Week of April 28, 2002

Hall of Fame

To get to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, you can either get 3000 hits and pitch 10 no-hitters, or you can head to http://baseball
. The Baseball Hall of Fame Web site offers history and trivia about the game. Read bios on any of the 254 Hall of Famers, including Ozzie Smith, the newest inductee. The Collections and Exhibits feature famous baseball achievements and events. Games and Activities will test your baseball knowledge with trivia quizzes. This site will score a home run with any baseball fan.

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Who hit the "Shot Heard 'Round the World" in 1951?

Babe Ruth
Bobby Thomson
Jackie Robinson


What's the one thing a professional sports team can't do without?

indoor arenas
locker rooms


What was DiMaggio's salary during his rookie season with the Yankees?




Not Just for Sports Fans

Grab your mitt and cap, log in at www.bos.frb.org/ peanuts/leadpgs/intro.htm and play ball! Check out Peanuts and Crackerjacks, the Economics of Pro Team Sports. You can prepare yourself to step up to the plate by reading the Sports Page Answer Guide. When it's time for the big game, you'll face nine randomly selected questions about the financial aspects of baseball. The difficulty of each question dictates the number of bases you earn. Sports fan or not, this site will help you understand daily life.

A Legend Living Online

Baseball great Joe DiMaggio lives on at www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/
. This companion site of the movie "Joe DiMaggio: The Hero's Life" shows what one man did for baseball. Participate in the Online Poll to decide if DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak is the most impressive record of modern-baseball history. Step up to the plate in an online game to see if you can Beat the Streak. An interactive map lets you trace DiMaggio's baseball feats across the U.S. Joltin' Joe hasn't left and gone away.

What's the key to winning baseball games, pitching or hitting?


Speak Out Here!

Dear Amy: How does the computer save things? -- Kimberly, Goose Creek, S.C.

Dear Kimberly: The three main components for storing information on a computer are the hard drive, ROM and RAM. The hard drive is the computer's main storage con-tainer. According to www.brainpop.com/tech/computeranddigital/computer/index.weml, it has several hard, magnetic disks that store information in the form of bits. Computers also contain ROM and RAM. ROM, or Read-Only Memory, stores permenant information. It's similar to your long-term memory. RAM, or Random Access Memory, stores temporary information, which is similar to your short-term memory. (This site is no longer available.)

Dear Amy: How many licks does it take to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop? - Dan, East Haven, Conn.

Dear Dan: According to a study using a licking machine at Purdue University, the answer to this question, which has plagued youngsters for more than 30 years, is 364. However, other studies, accounted for at www.tootsie.com/memoriesLicksMachine.html, report licking tallies ranging from 144 to 411. Thus, the answer to one of life's greatest questions is still a mystery. (This site is no longer available.)

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