C├ęspedes brings a powerful bat to Fenway Park...until he becomes a free agent after 2015. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) Flurry of trades leaves Red Sox in state of uncertainty Chicago White Sox v Boston Red Sox Red Sox Trade Andrew Miller for Top 100 Prospect Rodriguez Stephen Drew (Photo: Bill Kostroun) Red Sox Trade Stephen Drew to Yankees for Kelly Johnson Less than a season after pitching in the World Series clincher against the Cardinals, John Lackey has been traded from the Red Sox to St. Louis at the trade deadline in exchange for Allen Craig. (Boston Globe) MLB Trade Deadline: Red Sox Trade John Lackey to the St. Louis Cardinals for Allen Craig

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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