We have a special treat today for the letter "S".
Bonus S: SEISMIC CRIMES
Today is the release of Chrys Fey's first novel!
An Internal Affairs Investigator was murdered and his brother, Donovan Goldwyn, was framed. Now Donovan is desperate to prove his innocence. And the one person who can do that is the woman who saved him from a deadly hurricane—Beth Kennedy. From the moment their fates intertwined, passion consumed him. He wants her in his arms. More, he wants her by his side in his darkest moments.
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Here we are to the letter "S" and the subject of sports. First, I'm not a real big sports fans. Especially in the 50s, when more important things were on my mind. I was a band kid and did enjoy the football games, but only to march on the field. I do like baseball. Go Rangers! but don't follow the other sports. Let's take a look now at some of the best from the 50s.
Is baseball your sport?
He is a ten-time MLB All-Star and six-time World Series champion. He won the Cy Young Award and World Series Most Valuable Player Award in 1961. He led the American League in wins three times. The Yankees retired Ford's number in his honor.
Anyone a golfer? I played a couple of times. Scored like 30, um, 30 strokes to get to the first hole.
I guess top golfers get to ride in parades.
William Ben Hogan was born August 13, 1912, died July 25, 1997. He is generally considered one of the greatest players in the history of golf. Born within six months of two other golf greats of the 20th century, Sam Snead and Byron Nelson, Hogan is noted for his profound influence on golf swing theory and his legendary ball-striking ability.
His nine career professional major championships tie him with Gary Player for fourth all-time, trailing only Jack Nicklaus (18), Tiger Woods (14) and Walter Hagen (11). He is one of only five golfers to have won all four major championships currently open to professionals.
Is tennis your game?
Louise Brough was born in Oklahoma City in 1923. Her family moved to Beverly Hills, California, when she was four. She learned to play tennis on the public courts at Roxbury Park. In 1940 and 1941 she won the US Girls' Championship. She went on to play doubles with her friend Margaret Osborne DuPont and they won many more tournaments, as well as singles at Wimbledon.
She was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1967. She died on February 3, 2014, at the age of 90.
What if you were great at golf, basketball, and track and field?
Mildred Ella "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias was born June 26, 1911, died September 27, 1956. She achieved success in golf, basketball, track and field. She won two gold medals and one silver medal for track and field in the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics. She dominated the Women's Professional Golf Association until serious illness ended her career in the mid 1950s.
And the final sport, yes I know there are others, but time has run out. My cats are demanding dinner.
Otto Everett Graham, Jr. was born December 6, 1921, died December 17, 2003. He played quarterback for the Cleveland Browns and is regarded by critics as one of the most dominant players of his era. He took the Browns to league championship games every year between 1946 and 1955. They won seven of them. He still holds the NFL record for career average yards gained per pass attempt, with 8.98. He also holds the record for the highest career winning percentage for an NFL starting quarterback.
And now you know. Thanks for reading.
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Enjoy the Weekend.