The Daily Dose/Saturday, May 13, 2023

The Daily Dose/May 13, 2023
By Gaylon Kent – America’s Funniest Guy™

Leading Off
Notes from around our human experience. 

Leading Off will return.

Today At The Site
Writing worth reading. Usually. 

The Diary of a Nobody – Sparrow steps on the scale for the first time in two weeks. Today’s Diary. 

We found ourselves cackling this morning as we looked down at the scale…


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On This Date
Extra, extra, read all about it.  

In 1862 – The CSS Planter becomes the USS Planter when – with the captain ashore – slave Robert Smalls, the ship’s helmsman, steals it and maneuvers through Confederate lines before giving to the Union Navy in Charleston, South Carolina. Smalls would later be named commanding officer of the ship, the first Black to command a US Navy ship. The Planter was sold by the US after the war. 

In 1942 – Jim Tobin of the Boston Braves ties the major league record for most home runs in a game by a pitcher in a 6-5 win over the Chicago Cubs. Tobin had three home runs to tie the record established by Guy Hecker of the Louisville Colonels (American Association) in 1886. Tobin homered in the fifth, seventh, and eighth innings and would hit 17 home runs in nine major league seasons. Tobin also pitched a complete game, giving up five hits and the record still stands. 

In 1972 – Roberta Flack is at #1 on the Billboard 200 album chart for the third of five consecutive weeks with First Take. It was the first of 15 chart albums for Flack and remains her only #1. The album also went to #1 on Billboard’s soul album chart and peaked at #3 on its jazz chart. The album produced two chart singles, including the #1 The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, which was in its fifth of six consecutive weeks at #1 on the Hot 100 and was included in the movie Play Misty For Me. The album was first released in 1969.

Some Philosophy Crap
The wisdom of the ages. Whatever.

It is not what you look at, but what you see.
Henry David Thoreau
Diary entry, 8/5/1851

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Knowledge is power.

Billboard’s #1 song of the 1970s was You Light Up My Life by Debby Boone, which spent ten weeks at the top in 1976-77. 

Today’s Stumper
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Who holds the major league record for the most career home runs by a pitcher? – Answer next time!

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