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A Brief History On April 1, 1939, Phil Niekro, Hall of Fame pitcher and winner of 318 major league games, was born.  Together with his brother, Joe, these 2 Polish-American baseball players won more games than any other brother combination in major league history.  Many other Polish-Americans have also gone on to greatness in major league baseball, and here we list some of the best or most well known (no disrespect to all the others).   Digging Deeper 12. Richie Zisk, 1971 – 1983. A reliable 12-year player, Zisk once had 100 RBIs in a season and in another season had…

A Brief History On March 2, 1962, Wilt Chamberlain, center for the Philadelphia Warriors, scored an National Basketball Association (NBA) single-game record of 100 points against the New York Knicks.  To put this in perspective, at that time, the only other player to have scored 70 or more points in a single game was Elgin Baylor with 71 points.  This performance put Chamberlain so far ahead of any other scoring flurry that he was truly in a class by himself.  In the 53 years since then, no other player has approached his record, with the closest effort being Kobe Bryant’s…

A Brief History On March 1, 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of France, returned to France from exile on the island of Elba to reclaim his empire.  Of course, his great comeback only lasted about 100 days, but in that time he reshook Europe.  Other people, teams and companies have also made impressive comebacks from near defeat, death, ruin or other calamities.  Here we list 10 of those that rank among the greatest.   Digging Deeper 10. John Travolta, 1994. After becoming a teen idol on television and having experienced success with movies such as Grease, Saturday Night Fever and Urban Cowboy…

This Just In! Yesterday, we reminded our readers about mixed-martial artist Bigfoot Silva’s heavyweight main event versus former Ultimate Fighting heavyweight champion Frank Mir.  Well, the results are in, and Mir has emerged triumphant! On one hand, Mir’s victory essentially saved his career.  Mir went into the bout on a four-fight losing streak, the longest in his career.  On the other hand, the fight was a crushing disaster for Silva.  Not only did Silva lose in his home country of Brazil, he succumbed to Mir’s punches in only one minute and forty seconds into the first round!  Silva has not…

A Brief History Yes, you read right, Bigfoot is indeed going to battle tonight…Bigfoot Silva that is!  If you were looking for information on the Sasquatch of the same nickname, you may want to read our article on Bigfoot Patty. Digging Deeper Anyway, as for the somewhat more human fighter, a former Cage Rage and EliteXC heavyweight champion, the massive Silva (6 foot 4 inches tall and weighing 264 pounds) faces the almost equally massive former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight champion Frank Mir (6 foot 3 inches tall and weighing 261 pounds) at UFC Fight Night 61 in Brazil…

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