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Connelly’s Top Ten: Random Stuff

Alfredo Aceves (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

1. Random Baseball Stat of a superstar:

* In 1957, Mickey Mantle was intentionally walked 23 times

2. Random hockey stat of a superstar:

* In 1988-1989 season Mario Lemieux scored 13 shorthanded goals

3. Random football stat of superstars:

* The long punts for the following great players: Randall Cunningham 80 yards / Norm Van Brocklin 72 yards / Sammy Baugh 85 yards

4. Random basketball stat of a player from Mars:

* Darryl Dawkins committed 765 fouls in two years (1982-1984) over 162 games

5. Random Olympic Boxing Stat:

* The following Americans won Gold at the 1976 Olympics: Michael Spinks, Leon Spinks, Howard Davis, Sugar Ray Leonard, Leo Randolph

6. Random Canadian Football stats:

* Darren Flutie is number three (since 1970) in receiving yards with 14,379

7. Random Oscar Stats:

In 1963, Frank Sinatra hosted the Academy Awards.

8. Random Local Radio Stat:

Dale Dorman’s career – WOLF (1965-67), WRKO (1968-78), and later on WXKS-FM (1978-2003).

He joined WODS during the summer of 2003. (From Wikipedia)

9. Best Selling Single Volume Books:

Over 100,000,000 copies sold (from Wikipedia):

* A Tale of Two Cities
* The Little Prince
* The Lord of the Rings
* The Hobbit
* Dream of the Red Chamber
* And Then There Was None

10. Randomocity:

* Just finished Downtown Abbey – brilliant
* Surprised that college baseball teams still do a pig pile after a win with all the injuries players suffer
* For whatever it’s worth – for the money – Alfredo Aceves (pictured above) is on pace for 39 saves and make $1.2mm / Jonathan Papelbon is on pace for 43 saves and $11mm
* Nothing better than Father’s Day and the 4th round of the US Open
* Woodman’s over-rated in Essex
* Omaha for the College World Series is a good take
* Over / Under for arrests at European Cup is approaching 500

About Michael

Lifelong Boston resident who finds equal enjoyment in celebrating the local team's success as I do complaining about their failures. I have been writing the Top Ten for the last decade as well as five sports books: 26 Miles to Boston, Rebound, The President's Team, The Great Book of Boston Sports Lists and NBA List Jam.

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One comment for “Connelly’s Top Ten: Random Stuff”

  1. Best Clam Shack – Farnham’s.

    REPLY – MPC – I agree

    Posted by NoBama | June 18, 2012, 7:37 pm

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