Chewton School Reunion

Yesterday I attended a reunion for my elementary school, Chewton Independent School (near Wampum). This was the first time since 8th grade I’ve been able to see several of my old classmates and teachers. So glad I went and it was great visiting with everyone and sharing memories.
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Happy Birthday Joe Torre

Happy Birthday to 1970 Cardinals teammate and horse racing junkie… Joseph Paul Torre.
Best remembered as the manager of the 1996-2007 New York Yankees. Joe guided the Bronx Bombers to the playoffs for 12 straight seasons, winning four World Series rings.
He was also one heck of a ballplayer. During his 17-year playing career, he played for the Milwaukee & Atanta Braves, St. Louis Cardinals and finished as a player/manager for the 1977 New York Mets. Torre compiled a lifetime .297 batting ...
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On This Day… Willie Mays #3000

July 18th, 1970: San Francisco Giants outfielder Willie Mays becomes to 10th player in baseball history to collect 3000 hits. Facing Montreal Expos right-hander Mike Wegener at Candlestick Park the ‘Say Hey Kid’ smacked a single to left to reach the milestone during the second inning of the Giants 10-1 rout over the Expos.
Willie will finish his career 3,283 hits, the 12th most in MLB history.
Becoming a member of the 3,000 hits club is an amazing accomplishment…. simply because it ...
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Happy Birthday Shoeless Joe

126 years ago today, Joe Jackson was born in Pickens County, South Carolina. He was the oldest son of a dirt poor sharecropper named George. A formal education was a luxury the Jackson family couldn’t afford, leaving Joe without the ability to read or write. Instead he started working in a local textile mill as a young boy.
When he was 13, the owners of the textile mill where he worked recruited him to play on the company baseball team. Without ...
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On this day…. Ryan Howard #200

July 16, 2009

Ryan Howard, playing in his 658th game, becomes the fastest player to hit 200 home runs when he goes deep off Chris Volstad with his solo shot in the sixth inning in team’s 4-0 victory in Miami. The previous mark was held by Hall of Fame slugger Ralph Kiner, who played in 48 more contests than the 29 year-old Phillies first baseman to reach the plateau.
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Domonic Brown: NL All Star

Congratulations to Domonic Brown on being selected for his first All Star Game.
Dom will join Phillies teammate Cliff Lee on the National League Roster for the game on Tuesday, July 16th at New York’s Citi Field.
Going into Spring Training, Brown was a major question mark for the Phillies 2013 lineup. He’d had several big-league auditions, but they didn’t go particularly well. He’d struggled with nagging injuries. Overall, his performance hadn’t matched his potential.
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