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Ed Walsh

Edward Augustine "Big Ed" Walsh was an American pitcher and manager in Major League Baseball. From 1906 to 1912, he had several seasons. Injuries shortened his career. Walsh holds the record for lowest career earned run average, 1.82. He is one of two modern pitchers to win 40 or more games in a single season, he is the last pitcher from any team to throw more than 400 innings in a single season, a feat that he most accomplished in 1908. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1946. Walsh was born in Pennsylvania, to Michael and Jane Walsh, he worked in the Luzerne County coal mines. Walsh started his professional baseball career with the 1902 Wilkes-Barre Barons. After the 1903 season, the Chicago White Sox purchased Walsh's contract for $750. Walsh made his major league debut in 1904 with the Chicago White Sox and pitched his first full season in 1906, going 17–13 with a 1.88 ERA and 171 strikeouts. In Game Three of that year's World Series, which the White Sox won over the Chicago Cubs in six games, Walsh struck out a then-World Series record 12 batters.

He struck out at least one batter each inning of that game. From this season through 1912, Walsh averaged 24 victories and 220 strikeouts and posted an ERA below 2.00 five times. He led the league in saves five times in this span, his finest individual season came in 1908 when he went 40–15 with 269 strikeouts, 6 saves and a 1.42 ERA, leading the American League in wins and strikeouts. In 1910, he posted the lowest ERA for a pitcher with a losing record. Walsh set an American League record by pitching 464 innings in a season. On August 27, 1911, Walsh no-hit the Boston Red Sox 5-0. Interviewed for the book The Glory of Their Times, Hall of Famer Sam Crawford referred to Walsh's use of a pitch, outlawed: "Big Ed Walsh. Great big, good-looking fellow, he threw a spitball. I think that ball disintegrated on the way to the plate, the catcher put it back together again. I swear, when it went past the plate, it was just the spit went by". In 1910, the White Sox opened White Sox Park, soon nicknamed Comiskey Park by the press in honor of team owner Charles Comiskey.

The name was changed to Comiskey Park in 1913. An apocryphal story goes that architect Zachary Taylor Davis consulted Walsh in setting the park's field dimensions. Choosing a design that favored himself and other White Sox pitchers, rather than hitters, Walsh made Comiskey Park a "pitcher's park" for its entire 80-year history. Walsh was a workhorse who pitched an average of 375 innings annually during the six seasons of 1907 through 1912. After the 1912 season, Walsh requested a full year off to rest his arm, he showed up for spring training the following season, contending, "The White Sox needed me—implored me to return—so I did". Walsh's playing time began dwindling in 1913, it has been claimed that he came into spring training in poorer physical shape than other members of the White Sox pitching staff, his pride led him to try to keep up with the other pitchers in terms of pitch speed before getting into adequate shape, thereby causing damage to his pitching arm. "I could feel the muscles grind and wrench during the game, it seemed to me my arm would leap out of my socket when I shot the ball across the plate", Walsh recalled.

"My arm would keep me awake till morning with a pain I had never known before". He pitched only 16 games during the 1913 season, a meager 13 games over the next three years. By 1916, Walsh's arm was dead, he wanted a year off. He attempted a comeback with the Boston Braves in 1917, but was let go, ending his major league career, he did some pitching in the Eastern League, gave umpiring a try, after which he was a coach for the White Sox for several seasons. Walsh retired with 195 wins, 126 losses, 1736 strikeouts, his career ERA of 1.82 is the lowest major league ERA posted. He has the second-lowest career WHIP in MLB history and the lowest for someone with 10 or more seasons pitched. Walsh was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1946, he died on May 1959, nearly two weeks after his 78th birthday. In 1999, Walsh was ranked number 82 on The Sporting News' list of the 100 Greatest Baseball Players, was nominated as a finalist for the Major League Baseball All-Century Team. In 2011, he was inducted into the Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame.

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Daniel Hechter Paris

Daniel Hechter Paris is a French fashion and lifestyle brand with 45 licensees worldwide. It sells men's and women's wear and consumer goods. Since 1998, the former licensee - Otto Aurach ltd. headquartered in Miltenberg - owns the rights for the trademark. In 1962, the French fashion designer Daniel Hechter published his first women's collection. Three years he added a children's line and completed the fashion range with the men's line in 1968; these collections made him become popular as the inventor of ready- to - wear or Prêt-à-porter fashion. After a few years, these collections were expanded into sports and leisure wear. Eyewear, perfume and consumer goods followed watches and leather goods joined the product range; the most significant license of Daniel Hechter Paris is for shoes: Among the accessories, it generates the biggest turnover. The licensee for this segment is the German shoe manufacturer Erich Rohde ltd.. In 1998, a change of ownership was made when the former licensee Otto Aurach ltd. headquartered in the German town of Miltenberg, got the rights of the trademark.

It restructured and modified the brand to advance its international development and broadened the product range: The latest licenses have been allocated for umbrellas and cufflinks. Most products are produced offshore in Asia; the biggest part of annual turnover is generated by the fashion segments, about 90%. 80% of the fashion revenue is from men's garments, 20% is generated by the female equivalent. The remaining 10% of the total annual turnover result from the sale of accessories, among which shoes are the most significant segment; the most significant market for the brand is Europe, followed by Asia. The brand is available among them 380 Monolabel stores; every year, two collections are published in every segment. Official website

Matt Rhule

Matthew Kenneth Rhule is an American football coach and former player, the head coach of the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. He was the head coach at Baylor University and Temple University. Rhule grew up in New York City before his family moved to Pennsylvania as a teenager. Rhule played linebacker at State College Area High School before walking on as a linebacker to Penn State. At Penn State, Rhule played four years under Joe Paterno and was a three-time Penn State Scholar-Athlete and an Academic All-Big Ten honoree in 1997. While at Penn State, Rhule earned his Bachelor's of Arts in Political Science, he earned a Master's in Educational Psychology from the University at Buffalo in 2003. Following the end of his playing career, Rhule was hired as the linebackers coach for Albright College. After one year at Albright, Rhule had stops at Buffalo, UCLA and Western Carolina before being hired at Temple as a defensive line coach in 2006. Rhule would switch to quarterbacks coach in 2007 before being named Temple's offensive coordinator in 2008.

On December 17, 2012, Rhule was named the 26th head football coach at Temple, succeeding Steve Addazio who left to become the head coach at Boston College. In July 2015, Rhule signed a four-year extension with Temple that extended him through the 2021 season. After a tremendous third year with the Owls, this deal was re-negotiated to keep Rhule at the university, he chose to remain at Temple. On September 5, 2015, in front of 69,741 fans, Rhule defeated his alma mater, Penn State, 27–10 for the Owls' first win over the Nittany Lions since 1941. In his third year as Temple's head coach, Rhule's Temple team went 10–2 in the regular season, winning the American's East Division and took part in the conference's inaugural championship game; the next season, he took the Owls to their second consecutive championship game, where they won their first conference championship since 1967. On December 6, 2016, Rhule was named the head football coach at Baylor University, replacing interim head coach Jim Grobe.

The Bears finished the 2017 season with a disappointing 1–11 record, which meant Baylor would not qualify for a bowl for the first time since 2009. Baylor finished the 2018 regular season 6-6 and received an invite to the 2018 Texas Bowl, where he led the Bears to a 45-38 victory over the Vanderbilt Commodores to finish the season with a 7-6 record; the Baylor Bears, under Rhule's leadership, finished the 2019 regular season at 11-1, fell to Oklahoma in the Big 12 Championship game and Georgia in the Sugar Bowl. Throughout his time as a college head coach, Rhule has coached a number of players that would go on to play in the National Football League. After six years as an assistant at Temple, Rhule joined Tom Coughlin's New York Giants in 2012 as the assistant offensive line coach. With the Giants, Rhule coached Super Bowl champions like David Diehl, Kevin Boothe, Chris Snee. On January 7, 2020, Rhule was hired to become the fifth head coach of the Carolina Panthers. Carolina Panthers profile Baylor profile Temple profile