Little League Baseball
Little League Baseball and Softball is a 501 nonprofit organization based in South Williamsport, United States, that organizes local youth baseball and softball leagues throughout the United States and the rest of the world. Founded by Carl Stotz in 1939 as a three-team league in Williamsport and formally incorporated on October 10, 1950, Little League Baseball encourages local volunteers to organize and operate Little League programs that are annually chartered through Little League International; each league can structure itself to best serve the children in the area in which the league operates. Several specific divisions of Little League baseball and softball are available to children ages 4 to 16; the organization holds a congressional charter under Title 36 of the United States Code. The organization's administrative office is located in Pennsylvania; the first Little League Baseball World Series was played in Williamsport in 1947. The Little League International Complex hosts the annual Little League Baseball World Series at Howard J. Lamade Stadium and Little League Volunteer Stadium, is the site of the Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum, which provides a history of Little League Baseball and Softball through interactive exhibits for children.
Many Major League Baseball players played in Little League. Carl Stotz, a resident of Williamsport, founded Little League Baseball in 1939, he began experimenting with his idea in the summer of 1938 when he gathered his nephews and Major Gehron and their neighborhood friends. They tried different field dimensions over the course of the summer and played several informal games; the following summer Stotz felt that he was ready to establish what became Little League Baseball. The first league in Williamsport had just three teams, each sponsored by a different business; the first teams, Jumbo Pretzel, Lycoming Dairy, Lundy Lumber, were managed by Carl Stotz and two of his friends and Bert Bebble. The men, joined by their wives and another couple, formed the first-ever Little League Board of Directors; the first League game took place on June 6, 1939. Lundy Lumber defeated Lycoming Dairy, 23-8. Lycoming Dairy came back to claim the league championship. They, the first-half-season champions, defeated Lundy Lumber, the second-half champs, in a best-of-three season-ending series.
The following year a second league was formed in Williamsport, from there Little League Baseball grew to become an international organization of nearly 200,000 teams in every U. S. over 80 countries around the world. From 1951 through 1973, Little League was for boys only. In 1974, Little League rules were revised to allow participation by girls in the baseball program following the result of a lawsuit filed by the National Organization for Women on behalf of Maria Pepe. In 1953, Robert Francis Morrison filed an official charter with Little League Baseball, Incorporated to admit the Cannon Street Y. M. C. A. as its first all-black team. The league consisted of four teams, sponsored by prominent black businesses in Charleston, VA. In 1955, when Morrison entered the Cannon Street All-Stars into the city tournament, white leagues reacted by drafting a resolution requesting a whites-only tournament. All 55 white teams withdrew from the city and state tournament; the Cannon Street All-Stars became the 1955 South Caroline state champions by forfeit.
However, they were informed by Little League president, Peter J. McGovern, that they would not be permitted to represent the state at the regional championships in Williamsport, GA. Little League executives invited the Cannon Street All-Stars to attend the tournament as guests to view the World Series that they were not permitted to play in. According to the Little League Baseball and Softball participation statistics following the 2008 season, there were nearly 2.6 million players in Little League Baseball worldwide, including both boys and girls, including 400,000 registered in softball. For tournament purposes, Little League Baseball is divided into 16 geographic regions; each summer, Little League operates seven World Series tournaments at various locations throughout the U. S.. 1939: Little League is established by Carl E. Stotz; the first season is played in a lot close to Bowman Field. Lycoming Dairy is the first season champion.1946: Little League has expanded to 12 leagues, all in Pennsylvania.1947: The first league outside of Pennsylvania is founded in Hammonton, New Jersey.
Maynard League of Williamsport defeats a team from Lock Haven, Pennsylvania to win the first Little League World Series. Allen Yearick is the first Little League graduate to play professional baseball when he is signed by the Boston Braves.1948: Little League has grown to include 94 leagues. Lock Haven returns to the Little League World Series and defeats a league from St. Petersburg, Florida; the first corporate sponsor, U. S. Rubber, is announced, who donate Pro-Keds shoes to teams at the Little League World Series.1949: Little League is featured in the Saturday Evening Post and on newsreels. Carl Stotz gets hundreds of requests for information on how to form leagues at the local level from all over the United States. Little League incorporates in New York.1950 or 1951 Kathryn'Kay' Johnston -Massar became the first girl to play Little League baseball. Her mother cut her braids and she dressed like a boy. Not knowing what to call herself, she adopted the nickname "Tubby" because of her love of Little Lulu comic books, joined the Kings Dairy Little League team in Corning, N.
Y. posing as a boy. After
David Alan Mamet is an American playwright, film director and author. He won a Pulitzer Prize and received Tony nominations for his plays Glengarry Glen Ross and Speed-the-Plow, he first gained critical acclaim for a trio of off-Broadway 70s plays: The Duck Variations, Sexual Perversity in Chicago, American Buffalo. His plays Race and The Penitent opened on Broadway in 2009 and previewed off-Broadway in 2017. Feature films that Mamet both wrote and directed include House of Games, The Spanish Prisoner and Redbelt, his screenwriting credits include The Postman Always Rings Twice, The Verdict, The Untouchables, Wag the Dog, Hannibal. Mamet himself wrote the screenplay for the 1992 adaptation of Glengarry Glen Ross, wrote and directed the 1994 adaptation of his play Oleanna, he was the executive producer and frequent writer for the TV show The Unit. Mamet's books include: a novel about the lynching of Leo Frank. Mamet was born in 1947 in Chicago to Lenore June, a teacher, Bernard Morris Mamet, a labor attorney.
Mamet's father was the son of Polish Ashkenazi immigrants. One of his earliest jobs was as a busboy at The Second City, he worked as an actor, editor for Oui magazine and as a cab-driver. He was educated at the progressive Francis W. Parker School and at Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont. At the Chicago Public Library Foundation 20th anniversary fundraiser in 2006, Mamet announced "My alma mater is the Chicago Public Library. I got what little educational foundation I got in the third-floor reading room, under the tutelage of a Coca-Cola sign". After a move to Chicago's North Side neighborhood, Mamet encountered theater director Robert Sickinger, began to work at Sickinger's Hull House Theatre; this represented the beginning of Mamet's lifelong involvement with the theater. Mamet is a founding member of the Atlantic Theater Company, he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1984 for Glengarry Glen Ross, which received its first Broadway revival in the summer of 2005. His play Race, which opened on Broadway on December 6, 2009 and featured James Spader, David Alan Grier, Kerry Washington, Richard Thomas in the cast, received mixed reviews.
His play The Anarchist, starring Patti LuPone and Debra Winger, in her Broadway debut, opened on Broadway on November 13, 2012 in previews and was scheduled to close on December 16, 2012. His 2017 play The Penitent previewed off-Broadway on February 8, 2017. In 2002, Mamet was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame. Mamet received the PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater Award for Grand Master of American Theater in 2010. In 2017, Mamet released an online class for writers entitled, it was announced in 2019 that David Mamet will return to the London West End with his new play Bitter Wheat starring John Malkovich. Mamet first film work was as a screenwriter directing his own scripts. Mamet's first produced screenplay was the 1981 production of The Postman Always Rings Twice, based on James M. Cain's novel, he received an Academy Award nomination one year for The Verdict, written in the late 1970s. He wrote the screenplay for The Untouchables, The Edge, Wag the Dog and Hannibal.
In 1987, Mamet made his film directing debut with his screenplay House of Games, which won Best Film and Best Screenplay awards at the 1987 Venice Film Festival and the Film of the Year in 1989 from the London Film Critics' Circle Awards. The film starred his then-wife, Lindsay Crouse, many longtime stage associates and friends, including fellow Goddard College graduates. Mamet was quoted as saying, "It was my first film as a director and I needed support, so I stacked the deck." After House of Games, Mamet wrote and directed two more films focusing on the world of con artists, The Spanish Prisoner and Heist. Other films that Mamet both wrote and directed include: Things Change, Oleanna, The Winslow Boy and Main, Spartan and the 2013 bio-pic TV movie Phil Spector. A feature-length film, a thriller titled Blackbird, was intended for release in 2015, but is still in development; when Mamet adapted his play for the 1992 film Glengarry Glen Ross, he wrote an additional part for Alec Baldwin. Mamet continues to work with an informal repertory company for his films, including Crouse, William H. Macy, Joe Mantegna, Rebecca Pidgeon, as well as the aforementioned school friends.
Mamet did a rewrite of the script for Ronin under the pseudonym "Richard Weisz" and turned in an early version of a script for Malcolm X, rejected by director Spike Lee. In 2000, Mamet directed a film version of Catastrophe, a one-act
Law & Order (franchise)
Law & Order is a franchise composed of a number of related American television series created by Dick Wolf. They were broadcast on NBC, all of them deal with some aspect of the criminal justice system. Together, the original series, its various spin-offs, the TV film, crossover episodes from other shows constitute over 1,000 hours of programming. Shared people and resources in a common fictional setting are the connecting links between the shows, e.g. Hudson University and the New York Ledger tabloid newspaper. Many supporting characters, such as district attorneys and medical examiners are shared among the shows. Crossovers of main characters or shared storylines between two of the shows will occur. A few major characters have left the cast of one show within the franchise only to join another; the music and credits of the shows tend to be similar, with the voiceover in the opening of every series performed by Steven Zirnkilton. The shows share the iconic "dun, dun" sound effect of a jail cell locking, along with the theme songs, by Mike Post.
Past episodes of the American series are in syndication with local over-the-air stations, along with cable channels such as USA Network and Bravo, TNT, WGN America, Ion Television, AMC Networks' SundanceTV and WeTV, showing episodes sometimes up to six times a day. In October 2012, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit showrunner/executive producer Warren Leight said of the future of the Law & Order franchise, " sometimes talk in general terms of where could go. I'm curious to see if there's another iteration somewhere down the line," he says. "We try hard to maintain a certain level of quality which I think is why the shows sustained in reruns so well. And I'd like to believe there's room for another generation in some way." In February 2015, NBC was purported to have interest in bringing back the flagship Law & Order as a limited series. As of February 2016, NBC has not publicly announced intentions to revive the original series; as of April 4, 2019, 1,148 original episodes of the Law & Order franchise have aired.
20 seasons, 456 episodes Law & Order, a crime procedural, features both a police investigation of a crime discovered during the cold open, a prosecution case set forth by the New York County District Attorney, at the Manhattan DA's office. The first thirty minutes of an episode features a lead detective trio, while the second thirty minutes follows their legal counterparts. On May 14, 2010, NBC announced that it was canceling the original series, although various spin-offs will continue; the series finale aired on May 24, 2010. Wolf attempted to continue the series on cable, but the series "moved into the history books". 20 seasons, 454 episodes SVU follows the cases investigated by Olivia Benson and her Manhattan Special Victims Unit colleagues. The show's focus is on detectives who investigate sexually based crimes and crimes against children, the elderly, women; as of the start of season twenty, these detectives include Kelli Giddish, Ice-T, Peter Scanavino. Philip Winchester stars as his Chicago character Peter Stone.
10 seasons, 195 episodes Criminal Intent focuses on high-profile cases investigated by the Major Case Squad, with special focus on the actions of the criminals pursued including scenes from the victim's or perpetrator's lives not involving the police, thereby giving a hint as to the "criminal intent". The detectives depicted, portrayed by Vincent D'Onofrio and Kathryn Erbe, during the final season, will attempt to infiltrate the mind of the suspect. Julia Ormond and Jay O. Sanders star in the tenth season of the series. On July 15, 2011, USA Network co-president Jeff Wachtel confirmed Law & Order: CI would end with its tenth season. 1 season, 13 episodes Trial by Jury, starring Bebe Neuwirth, Amy Carlson, Jerry Orbach, followed the preparation by the legal teams, both prosecution and defense, for a jury trial. This was the first Order spin-off to be canceled due to low ratings. Orbach's death was one factor to in the show's cancellation. 1 season, 22 episodes Originally titled Law & Order: Los Angeles, LA was the first American Law & Order series set outside of New York City.
As with the original series, the first half hour of the show focused on the police investigation of a crime discovered in the cold open. On May 13, 2011, Law & Order: LA was canceled by NBC after only one season, but because of the hiatus did not air its final episode until July 11, 2011. Alana de la Garza and Terrence Howard starred. 1 season, 8 episodes In April 2016, Wolf and NBC announced they were working on True Crime, a scripted anthology series that will follow one significant true-to-life case per season. Season one, titled Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders stars Edie Falco as Leslie Abramson, Gaston Villanueva as Lyle Menendez, Gus Halper as Erik Menendez, it premiered on September 26, 2017 and concluded its first season on November 14, 2017. The series is on hiatus. On September 4, 2018, NBC announced that it had given an order of 13 episodes of the late
New York University
New York University is a private research university founded in New York City but now with campuses and locations throughout the world. Founded in 1831, NYU's historical campus is in New York City; as a global university, students can graduate from its degree-granting campuses in NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU Shanghai, as well as study at its 12 academic centers in Accra, Buenos Aires, London, Los Angeles, Paris, Sydney, Tel Aviv, Washington, D. C. For the class that matriculated in the fall of 2019, NYU received nearly 85,000 applications for its undergraduate programs. In 2018, NYU was ranked amongst the top 40 universities worldwide by the Academic Ranking of World Universities, Times Higher Education World University Rankings, U. S. News & World Report. Alumni include heads of state, eminent scientists and entrepreneurs, media figures, founders and CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, astronauts; as of March 2019, 37 Nobel Laureates, 8 Turing Award winners, 5 Fields Medalists, over 30 Academy Award winners, over 30 Pulitzer Prize winners, hundreds of members of the National Academies of Sciences and United States Congress have been affiliated as faculty or alumni.
Globally, NYU is ranked 7th by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for producing alumni who are millionaires, 4th by Wealth-X for producing ultra high net-worth and billionaire alumni. Albert Gallatin, Secretary of Treasury under Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, declared his intention to establish "in this immense and fast-growing city... a system of rational and practical education fitting and graciously opened to all". A three-day-long "literary and scientific convention" held in City Hall in 1830 and attended by over 100 delegates debated the terms of a plan for a new university; these New Yorkers believed the city needed a university designed for young men who would be admitted based upon merit rather than birthright or social class. On April 18, 1831, an institution was established, with the support of a group of prominent New York City residents from the city's merchants and traders. Albert Gallatin was elected as the institution's first president. On April 21, 1831, the new institution received its charter and was incorporated as the University of the City of New York by the New York State Legislature.
The university has been popularly known as New York University since its inception and was renamed New York University in 1896. In 1832, NYU held its first classes in rented rooms of four-story Clinton Hall, situated near City Hall. In 1835, the School of Law, NYU's first professional school, was established. Although the impetus to found a new school was a reaction by evangelical Presbyterians to what they perceived as the Episcopalianism of Columbia College, NYU was created non-denominational, unlike many American colleges at the time. American Chemical Society was founded in 1876 at NYU, it became one of the nation's largest universities, with an enrollment of 9,300 in 1917. NYU had its Washington Square campus since its founding; the university purchased a campus at University Heights in the Bronx because of overcrowding on the old campus. NYU had a desire to follow New York City's development further uptown. NYU's move to the Bronx occurred in 1894, spearheaded by the efforts of Chancellor Henry Mitchell MacCracken.
The University Heights campus was far more spacious. As a result, most of the university's operations along with the undergraduate College of Arts and Science and School of Engineering were housed there. NYU's administrative operations were moved to the new campus, but the graduate schools of the university remained at Washington Square. In 1914, Washington Square College was founded as the downtown undergraduate college of NYU. In 1935, NYU opened the "Nassau College-Hofstra Memorial of New York University at Hempstead, Long Island"; this extension would become a independent Hofstra University. In 1950, NYU was elected to the Association of American Universities, a nonprofit organization of leading public and private research universities. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, financial crisis gripped the New York City government and the troubles spread to the city's institutions, including NYU. Feeling the pressures of imminent bankruptcy, NYU President James McNaughton Hester negotiated the sale of the University Heights campus to the City University of New York, which occurred in 1973.
In 1973, the New York University School of Engineering and Science merged into Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, which merged back into NYU in 2014 forming the present Tandon School of Engineering. After the sale of the Bronx campus, University College merged with Washington Square College. In the 1980s, under the leadership of President John Brademas, NYU launched a billion-dollar campaign, spent entirely on updating facilities; the campaign was set to complete in 15 years, but ended up being completed in 10. In 1991, L. Jay Oliva was inaugurated the 14th president of the university. Following his inauguration, he moved to form the League of World Universities, an international organization consisting of rectors and presidents from urban universities across six continents; the league and its 47 representatives gather every two years to discuss global issues in education. In 2003 President John Sexton launched a $2.5 billion campaign for funds to be spent on faculty and financial aid resources.
Under Sextons leadership, NYU began its radical transformation into a global university. In 2009, the university responded to a series of New York Times interviews that showed a pattern of labor abuses in its fledgling Abu Dhabi location, creating a statement of
Keri Lynn Russell is an American actress and dancer. She came to fame for portraying the title role of Felicity Porter on the WB drama series Felicity, for which she won a Golden Globe Award. Russell starred as KGB agent Elizabeth Jennings on the FX spy thriller series The Americans, for which she received Primetime Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations. Russell has appeared in several films, including Mission: Impossible III, August Rush, Extraordinary Measures, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Free State of Jones. In 2017, she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Keri Lynn Russell was born on March 23, 1976, in Fountain Valley, the daughter of Stephanie, a homemaker, David Russell, a Nissan Motors executive, she has an older brother, a younger sister, Julie. The family lived in Texas. Russell's dancing earned her a spot on The Mickey Mouse Club. Russell first appeared on television at age 15 as a cast member of the All-New Mickey Mouse Club variety show on the Disney Channel.
She was on the show from 1991 to 1994 and co-starred with future actor Ryan Gosling and future pop stars Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, JC Chasez, Justin Timberlake, Tony Lucca. In 1992, Russell appeared in Honey, I Blew Up the Kid alongside Rick Moranis and in 1993, she had a role on the sitcom Boy Meets World as Mr. Feeny's niece. Russell appeared on Married... with Children in a 1995 episode. She subsequently starred in several film and television roles, including the 1996 made-for-television film The Babysitter's Seduction; that year she had a role on the short-lived soap opera series Malibu Shores. In 1994, Russell appeared as the "other woman" in Bon Jovi's music video "Always" with Jack Noseworthy, Carla Gugino, Jason Wiles. In 1997, she appeared in two episodes of Roar alongside Heath Ledger. From 1998 to 2002, Russell starred as the title character on the successful WB Network series Felicity. In 1999, she won a Golden Globe for the role. Russell's long curly hair was one of her character's defining characteristics, her drastic hairstyle change at the beginning of the show's second season was thought to cause a significant drop in the show's ratings.
During the show's run, Russell appeared in the films Eight Days a Week, The Curve, Mad About Mambo, all of which received only limited releases in North America. Her next role was in the film We Were Soldiers, playing the wife of a United States serviceman during the Vietnam War; the film was released two months before the end of Felicity's run. When Felicity ended, Russell moved to New York City and made her off-Broadway stage debut in 2004, appearing opposite Jeremy Piven, Andrew McCarthy, Ashlie Atkinson in Neil LaBute's Fat Pig. In 2005, she returned to television and film, beginning with an appearance in the Hallmark Hall of Fame television movie The Magic of Ordinary Days, theatrical film The Upside of Anger, the television miniseries Into the West. Directing Mission: Impossible III in 2005, J. J. Abrams asked Russell to join the cast and she accepted, she was screen tested for the role of Lois Lane in Superman Returns but lost the role to Kate Bosworth. In the summer of 2006, Russell was chosen to be a celebrity spokeswoman for CoverGirl Cosmetics.
In the summer of 2007, Russell appeared in The Keri Kronicles, a reality show/sitcom sponsored by CoverGirl and airing on MySpace. In 2007, she played "Melody" on the NBC show Scrubs. Russell next starred in the film Waitress, her performance—opposite Nathan Fillion, Cheryl Hines, Jeremy Sisto, Andy Griffith and the film's director Adrienne Shelley—was positively received by critics, with Michael Sragow of The Baltimore Sun writing that Russell's performance had "aesthetic character" and "wields tenderness and fierceness with quiet heat". In 2007, Russell completed roles in Grimm Love, in which she played Katie Armstrong, a graduate student who writes a thesis paper on an infamous cannibal murder case, the thriller The Girl in the Park, opposite Sigourney Weaver, Kate Bosworth and Alessandro Nivola. Russell next appeared in August Rush, released in November 2007, she appeared on the cover of the New York Post's Page Six magazine on November 11, 2007. Russell appeared in Bedtime Stories. In an appearance on The View on December 15, 2008, Russell said she got the part because Adam Sandler's wife Jackie had seen her in Waitress and suggested her for the movie.
Russell voiced Wonder Woman in a direct-to-video animated feature released March 3, 2009. Russell starred alongside Brendan Fraser and Harrison Ford in the Tom Vaughan-helmed Extraordinary Measures for CBS Films; the drama, which started filming on April 6, 2009 and was released on January 22, 2010, was the first film to go into production for the new company. Russell played Aileen Crowley, a mother who tries to build a normal home life for her sick children while her husband, an unconventional scientist race against time to find a cure. Russell starred in the Fox series Running Wilde, from 2010 to 2011. From 2013 to 2018, she starred in the FX drama series The Americans, playing Elizabeth Jennings, a deep-undercover Russian KGB spy living as an American in the 1980s Cold War era, she appears opposite Matthew Rhys, who portrays her character's spy partner. Russell and Rhys became partners in real life during this
Richard Lee Rudd, nicknamed "The Rooster," is an American former racing driver. He is the uncle of former NASCAR Busch Series driver Jason Rudd, he retired in 2007 with 23 career wins. He was named the 2006 Virginian of the Year and was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in 2007. In October 2010, he was selected to the Hampton Roads Sports Hall of Fame, which honors those who have contributed to sports in southeastern Virginia. Ricky Rudd was born in Norfolk County, now Chesapeake, the son of Margaret and Alvin R. Rudd, Sr. the president of Al Rudd Auto Parts. He began racing as a teenager in karting and motocross, but did not attempt stock car racing until he was eighteen years old, when he made his NASCAR debut at North Carolina Speedway in 1975, driving the No. 10 Ford for family friend Bill Champion. Qualifying twenty-sixth, he finished in eleventh place despite running fifty-six laps down, he ran an additional three races for Champion, his best finish being a tenth at Bristol Motor Speedway.
He drove another four races in 1976 for his father, posting another tenth finish at the Firecracker 400. He went full-time in 1977, he was named Rookie of the Year. Rudd was forced to run part-time the following season after picking up only limited funding from 1st National City Travelers Checks. Despite the abbreviated schedule, he finished 31st in points. In 1979, he signed with Junie Donlavey to pilot the No. 90 Truxmore car, garnering four top-fives and a ninth place points run. He did not return to Donlavey in 1980, started out in a part-time run for his dad and D K Ulrich, he would end the season in the No. 7 Sanyo car for Nelson Malloch, for whom he had one tenth-place run. In 1981, Rudd signed with DiGard Motorsports to drive the No. 88 car. Although he had no victories, he won his first three pole positions, began his lengthy streak of consecutive race starts. In 1982 Rudd stepped into the No. 3 Pontiac for Richard Childress Racing. Rudd dropped down to 9th in the points standings, he was able to get his first 2 career wins in 1983 at Riverside and Martinsville but he again finished 9th in points.
He ran the only 3 Busch Series races of his career that season, winning in his debut event at Dover Downs. In 1984, Rudd and Dale Earnhardt swapped rides, with Rudd moving over to the No. 15 Ford for Bud Moore. Rudd was involved in a horrific crash in the Busch Clash at Daytona, in which his car went airborne before suffering a concussion and a torn cartilage in his rib cage, his eyes were swollen so badly he taped his eyes open to be able to race in the Daytona 500, as well as a flak jacket for his rib injury. After learning of this long after the fact, NASCAR instituted the policy of examining all drivers involved in wrecks to ensure that they will be able to race safely the next week, he won his first race for this team in only his second start at Richmond and improved to seventh in points. He moved up one spot in points in the following season, a career-best 5th-place finish in 1986. Despite an additional 2 victories in 1987, Rudd left Moore Engineering at the end of the season. Rudd joined King Racing beginning in 1988 in the No. 26 Buick Regal owned by drag racing legend Kenny Bernstein.
He struggled with engine failures all season long and finished 11th in the point standings, his worst points finish in eight years. In addition, Rudd suffered a knee injury in a crash at The Winston. After his only win of 1989, which came at the inaugural Sears Point event, Rudd departed the operation, in 1990 he signed with Hendrick Motorsports to drive the No. 5 Chevrolet Lumina. He finished seventh in the point standings. However, he was involved in a fatal pit road accident in the season-finale Atlanta Journal 500, in which he spun into Bill Elliott's pit and crushed Elliott's tire changer Mike Rich, killing him instantly; that fatal incident caused NASCAR to implement pit road speed limits at every NASCAR track, for all of the series. In 1991, Rudd won his only race of the year at Darlington Raceway. In the year at Sonoma, Rudd was the center of controversy in one of the most bizarre finishes in NASCAR. Rudd started on pole at the race, was offered a bonus paycheck with the winning money if he won the race.
Rudd drove up to second spot with 3 laps left, when the white flag was waved Rudd tapped Davey Allison to take the lead. When Rudd came back around to the finish line he waved to his pit crew but was shown a black flag for the tap, his win was given to Allison who refired to end up in second place. Rudd ended up in second place, he finished the year a career-best 2nd-place finish in points. The following season, he dropped to seventh in points. After finishing another three spots lower in points in 1993, he left Hendrick to start his own racing corporation Rudd Performance Motorsports. Rudd took Tide and formed his own race team in 1994, Rudd Performance Motorsports and drove the No. 10 Ford Thunderbird that season. His first win as an owner/driver came at New Hampshire International Speedway, which led to a fifth-place points finish. 1995 saw his consecutive winning streak end before he won the Dura Lube 500 at Phoenix, the second-to-last race of the season. He won at North Carolina Speedway. In 1997, Rudd had two wins, one in the Brickyard 400 and the other at Dover International Speedway, making this his highest win total since 1987, but he dropp
D. K. Ulrich
Donald Keith Ulrich is a former driver/owner in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series. As a driver, he had sixteen top ten finishes in 273 starts, his last race came in 1992. As car owner, he fielded cars for many years for young drivers such as Mark Martin, Sterling Marlin, Rick Mast, Greg Sacks, Davy Jones, Parnelli Jones III, Morgan Shepherd, Tim Richmond, Ernie Irvan, Richard Petty after his number 43 crashed in practice and the team's backup car was not allowed by NASCAR, the Petty team bought Ulrich's No. 6 Chevy and placed STP decals on the unsponsored car. Petty would finish 38th after an engine failure, he sold the team to Jasper Motorsports in 1994. He has two children Tammy Ulrich Langdon & Daniel Keith Ulrich, two grandchildren Truett and Patrick Langdon, is the stepfather of actor Skeet Ulrich and his brother Geoff Ulrich