The Daily Dose/July 30, 2019

The Daily Dose/July 30, 2019
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy

Leading Off
Leading Off will return.

Today At The Site
The Diary of a NobodySparrow has the latest from his small town. Today’s Diary.

The big news, tho, is Devon, the kid who brought the abandoned coffee shop next door and turned into the family homestead, is selling a couple of his parcels!!!…I am not making that up…The Wife and I were both curious, so I did some research and the parcels he is selling make up about 40 percent of his yard…One of the parcels runs against The Shire and has a house and a garage on it, both dilapidated,  and while I’m hardly Mr Fixit, I don’t think they could be made habitable…The Wife and I are both interested in this and we are going to do some investigating.

It’s Sparrow, an average man passing an average life.

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On This Date
In 1975 – Former Teamsters union President Jimmy Hoffa disappears, last seen around 3:30pm in a restaurant parking lot in a Detroit suburb. Hoffa had been out of prison for a few years and was looking to regain power in the union, though certain members of the Mafia were known to oppose that. Though jokes about how Giants Stadium in New Jersey was built on the bridge of his nose were popular for a while, Hoffa has not been seen since. 

In 2014 – Felix Hernandez of the Seattle Mariners becomes the first pitcher in major league history to start 14 consecutive games, pitch at least seven innings and give up two or fewer runs in a 2-0 loss to the Cleveland Indians. Hernandez started the streak on May 18th in a 6-2 win over Minnesota and would extend the streak to 16 games before only going five innings in an August 16 start at Detroit. The old record of 13 had been established by Tom Seaver of the New York Mets in 1971.

In 1988 – Steve Winwood is at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with Roll With It. The song would spend four consecutive weeks at the top and also peaked at #30 on Billboard’s soul chart. The song also went to #1 in New Zealand and Canada, though it did not crack the Top 50 in Winwood’s native Great Britain. It was the second and final #1 song for Winwood, after 1986’s Higher Love and History remembers it as the final #1 song on Casey Kasem’s original tenure as host of the radio show American Top 40. 

You have to believe. You have to play brave.
Martin Kaymer

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face by Roberta Flack was Billboard’s #1 song of 1972.

Today’s Stumper
What was Felix Hernandez’s won-lost record during his 16-game streak of giving up two or fewer runs in 16 consecutive starts? – Answer next time!

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