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Archive for July 23rd, 2017

The week in review with Bill Katz, the editor of Urgent Agenda

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Guest: Bill Katz, the editor of Urgent Agenda………we will look at the latest shake up at the White House……..President Trump and the Russia card………Professor Victor Davis Hanson published a great review of the US media……….Dallas is the latest US city to enter the Confederate symbols debate and both sides are ready for a big fight……….the OJ Simpson story is back…………Obama Care and the GOP………the Democrats are looking to re-branding their image………..Democrats are also having money troubles……….and other stories…………

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July 23, 2017 at 9:00 pm

The Boone baseball family

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The Boone Family

This is a really neat story:

Ray Boone joined the fathers & sons list when his son, Bob Boone, made his Major League debut on September 10, 1972.

Bob Boone joined the fathers & sons list when his son, Bret Boone, made his Major League debut on September 19, 1992, then added another name to the sons “column” when his second son, Aaron Boone, made his debut on June 20, 1997.

The Boone family was the first in baseball history to be included in the Baseball Grandfathers, Fathers and Sons section of the Baseball Almanac Baseball Family Tree.

Ray Boone was an All-Star in 1954 and 1956. Bob Boone was an All-Star in 1976, 1978, 1979, and 1983. Bret Boone was an All-Star in 1998, 2001 and 2003. Aaron Boone was an All-Star in 2003.

The Boone family was the first in baseball history to send three generations of players to an All-Star Game.    

A few years ago, Bret Boone wrote a book about his baseball family:

 

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July 23, 2017 at 6:00 pm

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Summer reading book: “An American life” by Ronald Reagan

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This is a good book by President Reagan.   It was published a couple of years after he left office.   I enjoyed it a lot.   It’s a wonderful book!

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July 23, 2017 at 4:00 pm

1964: Campaneris hits 2 HR in his debut

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On this day in 1964, Bert Campaneris of the A’s broke into the majors with 2 HR against the Twins.    

Campy, as he was known, played 20 years in the majors.    

He was the A’s leadoff hitter and shortstop on the team won 3 straight World Series:  1972, 1973 & 1974.    He also played in the 1971 & 1975 teams that lost the ALCS to Baltimore and Boston.   Later, he became a free agent and played with several organizations.

On September 8, 1965, he played all nine positions in a game:   He started at shortstop, went to second base for the second inning, then successively played third base, each outfield position, and first base. He pitched the eighth inning, yielding a run, and caught the ninth inning.    

Campy retired with a .259 average and 2,249 hits.    He is best remembered for being one of the key components of those great A’s teams.   He set the table for Joe Rudi, Sal Bando and Reggie Jackson.

 

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July 23, 2017 at 2:00 pm

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We remember Don Drysdale (1936-1993)

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The great Don Drysdale was born on this in 1936.   He died unexpectedly in 1993 of an apparent heart attack.   He was 56.  

Along with Sandy Koufax, they were one of the best pitching duos in history.  They both threw hard and won games.  

Drysdale retired with 209 wins, a 2.95 ERA and 167 complete games.   He pitched in 5 World Series with the Dodgers:  3-3 with a 2.95 ERA.    

His greatest moment had to be in 1968 when threw 6 consecutive shutouts and 58 consecutive scoreless innings.    

Drysdale was voted into The Hall of Fame in 1984.   I saw him pitch only on TV but he was awesome.

 

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July 23, 2017 at 1:30 pm

1983: President Reagan wrote a book about abortion

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Once in a while, we seek President Reagan’s wisdom and common sense.    Yes indeed, as the above quote indicates, everyone in favor of abortion is already born.    It makes a lot of sense.   I would add that aborted girls never get to talk about “choice” or join Planned Parenthood.

 Abortion has emotional consequences as we’ve read over the years at “Rachel’s Vineyard”.
 
Beyond that, there are economic consequences, such as 40 million plus abortions since 1973.     You can’t abort millions of babies without consequences.
 
Can we admit that abortion is bad for women and the nation?    

This what motivated President Reagan to write a book about abortion in 1983, or during his first term:

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July 23, 2017 at 10:00 am

We remember Beny More (1919-63)

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Bartolomé Maximiliano Moré Gutiérrez was born in Santa Isabel de Las Lajas on August 23, 1919 and died February 19, 1963.  He was only 43 and and allegedly a victim of cirrhosis of the liver.

More’s music is found in every Cuban household in the US.  I remember that my parents ordered some Beny More LP’s when we finally got a record player in Wisconsin.  More’s music was exactly what my parents needed to survive those cold Wisconsin winters.

He started singing as a young man and eventually joined Perez Prado, the big Cuban orchestra of the 1950’s.  More eventually started his own band and enjoyed tremendous success until his death.

The bad news is that he died young.  The good news is that he left a huge archive of music and much of it is available in the US.

Click here for “Santa Isabel de las Lajas“, a song that he wroteabout his hometown!

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July 23, 2017 at 8:00 am