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Scott Munninghoff

Scott Andrew Munninghoff is an American former professional baseball pitcher, who played in Major League Baseball for the Philadelphia Phillies during the 1980 season. Listed at 6 ft 0 in, 175 pounds, he threw right-handed. Munninghoff was drafted by the Phillies in the first round of the 1977 Major League Baseball Draft out of Purcell Marian High School, his professional career started off poorly, as he went 0–5 with a 5.52 earned run average for the New York–Penn League's Auburn Phillies in 1977. However, he improved to 17–7 with a 2.30 ERA in 26 starts for the 1978 Spartanburg Phillies. He debuted with the Philadelphia Phillies on April 13, 1980, pitching two scoreless innings out of the bullpen against the Montreal Expos. On April 22, in his first and only at bat, Munninghoff hit a triple, joining Chuck Lindstrom, Eduardo Rodríguez, Eric Cammack as the only players to accomplish this feat in major league history. After a poor outing against the Los Angeles Dodgers, in which he gave up a single, wild pitch and walked two Munninghoff was reassigned to the triple A Oklahoma City 89ers.

In four relief appearances, Munninghoff posted a 4.50 ERA and did not have a decision or save, giving up three earned runs on eight hits and five walks while striking out two in 6.0 innings of work. Munninghoff spent all of 1981 with Oklahoma. On December 9, 1981, he was sent to the Cleveland Indians in completion of an earlier deal made on November 20, 1981 in which the Phillies sent a player to be named to the Indians, he spent one season in the Indians' organization, pitched several seasons of independent ball before becoming a coach at Purcell Marian. Munninghoff owns a roofing company in Cincinnati, where he lives with his wife and children. 1980 Philadelphia Phillies season Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or Baseball-Reference, or Retrosheet Scott Munninghoff at Baseball Almanac

Julius Beerbohm

Julius Beerbohm was a Victorian travel-writer and explorer. He was the son of Julius Ewald Edward Beerbohm, of Dutch and German origin, who had come to England in about 1830 and set up as a prosperous corn merchant, he married an Englishwoman, Constantia Draper, the couple had four children. Julius Beerbohm's older brother was the renowned actor-manager Herbert Beerbohm Tree. A younger half-brother was parodist Max Beerbohm, his half-sister Agnes Mary Beerbohm, who became Mrs Ralph Neville in 1884, was a friend of the artist Walter Sickert and modelled for him in his 1906 painting Fancy Dress. His nieces were Viola and Iris Tree. A European engineer, Beerbohm travelled to Patagonia in 1877 as part of a group sent to survey the land between Port Desire and Santa Cruz, his 1881 book Wanderings in Patagonia. In the book he vividly describes the natural history and geography of the country which he labelled'the last of nature's works'. Beerbohm travelled across deserts and through jungles with the native Indians, the people Ferdinand Magellan had come upon in 1520 when he discovered the country.

Beerbohm details a trek through this notoriously hostile terrain and overcomes snowstorms and mutiny, survives a flood and encounters "ostrich" hunters and swans. A rank amateur, Beerbohm had no previous knowledge of its flora and fauna. For the most part of the journey he travelled with several old hands at ostrich hunting: the memorable Isidro, the Frenchman Guillaume, the Austrian Maximo. Most memorable are the several chapters in which the group is stuck on the north side of the Rio Gallegos, experiencing a severe flood; the group split up, with Beerbohm and Guillaume venturing a dangerous crossing, which drowned Beerbohm. When they arrived in Sandy Point, the local prison, along with its military guard, got drunk, took over the town, killing many of its citizens. Beerbohm's Patagonia sketches provided the basis for the illustrations for Lady Florence Dixie's Across Patagonia. In a volume of reminiscences collected on the death of Herbert Beerbohm Tree by Max Beerbohm, Herbert's widow Helen Maud Tree recalled Julius: "It was in the autumn of 1882 that I first met Julius.

Julius was a brilliant creature and elusive: a poet and a dreamer. His poetry was of the soul: his dreams, alas! were of the earth. He was a potential millionaire, from time to time, one would have said, an actual one, but and over again, some bright El Dorado would fade before his vision. Fortunes came and as were engulfed in new and glittering enterprises. Throughout his eager, hunted life triumph and disaster followed one another in quick succession; when I first knew him he was either engaged to that graceful and gracious being, Mrs Younghusband, or they were just married. He brought, she had great beauty and distinction, a lovely way of speaking, lovely manners, a gentle and rare disposition. After their marriage, they lived in great splendour at Almond's Hotel, I remember dinner parties where not the decoration but the tablecloth itself was fashioned of Parma violets, where food and wine were of the nature of a Sybarite's feast. After such Lucullus' feasts, we would sometimes repair to our rooms, where Julius would make me sing "Crépuscule," and where he would sing, read us his poems or tell us stories of his travels.

His was an enchanting personality, Herbert's pride and joy in him were immense. In their stern and cruel school-days Herbert had been the stronger of the two, the most able to endure. Both brothers, while remembering with delight the beauty of the Thuringian land in spring and summer, recalled with shuddering dislike the iron system of their German school." With his wife he had two children: Clarence Evelyn Beerbohm, a musical comedy actor and soldier who married Elizabeth H. Littlewood in 1909 and, killed in action during World War I; the marriage was dissolved in 1913. Julius Beerbohm spent much of his time travelling around Europe losing all his money at casino after casino; every now and he would try to recoup his lost money by thinking up some fantastic project, such as an idea to dredge the River Nile to attempt to find the lost jewels of the Pharaohs, or setting up a luxury hotel at Marienbad. This latter was a short-lived venture for after paying the deposit on the hotel Beerbohm left Germany and forgot about the entire enterprise until reminded of it by his creditors.

Living as he did, he soon lost all of his money and much of his wife's and could only continue to live to the standard to which he had become accustomed by borrowing from others. Although facing financial ruin, he continued to keep cabs waiting for him all day at his door, to attend supper parties where he would entertain the company by reciting one of his poems, he wrote the words to a song, Blue-Eyes, set to music by Lord Duppin. He had his linen sent from his London home to Par