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The First Professional Baseball Team Was the 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings

The First Professional Baseball Team Was the 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings

Daven Hiskey April 4, 2011 4

Today I found out the first fully professional baseball team was the 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings, ten men on salary for eight months from March 15th to November 15th.  The team was organized by

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The Baseball Box Score was First Developed by Henry Chadwick

The Baseball Box Score was First Developed by Henry Chadwick

Daven Hiskey March 16, 2011 5

Today I found out the baseball box score was first developed and introduced by Henry Chadwick, “The Father of Baseball”.  Chadwick also authored Baseball’s first rule book; devised the batting average and earned run

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Why We Are Supposed to Take Our Hats Off for the National Anthem

Why We Are Supposed to Take Our Hats Off for the National Anthem

Daven Hiskey March 9, 2011 23

Today I found out why we are supposed to take our hats off for the national anthem. The origins of this tradition happen to be the same as the origins of the tradition of

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The Super Bowl is Not Watched By Anywhere Near a “Billion People” Every Year

The Super Bowl is Not Watched By Anywhere Near a “Billion People” Every Year

Daven Hiskey February 4, 2011 14

Myth: The Super Bowl is watched by over a billion people every year. This myth seems to get spread around by the media every year around Super Bowl time, as well as by fans

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The Origin of the Word “Soccer”

The Origin of the Word “Soccer”

Daven Hiskey June 23, 2010 231

Today I found out the origin of the word “soccer”.  For all you out there who love to complain when Americans, and certain others, call “Football”, “Soccer”, you should know that it was the

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