Let’s Go…Batter Up

This will be a departure from your regularly scheduled blog post. Tonight, the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate a career that has spanned 67 years. When we seek employment, few of us are considering our “end date,” but Scully departs a week from now as still the gold standard. Just a few lists to put things in perspective:

Teams that formed since 1950:

  • Washington Senators (Texas Rangers)
  • Los Angeles/California/Anaheim/Los Angeles…of Anaheim Angels
  • New York Mets
  • Houston Colt .45s (Astros)
  • Kansas City Royals
  • Seattle Pilots (Milwaukee Brewers)
  • San Diego Padres
  • Montreal Expos (Washington Nationals)
  • Seattle Mariners
  • Toronto Blue Jays
  • Colorado Rockies
  • Florida/Miami Marlins
  • Arizona Diamondbacks
  • Tampa Bay (Devil) Rays

Teams that moved since 1950:

  • Boston Braves to Milwaukee to Atlanta
  • Brooklyn Dodgers to Los Angeles
  • New York Giants to San Francisco
  • Philadelphia Athletics to Kansas City to Oakland
  • St Louis Browns to Baltimore (Orioles)
  • Washington Senators to Minnesota (Twins)

U.S. Presidents

  • Harry S. Truman (1945-53)
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower (1953-1961)
  • John F Kennedy (1961-1963)
  • Lyndon B Johnson (1963-1969)
  • Richard M. Nixon (1969-1974)
  • Gerald Ford (1974-1977)
  • Jimmy Carter (1977-1981)
  • Ronald Reagan (1981-1989)
  • George Bush (1989-1993)
  • Bill Clinton (1993-2001)
  • George W. Bush (2001-2009)
  • Barack Obama (2009-2017)

Nations formed or gained independence since 1950

  • Africa
    • Libya
    • Morocco
    • Sudan
    • Tunisia
    • Ghana
    • Togo
    • Guinea
    • Madagascar
    • Mali
    • Cote d’Ivoire
    • Niger
    • Burkina Faso
    • Cameroon
    • Togo
    • R. Congo
    • Somalia
    • Benin
    • Central African Republic
    • Chad
    • Senegal
    • Nigeria
    • Mauritania
    • Sierra Leone
    • Tanzania
    • Uganda
    • Burundi
    • Rwanda
    • Algeria
    • Kenya
    • Malawi
    • Zambia
    • Gambia
    • Zimbabwe
    • Botswana
    • Lesotho
    • Mauritius
    • Swaziland
    • Equatorial Guinea
    • Guinea-Bissau
    • Mozambique
    • Sao Tome and Principe
    • Angola
    • Seychelles
    • Djibouti
    • Namibia
    • Eritrea
    • South Sudan
  • Americas
    • Lucia
    • Kitts and Nevis
    • St Vincent and the Grenadines
    • Suriname
    • Trinidad & Tobago
    • Jamaica
    • Belize
    • Bahamas
    • Guyana
    • Barbados
    • Dominica
    • Grenada
    • Bahamas
    • Antigua & Barbudas
  • Asia
    • Cambodia
    • Laos
    • Malaysia
    • Singapore
    • Syria
    • Malaysia
    • Maldives
    • Bangladesh
    • Bahrain
    • Qatar
    • United Arab Emirates
    • Timor-Leste
    • Brunei
    • Yemen
    • Dissolution of the Soviet Union
  • Europe
    • Dissolution of Soviet Union
    • Dissolution of Czechoslovakia
    • Dissolution of Yugoslavia
    • Germany Unified
    • Austria
    • Malta
  • Oceana
    • Samoa
    • New Zealand
    • Nauru
    • Tonga
    • Fiji
    • Papua New Guinea
    • Soloman Islands
    • Tuvalu
    • Kiribati
    • Marshall Islands
    • Federated States of Micronesia
    • Palau

 

 

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