Knowing stuff

Janis Joplin was the second artist to have a posthumous #1 single on the US Billboard charts.

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I tell these, not out of boastfulness, but to show how my mind works. It seems to like knowing stuff.

Baseball and WWII

Someone posted this picture on Facebook, with the caption “Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams and Dom DiMaggio, 1942.” A response: “Joe was not with the Yankees in 1942. He was wearing Uncle Sam’s uniform.”

I didn’t think the “correction” was right, but I didn’t know why. Maybe I read an old bio. So I checked with Baseball Reference and confirmed it: Continue reading “Knowing stuff”

Baseball legend Hal Trosky

Hal Trosky suffered from migraines for a number of years, before retiring in 1941,

Hal Trosky c. 1936
Hal Trosky c. 1936
There’s this guy playing for the Chicago White Sox this season named Jose Abreu. After being a star for the Cuban team, he defected, and is now tearing up Major League Baseball. I read that he’s become the fourth rookie in major league history to record at least 30 doubles, 30 home runs and 100 RBIs, joining Hal Trosky (1934), Ted Williams (1939) and Albert Pujols (2001).

I know who Pujols is Continue reading “Baseball legend Hal Trosky”