Battle of the Network Stars, Zoo and more
Great moments in the careers of outstanding sports figures. Reruns of this 1970s and '80s series air occasionally on ESPN Classic.
February 16, 2017
Florence Griffith Joyner, the winner of three Olympic gold medals and the world-record holder in the women's 100m and 200m races.
January 24, 2017
Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson, the player who broke baseball's color barrier and went on to become the National League Rookie of the Year in 1947 and MVP in 1949.
December 1, 2016
Arthur Ashe is profiled.
September 20, 2016
Billie Jean King is profiled.
October 22, 2004
Basketball coach Larry Brown is profiled. Brown coached the Kansas Jayhawks to the NCAA championship in 1988 and the Detroit Pistons to the NBA title in 2004.
August 25, 2000
Olympic sprinting star Evelyn Ashford is featured. Ashford was a member of five U.S. Olympic teams and captured nine total medals, including four golds.
June 28, 2000
A profile of Hall of Fame pitcher Robin Roberts, a six-time All-Star for the Philadelphia Phillies in the 1950s.
April 6, 2000
A profile of baseball great Willie McCovey, who slugged 521 homers and played in over 2500 games in his 22-year career.
April 5, 2000
Long-time New York Islander defenseman Denis Potvin is profiled.
Five-time Olympic gold medalist Nadia Comaneci is profiled.
January 6, 2000
Tennis Hall of Famer Chris Evert discusses her career.
November 7, 1999
Three-time Cy Young winner Sandy Koufax.
October 8, 1999
Tennis Hall-of-Famer John McEnroe is featured.
Baseball record-breaker Roger Maris. The outfielder broke Babe Ruth's single-season home-run mark. Host: Reggie Jackson.
Baseball's Harmon Killebrew, who hit 573 career homers and made the All-Star team 13 times. Hosted by Reggie Jackson.
Fullback Jim Taylor is profiled. During his career with the Green Bay Packers and New Orleans Saints, Taylor rushed for 8597 yards and 83 TDs.
Jockey Angel Cordero Jr., one of horse racing's all-time top riders. He won his first Kentucky Derby in 1974 and had many Triple Crown victories during his career.
Al Oerter, the only man to win four gold medals in the Olympic discus event. He also set new Olympic records in each of his four appearances in the Games. Steve Garvey is the program host.
Pro football Hall of Famer Herb Adderly, who was a five-time All-Pro cornerback for the Green Bay Packers and played in three Super Bowl games.
Olympic champion Rafer Johnson, who won the decathlon gold medal at the 1960 Games (Rome) in one of the most exciting finishes in Olympic history. Reggie Jackson is the series host.
Eddie Arcaro, one of horse racing's most successful jockeys. In a career that spanned 30 years, Arcaro entered the winner's circle more than 4800 times. Paul Hornung is the program host.
Paul Hornung, the versatile "Golden Boy" of pro football. Called by coach Vince Lombardi "the finest player ever between the 20-yard line and the end zone," Hornung set a league record in 1960, scoring 176 points.
Swimmer Mark Spitz. With host Tom Seaver, Spitz reminisces about his record-breaking performance at the 1972 Olympics in Munich, where he won an unprecedented seven gold medals.
Olympic gold-medal decathlete Milt Campbell, who won at the Melbourne Olympics and later went on to play pro football in the NFL and CFL.
Tennis Grand Slam winner Rod Laver, who reminisces with host Tom Seaver about the birth of pro tennis, "when we played 150 matches in 220 nights for hundreds of dollars---not hundreds of thousands."
The career of former NFL coach Sid Gillman is examined. Considered to be a pioneer of the passing game, Gillman coached for over 40 years in both the AFL and NFL.
Jim Taylor, one of the most powerful runners ever to play pro football. A charter member of the Vince Lombardi-era Packers, Taylor bulled his way for more than 1000 yards in five successive seasons.
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