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Lou Gehrig

Henry Louis Gehrig was an American professional baseball first baseman who played 17 seasons in Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees. Gehrig was renowned for his prowess as a hitter and for his durability, which earned him his nickname "The Iron Horse", he was an All-Star seven consecutive times, a Triple Crown winner once, an American League Most Valuable Player twice, a member of six World Series champion teams. He had a career.340 batting average.632 slugging average, a.447 on base average. He hit 493 home had 1,995 runs batted in, he still has the highest ratio of runs scored plus runs batted in per 100 plate appearances and per 100 games among Hall of Fame players. In 1939, he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame and was the first MLB player to have his uniform number retired by a team. A native of New York City and a student at Columbia University, Gehrig signed with the Yankees in 1923, he set several major-league records during his career, including the most career grand slams and most consecutive games played, a record that stood for 56 years and was long considered unbreakable until surpassed by Cal Ripken Jr. in 1995.

Gehrig's consecutive game streak ended on May 2, 1939, when he voluntarily took himself out of the lineup, stunning both players and fans, after his performance on the field became hampered by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, an incurable neuromuscular illness. The disease forced him to retire at age 36, was the cause of his death two years later; the pathos of his farewell from baseball was capped off by his iconic 1939 "Luckiest Man on the Face of the Earth" speech at Yankee Stadium. In 1969 the Baseball Writers' Association of America voted Gehrig the greatest first baseman of all time, he was the leading vote-getter on the MLB All-Century Team chosen by fans in 1999. A monument in Gehrig's honor dedicated by the Yankees in 1941 resides in Monument Park at Yankee Stadium; the Lou Gehrig Memorial Award is given annually to the MLB player who best exhibits Gehrig's integrity and character. Gehrig was born in 1903 at 309 East 94th Street in the Yorkville neighborhood of Manhattan, he was the second of four children of Christina Foch and Heinrich Gehrig.

His father was a sheet-metal worker by trade, unemployed due to alcoholism and epilepsy, his mother, a maid, was the main breadwinner and disciplinarian in the family. His two sisters measles. From an early age, Gehrig helped his mother with work, doing tasks such as folding laundry and picking up supplies from the local stores. Gehrig spoke German during his childhood. In 1910 he lived with his parents at 2266 Amsterdam Avenue in Washington Heights. In 1920 the family resided on 8th Avenue in Manhattan, his name was anglicized to Henry Louis Gehrig and he was known as "Lou" so he would not be confused with his identically named father, known as Henry. Gehrig first garnered national attention for his baseball ability while playing in a game at Cubs Park on June 26, 1920, his New York School of Commerce team was playing a team from Chicago's Lane Tech High School in front of a crowd of more than 10,000 spectators. With his team leading 8–6 in the top of the ninth inning, Gehrig hit a grand slam out of the major league park, an unheard-of feat for a 17-year-old.

Gehrig attended PS 132 in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan went to Commerce High School, graduating in 1921. He studied at Columbia University for two years, before leaving to pursue a career in professional baseball, he went to Columbia on a football scholarship, where he was preparing to pursue a degree in engineering. Before his first semester began, New York Giants manager John McGraw advised him to play summer professional baseball under an assumed name, Henry Lewis, despite the fact that it could jeopardize his collegiate sports eligibility. After he played a dozen games for the Hartford Senators in the Eastern League, he was discovered and banned from collegiate sports his freshman year. In 1922 Gehrig returned to collegiate sports as a fullback for the Columbia Lions football program. In 1923, he played first base and pitched for the Columbia baseball team. At Columbia, he was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. On April 18, 1923, the same day Yankee Stadium opened for the first time and Babe Ruth inaugurated the new stadium with a home run against the Boston Red Sox, Columbia pitcher Gehrig struck out 17 Williams College batters to set a team record, though Columbia lost the game.

Only a handful of collegians were at South Field that day, but more significant was the presence of Yankee scout Paul Krichell, trailing Gehrig for some time. Gehrig's pitching did not impress him. During the time Krichell observed him, Gehrig had hit some of the longest home runs seen on various eastern campuses, including a 450-foot home run on April 28 at Columbia's South Field, which landed at 116th Street and Broadway, he signed a contract with the Yankees on April 30. He returned to the minor-league Hartford Senators to play parts of two seasons, 1923 and 1924, batting.344 and hitting 61 home runs in 193 games, the only time Gehrig had played any level of baseball – sandlot, high school, collegiate or pro – for a team based outside New York City. Gehrig joined the New York Yankees midway through

Federation architecture

Federation architecture is the architectural style in Australia, prevalent from around 1890 to 1915. The name refers to the Federation of Australia on 1 January 1901, when the Australian colonies collectively became the Commonwealth of Australia; the architectural style had antecedents in the Queen Anne style and Edwardian style of the United Kingdom, combined with various other influences like the Arts and Crafts style. Other styles developed, like the Federation Warehouse style, influenced by the Romanesque Revival style. In Australia, Federation architecture is associated with cottages in the Queen Anne style, but some consider that there were twelve main styles that characterized the Federation period; the Federation period overlaps the Edwardian period, so named after the reign of King Edward VII. Federation architecture has many similarities to Edwardian Baroque architecture. Australian flora and fauna are prominently featured, stylised images of the New South Wales waratah, flannel flower, Queensland firewheel tree, other flowers, the kangaroo and lyrebird, were common.

The Coat of Arms, rising sun, representing a new dawn in the country of Australia appeared on gables. Many Federation buildings, both residential and non-residential, are listed on the Register of the National Estate because of their heritage values. Gardens of the period were complex and contained many elements—generally a wider variety of plants than is seen in contemporary plantings, rose arches and summerhouses. Wooden lattice fences were used to partition parts of the garden off the front from the more private back. Garden paths could be straight or curved, edged with glazed edging tiles or bricks, made of tiles, packed gravel or bricks. Patterns for brick paving include stretcher bond and basketweave. Asphalt and concrete were not used. Plants were selected to produce year-round interest in the local climate conditions. Evergreen trees were used, but the denseness of shade led to increasing popularity of deciduous trees such as Jacaranda, flowering plum and peppercorn. Palms framed the garden vista, the native Cootamundra wattle was popular, as were shrubs such as camellias and standard roses.

Conservatories contained Adiantum ferns. There are twelve styles that predominated in the Federation period: Federation Academic Classical Federation Free Classical Federation Filigree Federation Anglo-Dutch Federation Romanesque Federation Gothic Federation Carpenter Gothic Federation Warehouse Federation Queen Anne Federation Free Style Federation Arts and Crafts Federation Bungalow Of the twelve Federation styles, there are four that were used in residential architecture, they are Federation Queen Anne style, Federation Filigree style, Federation Arts and Craft style, Federation Bungalow style. The Federation Queen Anne style was designed to embrace the outdoor lifestyles of the Australian people. Most homes have asymmetric gables, white-painted window frames, front verandas with decorative timber features, tiling on the patio floor and entry paths; the brickwork is a deep red or dark brown with a mix of the two. The roofs are terracotta tiles with decorative gables, timber features, tall chimneys and fretwork.

Decorative leadlight windows are common, as are circular windows. Federation homes have decorative internal features in the plasterwork, high ceilings and timber features; some outstanding examples are West Maling, Penshurst Avenue, New South Wales. The Federation Queen Anne style was the most popular residential style in Australia between 1890 and 1910; the Federation Filigree style is common in the hotter parts of Australia in the north, since it is designed to create shade while allowing for the free flow of air. It is sometimes known as the Queensland style; some outstanding examples are Belltrees House, New South Wales. The Federation Arts and Crafts style had its origins in England, where architects were reacting to the impersonal nature of the Industrial Revolution. Crafts and handiwork were emphasised to give architecture the "human touch"; these influences were absorbed into Federation Australia, where the resulting buildings were small-scale to medium-scale and predominantly residential.

Outstanding examples are Glyn, Kooyong road, Victoria. The Federation Bungalow style was the Australian response to the bungalow style, developed in America by people like Gustav Stickley, it can be seen as a transition phase between the Federation Queen Anne style and the California Bungalow style that took on later. Stylistically, it exploited the qualities of the bungalow while retaining the flair and idiosyncrasies of the Queen Anne style, although in simplified form. Outstanding examples are Nee Morn

Ruslan Zainullin

Ruslan Zainullin is a Russian professional ice hockey center playing for Kuban Krasnodar of the Russian second tier Higher Hockey League. His National Hockey League rights belong to the Calgary Flames. Zainullin was drafted 34th overall by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft after playing his first professional season in the Russian Super League with Ak Bars Kazan. Despite being drafted in the NHL, Zainullin has never played in the league, opting to remain in Russia. Playing with HC MVD in 2007–08, he recorded his most prolific season with 23 points in 50 games. 5 March 2001 - Traded to Phoenix Coyotes by Tampa Bay with Mike Johnson, Paul Mara and New York Islanders' 2nd-round choice in 2001 NHL Entry Draft for Nikolai Khabibulin and Stan Neckar. 19 March 2002 - Rights traded to Atlanta Thrashers by Phoenix with Kirill Safronov and Phoenix's 4th-round choice in 2002 NHL Entry Draft for Darcy Hordichuk and Atlanta's 4th and 5th round choices in 2002 NHL Entry Draft. 15 November 2002 - Traded to Calgary Flames by Atlanta for Marc Savard.

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