MLB – 1980 – Boys In The Field – Audrey Kates Addresses The Trend Of Fewer Blacks Involved In MLB

While growing up as a boy in West Texas during the 1950’s and 1960’s…..baseball was definitely KING when it came to popularity of sports…..with football running a fairly close 2nd…..while all other sports were a distant 3rd…..so, this was the period when the most numbers of blacks came into MLB…..especially considering that Jackie Robinson was…

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MLB – Sept 1983 – This Week In Baseball – Oakland Rickey Henderson Steals 14 Bases In 6 Games

How’s this line for a 23 year MLB career….BA .279….Hits 3,055….HR 297….RBI 1115…. Stolen Bases 1,406….Runs 2,295…..which is easy to see why Rickey Henderson is one of our all time favorite baseball players of all time…..for Rickey was truly a “5 tool player”….cuz this cat could do it all….he could hit, run, steal , field…

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NCAAF – 1986 – Rose Bowl – Iowa Vs UCLA – PreGame Show With Dick Enberg + Merlin Olsen

College football Hall of Fame Coach Hayden Fry of the University of Iowa….as seen in this video herewith….was on the field at the 1986 Rose Bowl featuring the Iowa Hawkeyes vs. UCLA Bruins….who had a really incredible group of assistant coaches on the field with him….including College Hall of Fame Coaches Bill Snyder (of Kansas…

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TV Ads – 1986 – Dean Witter Investments + CBS Promo For TV Program MARY With Mary Tyler Moore

Dean Witter Reynolds was founded in 1978 as the merger of Dean Witter & Co. and Reynolds Securities…with Dean Witter acquiring Reynolds….which was then the biggest merger in the history of Wall Street….then the company was acquired by Sears in 1981….and was renamed Dean Witter, Discover & Co….when in 1993, Sears spun off the company.  The company served over 3.2 million clients primarily…

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Olympics – 1984 – L A Games – Equestrian Team 3 Day Event Show Jmp – GBR Lucinda Green + Regal Realm

Lucinda Green MBE is a British equestrian and journalist….who competed in eventing….. as she is the 1982 World Champion….and twice European Champion from 1975 to 1977. She also won the World team Gold in 1982….three European team golds in 1977, 1985 and 1987….as well as an Olympic silver medal in the team event in 1984 at the Los Angeles Games while riding Regal Realm.  

Pool – 1980 – Trick Shot Extravaganza – Featuring 1977 World Champ Allen Hopkins With Howard Cosell

Allen Hopkins is an American professional pocket billiards (pool) player….professional billiards color commentator….and BCA Hall of Fame inductee….who promotes multiple annual pool events and still competes as a professional contender. At seven years old….after watching many tournaments on television….Allen began to play pool on a small table his parents bought for him….and as an amateur at the age of 12….Hopkins “ran” a prodigious 110 balls…

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Music – 1979 – ACL – Doug Sahm + Sir Douglas Quintet Who Is The Next In Line + Down On The Border

Doug Sahm was an American musician and singer-songwriter from Texas….who was born in San Antonio, Texas….and was a child prodigy in country music….but became a significant figure in roots rock and other genres.  Sahm is considered one of the most important figures in what is identified as Tex-Mex music….who was proficient on multiple instruments….and the founder and leader of the 1960’s + 1070’s rock and roll band,…

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Music – 1979 – Delbert McClinton – Take It Easy Loving Me + Victim Of Life Circumstances – Live ACL

Delbert McClinton is an American blues rock and electric blues singer-songwriter, guitarist, harmonica player, and pianist.  From his first professional stage appearance in 1957 to his most recent national tour in 2018….he has recorded albums for several major record labels….and singles that have reached the Billboard Hot 100….Mainstream Rock Tracks….and Hot Country Songs charts His highest-charting single was “Tell Me About It”….which was a 1992…

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MLB – September 1983 – This Week In Baseball – The Milwaukee Brew Crew Pitching Carries The Club

The 1983 Milwaukee Brewers season was guided by Manager Harvey Kuenn….and led by “Harvey’s Wall Bangers”….which included Robin Yount, Paul Molitor, Cecil Cooper and Gorman Thomas….with a pitching staff that included Hall of Famers Bob Gibson and Don Sutton….along with Moose Haas, Tom Candiotti and Pete Vukovich….in which all were  involved the Brewers finishing 5th in the American League East with a…

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