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Gene Stephens 3-Hit Inning On June 18, 1953, 20-year-old Gene Stephens collected three hits in one inning for the Boston Red Sox during a 23-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park. The Bosox exploded for 17 runs in the seventh inning - sending 23 batters to the plate during their 47-minute half of the frame. Stephens had a double and two singles off three different Detroit pitchers. The 17 runs scored by Boston in that inning were two more than the previous modern MLB record, set by the Brooklyn Dodgers in a May 21, 1952, contest against the Cincinnati Reds. The Red Sox had 14 hits in their memorable inning to set a new modern MLB mark in that category. Gene Stephens was mostly a reserve player in his 12 MLB seasons. His batting average was only .204 in 1953, making his three-hit inning on June 18 even more surprising. The Red Sox led 5-3 going into their half of the seventh inning. Detroit pitcher Steve Gromek allowed nine of the 17 runs while Dick Weik and Earl Harrist each allowed four. Boston had 27 total hits in the game. The day before, they had 20 hits when they walloped Detroit 17-1. “I was the youngest ballplayer in the major leagues at the time,” Stephens recalled years later, whose three-hit performance was witnessed by only 3,108 Fenway fans that afternoon. “I probably shouldn’t have even been in the major leagues at that time. Ted Williams had gone to the Korean War and, therefore, that gave me the opportunity to play. As soon as [Williams] came back, the Red Sox optioned me down to their AAA team in Louisville." The all-time record for most runs scored in an inning is 18, set by the Chicago White Stockings against the Detroit Wolverines on Sept. 6, 1883, in a National League affair. During that onslaught (also in the seventh inning), three different Chicago players had three hits in the frame: Tommy Burns (two doubles, one home run), Fred Pfeffer (two singles, one double), and Ned Williamson (two singles, one double). The only other hitter in modern MLB history (since 1900) with three hits in one inning was Johnny Damon, who was also a member of the Boston Red Sox. Damon achieved his feat when Boston whipped the Florida Marlins 25-8 on June 27, 2003. Damon collected three hits (a single, double, and triple) in the first inning as the Bosox scored a record 10 runs before any Boston batter was put out.
Tags: baseball  Gene  Stephens  hits  Red  Sox 
Added: 27th May 2012
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Posted By: Lava1964
Condo -  1983 Sitcom Disaster McLean Stevenson's sixth and final sitcom in the space of 15 years was the short-lived ABC show Condo, which aired for four months in 1983. The premise of the show was that James Kirkridge (Stevenson), a middle-aged insurance salesman, was experiencing a gradual reversal in finances. Accordingly, his family had to downgrade their lifestyle so much that he and his wife Kiki (Brooke Alderson) had to sell their rambling, palatial house in the suburbs and downsize. Jesse Rodriguez (Luis Avalos), an upwardly mobile native of the Los Angeles barrio, had recently become a successful owner of a landscaping business, enabling he and his wife Maria (Yvonne Wilder) to trade up to a more upscale neighborhood. Both couples ended up purchasing condominium units right outside a quaint Los Angeles-area fairway, and became each other's not-so-neighborly next-door neighbors. The Kirkridges initially mistook the Rodriguezes as the condo's groundskeepers. When Jesse informed them that he and his clan were in fact owners of the condo next door, weariness and bigotry ensued, mostly from staunch traditionalist James. Kiki, slightly daffy but strong enough to keep James from stepping too much out of line, was a little more accepting of her Hispanic neighbors, but often experienced culture shock causing occasional friction between her and feisty Maria. There was a Romeo-and-Juliet aspect to the show: The older Kirkridge son fell in love with and married the Rodriguez daughter. Condo was rare for its time as it had an animated opening sequence. Disliked by TV critics and viewers alike, Condo was yanked by ABC after just 13 episodes. Marc Price, who played the younger Kirkridge son, moved on to play Skippy Handelman, the Keatons' awkward yet lovable next-door-neighbor in Family Ties.
Tags: Condo  TV  sitcom 
Added: 21st June 2012
Views: 2825
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Posted By: Lava1964
Scott McKenzie Passes At Age 73 Scott McKenzie, whose song "San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)" helped flood that town with hippies in the summer of 1967, died Saturday in Los Angeles. He was 73. He had been suffering since 2010 from Guillain-Barre syndrome, a disease that affects the nervous system. He had been in and out of the hospital, and his website said he suffered an apparent heart attack earlier this month, but checked himself out to go home.
Tags: Scott  McKenzie  Flowers  In  your  hair  1969  woodstock  hippie 
Added: 20th August 2012
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Posted By: Old Fart
Friendly Giant LOOK UP WAY UP The Friendly Giant was a popular Canadian children's television program that aired from September 1958 through to March 1985. It featured three main characters: a giant named Friendly (played by Bob Homme)who lived in a huge castle, along with his puppet animal friends Rusty (a rooster who played a harp and lived in a book bag hung by the castle window) and Jerome (a giraffe). The two principal puppets were manipulated and voiced by Rod Coneybeare. The Friendly Giant was a wealthy man who paid for and produced the show himself. That is why it is so good. He always had creative control of the show. He made it fun for kids and didn't sell them out.
Tags: Giant  Canadian 
Added: 16th October 2012
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Posted By: mia_bambina
Redskins Lose Romeny To Win The Washington Redskins lost their home game against the Carolina Panthers today by the score of 21-13. The Redskins moved to Washington in 1937. Since then, there have been 18 presidential elections. In 17 of those, the following rule applied: If the Redskins win their last home game before the election, the party that won the previous election wins the next election. If the Redskins lose, the challenging party's candidate wins.
Tags: Redskins  Lose  Romeny  To  Win  election  Carolina  Panthers  Washington  Redskins  presidential  elections  predictions   
Added: 4th November 2012
Views: 1273
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Posted By: Old Fart
Cesar Romero on Whats My Line Actor Cesar Romero stumps the panel in his mystery guest appearance on What's My Line from December 14, 1952.
Tags: WML  Cesar  Romero 
Added: 2nd February 2013
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Posted By: Lava1964
Muhammad Ali - Gold Medal Replaced For years Muhammad Ali claimed he'd tossed his gold medal from the 1960 Rome Olympics into the Ohio River in a fit of anger after experiencing racial discrimination in his hometown of Louisville, KY. By the early 1990s, Ali admitted the story was a fabrication and that his gold medal had simply been misplaced. This clip is from the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. IOC head Juan Antonio Samaranch gave Ali a replacement medal in a special ceremony at halftime of the men's basketball final.
Tags: Muhammad  Ali  Olympics  gold  medal  replaced 
Added: 4th February 2013
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Posted By: Lava1964
Wilma Rudolph on to Tell The Truth Triple gold medallist Wilma Rudolph appears on To Tell The Truth a few months after her athletic triumphs at the 1960 Rome Olympics. It's amazing to consider how anonymous even the greatest Olympians were in the days before the Olympic Games were widely televised.
Tags: Wilma  Rudolph  atheltics  To  Tell  The  Truth 
Added: 21st March 2013
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Posted By: Lava1964
Our Gang - Pay As You Exit Here's the full 1936 Our Gang short comedy titled Pay As You Exit. The gang puts on something akin to Romeo and Juliet--with a strongman act by Spanky in between! Look for former gang member, the slimmed-down Joe Cobb, as the audience member who doesn't want to pay his one-cent admission price.
Tags: Our  Gang  Pay  As  You  Exit 
Added: 17th May 2013
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Posted By: Lava1964
Short Life of Patrick Kennedy For two days in August 1963, the attention and concern of many Americans was focused on the newborn son of president John F. Kennedy, Patrick. Patrick Bouvier Kennedy was born by emergency caesarean section five-and-a-half weeks early at the Otis Air Force Base Hospital in Bourne, Massachusetts. His birth weight of 4 pounds 10-1/2 ounces medically classified him as premature. Immediately after Patrick's birth, he was transferred to Boston Children's Hospital where he died two days later of hyaline membrane disease, following treatment in a hyperbaric chamber. His obituary in The New York Times stated that, at that time, all that could be done for a victim of hyaline membrane disease "is to monitor the infant's blood chemistry and to try to keep it near normal levels." Hyaline membrane disease, now more commonly called respiratory distress syndrome, helped spark new public awareness of the disease and further research. In 2004, the disease had an overall mortality of less than 15%—lower among mildly to moderately premature infants, such as with the Kennedys' infant son. Had he been born 50 years later in August 2013, his odds of survival would have been 95%. Treatment modalities are now widely available in developed countries, such as continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), pulmonary surfactant replacement, and improved respirator technology, that either did not exist or were unavailable in 1963.
Tags: Kennedy  baby  death   
Added: 1st September 2013
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Posted By: Lava1964

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