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Babe Ruth Hits His Record 60th Home Run September 30, 1927

It was September 30, 1927, when Babe Ruth hit his Major League record 60th home run, a record that would stand for 34 years until Roger Maris broke it with 61 in the 1961 season. George Herman Ruth, known as ‘The Babe’ started as a pitcher with the Baltimore Orioles but his contract was sold that same season to the Boston Red Sox. It was with the Red Sox he got his nickname ‘Babe’, short for baby, because he was so naïve.

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Getty Images, photo by Anne Louise MacDonald

Randy’s Almost Done Cutting Wood for the Winter

Seems like it’s been all summer I have been cutting wood getting ready for winter, but when I look back on it, June was so rainy I didn’t cut much then. July, August and now into September have been months where practically every weekend I was out cutting and splitting. The good news is I am almost done.

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Getty Images, photo by David Paul Morris

Randy Has New Neighbors

At the beginning of last summer, my neighbor Helen had to move because of health reasons. She’s now in Alabama with her daughter and son-in-law and doing well. Her house next door was for sale for about a year and now a nice couple and their 3 daughters moved in

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Getty Images, photo by Stevezmina 1

Randy Wins Football Poll for Second Week in a Row

I got lucky again this week and won the B98.5 station football pool. That makes it two weeks in a row, now the pressure is on. I went 13-3 this week but could have gone 14-2 but I was crazy enough to pick the Steelers over the Bengals on Monday night football. Two games helped me

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Getty Images, photo by Elsa

Frozen Fenway Returns January of 2014

It’s been a couple of years since Fenway Park was frozen over to host Division 1 college hockey but in January of 2014 ‘Frozen Fenway' returns. Tickets went on sale September 6 according to Fenway Sports Management and Hockey East.

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Getty Images, photo by William Vanderson

Silver River Florida Monkeys with Herpes Learn to Swim

This can’t be good. In the 1930’s two Rhesus monkeys were taken to an island on the Silver River near Ocala, Florida. They were taken their due to the popularity of Tarzan movies at that time. Now, over time, there is a colony of monkeys numbering over 1,000, and they could spread the deadly herpes virus to mainland Florida.

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Getty Images, photo by Adam Berry

Strange Laws From Around the Country

There are some strange laws that are the books in some states that have long passed the time when the laws made sense. These laws are still on the books but rarely, if ever, are enforced. Here’s a look at some of the ‘strange’ laws that were once thought to be needed.

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Getty Images, photo by MIchael Locccis

Bozo the Clown, Still the Most Famous of Them All

Ask almost anyone to name a clown and they will say ‘Bozo’. ‘Bozo the Clown’ is the most famous clown in history but didn’t start out as a live person, the first ‘Bozo’ was a character in a read along book in 1946. The idea came from a record company to market a book with a record so kids could read along as the listened.

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Getty Images, photo by Scott Halleran

Randy’s College Football Round-Up

The big game of the week lived up to all the hype as #1 Alabama beat #6 Texas A & M 49-42. Neither defense played all that well but ‘Bama’s D picked off Johnny Manzeil twice, once in the end zone and once for pick-six, which was the difference in the game.

#2 Oregon continues to

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Getty Images, photo by Justin Sullivan

Hot Soda Comes to Japan

Canned hot tea and canned hot coffee are popular in Japan and the latest ‘hot’ canned item that is all the rage is ‘soda’. It is the first soda to be served hot not cold. Drinking warm soda may not sound good to us but in Japan they like hot things in a can. The first soda to be served this way will be Canada Dry Hot Ginger Ale which Coca Cola has spent four years developing.

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