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Thursday, February 08, 2007

It´s Thursday...

and certain limericists are waiting in line...

"Born in New York, he was educated at Columbia University and became a first baseman for the New York Yankees. In 1927 and 1936, he was voted Most Valuable Player, but his career was cut short by an illness. He did, however, play in 2,130 consecutive games setting a record that wasn’t broken until 1995. Gary Cooper played him in a biographical film a year before his death."

Now off you go to the comment section and hint, guess or limerick at the right answer. You can also just say hello and tell me about your day, if you really must :) Try to keep from googling too soon, other hints might help you along later in the day. And we all know how proud we feel when we actually get one of these ;)


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At 11:41, Blogger Doug said...

I thought I was sick with the flu.
I had sniffles and sore muscles, too.
But I never was blest
With advanced ALS
So I guess I'm the second luckiest fool.

At 12:02, Blogger Minka said...

I think it is only right taht you came in first. and nice hinting at the disease named after this person :)
Limericking and all, well done!

At 14:15, Anonymous neva said...

sadly, loser that i am, i won't be able to hint well at this particular player. on the other hand, my husband will, no doubt, be full of interesting factoids about the man known as "The Iron Horse" (before he fell ill).

great and TIMELY brain teaser, lovely Monika, *especially* since spring training begins next week! xox

At 14:26, Anonymous Quilly said...

Did you know he was the first baseball player to have his number retired?

At 14:30, Blogger Minka said...

neva, The Iron Horse would be correct! Here is cheers to Spring training, whatever that entails :)

quilly, I did not. I do now! :)

At 18:17, Blogger ~Mo'a~ said...

I could give you a clue in Icelandic.....but some might object.

At 19:11, Anonymous the amoeba said...

Cal Ripken Jr. eclipsed his most famous record a few years ago. They're both in the Hall of Fame now. Our Hero's stats might have been even better, 'cept he batted right after this big baby ...

At 00:07, Blogger tsduff said...

I learned more than I ever wanted to know about this man, when my sister became ill and passed away at the tender age of 38. She was stricken with the same disease that was coined after this courageous baseball player.

At 04:44, Blogger G said...

Terry, I am sorry to hear that - what a terrible thing for your family.

At 08:57, Blogger IDiveAtNight said...

A garish illness loosed him from this mortal coil.

At 10:22, Blogger Minka said...

Móa, I reign these shores, mine are the rules...hence you are free to use whatever you please as a hint as long as I can be part of teh joke ;)

OC, you taught me something new today. I didn´t know about Carl :)

Terry, I am so sorry to hear that and I hope this did not make you feel bad. I ave researched quite a bit about teh disease after learning about this person and courageous is the correct term. I am sorry to hear about your personal tragedy in this regard!

G, I agree ...

Morgan very etic and well chosen hints :)

At 15:18, Blogger Doug said...

The great ones must make a decision
Whether glory is taken or given.
Poor Wally Pipp's Name
Was granted its fame
By the hero who stole his position.

Sorry for going twice, I just really wanted Wally Pipp to come up in this conversation.

At 18:27, Blogger Minka said...

"the personification of dispensability"? sure, bring him up! And you can go as often as you like, there are no rules about that, yet!

At 19:16, Blogger Minka said...

Our answer is of course:

Henry Louis Gehrig

At 16:55, Anonymous Joel said...

Drat...I'm too late.

At 20:12, Blogger goldennib said...

Me, too.

At 01:05, Blogger Minka said...

Joel and Goldennib...It is Saturday, the teaser was on Thursday...you do the math!

At 01:05, Blogger Minka said...

BUT...I am pretty convinced next week will have another Thursday ;)


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