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Friday, November 4, 2016

Greetings Infomaniacs,

Congratulations to the Chicago Cubs who just broke their 108-year-old losing streak by winning the World Series. There will be a huge celebratory parade for the Cubs today. I'd hate to be driving in downtown Chicago this afternoon.

And congratulations to "Brenda Montague" who won this week's "Mind Scrambler". Here was the scrambler:

A natural state, I'm sought by all.
Go without me, and you shall fall.
You do me when you spend,
and use me when you eat to no end.

What am I?

ANSWER: Balance.

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "You can learn little from victory. You can learn everything from defeat."

HINT: (1880-1925), Major League Baseball player, pitcher for the New York Giants and Cincinnati Reds, one of the first five players elected to the Hall of Fame in 1936.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

The inventor of baseball is also credited with firing the first Union shot of Civil war.

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The baseball tradition of spring training came about because in 1885 the Chicago White Stockings went to Hot Springs in Arkansas to prepare for the new season.

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In July 1934, Babe Ruth paid a fan $20 dollars for the return of the baseball he hit for his 700th career home run.

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In an effort to sell more licensed apparel, minor-league baseball teams were changing their names so often that the sport's governing body now limits franchises to team name changes every three years.

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The first perfect nine innings baseball game was achieved by John Lee Richmond on June 12, 1880.

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Baseball ended one of its oldest traditions in 1997 when inter league play begin for the first time. This means that teams from the American league can play National league teams during the regular season. The first inter league game was played on June 12, 1997.




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*** Weekly Mind-Scrambler ***

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "You can learn little from victory. You can learn everything from defeat."

ANSWER: Christopher "Christy" Mathewson

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