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- ...that Socks was one of Bill Clinton's two pets while President of the United States?
- ...that in 1876, Edward Bouchet became the first black American to earn a Ph.D. from an American university?
- ...that New York Giants quarterback Phil Simms was the first player to announce "I'm Going to Disney World!" after a Super Bowl?
- ...that the dress Marilyn Monroe wore on the night she sang Happy Birthday, Mr. President was so tight she had to be sewn into it?
- ...that Italo Santelli is widely considered to be the "father of modern sabre fencing"?
- ...that the Allies broke through the largest German entrenched position in World War One at the Battle of the Hindenburg Line?
- ...that the TV Land Awards have been awarded annually since 2003 by the TV Land network to reward classic television?
- ...that the flèche is an aggressive fencing attack generally used with the foil and épée weapons, and is actually illegal to use with the sabre under USFA rules?
- ...that a cross was found amidst the debris of the September 11, 2001 attacks?
- ...that some call the Atchison County Historical Museum the "world's smallest presidential library"?
- ...that The Mystery of Al Capone's Vault was a live television special in which Al Capone's secret vault was opened and shown to only contain a bottle of moonshine?
- ...that Charles Calhoun (pictured), the first Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard, served in the United States Navy during World War II before enlisting in the Coast Guard?
- ... that Ken Jennings received 11 of the 13 Jeopardy! single-day winnings of $50,000 or more?
- ... that "Do-Over", the third-season premiere of the television comedy series 30 Rock, was the highest-rated episode of the series?
- ... that in the 30 Rock episode "Into the Crevasse", Jack Donaghy redesigns a microwave oven, turning it into the Pontiac Aztek?
- ... that the season premiere of the fourth season of 30 Rock had 2.4 million fewer viewers than the premiere of the prior season?
- ... that J. A. Adande called a joke from the episode "The Problem Solvers" his "favorite 30 Rock gag"?
- ... that Dick Padden led the Chicago White Sox to an American League championship as a player-manager in 1900, one season before the American League became a major league?
- ... that when Darryl Strawberry, a first-round draft pick of the New York Mets, left the Mets they received two first-round picks in compensation?
- ... that Clay Buchholz, a first-round draft pick of the Boston Red Sox, threw a no-hitter in only his second major league start?
- ... that Craig Biggio, a first-round draft pick of the Houston Astros, is a member of the 3000 hit club?
- ... that Mickey Cochrane is the only catcher in Major League Baseball history with at least 3,000 plate appearances and a career .400 on-base percentage?
- ... that Bob Welch, a first-round draft pick of the Los Angeles Dodgers, was a part of the Dodgers' 1981 World Series win and later, the Oakland Athletics who lost to the Dodgers in the 1988 series?
- ... that Major League Baseball's Milwaukee Brewers won an American League pennant in 1982 before moving to the National League in 1998?
- ...that Mark McGwire (pictured) hit more home runs than any player in Major League Baseball in 1997 yet did not lead a league in home runs?
- ... that the Kansas City Royals have never drafted a second baseman in the first round of the Major League Baseball Draft?
- ... that the Cuban national baseball team won the gold or silver medal at every Summer Olympics where baseball was an official Olympic sport?
- ... that Jack Donaghy calls the state of Florida "America's Australia" in the 30 Rock episode "The Natural Order"?
- ... that Dave Winfield was drafted in 1973 as a pitcher by the San Diego Padres, but was elected to the Hall of Fame as an outfielder?
- ... that Matt Holliday broke a potential record-breaking streak of RBI titles by Ryan Howard thanks to his performance in the 2007 National League Wild Card tie-breaker game?
- ... that Jayson Stark called the 1999 New York Mets a "sinking ship" four days before they won the Wild Card in a tie-breaker game?
- ... that the "Shot Heard 'Round the World" took place during a Major League Baseball tie-breaker?
- ... that Ty Cobb (pictured) won more Major League Baseball batting titles than any other player, though the precise number is unclear?
- ... that Barry Bonds was retired with the bases loaded twice during the 1998 National League Wild Card tie-breaker game?
- ... that Joe Mauer (pictured), a first-round draft pick of the Minnesota Twins, is the only catcher in Major League Baseball history to have won three batting titles?
- ... that Justin Verlander, a first-round draft pick of the Detroit Tigers, won the Major League Baseball Rookie of the Year Award in 2006?
- ... that in 1980 the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Houston Astros in three straight games by one run each to force a tie-breaker game between the two teams which the Dodgers ultimately lost?
- ... that Gary Sheffield is one of ten baseball players to join the 500 home run club since 1999?
- ... that Chris Coghlan, a first-round draft pick of the Florida Marlins in 2006, won the Major League Baseball Rookie of the Year Award in 2009?
- ... that the top three finishers in 1962 MVP award voting – Maury Wills, Willie Mays, and Tommy Davis – all played in the 1962 National League tie-breaker series?
- ... that fans threw silver coins onto the field to celebrate Bobby Lowe hitting four home runs in a single Major League Baseball game, the first player to accomplish that feat?
- ... that the Los Angeles Dodgers' victory in the 1959 tie-breaker series was one of five tie-breaker appearances in franchise history, more than any other team in Major League Baseball history?
- ... that Pittsburgh Pirates' first-round draft pick Barry Bonds (pictured) went on to set Major League Baseball records for most MVP awards (7), most home runs in a single season (73), and most career home runs (762)?
- ... that four first-round draft picks of the Oakland Athletics have won the Major League Baseball Rookie of the Year Award?
- ... that Evan Longoria helped the Tampa Bay Rays win the 2013 American League Wild Card tie-breaker game with a home run, his record-setting seventh in final games of the season?
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Ty Cobb sliding into third (by Durova)
Nardwuar the Human Serviette
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Staxringold has been identified as an Awesome Wikipedian,
and therefore, I've officially declared today as Staxringold's day!
For being such a beautiful person and great Wikipedian,
enjoy being the Star of the day, dear Staxringold!
A record of your Day will always be kept here.
I hereby dedicate this Golden Steeplechase
custom-restored in honor of Staxringold for earning featured credits in all six featured content types: articles, pictures, lists, portals, topics, and sounds. You've got a lot to be proud of! Durova373
17:14, 8 December 2009 (UTC)
I, VisionHolder, am pleased to award the coveted Alexander the Great edition triple laurel crown to Staxringold for all his work on sports and entertainment articles. This special award recognizes the rare editor who contributes at least 15 pieces of featured content, 15 good articles, and 15 "Did you know?" entries. Well done, – VisionHolder « talk »
19:53, 13 September 2010 (UTC)