The Almanac

UPI almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Jan. 31, the 31st day of 2006 with 334 to follow.
By United Press International

MLB: Houston 8, Milwaukee 3

HOUSTON, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Chris Burke and Adam Everett each homered Sunday afternoon as Houston beat the Milwaukee Brewers, 8-3.

Analysis: New heyday for Jackie Robinson

LOS ANGELES, April 7 (UPI) -- As Hollywood prepares to make a new movie biography of baseball legend Jackie Robinson, a new report finds that -- a half century after Robinson broke the color line in the big leagues -- the percentage of black players in Major League Baseball is at a 25
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Cubs to retire Sandberg's No. 23

CHICAGO, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- The Chicago Cubs say they will retire uniform number 23 worn by Hall of Fame second-baseman Ryne Sandberg during a Wrigley Field ceremony this summer.

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Jan. 31, the 31st day of 2005 with 334 to follow.
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Bush camp touts endorsements

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Two-dozen Olympic and professional athletes have endorsed U.S. President George Bush's re-election, the Bush campaign said Thursday.

MLB: Chicago Cubs 13, Pittsburgh 5

CHICAGO, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Sammy Sosa homered twice Wednesday, including a grand slam in the eighth, powering the Chicago Cubs to a 13-5 decision over Pittsburgh.

MLB: Cincinnati 1, Chicago Cubs 10 (10)

CHICAGO, April 18 (UPI) -- Juan Castro's two-run triple in the top of the 10th gave the Cincinnati Reds to an 11-10 victory Sunday over the Chicago Cubs.

MLB: Chi. Cubs 11, Cincinnati 10

CHICAGO, April 16 (UPI) -- Sammy Sosa and Moises Alou hit back-to-back home runs in the ninth inning Friday, giving the Chicago Cubs a bizarre 11-10 win over Cincinnati.

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Jan. 31, the 31st day of 2004 with 335 to follow.

Texas 10, Seattle 1

SEATTLE, July 29 (UPI) -- Rafael Palmeiro homered twice, including his 11th career grand slam, and drove in a career-high seven runs Monday night as Texas routed Seattle, 10-1.

Feature: Book of letters, game of inches

LOS ANGELES, June 13 (UPI) -- Seth Swirsky, a Los Angeles-based artist and pop songwriter, harbors a deep affection -- as so many American men do -- for baseball.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

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Texas 17, Cleveland 10

ARLINGTON, Texas, May 11 (UPI) -- Rafael Palmeiro belted his 500th career home run Sunday and Hank Blalock went four for five with four RBI as the Texas Rangers avoided being swept with a 17-10
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Ernie Banks
LVP2000021451 - 14 FEBRUARY 2000 - LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, USA: Baseball1egend, Ernie Banks with his wife, arriving at the ESPY Awards at the MGM in Las Vegas. UPI nk/Nasser Khan

Ernest "Ernie" Banks (born January 31, 1931 in Dallas, Texas), nicknamed "Mr. Cub", is a former Major League Baseball shortstop and first baseman. He played his entire 19-year baseball career with the Chicago Cubs (1953–1971). He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1977.

Banks was a letterman and standout in football, basketball and track at Booker T. Washington High School in Dallas, Texas, from which he graduated in 1950.

Banks signed with the Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro American League in 1950 and broke into the Major Leagues in 1953 with the Chicago Cubs as their first black player. He played for the Cubs his entire career, starting at shortstop and moving to first base in 1962.

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