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My Top Baseball Teams of All Time (In no particular order) Part one

My Top Baseball Teams of All Time (In no particular order) Part one

I have a great amount of respect for the top teams of baseball. Being able to excel at a very high level is what I love about what some of these teams accomplished.

1902 Pittsburgh Pirates
They had a record of 103 Wins and 36 Losses and won the Pennant by 27.5 games. They scored 775 runs and allowed 440 runs. The Pirates had five pitchers with 15 wins and eras of under 2.55. They were Jack Chesbro, Deacon Phillippe, Sam Leever, Jesse Tannenbill and Ed Doheny. Luckily for any opponent there was no World Series in 1902.

1903 Boston Pilgrims (Red Sox)
Captured the pennant by 14.5 games and won the World Series over a great Pittsburgh team five games to three. Had three twenty game winners, led by Cy Young.

1905 New York Giants
Record of 105 Wins and 48 Losses, Won World Series beating The Philadelphia A’s in five games. They scored 780 runs and gave up 505 runs. Had five pitchers with 15 at least 15 wins led by Hall of Famers Christy Mathewson and Joe McGinnity. Christy Mathewson won three World Series games. All three were shutouts. He pitched on October 9, 12, and 14th and gave a total of 14 hits and one walk in 27 innings. One of the greatest World Series pitching performances of all time by Mr Mathewson.

1927 New York Yankees
With a 110 and 44 record they won the pennant by 19 games and beat the Pirates 4-0 in the World Series. They scored 975 runs and allowed 599 runs. They numbered six future Hall of Fame players: Ruth, Gehrig, Tony Lazzeri, Earl Coombs, Waite Hoyt and Herb Pennock. All three outfielders batted at least 337. They were Ruth, Combs and Bob Meusel.

1929 Philadelphia A’s
Won pennant by 19 games. Outscoring their opposition 901 to 615. Winning 104 games and losing 46 established themselves as one of the great teams. Won World Series 4-1 over the Cubs. Had five future Hall of Famers. They were Jimmie Foxx, Al Simmons, Mickey Cochrane, Lefty Grove and Eddie Collins.

1932 New York Yankees
Won the pennant by 13 games, outscoring their opponents 1002 runs to 724 runs. Their starting lineup (excluding pitchers), had six future Hall of Famers and two All Stars. Hall of Famers are Ruth, Gehrig, Lazzeri, Bill Dickey, Joe Sewell and Earle Coombs. All Stars were Frank Crosetti and Ben Chapman. Their entire team of positional players had either All Stars or Hall of Famers. The pitching staff had three future Hall of Famers. Herb Pennock, Lefty Gomez and Red Ruffing. Won World Series over the Cubs 4 games to none.

1934 St Louis Cardinals
Won the World Series 4 games to 3 over a great Tiger team. Five future Hall of Famers on the team. Check out this group. Dizzy Dean, Dazzy Vance, Frankie Frisch, Leo Durocher and Joe Medwick.

1936 New York Yankees
Scored 1065 runs and allowed 731. Won pennant by 19.5 games and beat the NY Giants 4 games to 2 in the World Series. They had five players with at least 100 RBIs led by Lou Gehrig with 152. Joe DiMaggio had 125 and was followed by Bill Dickey with 109 RBIs. Tony Lazzeri and George Selkirk were tied with 107 RBIs. Six players batted over 300 and no regular had an average of less than 287. Six pitchers with at least 12 wins.

I had some great teams in this list. Wait till you see part two.

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Organize The First Party Game

Organize The First Party Game

Instead of having to spend yet another weekend doing the same old routine of grocery shopping, washing your laundry, and cleaning the house, perhaps it is time to organize a party that will have a theme you are so familiar with since your childhood years. In fact, introducing the theme of a game party can make your friends wonder what you found while cleaning your closet and which game did the box you decided to open contained. Well, the answer is simple; memories. A box full of memories that you want to offer back to the people that are now in your life.

If you agree that this romantic idea might be of your friends’ liking, then create some online e-mail cards, send them over to their e-mail inboxes during the middle of the week, select a party theme, any game’s title could do, like "Monopoly" and then ask each one of them to bring something no one else would ever consider they would bring. When everyone arrives, put the party games you would like to play with your friends at the center of the room and ask them all to vote. You can even vote on how many times you would like to play each game that night. Since after the voting you will know which of the games are going to be played, you can put the rest of the boxes back into place and join the group.

Party games are games which share several features suitable to entertaining a social gathering of moderate size. Moreover, offering foods and beverages, putting on some nice music, remaining calm when encountering very competitive characters and do not get frustrated are the main advice for these people that will have to respond to their neighbors that a party was held.

The Game Party can host participants of a fairly large number and traditional multiplayer board games can accommodate four to six players at most, where party games have no fixed upper limit. But surpassing the number of fifteen can result in a very difficult situation where no one will enjoy the game and all will soon get bored waiting for their turn. Thus, fun and quick games, like guessing games, that let a whole group respond to a single question before moving to the next, are much better choices than the fixed area of a board game. Also, many party games simply divide everyone into two roughly equal teams. Pictionary and Taboo are thus two perfect games for the group that will be coming to the party game.

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Improving Spelling With Games

Improving Spelling With Games

You got it! You can do just about any type of learning for a child or an individual learning a second language through the use of various computer games. You are sure to find something that will fit with their needs. You are also able to find a game that will keep them interested. Let’s take spelling as an example.
Many kids struggle each and every year at school with that dreaded Friday spelling test. It doesn’t get any easier because chances are good that the words just keep getting harder. For many parents, spelling is often a challenge to teach as well. The English language is nothing simple. But, what if you could teach them through the use of a PC game? That would be excellent, wouldn’t it?
Think about this. The next time your child comes home with that awful list of twenty words they just have to know, you can easily say to them, "Why not go play a game on the computer." Yes, you can do this!
There are a number of games that are just perfect for teaching children the art of spelling. For example, you might want to try a word puzzle game like Beesly’s Buzzwords. Or, if Spiderman happens to be your child’s favorite character, you have games like Spider-Man 2: Web of Words. In this game, you child can advance through the levels by correctly spelling words. Its fun, rewarding, and most of all, it will help to improve their spelling capabilities.
The spelling games are not boring, dull, and difficult. To the opposite, these games will hold your child’s attention so that they can get the knowledge they need. That is what makes these games different. If you are thinking back to your school days and those boring computer programs you were allowed to play and wondering how your technology loving child is going to play with something like that, don’t worry. These games are much different. They are made to stimulate your child’s knowledge without even allowing them to realize that they are. To them, they are simply playing a Spider Man game.
The value of these games is huge. In fact, there are more than just spelling games, as we will see down the line. They are great ways to feed your child the knowledge that they need without boring them. When it is fun, it will get played more often. The more that it gets played, the more they can learn from it.
So, then, what is the bottom line? You can easily allow your child to play some computer games but of course, you still need to monitor their usage. And, yes, you may have to practice those specific spelling words each week, but it may just get easier as time goes on. Here’s a thought. Replace their favorite computer game with one of these for a week. They still get computer time and they still get to play a fun game. But, you get the satisfaction of knowing that they are playing an educational game as well. All in all, we think these games may be a great way to boost confidence and knowledge. Consider them for any age of child. You’ll be happy that you did.

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3d hunting games online

3d hunting games online

Computer technology has come a long way from its early days and the same technology has extended to the Internet where you can find all sorts of 3d hunting game to play online that very well could amaze you. Being able to play a game in 3d makes it completely real looking. What that means is that if you are playing a game in a forest, you will feel like you are in a forest because the programmers make it look completely real with 3 dimensional technology. When you are playing 3d hunting games online, you will feel like you are in the woods as you wander through the foliage in pursuit of your prey.

There are all sorts of 3d hunting games online that you can find and play – often for free. Once you download the software you need, you can jump into a 3d world that will make your gaming experience almost literally come alive. You will hear the sounds of the animals when you play 3d hunting games online. You will see their tracks. Technology has not come far enough yet to allow you to smell the air and feel the weather, but 3d video games are certainly the wave of the future.

So where can you find 3d hunting games online? They are in many places. To find them, all you need to do is an Internet search with your favorite search engine. We used Google and found the following places that offer 3d hunting games online:

Real Tree: www.realtree.com
Terra Game: www.terragame.com
Game Vial: www.gamevial.com
Best Software: www.bestsoftware4download.com
My Gamer: www.mygamer.com

We do not endorse any one of these web sites over another, but we did feel compelled to at least give you a place to start where you could find 3d hunting games online just so you can see the amazing difference between 3 dimensional gaming versus 2 dimensional gaming. We think you will find that the difference is not only amazing but incredibly enjoyable as well.

If you like hunting and you want to try out 3d hunting games online, don’t just take our word for it – see for yourself. Do a little experimentation and find a place that you are comfortable with. Play around a little bit and see that when you play 3d hunting games online, you will have an experience that is like no other. Well, it won’t be quite the same as being out in nature hunting, but it will be fun nonetheless!

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My Little Pony Games

My Little Pony Games

For the people who are proud parents of young daughter, then you have most surely been introduced to My Little Pony toy figures and games. The Little Pony is a favorite character of little girls and they find the cute little figure to relate themselves with. With the huge success of my little pony as a television series, lots of my little pony toys and games are made available in the market.

The cute vinyl toys have been indispensable for many toy-boxes since their introduction by Hasbro in the year 1981. These little pony toys come in a huge variety and each character has its own sweet name like Rainbow Dash, Minty, Sweet Berry, Rarity, and Thistle Whistle. If the names alone didn’t make these little mares irresistible to little girls, then their colorful tails and manes, brands painted to their flanks, and various decorations will definitely catch your daughter’s eye in the toy-store.

My Little Pony has beyond doubt delighted little girls for 20 years and now they have many wonderful my little pony games to go along with the adorable my little pony. Every little girl is sure to love all the fun she will have playing the various games available. Parents can shop online or at any retail store to find all kinds of fun and interactive games and products for their little girl to enjoy. You can even plan an entire birthday party based on the theme and have my little pony games for everyone to enjoy. Presenting your daughter with my little pony gifts is the best way to make the occasion more special. Some of the most popular games include:

My Little Pony Grand Puzzleventure Game
My Little Pony 70-Piece Sticker Puzzles
My Little Pony Game
My Little Pony MEMORY Game
My Little Pony 24-Piece Puzzle
My Little Pony Make-a-Match Learning Game Cards with Stickers

There are several online games that you can find to give your little girl plenty of fun while teaching her to use the computer at a young age. Some of the most popular games include online games:

Sliding-Puzzle: Megan
Sliding-Puzzle: Sweet Pocket
Online Coloring
Seek-a-Pony – wordsearch
Pony- Memory
Play with Baby Tic-Tac-Toe
Jumble – guess mixed-up pony names
Smooze

You will also find downloadable games for your young kid and these may include:

Zero-Flight – a very popular my little pony racing game
My Little Pony Crossword Puzzle
My Twinkle Eyed Word Search
Flutter Pony Word Search
My Little Pony
My Little Pony PC Play Pack

Go ahead, surprise your little girl while making her dreams come true with all kinds of unique my little pony products. You can find many of these wonderful products at your local retail store or forget the hassles and order online.
My Little Pony Balloon Flying with CHERRY BLOSSOM Pony
My Little Pony Balloon Flying with MERRIWEATHER Pony
My Little Pony Balloon Flying with SWEET BREEZE Pony
My Little Pony CRYSTAL PRINCESS CUTE CURTSEY & Carriage
My Little Pony CRYSTAL PRINCESS PRETTY PARASOL & Carriage
My Little Pony CRYSTAL PRINCESS RARITY THE UNICORN with MY LITTLE PONY DVD
My Little Pony CRYSTAL RAINBOW BEDROOM
My Little Pony CRYSTAL RAINBOW CASTLE
My Little Pony CRYSTAL RAINBOW DINING ROOM

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Detroit Schools Excel in National Competitions

Detroit Schools Excel in National Competitions

Detroit Schools Win Awards in the Academic Games Leagues of America Competition

Schulze Elementary, representing the Detroit Schools, has won several awards, in this year’s Academic Games Leagues of America Competition. The elementary school had several teams competing in the Academic Games Leagues of America Competition. Both team and individual awards were given for performance. The teams have won state awards at the Michigan League of Academic Games competition held in Grand Rapids and the Academic Games Leagues of America Competition held in Eatonton, Georgia. Three teams received awards in the state level, Team Unbelievable, Team Unpredictable, and Team Small Wonders. Team Unpredictable members were Kiara Chatman, Tierra Holland, Toria Holland, Ahmed Patterson, and Chaves Wesley. Team Unbelievable members were D’Lante Boyce, Dantez Boykin, Anesha Hamlin, Royal Maxwell, and Bhe’Anna Thomas. Team Small Wonders’ team captain was Kambria Chatman.

Team Unpredictable is the State Champions in the Wff n’ Proof Game, First Place in the Elementary Division in the On-Words Game, Third Place in the Elementary Division in the On-Sets Game and Honorable Mention in Propaganda. Team Unbelievable won Second Place in Elementary Division for the On-Words Game and Team Small Wonders won First Place in Elementary Division for the Minor Equations Game. Team Unpredictable went on to compete and win several awards at the Academic Games Leagues of America Competition. They won team awards in the following: Second Place in On-Sets Game and Wff n’ Proof Game, Third Place in Propaganda and Overall Math, and Second Place in Best Overall Team in the Elementary Division. Team Unpredictable’ team members also received some individual awards. In the Wff n’ Proof Game the First Place Individual winner was Tierra Holland and the Second Place Individual winner was Chaves Wesley. The Detroit Schools are proud at how well they were represented.

Academic Games Leagues of America

The Academic Games Leagues of America is a non-profit organization founded in 1991 to encourage and conduct academic games competition at the local and national level. There are currently state chapters in Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Detroit Schools is an active member in both the state and national organizations. The academic games are designed to create situations where students must attempt to outthink each other in the fields of mathematics, language arts and social studies. Game types include games Equations On-Sets, and LinguiSHTIK require a kit in which cubes are rolled and played on a board and games Presidents, World Events and Propaganda involve students answering questions read by a central reader.

The Crocket Career Technical Center Competes at the Michigan State Health Occupations Students of America Conference

Twenty-one students from Detroit Schools participated in and competed in the Michigan State Health Occupations Students of America Conference held in Traverse City. The students represented Detroit Schools in competition involving various health related competitive games with students form other Michigan State Health Occupations Students of America groups. Health Occupations Students of America is a national student organization endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Technology Education Division of ACTE. HOSA provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation, and recognition exclusively for secondary, postsecondary, adult, and collegiate students enrolled in HSTE programs. Awards won by Detroit Schools’ students include: Tellyah Kennedy in Category II Health Occupation Skills Events; Pricilla Hill, Devonte Glass, Deangalo Jones, Lisa Jenkins, Shellee Shepherd, Candace Johnson, and Kamesha Smith in Category II Individual Leadership Events. Detroit Schools proved to be quite strong at this year’s Michigan State Health Occupations Students of America Conference.

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The Brain Games: How Videos Games Can Make You Smart

The Brain Games: How Videos Games Can Make You Smart

Video games have been getting a bad rap. Sure, a few involve nothing more than pointing several deadly weapons at the Undead and blasting them into a bajillion pieces. And there are cases of people wasting otherwise productive hours conquering a virtual kingdom and accumulating pixelized gold instead of going out and getting a real job.

But there are many, many times when video games actually provide a noble purpose in society. When they make you a better person. Or at least, a smarter person.

Because there are video games that are actually built on logic and reasoning, and involve complex problem solving that you can take with you even after you’ve walked away from the computer screen.

Take Tetris. Okay, so it’s a couple of colored blocks set against a metallic, monotonous sound track – but it takes some degree of analysis and quick thinking to assess the shape of the pieces dropping from the top of the screen and deciding where to put it. Factor in that the game speeds up periodically, and the pile of blocks grows with every mistake you make, until you reach a point when one wrong move can kill your chances of breaking the world record—and your brain starts working pretty fast. Faster, in fact, than you would normally use it in the course of the day; admit it, most of the stuff you do at the office is pretty mind numbing, anyway. Between sharpening pencils and performing lightning-fast spatial analysis exercises, Tetris looks like it’s actually good for you.

And then there are the memory games. Ever spent 20 minutes looking for your keys? Or stood at the center of the parking lot, trying to remember if you parked on the same floor? Well, memory games can work that brain muscle so you don’t forget the important stuff (and yes, that includes your wedding anniversary). Studies show that memory isn’t really a function of IQ; it’s a skill: the ability to organize information in your brain, and then retrieve it through a series of memory-triggers. Not all of this is conscious (although you can take active steps to improve memory by researching on what methods you can use). But like all skills, it improves with use. Hence, memory games. The best part about memory games is that they’re actually fun (as opposed to simply memorizing a list of the capitals of each state, or the periodic table of elements) and even relaxing. Yes, relaxing. You’re doing something you love and getting smarter at the same time. Not a bad way to spend a 20 minute break between meetings.

And then there are the strategy games. Conquering the world, running a city, shaping an empire from a handful of barbarian villages to being the first country to set up a space station on Mars—obviously, these aren’t just random point and shoot games. They’re about the same skills you learn in business school, but with cooler graphics: how to manage resources, motivate people, and set goals.

So yes, video games can make you smart. Tell that to Mom next time she tells you to hit the books.

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Ancient Greece Olympics

Ancient Greece Olympics

Why do the ancient Greece Olympics participants take off their clothes before competing? Do their clothes get in the way when they wrestle each other?

Are you a sports-minded person? If you love the Olympic Games, you probably know where it all began. Otherwise, you’re missing out on something. Shame on you.

Greece is where the Olympic Games all started from. The ancient Greeks adored sports and almost all cities in ancient Greece had their own gymnasiums, where athletes went for training. One particular city, Olympia, is known to be the biggest host for the ancient Greece Olympics. It was the venue for all ancient Greece Olympics done every four years. These games were very much celebrated and were even made as a foundation of the Greek calendar.

The term Olympiad, in the ancient Greek time system, means the era between two ancient Greece Olympics. The first Olympiad happened in 776 BC. All the games in the ancient Greece Olympics, held in Olympia and anywhere else in Greece, were all in accordance with the religious festivals. These games were actually conducted as offering to the gods. The ancient Greece Olympics held in Olympia were all done to honor the greatest god – Zeus. There were wine, grain and animal sacrifices made during the first day of these ancient Greece Olympics. Games included were long jump, boxing, chariot and horse races, wrestling, and non-strenuous ones like poetry and drama.

The ancient Greece Olympics were very important that wars engaged by the different cities were ceased so that people may be able to travel safely to watch the games. This is in sharp contrast to what happened in the 20th century when Games were cancelled because of the World Wars.

Athletes who competed in the ancient Greece Olympics were all naked. This is not because they can perform without their clothes, but they need to show off how much effort they put in for their training. Gymnasium was actually derived from the Greek word “gymnos” which meant “naked”.

Not everyone can compete in the ancient Greece Olympics. Men, who were not free citizens of the country or have committed murder, are not allowed to participate in the games. Women were excluded from participating and from watching the ancient Greece Olympics. Those who were caught violating this law were thrown down from the cliffs.

The ancient Greece Olympics sure sounded very exciting. Too bad, men had to show off their abs. Otherwise, women could have shared in the thrills of the games.