Auto Racing – 1979 – Special Film – Countdown To The Indy 500 – Rick Mears Wins His 1st Indy 500

This is an awesome video account and highlights of the 1979 Indy 500…..which speaks vividly to how much technology of filming the classic race has come in the past 41 years…..while providing a wonderful view of how far racing technology has come too….evidenced by the skills and timing of the pit crews back in the…

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Boxing – 1981 – 15 Rnd World Middleweight Title Fight – Caveman Lee Vs Marvin Hagler

Once Marvin Hagler took the middleweight crown….he proved to be a busy world champion…..defeating future world champion Fulgencio Obelmejias of Venezuela by a knockout in eight rounds….then came former world champ Vito Antuofermo in a rematch by TKO in four rounds….as both matches were fought at the Boston Garden near Hagler’s hometown….which endeared him to Boston fight fans. Syrian born Mustafa Hamsho….who…

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Boxing – 1986 – HBOs Tompkins + Leonard + Merchant Provide Judges Review Of 1st Spinks Vs Holmes

This video simply “puts a burr in our ass” here at ImaSportsphile…..because it highlights one of the great “shams” of boxing history…..as the unanimous decision in favor of Spinks….could just as easily and more correctly gone the other way…..had Holmes not been fighting to tie the immortal Rocky Marciano.  Yeah, Spinks probably out-boxed the champ by…

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Boxing – 1986 – Special – Entrance To The Ring + Introduction Of Jr Welterwt Bout – McGirt Vs Warren

James Walter “Buddy” McGirt (born January 17, 1964) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1982 to 1997, and has since worked as a boxing trainer. He was a world champion in two weight classes….after having held the IBF junior welterweight title in 1988….and the WBC and lineal welterweight titles from 1991 to 1993.  As a trainer he has worked with multiple world champions….including Arturo Gatti, Antonio Tarver, Hasim Rahman, Paulie Malignaggi, and Sergey Kovalev. …

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Figure Skating – 1988 – Worlds Medal Ceremony – Katarina Witt + Elizabeth Manley + Debi Thomas

The World Figure Skating Championships (“Worlds”) is an annual figure skating competition sanctioned by the International Skating Union….where medals are awarded in the categories of men’s singles, ladies’ singles, pair skating, and ice dancing. The event is generally held in March….as the World Championships are considered the most prestigious of the ISU Championships….which also include the European Championships, the Four Continents Championships and the World Junior Championships.…

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MLB – 1964 – Highlights – World Series Game 2 – New York Yankees Vs St Louis Cardinals

New York Yankees rookie pitcher, Mel Stottlemyre….who was called up from the minors in August….dominated the Cardinals ….whose bullpen wilted in the late innings…..after the Cardinals struck first in the third inning on Curt Flood’s groundout with runners on second and third….but the Yankees tied the game in the fourth on Clete Boyer’s bases-loaded sacrifice fly off…

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Horse Racing – 1987 – Al Michaels + Dave Johnson Review A Rough Derby & Peview The Preakness Field

ABC’s Al Michaels and Dave Johnson, the broadcast crew calling the 1987 Preakness Stakes….provide a video replay of the 1987 Kentucky Derby….while making their points on how it was the “roughest Derby ever run”…..then they shift their focus to providing a good personal profile and highlights of each horse that was running in this 1987…

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Horse Racing – 1987 – Jim McKay Introduces Kentucky Derby Field From Paddock To The Starting Gate

This video features ABC’s always eloquent and elegant legendary sportscaster, Jim McKay….as he introduces the horses composing the field at the 1987 Kentucky Derby….while the horses promenade from the paddock to the starting gate….passing in front of the main grandstand.  This part of each Kentucky Derby is very special….as the viewers get to see the…

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Boxing – 1985 – Special – The Marines Have Landed On D Day In Las Vegas – Only As Don King Can Do It

The Normandy landings were the landing operations on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II…..which was code named Operation Neptune….but normally known as D-Day….a day in which the largest seaborne invasion in history of the world took place. The operation began the liberation of German-occupied France (and later Europe) from Nazi control….and laid the foundations of the Allied victory…

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