Daily Bread for 10.5.15 – 2017

Good morning, Whitewater.

Monday in town will be cloudy with a high of sixty-three. Sunrise is 6:57 and sunset 6:28, for 11h 31m 30s of daytime. The moon is a waning crescent with 43.8% of its visible disk illuminated.

An photograph of Mickey Mantle's grand slam off a Russ Meyer pitch in the third inning of the fifth game of the 1953 World Series at Ebbets Field between the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers.  Via Wikipedia
A photograph of Mickey Mantle’s grand slam off a Russ Meyer pitch in the third inning of the fifth game of the 1953 World Series at Ebbets Field between the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers. Via Wikipedia.

On this day in 1953, the Yankees win it all for the fifth consecutive time:

The 1953 World Series matched the 4-time defending champions New York Yankees against the Brooklyn Dodgers in a rematch of the 1952 Series, and the 4th such matchup between the two teams in the past seven seasons. The Yankees won in 6 games for their 5th consecutive title—a mark which has not been equalled—and their 16th overall. Billy Martin recorded his 12th hit of the Series scoring Hank Bauer in Game 6.

Broadcaster Vin Scully took over Red Barber‘s spot for the series due to a salary dispute. At the age of 25, Scully became the youngest man to broadcast a World Series game (a record that stands to this day).

On this day in 1846, Wisconsin begins deliberations for her future in the Union:

1846 – First State Constitutional Convention Meets

On this date Wisconsin’s first state Constitutional Convention met in Madison. The Convention sat until December 16,1846. The Convention was attended by 103 Democrats and 18 Whigs. The proposed constitution failed when voters refused to accept several controversial issues: an anti-banking article, a homestead exemption (which gave $1000 exemption to any debtor), providing women with property rights, and black suffrage. The following convention, the Second Constitutional Convention of Wisconsin in 1847-48, produced and passed a constitution that Wisconsin still very much follows today. [Source:The Convention of 1846 edited Milo M. Quaife]

A Google-a-Day asks a sports question:

The renowned football, basketball and baseball player and coach who stated, “It is how you show up at the showdown that counts,” was born in what southern state?

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