thanks Grum. I love this stuff. It's amazing to look at that list and to actually remember seeing some of those hits occur live on TV. That Arizona comeback, the Pujols bomb, Renteria as a young man with the Marlins, Boone, Brosius, Joe Carter jumping for joy, and Fransisco Cabrera driving in Sid Bream. Being a Reds fan, my favorite is the forgotten Joe Morgan hit from Game 7 of the '75 series. That should be even bigger since it came one day after Carlton Fisk hit the most dramatic homer in WS history. Great memories.
posted by ajsrest at 12:55 PM on September 29
Great article - Just one typo at the end, it was Eric Show, not Eric Snow, that gave up Pete Rose's 4,192nd hit.
posted by ajsrest at 08:51 AM on May 04
The Disco Demolition promotion that Veeck supported was actually pulled of by Chicago disc jockey Steve Dahl. BTW - the ChiSox had to forfeit game two after the field was destroyed by unruly fans after the demolition. "What began as an effort to sell seats at a White Sox/Detroit Tigers double-header turned into a mass anti-disco movement that would later be credited as the official 'day that disco died.' Fans were encouraged to show up with an admission of $0.98 and a disco record that would be blown up at center field between the games; chaos ensued when an estimated 90,000 baseball fans and listeners crammed the ballpark, the surrounding neighborhood streets and the Dan Ryan expressway, creating traffic jams for miles."
posted by ajsrest at 01:14 PM on October 10
From the official site.... "While Netball is not a household name in the United States, it is the most popular female team sport in the world, predominantly in Australia, Asia, Africa, the United Kingdom and the Caribbean. International Netball is a womenís sport that has returned to itsí home the United States (where it originated) with increasing popularity amongst men. Teams play all down the Eastern Seaboard and across to Texas and California, and there are known players and clubs in 35 of the 50 states." Welcome home netball.
posted by ajsrest at 08:39 AM on July 19
This from the state that gave us the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders. How ironic. Granted there is a difference between high school and professional athletics, but Texas has blurred that line more than any other state.
posted by ajsrest at 10:04 AM on May 05
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