The Daily Dose/Thursday, June 27, 2019

The Daily Dose/June 27, 2019
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy

Leading Off
Leading Off is enjoying some time off and will return.

Today At The Site
The Diary of a NobodyIt’s a long, productive day for Sparrow. Today’s Diary.

I got home about 2000, tired and feeling like I weighed five thousand pounds.

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

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On This Date
In 1743 – British, Austrian and Hanoverian forces defeat the French in the Battle of Dettingen in the War of the Austrian Succession. The battle was fought at what is now known as Karlstein am Main, on the River Main in what is now central Germany. The British were led into battle by King George II, and this battle remains the last time a British monarch would lead troops on the battlefield.

In 1876 – Davy Force of the Philadelphia Athletics (now defunct) establishes a new major league record with six hits in a nine-inning game, a 14-13 win over the Chicago White Stockings – now the Cubs. Force went 6-for-6 with five singles and a double. The record was tied many times before being broken in 1892 by Wilbert Robinson of Brooklyn, who had seven hits in a game. This record was tied by Rennie Stennett of Pittsburgh in 1975, records which still stand.

In 1964 – Peter and Gordon are at #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 for their only week with A World Without Love. The song was written by Paul McCartney, who was dating Peter Asher’s sister at the time and also went to #1 in their native Great Britain, New Zealand, Austria and Canada. The duo disbanded in 1968 and while Gordon Waller’s solo career was not successful, Peter Asher went on to a successful career as a producer.

When you have nothing to say, say nothing.
Charles Caleb Colton

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
The first American League player to hit two grand slam home runs in one game was Tony Lazzeri of the New York Yankees, on May 24, 1936. The first National League player to do it was Tony Cloninger, a pitcher for the Atlanta Braves, who did it on July 3, 1966.

Today’s Stumper
Who holds the major league record for most hits in an extra-inning game? – Answer next time!


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