click links in text for more info

Triple Crown (baseball)

In baseball, a player earns a Triple Crown when he leads a league in three specific statistical categories in the same season. The term "Triple Crown" refers to the batting achievement of leading a league in batting average, home runs, runs batted in over the same season; the term "Pitching Triple Crown" refers to the pitching achievement of leading a league in wins and earned run average. The term "Triple Crown" is used when a player leads one league, such as the American League or the National League, in the specified categories. A tie for a lead in any category, such as home runs, is sufficient to be considered the leader in that category. A "Major League Triple Crown" may be said to occur when a player leads all of Major League Baseball in all three categories; the term "Triple Crown" refers to the batting achievement. A batter who completes a season leading a league in batting average, home runs, runs batted in may be said to have won the "Triple Crown"; the term, unless modified, connotes the batting achievement.

The Triple Crown reflects the ability of a batter to excel in three important ways: to hit safely a high percentage of the time. It is an uncommon feat to lead all batters in each of these categories, it has been accomplished 17 times in a major league season, most in 2012, by Miguel Cabrera. Cabrera's was the first since 1967, when Carl Yastrzemski accomplished the feat in back-to-back years with Frank Robinson, the only time this has occurred in baseball history; as such, this helps create enormous offense for a team throughout the season, to the point where the last four times a player won the Triple Crown, his team went to the World Series. In the major leagues, the most batting Triple Crowns won by a player is two. Rogers Hornsby was the first to accomplish it, winning his first in 1922 and leading both major leagues in 1925 en route to his second Triple Crown, both with the St. Louis Cardinals. Ted Williams matched this mark in the AL, winning in 1942 and 1947 with the Boston Red Sox; the Cardinals have won the most batting Triple Crowns as a franchise with four.

Along with Hornsby's two, Tip O'Neill won in the now-defunct American Association in 1887 while the team was known as the St. Louis Browns, Joe Medwick added the Cardinals' fourth in 1937. Eleven of the thirteen eligible players who have batting Triple Crowns have been elected to the Hall of Fame. Baseball writer and ESPN contributor Tim Kurkjian believes the Triple Crown has become more difficult to win with the advent of more hitters who choose to specialize in either hitting for batting average or power. More rare than the Triple Crown is the Quadruple Crown in which a batter leads the league in hits as well as the Triple Crown categories of batting average, home runs, runs batted in over the same season. Not recognized by the MLB, Carl Yazstremski achieved this feat during the 1967 season, with 189 hits, 44 home runs, 121 RBI, a batting average of.326. It was accomplished by Taiwanese player Wang Po-Jung when he led the Chinese Professional Baseball League or CPBL with a batting average of.407, 31 home runs, 101 RBIs, 178 hits.

A pitcher who leads the league in wins and earned run average is said to have won the "Pitching Triple Crown". The term was defined as leading the league in wins, ERA, winning percentage, it was used in that older sense to describe the pursuit of that goal by Johnny Antonelli of the New York Giants in 1954 and by Sandy Koufax in 1963. Koufax was first described as having won the Pitching Triple Crown in the current sense after his 1965 season though the older sense continued to be used. In contrast to the respective batting statistics, the Pitching Triple Crown statistics are more or less complementary. In the major leagues, the Pitching Triple Crown has been accomplished 38 times; the most by one player is three, accomplished by three players. Grover Cleveland Alexander captured his first two in consecutive seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies, won a third in 1920 with the Chicago Cubs. Alexander is the only pitcher to win a Pitching Triple Crown with more than one major league team. Walter Johnson won his three Triple Crowns with the original Washington Senators, leading the league in all three categories in 1913, 1918, 1924.

Sandy Koufax was the most recent to capture three Triple Crowns, winning his three within four seasons for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Other major league pitchers who have won multiple Pitching Triple Crowns include Christy Mathewson, Lefty Grove, Lefty Gomez, Roger Clemens. One pitcher, Guy Hecker, won a Triple Crown in a defunct 19th century major league. Eighteen of twenty-four major league pitchers who have won a Triple Crown and are eligible for the Hall of Fame have been elected to the Hall of Fame; the Triple Crown winners who most became eligible for the Hall are Pedro Martínez and Randy Johnson. Both were elected to the Hall of Fame in 2015, each in their

Julien Morin Stadium

Julien Morin Stadium is a baseball stadium in Coaticook, Canada. Its address is 96 Rue Laurence, it was used as a baseball venue for the 2013 Canada Games along with Amedée Roy Stadium in Sherbrooke. Julien Morin Stadium is the home field of the Coaticook Big Bill of the Ligue de Baseball Senior Élite du Québec. Known as Coaticook Stadium, it was built in 1963; the wooden seats located in the dugouts were purchased from the Montreal Royals. The stadium was home to the Coaticook Canadians of the Provincial League; the provincial championships of Bantam-level were held at the stadium in 1973. The Sherbrooke A's of the Ligue de Baseball Junior Majeur moved to Coaticook for the 1981 and 1982 seasons while Amedée Roy Stadium was being renovated; the Senior-level provincial championships were held in the stadium in 1991 and 1992, while the Senior-level national championships were held in 1993. In 1995, 650 new bleachers were added as well as a new Bar-VIP section. Coaticook Stadium changed its name to Julien Morin Stadium in 1997.

Julien Morin Stadium co-hosted the 2002 World Junior Baseball Championship with Amedée Roy Stadium in nearby Sherbrooke. As a result of this event, a grass infield was added as well as a new warning-track in the outfield. During 2010, the stadium was again renovated in preparation for the 2013 Canada Games. A new scoreboard, sound system and new bleachers were added

Electoral history of Bob Dole

Electoral history of Bob Dole, United States Senator from Kansas, Senate Majority Leader, Senate Minority Leader, 1976 Republican Party Vice Presidential nominee and 1996 Presidential nominee. He has been involved in many elections on regional and nationwide stage, from 1950 to 1996. NOTE: Dole was an incumbent in abolished 6th district and Breeding in 1st district, which became merged into one. 1976 Republican National Convention: Bob Dole - 1,921 Abstaining - 103 Jesse Helms - 103 Ronald Reagan - 27 Phil Crane - 23 John Grady - 19 Louis Frey - 9 Anne Armstrong - 6 Howard Baker - 6 William F. Buckley - 4 John B. Connally - 4 David C. Treen - 4 Alan Steelman - 3 Edmund Bauman - 2 Bill Brock - 2 Paul Laxalt - 2 Elliot Richardson - 2 Richard Schweiker - 2 William E. Simon - 2 Jack Wellborn - 2 James Allen - 1 Ray Barnhardt - 1 George H. W. Bush - 1 Pete Domenici - 1 James B. Edwards - 1 Frank S. Glenn - 1 David Keane - 1 James McClure - 1 Nancy Palm - 1 Donald Rumsfeld - 1 John W. Sears - 1 Roger Staubach - 1 Steve Symms - 1 NOTE: One Faithless Elector voted for Reagan instead of Ford, but did cast vice-presidential vote for Dole.

1980 Republican presidential primaries: Ronald Reagan - 7,709,793 George H. W. Bush - 3,070,033 John B. Anderson - 1,572,174 Howard Baker - 181,153 Phil Crane - 97,793 John B. Connally - 82,625 Unpledged - 68,155 Ben Fernandez - 68,155 Harold Stassen - 25,425 Gerald Ford - 10,557 Bob Dole - 7,204 Senate Majority Leader, 1984:Final fourth ballot: Bob Dole - 28 Ted Stevens - 25Other defeated candidates: Pete Domenici, Dick Lugar, Jim McClure Iowa Republican presidential Straw Poll, 1987: Pat Robertson - 1,293 Bob Dole - 958 George H. W. Bush - 864 Jack Kemp - 520 Pierre S. du Pont, IV - 160 Ben Fernandez - 23 Kate Heslop - 13 Alexander Haig - 12 1988 Republican presidential primaries: George H. W. Bush - 8,258,512 Bob Dole - 2,333,375 Pat Robertson - 1,097,446 Jack Kemp - 331,333 Unpledged - 56,990 Pierre S. du Pont, IV - 49,783 Alexander Haig - 26,619 Harold Stassen - 2,682 Iowa Republican presidential Straw Poll, 1995: Bob Dole - 2,582 Phil Gramm - 2,582 Pat Buchanan - 1,922 Lamar Alexander - 1,156 Alan Keyes - 804 Morry Taylor - 803 Richard Lugar - 466 Pete Wilson - 123 Bob Dornan - 87 Arlen Specter - 67 1996 New Hampshire Republican Vice Presidential primary:All candidates were running as write-in Colin Powell - 6,414 Alan Keres - 4,200 Scattering - 2,631 Lamar Alexander - 2,113 Richard Lugar - 1,881 Phil Gramm - 1,314 Steve Forbes - 1,220 Pat Buchanan - 1,115 Jack Kemp - 970 Bob Dole - 930 Morry Taylor - 710 Al Gore - 654 Bob Dornan - 401 Ross Perot - 108 Bill Clinton - 70 Ralph Nader - 69 Richard P. Bosa - 60 Washington Presidential primary for independent voters, 1996: Bill Clinton - 227,120 Bob Dole - 125,154 Pat Buchanan - 44,027 Steve Forbes - 28,618 Alan Keyes - 6,631 Lamar Alexander - 5,181 Lyndon LaRouche - 3,160 Richard Lugar - 2,009 Phil Gramm - 1,665 Bob Dornan - 1,054 1996 Republican presidential primaries Bob Dole - 9,024,742 Pat Buchanan - 3,184,943 Steve Forbes - 1,751,187 Lamar Alexander - 495,590 Alan Keyes - 471,716 Richard Lugar - 127,111 Unpledged delegates - 123,278 Phil Gramm - 71,456 Bob Dornan - 42,140 Morry Taylor - 21,180 Others - 18,261 1996 Republican National Convention: Bob Dole - 1,928 Pat Buchanan - 43 Phil Gramm - 2 Robert Bork - 1 Alan Keyes - 1

Brad Anderson (cartoonist)

Bradley Jay "Brad" Anderson was an American cartoonist and creator of the comic strip Marmaduke. Anderson graduated from Brocton Central School in Brocton, New York in 1942 and served with the United States Navy until 1946, during which time he submitted cartoons to be published in several Navy publications. Aspiring to be an industrial designer, Anderson attended Syracuse University on the G. I. Bill. F. A. in Fine Arts with a major in advertising. Anderson went to work for an advertising agency in Utica, New York. From 1954 to 1966, Anderson drew the comic strip Grandpa's Boy. Brad Anderson is best known for creating the comic strip Marmaduke in 1954, which he continued to draw until his death. According to Anderson, "During the time, I was drawing various types of dogs in my magazine cartoons, I was trying to develop a dog character for eventual newspaper syndication you couldn't see the eyes of my shaggy dogs, so as I thought more about it I decided I wanted a dog where I could have an expressive face".

Anderson, who said that he drew on Laurel and Hardy routines for his ideas, received the National Cartoonists Society Newspaper Panel Cartoon Award for Marmaduke in 1978. Anderson made appearances on Animal Planet's Breed All About It and Dogs 101. Anderson's studio was re-created for the National Comedy Center in Jamestown, New York, which opened on August 1, 2018; the donated studio includes materials. Anderson was married and had one daughter and three sons, Craig and Mark with his wife Barbara. Anderson died on August 30, 2015 at The Woodlands, Texas at the age of 91. No cause was given. Strickler, Dave. Syndicated Comic Strips and Artists, 1924–1995: The Complete Index. Cambria, California: Comics Access, 1995. ISBN 0-9700077-0-1. Marmaduke at GoComics

Murder of Edna Phillips

Edna Phillips was a 70-year-old woman, murdered on 16 July 1992 by two teenage girls, one of them her next-door neighbour, at her home on a council estate in Penywaun in South Wales. The details of the crime were made public soon after the start of the trial of the two boys who murdered two-year-old James Bulger in Merseyside, which contributed to the resulting moral panic in the United Kingdom. Phillips lived on the Penywaun council estate, which had become dangerous since unemployment increased in the Cynon Valley and the local police station was closed as a cost-saving measure; the Rossi family moved into the house next door when their daughter, was a toddler. Phillips took Maria for walks when she was little, but made complaints about loud music and drunkenness at the Rossi house, reported Maria to the police. In 1987, Phillips began asking to be moved to another house. In 1992, after Maria burgled her house, she wrote to Ann Clwyd, they stole her vacuum cleaner and her money. The next morning Maria was heard singing "Ding, Edna's dead" or "We've killed Edna".

A crowd of 300 people attacked the Rossi house after discovery of the murder, throwing stones, destroying a greenhouse belonging to Rossi's grandparents and uprooting the plants.'Murderer' was painted on the house and Molloy's parents' house was wrecked. On 8 March 1993, both Rossi, who had previous convictions for theft and drug offenses, Molloy, who had two previous convictions for assault and criminal damage, were given indefinite sentences. In sentencing, Judge Baker described them as "evil products of a modern age" and said: "If as youngsters some discipline had been imposed upon you, whether in the home, at school or through the courts, you might not be standing in the dock for this dreadful offense."Details of the crime were first made public at the sentencing, which followed by less than three weeks the start of the trial of two ten-year-old boys for murdering two-year-old James Bulger. It contributed to a moral panic in the UK concerning young killers, the sociologist Colin Hay said in a 1995 article, were disturbing since they did not constitute a clear "folk devil".

Molloy and Rossi were sentenced to a'tariff' of 15 years. In April 1999 the Home Secretary, Jack Straw, reduced Rossi's to 13 years, but the Lord Chief Justice, Lord Woolf, refused to reduce it further, while reducing Molloy's to 12 years. In a case brought on behalf of Rossi and of Anthony Dudson, 16 when he participated in the murder of Suzanne Capper in Manchester in December 1992, the High Court ruled that the Home Secretary must review all sentences of those in prison for murders committed when they were juveniles. Rossi was known as Maria Smith. Rossi was released in 2010. People in Penywaun warned. Christina Molloy was found dead in her house in Cambridgeshire in May 2017. Since her release she had struggled with alcohol and drug addiction, which led to her death

Is Sex Necessary? Or, Why You Feel the Way You Do

Is Sex Necessary? Or, Why You Feel the Way You Do is a collection of essays written by E. B. White and James Thurber, first published in 1929; the book is a spoof of the many popular books on Freudian sexual theories published in the 1920s. In a preface for the 1950 edition, White recalled, "Thurber and I were neither more, nor less, interested in the subject of love and marriage than anybody else of our age in that era. I recall that we were both profoundly interested in earning a living, I think we somehow managed to arrive at the conclusion that... the heavy writers had got sex down and were breaking its arm. We were determined that sex should maintain its high spirits."White and Thurber wrote alternate chapters compared them for overlap. They invented numerous pseudo-sexual terms, including Diversion Subterfuge, Osculatory Justification, Schmalhausen Trouble, they fabricated the names of psychologists and sex researchers, including Dr. Karl Zaner and Dr. Walter Titheridge. White and Thurber held little hope of publication but Harper's, which had published White's first book of poetry, came out with a small printing of 2,500 copies in November 1929.

The book launched the publishing careers of both Thurber and White. A critic for the Saturday Review of Literature called the book, "One of the silliest books in years, lovely, it left this reviewer weak paralyzed, with a written face streaming with tears." The book introduced readers to Thurber's spare cartoons, which soon became a regular feature in The New Yorker. The 75th anniversary edition published in 2004 includes a foreword by John Updike