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That year, 18 acts earned their first number one songs, such as Leo Sayer, Rose Royce, Mary MacGregor, Manfred Mann's Earth Band, Daryl Hall and John Oates, ABBA, David Soul, Thelma Houston, Fleetwood Mac, Bill Conti, Alan O'Day, Shaun Cassidy, Andy Gibb, The Emotions, Meco, and Debby Boone. Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr., already having hit number one with The 5th Dimension, also earn their first number one song as solo acts. Leo Sayer, Stevie Wonder and The Eagles were the only acts to hit number one more than once with each having two songs.
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Seniors Molly Bursinger (midfielder), Shae Strehl (defender), and Maggie Hammer (midfielder) and juniors Aislynn Alkire (defender) and Audrey Maloney (goalie) were all recognized in a handful of honors lists.
Bursinger was named Preseason First-Team, Alkire and Maloney followed with Preseason Second-Team and Preseason Third-Team respectively while Hammer and Strehl were given honorable mention for the Preseason All-American list.
GVSU was also ranked No. 5 in the USA Lacrosse Magazine Preseason Poll, making it the highest preseason rank in program history. The Lakers will begin their five-game stretch of away games against Flagler College to start their 2023 schedule on Feb. 16.
Wooster has coached for the Lakers in three seasons prior to his promotion to head coach after just six days passed since the sudden news of previous head coach Matt Mitchell stepping down from the position.
Tatis might already be best known as the father of Fernando Tatis Jr., who was less than 4 months old at the time and is now one of MLB's top stars -- one who, amazingly, authored his own multihomer game at Dodger Stadium on April 23 last year.
St. Louis had acquired Tatis not long before, from Texas at the 1998 Trade Deadline. He had hit well down the stretch and then opened '99 on a tear, arriving at Dodger Stadium for the series opener carrying a .250/.390/.542 line with four home runs and 11 RBIs. The 24-year-old hit cleanup, right behind Mark McGwire.
The pitcher opposing the Cardinals that night was hardly a pushover. Park, a right-hander, had come over from South Korea and established himself as a key part of the L.A. rotation. In 1998, he posted a solid 3.71 ERA, and his rate of 0.65 homers allowed per nine innings was 10th lowest of 96 qualified MLB pitchers.
One out later, Eli Marrero homered. After consecutive walks, Cardinals pitcher José Jiménez tried to sacrifice bunt, but Park wasn't able to get the force at third, loading the bases. Darren Bragg then hit a ground ball to first baseman Eric Karros, whose throw home was ruled to have pulled catcher Todd Hundley off the bag for an error. Edgar Rentería's ensuing RBI single brought home one run, and McGwire flied out, with third-base coach Rene Lachemann holding the pitcher Jiménez at third on both plays. That series of events set the stage for Tatis to come back up with the bases full, and St. Louis leading 7-2.
Park already had thrown 81 pitches, including 42 in the inning. Yet nobody on the Dodgers' staff came to get him. (Manager Davey Johnson was ejected after disputing the call at home three batters earlier.)
Park enjoyed a history-making, trailblazing career in his own right, pitching nearly 2,000 big league innings over 17 seasons, which included an All-Star selection and 124 victories. But on this night, his final line read: 2 2/3 innings, eight hits, 11 runs (six earned), three walks, two strikeouts and three home runs. Only 23 starters since have had a game with at least 11 runs in fewer than three innings.
According to Baseball-Reference, there have been more than 4 million innings pitched in Major League history. And in only one of those has the same player hit two slams. But even that may undersell the difficulty.
How has this played out in real life? MLB.com data guru Jason Bernard dug up 127 instances throughout AL/NL history (between 1916-2021) in which a hitter got multiple bases-loaded plate appearances in the same inning. (This includes some in which multiple players for the same team did it in the same frame.)
In the time since Tatis' big night, there have been 34 such situations out of nearly 1 million half-innings. The most recent came last Sept. 5 at Arizona, where Seattle's Kyle Seager -- with the help of an automatic runner in the 11th inning -- notched a two-run double and a groundout in a pair of bases-full opportunities during a seven-run outburst.
Out of this select group of half-innings spread across 20-plus seasons, there have been only two in which the player launched a grand slam in the first plate appearance, giving him a chance to match Tatis. In fact, this scenario has occurred just nine times on record, Tatis included. Amazingly, the same player (Carl Furillo) did it twice, against the same team, three years apart. (There also are two examples of players launching a slam in the second of two bases-loaded chances during an inning).
Of the nine examples in the list above, Tatis was the only one to face the same opponent in both plate appearances, and there's good reason for that. In order for a pitcher to start an inning and then allow multiple grand slams to the same player, he must face a minimum of 13 batters.
That's the sort of thing that almost never happens in today's game. A close watch is kept on things such as pitch counts, innings totals and times through the order -- both in an effort to protect arms, and to maximize pitchers' productivity. Rosters are bigger, too.
Going back to 2010, there have only been 28 times when a pitcher has faced 12 batters in the same inning. In just six of those did the pitcher survive to face a 13th hitter, with the most recent being the Marlins' Pablo López in the opening frame against the Mets on May 10, 2019. López did surrender a grand slam to Amed Rosario, but he got out of the inning without loading the bases again.
Even in a blowout, it's difficult to imagine another pitcher being left in, with the bases loaded, to face that 13th hitter -- someone who already hit a grand slam in the inning. That's why Park's record appears even more untouchable than Tatis'.
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division, held their first "Tomahawks Challenge" on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Sept. 13, 2013.
The event was designed to give the spouses of 1-23 Inf. Soldiers an idea of what the Tomahawks do on a day-to-day basis and simulate some of the training they go through, said Lt. Col. Corey L. Crosbie, commander, 1-23 Inf.
The six-hour challenge tested the wives' in a variety of infantry-specific tasks, including land navigation; their ability to provide buddy aid and transport the wounded; qualify with a M4; and physical fitness.
The wives who moved to the range donned their husbands' Improved Outer Tactical Vest and were transported via Light Medium Tactical Vehicle truck to the M4 range. They received a safety brief, range familiarization, and proceeded to fire at a 25-meter target. Many of the spouses hit their target and more than a few had tight shot group.
Participants were treated to Meals-Ready-to-Eat before moving to the shoot house where, following instruction on clearing a room, they stacked up on a door and "entered and cleared a room against a 'determined enemy'," Crosbie said.
The spouses were transported back to the battalion area where they swapped out with the other group who had conducted land navigation, administered first aid, and conducted grenade drills using training grenades.
This was the Tomahawks' first foray into such an event and many of the wives had never participated in anything like this before. However, according to Crosbie, the feedback from both the spouses and their Soldiers was largely positive.
"The spouses really enjoyed it," Crosbie said. "One of the things we did learn was that (the spouses) wanted to do 'enter and clear a room, enter and clear a building,' a lot more. They enjoyed the (Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System) play and the blanks and engaging an enemy."
Looking to learn how to hit the ball better and more frequently in MLB The Show 23? Hitting the ball effectively is the most important technique in baseball, as you'll struggle to score runs if you can't put the ball in play. It's obviously worth remembering that even the best players in the world struggle to hit the ball, and a good batting percentage in Major League Baseball is considered about 0.300, which is roughly one-in-three. With that in mind, as part of our MLB The Show 23 guide, we're going to show you how to hit the ball better and more frequently.
On this page, we're going to explain how to hit the ball better and more frequently in MLB The Show 23. But before we continue, we want to reiterate that the best batting average in MLB history belongs to Ty Cobb, who achieved a career record of 0.366. This means that across a 24 year professional stint, he managed to get his bat on the ball a little over once in every three at bats. In other words, you shouldn't expect to successfully hit the ball all the time because it's supposed to be hard. Nevertheless, if you're having trouble with your hitting, these strategies can help you out.
There are three hitting interfaces for you to select in MLB The Show 23 which will influence what you need to do during each at bat. We'll summarise them below, but you can find more information in our guide on Best Hitting Interface to Use and Why:
The best hitting interface in MLB The Show 23 is Zone, because it gives you the greatest amount of control over which part of the plate you're aiming at, whereas Directional and Timing leaves that to the CPU, resulting in more popups, foul balls, and random outcomes.
Whichever hitting interface you utilise, you'll also want to ensure you're making the correct type of shots when you're at the plate. There are three primary types of shot you can take in MLB The Show 23, regardless of which hitting interface you use: 041b061a72