Thursday, August 27, 2015

Today in Sports History - August 27th

August 27th 1982

Rickey Henderson of the Oakland A's breaks Lou Brock's record for most stolen bases during a season by stealing #119 against the Milwaukee Brewers in County Stadium, Milwaukee WI.

Rickey would go on to set the record for most stolen bases in a season at 130, which has not and probably will not be challenged.
(Tim Raines led the NL in stolen bases in 1982 with 78)

In 1991 Rickey would again pass Lou Brock for another stolen base record, this time for the career number of stolen bases with his 939rd theft.  His career total for stolen bases is 1406

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The Year in Billboard #1 Albums - 1980

May 3rd 1980 - June 7th 1980
(6 consecutive weeks at #1)

All songs written and composed by Bob Seger. 
Side One
1."The Horizontal Bop"  4:03
2."You'll Accomp'ny Me"  4:00
3."Her Strut"  3:51
4."No Man's Land"  3:43
5."Long Twin Silver Line"  4:18
Side Two
6."Against the Wind"  5:34
7."Good for Me"  4:03
8."Betty Lou's Gettin' Out Tonight"  2:52
9."Fire Lake"  3:30
10."Shinin' Brightly"  4:30
The Silver Bullet Band perform on tracks 1-3, 6 & 8
The Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section perform on tracks 4, 5, 7, 9 & 10

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Gunsmoke on Radio and Television

America's greatest western

Gunsmoke on Radio
August 22nd 1953

"Gone Straight"
Marshall Dillon and Chester ride to Tascosa to bring back Dave Shaw, a gunman trying to go straight.  

Gunsmoke on Television
February 9th 1957

"Gone Straight"
Marshall Dillon and Chester ride to Tascosa to bring back Mike Glass, a gunman trying to go straight.

Top Ten Sports Biopics

Top 10 Sports Biopics

Friday, August 21, 2015

NY Times Bestseller List (Non-Fiction) 08/23/2015

New York Times Bestseller List
Hardback Non-Fiction
Top 10
Week Ending August 23rd 2015

10 - Sick in the Head - Judd Apatow
(8 weeks on list)

9  -  The Road To Character - David Brooks
(17 weeks on list)

8  -  Down The Rabbit Hole - Holly Madison
(7 weeks on list)

7  -  Dead Wake - Erik Larson
(22 weeks on list)

6  -  Being Mortal - Atul Gawande
(44 weeks on list)

5  -  My Fight/Your Fight - Ronda Rousey with Maria Burns Ortiz
The UFC women's bantamweight champion and Olympic judo medalist describes her struggles to succeed.

4  -  Modern Romance - Aziz Ansari
(8 weeks on list)

3  -  The Wright Brothers - David McCullough
(14 weeks on list)

2  -  Between The World and Me - Ta-Nehisi Coates
(4 weeks on list)

1  -  Plunder and Deceit - Mark R. Levin
The talk-radio host urges young Americans to resist the statist masterminds who, he says, are burdening them with debt and inferior education.

NY Times Bestseller List (Fiction) 08/23/2015

New York Times Bestseller List
Hardback Fiction
Top 10
Week Ending August 23rd 2015
(click on the debut titles to go to Amazon to purchase)

10 - Dragonbane - Sherrilyn Kenyon
In the 26th Dark-Hunter novel, ancient enemies battle.

9  -  The English Spy - Daniel Silva
(6 weeks on list)

8  -  Wind/Pinball - Haruki Murakami
Two newly translated short novels from the beginning of Muakami's career - "Hear the Wind Sing" and "Pinball" 1973.

7  -  Luckiest Girl Alive - Jessica Knoll
(13 weeks on list)

6  -  The Nightingale - Kristin Hannah
(27 weeks on list)

5  -  Circling The Sun - Paula Mclain
(2 weeks on list)
A novel by the author of "The Paris Wife" about Beryl Markham, a horse trainer and aviatrix who was raised in Kenya.

4  -  All The Light We Cannot See - Anthony Doerr
(66 weeks on list)

3  -  Alert - James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
Detective Michael Bennett and the FBI's Emily Parker must save New York City from a deadly threat.

2  -  The Girl on the Train - Paula Hawkins 
(30 weeks on list)

1  -  Go Set A Watchman - Harper Lee 
(4 weeks at #1)(4 weeks on list)
In the mid-1950s, a grown up Jean Louise Finch returns home to find that her adored father is not as perfect as she believed.