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The World Series is scheduled to begin on October 23. Tidbits takes you out to the ball game with the history of baseball’s Fall Classic, and says, “Play ball!” • Although Major League Baseball has had some sort of postseason championship series since about 1884, the World Series as we know it began in 1903 when the Pittsburgh Pirates competed against the Boston Americans. Boston took the Series in what was then a nine-game series, five games to three. • Every now and then, all the World Series games were played in one city, for example, the 1906 Series which was played by the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago White Sox. But it’s pretty rare for all the games to be played in the same ballpark. In 1921 and 1922, both New York teams, the Yankees and the Giants used the Polo Grounds as their park, where all the games were played. In 1944, the St. Louis Cardinals and the St. Louis Browns battled it out in one stadium, Sportsman’s Park.

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THE WORLD SERIES (continued): • The winning pitchers in all four games of the 1934 series were brothers. Dizzy Dean and Paul Dean of the St. Louis Cardinals each won two games in the classic against the Detroit Tigers. • In the 1960 World Series, the Pittsburgh Pirates were pitted against the New York Yankees. The Yankees scored 55 runs to the Pirates’ 27, yet the Pirates won the Series. The Yankees were victors in three games 16-3, 10-0, and 12-0. The Pirates won four games 6-4, 3-2, 5-2, and 10-9. Game Four was won on a 9th-inning homer. • In 1996, the Atlanta Braves’ Andruw Jones became the youngest player ever to hit a home run in the World Series. The 19-year-old was also only the second player ever to hit two home runs in his first two at-bats in a World Series. Unfortunately, the Braves still lost that Series to the Yankees. •

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Even though Major League Baseball started holding night games in 1935, the World Series was a daytime event for decades. In 1949, one of the Series games had to be finished under lights for the first time, but the first actual scheduled night game was in 1971 in Pittsburgh’s Three Rivers Stadium. From that point on, games were frequently scheduled at night, in order to capitalize on larger television audiences. There hasn’t been a daytime World Series game since 1987, when Game Six was played indoors at Minneapolis’ Metrodome.

• The Yankees have played in more Series than any other team, 40 appearances with 27 wins. Their first win was in 1923, the year that the original Yankee Stadium opened. In second place, the St. Louis Cardinals are way behind with just 10 titles. The player with the most World Series titles is Yankees catcher Yogi Berra, who played from the late 1940s until the early 1960s. Yogi has also played the most Series games, a record 75. • Several teams have experienced a long old dry spell without a World Series win. The Boston Red Sox were winners in 1918 over the Chicago Cubs, but waited 86 years for their next title in 2004 over the St. Louis Cardinals. The 1917 Chicago White Sox triumphed over the New York Giants, but couldn’t do it again for another 88 years, when they were the 2005 champions. The Chicago Cubs are still waiting! They were the 1907 and 1908 champs, but haven’t managed to collect a World Series title since. (The Cubs did make it to the Series in 1945, but were defeated.) They had their early wins in Weeghman Park before moving into Wrigley Field in 1914. Fans are optimistic that the upcoming $500 million upgrade to Wrigley will produce the elusive title. • Some teams have never won the World Series – the San Diego Padres, Tampa Bay Rays, Houston Astros, Milwaukee Brewers, Colorado Rockies, and Texas Rangers (although the Rangers did compete in both 2010 and 2011). There are two teams who haven’t yet managed to make it to the Series, the Washington Nationals (formerly the Montreal Expos) and the Seattle Mariners. • The only non-American team to take the Series has been Canada’s Toronto Blue Jays, who defeated the Atlanta Braves in 1992 and the Philadelphia Phillies in 1993. The Jays are also the only Canadian team to host a World Series game. • Game 3 of the 1989 Series was scheduled to start at 5:35 on October 17. The two Bay Area teams, the San Francisco Giants and the Oakland A’s were warming up when a 7.1 magnitude earthquake shook the area. Due to the many cameras lined up for the game, the Loma Prieta earthquake THE Continued on page 5

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MOMENTS IN TIME The History Channel • On Nov. 12, 1799, Andrew Ellicott Douglass, an early American astronomer born in Vermont, witnesses the Leonids meteor shower from a ship off the Florida Keys. Douglass’ journal entry is the first known record of a meteor shower in North America. • On Nov. 17, 1869, the Suez Canal, connecting the Mediterranean and the Red seas, is opened. The canal was only 25 feet deep, 72 feet wide at the bottom, and 200 to 300 feet wide at the surface. Fewer than 500 ships navigated it in its first full year of operation. • On Nov. 16, 1907, Indian Territory and Oklahoma Territory enter the United States as Oklahoma, the 46th state. Oklahoma initially prospered as an agricultural state, but the drought years of the 1930s made the state part of the Dust Bowl. • On Nov. 14, 1941, “Suspicion,” a romantic thriller starring Cary Grant and directed by Alfred Hitchcock, makes its debut. The film marked the first time that Grant, a Hollywood leading man, and Hitchcock, one of the greatest directors in movie history, worked together. • On Nov. 15, 1957, Nikita Khrushchev challenges United States to a missile “shooting match,” claiming that the Soviet Union had missile superiority over the United States. He also claimed that the United States did not have intercontinental ballistic rockets; “If she had,” the Russian leader sneered, “she would have launched her own sputnik [satellite].” • On Nov. 13, 1969, in Washington, protesters stage a symbolic “March Against Death” with more than 45,000 participants, each with a placard bearing the name of a soldier who had died in Vietnam. The march lasted for two days and two nights. President Richard Nixon was deeply angered by the protests, but publicly feigned indifference. • On Nov. 11, 1973, the Soviet Union announces that, because of its opposition to the overthrow of the government of Chilean President Allende, it would not play a World Cup Soccer match against the Chilean team. It was the first time in the history of World Cup Soccer that a team had boycotted over political issues. (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.


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• When Ella was 15, her mother died from injuries received in a car accident, and Ella went to live with her aunt. Shortly afterward, her stepfather died from a heart attack, and Frances joined Ella and their aunt. • Life was not happy for Ella, and her schoolwork suffered significantly. She was frequently truant, and before long was in trouble with the law and was sent to reform school, where she was beaten by the personnel there. Ella managed to escape, but was without money and alone in the midst of the Great Depression. • Each week, Harlem’s Apollo Theater hosted an amateur talent night, and in 1934, when Ella was 17, her name was selected in the drawing to compete. She was planning a dance number, but when the preceding act featured some rather exceptional dancers, Ella made a last-minute decision to sing, one that would change her life. She crooned one of her mother’s favorites, and at the end, the audience demanded an encore. • Several more talent show wins followed, and early in 1935, the prize was a week-long gig at the Harlem Opera House. A popular bandleader, Chick Webb, heard Ella and invited her to travel with the band for $12.50 a week. • Ella recorded her first song at 19, and had a number one song and million-copy seller at 21. Her version of the nursery rhyme, “A Tisket, A-Tasket” in a swing/bebop style stayed on the charts for 17 weeks.

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• When Ella was 22, her mentor Chick Webb passed away, and the band was renamed “Ella Fitzgerald and Her Famous Band,” as she took on the bandleader duties for the next three years. She then began touring and recording with other big bands, including those of Dizzy Gillespie and Louis Armstrong. She married the bass player of Gillespie’s group, Ray Brown, and the couple adopted a son. • Ella mastered the technique of “scat” singing, that vocal improvisation of nonsense syllables that mimics another instrument in the band. In other words, her voice performed the equivalent of an instrumental solo, with scales, arpeggios, and riffs.

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• Ella’s parents separated shortly after her birth, and she and her mother moved to Yonkers, New York. When Ella was six, she was joined by a new sister, Frances. Her stepfather was a ditchdigger and part-time chauffeur, while her mother worked at a laundromat. As a child, Ella worked as a runner for local gamblers, picking up bets and distributing winnings.

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• During the 1950s and 1960s, Ella was a regular on television variety shows, “The Bing Crosby Show,” “The Dinah Shore Show,” “The Andy Williams Show,” and “The Ed Sullivan Show,” among several others. • Over the course of her career, Ella Fitzgerald recorded over 200 albums, which produced sales of 40 million albums, won 13 Grammy Awards, and performed at Carnegie Hall 26 times. Circulation problems related to diabetes resulted in Ella having both of her legs amputated below the knees when she was 76. Never fully recovering, she passed away at age 79 in 1996.


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Chasing after a “hot” investment — By the time you hear about a supposedly “hot” investment, it may already be cooling off. But even more importantly, it might not have been appropriate for your diversification needs in the first place, especially if you already own similar investments. Investing too aggressively — To achieve your longterm goals, such as a comfortable retirement, you will unquestionably need to own a reasonable percentage of growth-oriented investments in your portfolio. However, the greater the potential reward, the greater the risk, so you don’t want to go overboard by investing too aggressively. Investing too conservatively — Some types of investments can offer a high degree of preservation of principal. But they carry their own type of risk — the risk of not keeping up with inflation. Consequently, just as it’s not a good idea to invest too aggressively and own only growth-oriented investments, it’s also not wise to invest too conservatively by owning only those vehicles that sacrifice growth potential for principal protection. Following the crowd — In many arenas of life, you’ll find that it may make sense to go your own way rather than “follow the crowd.” And that’s usually the case with investing, too. It’s quite common for the “crowd” to collectively make an unwise investment decision — so, make your choices based on your individual needs, goals, risk tolerance and time horizon. Taking a time out from investing — After sustaining big losses during the financial crisis of 2008, many investors decided to take a “time out” from investing — which meant they may have missed out on the rally that began in 2009 and ultimately resulted in the financial markets achieving record highs. The best investors just keep on investing right through market downturns — and, quite often, their persistence is rewarded. Overreacting to the headlines — Too often, people will make long-term changes to their investment strategy in response to short-term news events, such as political turmoil, a bad economic report and even natural disasters. You’ll likely help your cause tomorrow by not overreacting to the headlines today. Underreacting to changes in your life —You will experience many changes in your life, such as a new job, new spouse, new children, new home, the “empty nest” and so on. Many of these changes may require changes in your investment strategy. You could jeopardize your progress toward your financial goals by not reviewing this strategy regularly — at least once a year, in consultation with your financial advisor — and making the necessary adjustments in response to your evolving life. By staying away from “scary” investment moves, you may well find that investing can be a positive, productive experience. And that’s not a frightening thought at all. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Cindy Rose, Financial Advisor 2195 N Highway 83 #23 - Franktown, CO 80116 303.688-2127 Member SIPC


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