On March 14, 1961, former Yankees president George Weiss agreed to become the first president of the expansion New York Mets. It is believed that the Mets offered Weiss a five-year deal at $100,000 annually, more than he ever earned during his 14 seasons with the Yankees.
I never really could understand the idea of becoming “one with the bat.” Wouldn’t that hurt?
I don’t think it comes as a surprise that baseball involves the least amount of running of any of these. I am a bit surprised that a tennis match requires more running than a basketball game. It looks like the original data came from Runner’s World, though I suppose it would be unfair to include the distance of a marathon in this chart.
If T. S. Eliot had stayed in St Louis, he would never have held that April was the cruelest month. Well, unless he was a Browns fan.
~Markham Shaw Pyle
Whether you are trick-or-treating, giving out candy, visiting haunted houses, going to a party, or just kicking back, please be safe! Also, this picture makes me want a cookie.
In anticipation of the All-Star Game being played tonight, here’s a look at the scorecard from the very first All-Star Game played in 1933. The American League won, 4-2, in Chicago.
Two hours is about as long as any American can wait for the close of a baseball game, or anything else for that matter.