Baseball In The 80's
MLB Home Video (1990)
My dad bought this tape for me when I was 10 or 11 years old. We were living in South Florida at the time and we found it at a Blockbuster Video that wasn't far from our house. It's a documentary by The Sporting News that was narrated by legendary Chicago Cubs play-by-play announcer Jack Brickhouse. As the name suggests, it chronicles the events and accomplishments that took place in Major League Baseball from 1980 through 1989.
I played this tape so many times that I damn near know it by heart, and I've lived at a lot of different places in the years since Dad gave this to me, but it still plays perfectly.
Quack The 80's Nerdy Geek has digitized this tape and shared it on his YouTube channel. I'm not sure if MLB is going to allow it to stay online, but it's there now and it's a hell of a blast from the past that I strongly recommend. Unlike many other baseball documentaries, this isn't a retrospective of events many years after they had taken place. It was made in 1990, so the things that are discussed in here had just happened. It's an interesting perspective that's worth watching. Click play to check it out.