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. 

MLB – 1982 – This Week In Baseball – Willie Mays Day In SF As Giants Retire # 24 – With Mel Allen

Growing up as a boy playing Pony League and High School baseball in Midland, Texas during the 1960’s….there were the M & M Boys of the San Francisco Giants….consisting of Willie McCovey and Willie Mays….and the M & M Boys of the New York Yankees….consisting of Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle….and they were the two most feared…

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Pool – 1980 – Trick Shot Extravaganza – With Empire State Champion Ernie Costa And Howard Cosell

The game of table pool is played in local bars and at pool tournaments all over the USA each and every day…..which provides the venues to develop and design the best and most amazing trick pool shots ever conceived in the minds of great pool players.  During the 1970’s and 1980’s….ABCs Wide World of Sports would…

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TV Ads – 1980 – Chevy Trucks + Wendys Burgers + NBC Promo For Chips + Owens Corning Fiberglass

We are extremely proud of our vintage TV ADS video library here at ImaSportsphile…..for it is our opinion that television commercials…..especially vintage tv ads…..provide a window into the soul of our beloved USA at the time these commercials were aired…..as a great deal can be gleamed about a country and its people from a 30…

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Comedy – 1981 – Red Skelton – On How To Disperse And Change Stage Props

A common trait of many great masters of comedy is their ability to capture a laugh out of any seemingly spontaneous act….as evidence by Red Skelton in this video herewith….when he needed his stage cleared of his previous skit’s stage props…..which happened to be a plate of donuts sitting on a table….for this comedic master…

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Music – 1983 – American String Quarter – Bartok Concerto For Orchestra – Played On Steve Martin Show

The Concerto for Orchestra is a five-movement orchestral work composed by Béla Bartók in 1943….which is one of his best-known, most popular and most accessible works…..as we at ImaSportsphile are quite sure that Bartok never expected his music composition to ever be feature on a Steve Martin made for TV comedy show…..especially with the comedian accompanying the classical piece with…

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NFL – 1985 – NFL Films – Block That Kick – With Steve Sabol + Harry Kalas

Blocking a kick in the NFL is often times a turning point in a game….whether it be while blocking an extra point….or blocking a punt….as blocking an extra point obviously saves a point on the scoreboard….and cuz if a team is punting….it means they are typically at least 50 yards away from scoring….and in return,…

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