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4,170: Mike Mussina's salary as the new head coach of the varsity basketball team at his alma mater, Montoursville Area High. Mussina wrapped his H.S. hoops career with 1,382 points and then went on to earn $140 million in the majors.
1,297: Number of home runs Japan’s NPB teams are on pace to hit this season, well above last year's total of 881. The shocking frequency has commissioner Ryozo...Read more »
Alex Rodriguez could face a 100-game suspension now that Major League Baseball is expecting Tony Bosch, the embattled founder of Biogenesis, to testify in its case against players linked to the alleged PED-dispensing clinic, according to ESPN.
The stunning development comes only days after Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner and general manager Brian Cashman were critical on two separate occasions...Read more »
75: Years since Abbott & Costello performed their classic “Who’s On First?” routine for the first time on radio. Early non-baseball versions of the skit played on the burlesque scene, and the comedy duo honed and polished an early version in vaudeville, but it was March, 1938 on “The Kate Smith Hour” that they performed it for the first time before a national radio audience.
8: Shutout...Read more »
59 Seconds of video showing an Astros vendor using the men’s room with his tray of snow cones on the floor of the stall. The vendor was fired, and the incident made for an uncomfortable first week for new team president Reid Ryan, the son of Nolan. As if the Astros’ season wasn’t bad enough.
36 Braves retired in a row by the Pirates’ Harvey Haddix, who had a perfect game for 12 innings before...Read more »