Arriving in to Ellis Island and America
Andy Roddick serves a ball on clay and it gets stuck. Fake or not? You be the judge!
In 2000, he was the future of American tennis when he was just a teenager. At 18 years 3 months he was the youngest player to end the year in the Top 200. Ranked # 1 as a junior, he won Junior Australian Open and Junior US Open without dropping a set. In 2001 he was the youngest player in the ATP Top 20, and 2002 he finished in the Top 10. The next season (2003), he made the biggest jump in history to claim the #1 position. He finished in the Top 10 ranking for nine consecutive years having his streak stopped in 2011. The strength of his game was his devastating serve – once timed at 155 mph and his fluent forehand.
Bob Feller of the Cleveland Indians threw three no-hitters and 12 one-hitters in his career, both records at the time when he retired.
CLASSIC MOVIE SCENES
TV Show of the Day
Route 66 Episode: But What Do You Do in March?
Airing every Friday from October 1960 to March 1964, Route 66 starred Martin Milner as “Tod Stiles” and George Maharis as “Buz Murdock”. The show featured the stars moving from town to town in a Corvette Convertible, and involving themselves with the struggles of the local people. The theme song, composed and performed by Nelson Riddle, became a major hit in pop circles.
Walk On By | The Story of this Popular Song song composed by Burt Bacharach with lyrics by Hal David
Mickey Mantle Interview by Bob Costas
DID YOU KNOW ? The New York Yankees signed Mickey Mantle to a minor-league contract in 1949, the day he graduated high school. He was paid $400 for the remainder of the season and a $1,100 signing bonus. A Yankee for his entire career, among Mantle's many accomplishments are all-time World Series records for home runs (18), runs scored (42), and runs batted in (40). He once hit a ball left-handed that cleared the right-field roof at Tiger Stadium in Detroit estimated to have traveled 643 feet. In 1956, Mantle won the Triple Crown, leading the majors with a .353 batting average, 52 HR and 130 RBI on the way to his first of three MVP awards.
I Need an Out - Who do I Call?
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