The Daily Dose/Monday, August 19, 2019

The Daily Dose/August 19, 2019
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy

Leading Off
Leading Off will return.

Today At The Site
The Diary of a NobodySparrow buys the cat some different canned yummies. Today’s Diary.

I picked up some cat food at the retailer, too, HOWEVER, instead of getting a box of her treasured canned yummies – either the grilled fish or chicken – I got individual cans…I am not making that up…There’s a bigger assortment of individual cans than you get in the box and this morning when I got home the cat was treated to a tuna and shrimp combo that looked so good I almost made a sandwich out of it…For the cat, it was love at first taste.

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

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On This Date
In 1991 – The dissolution of the Soviet Union begins in earnest when some hardline communists get their shorts in a knot and overthrow Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, who is on holiday in the Ukraine and discovered the coup when he tried to make a phone call and couldn’t get a dial tone. The coup lasted two days, thanks mainly to resistance led by Russian President Boris Yelstin, and Gorbachev was returned to power. Gorbachev resigned as Soviet president on Dec. 25th and the last vestige of the Soviet Union, its Council of Republics, voted the nation out of existence the following day. 

In 1951 – Eddie Gaedel makes his only major league appearance, pinch-hitting in the second game of a doubleheader, a 6-2 loss to the Detroit Tigers. Batting in the bottom of the first inning for leadoff hitter Frank Saucier, Gaedel was walked on four pitches by pitcher Bob Cain and then was immediately replaced by pinch-runner Jim Delsing. Gaedel, a professional entertainer, was 3 feet, seven inches tall, had a strike zone about the size of a coffee cup and remains the shortest player to appear in a major league game. 

In 1967 – All You Need Is Love by the Beatles is at #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 for its only week. The song had debuted in June on a live television show, with a recorded musical track, and was later included on the group’s Magical Mystery Tour album. The song was the second of three #1s for the Beatles in 1967 and their 14th of 20 #1 songs, a Hot 100 record that still stands. The song went to #1 in nine other countries, including Great Britain and West Germany,

Neither age nor size makes a man…It is the willingness to accept responsibility.
Louis L’Amour
The Lonesome Gods

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Carl Yastrzemski holds the American League record for most career plate appearances with 13,990. 

Today’s Stumper
Of the Beatles’ 20 #1 songs, how many spent one week at #1? – Answer next time!

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