Gaylord Perry Dies

Perry’s penchant for hard work typified his career

Gaylord Jackson Perry was born to Evan and Ruby Perry on Sept. 15, 1938, in Williamston, N.C. Perry’s brother, Jim, who was nearly three years older, was also an accomplished right-hander, breaking into the Major Leagues with Cleveland in 1959. He won 215 games, including 24 with Minnesota in 1970, when he won the American League Cy Young Award[1]. The Perrys are the only brothers to capture baseball’s most prestigious pitching honor. Gaylord was a right-handed pitcher for eight different teams from 1962 to 1983.

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Vince Dooley Dies

12-0 National Champs

Vincent Joseph Dooley was born September 4, 1932, in Mobile, Alabama. He attended the McGill Institute and competed on their athletic teams, known as the Yellow Jackets. He was recognized as an all-state player in both football and basketball and received a football scholarship to study at Auburn University.

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Ray Guy Dies

Ray Guy, considered by many to be the greatest punter in NFL history

Ray Guy was born on December 22, 1949, in Swainsboro, Georgia. He attended Thomson High School in Thomson, Georgia, and played baseball, basketball, and football. Playing quarterback, safety, linebacker, and tailback, aside from kicking and punting duties, Guy led Thomson to the Georgia Class A state football championships in 1967 and 1968. Guy averaged 49.7 yards per punt in 1968.

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Why are Tennis Balls Yellow?

Optic Yellow

When lawn tennis[1] was introduced in the late 1800s, either white or black tennis balls were used and they continued to use until the 1970s. With matches being carried on television worldwide, and now in color, the white balls were difficult to see and blended in with the white lines.

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Discontinued Olympic Events

Why isn’t Chess an Olympic game?

Athens, Greece was the site of the first modern Olympics in the year 1896. Some events have been tried through the years and for various reasons were discontinued. I think some of these events look like fun and would increase the joy of viewing.

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Guinness Records Records Breaker

“Going beyond your every day capacity is such a fulfilling feeling.” – Ashrita Furman

Who holds the Guinness Record for the most records held at the same time by an individual? Ashrita Furman has broken more than 700 Guinness records since 1979. He currently holds more than 120 records. Over the years, many of the records have been either broken by Ashrita himself or others, or in some cases, the category has been retired.

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Why Are They Called Downs In Football?

It looks like they are gonna go for it on 4th down!

Have you ever wondered why there are 4 downs in American football? And just what is a down? The definition is that it’s the system by which possession is determined. The offense has four attempts (or downs) in which to make 10 yds (or more), and if they do so they keep possession.

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Atlanta Braves: World Series Champs

World Series Champions Forever!

Technically the Braves started playing baseball in 1903 although the actual “Braves” name didn’t stick until 1941. Prior to that, they were the Boston Beaneaters, Doves, Rustlers, Braves, Bees, and finally Braves again.

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Pitchback

I got a pitch back when I was a kid. I used it for years, repaired it many times. It worked great and was incredibly durable. It is long disintegrated but I still have the instructions (See image at end of the post)! The net had 24 S-hooks to attach to the frame. You could stand far away and try to hit the center every throw.

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Formula 1 or IndyCar

If you like speed and lap racing, then you’re probably going to like both types of races

At the time of this post, Mercedes, Honda, Renault, and Ferrari are the power unit manufacturers of the Formula One (F1) teams with Honda leaving at the end of 2021, replaced by Red Bull. Honda and Chevrolet are the sole two engine makers for the Indy Car series.

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