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Monday, November 14, 2016

MONDAY - 5 FAST FACTS DAY! #fastfacts #baseball #worldseries

Monday is 5 fast facts day. Today I'm sharing facts about baseball, and the World Series in particular --since we just finished a most exciting one. 



1.  Boston and Pittsburgh played the first World Series in 1903. The series was nine games long. Boston won: 5 to 3. No, that doesn't add up to nine, but once Boston won five games, there was no way Pittsburgh could win even enough to tie. 

2. You probably already know this one. The New York Yankees have won 26 World Series, more than any other team. 

3. Mickey Mantle still holds the record for the most home runs and RBI's in the World Series. 18 home runs and 40 RBI's. I suppose another player won't have a good shot at that until they're on a team that plays in the series many times, like the Yankees. 

4. Including this year, the American League has won 64 World Series titles while the National League, only 48. 

5. The only perfect game, a no-hitter, in World Series history happened in  game 5 in 1956. It was the New York Yankees vs. the Brooklyn Dodgers. The pitcher was Don Larsen. The Yankees won: 2 to 0. 

Love baseball? Try my new baseball romance series, Bottom of the Ninth. Here's a bit about the first book:


Fed up with cheating women, Dan Alexander, star pitcher for the New York Nighthawks, grew restless. Searching for something more than a bar babe, he zeroed in on a girl in the stands. He never expected to see a beautiful chick pushing frankfurters. But the hot dog girl looked as smokin’ as the food she was selling.
Holly Merrill found a place to hide in plain sight, as a vendor at Nighthawks’ stadium. Keeping her secret safe and simply happy to stay alive, she never considered finding love an option. After all, a bad girl doesn’t deserve a decent guy, does she?

Coming off his best season ever, Dan went into the playoffs, hell bent on winning the pennant and playing in the World Series. But could he maintain his focus on the field, where everything was going right, when off the field everything was falling apart?   


Clutch hitter, fielder extraordinaire, and the team captain, Matt Jackson is dynamite on the baseball field, but a bust with women. He makes a show of coming on to chicks in bars, but always strikes out.

A secret he hides keeps Matt dateless. Does a solo life make living with emotional pain easier? Everything he believes in is challenged the day he walks in on a beautiful woman in the locker room. The sharp-tongued spitfire gives as good as she gets.

Getting close to Dusty is dangerous. What if something happens to her? Can his risk his well-protected heart? Matt faces a difficult choice -- will he make the right decision? 

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