Stayfree Feminine Pads + Movie Promo Time Bandit + NBC Promo

Anacin is a pain medication used in the treatment of headache and toothache…. which was originally developed by The Anacin Company….however, since 1930….it is being manufactured by Wyeth, now Pfizer….and is marketed by Insight Pharma, Pfizer-India, and Prestige Brands in some countries Stayfree is a brand of feminine hygiene products….including maxi pads….ultra thin pads …. and female wipes. Energizer brand bought Stayfree from Johnson & Johnson. The purchase was only for the…

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Music – 1980 – Beto Y Los Fairlanes – El Fabulosa – Performed Live At Austin City Limits

Beto y Los Fairlanes is a worldbeat, latin pop, jazz and salsa band from Austin, Texas….which was founded in the late 1970’s by Robert “Beto” Skiles…..as the band came out of the prolific 1970’s Austin music scene.  Early in their career, the band played at legendary Austin music venues such as the Armadillo World Headquarters, Liberty Lunch, and Soap Creek Saloon….who released their first album, Midnight Lunch in 1978.…

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