TV Ads – 1986 – US Marine Corps + Actor Mark Harmon For Coors Beer

The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the United States Armed Forces ….which are responsible for conducting expeditionary and amphibious operations with the United States Navy predominantly….as well as the Army and Air Force.  The history of the Marine Corps began when two battalions of Continental Marines were formed on 10 November 1775 in Philadelphia…..as a service branch of infantry troops capable of fighting both at sea and on shore….who in…

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Olympics – 1984 – L A Games – Track & Field – Mens Triple Jump Prelims – USA Willie Banks Final Jump

Willie Bank was a track & field athlete who competed in the triple jump…..when on June 16, 1985 he set a world record of 17.97 m (58 feet 11.5 inches) at the US National Championships in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA…..while he had finished second in the NCAA Championships in 1977 and 1978…..then he broke the American triple jump record in 1981…..and qualified for the…

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MLB – April 1983 – This Week In Baseball – St Louis Cardinals Pitch 3 Shutouts In 1st Week Of Season

The St. Louis Cardinals 1983 season was the team’s 102nd season in St. Louis, Missouri….and the 92nd season in the National League. The Cardinals went 79-83 during the season and finished 4th in the National League East….which was eleven games behind the NL Champion Philadelphia Phillies. They were the first team in the Divisional play era to have a losing season one year…

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Comedy – 1981 – Red Skelton Live – Stand Up Routine – On Things That Always Seem To Happen

The truly great comedians can all find humor and a good laugh from the simplest of things in every day life….for the great ones don’t need a big punch line to a funny joke….or the expression of a human frailty to get a good laugh….cuz truly funny people like America’s Clown Prince can simply state that they…

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MLB – 1910 To 1950 – The Story Of Black Baseball + The Negro League – With Host Audrey Kates

We at ImaSportsphile are just “tickled pink” to have these excerpts from the 1980 made for TV special The Boys In The Field….cuz it provides the very best footage of highlights from action in The Negro Professional Baseball Leagues from 1910 to 1950….for these video clips are nothing less than “pure gold” in our treasure chest of vintage memories…

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Olympics – 1984 – L A Games – Cycling Mens Sprint Finals – 1 Of Best Of 3 – USA Gorski Vs USA Vails

USA Olympic cyclists in the men’s 1000m sprint competition were two riders from very different places that found themselves competing for the gold medal in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics…..as Mark Gorski was fundamentalist in the sport…..who trained hard on the road and in the weight room….while Nelson Vails was called “The Cheetah”…..who prowled the streets…

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MLB – 1983 – This Week In Baseball Salutes ChiSox P Jerry Koosman On 200th MLB Win At Age 40

Jerry Koosman is an American former professional baseball pitcher….who played in Major League Baseball for the New York Mets, Minnesota Twins, Chicago White Sox, and Philadelphia Phillies between 1967 and 1985….and is best known for being a member of the Miracle Mets team that won the 1969 World Series.  Mel Allen of This Week In Baseball salutes 40 year old Chicago White Sox pitcher Jerry Koosman on his 200th MLB victory in this video…

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TV Ads – 1986 – Robert Houseman For Smith Barney Investments + J & J Baby Shampoo + Duracell Battery

Smith Barney & Co. was formed in 1938 through the merger of Charles D. Barney & Co. and Edward B. Smith & Co. Charles D. Barney & Co….which was a New York and Philadelphia based firm founded by Charles D. Barney in 1873…..while becoming a significant player in securities underwriting in 1934 ….when the firm absorbed the professionals from the…

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Olympics – 1984 – L A Games – Equestrian – Team 3 Day Event Show Jump – NZL Mark Todd On Charisma

Sir Mark Todd KNZM CBE is a New Zealand horseman noted for his accomplishments in the discipline of eventing….who was voted rider of the 20th century by the International Federation for Equestrian Sports….after winning gold medals at Los Angeles in 1984 and Seoul in 1988 Olympics….while winning the Badminton Horse Trials four time….plus, the Burghley Horse Trials on five occasions….and as a member of New Zealand’s Eventing team….where he won gold…

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