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  Home run - BaseballWiki
In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run himself (along with a run for each runner who was already on base), with no errors on the play that results in the batter achieving extra bases.
Home runs are among the most popular aspects of baseball, and the biggest (and best-paid) stars are often the players who hit the most of them.
A grand slam home run occurs when the bases are "loaded" (that is, there are base runners standing at first, second, and third base) and the batter hits a home run.
baseball.wikia.com /wiki/Home_run   (1981 words)

  
  Home run - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Home runs are really among the most popular aspects of baseball, and the biggest (and best-paid) stars are often the players who hit the most of them.
These home runs are generally considered to be special because of their rarity, but also because of the kind of excitement, specific to the game situation, that they can create.
A grand slam home run occurs when the bases are "loaded" (that is, there are base runners standing at first, second, and third base) and the batter hits a home run.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Home_run   (2307 words)

  
 500 home run club - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In general, the 500th home run is not a surprise, as the player has been approaching the mark for some time.
The 500 home run club was "founded" by Babe Ruth in 1929.
Rarely mentioned are the 600 home run club and the 700 home run club, which have 4 and 3 members respectively.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/500_home_run_club   (235 words)

  
 "Home Run" Used To Electronically Hijack World Trade Center Aircraft
The engineers had no idea that almost thirty years after its initial design, Home Run’s top secret computer codes would be broken, and the system used to facilitate direct ground control of the four aircraft used in the high-profile attacks on New York and Washington on 11th September 2001.
In order to make Home Run truly effective, it had to be completely integrated with all onboard systems, and this could only be accomplished with a new aircraft design, several of which were on the drawing boards at that time.
The Home Run listening device on the flight deck utilizes the cockpit microphones that normally feed the Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR), one of two fl boxes armored to withstand heavy impact and thereby later give investigators significant clues to why the aircraft crashed.
geocities.com /mknemesis/homerun.html   (3128 words)

  
 Bookreporter.com - HOME RUN edited by George Plimpton
The home run is the most dramatic way to send fans into fits of ecstasy or agony.
Since the dinger, the tater, the bomb, and all the other euphemisms for a home run are so exciting, it follows that some of the most compelling baseball writing concentrates on the four-bagger.
HOME RUN delivers on its namesake: This is a marvelous array of compositions from different angles --- humorous, serious and delirious --- on how losing a ball can make so many so happy.
www.bookreporter.com /reviews/0156011549.asp   (402 words)

  
 "Home Run" Used To Electronically Hijack World Trade Center Aircraft
The engineers had no idea that almost thirty years after its initial design, Home Run’s top secret computer codes would be broken, and the system used to facilitate direct ground control of the four aircraft used in the high-profile attacks on New York and Washington on 11th September 2001.
In order to make Home Run truly effective, it had to be completely integrated with all onboard systems, and this could only be accomplished with a new aircraft design, several of which were on the drawing boards at that time.
The Home Run listening device on the flight deck utilizes the cockpit microphones that normally feed the Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR), one of two fl boxes armored to withstand heavy impact and thereby later give investigators significant clues to why the aircraft crashed.
www.geocities.com /mknemesis/homerun.html   (3128 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: Home Run: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A major component of HOME RUN is a conflict between two agencies of Her Majesty's government in which dedicated and well-meaning civil servants are ground up in the cogs of political maneuvering, and the ostensible "bad guy" squeezes through the crack.
The battle on the home front makes almost irrelevant the machinations and brutality of Iranian counter-intelligence, though, by the end of the book, the reader is left to wonder which side administered the greater damage to our hero, the servants of the Mullahs or those of the Queen.
HOME RUN is the most complex and deliciously constructed of Seymour's many thrillers that I've read to date.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/0552147338   (772 words)

  
 The Home Run Spectacular   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Home Run Spectacular tormented opposing teams for over 20 years, but met its untimely demise at the hands of the greedy owner of the Houston Oilers, Bud Adams.
Immediately after a hit is declared a home run, a lighted reproduction of the Astrodome appears on the left of the board.
As the cowboy and his horse "run" across the display, the cowboy's efforts come to an abrupt halt when he is pulled from his horse by getting his rope caught in the steer's horns.
www.astrosdaily.com /history/scoreboard   (513 words)

  
 Home run expert is always on the fence - USATODAY.com
He's married with children, but his hobby is researching home runs with a database that appears to be on steroids.
When Barry Bonds likely soon to break baseball's all-time home run record, it's certain the Sultan of Swats Stats, as Vincent is known, will have an unknown fact or two at the ready when the big event occurs.
Vincent paired his love of home runs with his computer skills to establish the database, calling it "an opportunity to use my real-world skills to help the organization." While his information is unofficial — the Elias Sports Bureau is baseball's official statistician — he doesn't mind disseminating his knowledge for free.
www.usatoday.com /sports/baseball/2007-07-24-HR-expert_N.htm   (1177 words)

  
 Home - 500 Home Run Club - The Most Inspiring Sluggers in Baseball History
Welcome to the 500 Home Run Club®, LLC, the exclusively authorized, internationally recognized organization founded to celebrate the awe inspiring achievements of the greatest home run hitters in baseball history.
From all-time Home Run King "Barry Bonds" to “Hammerin™’” Hank Aaron and the legendary “Bambino™” Babe Ruth, to the 20 (and counting) other power hitters who helped to install baseball as “America’s Game” by hitting 500 or more home runs during their MLB career.
Every player remembers how they felt when they hit their first home run when they were a kid ; then again in high school, college, and organized baseball...
www.500hrc.com   (499 words)

  
 ESPN.com: MLB - Home Run Derby preview
Yes, it's Home Run Derby time and ESPN.com has surveyed experts and insiders, we've talked to hardcore analysts and investigated the numbers with a magnifying glass, all to figure out who will win the Derby.
No one is really noticing because of the Rangers' horrible pitching, but A-Rod is on his way to hitting 40 homers and driving in 100 runs for the fourth straight season and is likely to finish in the AL top 10 in OPS and slugging percentage.
The only guy within sight of Bonds in the home run race will also be doing battle with him in the Home Run Derby.
espn.go.com /mlb/allstar01/s/derby/preview.html   (921 words)

  
 National Baseball Hall of Fame - A Short History of the Single-Season Home Run Record - Roger Maris   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Mantle's home run stroke was hot from the very beginning of the season, as he hit nine home runs in the Yankee's first eighteen games.
Maris, on the other hand, was still looking for home run #4 with the season already well over a month old.
Nevertheless, when Maris hit his 56th home run on September 9th, he and Mantle (with 52 home runs) broke the record for most single-season home runs by a pair of teammates.
www.baseballhalloffame.org /exhibits/online_exhibits/ss_home_run/maris.htm   (423 words)

  
 Home-Run Contest Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Run towards the Sandbag and have a space in front of you 2.
Run over to the bag, double jump and throw the bat up over the bag.
Run towards the Sandbag, jump, throw the bat up while you're on the left side of the Sandbag 3.
www.folderol.net /HRCguide.php#Fox   (13372 words)

  
 Folding@Home FAQ
I get an error like "Running self tests.......test failed, error -1" in the console version (or in the file scrlog.txt), but it seems to be running OK after that.
The reason for this is that the work is done by the core thread, which is fixed to run at idle priority and is not affected by the task manager priority for the process (which displays as 'normal' by default).
In both modes, carbon atoms are drawn in dark gray, hydrogen atoms are drawn in light gray (although some hydrogen atoms are not drawn at all), oxygen atoms are drawn in red, nitrogen atoms are drawn in blue, and sulfur atoms are drawn in yellow.
www.stanford.edu /group/pandegroup/folding/faq.html   (5587 words)

  
 Alex Rodriguez Whacks 500th Home Run, New York Yankee Becomes Youngest Player In MLB History To Hit 500 Home Runs - CBS ...
New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez (13) runs the bases after hitting a home run during the first inning of baseball action against the Kansas City Royals for his 500th career homer Saturday, Aug. 4, 2007 at Yankee stadium in New York.
The Yankees said the man who ended up with the ball from Rodriguez's home run didn't want to be identified, and hadn't decided what he was going to do with it.
His seven seasons of 40 or more home runs are tied for fifth in major league history, and in 2001 he became only the fourth player with 50 homers and 200 hits in a season.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2007/08/04/sportsline/main3133954.shtml   (1051 words)

  
 Barry Bonds 700th Home Run   (Site not responding. Last check: )
' 700th home run ball -- the lawful owner, freeing him to sell it immediately.
San Francisco County Superior Court judge Ronald Quidachay's decision came after a 90-minute hearing, which included six lawyers repeatedly replaying footage of the home run and the 80-second melee at SBC Park for the ball, valued by analysts at more than $100,000.
He now has 703 home runs and is closing in on Ruth (714) and Aaron (755).
home.earthlink.net /~ivangolde/oaklandcaliforniacriminaldefense/id2.html   (445 words)

  
 Cincinnati Bell Wireless - Home Run - WiFi
CB Home Run is an add-on feature to qualifying mobile rate plans and requires the purchase of a CB Home Run capable wireless handset.
Unlimited CB Home Run usage only applies when a call is initially received or made when connected to any WiFi location.
The handset’s CB Home Run indicator (green dot) must be shown at the initiation of a call for the call to be rated as CB Home Run; no portion of a call initiated on the GSM mobile network will be rated as a CB Home Run call.
www.cincinnatibell.com /consumer/wireless/home_run   (712 words)

  
 New York Daily News - Daily Dish & Gossip - MTV tries a home Run   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Run (Joseph Simmons) took the advice, and with his brother, record and fashion bigwig Russell Simmons, headed to Los Angeles to cut a deal with the ABC Family Channel.
Run said that viewers might be shocked when they see how, well, normal his family is.
For many in MTV's young skewing universe, "Run's House" may be the first time they'll be exposed to Run-DMC, a pioneering rap group out of Hollis, Queens, that in the early '80s became the first breakout, cross-genre rap stars.
www.nydailynews.com /news/gossip/story/354161p-301884c.html   (525 words)

  
 ESPN - Americans conflicted about Bonds' home run chase - MLB
More than half of baseball fans are rooting against Barry Bonds as he tries to break Hank Aaron's major league home run record of 755, according to an ESPN/ABC News poll.
Also, 78 percent of fls think Bonds should be recognized as the home run leader, compared to 53 percent of whites.
Younger white fans are 15 points more likely than older white fans to recognize Bonds as the home run leader as well as putting him in the Hall of Fame.
sports.espn.go.com /mlb/news/story?id=2861930   (757 words)

  
 Umpires botch another home run call - USATODAY.com
This time it didn't cost the team any runs as Chicago Cubs catcher Geovany Soto got an inside-the-park home run in the fourth inning Monday night against the Houston Astros.
Delgado's ball was originally ruled a home run but the call was reversed, turning it into a long foul ball.
It was the first inside-the-park home run for a catcher since Joe Mauer of the Twins hit one against the Angels on July 21 according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
www.usatoday.com /sports/baseball/2008-05-19-1459603912_x.htm   (245 words)

  
 Overstock Auctions Barry Bonds 700th Home Run Ball - $1 NR Certified Item 47042
This home run was Bonds' 700th, making him the first player in 31 years to meet the 700 mark.
If the ball sells for more than $200,000, I am donating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of home run ball number 700 will be donated to two charities: Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and the Edgewood Center for Children and Families in San Francisco, a counseling and treatment center for at-risk children.
The winning bidder for Barry Bonds 700th home run ball will submit their payment to an escrow account, Daniel Horowitz being its agent.
auctions.overstock.com /sm-auctions-barry-bonds-700th-home-run-ball-1-nr-certified--pg-PRODDET_pi-47042_ti-82088.html   (651 words)

  
 Prostate Cancer Foundation Home Run Challenge Recap 2004 - Prostate Cancer Foundation
During the Prostate Cancer Foundation's Home Run Challenge (HRC), which ends on Father's Day, fans nationwide contribute from $1 up to $10,000 for each home run hit during 60 selected games, all of which is used to fund prostate cancer research.  Major League Baseball players have already hit 56 HRC home runs this year.
OAKLAND, June 12, 2004 -- Ruben Mateo slammed two home runs for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Eric Byrnes smacked two for the Oakland Athletics as the A's won a 12-11 slugfest.  Byrnes home runs were his third and fourth career HRC blasts, while Mateo's were his first.
Unfortunately, for the Rockies, Yankees catcher John Flaherty smacked a 6th-inning grand slam home run that led the Yanks to a 10-4 victory over their National League opponent.  Helton's third inning blast was his 10th of the year and his eighth career HRC home run.
www.prostatecancerfoundation.org /site/c.itIWK2OSG/b.86835/k.F4CB/Prostate_Cancer_Foundation_Home_Run_Challenge_Recap_2004.htm   (558 words)

  
 snopes.com: Gaylord Perry First Home Run
The home run itself is easy to verify: Gaylord Perry, while playing for the San Francisco Giants, did indeed swat the first
(This was not the only home run he hit in the majors, though; he ended his career with a total of six round-trippers.) Although the exact time of Perry's first homer was not recorded, it came in the bottom of the third inning of a two-hour, twenty-minute game that began at
Pitchers may not remember every home run they give up, but they certainly remember every one they hit.
www.snopes.com /sports/baseball/perry.asp   (1262 words)

  
 Home-Run Software Services, DVD Duplication
Home Run has built it's success upon a simple yet serious commitment to being ON TIME, EVERY TIME, EXACTLY AS PROMISED in all that we do...
Home Run Software Services Inc. was founded in March 1992 as a diskette duplication company, specializing in high volume quick turns.
Home Run's services have further expanded in the last few years to include packaging and assembly, fulfillment, multimedia programming, design and even warehouse services.
www.home-run.com   (310 words)

  
 Home Run!! Morgan Ensberg Fan!
After spending the 2001 season at New Orleans (AAA), where he hit.310 with 23 home runs and 61 RBI in only 87 games.
Ensberg had a strong spring in 2002 and was named the Opening Day third baseman for the Astros.
Ensberg, who ended his career as a Trojan at U. with 40 home runs, which ranks third behind Mark McGwire and Geoff Jenkins, smashed his first major-league home run on April 20, 2002, against San Francisco.
www.angelfire.com /stars5/homerun   (183 words)

  
 Home Run Derby (2000-2007)
From 1985 through 1990, the Home Run Derby was structured as a two-inning event with each participant getting five outs per inning.
Since 1991, eight to ten players, were chosen to participate in a three round contest to determine the Home Run Derby Champion.
The home runs have been coming, but it's streaky for me. I know that if I continue to hit home runs the media is going to pick up on it, but that does not affect me. Hopefully, it won't hinder our ballclub."
www.baseball-almanac.com /asgbox/hrderby.shtml   (459 words)

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