bullpen facts

(BS) - Brown Swiss (BB) - Baseball

“1960 - 1969”

1960
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Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox hits his 500th Homer on June 17 and retires at the end of this season, finishing with a total 521 lifetime home runs. He may have been the greatest hitter who ever lived as he hit for a .344 lifetime average. The “Splendid Splinter” died July 5, 2002.
1961
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Roger Maris of the Yankees hits a record 61 home runs this season to break Babe Ruth’s standing 34-year record of 60 round trippers.
1962
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Jackie Robinson becomes the first black player to be inducted in the Baseball Hall of Fame.
1964
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The first European Conference of Brown Swiss Breeders is held May 5-7, in Lucerne, Switzerland. Attended by Marvin L. Kruse, Secretary, the group visited the Burgi Farm near Arth in the Canton of Schwyz. The first Brown Swiss to come to America in 1869 and purchased by Henry M. Clark of Belmont, MA, came from the Burgi farm. (See the bells worn by those original imports hanging in the entryway of the national office.)
1965
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At 65, Satchel Paige is oldest to play in a major league game when he pitches three scoreless innings for KC vs. Boston on September 25.
1967
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The first World Dairy Show (now World Dairy Expo) is held in Madison, Wisconsin, September 15-24. (This writer was part of that initial show by walking the lines from 10 pm to 6 am, a service provided in the early years.)
11-1968
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“Sugar Babe”, a 6-year-old Brown Swiss steer, owned by Mr. McCall of Florida, is exhibited at several fairs and advertised as the world’s largest steer at around 4300 lbs. His muzzle is 24 inches wide and he measures 11 inches between his eyes.
11-14-1968
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The movie “The Story of the Big Brown Cow” receives its first general showing at the 88th Annual Meeting and Convention at the Sheraton Motor Inn, Beloit, WI.
1969
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The Amazin’ Mets win the World Series over Baltimore after finishing in ninth place the year before.
7-1969
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Aron 4696 Egg is the first imported bull in 38 years to be accepted in the Herdbook. The bull originally from Switzerland was imported to Canada and then semen made available in the US. The previous imports were four bulls imported via Mexico in 1931.