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Four ties in a batting record

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“Our world will be much better, when the power of love replaces love with power”… Anonymous

The Question of the Week: The director of the sports section of a newspaper and that same newspaper convinced the team owners that the All-Star Game should be held in 1933. Do you remember who that journalist was and which newspaper that newspaper was?

The Answer: Arch Ward and the “Chicago Tribune.”

Managers of the Year

My friend, Jimmy Shapiro, president of “BetOnline”, informs me that to date the Manager of the Year in the American League is the Indians, Stephen Vogt; in the National, Pat Murphy, of the Brewers. He places Carlos Mendoza of the Mets in fifth place.

String of 12 hits achieved four times

That record was set in 1902 by Johnny Kling of the Cubs and tied by Pinky Higgins of the Red Sox in 1938; and also by Walt Dropo, of the Tigres, in 1952. Now the Puerto Rican from Manatí, José Miranda, reached him.

This is 12 hits in a row in 12 at-bats. Miranda, 26, is a third baseman for the Twins and completed his record with the victory over the Astros, 9-3…

“There is so much to know today that I am happy not to know anything”… La Pimpi

“A man very much in love makes us dream… a man very much in love with his wife makes us smile”… Oscar Wilde

He charged 66 million and stole 6 million

The most alarming thing about the Raúl Mondesí case is not exactly that he robbed the public treasury of his hometown, San Cristóbal, in the Dominican Republic, when he was mayor. But he misplaced six million from there, when he had earned 66 dollars as a baseball player.

For what and why did he need six million?

Mondesí, now 53 years old, played in the Major Leagues for 13 seasons, with seven teams, until 2005, as an outfielder. He had one of the best arms of his time.

Third time in history

Arlington, Texas, is already a baseball party town. On Tuesday the stars will play their annual meeting, but the activities at full speed last more than a week.

By the way, it will be only the third time that the winning team of the last World Series has organized the event. The other two cases, Giants, in 1934, at the Polo Grounds and Yankees in 1939, at Yankee Stadium.

“My little nephew is so naughty, his teacher protests because he never misses school”… La Pimpi

Thanks to the life that has given me so much, even a reader like you.

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