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Seattle Pilots The Seattle Pilots were an American League baseball club that lasted just one season--1969. This is the official team logo. The Pilots began play the same year as the Kansas City Royals, the San Diego Padres, and the Montreal Expos. The Pilots' owners were granted a team because they assured Major League Baseball a domed stadium would be built in Seattle within two years. That didn't happen. Instead they played at an antiquated minor league park called Sick's Stadium. The venue was so shoddy that seats were still being renovated on Opening Day. Visiting teams hated playing in Seattle because the ballpark's plumbing was horribly inadequate, forcing them to shower at their hotel. The stadium's toilets often failed when more than 10,000 people came to games. (That seldom happened; the Pilots drew just 677,944 fans for their 74 home dates. Still, the Pilots outdrew four other MLB clubs in 1969.) The team alienated potential supporters by having no local TV deal and charging as much as (gasp!) $6 per ticket--the highest price in MLB at the time. After finishing in last place in the American League West with a 64-98 record, and incurring losses of about $250,000, the team uprooted and moved to Milwaukee in 1970 and became the Brewers. Oddly enough, there is more interest in the Pilots now than when they were around. Mainly it is because of pitcher Jim Bouton's irreverent book, Ball Four.
Tags: Seattle  Pilots  baseball 
Added: 18th May 2009
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Posted By: Lava1964
Bette Davis Whatever Happened to Baby Jane - Now I never knew she could sing!
Tags: Bette  Davis  Andy  Williams 
Added: 3rd May 2009
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Posted By: Carl1957
Bette Davis I've Written a Letter to Daddy from "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?"
Tags: Bette  Davis 
Added: 3rd May 2009
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Posted By: Carl1957
Howard Cosell Loses His Toupee In one of sports broadcasting's nearly forgotten comical moments, ABC's Howard Cosell had his toupee knocked from his head in a post-boxing match melee. In happened on February 13, 1977 in Annapolis, MD. The scuffle occurred after a horrendous decision went against Scott LeDoux in a heavyweight bout versus Johnny Boudreaux at the infamously corrupt United States Boxing Championship tournament. Watch Cosell lose his headset--and his rug--at about 1:22 of this video clip.
Tags: Howard  Cosell  toupee  boxing 
Added: 13th July 2009
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Posted By: Lava1964
What Ever Happened To Pie Fights Tags: three    stooges    pie    fight     
Added: 18th July 2009
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Posted By: pfc
TV Themes That Became Top 40 Hits What ever happened to TV Themes becoming Top 40 Hits? Today it's using Top 40 Hits for TV Shows. What was your favorite song?
Tags: TV  Themes  That  Became  Top  40  Hits  Laverne  and  Shirley  Hawaii  50  Happy  Days  SWAT  American  Greatest  Hereo  L.A.  Law  Moonlighting  Cheers  Taxi  Rockford  Files  Miami  Vice  St.  Elswheres  thank  You  For  Being  A  Friend 
Added: 6th August 2009
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Posted By: Cliffy
The Crucified Soldier One enduring controversy about the First World War is a grisly tale of a Canadian soldier who was allegedly found crucified to a wall of a barn in Belgium. The unsettling incident is said to have happened following the terrible Second Battle of Ypres in April 1915 where the Germans first used poison gas. Rumors abounded that the enraged Canadians were not too interested in capturing German prisoners. According to the story, the Germans retaliated by crucifying a random Canadian prisoner. According to reports form three Canadian soldiers, they witnessed a comrade, Sgt. Harry Band, impaled on a wall by five German bayonets. The tale, which spread quickly around the world through newspaper stories, was dismissed by many people as wartime propaganda. Depicting this event is this 32-inch bronze scultpure titled Canada's Golgotha. It was removed from a post-war art exhibit after formal complaints by the Germans who insisted the story was bogus. As late as 1989 the sculpture was hidden from public view. In 2002, a war researcher uncovered letters from supposed witnesses to the event that were written to Band's sister. These letters attest that the awful story was true. Band's body was never recovered. He is still listed among the missing in action.
Tags: First  World  War  crucified  soldier 
Added: 25th October 2009
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Posted By: Lava1964
Was Chester Arthur a Canadian Questions surrounding the birthplace of an American president are not new. It first happened more than a century ago with Chester Alan Arthur. Elected as vice-president in 1880, Arthur ascended to the White House in 1881 after James Garfield was assassinated. Arthur served as president until 1885. His administration is generally underrated by historians. Arthur was the son of Irish-born preacher William Arthur and Vermont-born Malvina Stone. Most official references list him as having been born in Fairfield in Franklin County, Vermont on October 5, 1829, but Arthur sometimes claimed to have born in 1830. (That is the year inscribed on his crypt. It also appears in some reference works.) Arthur's father had initially migrated to Dunham, Québec, Canada, where he and his wife owned a farm about 80 miles north of the American border. There has long been speculation that the future president was actually born on that Canadian farm and that his family moved to Fairfield afterward. If this is true, Arthur would have been constitutionally ineligible to serve as vice-president or president. Given the lack of official documentation and the seeming confusion about the year of Arthur's birth, historians have been unable to rule this possibility out. Although some of Arthur's political opponents circulated the Canadian-birthplace rumor during the 1880 election campaign, they could not prove it. No ironclad proof has emerged since.
Tags: Canada  Chester  Arthur  president 
Added: 17th November 2009
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Posted By: Lava1964
Jerry Lee Lewis Marriage Scandal Jerry Lee Lewis was one of early rock-and-roll's pioneers and leading performers. In December 1957, when he was 22 years old, Lewis secretly married for the third time. The bride was Myra Gale Brown--who happened to be just 13 years and five months old. Myra's father was Lewis' cousin, J.W. Brown, a member of Lewis' band. News of the strange marriage did not surface until May 1958 when a British journalist uncovered the story as Lewis was beginning a tour of England. The adverse publicity caused the tour to be cancelled after just three concerts. The backlash followed Lewis to the United States. Many radio stations refused to play Lewis' songs. Lewis went from $10,000-per-night engagements to small-time bookings where he was lucky to pick up $250. Moralists declared the scandal was proof of rock-and-roll's inherent evil. The couple stayed married until 1970. Today Brown is a real estate agent.
Tags: Jerry  Lee  Lewis  marriage  Scandal  Myra  Gale  Brown 
Added: 20th November 2009
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Posted By: Lava1964
NHL Hockey Fight When did hockey first start letting fighting go on? I mean all other sports it is not allowed without serious consequences. Don't get me wrong I like it. Curious as to how that happened. Enjoy the Olympics!
Tags: I  love  good  Hockey  NHL  Hockey  Fight   
Added: 12th February 2010
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Posted By: Marty6697

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