SPORTS FANSBET YOU DIDN'T KNOWEver hear about the time a big leaguebatter blasted a home run into anotherstate? It actually happened, on August10,2004, when 6'6, 285-poundAdam Dunn crushed a pitch for theReds at Great American Ballpark inCincinnati, Ohio. The ball clearedthe fence, bounced off Mehring Waybehind the stadium and flew another200 feet onto a piece of driftwoodin the Ohio River. The driftwood'skcation on the river was actuallyconsidered part of Kentucky. Dunncracked 462 homers in a 14-yearcareer, average 33 per seasonAny idea when the National Anthemwas firstevent? It happened during WorldWar I, in Game I of the World Seriesbetween the Red Sox and Cubs.During the seventh inning stretch,the band broke into a rendition of theStar-Spangled Banner," and mostof the fans started singing alongspontaneously. Given that suddenburst of patriotism, Red Sox ownerHarry Frazee ordered that it be playedbefore every game in Boston. It grewfrom there, and by the 1960s it wasbefore a sportthroughout sports in theedStales.   Eaming a black belt means youhave the highest degree of skill inthe martial arts. But there are evendegrees of black belt. So what wouldyou guess was the age of the oldestever to earn a sixth-degreebelt in tackwondo? The answer,astonishingly, is 94, accomplished inthe summer of 2016 by Dr. HarlanVan Over, a retired professor fromEvansville, Ind., who had to precisclyperform 96 moves to pass his testsuccessfully. *  *JOHN WATSONCHEVROLET3535 Wall Avenue801-394-2611

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SPORTS FANS BET YOU DIDN'T KNOW Ever hear about the time a big league batter blasted a home run into another state? It actually happened, on August 10,2004, when 6'6, 285-pound Adam Dunn crushed a pitch for the Reds at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati, Ohio. The ball cleared the fence, bounced off Mehring Way behind the stadium and flew another 200 feet onto a piece of driftwood in the Ohio River. The driftwood's kcation on the river was actually considered part of Kentucky. Dunn cracked 462 homers in a 14-year career, average 33 per season Any idea when the National Anthem was first event? It happened during World War I, in Game I of the World Series between the Red Sox and Cubs. During the seventh inning stretch, the band broke into a rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner," and most of the fans started singing along spontaneously. Given that sudden burst of patriotism, Red Sox owner Harry Frazee ordered that it be played before every game in Boston. It grew from there, and by the 1960s it was before a sport throughout sports in the edStales. Eaming a black belt means you have the highest degree of skill in the martial arts. But there are even degrees of black belt. So what would you guess was the age of the oldest ever to earn a sixth-degree belt in tackwondo? The answer, astonishingly, is 94, accomplished in the summer of 2016 by Dr. Harlan Van Over, a retired professor from Evansville, Ind., who had to preciscly perform 96 moves to pass his test successfully. * * JOHN WATSON CHEVROLET 3535 Wall Avenue 801-394-2611