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    Lightbulb Re: Random crazy trivia fact

    A twofer from last night's Miami victory over Boston in Game 6:

    This was only the third time in 39 tries that the Celtics failed to win a Game 6 while being 3-2 in a playoff series.

    Lebron James became the 2nd player in NBA playoff history to score at least 45 points, haul down at least 15 rebounds and dish out at least 5 assists in a playoff game. The first? Wilt Chamberlain.

    GO THUNDER!!

    Dave Miedema

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    From ESPN Radio Sportscenter, some tidbits about the Los Angeles Kings' Stanley Cup title:

    It was the first time a #8 seed had ever won the Cup.

    It was the first time a team offed the 1 through 3 seeds to get to the Finals.

    It was the longest-ever drought to win the Cup by a team from it's inception: 45 years (44 seasons).

    Jonathan Quick, the Kings goalie, won the Conn Smythe Trophy (playoff MVP) and became the third American to ever do so, joining Boston's Tim Thomas (2011) and the Rangers' Brian Leetch (1994).

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    Re: Random crazy trivia fact

    Here's two more:

    1) At the last game at old Yankee Stadium, both the first and last AB were made by Brian Roberts, who played 2B, hit leadoff ,wore # 1, and was a South Carolina Gamecock ( Senior year only. He was UNC before transferring.) Before the game, the Yankees introduced Bobby Richardson of the Mantle-Maris-Berra days, who also played 2B, hit leadoff, wore # 1, and was a South Carolina Gamecock (as head coach in the mid-70's.)

    2) Larry Yount, brother of HOF-er Robin, had the shortest MLB career of anyone in the Baseball Encyclopedia. He was introduced as the pitcher with Hank Aaron on deck, but had elbow pain warming up on the mound, and was taken out before the umpire called "Play." He never got another chance, but remains as an MLB player in the Encyclopedia though he never threw a pitch or anything else.

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    Jim Thome went yard in today's Phillies game, making him the 4th player in MLB history to club at least 100 HR for three different teams. The other three: Reggie Jackson, Alex Rodriguez and Darrell Evans.

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    Exclamation Re: Random crazy trivia fact

    Three nuggets from Miami's Game 5 win over OKC and the resulting championship:

    1) The Heat were the 7th team to win a 5-game Finals series by losing the opener and then rattling off 4 straight wins.

    2) The Heat is the first NBA Team to ever win the Finals after trailing in three of their four playoff series (down 2-1 to Indiana at one point in the first round, down 3-2 to Boston in the Eastern Conference Finals, and down 1-0 to the Thunder in the just completed Finals.

    3) So much for the talk about Lebron James not being a finisher. His last outing (Game 5) found him with 26 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds. It was the only triple-double King James notched in the 2011-12 regular season and the 2012 playoffs.

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    Talking Re: Random crazy trivia fact

    Newcomer Anthony Rizzo makes Cubs history in less than a week. He becomes the first Cub player ever to record 3 GWRBI in his first 5 games.

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    Per ESPN's Amy Lawrence, a unique status held by guard Steve Nash, who has just been traded to the Lakers:

    Nash is the only NBA player ever to win multiple MVP awards (he's won two)and never even play in the NBA Finals.

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    The Diamondbacks' Aaron Hill has become only the fourth player to hit for the cycle twice in a single season. Babe Herman was the last to do it, in 1931, and before that, two players in the 1880s. Hill's two cycles came only eleven days apart.

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    Wink Re: Random crazy trivia fact

    With the 2012 All-Star Game set to start in a few hours, I will relay a recap of one of the most unique All-Star Games ever, as per a post on Facebook from the Houston Astros.

    The year was 1968, the date was July 9, and Houston hosted its first ever AASG at the old Astrodome. One could well expect a pitchers' duel in the cavernous Astrodome...but how about a game with NO RBI by either team? One that produced a winner?

    The National Legaue tallied a run in the bottom of the first without an RBI and made it stand in the 1-0 NL win. Willie Mays led off the bottom of the first and singled off AL SP Luis Tiant. Tiant tried to pick off Mays while #2 hitter Curt Flood was at the dish...OOPS! Tiant's throw was wild, and Say Hey Willie advanced to second. He moved up again, this time to third, when Tiant threw a wild pitch. Flood subsequently reached base, and the Senior Circuit had runners on first and third with no outs for slugger Willie McCovey. Willie hit into a double play, with Mays scoring on the GIDP. In baseball scoring, a run that scores on an infield double play does not give the batter credit for an RBI. No one else scored,the pitchers controlled the game, and a very odd ASG was in the history books.

    I don't think we'll see a 1-0, zero RBI game tonight.

    Dave Miedema

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    Quote Originally Posted by sox83cubs84 View Post
    With the 2012 All-Star Game set to start in a few hours, I will relay a recap of one of the most unique All-Star Games ever, as per a post on Facebook from the Houston Astros.

    The year was 1968, the date was July 9, and Houston hosted its first ever AASG at the old Astrodome. One could well expect a pitchers' duel in the cavernous Astrodome...but how about a game with NO RBI by either team? One that produced a winner?

    The National Legaue tallied a run in the bottom of the first without an RBI and made it stand in the 1-0 NL win. Willie Mays led off the bottom of the first and singled off AL SP Luis Tiant. Tiant tried to pick off Mays while #2 hitter Curt Flood was at the dish...OOPS! Tiant's throw was wild, and Say Hey Willie advanced to second. He moved up again, this time to third, when Tiant threw a wild pitch. Flood subsequently reached base, and the Senior Circuit had runners on first and third with no outs for slugger Willie McCovey. Willie hit into a double play, with Mays scoring on the GIDP. In baseball scoring, a run that scores on an infield double play does not give the batter credit for an RBI. No one else scored,the pitchers controlled the game, and a very odd ASG was in the history books.

    I don't think we'll see a 1-0, zero RBI game tonight.

    Dave Miedema
    Great story, Dave. Thanks for sharing.
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