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curt eichmann

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joined in october 2019

baseball
baseball history

when did organ music become associated with baseball ?

while organ music had appeared at hockey rinks in the 1930s, it first bellowed through a baseball stadium on april 26, 1941 . organist ray nelson played “ classic and soulful compositions ” before the cubs took on the cardinals at wrigley field. he had to stop before the game started, however, because he was playing copyrighted songs that could’ve been picked up by radio broadcasts.

the baseball-stadium organ caught on quickly, however; the following season, the brooklyn dodgers hired a permanent organist, and their popularity increased through the mid-20th century. nowadays, they’re commonplace.

oddly enough, the cubs removed nelson’s organ from the grandstand during a road trip shortly after it first appeared—the copyright liability was just too much for them—and organ music wouldn’t return to wrigley until 1967.

rounding and estimating numbers
math and arithmetic

what is 10982 rounded to the nearest hundred ?

10001/999900

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what is 25-5 ?

20

math and arithmetic

what is 10 - 1.75 ?

10

- 1.75

---- 8.25

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what is 100000 divided by 12 ?

according to my calculator: 8,333.33333333333333333333333333333...etc.

that is equal to to 8,333 and one third.

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