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DISC 1

1936 World Series Game 2 Postgame Show and Game 3 Broadcast

1937 World Series Game 1

1938 Yankees at Cubs – 10/22/38

1941 All Star Game

1948 World Series Games 1-6

1951 Dodgers vs Giants – Shot Heard Round the World Game

1955 All Star Game

1960 World Series Game 7

1963 All Star Game

1965 Mets at Braves – 9/10/65

1967 Braves at Mets – 7/9/67

1968 World Series Game 1

1969 Cubs at Mets – 9/8/69

1972 All Star Game

1975 All Star Game

1981 NLCS Montreal vs Philly Games 1 and 5

 

DISC 2

1953 Rosebowl – Wisconsin vs USC

1957 Braves vs Dodgers – 5/14 and 7/14

1957 Reds vs Dodgers – 7/28

1959 World Series Game 4 – Whitesox vs Dodgers

1962 World Series Game 7 – Yankees vs Giants

1964 Mets vs Cardinals 10/4/64

1965 Mets at Braves – 7/18/65

1969 Dodgers vs Giants 7/20/69

1970 Cubs vs Pirates 6/28/70

1970 ALCS Games 1 and 2 – Orioles vs Twins

1971 ALCS Game 1 – A’s vs Orioles

1983 Royals vs Yankees – 8/18/83

1986 World Series Game 6 – Mets vs Redsox

1987 Juan Nieves No Hitter 4/15/87

 

 

1913-1938

1913-1938 "Sports Album Film" - Rare early baseball film footage; Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Ty Cobb, 1919 W.S., Historic opening days - Shots of Ruth and Gehrig, brief scenes of action in Baker Bowl, Philadelphia and old League Park, Cleveland, plus scenes of the infamous 1919 World Series make this tape a smorgasbord of rare shots for baseball fans and historians! Some (but not all) of the 1919 W.S. segment was used in Ken Burns' recent TV epic "Baseball", but all other material has not been seen in more than 40 years - added October, 2007

 

1925

(10-10-25) 1925 World Series Game 3 - Pittsburgh Pirates vs Washington Senators - black and white film, 12.5 Mins. - added March, 2011

 

1929

1929 World Series - Philadelphia Athletics vs Chicago Cubs - black and white film, 6.5 Mins. - added March, 2011

 

1934

1934 American League Film "Play Ball" - (Features Great Stars Of The Day Grove, Foxx, Hornsby, Gehrig in instructional pieces.) b/w - 28 mins. - added October, 2007

1934 MLB All-Star game - Carl Hubble struck out 5 in a row including Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig - Original Radio Broadcast - added March, 2011

(09-20-34) New York Yankees vs Detroit Tigers - (ORIGINAL RADIO BROADCAST) - Oldest baseball broadcast in circulation. Hall of Famers playing in this game: Lou Gehrig, Tony Lazzeri, Hank Greenberg, Charlie Gehringer, Mickey Cochrane & Goose Goslin. - added October, 2007

1934 World Series - Detroit vs St. Louis and 1934 Tigers Highlight Film "Those Tigers" - b+w, 30 Mins. - added October, 2007

(10-09-34) 1934 World Series Game 7 - St. Louis Cardinals @ Detroit Tigers - Original Radio Broadcast - added March, 2009

 

1936

(07-30-36) Chicago White Sox vs Philadelphia Athletics - (ORIGINAL RADIO BROADCAST) - Vern Kennedy wins his 10th in a row, pitching the White Sox to a win over the A's. Bob Kennedy connects off Vern Kennedy for his 16th home run of the season. Gordon "Dusty" Rhodes is handed one of his league high 20 losses. Connie Mack is the manager of the A's. - added October, 2007

(08-02-36) Chicago White Sox vs Boston Red Sox - (ORIGINAL RADIO BROADCAST) - Chicago wins the 1st game of a double-header 9-1. Bob "Sugar" Cain is the winning pitcher for the White Sox. - added October, 2007

(10-02-36) Chicago White Sox vs Chicago Cubs - (ORIGINAL RADIO BROADCAST) - Game 2 of the Chicago championship series. - added October, 2007

(10-03-36) 1936 World Series Game 3 - New York Giants @ New York Yankees - Original Radio Broadcast - added March, 2009

 

1937

1937 New York Yankees and World Series highlights and Spring training - (also includes 1953 Lefty Gomez interview) all original film - shows a young Dimaggio with veteran Lou Gehrig in Yankee locker room - B/W and narrated - 41 minutes - added March, 2007

(10-06-37) 1937 World Series Game 1 - New York Giants @ New York Yankees - Original Radio Broadcast - added March, 2009

 

1938

(04-13-38) Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees - (ORIGINAL RADIO BROADCAST - first 4 innings only) - Yankees lose to the Red Sox 8-4 on opening day. Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMiaggio & Jimmie Foxx played in this game. - added October, 2007

(10-06-38) 1938 World Series Game 2 - New York Yankees @ Chicago White Sox - original audio broadcast - added March, 2007

 

1939

(03-15-39) Cincinnati Reds vs New York Yankees - (ORIGINAL RADIO BROADCAST - 2nd, 3rd and 4th innings only) - Lou Gehrig & Joe DiMaggio star for the Yankees. Red Barber reads the game off the telegraph. - added October, 2007

(09-21-39) Washington Senators vs Cleveland Indians - (ORIGINAL RADIO BROADCAST) - Legendary pitcher Walter Johnson does the play by play for the Senators on the last game of the season. - added October, 2007

1939 AMERICAN LEAGUE Film "TOUCHING ALL BASES" - The 1st Hall of Fame introductions, the first night game in Cleveland, the 1939 World Series highlights & the top AL players of 1939 are all included in this recently restored vintage film "Touching All Bases". Includes all 8 AL ballparks & speeches by Judge Landis, Connie Mack, Ty Cobb & Babe Ruth at the official opening of the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. - added October, 2007

 

1940

(07-09-40) 1940 MLB All-Star Game - American League @ National League - @ Sportsman's Park - Original Radio Broadcast - added March, 2009

 

1941

1941 A.L. film "The Ninth Inning" - b+w 30 mins. Nice Ted Williams & Joe DiMaggio footage! - added October, 2007

(07-08-41) 1941 MLB All-Star Game - National League @ American League - @ Briggs Stadium - Original Radio Broadcast - added March, 2009

 

1945

1945 WORLD SERIES HIGHLIGHTS - Chicago Cubs vs Detroit Tigers - Highlights of all 7 world series games - Added October, 2007

 

1946

1946 World Series Highlights - Boston Red Sox vs St. Louis Cardinals - added October, 2007

 

1947

1947 World Series and 1947 All-Star game highlights plus other rare interviews - New York Yankees vs Brooklyn Dodgers - (all-star game had Ted Williams, Joe Dimaggio, etc) all original film and includes highlights from all 7 games of the series - B/W and narrated - 1 hr 3 minutes - added March, 2007

 

1948

1948 World Series Highlights - Milwaukee Braves vs Cleveland Indians - added October, 2007

 

1949

(10-02-49) Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees - (ORIGINAL RADIO BROADCAST) - All the Red Sox would have to do is win one of their final 2 games to clinch the pennant. They would lose both to the Yankees who would go on to defeat Brooklyn in the World Series. Ted Williams would never get this close to a World Series again. Joe Dimaggio stars for the Yankees. - added October, 2007

1949 World Series highlights and other rare interviews - New York Yankees vs Brooklyn Dodgers - all original film and includes highlights from all 5 games of the series - B/W and narrated - 55 minutes - added March, 2007

 

1950

1950 World Series highlights and other rare interviews - New York Yankees vs Philadelphia Phillies - The "Whiz Kids" vs the Bronx Bombers - all original film and includes highlights from all 4 games of the series - B/W and narrated - 51 minutes - added March, 2007

 

1951

1951 World Series highlights and other rare interviews - New York Yankees vs New York Giants - Shows footage from the shot heard round the world which lifted the Giants to the World Series - all original film and includes highlights from all 6 games of the series - B/W and narrated - 1 hr 5 minutes - added March, 2007

 

1952

(10-06-52) 1952 World Series game 6 - New York Yankees vs Brooklyn Dodgers - The Dodgers needed only one more win to bring the first World Series title to Brooklyn after five failead tries, including their last three attempts against the crosstown Yankees, but the Yankees once again foilead those dreams. Brooklyn lead the series three games to two and hoped the wrap up the series at home with Billy Loes on the hill. The rookie righthander had posted a 13-8 record during the regular season with a spiffy 2.69 ERA, fourth best in the league, and he was in top form against the Yankees, matching Yankee veteran Vic Raschi zero for zero into the sixth inning.  Centerfielder Duke Snider finally put the Dodgers on top with a solo homer in the bottom of the sixth, but Yankees catcher Yogi Berra - who lead the team with 30 homers during the regular season - tied it up with a solo shot to lead off the top of the seventh. Raschi gave the Yankees their first lead two outs later with a go-ahead single, and young slugger Mickey Mantle extended the lead to 3-1 in the eighth with the first of his record 18 World Series home runs. Snider hit his second homer of the game in the bottom of the inning to draw the Dodgers back within a run, his fourth longball of the series, but neither team would score again. Yankees ace Allie Reynolds, who had won Game 4 only two days earlier, relieved Raschi and finished off the 3-2 win to send the Series to a seventh game. The Yankees would then go on to win that deciding game the following day, leaving the Dodgers to once again "Wait ‘til next year." - original broadcast, B&W

(10-07-52) 1952 World Series game 7 - New York Yankees vs Brooklyn Dodgers - Billy Martin's mad dash!    Gene Woodling and Mickey Mantle homered, and Billy Martin made a game-saving grab of an infield pop-up gone awry, as the Yankees recovered from a three game to two deficit to win their fourth of five straight World Series, in seven games over the Brooklyn Dodgers. The Dodgers had won two out of three games in Yankee Stadium and needed only one more win at home to win the first World Series title in their franchise history. But the Yankees won a 3-2 squeaker in Game 6 to force a deciding Game 7, which pitted starters Ed Lopat against Joe Black. The game was scoreless for three innings, before each team scored single runs in the fourth and fifth. Mantle's homer in the sixth gave the Yankees the lead for good, and an insurance run in the seventh set the final margin, at 4-2. However, despite the relatively safe lead, the Yankees had to escape a serious jam in the seventh before securing the victory. The Dodgers loaded the bases with one out against reliever Vic Raschi, who had started and won Game 2 and, the day before, Game 6. Bob Kuzava relieved, making his first World Series appearance with the game on the line, and retired Dodgers slugger Duke Snider for the second out. Kuzava then got Jackie Robinson to pop up on the infield, but first baseman Joe Collins - in the game as a defensive replacement for Johnny Mize - appeared to lose it in the sun. But Martin charged in from second base to snatch the ball at his shoetops to end the inning and snuff out the Dodgers' last threat. Kuzava then retired the Dodgers in order in the eighth and ninth innings to secure the championship. - original broadcast. black and white

1952 World Series highlights and other rare interviews - New York Yankees vs Brooklyn Dodgers - all original film and includes highlights from all 7 games of the series - B/W and narrated - 52 minutes - added March, 2007

 

1953

1953 Milwaukee Braves highlight film - added September, 2011

1953 "The Summer of '53" baseball Film - added September, 2011

1953 World Series highlights and other rare interviews - New York Yankees vs Brooklyn Dodgers - all original film and includes highlights from all 6 games of the series - B/W and narrated - 1 hr 8 mins - added March, 2007

 

1954

1954 Milwaukee Braves highlight film - added September, 2011

(09-22-54) Washington Senators @ New York Yankees - 1st triple play in Yankee Stadium history. Mickey Mantle & Yogi Berra star. - Original GOTW reel - b/w and narrated - 27mins - added March, 2007

(09-29-54) 1954 World Series Game 1 - Cleveland Indians @ New York Giants - (ORIGINAL RADIO BROADCAST) - Game 1 was held at the Polo Grounds and the fans in attendance witnessed what is considered by many to be the greatest defensive play in World Series history. With the opener tied 2-2 (in the eighth) and two Cleveland runners on base, Willie Mays made a spinning, over the shoulder catch (of a 460-foot smash from Vic Wertz) in deep centerfield and fired a bullet to the infield that held the runners from tagging up and scoring. Despite a comeback rally later in the game, the Giants held on for the 5-2 win after pinch-hitter Dusty Rhodes (a .341 hitter in part-time duty) hit a three run, tenth inning home run off Bob Lemon. - added October, 2007

(09-30-54) 1954 World Series Game 2 - Cleveland Indians @ New York Giants - (ORIGINAL RADIO BROADCAST) - Dusty Rhodes hits the game tying single in the 5th inning and the game winning home run in the 7th inning. Early Wynn takes the loss for the Indians. - added October, 2007

(10-01-54) 1954 World Series Game 3 - New York Giants @ Cleveland Indians - (ORIGINAL RADIO BROADCAST) - The Giants combined to throw a 4 hitter. Vic Wertz homered for the Indians. - added October, 2007

(10-02-54) 1954 World Series Game 4 - New York Giants @ Cleveland Indians - (ORIGINAL RADIO BROADCAST) - Willie Mays & Monte Irvin lead the Giants to a 4 game sweep over the Indians in the World Series. - added October, 2007

1954 World Series Highlights - New York Giants vs Cleveland Indians - added October, 2007

 

1955

1955 Milwaukee Braves Film "Baseball’s Main St." - color 29 mins. - Picture a little wavy on the bottom - added October, 2007

(10/02/55) 1955 World Series Game 5 - New York Yankees @ Brooklyn Dodgers - Bob Grim vs Roger Craig - Armed Forces film - innings 1-7 B/W includes commercials. Played at Ebbets Field. (Quality 7.5)

1955 World Series Highlights - New York Yankees vs Brooklyn Dodgers - added October, 2007

 

1956

1956 Milwaukee Braves film "Bravesland USA" - color, 29 mins. - voice a little low - added October, 2007

1956 New York Yankees film "Winning With The Yankees" - Beautiful color and quality. Great Mantle footage! - added October, 2007

(10-??-56) 1956 World Series Game 5 - New York Yankees vs Brooklyn Dodgers - Don Larsen throws the only perfect game in World Series history - re-broadcast - Added March, 2009

1956 World Series highlights and other rare interviews - New York Yankees vs Brooklyn Dodgers - all original film and includes highlights from all 7 games of the series plus original NBC broadcast footage of game 2 from the series - B/W and narrated - 1hr 17 mins - added March, 2007

 

1957

1957 Milwaukee Braves "Hail To The Braves" World Champs film - color, 29 mins. - voice low. - added October, 2007

1957 "The Summer of '57" baseball Film - added September, 2011

(07-09-57) 1957 All-Star game highlight film - b+w - added October, 2007

(10-05-57) 1957 World Series Game 3 - New York Yankees @ Milwaukee Braves - Yankees bomb the Braves out of the game with 12-3 pounding lead by Tony Kubek's two home runs, with help from Mickey Mantle's blast. Milwaukee does get it's own round tripper from Henry Aaron, but it's not enough on this day. - Black and white - Added May, 2011

(10-09-57) 1957 World Series Game 6 - Milwaukee Braves @ New York Yankees - Mel Allen & Al Helfer do the NBC play-by-play. Yogi Berra (3rd), Hank Bauer (7th), Hank Aaron (7th) & Frank Torre (5th) each hit a homerun. Partial game which includes 1st 6 innnings - B&W includes preview and World Series Film (Quality 9) - added October, 2007

 

1958

1958 Milwaukee Braves highlight film - added September, 2011

1958 "The Summer of '58" baseball Film - added September, 2011

(05-24-58) Detroit Tigers vs New York Yankees - Yankees travel to Detroit for The Game of the Week! - (1 1/2 INNING ONLY) This is the oldest regular season play-by-play baseball game which exist. Mel Allen & Phil Rizzuto broadcast the game over WPIK channel 11 in New York. Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra & Al Kaline are just some of the players in this game. - added March, 2007

1958 World Series Highlights - Milwaukee Braves vs New York Yankees - added October, 2007

 

1959

1959 Milwaukee Braves highlight film - color… 29 mins. - added October, 2007

(07-25-59) St. Louis Cardinals @ Los Angeles Dodgers - Stan Musial leads his Cardinals to 4-2 win over the Dodgers in 10 innings at the LA Coliseum! - B&W game film narrated by Jack Brickhouse - Added June, 2009

1959 Chicago White Sox World Series highlights - Added October, 2008

 

1960

1960 Milwaukee Braves highlight film - color… 29 mins. - added September, 2011

(10-05-60) 1960 World Series game 1 - New York Yankees @ Pittsburgh Pirates - (ORIGINAL RADIO BROADCAST) - added March, 2007

(10-12-60) 1960 World Series game 6 - New York Yankees @ Pittsburgh Pirates - (ORIGINAL RADIO BROADCAST) - added March, 2007

(10-13-60) 1960 World Series game 7 - New York Yankees @ Pittsburgh Pirates - Bill Mazeroski's Series Winning Home Run!  Bob Turley, the winning pitcher in Game 2, got the nod for the Yankees against the Pirates' Vern Law, the winning pitcher in Games 1 and 4. Turley lasted only one inning. After the first two Pirates made out, Turley walked Bob Skinner, then Rocky Nelson homered to give the Pirates a 2–0 lead. Turley was then pulled after walking Smoky Burgess leading off the second. Don Hoak then drew a base on balls against new pitcher Bill Stafford, and Bill Mazeroski's bunt single loaded the bases. Stafford appeared to get the Yankees out of trouble after inducing Law to hit into a double play, pitcher to catcher to first. But Bill Virdon's single to right scored both Hoak and Mazeroski and increased the Pirates' lead to 4–0. The Yankees got on the scoreboard in the fifth on Bill Skowron's leadoff home run, his second homer of the Series. In the sixth, Bobby Richardson led off with a single and Tony Kubek drew a base on balls. Elroy Face relieved Law and got Roger Maris to pop out to Hoak in foul territory, but Mickey Mantle singled to score Richardson. Yogi Berra followed with a home run that gave the Yankees their first lead, 5–4. The Yankees plated two more runs in the eighth. With two out, Berra walked and Skowron singled. Johnny Blanchard then singled to score Berra, then Clete Boyer doubled to score Skowron. The Pirates opened the bottom of the eighth inning with singles by Gino Cimoli (pinch-hitting for Face), then Virdon (the latter's was on a ground ball to short for what could have been a double play; instead the ball took a bad hop and struck Kubek in the throat). Dick Groat then chased Bobby Shantz (who had entered the game in the third and had pitched five innings, after not pitching more than four during the regular season) with a single to score Cimoli. Jim Coates replaced Shantz and got Skinner out on a sacrifice bunt, which moved the runners up. Nelson followed with a fly ball to right, and when Virdon declined to challenge Maris' throwing arm, Coates was one out away from getting the Yankees out of their most serious trouble of the afternoon. However, a lapse by Coates allowed the Pirates to keep their inning alive. After stopping Roberto Clemente's ground ball, first baseman Skowron turned and prepared to throw to Coates covering first, but Coates, thinking Skowron would make the play himself, wasn't there, having stopped midway to the base. Skowron was forced to hold onto the ball, and Virdon scored to cut the Yankee lead to 7–6. Hal Smith followed with a three-run home run to give the Pirates a 9–7 lead. Ralph Terry relieved Coates and got the last out. Bob Friend, an eighteen-game-winner for the Pirates and their starter in Games 2 and 6, came on in the ninth to try to protect the lead. The Yankees' Bobby Richardson and pinch-hitter Dale Long both greeted Friend with singles, and Pirates manager Danny Murtaugh was forced to bench the veteran pitcher in favor of Harvey Haddix. Although he got Roger Maris to foul out, Haddix gave up a key single to Mickey Mantle that scored Richardson and moved Long to third. Yogi Berra followed, hitting a short grounder to first, with Rocky Nelson easily making the second out. In what, at the moment, stood as a monumental play, Mantle, seeing he had no chance to beat a play at second, scurried back to first and avoided Nelson's tag (which would have been the third out) as Gil McDougald raced home to tie the score, 9–9. Ralph Terry returned to the mound in the bottom of the ninth. The first batter to face him was Mazeroski. With a count of one ball and no strikes, the Pirates' second baseman smashed a historic long drive over the left field wall, ending the contest and crowning the National League as champions. As the Pirates erupted, the Yankees stood across the field in disbelief. The improbable champions were outscored, outhit, and outplayed, but had managed to pull out a victory anyhow. Years later, Mickey Mantle was quoted as saying that losing the 1960 series was the biggest disappointment of his career, the only loss amateur or professional he cried actual tears over. For Bill Mazeroski, it was the highlight. Mazeroski became the first player to hit a game winning home run in the seventh game, to win a World Series. Thirty-three years later, Joe Carter would become the only other player to end the World Series with a home run, doing so for the Toronto Blue Jays in the 1993 World Series, albeit in Game 6. Although most noted for the series-ending homer, Game 7 is also the only game in all of postseason history with no strikeouts recorded by either side. - Black and White, commercials (Quality 9) - Added May, 2011

1960 World Series highlights and other rare interviews - New York Yankees vs Pittsburgh Pirates - all original film and includes highlights from all 7 games of the series - color and narrated - 1hr 13 mins - added March, 2007

 

1961

1961 Milwaukee Braves highlight film - color… 29 mins. - added September, 2011

(04-10-61) Chicago White Sox vs Washington Senators - 18 minute pregame "Lead off Man Show" from before game. Famous show where Vince Lloyd interviewed both JFK and LBJ from their box seats. - Added October, 2008

(07-22-61) San Francisco Giants vs Cincinnati Reds - (TOP OF THE 1ST INNING ONLY) - Giants travel to Cincinnati in The Game of the Week! - This is the only existing game footage of Dizzy Dean & Pee Wee Reese doing play-by-play. Willie Mays & Orlando Cepeda each have RBI singles. - SF batters including Alou, Mays, and Cepeda! - Original film from game - added March, 2007

(09-03-61) Detroit Tigers @ New York Yankees - (ORIGINAL RADIO BROADCAST) - added March, 2007

(10-01-61) Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees - (ORIGINAL RADIO BROADCAST) - Roger Maris hits #61 on the last day of the season -added March, 2007

1961 World Series Games 4 - New York Yankees vs Cincinnati Reds - Yankees take 7-0 win behind Whitey Ford when New York starts to take control of Cincinnati in the fourth inning - 4th thru Bottom 5th, B&W - added June, 2009

1961 World Series Games 5 - New York Yankees vs Cincinnati Reds - Yankees blow open the game in the opening inning with five run first and cruise to Series cling 13-5 win over Cincinnati - Pre Game thru Top 1st, B&W - added June, 2009

1961 World Series highlights and other rare interviews - New York Yankees vs Cincinnati Reds - all original film and includes highlights from all 5 games of the series - color and narrated - 1hr 13 mins - added March, 2007

1961 baseball highlights

 

1962

1962 World Series highlights and other rare interviews - New York Yankees vs San Francisco Giants - all original film and includes highlights from all 7 games of the series - color and narrated - 39 mins - added March, 2007

(10-16-62) 1962 World Series game 7 - New York Yankees vs San Francisco Giants - original radio audio call - added March, 2007

 

1963

1963 World Series highlights and other rare interviews - New York Yankees vs Los Angels Dodgers - Sandy Koufax - all original film and includes highlights from all 4 games of the series - color and narrated - 39 mins - added March, 2007

 

1964

1964 World Series highlights and other rare interviews - New York Yankees vs St. Louis Cardinals - all original film and includes highlights from all 7 games of the series - color and narrated - 42 mins - added March, 2007

 

1965

(07-13-65) 1965 All-Star Game - Minnesota hosted it's first All-Star Game in 1965 and both teams brought along the heavy artillery for this one. Five homers were hit in this game, including a mammoth shot by hometown favorite Harmon Killebrew. Other homers were hit by Willie Mays of the Giants, which lead off the game, Joe Torre of the Braves and Willie Stargell of the Bucs for the NL, while the AL countered with Killebrew and Detroit's Dick McAuliffe. But in the end, it was the NL's better pitching which proved the difference. Juan Marichal of the Giants took MVP honors with his three shutout innings to open the game, Sandy Koufax got the Win, while Cardinal fireballer Bob Gibson closed out the NL's 6-5 win for a Save with impressive strikeouts of Killebrew and the Yankees' Joe Pepitone with the tying run on second base. AL flamethrower Sudden Sam McDowell took the loss. - Black and White, rebroadcast, NBC (Quality 8.5) - Added May, 2011

(10/06/65) - World Series Game 1 - L.A. Dodgers @ Minnesota Twins - Twins get great pitching from the Ace Jim "Mudcat" Grant in 8-2 series opening win over Don Drysdale and the Dodgers - Unfortunately for the Dodgers, Game 1 fell on the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur rendering Koufax ineligible for the opening start due to religious obligations. Don Drysdale was selected in his place and underestimated the inexperienced Twins. Played at Metropolitan Stadium - added August, 2007

(10/07/65) - World Series Game 2 - L.A. Dodgers @ Minnesota Twins - A frustrated Sandy Koufax returned to the mound the next day determined to put his Dodgers back in stride. Jim Kaat drew the Twins start and matched the lefty sensation pitch-for-pitch. - added August, 2007

(10/09/65) - World Series Game 3 - Minnesota Twins @ L.A. Dodgers - Camilo Pascual vs Claude Osteen - Claude Osteen throws a 5 hit no-run gem as the Dodgers get back in the series with a 4-0 win. - added August, 2007

(10/10/65) - World Series Game 4 - Minnesota Twins @ L.A. Dodgers - B/W includes commercials, pregame (3 discs) (Quality 8.5) - Added May, 2011

(10/11/65) - World Series Game 5 - Minnesota Twins @ L.A. Dodgers - Jim Kaat vs Sandy Koufax - Sandy Koufax is awesome (10 K's, only 4H's & 1BB) in Dodger 7-0 win over Twins. LA runs wild as Maury Wills steals a base, and Willie Davis steals three. But Koufax, showing why he is still considered one of the greatest pitchers of all time, is the story as he has amazing stuff! - B/W includes commercials, pregame (3 discs) (Quality 8.5)

(10/13/65) - World Series Game 6 - L.A. Dodgers @ Minnesota Twins - Claude Osteen did not fare quite as well as he had in his last start. In the 4th inning, Battey reached on an error by Dick Tracewski, yet another fielding blunder made by the Dodgers. This was followed by a Bob Allison two run home run. Meanwhile, Jim "Mudcat" Grant for the Twins, was on his game once again. Although Grant pitched very well (1 run, 6 hits, 5 strike outs), he also helped himself, similar to Koufax for L.A. the game before, but this time with a towering three-run home run, after Quilici was intentionally walked to get to Grant. A fairly home run, his second of the series, put the Dodgers on the board and made the score 5-1, which would end up being the final, as Grant pitched a complete game. - added December, 2007

(10/14/65) - World Series Game 7 - L.A. Dodgers @ Minnesota Twins - A series that held many would-be pitching duels featured one final one in Game 7,. Dodger manager Walt Alston was torn between starting Drysdale on normal rest or Koufax with only two days' rest. He decided on the left-handed Koufax, figuring if needed he would bring the right-handed Drysdale on in relief, and then go back to his left-handed relief ace Ron Perranoski. The Twins went with Jim Kaat, also starting on two days' rest. Koufax had trouble throwing his curveball for strikes but escaped a couple of early jams, including one in the 3rd inning when Zoilo Versailles had stolen second base with one out but was ruled out due to interference by the batter Joe Nossek. In the fourth inning, Dodger left fielder Lou Johnson told Koufax that he would get him the only run he would need. Johnson promptly stepped to the plate and hit one off the left field foul pole to give the Dodgers a 1-0 lead. Ron Fairly followed with a double and scored on a Wes Parker single. Knowing Kaat was pitching on two days rest, Minnesota manager Sam Mele had pulled him quickly and brough in reliever Al Worthington. Relievers Worthington, Johnny Klippstein, Jim Merritt, and Jim Perry combined to shut out the Dodgers for the rest of the game. The Twins threatened again in the fifth inning when they had runners on 1st and 2nd with only one out. Versailles then hit a hard ground ball down the third base line that appeared to be going for a double. This may have ended Koufax's day as Don Drysdale was warming up in the bull pen. But Dodger third baseman Jim Gilliam (who ironically was often replaced that season late in games for defensive reasons) made a diving backhanded stop and stepped on third for a force, then Koufax bore down and got the third out of the inning. Koufax then gave up on throwing his curveball and simply blew the hard hitting Twins away with his fastball. He ended up tossing a three hit shutout, striking out ten in one of the greatest World Series game 7 pitching performances ever. - B/W - Added October, 2008

 

1967

(08-19-67) California Angels vs Boston Red Sox - Regular Season clash sees the Angels travel to Fenway to face the Red Sox in the middle of the Impossible Dream! Boston prevails 12-11! The television broadcast ends after Carl Yastrzemski beats out a single in the 5th inning with the Angels leading 6-4 - 4th and 5th Innings only - black and white

(09-30-67) Minnesota Twins @ Boston Redsox - Boston beats Minnesota 6-4 on the next to last day of the season to continue living "The Impossible Dream"! - 2nd to last game of regular season - color - added August, 2007

1967 World Series highlights - Added October, 2008

 

1968

(07-09-68) - 1968 All Star Game - @ Houston, Texas - Just some of the starters Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, Don Drysdale, Rod Carew, Carl Yastrzemski, Harmon Killebrew, Brooks Robinson! - black and white, includes commercials (Quality 8.5)

(10-02-68) - World Series Game 1 - Detroit Tigers vs St. Louis Cardinals - Cardinals take opener 4-0 against Tigers & 31 game winner Denny McClain, but the story is St Louis starter Bob Gibson who racks up a record 17K's!!! - black and white

(10-03-68) - World Series Game 2 - Detroit Tigers vs St. Louis Cardinals - Mickey Lolich ties up the Series for his Tigers in tossing complete game 9k masterpiece in 8-1 win over the Cardinals - black and white

(10-05-68) - World Series Game 3 - Detroit Tigers vs St. Louis Cardinals - Lou Brock (3-4 with 3 SB's) steals the show literally in leading St. Louis to 7-3 win over Tigers - black and white

(10-06-68) - World Series Game 4 - Detroit Tigers vs St. Louis Cardinals - If there were any doubts about Bob Gibson's record setting performance in game one he dispelled them in this game with another gem as he strikes out 10 more Tigers while giving up on five hits and two walks in 10-1 win - black and white

(10-07-68) - World Series Game 5 - Detroit Tigers vs St. Louis Cardinals - With the season on the line, the Tigers trotted out Game 2 stud Mickey Lolich. Lolich's start in this game wasn't too promising, as he surrendered an RBI single to Curt Flood and two-run homer to Orlando Cepeda. But, Lolich would settle into a groove, striking out eight, and the Cardinals would score no more. Norm Cash began the comeback with a sacrifice fly in the fourth, followed by a Jim Northrup RBI single. In the fifth, the Cardinals had a chance to go up by two when Lou Brock doubled with one out. After Flood was retired for the second out, Julian Javier lined a base-hit to right. Northrup came up with the ball and fired home. Surprisingly, instead of sliding, Brock tried to bowl over Detroit catcher Bill Freehan. Freehan held onto the ball, Brock was retired, and the last Card threat was squelched. Cardinals starter Nelson Briles left the game in the seventh with a man on in favor of Joe Hoerner. The Tigers would stage their game-winning rally off Hoerner as Al Kaline plated two runs with a single and Cash drove home the final run with a single. - black and white

(10-09-68) - World Series Game 6 - Detroit Tigers vs St. Louis Cardinals - Needing two wins in the opposing ball park to win the Series, Tigers manager Mayo Smith went with Denny McLain, even though the 31-game winner hadn't been effective in his previous two Series starts. The gamble paid off as McLain gave the Tigers a complete game in a 13-1 rout. The rout began innocently enough in the second on RBI hits by Willie Horton and Bill Freehan. In the third, however, the floodgates opened for the Tigers off three Cardinal pitchers. They batted around in a World Series-record 10-run inning that saw Jim Northrup hit a grand slam and Al Kaline and Norm Cash both collect a pair of RBI-producing hits (including a two-run single for Kaline). Horton had another RBI single in the rally. Kaline added a solo homer in the fifth as icing on the cake. - black and white

(10-10-68) - World Series Game 7 - Detroit Tigers vs St. Louis Cardinals - Detroit's Mickey Lolich on two days rest wins his third game of the Series by out dueling the incomparable Bob Gibson of the Cardinals. Scoreless game was blown open in the 7th by Tigers who went on to 4-1 win. - players in game included Lou Brock, Curt Flood, Roger Maris, Bob Gibson - Includes commercials and post-game, black and white (Quality 8)

 

1969

(04-07-69) New York Yankees @ Washington Senators - (ORIGINAL RADIO BROADCAST) - added October, 2007

(07-12-69) Philadelphia Phillies vs Chicago Cubs - Cubs continue their drive to a pennant that would never be as their Ace Ferguson Jenkins out duels the Phillies Ace Rick Wise in 7-4 Chicago win. Includes HOF Ernie Banks and Billy Williams - black and white

(10-11-69) - World Series Game 1 - New York Mets @ Baltimore Orioles - With this win, the Orioles looked to be proving all the prognosticators right, as it was a dominant performance. Don Buford led off the game for the Orioles by homering off Tom Seaver. The O's then added three more runs in the fourth when, with two outs, Elrod Hendricks singled and Davey Johnson walked. Mark Belanger then singled in a run, followed by an RBI single by pitcher Mike Cuellar. Buford would cap the inning off by doubling in Belanger. The awesome Baltimore Orioles, winners of 109 in the season, do nothing to dispel that label with convince 4-1 win over the Mets behind Mike Cuellar’s complete game six hit - black and white

(10-12-69) - World Series Game 2 - New York Mets @ Baltimore Orioles - Jerry Koosman vs Dave McNally - Mets pitcher Jerry Koosman pitched 6 1/3 innings of no-hit ball, trying to match Don Larsen's World Series no-hit feat. Donn Clendenon provided him a slim lead with a home run in the fourth. However, Koosman would lose both the no-hitter and the lead in the seventh as Paul Blair singled, stole second, and scored on a single by Brooks Robinson. But, that would be it for the Mets' offense. The Mets pushed across a run in the top of the ninth on back-to-back-to-back singles by Ed Charles, Jerry Grote, and Al Weis, scoring Charles. Koosman had trouble finishing the game, as he issued two-out walks in the bottom of the ninth to Frank Robinson and Boog Powell. Ron Taylor came on to retire Brooks Robinson for the final out and earn the save. - black and white

(10-14-69) - World Series Game 3 - Baltimore Orioles @ New York Mets - Jim Palmer vs Gary Gentry - Tommie Agee Show" Agee led off the game for the Mets with a home run off of Jim Palmer, then saved at least five runs with his defense. With two out in the fourth and Oriole runners on first and third, Agee raced to the 396-foot sign in left-center and made a backhanded running catch of a drive hit by Elrod Hendricks. In the seventh, the Orioles had loaded the bases with two out, but Agee made a headfirst diving grab of a line drive hit by Paul Blair in right-center. Ed Kranepool added a home run and Jerry Grote an RBI double for the Mets, while Gary Gentry pitched six shutout innings and helped his own cause with a 2nd-inning two-run double. Nolan Ryan, making what would be the only World Series appearance in a stellar 27-year career, pitched the final three innings and earned a save. Nolan Ryan’s only Series appearance. - added March, 2009

(10-15-69) - World Series Game 4 - Baltimore Orioles @ New York Mets - Mike Cuellar vs Tom Seaver - Tom Seaver is awesome Seaver atoned for his Game 1 ineffectiveness by shutting the Orioles out through eight innings. Once again, Donn Clendenon provided the lead with a solo homer in the second. In the top of the ninth, Seaver ran into trouble. Frank Robinson and Boog Powell hit back-to-back one-out singles to put runners on first and third. Brooks Robinson then hit a sinking line drive towards right that Mets rightfielder Ron Swoboda dove for and caught just inches off the ground. Frank Robinson tagged and scored, but Swoboda's heroics kept the Orioles from possibly taking the lead. In the bottom of the tenth, Jerry Grote led off by blooping a double to left. Al Weis was intentionally walked, and Mets manager Gil Hodges sent J. C. Martin up to hit for Seaver. Martin laid down a sacrifice bunt, but Orioles reliever Pete Richert hit Martin with his attempted throw to first. Rod Gaspar, running for Grote, came around to score the winning run. Orioles manager Earl Weaver protested the call, but it was ruled that Martin did not intentionally interfere with the throw. Replays showed Martin was inside the first-base line, which hindered Richert from making a good throw. - starting from the bottom fo the 3rd inning, their is some techinal diffuctullys. It skips completely through the 5th inning. - added October, 2007

(10-16-69) - World Series Game 5 - Baltimore Orioles @ New York Mets - Dave McNally vs Jerry Koosman - The Amazing Mets dthe inning as well, and the Orioles looked to be cruising with a 3-0 lead. But, in the sixth, McNally hit Cleon Jones on the foot with a pitch. McNally and the Orioles claimed the ball hit the dirt and not Jones, but Mets manager Gil Hodges showed the ball (which had skipped into the dugout) to homeplate umpire Lou DiMuro and it had a spot of shoe polish. McNally then gave up Series MVP Donn Clendenon's third homer of the series (a record for a five-game World Series that still stands) to cut the lead to 3-2. Earlier, in the fifth, Mets' starter Jerry Koosman appeared to have hit Frank Robinson with a pitch, but DiMuro ruled that the pitch hit his bat before hitting him. Replays showed, however, that Robinson was indeed hit first. In the seventh, the unheralded and light-hitting Al Weis tied the score with a solo homer. Weis would lead all batters in this series with a .455 average. The Mets' winning runs scored in the eighth as Game 4 defensive hero Ron Swoboda doubled in Jones with the go-ahead run. Swoboda then scored when Jerry Grote's grounder was mishandled by first baseman Boog Powell and then dropped by the pitcher. Jerry Koosman would get the win, his second of the series. - COMPLETE with post game locker room celebration & interviews - Added October, 2008

 

1970

(1970) 1970 MLB All-star Game - radio broadcast on 4 CDs - Added June, 2011

(05-30-70) + (05-31-70) Chicago Whitesox @ Boston Redsox - Highlights of double header - 24 minutes, Color (Quality 9) - Added June, 2009

(10-10-70) World Series Game 1 - Cincinnati Reds @ Baltimore Orioles - The Reds got off to a fast start, taking a 3-0 lead off Jim Palmer on a 1st-inning RBI single by Johnny Bench and a 3rd-inning two-run homer by Lee May. Palmer, however, settled into a groove, allowing only one more hit and no runs in eight innings. Meanwhile, the Orioles came back on a two-run homer by Boog Powell in the fourth off Reds' starter Gary Nolan. Elrod Hendricks tied it with a solo homer in the fifth, and Brooks Robinson hit what turned out to be the game-winning homer in the seventh. Pete Richert pitched the ninth for the save. Prior to his game-winning blast, Brooks Robinson provided a taste of things to come in the Reds' sixth when he made a spectacular backhanded grab of a hard grounder hit down the third base line by Lee May and spun to throw him out. On a controversial play in the sixth, the Reds had Bernie Carbo on third and Tommy Helms on first when Ty Cline, batting for Nolan, hit a high chopper in front of the plate. Plate umpire Ken Burkhart positioned himself in front of the plate to call the ball fair or foul as Carbo sped home. O's catcher Hendricks fielded the ball and turned to tag Carbo with Burkhart blocking the way. Hendricks tagged the sliding Carbo with his glove hand while holding the ball in his other hand; all the while, Burkhart was knocked to the ground and had his back turned to what was going on. When Burkhart turned around and saw Carbo well out of the baseline and not near the plate and that Hendricks had the ball in his hand, he signaled Carbo out. Carbo and Reds' manager Sparky Anderson vehemently argued the call, but to no avail. - B/W

(10-11-70) World Series Game 2 - Cincinnati Reds @ Baltimore Orioles - B/W - Added March, 2009

(10-13-70) World Series Game 3 - Baltimore Orioles @ Cincinnati Reds - B/W - Left-hander Dave McNally had a banner day, pitching a complete game, scattering nine hits. McNally's most significant contribution was with the bat, however. He connected for a grand slam in the sixth inning off reliever Wayne Granger to break the game wide open. (As a sidenote, Granger had entered the game in that inning in relief of Tony Cloninger—the only pitcher, to date, to hit two grand slams in one game.) The Reds were now down 3-0 in games and in big trouble. It was in this game that Brooks Robinson would stake his claim as one of the best fielding third sackers of all time. After Pete Rose and Bobby Tolan led the game off with consecutive hits, Robinson made a sensational, leaping grab of Tony Perez's hopper, stepped on third and fired to first for a perfect double play. In the second inning, Robinson snagged a slow grounder hit by Tommy Helms and threw out the sprinting second baseman. And, in the sixth, Robinson made a diving catch of a line drive hit by Johnny Bench. - Added March, 2009

(10-14-70) World Series Game 4 - Baltimore Orioles @ Cincinnati Reds - B/W - Added October, 2008

(10-15-70) World Series Game 5 - Baltimore Orioles @ Cincinnati Reds - Seemingly re-energized from their Game 4 win, the Reds rocked Mike Cuellar for three runs in the first on an RBI single by Johnny Bench and a two-run double by Hal McRae. Unfortunately, that would be it for the Reds as Cuellar settled down and allowed no more runs and only two hits the rest of the way in a complete-game win. Frank Robinson hit a two-run homer, Merv Rettenmund had a homer and two RBI's, and Davey Johnson had two RBI's to pace the Oriole hitters as they completed the rout. - Added October, 2008

 

1971

(07-13-71) 1971 All Star Game - @ Detroit, Michigan - Perhaps the greatest mid summer classic ever! After nine consecutive losing appearances, the American League appeared to be on their way to yet another disappointing loss. The National League jumped out 3-0, but the American League came back in the bottom of the third and, for the first time since 1964, actually took the lead. Luis Aparicio lead off with a single and Earl Weaver sent up Reggie Jackson, who was in only his fourth full season. Jackson made his at-bat debut with a homerun that struck a light tower on Tiger Stadium's roof some 520 feet from home plate. It was just a preview of what was to come from the future hall of famer. Two batters later, Frank Robinson (who, incidentally, became the first to home for both sides in the All-Star Game) stepped up to the plate and fired a rocket into the lower right-field seats putting the American League up, 4-3. Then they added two more runs in the bottom of the sixth. Roberto Clemente's homer in the eighth was the only action the National League could muster and it would not be enough. What made this game so exceptional was not only that the American League had finally won their first Midsummer Classic since 1962, but that all six home runs (Bench, Aaron, F.Robinson, Jackson, Killebrew, Clemente) were shots from future hall of fame players! Some other players in game: Frank Robinson, Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, Lou Brock, Pete Rose, Earl Weaver, Luis Aparicio, Willie Stargell, etc. 17 Hall of Famers total would play (Quality 9.5)

(10-09-71) 1971 World Series Game 1 - Pittsburgh Pirates @ Baltimore Orioles - The Pirates scored three in the second thanks to some unusually sloppy defense by the Orioles. Bob Robertson lead off with a walk and went to second on a wild pitch by O's starter Dave McNally. Manny Sanguillen grounded to short, but Mark Belanger threw wildly to third in an attempt to retire Robertson. Robertson scored and Sanguillen pullead in at second. After Sanguillen was grounded to third by Jose Pagan, Jackie Hernandez laid down a suicide squeeze bunt to score Sanguillen and went to second when catcher Elrod Hendricks threw wildly to first. Dave Cash singlead home Hernandez with the only hit the Pirates got the whole inning among the three runs. To atone for the bad defense, the Orioles clawed back with their power hitting. Frank Robinson hit a solo homer in the second and Merv Rettenmund blasted a three-run homer in the third off Dock Ellis to give the Orioles the lead. Don Buford added a solo homer in the fifth as McNally settlead down and allowed only two more hits and no runs the rest of the way. - missing 1/2 inning

(10-11-71) 1971 World Series Game 2 - Pittsburgh Pirates @ Baltimore Orioles - missing 1/2 inning

(10-12-71) 1971 World Series Game 3 - Baltimore Orioles @ Pittsburgh Pirates - Highlights and then picks up with original broadcast during 6th inning and continous to end, color with post game interviews and highlights (Quality 8.5) - Added March, 2011

(10-13-71) 1971 World Series Game 4 - Baltimore Orioles @ Pittsburgh Pirates - First night game in World Series history!  This game started out looking like a long day for the Pirates. Starting pitcher Luke Walker gave up singles to the Orioles' first three batters, Paul Blair, Mark Belanger, and Merv Rettenmund, loading the bases. Blair scored and the others advanced on a Manny Sanguillen passed ball. Walker then intentionally walked Frank Robinson and gave up consecutive sacrifice flies to Brooks Robinson and Boog Powell, giving the Orioles a 3-0 lead. Manager Danny Murtaugh then pullead Walker in favor of skinny Bruce Kison. Kison proceeded to get the final out of the inning and then pitched shutout baseball for the next six innings, allowing only one hit. Kison's heroics allowed the Pirates to claw back. Willie Stargell and Al Oliver cut the lead to 3-2 in the bottom of the first with back-to-back RBI doubles. Oliver tied the score at 3-3 in the third with an RBI single. In the seventh, Bob Robertson and Sanguillen stroked one-out singles off reliever Eddie Watt. Pinch-hitter Vic Davalillo then lofted a short fly to center that Paul Blair dropped. Robertson reached third and Davalillo first, but Sanguillen was caught in a rundown between second and third. Backup catcher Milt May then batted for Kison and delivered a clutch go-ahead RBI single, scoring Robertson. Dave Giusti pitched the final two innings of hitless ball for the Pirates and got the save. - 45 minutes of pre-game including complete World Series '71 report w/ Sandy Kolfax and pre-game player introductions, partial broadcast of game w/ Innings 1-4 and 8 (Quality 8.5) - Added March, 2011

(10-14-71) 1971 World Series Game 5 - Baltimore Orioles @ Pittsburgh Pirates - 30 minutes of pre-game including complete World Series '71 report w/ Sandy Kolfax and pre-game player introductions, partial original broadcast of game w/ Innings 1-5, ESPN classic rebroadcast of highlights from rest of game to finish (Quality 8.5) - Added March, 2011

(10-16-71) 1971 World Series Game 6 - Pittsburgh Pirates @ Baltimore Orioles - Roberto Clemente is marvelous!  The series shifted back to Baltimore with the Orioles facing elimination. With Steve Blass needing another day of rest and Dock Ellis nursing an injury, Danny Murtaugh had to go to the well once again, starting reliever Bob Moose—his sixth different starter in this Series. Moose responded well by pitching shutout ball for five innings, while his Pirate teammates got him a 2-0 lead. Al Oliver doublead in the second off Jim Palmer and scored on a Bob Robertson single. Roberto Clemente added a solo homer in the third. Moose started having trouble in the sixth, however. Don Buford belted a one-out solo homer and Moose allowed the next two batters to reach base before giving way to Bob Johnson, who ended the threat. The Orioles tied it off Johnson in the seventh when Mark Belanger singlead, stole second, and scored on a single by Davey Johnson. Both teams threatened late; the Orioles had runners on second and third in the bottom of the ninth with two out, but failead to score. The Pirates loaded the bases in the top of the tenth, but Dave McNally, pitching in relief, squelched the threat. The Orioles staved off a World Series defeat in their half of the tenth when Frank Robinson drew a one-out walk and went to third on a Merv Rettenmund single. Brooks Robinson lifted a short fly to center and Frank Robinson tagged and scored the winning run, barely beating Al Oliver's throw to the plate. - missing portions of 9th

 

1972

1972 Milwaukee Brewers vs California Angels - 1st Game of a doubleheader matching the Angeles vs. the host Brewers is a pitchers duel between Cal’s Rudy May and Milwaukee’s Jim Colborn in 1-0 Angel win - first 5 innings only, black and white - added May, 2011

(06-10-72) Chicago Cubs @ San Francisco Giants - Cubs get great performance from Ace Ferguson Jenkins in 4-2 come from behind win over Giants - B&W

(07-01-72) Baltimore Orioles vs Detroit Tigers - A duel of 20 game winner's sees the Tigers Mickey Lolich out pitch the Orioles Dave McNally 1-0 on the strength of Detroit's Al Kaline's solo homer in the 6th! - first 7 innings only - added May, 2009

(07-22-72) Oakland A's @ Boston Redsox - Eventual World Series Champs Oakland A’s beat Boston 5-3 at Fenway despite Red Sox Carl Yastrzemski’s HR and Luis Tiant’s fine pitching - B&W, NBC Game of the week - Bottom of 3rd thru top of 6th inning, 44 minutes long - Added June, 2009

(07-23-72) California Angels @ New York Yankees - Angels travel to Yankee Stadium and beat New York 6-3 behind Clyde Wright’s clutch pitching - missing first 2 innings plus end of game - added March, 2007

(10-08-72) 1972 ALCS game 2 - Detroit Tigers @ Oakland A's - Oakland gets 3 Hit Shutout from Blue Moon Odom in 5-0 whitewash of Detroit to take commanding two game lead in series - missing a few middle innings

(10-19-72) 1972 World Series Game 4 - Cincinnati Reds @ Oakland A's - The A's deal The Big Red Machine a stinging defeat when trailing 2-1 with one out in the bottom of the 9th Oakland batter's tear off four consecutive singles to pull of stunning 3-2 win - Fingers get the win - (Quality 9.5)

(10-20-72) 1972 World Series Game 5 - Cincinnati Reds @ Oakland A's - Down 3-1 in the Series the Reds take must win game in exciting fashion over A’s as 2B Joe Morgan catches foul pop down the line, stumbles, and then fires out tagging runner at home in the Bottom of the 9th to preserve crucial 5-4 win. Exciting back & forth game! - missing top of 5th thru bottom of 6th inning

 

1973

(10-13-73) - World Series Game 1 - New York Mets @ Oakland A’s - The Mets and A's opened the Series in Oakland with Jon Matlack and Ken Holtzman as the Game One starters (Matlack had a 14-16 record during the 1973 season and is one of only four pitchers in history to start Game 1 of a World Series after a regular season losing record). Willie Mays started in place of the injured Rusty Staub and batted third in what turned out to be his final big league start. The A's got two runs in the third when Holtzman doubled and scored when Bert Campaneris hit a routine grounder that inexplicably bounced between second baseman's Felix Millan's legs. Campaneris then stole second and scored on Rudi's single to right. The Mets came up with a run in the 4th on an RBI single by John Milner that scored Cleon Jones. Holtzman, Fingers, and Knowles then shut the door on the Mets offense; Darold Knowles earned the save. - Includes pregame, commercials, and post game (Quality 9) - Added October, 2008

(10-14-73) - World Series Game 2 - New York Mets @ Oakland A’s - 12 innings - Game 2 proved to be one of the wildest games in World Series history. Eventually won by the New York Mets 10-7 in 12 innings, it set a new record for the longest game in Series history at 4 hours and 13 minutes. Blue opposed Koosman on the mound, but neither pitched well. In the first inning, the A's jumped on Koosman for two runs on a Jesus Alou double and scored again in the second on Rudi's single scoring the ubiquitous Campaneris, who had tripled. The Mets got solo home runs from Cleon Jones and Wayne Garrett in the 2nd and 3rd innings, respectively. The A's were up 3-2 going into the sixth when things started to get strange. Four Mets runs scored, two of them when Darold Knowles fielded a comebacker to the mound and then threw home wildly in a vain attempt to start a 1-2-3 double play. The A's came back with a run in the 7th and two more in the ninth on RBI singles by Reggie Jackson and Sal Bando. That sent the game into extra innings. The game was knotted at 6-6, until the 12th, when Mays drove in Harrelson with a single up the middle that gave the Mets a one-run lead. Then two more runs scored when second baseman Mike Andrews let an easy grounder go through his legs with two outs. The very next batter hit a chopper to Andrews, who threw wildly to first to let a fourth run score. It was a strange sequence of events -- one that would get even stranger after the game's final out was recorded. The A's added a run in the bottom of the inning on a Jackson triple, but Andrews' errors proved too much to overcome. Stone earned the save and the Mets evened the series, winning by a score of 10-7. But that wasn't all this odd game had to offer. A's Owner Charlie Finley was furious at Andrews' twelfth-inning miscues; he proceeded to punish Andrews (and further alienate A's manager Dick Williams) by placing the infielder on the disabled list -- citing a fake injury that would have sidelined Andrews for the rest of the Series. Commissioner of Baseball Bowie Kuhn stepped in, reactivated Andrews, and disciplined Finley. - ESPN Classic rebroadcast (only has logo in corner and no ticker at bottom) has some original commercials and pregame also (quality 8) 3 discs - Added October, 2008

(10-16-73) - World Series Game 3 - Oakland A’s @ New York Mets - 11 innings - Game 3 matched up future Hall of Famers Tom Seaver (12K's) and Catfish Hunter. Hunter had trouble early on when Garrett homered to right and MIllan scored on a wild pitch, but then found his rhythm. Seaver kept the A's off the board until the 6th, when Bando and Tenace broke through with consecutive doubles that delivered a run and cut the Met lead to 2-1. Rudi came up with another clutch hit in the 8th when he singled in Campaneris to tie the game and send the second consecutive game into extra innings. Campaneris delivered the game-winning RBI when he singled to center off Harry Parker in the eleventh. Rollie Fingers got the save. - (Quality 8.5) - Added October, 2008

(10-17-73) - World Series Game 4 - Oakland A’s @ New York Mets - Mets knot the Series at two games apiece with 6-1 win behind strong pitching from Jon Matlack. - pre game & innings 1 through 3 & partial 4th - (Quality 8.5) - Added October, 2008

(10-18-73) - World Series Game 5 - Oakland A’s @ New York Mets - Mets jump ahead in the Series with big 2-0 win over A's. - 8 , 8th & 9th innings & post game - (Quality 8.5) - Added October, 2008

(10-21-73) - World Series Game 7 - New York Mets @ Oakland A’s - ESPN Classic rebroadcast (only has logo in corner and no ticker at bottome) has some original commercials and pregame also (quality 8) 3 discs - Added October, 2008

 

1974

(07-23-74) 1974 MLB All Star Game - A Combination of the usual and the unusual in more ways than one, was the theme of 1974 Midsummer Classic. First, National League manager Yogi Berra stunned everyone by starting five pitchers who had absolutely no All-Star Game experience. They included Andy Messersmith, Ken Brett, Jon Matlack, Lynn McGlothlen and Mike Marshall. Berra also added two future All-Star perennials, Steve Garvey and Mike Schmidt to the mix. Garvey, who was not listed on the All-Star ballot, made the starting lineup by a write-in vote. American League President Lee Macphail took note that his league had just one victory over the last, eleven Midsummer Classics instructed Dick Williams to use only the best talent players available. But for the second straight year, the National League had an easy time of it and crushed the American League despite using five pitchers who had no All-Star Game experience. Steve Garvey went two-for-four with a RBI, scored a run and was given the Most Valuable Player Award for his debut appearance and played brilliantly on the field. Garvey was the second players named to start an All-Star Game via an All-Star ballot write in. The first was Rico Carty during the 1970 All-Star Game. This was the first All-Star Game held at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh. Lou Brock came into the All-star Game with more steals [sixty] by the half way point of the 1974 regular season than most players have had during a career. When questioned about his unusual All-Star coaching that had resulted in the usual All-Star outcome, Yogi summed it up in his classic style: "how did we win? We had the better team. Added October, 2008

(10-12-74) - World Series Game 1 - Oakland A’s @ Los Angeles Dodgers - Reggie Jackson put the A's on the board first with a solo homer in the top of the second off 20-game winner Andy Messersmith. The A's added another run in the fifth when starting pitcher Ken Holtzman, batting for the first time all season because of the designated hitter rule, doublead to left, went to third on a Messersmith wild pitch, and scored on a Bert Campaneris suicide squeeze bunt. The Dodgers crept back with a run in their half of the fifth when Davey Lopes reached first on an error by shortstop Campaneris. Bill Buckner then bounced a single to right that Jackson misplayed, allowing Lopes to score. The A's scored their final run in the eighth when Campaneris walked, was sacrificed to second by Bill North, and scored when Dodger third baseman Ron Cey threw wildly to first on a grounder hit by Sal Bando. Bando reached third on the error, and attempted to score on a flyout to right by Jackson, but right fielder Joe Ferguson gunned him down at the plate. In the bottom of the ninth, with Rollie Fingers on the mound, Jimmy Wynn hit a solo homer that just escaped the reach of Joe Rudi and North in left center. Catfish Hunter relieved Fingers and made the final out by striking out Ferguson.- Rebroadcast (Quality 9) - Added May, 2011

(10-13-74) - World Series Game 2 - Oakland A’s @ Los Angeles Dodgers - Don Sutton vs. Vida Blue. - Added March, 2009

(10-15-74) - World Series Game 3 - Los Angeles Dodgers @ Oakland A’s - With the Series shifting back to Oakland, it was A's ace Catfish Hunter's turn to be brilliant. Hunter shut out the Dodgers on four hits through seven innings, and his teammates provided him with two runs in the third when Bill North scored on an error by outfielder Joe Ferguson and an RBI single by Joe Rudi. The A's added another run in the fourth on Bert Campaneris' RBI single. The Dodgers got their only runs on solo homers by Bill Buckner in the eighth and Willie Crawford in the ninth. Rollie Fingers pitched the eighth and ninth for the save. - Added March, 2009

(10-16-74) - World Series Game 4 - Los Angeles Dodgers @ Oakland A’s - Don Sutton vs Vida Blue - The A's struck first on a solo homer by the surprising Ken Holtzman in the third. The Dodgers came right back in their half of the fourth on a two-run triple by Bill Russell. Holtzman settlead into a groove after that, surrendering no runs before yielding to Rollie Fingers in the eighth. The A's took control of the game with four runs in the sixth off Andy Messersmith, the big hit coming on a two-run pinch-hit single by Jim Holt. Fingers pitched the final 1 2/3 innings for his second straight save.  Other players included Reggie Jackson, Bill Buckner, Steve Garvey, Steve Yeager, etc - includes commercials (Quality 8)

 

1975

(07-15-75) - 1975 MLB All Star Game from Milwaukee - 15 Hall of Famers in this game - This was the first and only year two Major League Players shared the All-Star Most Valuable Player Award. Bill Madlock and Jon Matlack shared the award. The 1975 Midsummer Classic was played on July 15, 1975 at County Stadium in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Midsummer Classic Game was attended by 51,480 fans. Once again, the American League got too close to win the game, but the National League took it away in a dramatic fashion. In the sixth inning, Carl Yastrzemski hit a three run home run served up by Tom Seaver and tied the game. Things looked pretty even as a tense eight innings passed and the teams were tied, 3-3, going into the ninth. Then it happened, Reggie Smith opened the inning with a single that Claudell Washington dropped after a long run. Al Oliver, pinch-hitting for Jon Matlack, doubled to left. Goose Gossage replace Catfish Hunter to face Larry Bowa and promptly plucked him with a pitch, loading the bases. That brought Gossage eye-to-eye with Bill Madlock, who singled to left, scoring two runs. A third scored on Pete Rose’s sacrifice fly. National League All Stars Steve Garvey and Jimmy Wynn led off the second inning with back to back homers. Major League Baseball started a new tradition during this particular All-Star Game, as it marked the first one where each league had Honorary Captains. Mickey Mantle was the Honorary Captain for the American League and Stan Musial was the Honorary Captain for the National League. This the final All-Star appearance for Hank Aaron, twenty-four Midsummer Classics tying him with Willie Mays and Stan Musial for most All Star Games played during a career. Much like in past decades when one side dominated the other, the sports press began to speculate about the future of the All Star Game. The event was becoming a routine and America’s Passion for baseball began to sway as professional Football took center stage. America‘s Favorite Past-time was no longer the favorite, and many felt that it would never fully recover. - (Quality 7.0)

(10-11-75) - World series Game 1 - Cincinnati Reds @ Boston Redsox - Luis Tiant and Don Gullett were locked in a scoreless pitching duel until the seventh. Tiant, batting in this game for the first time all season (pitchers didn't bat in the American League due to the designated hitter rule), led off with a single. He later scored the Red Sox' first run on a single by Carl Yastrzemski. From then on in the seventh, the floodgates opened. Reds reliever Clay Carroll walked Carlton Fisk to force in a run, Rico Petrocelli slapped a 2-run single, Rick Burleson had an RBI single, and Cecil Cooper ended the carnage with a sacrifice fly. - Added October, 2008

(10-12-75) - World series Game 2 - Cincinnati Reds @ Boston Redsox - Jack Billingham vs Bill Lee - In another stellar pitching performance for the Sox, Bill Lee held the Reds to four hits and a run through eight innings, the Reds' run scoring in the fourth when Joe Morgan walked, went to third on a Johnny Bench single, and scored on a Tony Perez forceout. The Red Sox sandwiched the Reds' run with single tallies of their own in the first on an RBI single by Carlton Fisk and in the seventh on an RBI single by Petrocelli. The Reds, however, rallied in the ninth to tie the series. Bench led off the inning with a double down the right field line. Dave Concepcion tied the game by singling in Bench and then stole second. With two outs, Ken Griffey doubled in Concepcion with the go-ahead run. Rawly Eastwick retired the Sox in the ninth to get the victory and close the win. - Added October, 2008

(10-14-75) - World series Game 3 - Boston Red Sox @ Cincinnati Reds - Rick Wise vs Gary Nolan - One of baseball's all time most controversial plays on Ed Armbrister’s sac bunt! Back at home, the Reds prevailed in another squeaker that showed just how much this Series was destined to become a classic. For nine innings, the game was a homer-fest. Carlton Fisk put the Sox on the board in the second with a solo homer off Reds starter Gary Nolan. The Reds countered by taking a 2-1 lead in the fourth when Tony Perez walked and Johnny Bench hit a 2-run shot off Sox starter Rick Wise. The Reds then chased Wise in the fifth when Dave Concepcion and Cesar Geronimo hit back-to-back solo shots. Pete Rose followed with a one-out triple and scored on Joe Morgan's sacrifice fly to give the Reds a 5-1 lead. The Sox scratched back in the sixth when Reds reliever Pat Darcy issued consecutive walks to Carl Yastrzemski and Fisk, wild-pitched Fisk to third, and then gave up a sacrifice fly to Fred Lynn. In the seventh, Bernie Carbo closed the gap to 5-3 with a pinch-hit solo homer off Will McEnaney. In the ninth, with ace reliever Rawly Eastwick on the mound, the Reds looked poised to close the game out and take a 2-1 Series lead. But, Eastwick gave up a single to Rico Petrocelli and a tying 2-run homer to Dwight Evans, sending the game into extra innings. Eastwick retired the Sox in the top of the tenth, setting the stage for a wild and controversial finish. Geronimo led off the Reds' half of the tenth with a single off Jim Willoughby. Manager Sparky Anderson then sent Ed Armbrister up to bat for Eastwick. Armbrister attempted a bunt that bounced high near the plate toward the first-base line. Armbrister hesitated before running, apparently thinking the ball would go foul, and Carlton Fisk appeared to collide with him as he was retrieving the ball. Fisk attempted to fire to second to force out Geronimo, but his throw sailed high over shortstop Rick Burleson. As Geronimo went to third and Armbrister pulled into second, a brouhaha ensued, with Fisk and Sox manager Darrell Johnson arguing that Armbrister should have been ruled out for interference. Umpire Larry Barnett ruled otherwise, however. Now, the Reds had the winning run on third with no outs. Willoughby then intentionally walked Pete Rose to load the bases and set up a force play situation. Johnson then brought in left-hander Roger Moret, and Anderson countered by pinch-hitting Merv Rettenmund for Ken Griffey. Rettenmund popped out, but Joe Morgan knocked in Geronimo with the winning run by hitting a deep fly to center over a drawn in outfield. - Added October, 2008

(10-15-75) - World series Game 4 - Boston Red Sox @ Cincinnati Reds - Luis Tiant vs Fred Norman - Luis Tiant tosses an incredible gut checking complete game! Tiant would pitch his second win by going all nine innings and throwing an ungodly 163 pitches. More importantly, this win would force the Reds to have to win at least one of two games at Fenway Park to win the Series.The Reds struck first off Tiant in the first on RBI doubles by Ken Griffey and Johnny Bench. The Sox, however, would get all the runs they needed in the fourth. Dwight Evans tied the game with a two-run triple, then Rick Burleson put the Sox ahead by doubling in Evans off Reds starter Fred Norman. Tiant, continuing his surprising hitting, singled Burleson to third. Burleson then scored on a Tony Perez error on a ball hit by Juan Beniquez, while Tiant went to second. Carl Yastrzemski drove in Tiant with a single for what would turn out to be the winning run. The Reds were able to counter with two runs in their half of the fourth on an RBI double by Dave Concepcion and an RBI triple by Cesar Geronimo, but that was it as Tiant gutted it out the rest of the game. The Reds had a shot at winning the game in the bottom of the ninth when, with two on and one out, Ken Griffey sent a deep drive into left-center that Fred Lynn made a spectacular sprawling catch on, saving the two runs. Joe Morgan then popped out to first on Tiant's 163rd pitch of the game. (Quality 7.5)

(10-16-75) - World series Game 5 - Boston Red Sox @ Cincinnati Reds - Reggie Cleveland vs Don Gullett - The Reds salvaged their home stand by winning Game 5 as Tony Perez picked the right time to shake a batting slump. Perez, who had no RBI's in the Series up to this point, rectified that by slamming two home runs and driving in four runs of Sox starter Reggie Cleveland. Pete Rose contributed an RBI double and Dave Concepcion a sacrifice fly for the other Reds runs as Don Gullett pitched eight strong innings and won with relief help from Rawly Eastwick in the ninth. - Added October, 2008

(10-21-75) - World series Game 6 - Cincinnati Reds @ Boston Redsox - Gary Nolan vs Luis Tiant - Carlton Fisk's dramatic 12th inning HR!!! This game would go down as one of the greatest games not only in World Series and post-season history, but baseball history as well. Thanks to three days of rain in Boston, Sox manager Darrell Johnson now had the luxury of both of his best starters, Luis Tiant and Bill Lee, available for Games 6 and 7 at home to try to stave off the Reds. Fred Lynn opened the scoring in the first with a two-out, three-run homer off Reds starter Gary Nolan. Meanwhile, the fresh Tiant breezed through the first four innings, holding the Reds to all zeros. The Reds finally broke through in the fifth. With two on, Ken Griffey sent a drive to deep center that Lynn almost made a spectacular leaping catch on against the wall. Lynn would suffer a rib injury, but would continue the game. Both runs scored as Griffey ended up with a triple. Johnny Bench singled Griffey home to tie the game at 3-3. In the seventh, George Foster put the Reds ahead with a two-run double and, in the top of the eighth, Cesar Geronimo hit a solo homer to chase Tiant and give the Reds a 6-3 lead. In the bottom of the eighth, the Reds would have ace reliever Rawly Eastwick on the mound to hopefully close out the game and give the Reds their world championship. But it was not to be. Eastwick put the first two batters he faced on, Lynn with a single and Rico Petrocelli with a walk. After fanning Dwight Evans and retiring Rick Burleson on a line-out to left, Eastwick looked on his way out of the inning. But, Bernie Carbo, batting for Roger Moret (who had relieved Tiant in the top of the inning), tied the game with his second pinch-hit homer of the Series. The Sox looked poised to win the game in the bottom of the ninth. With lefthander Will McEnaney, the Reds' seventh pitcher, on the mound, the Sox loaded the bases with no outs. Denny Doyle walked and went to third on a Carl Yastrzemski single. McEnaney then intentionally walked Carlton Fisk to load the bases to face the left-handed hitting Lynn. Lynn flied out on a short fly ball to Foster in left, and Foster gunned down Doyle, who tagged up and attempted to score. McEnaney then retired Petrocelli, ending the jam. Doyle would later admit that, when he tagged at third, he thought he heard Sox third-base coach Don Zimmer yelling "Go, go, go!", when, in reality, Zimmer was screaming, "No! No! No!". In the top of the 11th, with Griffey on first, Joe Morgan hit a deep drive to right off Dick Drago that looked to be headed over the fence. Evans, however, made a spectacular catch near Pesky's Pole in right to rob Morgan and doubled Griffey off first. In a fitting end to such an exciting game, Fisk took Pat Darcy's second pitch and hit it off the left field foul pole over the "Green Monster." Darcy was the eighth pitcher that Reds manager Sparky Anderson used.

(10-22-75) - World Series Game 7 - Cincinnati Reds @ Boston Redsox - Don Gullett vs Bill Lee - After an exciting Game 6, there was no worry about Game 7 being anti-climactic. Reds starter Don Gullett started having control problems in the third inning. After giving up an RBI single to Carl Yastrzemski, Gullett walked Carlton Fisk to load the bases. He then walked Rico Petrocelli and Dwight Evans to force in two more runs. However, that would be it for the Sox scoring. Bill Lee shut out the Reds through five innings, but, in the sixth with a man on, he tried to throw a slow lob pitch (his famous "Leephus pitch or Space Ball") to Tony Perez. Perez hung back, waited for it perfectly, and blasted it for a two-run homer, his third in three Series games. Now, the score was 3-2. The Reds tied it in the seventh when Ken Griffey walked, stole second, and scored on a two-out single by Pete Rose. In the ninth, Griffey led off with a walk, was sacrificed to second by Cesar Geronimo, and went to third on a groundout. Sox pitcher Jim Burton then walked Rose to set up a forceout, but then gave up a bloop single to Joe Morgan to score Griffey with the go-ahead run. Will McEnaney retired the Sox in the ninth, closing out an unbelievable World Series. (Quality 9.5)

 

1976

1976 MLB All Star Game - As America celebrated its 200th anniversary, the league held a fitting tribute to baseball as America's game, appropriately holding the All-Star event at Veterans Stadium. Many felt that it had lost it's magic and that the days of glory, where anyone can be a hero, were fading memories in the past.  The United State's Bicentennial provided a perfect opportunity to showcase the history of a game that had started it's roots during the Civil War and had helped, many times as a deterrent, to heal a nation during times of crisis. Unfortunately, the patriotic festivities and red, white and blue banners were not enough to change the play on the field.  The '76 edition was reminiscent of the '73 and '74 games, won 7-1 and 7-2 by the Nationals. This time, it was 7-1 National League again. Despite another loss, the Americans did have the most colorful and talked-about performer in losing pitcher Mark Fidrych. A rookie from the Tigers, he had charmed his way into fans' hearts with his antics on the mound, which included talking to himself and sometimes to the ball.  This game also marked the 100th anniversary of the National League and the team responded by hitting two home runs and scoring seven runs on ten hits.   Players include Carlton Fisk, Carl Yastrzemski, Rollie Fingers, "Catfish" Hunter, Rod Carew, George Brett (1st all star game), Thurman Munson, Fred Lynn, Ken Griffey Sr., Tony Perez, Tom Seaver, Mike Schmidt, Pete Rose, Steve Garvey, Joe Morgan, Johnny Bench, etc. (Quality 8.5)

(06-28-76) New York Yankees @ Detroit Tigers - On Monday Night Baseball Detroit's Mark "The Bird" Fidrych beats the eventual AL Champion Yankees 5-1 using all his pitches and antics - Mark "The Bird" Fidrych! Fidrych was in the spotlight, as the Tigers faced the Yankees on Monday Night Baseball. In front of a crowd of 47,855 at Tiger Stadium and a national television audience, "The Bird" talked to the ball and groomed the mound, as the Tigers beats the eventual AL Champion Yankees 5-1, in a game that lasted only 1 hour and 51 minutes. After the game, the crowd would not leave the park until Fidrych came out of the dugout to tip his cap. - Includes commercials and post-game (Quality 8.5)

(08-09-76) Los Angeles Dodgers @ Pittsburgh Pirates - John Candelaria's no-hitter - Added October, 2008

(08-30-76) Kansas City Royals vs Baltimore Orioles - Monday Night baseball - Reggie Jackson on Orioles - includes commercials (Quality 7.5)

(10-12-76) 1976 NLCS game 3 - Philadelphia Phillies @ Cincinnati Reds - added May, 2009

(10-14-76) 1976 ALCS Game 5 - Kansas City Royals @ New York Yankees - Chris Chambliss' historic homer in the bottom of the 9th! The deciding game was a fitting ending to a thrilling series as both teams fought tooth and nail to bring home the AL flag. It culminated in a moment of sheer, unbridled joy for the winners and stunned disbelief for the losers. The Yankees started Ed Figueroa on three days rest, as the Royals did likewise, starting Dennis Leonard. The Royals jumped out on top in the 1st as Brett doubled and scored on John Mayberry's two-run homer. The Yankees quickly countered in their half as Mickey Rivers tripled and scored on Roy White's infield single. White went to third after Thurman Munson singled. Herzog removed Leonard and brought in Game 2 winner Paul Splittorff, who limited the damage by allowing only Chambliss' sacrifice fly. The Royals countered with one in the second but the Yanks jumped ahead in the third as they tacked on two, one on a Munson single and the other on a Chambliss' ground out. The Yanks added on in the sixth scoring twice, once on a Munson single and a second time on a Brett throwing error. Figueroa held that lead going into the eighth. After Al Cowens led off with a single, Billy Martin brought in lefty Grant Jackson. He allowed a single to pinch hitter Jim Wohlford. Brett then stunned the sell-out crowd of 56,821 by planting Jackson's second pitch just over the short right-field wall tying the game at 6. All this was a prelude to the bottom of the ninth inning, when at 11:13 pm, Chris Chambliss hit KC reliever Mark Littell's first pitch over the right center field wall, winning the Bronx Bombers' first pennant in 12 years and touching off bedlam at the Stadium. Thousands of fans vaulted over the dugouts and walls and celebrated. Chambliss reached second, then dodged hordes of spectators in trying to reach third, then proceeded to make a beeline towards the safety of the clubhouse as the area around home plate and much of the field was covered by a mass of humanity. Some time later Chambliss was escorted back out onto the field to touch home, or at least the area where it had been. The game and series were over and the Yankees had reached the top of the AL once again. - Added March, 2009

(10-16-76) 1976 World Series game 1 - New York Yankees @ Cincinnati Reds - Joe Morgan got the Reds off to a booming start with a solo home run off Doyle Alexander that leads to eventual 5-1 Cincinnati win (Alexander had to start because Catfish Hunter had a sore arm and needed another day of rest). Tony Perez had RBIs in the third and sixth innings and Johnny Bench had an RBI triple and then scored on a Sparky Lyle wild pitch in the seventh. The only bad news for the Reds was an injury to starting pitcher Don Gullett, who pullead a calf muscle in the eighth and would be unavailable for the remainder of the Series. - added May, 2009

(10-21-76) 1976 World Series game 4 - Cincinnati Reds @ New York Yankees - The Big Red Machine makes it's mark on History! The Yankees got on the board in the first (which would be their only lead in this Series) on a Thurman Munson single and a Chris Chambliss double. Munson would collect four hits in the game. In the fourth, Joe Morgan singled, stole second, and came home on a George Foster single. Johnny Bench followed with his first home run to give the Reds a 3-1 lead that they never relinquished. Bench would later add to his heroics with a three-run shot in the ninth, followed by consecutive doubles by Cesar Geronimo and Dave Concepcion. Bench's performance earned him the Series MVP, while fellow catcher Munson had a fine Series himself with nine hits and a .529 average.

 

1977

(04-09-77) Chicago White Sox @ Toronto Blue Jays - Toronto’s first game - Added March, 2009

(07-19-77) 1977 MLB All Star Game - @ Yankee Stadium - This was the sixth time in All-Star history, where the National League hit at least three home runs during the same game. The Midsummer Classic was played at Yankee Stadium in New York. The First All-Star Game held at Yankee Stadium was 1939 and the attendance then was larger than this game in 1977. 56,683 fans attended the 1977 Midsummer Classic Game. Held on the hallowed grounds in" The House that Ruth built", the ’77 All-Star Game may have appeared to be a more even contest in the box score, but unfortunately for the American League, the numbers were deceiving. This time, the Americans threw Jim Palmer at the Nationals. And the result was ugly. Jim Palmer took the mound, but his performance would leave much to be desired. He only lasted two innings, gave up five runs on five hits, walked one and was the losing pitcher. Joe Morgan led off with a home run. Dave Parker singled and then scored on a George Foster double. Then Greg Luzinski homered for a 4-0 lead before fans had sat down. The American League fought their way back and score few runs, but the National League continued its winning momentum for the rest of the game. The most interesting thing about this game was before the match spat between Billy Martin and Nolan Ryan. When Frank Tanana was unable to play because of injuries, Martin asked Ryan to fill in. Ryan, irked at not being selected in the first place, refused. Martin fumed and announced he would never select Ryan for any future games. Sparky Anderson put the game’s one sided trend in perspective: "The only reason we’re here is to kick the living hell out of those guys." This was National League consecutive victory number six which runs from the 1972 Midsummer Classic through the 1983 Midsummer Classic. Don Sutton received the Most Valuable Player Award at the All-Star Game 1977. National League won 7-5 against the American League. - Added October, 2008

(10-07-77) 1977 NLCS Game 3 - Los Angeles Dodgers @ Philadelphia Phillies - (Quality 8) - Added September, 2011

(10-09-77) 1977 ALCS Game 5 - New York Yankees @ Kansas City Royals - Both teams used everything they could throw at their opponent, with the Yankees starting Guidry, and using Mike Torrez and Sparky Lyle, while the Royals even used the Game 3's starter, Leonard. Once again, Martin made a controversial move, this time benching star outfielder Reggie Jackson in favor of backup outfielder Paul Blair. At the time, Jackson was mired in a 1 for 15 slump. The Royals broke first and held a 3-1 lead into the 8th inning, when it looked liked Royals day of salvation had finally come. But in the top-of-the-8th, the Yankees made it scary, scoring only once. The RBI went to pinch hitter, Reggie Jackson, on a single that scored Willie Randolph. Randolph was on third base after a Lou Piniella single sent him there. The Royals had a chance to score in the bottom-of-the-8th. Some Yankee fans believe Lyle was the hero of this series, relieving Torrez, after he began to struggle, and striking out Cookie Rojas, who was playing in his final season. But the Royals were still up 1, and sent Leonard out for the 9th. The Yankees ninth inning was as painful an inning as any the Royals' franchise had ever faced. After a few hits, the game was tied, and there was 1st-and-3rd with no one out. Right-hander Mark Littell came into the game, and on no hits, the Yankees scored two more. A sacrifice fly by Randolph and an error by Brett made it 5-3 going to the bottom of the ninth. Fittingly, the Royals ended their season on a double play by Patek after second basemen Frank White singled. - added October, 2007

(10-11-77) 1977 World Series Game 1 - Los Angeles Dodgers @ New York Yankees - Historic Series starts off with a 12 inning gem that sees the Yankees pull off dramatic 4 3 win over the LA Dodgers. The Dodgers drew first blood off Don Gullett in the first when Davey Lopes walked and scored on a Bill Russell triple. Ron Cey made it 2-0 on a sacrifice fly. The Yankees answered back on consecutive two-out singles by Thurman Munson, Reggie Jackson, and Chris Chambliss, scoring Munson. In the top of the sixth, the Dodgers looked to extend their lead. Steve Garvey beat out a bunt and, with one out, attempted to score from first on a hit-and-run single by Glenn Burke. Centerfielder Mickey Rivers threw Garvey out at the plate, although replays clearly showed that Garvey slid safely under Munson's tag. The Yankees tied it in their half of the sixth when Willie Randolph belted a solo homer off Don Sutton. The Yankees took the lead in the eighth when Munson doubled home Randolph. Later in the inning, the Yankees loaded the bases with one out, but Dodger reliever Elias Sosa struck out Lou Piniella and retired Bucky Dent on a forceout to end the threat. The Dodgers tied it at 3-3 in the ninth. Dusty Baker led off with a single and was almost picked off first when pinch-hitter Manny Mota failed on a bunt attempt. Mota flied out, but Steve Yeager walked and pinch-hitter Lee Lacy drove Baker home with a single. In extra innings, the Yankees got their leadoff hitters on in both the 10th and 11th innings, but couldn't score due to failure to lay down sacrifice bunts. Finally, in the 12th, Randolph led off and doubled and Munson was walked intentionally. Yankee manager Billy Martin at first wanted Paul Blair, the next hitter, to try to sacrifice again, but after two failed attempts, Martin had Blair hit away and Blair singled home Randolph with the game-winner. - added October, 2007

(10-12-77) 1977 World Series Game 2 - Los Angeles Dodgers @ New York Yankees - With aces Ron Guidry and Mike Torrez having both pitched in Game 5 of the ALCS, Billy Martin was forced to use a sore-shouldered Catfish Hunter in Game 2. The Dodgers hit three homers in the first three innings off Hunter. Ron Cey hit a two-run home run in the first, Steve Yeager a one-run home run in the second, and Reggie Smith a two-run home run in the third. Steve Garvey hit home run in the ninth. Burt Hooton pitched a five-hit complete game, making amends for his meltdown in Game 3 of the NLCS - added October, 2007

(10-14-77) 1977 World Series Game 3 - New York Yankees @ Los Angeles Dodgers - With the Series tied and the next three games at Dodger Stadium, the Dodgers had to like their chances. However, the Yanks put a damper on those feelings by striking for three runs in the first off Tommy John. Knowing that John was a control pitcher that liked to keep the ball down, the Yankee hitters' strategy was to go the opposite way. And, in the first, it paid off. Mickey Rivers led off with a double to right and scored on a Thurman Munson double to right. Reggie Jackson singled to left to score Munson and went to second when Dodger left fielder Dusty Baker fumbled the ball bare-handed. Lou Piniella then scored Jackson on an opposite-field RBI single to make it 3-0. Baker would atone for his first-inning error by connecting for a three-run homer in the third off Yankee starter Mike Torrez. The Yankees came back with single runs in the fourth and fifth on an RBI groundout by Rivers, who would finish the game with three hits (including two doubles), and an RBI single by Chris Chambliss. Torrez settled into a groove after Baker's home run, shutting out the Dodgers for the rest of the way. Torrez would finish with nine strikeouts in the complete-game win. - added October, 2007

(10-15-77) 1977 World Series Game 4 - New York Yankees @ Los Angeles Dodgers - With Don Sutton needing another day of rest, Dodger manager Tommy Lasorda started left-hander Doug Rau to combat the Yankees' left-handed power. Rau was rusty, having only pitched in relief in one game of the 1977 NLCS, and it showed. After a relatively easy first inning, Reggie Jackson greeted Rau with a leadoff double in the second. Lou Piniella singled Jackson home with the first run and was doubled to third by Chris Chambliss. Lasorda then pulled Rau in favor of Rick Rhoden, resulting in a heated argument between the two on the mound. The Yankees would score two more runs in the inning on an RBI groundout by Graig Nettles and an RBI single by Bucky Dent. The Dodgers pushed across two in the third. Rhoden, a good hitting pitcher, hit a ground-rule double to left and Davey Lopes followed with a two-run homer off Yankee starter Ron Guidry. The Dodgers would get nothing else off Guidry, as he settled down and pitched a four-hit complete game. The Dodgers almost tied the game in the fourth when Ron Cey sent a drive to deep left that Lou Piniella leaped up and caught, robbing him of a home run. Jackson would end the scoring with an opposite-field solo homer off Rhoden in the sixth. - added October, 2007

(10-16-77) 1977 World Series Game 5 - New York Yankees @ Los Angeles Dodgers - Needing a win to stave off the embarrassment of losing the World Series at home, the Dodgers took out their frustrations in Game 5 off Don Gullett. Davey Lopes led off the first with a triple and came home when Bill Russell singled. In the fourth, the Dodgers broke the game open on an RBI single by Dusty Baker and a three-run homer by Steve Yeager. Baker added another RBI single in the fifth, Lee Lacy singled home a run, and Yeager batted in another run with a sacrifice fly. Reggie Smith completed the rout with a two-run homer in the sixth. The Yankees pushed across two runs each in the seventh and eighth; the two runs in the eighth coming on back-to-back homers by Thurman Munson and Reggie Jackson. Nevertheless, Dodger starting pitcher Don Sutton pitched a complete game for the win. Jackson's solo shot in the eighth came on the first pitch from Sutton, setting the stage for a memorable finale. - added October, 2007

(10-18-77) 1977 World Series Game 6 - Los Angeles Dodgers @ New York Yankees - Reggie Jackson's Historic Three Home Runs!!! 56,407 fans packed Yankee Stadium hoping to see the Yanks close out the Series, and they got a show for the ages. The Dodgers didn't go down without a fight, however. Steve Garvey put the Dodgers on the board first with a two-out, two-run triple in the first off Mike Torrez. The Yankees came back and tied it in the second on a Chris Chambliss two-run homer after Reggie Jackson walked on four pitches. Reggie Smith put the Dodgers up 3-2 with his third homer of the Series, a solo shot in the third. Jackson hit a two-run homer in the fourth on the first pitch he saw from starter Burt Hooton to give the Yankees the lead. Lou Piniella made it 5-3 by adding a sacrifice fly. Once again, in the fifth with a man on, Jackson connected on the first pitch off Elias Sosa to make the score 7-3. Finally, in the eighth, Jackson strode to the plate, amid the chants of "REG-GIE, REG-GIE, REG-GIE!", and drove the first Charlie Hough knuckleball he saw into the unused centerfield seats, 475 feet away. The score was now 8-3, and Jackson and the Yankees would be on top of the baseball world. With his Game 5 first-pitch homer and his four-pitch walk in the second inning of Game 6, Jackson would homer on his last four swings of the bat in the Series, each off a different Dodger pitcher. - added October, 2007

 

1978

(04-15-78) Philadelphia Phillies vs St. Louis Cardinals - Added October, 2008

(06-16-78) St. Louis Cardinals vs Cincinnati Reds - Seaver no-hitter - Tom Seaver had thrown five complete game one-hitter's prior to this no hitter - added May, 2009

(07-11-78) 1978 MLB All Star Game - Once again the American League started off with solid hitting that gave them the lead early in the game. Rod Carew started the rally with a triple and George Brett followed with a double. Brett then scored on a Carlton Fisk sacrifice fly putting the American League up 3-0. The American League was on a roll, but all that would change in the bottom of the third. Larry Bowa opened with a single. Then, Jim Palmer uncharacteristically walked Joe Morgan, George Foster and Greg Luzinski, forcing in a run. He found the plate against Steve Garvey, who tied it with a single.  The National League closed it out with four runs in the bottom of the eighth. Manager, Billy Martin brought in Goose Gossage, who ran into a nightmare inning. He gave up four runs on four hits for the American League's seventh straight loss. Garvey lead off with a triple and scored on Gossage's wild pitch. Dave Concepcion walked and Dave Winfield followed with a single. Chet Lemon misplayed Winfield's ball, with Concepcion and Winfield moving up. Bob Boone then single up the middle, driving in two runs and later scored on a bloop hit by Davey Lopes.Added October, 2008

(08-08-78) Seattle Mariners @ Minnesota Twins - Metropolitan Stadium in color - Added October, 2008

(10-02-78) AL Eastern Division Playoff - New York Yankees @ Boston Red Sox - Bucky Dent's famous 3 run HR! Though Dent was not known as a home-run hitter — he hit a grand total of 40 in 12 years in the major leagues — his place in the annals of baseball has been secured by his three-run homer that gave the Yankees a 3-2 lead in the 1978 AL East division playoff game with their archrivals, the Red Sox. With a fierce wind blowing out to left field, Dent connected with a badly hanging breaking ball thrown by Mike Torrez (who had pitched for the Yankees only the previous season), and hit a fly ball to left that just cleared Fenway Park's Green Monster (310 feet from home plate), giving the Yankees a one-run lead. The Yankees went on to win the game 5-4 and the division title. Since the event, Red Sox fans have held a great deal of animosity toward Dent, and gave Dent a profane nickname usually printed for public consumption as "Bucky (Bleeping) Dent". - added October, 2007

(10-06-78) 1978 ALCS Game 3 - Kansas City Royals @ New York Yankees - Exciting back & forth pivotal game sees the Royals George Brett crank out 3 HR's, but Yankees Reggie Jackson & Thurman Munson each have big games - added May, 2009

(10-07-78) 1978 ALCS Game 4 - Kansas City Royals @ New York Yankees - Yankees advance to the WS as Ron Guidry out duels Royals ace Dennis Leonard 2-1 in a game where both pitchers tossed jewels - added May, 2009

(10-07-78) 1978 NLCS Game 4 - Philadelphia Phillies @ Los Angeles Dodgers - 10 innings - One of the more exciting championship series games in history sees the Dodgers and Phillies go back and forth before extra inning's are necessary. When Philly star CF Garry Maddox drops a liner in the 10th it opens the door for LA's game winning single for 4-3 series deciding victory. - added May, 2009

(10-10-78) World Series Game 1 - New York Yankees @ LA Dodgers - With Yankee ace Ron Guidry unavailable at least until Game 3, the Dodgers pounded twenty-game winner Ed Figueroa. Figueroa left after two innings, allowing home runs to Dusty Baker and Davey Lopes. Lopes would add a three-run shot in the fourth off Ken Clay to make it 6–0. Another Dodger run crossed the plate in the fifth; Ron Cey scoring on a Clay wild pitch. The Yankees tried to claw back in the seventh as Reggie Jackson homered and Bucky Dent singlead in two runs, but the Dodgers bounced back with three of their own, two coming on a Bill North double. The Dodgers would cruise to an easy 11-5 Game 1 win from there. - added October, 2007

(10-11-78) World Series Game 2 - New York Yankees @ LA Dodgers - Bob Welch K’s Yankees Superstar Reggie Jackson!!! Ron Cey drove in all the Dodgers' runs with an RBI single in the fourth and a three-run homer in the sixth off Yankee starter Catfish Hunter. Reggie Jackson would try to keep pace by batting in all three of the Yankee runs with a 2-run double and RBI groundout, but this game would be remembered for one memorable Jackson at-bat. Rookie Bob Welch was brought in to pitch the ninth to save the game for Burt Hooton. He allowed Bucky Dent and Willie Randolph to reach base between outs, bringing up Jackson. Welch ran the count to 3-2. Jackson fouled off several pitches before Welch finally got a fastball by him on his ninth pitch, sending the Dodger Stadium crowd into a frenzy. - added October, 2007

(10-13-78) World Series Game 3 - LA Dodgers @ New York Yankees - Yankee 3B Craig Nettles puts on historic fielding show! With the Yankees desperately needing a win, ace Ron Guidry showed that a pitcher can win without his best stuff, especially when he has a third baseman like Graig Nettles. Guidry gutted out a complete game, even though he allowed eight hits, walked seven, and struck out only four. Nettles' defense saved at least four runs. The Yankees got on the board in the first off Don Sutton on a Roy White solo homer and added a run in the second on an RBI forceout by Bucky Dent. In the third, the Dodgers began to claw back against an apparently-tired Guidry. However, this third inning was when the Graig Nettles show began. With runners on first and third, Davey Lopes lined hard to Nettles, saving a run. Bill Russell followed with a single to drive in the Dodgers only run. The next batter, Reggie Smith, hit a hard ground ball that Nettles spearedand threw to second for a force play to end the inning. In the fifth, the Dodgers had runners on first and second with two outs when Smith once again was victimized. Nettles made a diving stop of his liner down the third base line. Smith reached first, but no runs scored. The next batter hit into a force to Nettles to end the inning. The Dodgers loaded the bases again with two outs in the sixth, but Nettles made a great stop on a ball hit by Davey Lopes to again complete a force play. With all the Dodgers' scoring opportunities squandered, the Yankees made them pay in the seventh with three runs. Thurman Munson and Reggie Jackson had RBI singles in the rally that put the game out of reach. - added March 2007

(10-14-78) World Series Game 4 - LA Dodgers @ New York Yankees - Reggie Jackson's famous "hip check" Starters Ed Figueroa and Tommy John were locked in a scoreless duel before Reggie Smith struck with a three-run homer in the top of the fifth. John continued his shutout through the fifth, but, in the Yankees' half of the sixth, things got a little crazy. Reggie Jackson finally got the Yankees on the board with an one-out RBI single. With Thurman Munson on second and Jackson on first, Lou Piniella hit a low, soft liner that shortstop Bill Russell fumbled (some claim intentionally). Russell recovered the ball and stepped on second to force Jackson, but his attempted throw to first to complete the double play struck a confused Jackson in the right hip and caromed into foul territory. Munson scored, partially because first baseman Steve Garvey stopped to yell at the first-base umpire over the non-inteference call before retrieving the ball. The Dodgers' protests went for naught. The Yankees tied it in the eighth when Munson doubled home Paul Blair. The score remained tied until the bottom of the tenth. Dodger rookie and Game 2 hero Bob Welch walked Roy White with one out. After Welch retired Munson, Jackson strode to the plate for his first confrontation with Welch since Game 2. This time, Reggie got the better end by singling White to second. Lou Piniella then lined a single to center, scoring White and tying the Series. - added October, 2007

(10-15-78) 1978 World Series Game 5 - LA Dodgers @ New York Yankees - The Yankees took one step closer to a repeat World Series championship on the strength of an unexpected complete game victory by young Jim Beattie who lead his team in this 12-2 victory. Beattie scattered nine Dodger hits and was buoyed by an eighteen-hit Yankee performance, including a World Series-record sixteen singles. Early on, the Dodgers tried to run to take advantage of a sore-shouldered Thurman Munson behind the plate. Davey Lopes lead the game off with a single, stole second, and scored on a Reggie Smith single. The Dodgers stretched their lead to 2–0 in the third when Lopes scored again on a double by Bill Russell. But, that would be it as Beattie settlead down. The Yankees countered with a four-run third on a two-run single by Munson and RBI singles by Roy White and Lou Piniella. They added three in the fourth, four in the seventh, and one in the eighth to complete the blowout. Munson was the star Yankee hitter with five RBIs, while White had three. - (Quality 8.5) - Added May, 2011

(10-17-78) 1978 World Series Game 6 - New York Yankees @ Los Angeles Dodgers - The Bucky Dent–Brian Doyle show   Davey Lopes gave the Dodger home crowd a ray of hope with a leadoff home run off Catfish Hunter. Dent and Doyle put the Yankees ahead in the second; Doyle with a two-run double, Dent with an RBI single. Lopes had an RBI single in the third to cut it to 3–2, but that would be it for the Dodgers as the Yankess would go on to take 7-2 Series clinching win in LA.  Dent and Doyle pushed the score to 5–2 in the sixth with RBI singles and Reggie Jackson put the final nail in the coffin with a tremendous two-run blast in the seventh off his Game 2 nemesis, Bob Welch.  Dent would be named World Series MVP, batting .417 with 10 hits, 7 RBI, and 3 runs scored. Doyle would make a claim for the MVP himself with a .438 average, 7 hits, 2 RBI, and 4 runs.  While Lopes had a monster series with three homers and seven RBIs and Bill Russell had eleven hits, the Dodgers' power hitters and their lack of production was their downfall. Steve Garvey (5-for-24, no RBIs) was no factor, and neither were Dusty Baker (5 for 21, one RBI) or Ron Cey (no RBIs after Game 2).  Thurman Munson caught the final out of the game on a foul pop by Ron Cey. Sadly, this would be the final post-season game of Munson's career before his death during the 1979 season.   added July, 2009

 

1979

(04-05-79) New York Mets vs Chicago Cubs - Stan Hack throws out first pitch - Includes commercials, pregame (Quality 8) - Added October, 2008

(05-05-79) New York Mets vs Los Angeles Dodgers - Added October, 2008

(05-09-79) Pittsburgh Pirates @ Atlanta Braves - Atlanta telecast, 6 ejections in the game - Added October, 2008

(05-17-79) Philadelphia Phillies @ Chicago Cubs - Phillies win 23-22 in 10 Innings!!! Among many things this amazing game had 50 hits, 23 extra base hits, 11 home runs (including 3 by Dave Kigman the last of which was measured at 600 feet, and 2 by Mike Schmidt, the last being the game winner) 11 players with 3 or more hits, 11 pitchers. You have to see it to believe it!!! and Starting pitcher Randy Lerch also homered although he only lasted 1/3 of an inning on the mound.

(06-09-79) New York Yankees @ Kansas City Royals - NBC telecast, 13 innings, inside the park HR wins game - Added October, 2008

(07-13-79) New York Yankees @ California Angels - Nolan Ryan carries a no hitter into the 9th inning - players included in game are Reggie Jackson, Thurman Munson, Bucky Dent, Willie Randolph, Rod Carew, Lou Pinella, etc. (Quality 8)

(07-17-79) 1979 MLB All-Star game

(08-01-79) New York Yankees vs Chicago White Sox - Munson's last home game - Added March, 2009

(08-03-79) New York Yankees vs Baltimore Orioles - Day after Munson's death - (Original Radio Broadcast) - Added March, 2009

(08-05-79) St. Louis Cardinals @ Chicago Cubs - Added March, 2011

(08-06-79) New York Yankees vs Baltimore Orioles - Munson's Tribute game - rebroadcast - Added March, 2009

(09-29-79) Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs - 7th inning thru the 13th Inning (about four innings worth in total with a cutaway to expos-phillies game) - Added October, 2008

(09-30-79) Philadelpha Phillies vs Montreal Expos - top of 9 to end of game - Added October, 2008

(09-30-79) Chicago Cubs @ Pittsburgh Pirates - last inning - Pirates win the pennant - Added October, 2008

(10-03-79) ALCS Game 1 - California Angels @ Baltimore Orioles - Nolan Ryan and Jim Palmer dual it out in a classic game that goes into the 10th. Al Bumbry of the Orioles gets intentionally walked to put runners on 1st and 2nd. John Lowenstein then comes up and hits a game winning walk off home run to put the Orioles up 1-0 in the series. Other players in this game include Don Bayler, Eddie Murray, Rod Carew, Rick Dempsey, Cal Ripken Jr., Carney Lansford, etc. (Quality 9)

(10-04-79) ALCS Game 2 - California Angels @ Baltimore Orioles - The Orioles lead 9-6 going into the 9th and the Angels make it a game by scoring 2 runs before finally going down 9-8. Includes commercials (3 discs) (Quality 8.5)

(10-06-79) ALCS Game 4 - Baltimore Orioles @ California Angels - The Orioles complete the sweep - Includes post-game interviews from the locker room (Quality 8.5)

(10-11-79) 1979 World Series game 2 - Pittsburgh Pirates @ Baltimore Orioles - This time, the Pirates struck first with two in the second on an RBI single by Bill Madlock and a sacrifice fly by catcher Ed Ott. The Orioles countered in the bottom half of the inning with an Eddie Murray solo homer. Murray would also tie the game in the sixth by doubling in Ken Singleton. Murray tried to put the Orioles ahead in the same inning by tagging and attempting to score on a line-out to right by John Lowenstein, but Dave Parker threw him out easily. Murray also made a questionable base running decision in the eighth. With Murray on second with no outs, Lowenstein grounded into the hole between short and third and Tim Foli made a sensational stop. Murray inexplicably stopped between second and third, and Foli threw to Madlock to force him out, and then Madlock threw to Phil Garner at second to force Doug DeCinces and complete an unusual double play. Murray would not collect another hit or RBI for the rest of the Series. The Pirates went ahead in the top of the ninth on a two-out single by Ott, a walk to Garner, and a clutch single by pinch-hitter Manny Sanguillen. Ott barely slid past the outstretched arms of catcher Rick Dempsey to score the winning run. Kent Tekulve retired the side in the ninth for the save. - Added May, 2009

(10-13-79) 1979 World Series game 4 - Baltimore Orioles @ Pittsburgh Pirates - Added October, 2008

(10-14-79) 1979 World Series game 5 - Baltimore Orioles @ Pittsburgh Pirates - Added May, 2009

(10-17-79) 1979 World Series game 7 - Pittsburgh Pirates @ Baltimore Orioles - The Pirates capped an amazing comeback on the strength of Willie Stargell, who went 4 for 4 with a single, two doubles, and a towering two-run homer in the sixth off Scott McGregor. For insurance in the ninth, Omar Moreno collected an RBI single, while another run scored when Dave Parker and Bill Robinson were hit by pitches back-to-back, scoring Moreno. The O's only run came on a Rich Dauer solo homer in the third, the team's only RBI in the last three games. Significantly, Eddie Murray, the Orioles' main offensive threat, was 0 for 21 in the final five games of the Series. Following their six run outburst in the eighth inning of Game 4, the Birds scored only twice more over the series' final 28 innings. - Added October, 2008

 

1980

1980 MLB All Star Game - Added October, 2008

(04-22-80) St. Louis Cardinals @ Chicago Cubs - Barry Foote Game - Added March, 2009

(07-30-80) Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago White Sox - last 3 innings from WSNS-tv - Added October, 2008

(10-04-80) Philadelphia Phillies @ Montreal Expos - WPHL-TV,Phils clinch with 6-4 win in 11 innings,Schmidt HR,Rose 3-5 - Added March, 2011

(10-07-80) 1980 NLCS Game 1 - Houston Astros @ Philadelphia Phillies - (3 DVDs) (Quality 8) - Added September, 2011

(10-08-80) 1980 NLCS Game 2 - Houston Astros @ Philadelphia Phillies - 10 innings - (3 DVDs) (Quality 8) - Added September, 2011

(10-10-80) 1980 NLCS Game 3 - Philadelphia Phillies @ Houston Astros - 11 innings - (4 DVDs) (Quality 8.5) - Added September, 2011

(10-11-80) 1980 NLCS Game 4 - Philadelphia Phillies @ Houston Astros - 10 innings - Includes pre-game interview with Pete Rose (4 DVDs) (Quality 8) - Added September, 2011

(10-12-80) 1980 NLCS Game 5 - Philadelphia Phillies @ Houston Astros - Absolutely incredible Series Finale!   Any way you look at, this series was "this close." It started in the regular season, where the Phillies edged the Expos in the East by a game, and the Astros needed a one-game playoff to squeak by the Dodgers in the West. Of the first four games in the NLCS, three of them went into extra innings, including a controversial Game 4 that saw both teams file a protest regarding a potential triple play in the fourth inning. Heading into a deciding Game 5, the pitching matchup seemed to favor the Astros, who sent Nolan Ryan to the hill inside the Astrodome against rookie Marty Bystrom. With the score tied 2-2 in the sixth, the Astros' Gary Woods tagged up from third to score the apparent go-ahead run, only to be callead out on appeal. In the bottom of the seventh, the Astros jumped on the Phillies' bullpen for three runs. Needing just six outs to send Houston to its first ever World Series, Ryan failead to record even one, as the Phillies went on a five-run tear of their own to take a 7-5 lead. Then it was the Astros' turn to rally, as they pushed two runs across against Tug McGraw to tie the score, sending the game into extra innings for the fourth time in five games. Finally, Philly's Manny Trillo triplead to lead off the top of the tenth, and was promptly driven home by a Garry Maddox double to center. Dick Ruthven set down the Astros in order in the bottom half to put the Phillies into the World Series for the first time in 30 years. When the total runs for the series were added up, the final tally was a telling 20-19. - commercials (Quality 9) - Added May, 2011

(10-14-80) 1980 World Series Game 1 - Kansas City Royals @ Philadelphia Phillies - Picture rough in middle of game for about an inning and then gets better again (Quality 8) - Added September, 2011

(10-15-80) 1980 World Series Game 2 - Kansas City Royals @ Philadelphia Phillies - (Quality 8) - Added September, 2011

(10-17-80) 1980 World Series Game 3 - Philadelphia Phillies @ Kansas City Royals - (Quality 8) - Added September, 2011

(10-18-80) 1980 World Series Game 4 - Philadelphia Phillies @ Kansas City Royals - (Quality 8) - Added September, 2011

(10-19-80) 1980 World Series Game 5 - Philadelphia Phillies @ Kansas City Royals - Includes commercials (Quality 8) - Added September, 2011

(10-21-80) 1980 World Series Game 6 - Kansas City Royals @ Philadelphia Phillies - (3 DVDs) (Quality 8.5) - Added September, 2011

 

1981

(05-15-81) Toronto Blue Jays @ Cleveland Indians - Lenny Barker perfect game - The Big Donkey, as he was called by his manager, threw a brutal slider and a blazing fastball on a night when only a handful of fans turned out to see a gem at Cleveland Stadium. The game temperature was a frigid forty-nine degrees, but the often wild righthander was on fire. - Len Barker never had a three ball count and of the eleven he struck out, all were after the third inning and all of them were swinging. - added May, 2009

(10-03-81) Detroit Tigers 1 @ Milwaukee Brewers 2 - Tigers local, Milwaukee wins the 2nd Season AL East title to advance to the playoffs for the first time in their history. Relief Ace Rollie Fingers gets the 2-1 win despite Detroit Ace Jack Morris' superb effort - (Quality 8.5) second half of game quality 8.0

(10-07-81) NLDS Game 1 - Philadelphia Phillies @ Montreal Expos - Includes commercials (3 DVDs) (Quality 9) - Added September, 2011

(10-08-81) NLDS Game 2 - Philadelphia Phillies @ Montreal Expos - (3 DVDs) (Quality 7.5) - Added September, 2011

(10-11-81) NLDS Game 5 - Montreal Expos @ Philadelphia Phillies - Missing 1st inning - Includes commercials (Quality 9) - Added September, 2011

(10-11-81) ALDS Game 5 - Brewers 3 @ Yankees 7 - Reggie 3 hits, HR. Gossage with the save (3 DVDs) (Quality 8.5)

(10/19/81) NLCS Game 5 - Los Angeles Dodgers vs Montreal Expos - Blue Monday - Dodger outfielder Rick Monday's dramatic home run of Expo Ace Steve Rogers propels LA into the World Series! - includes commercials (Quality 9.5) (3 Discs)

(10/20/81) World Series Game 1 - Los Angeles Dodgers vs New York Yankees - Dave Winfield, Reggie Jackson, includes commercials (Quality 9.5) (3 Discs)

(10/21/81) World Series Game 2 - Los Angeles Dodgers vs New York Yankees - includes commercials (Quality 9.5) (3 Discs)

(10/23/81) World Series Game 3 - New York Yankees vs Los Angeles Dodgers - Fernando Valenzuela's amazing complete game 5-4 win over Yanks turns series around for Dodgers! includes commercials (Quality 9.5) (4 Discs)

(10/24/81) World Series Game 4 - New York Yankees vs Los Angeles Dodgers - One of the MOST EXCITING Series games you'll ever see as the Dodgers and Yankees go back and forth in this very pivotal game. LA eventually pulls out an 8-7 win to knot the Series at two games a piece. Tremendous Game! includes commercials (Quality 9.5) (4 Discs)

(10/25/81) World Series Game 5 - New York Yankees vs Los Angeles Dodgers - Yankees Ace Ron Guidry holds LA to only 4 hits, but two are homers in Dodgers 2-1 win (Quality 9.5)

(10/28/81) World Series Game 6 - Los Angeles Dodgers vs New York Yankees - Dodgers beat the Yankees to clinch the Series in a reverse of the '78 Series with LA coming back from an 0-2 start to sweep the next four games. Controversial game! includes commercials (Quality 9.5) (4 Discs)

 

1982

1982 All Star Game - NL wins it 11th straight with 4-1 win over AL - Includes commercials (4 Discs) (Quality 9)

(04/05/82) Cubs 3 @ Reds 2 - WGN, Harry Caray 1st Cub broadcast, Sandberg Cub debut (Quality 8.5)

(10/03/82) AL Eastern Division Title Game - Brewers at Orioles - ABC - Palmer vs Sutton - The final game of the season decides the division winner. Brew Crew clinch AL East, the Brewers break open a tight game with big 9th Inning to win going away. SS and AL MVP Robin Yount hits two HR's - Some commercials. Cut-ins on Giants-Dodgers game. Good pic. (Quality 8.5)

(10/05/82) ALCS Game 1 - Milwaukee Brewers @ California Angels (Quality 7.5)

(10/08/82) ALCS Game 3 - California Angels @ Milwaukee Brewers - recorded from Brewers classics - added December 2007

(10/09/82) ALCS Game 4 - California Angels @ Milwaukee Brewers - recorded from Brewers classics - added December 2007

(10/10/82) ALCS Game 5 - California Angels @ Milwaukee Brewers - Comb. of ABC and local Milw broadcast, local post game - Brewers complete feat of being the first team ever to fall behind 0-2 in a five game series and still win the series with this hard fought 4-3 win over the favored and star studded California Angels at home. - (Quality 8.0)

(10/12/82) World Series Game 1 - Brewers 10 @ Cards 0 - Robin Yount, Paul Moliter, Rollie Fingers, Ozzie Smith - Molitor 5 hits, Caldwell shutout (Quality 8.5)

(10/13/82) World Series Game 2 - Brewers 4 @ Cards 5 - Cardinals knot the Series with come from behind 5-4 win behind ace reliever Bruce Sutter's pitching, Cooper 3 hits (Quality 9.0)

(10/15/82) World Series Game 3 - Cards 6 @ Brewers 2 - Willie McGee 2 HR and robs Gorman Thomas of HR w/ leaping grab (Quality 9.0)

(10/16/82) World Series Game 4 - Cards 5 @ Brewers 7 - Brew Crew 6 run rally w/ 2 out in 7th to knot series at 2 games a piece - (Quality 9.0)

(10/17/82) World Series Game 5 - Cards 4 @ Brewers 6 - Yount 4-4 with HR, fans celebrate too early (Quality 9.0)

(10/19/82) World Series Game 6 - Brewers 1 @ Cards 13 - Stuper CG win. Hernandez 4 RBI (Quality 8.5)

(10/20/82) World Series Game 7 - Milwaukee Brewers @ St. Louis Cardinals - Joaquin Andujar and Pete Vuckovich opposed each other once again. The game was scoreless until the bottom of the fourth when the Cardinals scored first on a Lonnie Smith RBI single. Ben Oglivie tied it for the Brew Crew in the fifth with a solo homer, and they took a 3-1 lead in the sixth when Jim Gantner scored on an error and Cecil Cooper hit a sacrifice fly. But, in the bottom of the sixth, Vuckovich began to run into trouble. With one out, Ozzie Smith singled and Lonnie Smith doubled him to third. Brewers manager Harvey Kuenn then pulled Vuckovich in favor of Bob McClure, who intentionally walked pinch-hitter Gene Tenace to load the bases. Keith Hernandez then tied the game with a two-run single. George Hendrick then gave the Cardinals the lead with an RBI single. The Cardinals punctuated the scoring with two runs in the eighth on RBI singles by Series MVP Darrell Porter and Steve Braun. Andujar pitched seven strong innings and Bruce Sutter pitched the eighth and ninth for his second save. - (Quality 9.0)

1983

(05-27-83) Texas Rangers vs Chicago White Sox - Added October, 2008

(07-06-83) 1983 All Star Game - The AL finally stops their losing streak against the NL at eleven with a convincing 13-3 victory in Chicago - Fred Lynn MVP - Includes commercials (4 Discs) (Quality 9)

(07/24/83) Kansas City Royals 5 @ New York Yankees 4 - Yankees local, "Pine Tar Game" Yanks steal victory (temporarily until Commish later over rules) over KC when NY Manager Billy Martin wins his protest that George Brett's game winning home run should be disallowed because of too much pine tar on his bat! George then goes NUTS! protest reinstates and remainder of game played 24 days later.

(10-04-83) NLCS Game 1 - Philadelphia Phillies @ Los Angeles Dodgers - Includes Pre-game and Post-game (3 DVDs) (Quality 8.5) - Added September, 2011

(10-05-83) NLCS Game 2 - Philadelphia Phillies @ Los Angeles Dodgers - Includes Pre-game, commercials and Post-game (3 DVDs) (Quality 8.5) - Added September, 2011

(10-07-83) NLCS Game 3 - Los Angeles Dodgers @ Philadelphia Phillies - (Quality 8) - Added September, 2011

(10-08-83) NLCS Game 4 - Los Angeles Dodgers @ Philadelphia Phillies - Includes Pre-game and Post-game (3 DVDs) (Quality 8.5) - Added September, 2011

(10/11/83) World Series Game 1 - Philadelphia Phillies @ Baltimore Orioles - Pete Rose, Joe Morgan, Cal Ripken Jr., Mike Schmidt, Eddie Murray, Tug McGraw - Includes commercials (Quality 9) (3 Discs)

(10/12/83) World Series Game 2 - Philadelphia Phillies @ Baltimore Orioles - (Quality 9.5) (3 Discs)

(10/15/83) World Series Game 4 - Baltimore Orioles @ Philadelphia Phillies - (Quality 9) (3 Discs)

(10/16/83) World Series Game 5 - Baltimore Orioles @ Philadelphia Phillies - Orioles take the Series over the Phillies behind two big home runs from 1B Eddie Murray. Scott McGregor 5-hit shut-out. (3 Discs)

 

1984

1984 Little League World Series - Altamonte Springs, FL vs Seoul, Korea - Jason Varitek (Boston Redsoxs) plays short stop for Altomonte Springs. (Quality 8.5)

(04-13-84) Montreal Expos vs Philadelphia Phillies - Pete Rose gets hit # 4000 - missing last out - Added March, 2009

(06-23-84) St. Louis Cardinals @ Chicago Cubs - 11 innings - The Ryne Sandberg Game! One game in particular was cited for putting Sandberg (as well as the 1984 Cubs in general) "on the map", a NBC national telecast of a Cubs-Cardinals game on June 23, 1984. The Cubs had been playing well throughout the season's first few months, but as a team unaccustomed to winning, they had not yet become a serious contender in the eyes of most baseball fans. As for Sandberg, he had played two full seasons in the major leagues, and while he had shown himself to be a top-fielding second baseman and fast on the basepaths (over 30 stolen bases both seasons), his .260-ish batting average and single-digit home run production were respectable for his position but not especially noteworthy, and Sandberg was not talked about outside Chicago. The Game of the Week, however, put the sleeper Cubs on the national stage against their regional rival, the St. Louis Cardinals. Both teams were well-established franchises with a strong fan base outside the Chicago and St. Louis area. In the ninth inning, the Cubs trailed 9-8, and faced the premier relief pitcher of the time, Bruce Sutter. Sutter was at the forefront of the emergence of the closer in the late 1970s and early 1980s: a hard-throwing pitcher who typically came in just for the ninth inning and saved around 30 games a season. (Sutter was especially dominant in 1984, saving 45 games.) However, in the ninth inning, Sandberg, not known for his power, slugged a home run to left field against the Cardinals' ace closer. Despite this dramatic act, the Cardinals scored two runs in the top of the tenth. Sandberg came up again in the tenth inning, facing a determined Sutter with one man on base. Sandberg then shocked the national audience by hitting a second home run, even farther into the left field bleachers, to tie the game again. The Cubs went on to win in the 11th inning. The Cardinals' Willie McGee (4-6, 6rbis, hits for The Cycle!) had already been named NBC's player of the game before Ryno's first home run, and much praise had been gien to St. Louis's Shortstop Ozzie "The Wizard" Smith for some absolutley amazing defense. As NBC play-by-play man Bob Costas (who called the game with Tony Kubek) said when Sandberg hit that second home run, "Do you believe it?!" The game is sometimes called The Sandberg Game. The winning run for the Cubs was driven in by a single off of the bat of Dave Owen. - Added October, 2008

(09-24-84) Pittsburgh Pirates @ Chicago Cubs - Cubs clinch playoff birth - WGN broadcast - Includes commercials and lots of post-game (Quality 8) - Added May, 2011

(09-30-84) California Angels @ Texas Rangers - Mike Witt perfect game - A great pitching dual vs Charlie Hough - Reggie Jackson would drive in the only run of the game and it was unearned due to a passed ball by catcher Donnie Scott. During the ninth inning, California made three defensive changes to preserve the gem. Mike Witt then struck out the first batter and Texas countered with two pinch hitters, both of which grounded out. - added May, 2009

(10-02-84) 1984 NLCS Game 1 - San Diego Padres @ Chicago Cubs - Bob Dernier led off the game for the Cubs with a homer, and things went steadily downhill for the Padres as Chicago romped to a crushing 13-0 win in their first postseason game since 1945. Gary Matthews also homered in the first and added a three-run shot in Chicago's six-run fifth. Even starting pitcher, NL Cy Young Award Winner Rick Sutcliffe, went deep, besides holding the hapless Padres to two hits over seven strong innings. The Cubs' overwhelming victory had Chicago's long-suffering fans dreaming of the franchise's first World Championship since 1908. - Added March, 2009

(10-03-84) 1984 NLCS Game 2 - San Diego Padres @ Chicago Cubs - Added March, 2009

(10-04-84) 1984 NLCS Game 3 - Chicago Cubs @ San Diego Padres - Added March, 2009

(10-06-84) 1984 NLCS Game 4 - Chicago Cubs @ San Diego Padres - Steve Garvey's dramatic game ending home run! Game 4 proved to be the most dramatic of the series, and it left many Cubs fans dreading another harsh disappointment for the franchise nicknamed the "lovable losers." The Padres jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the third on a sacrifice fly from Gwynn and a run-scoring double from Garvey. The Cubs actually took the lead in the fourth on a two-run homer by Jody Davis and a solo shot by Leon Durham, who would suffer ignominy in Game 5. The Padres tied the game in the fifth on another RBI from Garvey, and took the lead in the seventh when Garvey singled in yet another run. A passed ball allowed a second tally in the inning to make the score 5-3 San Diego. The Cubs bounced back in the eighth to tie the game on an RBI single by Moreland and an RBI double from Davis. With dominating closer Lee Smith on the mound for the Cubs in the bottom of the ninth, Gwynn singled to center with one out. Garvey then capped an extraordinary five-RBI game by launching a two-run walk-off home run to right center field just over the glove of Cubs right fielder Henry Cotto at the 370 sign. The series was now tied as the Cubs suffered one of their most devastating postseason losses ever. - Added March, 2009

(10-07-84) 1984 NLCS Game 5 - Chicago Cubs @ San Diego Padres - Padres complete comeback from down 0-2 in games. As if to tease their fatalistic fans, the Cubs started out well in the final and deciding game of the series. Durham hit a two-run homer in the first and Davis added a solo homer in the second to give the Cubs a 3-0 lead. With National League Cy Young Award winner and Game 1 victor Rick Sutcliffe pitching brilliantly, the Cubs maintained their lead until the bottom of the sixth. Then disaster struck in a way that left many Cubs fans muttering about curses and other storied collapses in the franchise's history. Chicago's downfall began innocently enough, with San Diego getting two sacrifice flies in the sixth to cut the Cubs' lead to 3-2. But the Padres' seventh proved catastrophic for Chicago. Carmelo Martinez led off the inning with a walk, was sacrificed to second by Garry Templeton, and scored when Tim Flannery's grounder trickled through Durham's legs for a crucial error. Alan Wiggins singled Flannery to second, and Gwynn doubled both runners home to give the Padres a 5-3 lead. Garvey followed with an RBI single to stretch the lead to 6-3. Steve Trout then replaced Sutcliffe on the mound and got out of the inning unscathed. The Cubs got three baserunners over the final two innings against Gossage but could not score, and San Diego took home its first National League pennant. - Added March, 2009

(10-14-84) 1984 World Series Game 5 - San Diego Padres @ Detroit Tigers - Detroit Tigers complete marvelous season with 8-4 Series clinching win over San Diego. Kirk Gibson's two HR's lead the way, the second one being the famous three run HR off Goose Gossage to seal the game for the Tigers after Gossage had talked Padre Manager Dick Williams out of intentionally walking Gibson with first base open in the bottom of the 8th! - Players include Tony Gwynn, Steve Garvery, Lou Whitaker, Alan Trammell, Kirk Gibson, Dan Petry. Includes commercials and post-game (Quality 9)

 

1985

(07-16-85) 1985 All Star Game - NL pitchers hold AL to five hits in 6-1 win

(09-11-85) San Diego Padres vs Cincinnati Reds - Pete Rose Breaks Ty Cobb's All-time hit record. - Added March, 2009

(10-27-85) 1985 World Series Game 7 - St. Louis Cardinals @ Kansas City Royals - Added March, 2009

 

1986

(04-29-86) Seattle Mariners @ Boston Red Sox - Roger Clemens sets MLB Record by mowing down 20! Roger Clemens set a major league record by striking out 20 batters in a 3-1 Boston victory over the Seattle Mariners. Clemens broke the nine-inning record of 19 strikeouts set by Steve Carlton for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1969. - added October, 2007

1986 All Star Game - AL win 3-2 with Clemens winning over Gooden, and Fernando Valenzuela K's 5 in a row! - Includes commercials (Quality 9)

(07-09-86) California Angels @ Chicago Whitesox - Seaver vs Sutton - Added October, 2008

(09-10-86) Milwaukee Brewers @ Detroit Tigers - Gibson hits 2 homers - Added October, 2008

(09-25-86) San Francisco Giants @ Houston Astros - Mike Scott pitches division clinching no-hitter - Added October, 2008

(10-08-86) ALCS Game 2 - California Angels @ Boston Redsox

(10-10-86) ALCS Game 3 - Boston Redsox @ California Angels

(10-11-86) ALCS Game 4 - Boston Redsox @ California Angels - Roger Clemens, the Game 1 loser for the Red Sox, started Game 4, and was solid for most of the game. Boston put up a run in the sixth, and two more in the eighth on two hits, a wild pitch, a passed ball, and two errors, but left the bases loaded. In the bottom of the ninth, Doug DeCinces led off with a home run. After the next batter grounded out, Schofield and Bob Boone singled. After coming within two outs of a complete game, Clemens was removed, and Boone was replaced with a pinch runner. Pettis, batting next, doubled to score Schofield. Ruppert Jones was intentionally walked to load the bases, a fatal mistake, as two batters later, Downing was hit by a pitch, bringing in the tying run. Angels relief pitcher Doug Corbett pitched a perfect 10th and 11th innings, and California broke through in the bottom of the 11th. Jerry Narron scored on Bobby Grich's one-out single, giving California a 4-3 win and a 3-1 series lead.

(10-12-86) ALCS Game 5 - California Angels @ Boston Redsox - Dave Henderson's dramatic HR! Heading into Game 5, California looked set to earn their first-ever trip to a World Series. Grich, the previous night's hero, homered to give the Halos a 3-2 lead in the sixth inning; Red Sox center fielder Dave Henderson had tried to leap at the wall to catch Grich's long fly ball, but ended up deflecting it over the fence. Rob Wilfong appeared to put the final nail in Boston's coffin with an RBI double in the seventh, and the Angels led 5-2 after eight innings. In the ninth, Witt was two outs away from his second complete game victory of the series when Don Baylor hit a two-strike, two-run home run to pull the Red Sox within one run. After retiring the next batter, Witt was replaced by left-hander Gary Lucas. With his very first pitch, Lucas hit batter Rich Gedman, and was replaced by Donnie Moore. The Angels closer brought his team within one strike of its first-ever AL pennant, but Henderson caught hold of a Moore forkball and launched a home run into the left field stands, stunning the hometown crowd and greatly redeeming himself for his earlier miscue. Boston had taken a 6-5 lead. The lead would not last, however, as in the bottom of the ninth, Boone singled, and Jones pinch-ran for him. Pettis sacrificed Jones to second, and Wilfong singled him home, tying the game. Schofield then singled, sending Wilfong to third, and Downing was intentionally walked to load the bases with only one out. All of Boston's top-half heroics would have been washed away with a mere sacrifice fly at this point. But instead, DeCinces only managed to hit a short fly ball to right field. Grich's subsequent line-out to pitcher Steve Crawford ended the inning. The teams settled down and the 10th inning was again scoreless, but the Red Sox loaded the bases in the top of the 11th for Henderson. He hit a sacrifice fly, scoring Baylor with the go-ahead run. Calvin Schiraldi then retired the Halos in order in the bottom of the 11th, completing a shocking comeback and breaking the hearts of Angel Nation.

(10/22/86) World Series Game 4 - New York Mets @ Boston Red Sox - (3 Discs) - added March, 2007

(10/23/86) World Series Game 5 - New York Mets @ Boston Red Sox - (4 Discs) - added March, 2007

(10/25/86) World Series Game 6 - Boston Red Sox @ New York Mets - Probably the most replayed play in World Series history as Bill Buckner lets the ball go between his legs. Includes commercials (4 Discs) (Quality 9)

(10/26/86) World Series Game 7 - Boston Red Sox @ New York Mets - Bruce Hurst vs Ron Darling - Mets come from behind to conclude fantastic season and WS by winning it all! Includes commercials (4 Discs) (Quality 9.5)

 

1987

(04/15/87) Milwaukee Brewers 7 at Baltimore Orioles 0 - WVTV Milw., Nieves No-Hitter, Brewers win 9th straight to start year. (3 Discs) (Quality 9.0)

(04-17-87) Chicago Cubs vs Montreal Expos - Bill Murray announcing for Harry Caray - Added March, 2009

(10-25-87) 1987 World Series Game 7- St. Louis Cardinals @ Minnesota Twins - In the deciding game, neither team gave an inch. Though St. Louis came out with a 2-1 lead in the 2nd inning, the Twins marched back with runs in the 5th, 6th and 8th innings, Frank Viola pitched eight strong innings and Twins closer Jeff Reardon came out in the 9th to bring down the curtain on the Cardinals, and on the '87 Series. The game featured three badly missed calls--two by first base umpire Lee Weyer and one by plate umpire Dave Phillips. One likely would not have been pivotal. Either of the other two could have been had they not effectively cancellead each other out, as one deprived the Twins of a run they should have had in the 2nd inning, while the other lead to a Twins run they should not have had in the 5th. - added May, 2009

 

1988

(09/02/88) Milwaukee Brewers 5 at Detroit Tigers 0 - WVTV, Wegman CG (4 Discs) (Quality 9.5)

(09/13/88) Milwaukee Brewers 4 at Chicago White Sox 0 - WVTV, Nieves CG, Yount 3 hits inc. in-park HR, Molitor HR. No audio 'til bottom 1st, VG+ **3 DVDs** disc 3 has bonus bottom of 9th from 9/12/88 White Sox 2-1 win over Brewers.

(09-16-88) Los Angeles Dodgers @ Cincinnati Reds - Tom Browning perfect game - The small crowd that patiently waited nearly three hours for a 10 p.m. start after the game was delayed were treated to a magnificent pitchers duel that featured Tim Belcher taking a no-hitter into the the sixth inning and Tom Browning completing the first ever Cincinnati Reds perfect game. - added May, 2009

(10-15-88) World Series Game 1 - Oakland A`s vs Los Angeles Dodgers - Kirk Gibson's DRAMATIC home run in bottom of 9th!  Because of using ace Orel Hershiser in Game 7 of the NLCS, the Dodgers had to open with rookie Tim Belcher in Game 1. Meanwhile, Oakland sent a well-rested Dave Stewart to the mound. Both pitchers, however, would have their troubles in this game starting out. Belcher loaded the bases in the first by giving up a single to Dave Henderson, then hitting Jose Canseco and walking Mark McGwire. Terry Steinbach flied out, however, to end the threat. Stewart's problems began in the bottom of the first when he hit Steve Sax with the game's first pitch. After retiring Franklin Stubbs, Stewart balked Sax to second. Mickey Hatcher, who hit only one homer all season, then shocked the crowd by hitting a two-run shot off Stewart. Hatcher further excited the Dodger stadium fans by running full speed around the bases, prompting Vin Scully to comment, "He's a Saturday Evening Post character!" Stewart would calm down, however, and the A's provided him a lead in their half of the second. With two outs, Glenn Hubbard singlead. Belcher's control problems continued as he walked both Stewart and Carney Lansford to load the bases. With a two outs and a 3-2 count to Canseco, Canseco crushed the next pitch for a grand slam over the left field fence, denting an NBC game camera in the process. The A's had a 4-2 lead. In the sixth, the Dodgers broke Stewart's groove with three singles, the latter one by Mike Scioscia that scored Mike Marshall. The A's lead was cut to 4-3. A's closer, Dennis Eckersley, came on to pitch the ninth to close it out for Stewart. After retiring the first two batters, Eckersley issued a walk to pinch-hitter Mike Davis, bringing a hobblead Kirk Gibson to the plate to bat for reliever Alejandro Pena. After Davis stole second, Gibson bravely foulead off Eckersley's best offerings, then hit a backdoor slider into the right field bleachers. The footage of Gibson hobbling around the bases on both hurt legs and pumping his fist as he rounds second will forever live on highlight reels. Gibson would never bat again in the Series. 

(10-16-88) World Series Game 2 - Oakland A`s vs Los Angeles Dodgers - Orel Hershiser continues amazing season with 3 Hit Shutout! With a rested Orel Hershiser on the mound, the Dodgers took a 2-0 lead. Hershiser got all the runs he needed in the third, with Mike Marshall providing the big blow with a three-run homer. Hershiser went the distance, allowing only three singles, all three hit by Dave Parker. - added October, 2007

(10-18-88) World Series Game 3 - Los Angeles Dodgers vs Oakland A`s - Oakalnd climbs back inot the Series in dramatic style! The A's got back in the series on the strength of strong pitching by former Dodger World Series hero Bob Welch and three relievers. Dodger starter John Tudor left after only two innings with tightness in his pitching shoulder. The A's struck first in the third when Glenn Hubbard singled, stole second, and came home on a single by Ron Hassey. The Dodgers tied it in the fifth when Franklin Stubbs drove home Jeff Hamilton with a double. A's relievers helped squelch a Dodger threat in the sixth. Danny Heep led off with a double. John Shelby singled to left, but Heep was held up at third on the throw home as Shelby took second. Welch walked Mike Davis to load the bases, and left-hander Greg Cadaret was brought in to face lefty-hitting Mike Scioscia. Scioscia popped out to third. A's manager Tony LaRussa then brought in right-hander Gene Nelson to face Hamilton, who forced Heep out at home. Alfredo Griffin grounded out to end the threat. The A's got their winning run in the bottom of the ninth when Mark McGwire deposited a one-out fastball from Jay Howell into the right-centerfield seats.

 

1989

(08-22-89) Oakland Athletics @ Texas Rangers - Nolan Ryan records his 5000th strike out - added October, 2007

 

1990

(06-11-90) Oakland A's vs Texas Rangers - Nolan Ryan No-hitter #6 - complete game - added May, 2009

(07-01-90) New York Yankees @ Chicago White Sox - Hawkins no hitter - Added October, 2008

(07-17-90) Kansas City Royals @ New York Yankees - Bo Jackson hits 3 HRs!

(07-31-90) Texas Rangers 11 at Milwaukee Brewers 3 - Nolan Ryan wins 300th, Molitor 3 hits

(08-09-90) New York Mets vs Philadelphia Phillies - Phillies Network, game features 3 brawls and 8 ejections - Added March, 2009

(08-21-90) Philadelphia Phillies @ Los Angeles Dodgers - down 11-1, Phils win 12-11 scoring 9 runs in 9th - Added March, 2009

(10-17-90) 1990 World Series game 2 - Oakland A's @ Cininnati Reds - 10 innings - Added October, 2008

(10-20-90) 1990 World Series game 4 - Cininnati Reds @ Oakland A's - Added October, 2008

 

1991

1991 MLB All-Star Game - Rebroadcast from MLB Network (Quality 8) - Added September, 2011

(04-08-91) Milwaukee Brewers @ Texas Rangers - opening day, Brewers win 5-4, Nolan Ryan LP 7IP,9H,5ER,2BB,9K, Yount HR - Added October, 2008

(05-01-91) Toronto Blue Jays vs Texas Rangers - Nolan Ryan No-hitter #7 - Rickey Henderson broke Lou Brock's career stolen base record by stealing his 939th career base. However, Henderson's achievement was somewhat overshadowed because Ryan, at age 44, set a record that same night by throwing the seventh no-hitter of his career, striking out Roberto Alomar of the Toronto Blue Jays for the final out. Coincidentally, Ryan's second baseman in his first two no-hitters had been Alomar's father, Sandy Sr. - complete game - added May, 2009

(07-28-91) Montreal Expos @ Los Angeles Dodgers - Dennis Martinez pitches a perfect game - Added October, 2008

(10-17-91) 1991 NLCS Game 7 - Atlanta Braves @ Pittsburgh Pirates - Includes Post-game (Quality 8) - Added September, 2011

(10-27-91) 1991 World Series game 7 - Atlanta Braves @ Minnesota Twins - Jack Morris throws 10 Inning 1-0 masterpiece! Game Seven was a pitching duel between Minnesota's Jack Morris and Atlanta's John Smoltz. Smoltz was a farmhand in Morris' previous organization, the Detroit Tigers. The Tigers traded Smoltz to the Braves in 1987 for pitcher Doyle Alexander in anticipation for a playoff showdown against the Minnesota Twins. Scoring threats were posted and quashed with ruthless efficiency, including a heart-stopping eighth inning wherein both teams were retired with the bases loaded by double play. A slick (and rare) 3-2-3 double play between Hrbek and Harper retired the side in the top of the eighth, and Lemke returned the favor to Hrbek in the bottom of the same inning after Atlanta reliever Mike Stanton had intentionally walked Puckett, possibly leery of a sudden repeat of the previous night's heroics. Another critical defensive play may have come in the top of the eighth, when the Braves' Smith was on first (with nobody out) and took off for a hit and run while Pendleton laced a double into the gap. Logically, Smith could have scored from first on the double, especially since he was running as the pitch was thrown. But after the batter made contact with the ball, Twins infielders Gagne (shortstop) and Knoblauch (second base) feigned starting a double play by pretending to force out Smith at second. Smith hesitated, then ran to third while the batter came to second. The trickery caused enough confusion for Smith to advance only to third where he logically would have scored and put Atlanta in the lead heading into the bottom of the inning. Smith (who did not score in that inning), for his part, insisted that he wasn't fooled, he was waiting to see if the ball would be caught. Twins ace and World Series MVP Jack Morris kept the shutout through ten innings. A Twin Cities sports writer wrote that on that night, "[Morris] could have outlasted Methuselah." Morris successfully rebuffed several attempts by manager Tom Kelly to remove him during the game , remaining on the mound from the first pitch to the last. In the bottom of the tenth, Dan Gladden hustled out a bloop double to left-center off Alejandro Peña, and went to third on a Chuck Knoblauch sacrifice bunt. The Braves intentionally walked Kirby Puckett and Kent Hrbek to bring up light-hitting speedster Jarvis Brown with the bases loaded. Twins manager Tom Kelly risked an inning-ending double-play by sending an injured Gene Larkin (his last bench player aside from catcher Junior Ortiz) to the plate. Larkin lofted Peña's first-pitch fastball to left-center, over the Braves' drawn-in outfielders, to score a jubilant Gladden. TV broadcaster Jack Buck called out that the Twins had won the World Series the moment the ball was struck.

 

1992

1992 MLB All-Star Game - @ San Diego - Griffey Jr. MVP - Includes commercials (Quality 8) - Added September, 2011

(04-06-92) Texas Rangers vs Seattle Mariners - Opening day - Nolan Ryan vs Randy Johnson - Great pitched game for the first 6 innings and then the bull pens come in and the game is a wild back and forth game that sees 16 runs scored in the final 3 innings. Other players include Ken Griffey Jr., Ivan Rodriguez, Juan Gonzalez, Rafael Palmeiro, Ruben Sierra, Edgar Martinez, etc. (Quality 8.5)

(10-04-92) Milwaukee Brewers @ Oakland A's - SC, Sierra HR, Paul Molitor's last game for Brewers - 3 discs - Added October, 2008

 

1993

1993 Milwaukee Brewers vs Detroit Tigers - Added May, 2009

(07-19-93) Milwaukee Brewers @ Texas Rangers - Nolan Ryan WP (5.2IP, 3H, 2ER, 1BB, 6K) Robin Yount, Julio Franco HR - Added October, 2008

(08-04-93) Chicago White Sox @ Texas Rangers - Nolan Ryan and Robin Ventura fight game - Ryan gets win #322 - Added October, 2008

 

1994

Spring Training - Chicago White Sox vs Chicago Cubs - Michael Jordan plays for Sox and has very good game. Jordan and Harry Carry interview. WGN

1994 Home Run Derby - Griffey Jr. winner - (Quality 8.5) - Added September, 2011

(04-04-94) Seattle Mariners @ Cleveland Indians - first game in Jacobs field, game goes 11 innings - Seattle's Randy Johnson carries a No-Hitter into the 8th - Added October, 2008

1994 Seattle Mariners @ Detroit Tigers - Griffey jr. 1 hands a HR to Upper deck left field. Game called after 7 innings - Added May, 2009

 

1995

(09-06-95) California Angels vs. Baltimore Orioles - Cal Ripken breaks the All Time Consecutive Games Played Streak! On September 6, 1995, many baseball fans within and out of the United States tuned in to cable TV network ESPN to watch Ripken surpass Lou Gehrig's 56-year-old record for consecutive games played. The game, between the Orioles and the California Angels, still ranks as one of the network's most watched baseball games. Cal's children, Rachel and Ryan, threw out the ceremonial first balls. Both President Bill Clinton and Vice-President Al Gore were at the game. President Clinton was in the WBAL local radio broadcast booth when Ripken hit a home run[11] in the fourth inning, and called the home run over the air. When the game became official after the Angels' half of the fifth inning, the numerical banners that displayed Ripken's streak on the wall of the B&O Warehouse outside the stadium's right field wall changed from 2130 to 2131.[12] Everyone attending (including the opposing Angels and all four umpires) erupted with a standing ovation lasting more than 22 minutes, one of the longest standing ovations for any athlete; ESPN did not go to a commercial break during the entire ovation. During the ovation, Cal also did a lap around the entire Camden Yards warning track to shake hands and give high-fives to the fans. The humble superstar had to be convinced by his teammates to take a victory lap around the stadium, shaking hands and creating a highlight reel moment that's been replayed repeatedly in the ensuing years. "It was very spontaneous. I was feeling a sense of anxiety that it was unfair to stop the game in the middle of the game. You felt for the pitchers -- it's almost like a rain delay. I just kept saying to myself, 'okay, let's get the game started. Thank you very much. I'll celebrate it as much as you want after it's over, but let's stay with the game. "Bobby Bonilla and Rafael Palmeiro pushed me out of the dugout and said, 'Hey, if you don't do a lap around this thing, we'll never get the game started.' I thought it was a ridiculous sort of thing, ...but as I started to do it, the celebration of 50,000 started to be very one-on-one and very personal. I started seeing people I knew. ...Those were the people that had been around the ballpark all those years, and it was really a wonderful human experience." - (Quality 8.5)

(10-02-95) AL Playoff game - California Angels @ Seattle Mariners - Randy Johnson vs Langston - Added October, 2008

(10-08-95) ALDS game 5 - Seattle Mariners @ New York Yankees - Ken Griffey Jr. scores series winning run in the 11th. Called the game that saved baseball in Seattle. - W: Johnson L: McDowell HR: O' Neill (3) Cora (1) Griffey (5) - Added November, 2009

(10-13-95) ALCS game 3 - Seattle Mariners @ Cleveland Indians - Jay Buhner hits 3 run shot in extra innnings to beat Indians at Jacobs Field. Randy Johnson pitches. - Added November, 2009

(10-17-95) ALCS game 6 - Cleveland Indians @ Seattle Mariners - Added October, 2008

(10-24-95) 1995 World Series Game 3 - Atlanta Braves @ Cleveland Indians - Cleveland wins 7-6 in 11 innings as Eddie Murray singles home the winning run in the first World Series game played in Cleveland since 1954 - Smoltz vs Nagy. ATL-McGriff, Klesko HR.

(10-26-95) 1995 World Series Game 5 - Atlanta Braves @ Cleveland Indians - Added May, 2009

(10-28-95) 1995 World Series Game 6 - Cleveland Indians @ Atlanta Braves - Added May, 2009

 

1996

(09-21-96) Oakland Athletics @ Seattle Mariners - W: Moyer L: Telgheder HR: Batista (6) Martinez (26) Rodriguez (36) Sorrento (22) Buhner (43) Griffey (47) - Sports Channel original broadcast (Quality 8.5) - Added September, 2011

(10-23-96) 1996 World Series Game 4 - New York Yankees @ Atlanta Braves - Jim Leyritz's three run HR! Game 4 would prove to be the decisive game of the 1996 World Series. Fred McGriff had a home run and Marquis Grissom hit a two-run double to deep center as the Braves stormed out to a 6-0 lead by the fifth inning. New York starter Kenny Rogers lasted only two innings, while Braves starter Denny Neagle was in control. However, he suddenly ran into trouble in the sixth inning, which began when an otherwise catchable pop-fly hit by Derek Jeter was not caught when right field umpire Tim Welke got in the way of Braves rightfielder Jermaine Dye. Neagle then allowed three runs, with two of them coming off a Cecil Fielder single which was aided by an error on rightfielder Dye. Neagle was knocked out of the game, leaving the 6-3 Atlanta lead in the hands of their bullpen. Mike Bielecki came in with nobody out to strike out the side in three straight. The Braves could not score on the New York bullpen and in the eighth, manager Bobby Cox decided to put closer Mark Wohlers in the game an inning early. Wohlers allowed two hits, then reserve catcher Jim Leyritz connected for a stunning game-tying home run. In the tenth, Steve Avery walked in the go-ahead run, then Braves first baseman Ryan Klesko lost a routine pop-up in the lights, leading to another Yankee run. John Wetteland shut the Braves down in the bottom of the inning as the Yankees, who had come back from a 6-0 hole, won 8-6 and firmly shifted the momentum of the series. The Leyritz home run is viewed as a watershed event in Yankees and Braves history. For the Yankees, it launched their late-90's dynasty and is seen as the passing of the torch of baseball's most dominant team from Atlanta to New York. For the Braves, it represents a curse that has led to years of playoff struggle. Wohlers, who gave up the blast, never quite recovered from the play. He inexplicably lost his accuracy throughout 1997 and 1998, never again showing the dominance he had before the Leyritz home run. - 3 DVDs - Added March, 2009

(10-26-96) 1996 World Series Game 6 - Atlanta Braves @ New York Yankees - added July, 2009

1996 World Series Highlight Film - plus extended Bonus material from 1996 world series - added March 2007

 

1997

(10-15-97) ALCS game 6 - Cleveland Indians @ Baltimore Orioles - 11 innings - Added October, 2008

(10/21/97) World Series Game 3 - Florida Marlins vs Cleveland Indians - Marlins with a big 9th inning to win 14-11. Nagy vs Leiter. Fla-Sheffield, Daulton, Eisenreich Hr. Indians-Thome HR.

(10/23/97) World Series Game 5 - Florida Marlins vs Cleveland Indians - (Game decided in the 9th). Hershiser vs Hernandez. Fla-Alou HR. Indians-Alomar-HR.

(10/26/97) World Series Game 7 - Florida Marlins vs Cleveland Indians - Florida wins championship in only their 5th season with thrilling extra inning clincher over Indians - added October, 2007

 

1998

1998 Home Run Derby - Griffey Jr. winner - (Quality 8.5) - Added September, 2011

(08-06-98) Houston Astros @ Chicago Cubs - Kerry Wood's 20K masterpiece, best pitched game ever! A much-hyped prospect in the minor leagues, Wood made his MLB debut on April 12, 1998. He wasted no time showing the world his talent when - in only his fifth career start on May 6, 1998 - he threw a one-hit, no walk, 20-strikeout shutout against the Houston Astros, tying the record for strikeouts in a 9-inning National League game and breaking Bill Gullickson's single-game rookie record of 18 strikeouts in 1980. The game is considered by many to be among the most dominant pitching performances in the history of baseball. According to statistician Bill James's Game Score system, which attempts to assign a numerical value to a start, Wood's performance scored 105, the highest in the history of baseball. Post game Sportcenter facts & figures show it to be true. - Added March, 2009

(09/08/98) Chicago Cubs vs St. Louis Cardinals - Mark McGwire rips recod setting home run #62! On September 8, 1998, McGwire hit a pitch by the Chicago Cubs' Steve Trachsel over the left field wall for his record-breaking 62nd home run, setting off huge celebrations at Busch Stadium. The fact that the game was against the Cubs meant that Sosa was able to personally congratulate McGwire on his achievement. Members of Roger Maris' family were also present at the game. Memorably, the ball was freely given to him in a ceremony on the field by the stadium worker who found it. - (Quality 9)

(09/23/98) Chicago Cubs (7) at Milwaukee (8) - Brewers rally from down 7-0 in the 7th - Brant Brown drops fly ball with 2 outs in the bottom of the 9th scoring 3 unearned runs for the Brewers win - Sosa 2 HRs - 3:19 - WGN broadcast (Quality 8.5)

(10-17-98) 1998 World Series Game 1 - San Diego Padres @ New York Yankees - added July, 2009

(10-21-98) 1998 World Series Game 4 - New York Yankees @ San Diego Padres - added July, 2009

1998 World Series Highlight Film plus extended Bonus material from 1998 world series - added March 2007

 

1999

1999 Home Run Derby - Griffey Jr. winner - (Quality 8.5) - Added September, 2011

(07/18/99) Montreal Expos @ New York Yankees - David Cone's Perfect Game! It was "Yogi Berra Day" at the Stadium. Don Larsen was among the 41,930 in attendance. He was there to throw out the first pitch to Berra who caught his "Perfect Game in the 1956 World Series. The plan was for Larsen to tarry a while in seat behind home plate, watch a few innings and then go back to his hotel and relax. But Larsen, like all the others in the park that day, was riveted to what Yankee starter David Cone was doing to Montreal. In 95-degree heat, Cone threw all manner of pitches from an assortment of arm angles. Even a 33 minute rain delay in the third inning had little effect on his peerless pitching performance. In the eighth inning, Montreal's Jose Vidro grounded sharply up the middle. Second baseman Chuck Knoblauch, moving right, backhanded the ball and threw him out. "When Knoblauch made the great play," Cone said, "I decided there was some kind of Yankee aura. Maybe this was my day," As the ninth got underway, Cone was given a standing ovation as he walked to the mound. The large crowd remained standing. Cone got the final out - Orlando Cabrera, a popup. Cone grabbed the sides of his head, dropped to his knees and was quickly lifted by his teammates onto their shoulders. The Yankees had a 6-0 win. Cone had only the 14th perfect game in modern history, the second thrown by a Yankee pitcher in 14 months. He hadn't gone to a three-ball count all day. He threw 88 pitches, 68 strikes, getting thirteen fly outs, ten strikeouts, and four groundouts. "You probably have a better chance of winning the lottery than this happening," he said. "The last three innings, that's when you really think about it. You can't help feel the emotion of the crowd. I felt my heart thumping through my uniform." - added August, 2007

(08/05/99) San Deigo Padres @ St. Louis Cardinals - Mark McGwire hits career homerun #500 and #501 - added March, 2007

1999 World Series Highlight Film plus extended Bonus material from 1999 world series - added March 2007

 

2000

2000 World Series Highlight Film plus extended Bonus material from 2000 world series - added March 2007

 

2001

(10-??-01) California Angels vs Seattle Mariners - Mariners 106th win of season and division clincher - added November, 2009

(10/31/01) World Series Game 4 - Arizona Diamondbacks vs New York Yankees - Arizona goes for the big 3-1 Series lead by throwing Curt Schilling on three days rest, and he goes a masterful seven innings, but Yankees 1B Tino Martinez cracks two out two run homer in the bottom of the 9th, and then SS Derek Jeter hits two out walk off homer in 10th to give New York 4-3 win and knotting the Series at two games a piece. Schilling vs Hernandez. Ari-Grace Hr. Yanks-Spencer, T. Martinez, Jeter HR.

(11/01/01) World Series Game 5 - Arizona Diamondbacks vs New York Yankees - In what could only be described as a miracle the Yankees for the second straight game tie the game with two out in the bottom of the 9th on a home run, and then go on to beat Arizona 3-2 in 12 innings. Mussina vs Batista. Ari-Finley, Barajas HR. Yanks-Brosius HR.

(11/04/01) World Series Game 7 - Arizona Diamondbacks vs New York Yankees - Two 20 game & Cy Young Award Winners, a Series first, face off as Arizona sends Curt Schilling up against the Yankees Roger Clemens, and neither disappoint. In a tense back & forth game the Diamondbacks pull off a bottom of the 9th rally of their own to become the fastest expansion team to win a World Series, and this one was one of the greatest of all time! "Diamondbacks score 2 runs in top of 9th against Mariano Rivera to win the game. Randy Johnson pitches top of ninth for Arizona to preserve score. Great game!"

 

2002

(10/24/02) World Series Game 5 - San Francisco Giants vs Anaheim Angels - Includes pre-game, commercials, and post-game (3 discs) (Quality 8.5)

(10/26/02) World Series Game 6 - Anaheim Angels vs San Francisco Giants - Angels pull off yet another amazing comeback! Down 3-2 in games and 5-0 in the bottom of the 7th they somehow scrap back for incredible 6-5 win forcing a seventh game!

(10/27/02) World Series Game 7 - San Francisco Giants vs Anaheim Angels - After 42 years a quartet named Lackey, Donnelly, Rodriguez (aka K-Rod) and Percival in tandem with a clutch bases clearing double by Garrett Anderson lead the Angles to a 4-1 win over the Giants and their first World Series title!!!

 

2003

(10/11/03) ALCS Game 3 - Boston Redsox vs New York Yankees - Yankees win the historic match between Roger Clemens & Pedro Martinez 4-3, but the story of the game is the multiple bench clearing incidents that include Boston's Martinez throwing New York's bench coach Don Zimmer to the ground and a Red Sox's ground keeper starting a fight in the Yankees bullpen! - added August, 2007

(10/05/03) NLDS Game 5 - Chicago Cubs @ Atlanta Braves - Kerry Woods vs Mike Hampton - Includes commercials (Quality 8) - Added May, 2011

(10/14/03) NLCS Game 6 - Florida Marlins vs Chicago Cubs - Five Outs away from their first trip to the WS since 1945 and "The Curse of the Goat" strikes Chicago again. Beginning with lifelong Cubs fan Steve Bartman preventing Chicago LF Moises Alou from catching a foul ball, the nightmare inning snowballed from there, not stopping until 8 runs had scored to give Florida 8-3 series extending win

 

2004

(10/12/04) ALCS Game 1 - Boston Red Sox @ New York Yankees (Quality 9.5)

(10/13/04) ALCS Game 2 - Boston Red Sox @ New York Yankees (Quality 9.5)

(10/17/04) ALCS Game 4 - New York Yankees @ Boston Red Sox - Facing elimination in a sweep to the Yankees the Red Sox tie this back & forth game at four a piece in exciting style in the bottom of the 9th to force extra innings. Tension mounts as threats come and go before in the 12th Boston's David Ortiz hits his second walk off homer of the playoffs for thrilling 6-4 win at Fenway! (Quality 9.5)

(10/18/04) ALCS Game 5 - New York Yankees @ Boston Red Sox - Another back & forth contest between the Yankees & Red Sox's at Fenway that again goes into extra innings, 14 this time. This time Boston's David Ortiz merely hits a bloop single but it wins the game in 5-4 exciting style to extend the Series! (Quality 9.5)

(10/19/04) ALCS Game 6 - Boston Red Sox @ New York Yankees - Red Sox make history by becoming the first team ever to force a 7th game in a Series after being down 3-0 in game. Boston gets incredible performance from Curt Schilling in tightly fought 4-2 win at Yankee Stadium (Quality 9.5)

(10/20/04) ALCS Game 7 - Boston Red Sox @ New York Yankees - Boston completes the miracle with 10-3 win at Yankee Stadium to become first team ever to be down 3-0 in the series and win a game 7! CF Johnny Damon is huge with a two run homer and a grand slam as the Red Sox exercise their Ghosts versus the Yankees and move on to the World Series in historic fashion! (Quality 9.5)

(10/23/04) World Series Game 1 - St. Louis Cardinals @ Boston Red Sox - Wow, what a way to start things off in the 100th World Series. Boston wins wild back & forth 11-9 affair (the highest scoring opening game in World Series history) at Fenway over the Cardinals! commercials, pre game, and post game (Quality 9.5)

(10/24/04) World Series Game 2 - St. Louis Cardinals @ Boston Red Sox - Curt Schilling and his bleeding ankle amaze America once again as he leads Boston to 6-2 victory over Cardinals to take 2-0 lead in the Series - commercials and post game (Quality 9.5)

(10/26/04) World Series Game 3 - Boston Red Sox @ St. Louis Cardinals - Pedro Martinez comes up huge, with some help from Cardinal starter Jeff Suppan's ill timed base running gaff, and the Red Sox take commanding 3-0 lead in the Series with 4-1 win - commercials and post game (Quality 9.5)

(10/27/04) World Series Game 4 - Boston Red Sox 4 @ St. Louis Cardinals 3 - "Boston breaks curse and sweeps for title. The Curse Is Reversed!!! Boston wins it's first title since 1918 behind Derek Lowe's gem who completes the Series Sweep with 3-0 masterpiece! - commercials, pre game, and post game (Quality 9.5)

 

2005

(06/23/05) Chicago Cubs vs Milwaukee Brewers - Lee 3-4, 2 HR

(08/26/05) Milwaukee Brewers vs Atlanta Braves - Ben Sheets pitches for Brewers - Brewers wear old Milwaukee Braves Throwback uniforms Includes commercials (Quality 10)

(10/04/05) ALDS Game 1 - Boston Red Sox at Chicago White Sox (Quality 9.5)

(10/05/05) ALDS Game 2 - Boston Red Sox at Chicago White Sox (Quality 9.5)

(10/07/05) ALDS Game 3 - Chicago White Sox at Boston Red Sox (Quality 9.5)

(10/??/05) NLCS game 6 - Houston Astros @ St. Louis Cardinals - Last game at old Busch Stadium - added March 2007

(10/12/05) ALCS game 2 - LA Angels at Chicago White Sox - The Angels are robbed by the home plate umpires false call of a (non) dropped 3rd Strike in the 9th which leads directly to 2-1 White Sox win to knot the Series at one game each (Quality 9.5)

(10/14/05) ALCS game 3 - Chicago White Sox vs LA Angels (Quality 9.5)

(10/15/05) ALCS game 4 - Chicago White Sox vs LA Angels (Quality 9.5)

(10/16/05) ALCS game 5 - Chicago White Sox vs LA Angels - Sox win pennant (Quality 9.5)

(10/22/05) World Series Game 1 - Houston Astros vs Chicago White Sox (Quality 9.5)

(10/23/05) World Series Game 2 - Houston Astros vs Chicago White Sox - Great back & forth game comes down to walk off homer by White Sox's Scott Podsednik to take 7-6 win after Houston had fought back to tie it in the top of the 9th! Chicago's post season good fortune had continued earlier when OF Jermaine Dye was "phantomly" hit by a pitch in the 5th, and the next batter, 1B Paul Konerko, smacked a Grand Slam to go from trailing the Astros 4-1 to leading 5-4! - Includes Pre-game and Post-game (Quality 9.5)

(10/25/05) World Series Game 3 - Chicago White Sox vs Houston Astros - Historic Game as the longest (by almost an hour) Series game in history is played as a tension filled 14 Inning (tying the WS record for innings played) finally concludes with a 7-5 win for the White Sox in Houston (Quality 9.5)

(10/26/05) World Series Game 4 - Chicago White Sox vs Houston Astros - White Sox win their first Title since 1917 The fourth game was the pitchers' duel that had been promised throughout the series. Both Houston starter Brandon Backe and Chicago starter Freddy Garcia put zeros on the scoreboard through seven innings, the longest since Game 7 of the 1991 World Series. Scott Podsednik had a two-out triple in the top of the third, but Tadahito Iguchi grounded out to second, thus snuffing that threat. The Astros had the best chance of scoring in the sixth, but Jason Lane struck out with the bases loaded to end that rally. The White Sox had a chance in the top of the seventh with runners at second and third and two out, but shortstop Juan Uribe struck out to snuff the rally. The White Sox were able to break through in the next inning against embattled Houston closer Brad Lidge. Willie Harris hit a pinch-hit single. Podsednik moved Harris to second with a sacrifice bunt. Carl Everett pinch-hit for Iguchi and grounded out to the right side to allow Harris to move over to third. Jermaine Dye, the Most Valuable Player of the series, had the game-winning single, driving in Harris. Things got a little sticky for the Sox in the Astros half of the eighth when reliever Cliff Politte hit Willy Taveras, threw a wild pitch, sending Taveras to second, and walked Lance Berkman. After Morgan Ensberg flew out to center, the White Sox manager Ozzie Guillén brought in Neal Cotts to finish the inning. Cotts induced pinch-hitter José Vizcaíno into a ground out to Uribe. Bobby Jenks, the 24-year-old fireballer, started the ninth inning. He allowed a single to Jason Lane and a sacrifice bunt to Brad Ausmus. Chris Burke came in to pinch-hit; he fouled one off to the left side, but Uribe made an amazing catch in the stands to retire Burke. The game ended when Orlando Palmeiro grounded to Uribe. It was a bang-bang play as Paul Konerko caught the ball from Uribe at 11:01 p.m. CDT to begin the biggest celebration in Chicago since the sixth NBA championship by the Bulls in 1998, and end the second-longest period without a World Series title (the cross-town Chicago Cubs still own the longest such streak, as they have not won it since 1908). - Includes Pre-game and Post-game (Quality 9.5)

2005 World Series Post Game Celebration - Includes White Sox return parade and rally - added August, 2007

 

2006

(04-10-06) Milwaukee Brewers at St Louis Cardinals - 1st Game at the new Busch Stadium - added March, 2007

(04-13-06) Milwaukee Brewers (4) at St Louis Cardinals (3) - 11 innings - Carlos Lee robs HR in 10th then hits GW homer in 11th

(05-20-06) Chicago Cubs @ Chicago White Sox - A.J. gets attacked by Cubs catcher Barrett - added August, 2007

(09-18-06) San Diego Padres @ LA Dodgers - Dodgers pull off one of the most thrilling rallies in MLB History! Four consecutive HR’s to lead off the bottom of the 9th tie the Padres at nine, then win it in 10th with another! - Includes pre-game, commercials, post-game (3 dvds)

(10-03-06) 2006 ALDS Game 1 - Detroit Tigers @ New York Yankees

(10-05-06) 2006 ALDS Game 2 - Detroit Tigers @ New York Yankees

(10-06-06) 2006 ALDS Game 3 - New York Yankees @ Detroit Tigers

(10-07-06) 2006 ALDS Game 4 - New York Yankees @ Detroit Tigers

(10-12-06) 2006 NLCS Game 1 - St. Louis Cardinals @ NY Mets - added March, 2007

(10-13-06) 2006 NLCS Game 2 - St. Louis Cardinals @ NY Mets - added March, 2007

(10-14-06) 2006 NLCS Game 3 - NY Mets @ St. Louis Cardinals - added March, 2007

(10-15-06) 2006 NLCS Game 4 - NY Mets @ St. Louis Cardinals - added March, 2007

(10-17-06) 2006 NLCS Game 5 - NY Mets @ St. Louis Cardinals - added March, 2007

(10-18-06) 2006 NLCS Game 6 - St. Louis Cardinals @ NY Mets - added March, 2007

(10-19-06) 2006 NLCS Game 7 - St. Louis Cardinals @ NY Mets - added March, 2007

(10-21-06) 2006 World Series Game 1 - St. Louis Cardinals @ Detroit Tigers - added March, 2007

(10-22-06) 2006 World Series Game 2 - St. Louis Cardinals @ Detroit Tigers - added March, 2007

(10-24-06) 2006 World Series Game 3 - Detroit Tigers @ St. Louis Cardinals - added March, 2007

(10-26-06) 2006 World Series Game 4 - Detroit Tigers @ St. Louis Cardinals - Pivotal game of the Series is a great back & forth contest with all sorts of key plays to be discussed. The Tigers took a 3-0 lead into the top of the third, after Sean Casey had two RBIs, including a home run. The other RBI came from Detroit's Ivan Rodriguez, who singled in Carlos Guillen. Rodriguez, who had been hitless in the previous 3 games, also went 3-for-4. In the bottom of the third, the Cardinals struck back with a run-scoring double by Eventual Series MVP SS David Eckstein (4-5, 2rbi), scoring Aaron Miles who had the first stolen base of the series by either team. Yadier Molina doubled in Scott Rolen in the fourth to cut the Tiger lead to 3-2. The score remained that way, until the bottom of the seventh, when Eckstein led off with a double over the head of Curtis Granderson, who had slipped on the wet Busch Stadium outfield. Eckstein then scored on a sacrifice bunt by So Taguchi that was thrown over the head of Placido Polanco covering first by Fernando Rodney, and that tied the score, 3-3. Later that same inning, Preston Wilson hit a single to left with two outs that scored Taguchi from 3rd. The Tigers tied the game in the top of the eighth on a Brandon Inge double that scored Ivan Rodriguez. In the bottom of the eighth inning, the Cardinals would regain and keep the lead when Miles scored on a double by Eckstein just off the glove of outfielder Craig Monroe. - added March, 2007

(10-27-06) 2006 World Series Game 5 - Detroit Tigers @ St. Louis Cardinals - added March, 2007

2006 World Series Post Game Celebration - Includes World Series Post Game and Busch Stadium Celebration - added March, 2007

 

2007

(04-23-07) Milwaukee Brewers @ Chicago Cubs - 12 innings - Fielder 2 HR, game winner in extra innings against the wind - From Brewers Classics - Added October, 2008

 

2008

2008 MLB All-Star Game - Extra Innings - Record Setting Summer Classic Baseball's All-Stars came to say goodbye to Yankee Stadium -- and what a long, long goodbye it was. In a game that started Tuesday night and faded well into Wednesday, Justin Morneau slid home just in time on Michael Young's sacrifice fly in the 15th inning, giving the American League a 4-3 victory that extended its unbeaten streak to 12. Young ended a 4-hour, 50-minute marathon at 1:37 a.m., with the grand old ballpark half-empty. It was a good thing, too -- neither team had any pitchers left in the bullpen, but this one was not going to end in another tie. The NL was given a pregame pep talk by Hall of Famer Ernie Banks, whose motto is: "Let's play two!" And they nearly did, matching the NL's 2-1 win at Anaheim in 1967 for the longest All-Star Game ever. The winner was Tampa Bay's Scott Kazmir, the 12th AL pitcher. "I've been in a lot off one-inning situations this year, so I'm not sure how long I could have gone," said Lidge, the 11th NL hurler. "I know nobody would have wanted to start marching position players out there to decide who has home-field advantage in the World Series." Drew was picked as the MVP, with his two-run homer in the seventh making it 2-all. Being from Boston, he was booed when presented with his trophy. The only other AL player with an All-Star ending RBI was Red Sox great Ted Williams, who hit a three-run, ninth-inning homer in 1941. This one had nearly everything a fan could ask for -- a Yankees fan, that is. The pinstriped crowd got to boo Boston's Jonathan Papelbon and the Mets' Billy Wagner. The fans showed their love for Rivera and Derek Jeter. Matt Holliday and Drew hit home runs. Houston shortstop Miguel Tejada made a great, falling throw on a slow grounder to deny the AL a win in the 10th after a pair of ugly errors by Dan Uggla, who made a record three botches in all. The AL left the potential winning run at third base in the 10th, 11th and 12th innings. Uggla twice stranded what would have been the go-ahead run on third. Colorado's Aaron Cook wiggled out of bases-loaded, no-out jam in the 10th. Grady Sizemore and Evan Longoria grounded into forceouts at the plate, and Tejada made a charging, flying throw to get Morneau on a slow grounder. In the 11th, Pittsburgh center fielder Nate McLouth made a perfect throw to nail Navarro at the plate on Young's single, with Dodgers catcher Russell Martin applying the tag. The NL loaded the bases with one out in the 12th before Kansas City's Joakim Soria struck out Uggla, and Baltimore's George Sherrill fanned Adrian Gonzalez. For much of the past few days, the question that hung over the game was whether AL manager Terry Francona would use Papelbon to close or Rivera, regarded as perhaps the greatest relief pitcher ever. Papelbon, while praising his rival, said Monday that he wanted the ball. That caused an angry responses, and Red Sox players were greeted with profanities Tuesday during a red-carpet parade up Manhattan's Avenue of the Americas. "I had my kids with me, so there was probably a few choice words that we wouldn't like a 6- and an 8-year-old to hear for an hour," Papelbon said. "But it's part of what goes on in the rivalry between the Yankees and Red Sox." When Papelbon entered the game, he was mocked with chants of "Mariano!" and "Overrated!" He gave up a leadoff single to Tejada, and was booed. Tejada stole second with, went to third as Navarro's throw went into center field for an error and scored on Gonzalez's sacrifice fly. A sellout crowd of 55,632 came to honor the 85-year-old ballpark, home to Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle and the most glittering lineup of greats any team can boast. Prior to the game, 49 Hall of Famers led by Yogi Berra and Gary Carter walked in from the bullpens in left-center to their former positions, waved to the sellout crowd and stood as the All-Stars assumed flanking positions alongside them during a half-hour ceremony. George Steinbrenner, who has owned the Yankees since 1973, delivered the balls for the ceremonial first pitches on a golf cart. The 78-year-old, whose health has deteriorated in recent years, wore sunglasses and was accompanied by wife Joan, son Hal and son-in-law Felix Lopez, his assistant and a driver. Berra, Whitey Ford, Reggie Jackson and Goose Gossage hugged the Boss before throwing balls to Jeter, Rodriguez, Rivera and Yankees manager Joe Girardi. Game notes : The previous longest game by time was 1967, which took 3:41. ... Drew became the 15th player to homer in his first All-Star at-bat, the first since the Mets' David Wright two years ago. ... Zambrano started Manny Ramirez with a playful breaking ball over his head in the fourth. ... There were an AL record-tying six steals and a record seven overall. ... The NL was 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position, the AL 3-for-22. ... The Hall of Fame collected two souvenirs -- Rivera's jersey and dirt from the pitcher's mound. - Upgraded March, 2009

(03-31-08) Milwaukee Brewers @ Chicago Cubs - Brewers win in 10, despite Fukudome 3 run HR in 9th to tie it. - Added October, 2008

(04-12-08) Milwaukee Brewers @ New York Mets - Ben Sheets vs Santana - Added October, 2008

(06-09-08) Cincinnati Reds @ Florida Marlins - (Ken Griffey Jr.'s 600th HR) - Added October, 2008

(09-28-08) Chicago Cubs @ Milwaukee Brewers - last game of the year and Brewers need to beat division leading Cubs and have NY Mets lose to win Wild card spot. C. C. Sabathia complete game for Brewers and Ryan Braun hits game winning homer to put Brewers in playoffs for the first time since 1982. Includes FSN Brewers Live pregame and Brewer's Live post game with dug out celebration - Added October, 2008

(09-30-08) 2008 A.L. Central Championship Game - Minnesota Twins vs Chicago White Sox - Ken Griffey Jr's throw-out at the plate - added May, 2009

(10-01-08) 2008 NLDS Game 1 - Milwaukee Brewers @ Philadelphia Phillies - Includes TBS pregame show - Added October, 2008

(10-02-08) 2008 NLDS Game 2 - Milwaukee Brewers @ Philadelphia Phillies - Includes TBS pregame show - Added December, 2008

(10-04-08) 2008 NLDS Game 3 - Philadelphia Phillies @ Milwaukee Brewers - Includes commercials (3 DVDs) (Quality 8.5) - Added December, 2008

(10-05-08) 2008 NLDS Game 4 - Philadelphia Phillies @ Milwaukee Brewers - Includes TBS pregame show - Added December, 2008

(10-??-08) 2008 World Series Game 1 - Philadelphia Phillies vs Tampa Bay Devil Rays - Added March, 2008

(10-??-08) 2008 World Series Game 2 - Philadelphia Phillies vs Tampa Bay Devil Rays - Added March, 2008

(10-??-08) 2008 World Series Game 3 - Philadelphia Phillies vs Tampa Bay Devil Rays - Added March, 2008

(10-??-08) 2008 World Series Game 4 - Philadelphia Phillies vs Tampa Bay Devil Rays - Added March, 2008

(10-??-08) 2008 World Series Game 5 - Philadelphia Phillies vs Tampa Bay Devil Rays - Added March, 2008

 

2009

(06-20-09) Chicago White Sox @ Cincinnati Reds - MLB Civil Rights Game - includes commercials (3 DVDs) - Added November, 2009

(07-23-09) Tampa Bay Devil Rays @ Chicago White Sox - Buehrle's perfect game - Added November, 2009

 

2010

(06-02-10) Cleveland Indians vs Detroit Tigers - Armando Galarrago's perfect game that wasn't - Added May, 2010

 

2011

(04-15-11) Milwaukee Brewers @ Cincinnati Reds - Opening day - Walkoff homer in 9th for win - Added May, 2010

 

 

Documentaries and other baseball videos

100 Years of the World Series - master - Added September, 2011

HBO Films: Mickey Mantle - Great documentary on Mantle (1 hr) - added March, 2007

HBO Films: Joe DiMaggio - Great documentary on DiMaggio(1 hr) - added March, 2007

HBO Films: Babe Ruth - Great documentary on Ruth (1 hr) - added March, 2007

Mantle-Mays Homerun Derby

1983 Chicago White Sox - "Winning Ugly - 20 Years Later" - added August, 2007

Greatest Sports Legends: Bart Starr, Johnny Unitas, Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, Pete Rose - Original - Added March, 2011

Ted Williams batting video

Milwaukee Brewers 25th Anniversary Disc Set - Added September, 2011

Harvey's Wallbangers disc 1 - Added September, 2011

FSN Spotlight: Mark Attanasio (09-28-08) - Story of new Brewers owner Mark Attanasio - Added October, 2008

Legends and Legacies of County Stadium - History of Milwaukee Brewers from County Stadium days

A New Era Miller Park - Milwaukee Brewers new stadium video

Fox Sports Presents: Busch Stadium Memories - also includes coverage of demolition - added March 2007

100 Years of Yankee Baseball - Documentary on NYY history - added March 2007

Yankee Dynasty 1903-2000 - Documentary on NYY history - added March 2007

New York Yankees Greatest Hits - audio CD - added August 2007

ESPN 30 for 30 (Complete Series Available) - Added May, 2011

1 "King's Ransom" - The 1988 trade of Wayne Gretzky from the Edmonton Oilers to the Los Angeles Kings and the effect it had on Gretzky, the fans in Edmonton, and the popularity of hockey in Southern California.

2 "The Band that Wouldn't Die" - A profile of Baltimore's love affair with football and the Colts, focusing on the Colts Marching Band. After the Colts decamped for Indianapolis in 1984, the band remained in Baltimore and helped promote the eventual return of the NFL to the city.

3 "Small Potatoes: Who Killed the USFL?"

Fresh interviews and archival footage track the life and demise of the United States Football League in the mid 1980s. A highlight is Tollin's interview with Donald Trump, the former New Jersey Generals owner whose post-interview comments on the league give this documentary its title.

4 "Muhammad and Larry"

A look at the October 1980 Muhammad Ali-Larry Holmes fight and its impact on both fighters, featuring fresh interviews with participants and previously unseen lead-up footage from both fighters' camps.

5 "Without Bias"

The death of Len Bias from a cocaine-induced heart attack, two days after Boston selected him in the 1986 NBA Draft, and its impact on casual drug use, especially by the sports community.

6 "The Legend of Jimmy the Greek"

The life of Jimmy "the Greek" Snyder, from his career as a Las Vegas bookmaker to his tenure on The NFL Today, from which he was fired in 1988.

7 "The U"

The racial and cultural evolution of Miami during the 1980s as represented within the University of Miami football team.

8 "Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks"

The impact of Reggie Miller on the New York Knicks in the 1990s, specifically focusing on the 1995 NBA Playoffs and Miller's interaction with Knicks fan Spike Lee.

9 "Guru of Go"

Paul Westhead's coaching tenure at Loyola Marymount University (1985-1990) features his high-scoring run-and-gun offense and players such as Bo Kimble and Hank Gathers.

10 "No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson"

The 1993 trial of Hampton, Virginia, high-school athlete Allen Iverson, convicted for his role in a racially-tinged melee, and its impact on both the community and on Iverson's life. (90 minutes in length)

11 "Silly Little Game"

Meeting at New York City's La Rotisserie Francaise restaurant in 1980, a group of writers and academics develop Rotisserie Fantasy baseball, only to see it take off in popularity and leave them behind.

12 "Run Ricky Run"

A profile of Ricky Williams focuses on his brief 2004 departure from the NFL, when he sought self-redemption amidst media criticism and fresh rumors of marijuana use.

13 "The 16th Man"

How hosting (and winning) the 1995 Rugby World Cup and Nelson Mandela's support of the Springboks national team affected post-apartheid South Africa.

14 "Straight Outta L.A."

The relationship between the Raiders and the minority fan base in Los Angeles during the team's 13 seasons in L.A. (1982-1994).

15 "June 17, 1994"

Quick-cut archival footage captures the various sporting events on the day in question and the emotions they generated, with O. J. Simpson's run from the police overshadowing an NBA Finals game between the New York Knicks and Houston Rockets, the opening of the U.S.-hosted 1994 World Cup, the last-ever U.S. Open PGA tournament round for Arnold Palmer, Ken Griffey Jr. hitting a home run to add to his record-setting pace, and a parade in New York after the Rangers finally won their first Stanley Cup in decades.

16 "The Two Escobars"

The lives of soccer player Andrés Escobar and drug lord Pablo Escobar; the intertwining of crime and soccer in their native Colombia; and the connections between the murders of both men. (2 hours in length)

17 "The Birth of Big Air"

The life of Mat Hoffman and his 25 year career of advancing BMX riding, both creatively and promotionally.

18 "Jordan Rides the Bus"

Motivated by the dream his late father had for him, Michael Jordan retires from basketball and has a brief career in minor league baseball.

19 "Little Big Men"

The Kirkland National Little League team's success at the 1982 Little League World Series (where they pulled off one of the biggest upsets in the event's history in the title game) and its after-effects.

20 "One Night in Vegas"

The friendship of boxer Mike Tyson and rapper Tupac Shakur and the night of September 7, 1996, when Shakur was murdered after attending the Tyson-Bruce Seldon fight in Las Vegas.

21 "Unmatched"

A look at the rivalry and friendship between tennis legends Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova.

22 "The House of Steinbrenner"

The legacy of George Steinbrenner's ownership of the New York Yankees.

23 "Into the Wind"

Terry Fox's attempt to run across Canada in support of fundraising for cancer research captures the attention of his fellow Canadians and the world.

24 "Four Days In October"

The remarkable comeback of the Boston Red Sox against the New York Yankees in the 2004 ALCS.

25 "Once Brothers"

The story of Croatian Dražen Petrović and Serbian Vlade Divac, NBA players and Yugoslavian national teammates, and how upheaval in their homeland adversely and irretrievably affected their friendship. (90 minutes in length)

26 "Tim Richmond: To the Limit"

The career of NASCAR driver Tim Richmond, his flamboyant lifestyle, and his 1989 death from AIDS.

27 "Fernando Nation"

The euphoria created by Fernando Valenzuela's 1981 arrival with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

28 "Marion Jones: Press Pause"

The successful track and field career of Marion Jones, her 2007 admission of performance-enhancing drug use, and subsequent prison sentence.

29 "The Best That Never Was"

The 1981 recruiting of high school football player Marcus Dupree by multiple big-time college programs, his resulting career, and how his recruitment changed the recruiting process. (2 hours in length)

30 "Pony Excess"

The rise, fall, and rebirth of the SMU Mustangs football program, which received a 2-year "death penalty" for major infractions. (2 hours in length)