Yesterday's Sports

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Host Mark Morthier grew up in New Jersey just across the river from New York City during the 1970s, a great time for sports in the area. He relives great moments from this time and beyond, focusing on football, baseball, basketball, and boxing. You may even see a little Olympic Weightlifting in the mix, as Mark competed for eight years. Yesterday's Sports is part of the Sports History Network.

Running Wild: Growing Up in the 1970s w/ Sports (Part 1)
2d ago
Running Wild: Growing Up in the 1970s w/ Sports (Part 1)
Yesterday's Sports is part of the (Sports History Network - The Headquarters For Sports Yesteryear). NETWORK SPONSORS (Row One) - the vintage shop for sports history fans! (THRIVE FANTASY) - a daily fantasy sports app for player props. Use promo code SHN or this link when you sign up today and you will receive a 100% instant first deposit match up to $100! EPISODE SUMMARY This article is a little different than what I usually write because it’s not about any particular team, player, or year. This article focuses on some of my childhood memories and how I got so interested in sports. Perhaps sports meant so much to me because of my age. I was eight years old in 1970 and seventeen in 1979. Those are very impressionable years. It seems the memories and recollections of our youth are the most vivid to recall. I grew up watching and playing sports with equal enthusiasm. My interest in sports started with playing them, not watching them. When we were young, my father gave my brother and me a football and a helmet for Christmas. We would play in the yard and sometimes in the park. Then my father put up a basketball rim & hoop on the top of the garage, and my brother and I would play one-on-one and invite friends to shoot some hoops. And, of course, there was always Little League Baseball. Back then, you didn’t get a participation trophy, so winning an award was a big deal. You can read the (full blog post here). YESTERDAY'S SPORTS BACKGROUND Host Mark Morthier grew up in New Jersey just across the river from New York City during the 1970s, a great time for sports in the area. He relives great moments from this time and beyond, focusing on football, baseball, basketball, and boxing. You may even see a little Olympic Weightlifting in the mix, as Mark competed for eight years. See Mark's book below. (No Nonsense, Old School Weight Training: A Guide For People With Limited Time) (Running Wild: (Growing Up In The 1970s))
New York Yankee Dynasties (Part 2): 1936 - 1943
Sep 13 2022
New York Yankee Dynasties (Part 2): 1936 - 1943
Yesterday's Sports is part of the (Sports History Network - The Headquarters For Sports Yesteryear). (GRAB YOUR YESTERDAY'S SPORTS MERCHANDISE AT THE SHOP SPORTS HISTORY STORE.) NETWORK SPONSORS (Row One) - the vintage shop for sports history fans! EPISODE SUMMARY World Series champs four straight years, 1936-39, and again in 1941 and 1943, these Yankees were on a roll. From 1933 to 1935, the Yankees finished in second place. But 1936 was an excellent year for the Yankees as they won 102 regular season games before defeating the New York Giants four games to two in the World Series. With Babe Ruth now retired, Lou Gehrig was the team’s best player. Gehrig batted .354 with 49 home runs and 152 RBIs, winning his second American League MVP award. Catcher Bill Dickey also had a great year, batting .362 with 22 home runs and 107 RBIs. Rookie centerfielder Joe DiMaggio belted 29 home runs, drove in 125 runs, and batted .323. You can read the (full blog post here). YESTERDAY'S SPORTS BACKGROUND Host Mark Morthier grew up in New Jersey just across the river from New York City during the 1970s, a great time for sports in the area. He relives great moments from this time and beyond, focusing on football, baseball, basketball, and boxing. You may even see a little Olympic Weightlifting in the mix, as Mark competed for eight years. See Mark's book below. (No Nonsense, Old School Weight Training: A Guide For People With Limited Time) (Running Wild: (Growing Up In The 1970s))
SHN Presents: Marty's Illegal Stick (A Hockey History Podcast) - SHN Trailers
Sep 7 2022
SHN Presents: Marty's Illegal Stick (A Hockey History Podcast) - SHN Trailers
Marty's Illegal Stick is part of the  (Sports History Network - The Headquarters For Sports Yesteryear). NETWORK SPONSORS (Row One) - the vintage shop for sports history fans! HIGHLIGHTED SHOW Marty’s Illegal Stick a Hockey History Podcast is exactly that – a podcast dedicated to hockey history. Each week, host Scott Kinville and co-host Dave “The Save” Warner hop on the Zamboni Time Machine and go back in time to look at the characters, teams, and events that make up hockey’s glorious history! Marty’s Illegal Stick a Hockey History Podcast is recorded in upstate New York about thirty miles from the home of the legendary Clinton Comets as well as the Utica Memorial Auditorium. Parts of the classic hockey movie “Slap Shot” were recorded at he Aud – including the infamous “I’m listening to the f-ing song” scene during the national anthem! Marty’s Illegal Stick a Hockey History Podcast is of course named after one of the most notorious moments in Stanley Cup history. Although Marty McSorley is remembered for this lapse in judgement when it comes to stick selection, in fact the LA Kings would not have made it to the final were it not for McSorley’s stellar play that season. Although the show is named for an incident that happened in the NHL, Marty’s Illegal Stick a Hockey History Podcast covers hockey history from any league and any time period. You can subscribe to Marty’s Illegal Stick a Hockey History Podcast on YouTube and all major podcast platforms. You find the show on social media on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and at  ( If you like hockey history, you’re going to love this show! (Learn more about the show on the Sports History Network.)
The Story of the Dallas Cowboys First Super Bowl Winning Season
Aug 2 2022
The Story of the Dallas Cowboys First Super Bowl Winning Season
Yesterday's Sports is part of the (Sports History Network - The Headquarters For Sports Yesteryear). NETWORK SPONSORS (Row One) - the vintage shop for sports history fans! (THRIVE FANTASY) - a daily fantasy sports app for player props. Use promo code SHN or this link when you sign up today and you will receive a 100% instant first deposit match up to $100! EPISODE SUMMARY After losing the Super Bowl eight months earlier on a last-second field goal, the Cowboys started the 1971 season with a not-so-impressive win. The Cowboys’ pass defense struggled in a 49–37 victory over the Buffalo Bills, allowing 353 yards in passing yardage. The game’s big play for Dallas was a Craig Morton to Bob Hayes 76 yd touchdown pass. The defense rebounded in Week 2, allowing the Eagles just 170 yards in total offense and forcing eight turnovers en route to a 42–7 win. .... You can read the (full blog post here). YESTERDAY'S SPORTS BACKGROUND Host Mark Morthier grew up in New Jersey just across the river from New York City during the 1970s, a great time for sports in the area. He relives great moments from this time and beyond, focusing on football, baseball, basketball, and boxing. You may even see a little Olympic Weightlifting in the mix, as Mark competed for eight years. See Mark's book below. (No Nonsense, Old School Weight Training: A Guide For People With Limited Time) (Running Wild: (Growing Up In The 1970s))
1970 Dallas Cowboys: "The Doomsday Defense Is Doomed In The End"
Jul 26 2022
1970 Dallas Cowboys: "The Doomsday Defense Is Doomed In The End"
Yesterday's Sports is part of the (Sports History Network - The Headquarters For Sports Yesteryear). NETWORK SPONSORS (Row One) - the vintage shop for sports history fans! (THRIVE FANTASY) - a daily fantasy sports app for player props. Use promo code SHN or this link when you sign up today and you will receive a 100% instant first deposit match up to $100! EPISODE SUMMARY Once “The Doomsday Defense” kicked in, the Cowboys closed the door on opponents … until Dallas was done in by a last-second field goal in the biggest game of the year. After finishing the 1969 regular season with an impressive 11–2–1 record, the Dallas Cowboys flopped in the playoffs, losing to the Cleveland Browns 38–14. It was the fourth year in a row that the Cowboys had a great regular season but came up empty in the post-season. Still, Cowboys fans had high hopes for the 1970 season, and with good reason. Dallas had one of the best running games in professional football, led by 1969 rookie of the year Calvin Hill. Both Hill and guard John Niland made the All-Pro team in 1969.  They also had one of the top defenses in football. The “Doomsday Defense” was stacked with talented players...... You can read the (full blog post here). YESTERDAY'S SPORTS BACKGROUND Host Mark Morthier grew up in New Jersey just across the river from New York City during the 1970s, a great time for sports in the area. He relives great moments from this time and beyond, focusing on football, baseball, basketball, and boxing. You may even see a little Olympic Weightlifting in the mix, as Mark competed for eight years. See Mark's book below. (No Nonsense, Old School Weight Training: A Guide For People With Limited Time) (Running Wild: (Growing Up In The 1970s))
The Incredible Run of the 1955 - 1966 Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers
Jul 19 2022
The Incredible Run of the 1955 - 1966 Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers
Yesterday's Sports is part of the (Sports History Network - The Headquarters For Sports Yesteryear). NETWORK SPONSORS (Row One) - the vintage shop for sports history fans! (THRIVE FANTASY) - a daily fantasy sports app for player props. Use promo code SHN or this link when you sign up today and you will receive a 100% instant first deposit match up to $100! EPISODE SUMMARY In one form or another, the Dodgers have existed for nearly a century and a half. There have been ups and downs, but no Dodgers era can compare with what they accomplished from 1955–1966 when the team won six National League pennants and four World Series. In 1884, the Dodgers franchise began playing professional baseball as the Brooklyn Atlantics. The team underwent several name changes, including Bridegrooms, Grooms, Superbas, and Robins, before finally settling on the Dodgers in 1932..... You can read the (full blog post here). YESTERDAY'S SPORTS BACKGROUND Host Mark Morthier grew up in New Jersey just across the river from New York City during the 1970s, a great time for sports in the area. He relives great moments from this time and beyond, focusing on football, baseball, basketball, and boxing. You may even see a little Olympic Weightlifting in the mix, as Mark competed for eight years. See Mark's book below. (No Nonsense, Old School Weight Training: A Guide For People With Limited Time) (Running Wild: (Growing Up In The 1970s))
The Story of USA Olympic Weightlifter Lee James
Jul 5 2022
The Story of USA Olympic Weightlifter Lee James
Yesterday's Sports is part of the (Sports History Network - The Headquarters For Sports Yesteryear). NETWORK SPONSORS (Row One) - the vintage shop for sports history fans! EPISODE SUMMARY If you’re not a fan of Olympic Weightlifting, or a lifter yourself, you’re probably asking who Lee James is? It’s not surprising that one would ask that question because Olympic weightlifting has never been a popular sport in America. Most USA lifters get very little recognition, and they don’t receive compensation for the countless hours they devote to the sport. Such was the case with Lee James, who won the Silver Medal at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal. No American male lifter has won an Olympic medal since except for Mario Martinez (Silver) and Guy Carlton (Bronze), who both medaled at the 1984 games in Los Angeles. Not to diminish their accomplishment, but Soviet Bloc countries boycotted the 1984 Games. You can read the (full blog post here). YESTERDAY'S SPORTS BACKGROUND Host Mark Morthier grew up in New Jersey just across the river from New York City during the 1970s, a great time for sports in the area. He relives great moments from this time and beyond, focusing on football, baseball, basketball, and boxing. You may even see a little Olympic Weightlifting in the mix, as Mark competed for eight years. See Mark's book below. (No Nonsense, Old School Weight Training: A Guide For People With Limited Time) (Running Wild: (Growing Up In The 1970s))