Daily Bread for 7.18.15 – 2017

Good morning, Whitewater.

We’ll have a hot day in Whitewater, with a high of ninety-two, and a likelihood of scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon.  Sunrise is 5:33 and sunset 8:29, for 14h 55m 53s of daytime. The moon is a waxing crescent with 5.9% of its visible disk illuminated.

On this day in 1999, Yankees pitcher David Cone pitches a perfect game:

On July 18, 1999, David Cone of the New York Yankees pitched the 16th perfect game (no opposing batters reach first base) in Major League Baseball (MLB) history and the third in team history. Pitching against the Montreal Expos at Yankee Stadium in The Bronx in front of 41,930 fans in attendance, Cone retired all 27 batters that he faced. The game took 2 hours and 19 minutes, from 1:35 PM ET to 4:54 PM ET; the game was interrupted by a 33-minute rain delay in the bottom of the third inning in the middle of an at-bat for Tino Martinez. As part of the day’s “Yogi Berra Day” festivities honoring the Yankees’ former catcher, before the game, former Yankees pitcher Don Larsen threw the ceremonial first pitchto Berra; the two comprised the battery for Larsen’s perfect game in 1956.

Cone’s perfect game was the 247th no-hitter in MLB history, and 11th and last to date no-hitter in Yankees history. The previous perfect game in both MLB and Yankee history was 14 months prior on May 17, 1998, when David Wells pitched a perfect game against the Minnesota Twins at Yankee Stadium; Wells’ perfect game was also the most recent no-hitter in franchise history at the time. Cone’s perfect game gave the Yankees the record for the franchise with most perfect games, breaking a two-perfect game tie with the Cleveland Indians. Since Cone’s perfecto, the Oakland Athletics, Philadelphia Phillies, and Chicago White Sox have recorded their second perfect games, with the White Sox tying the Yankees with a third perfect game in 2012. To date, Cone’s perfect game is the only one achieved in regular season interleague play.[1]

On this day in 1921, a UW athlete wins at an inaugural NCAA meet:

1921 – UW Athlete Wins First NCAA Track Meet

On this date UW-Madison athlete Lloyd Wilder became the school’s first champion in the first NCAA track and field meet, held at the University of Chicago. Wilder cleared 12 feet in the pole vault to finish in a four-way tie for first. Tom Jones, who served as track coach at Wisconsin from 1913-48, initiated the first NCAA meet and was inducted into the National Track & Field Hall of Fame in 1977. [Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]

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