Word of the Day, This Day in History, Number to Know, Website of the Day, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.
Word of the Day
ne plus ultra nee-plus-UL-truh; nay- noun; The highest point, as of excellence or achievement; the acme; the pinnacle; the ultimate. — Dictionary.com
This Day in History
July 24, 1983: Kansas City Royals’ slugger George Brett has a game-winning home run against the New York Yankees nullified after umpires find excessive pine tar on his bat. The resulting protest was eventually upheld by American League president Lee MacPhail and the game was resumed on August 18 from the point of Brett’s home run. The Royals were finally credited with a 5-4 win.
Number to Know
18: According to rule 1.10(c) of the Major League Baseball rule book, “The bat handle, for not more than 18 inches from its end, may be covered or treated with any material or substance to improve the grip.”
Website of the Day: Major League Baseball official information
Rules and regulations from MLB, including a downloadable copy of the 2014 official rules.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Anna Paquin, Canadian-New Zealander actress, 32.
“Stubborn people get themselves in a lot of trouble, but they also get things done.” — Anna Paquin
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