BREAKING NEWS

BREAKING NEWS

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Dr. Mykle A. Jacobs, son of Twin City graduates Mykle C. and Candy (Simone) Jacobs, played in a baseball game that will make the Guiness Book of World Records.

Two St. Louis baseball teams held a fund-raiser for the tornado victims of Joplin, Missouri. They wanted to break the record for the longest game and did just that by playing 62 hours – 12 more than the past mark.

Dr. Jacobs, an oral surgeon in the St. Louis area, helped the winning team (250-196 final score) with a .471 batting average in 48 at-bats.

“He attributed it to the pitchers possibly getting a bit tired,” reported Candy’s mother Norma.

The baseball marathon lasted from Friday morning to Sunday night, and raised $80,000.

By the way, Dr. Jacobs was quite a basketball and baseball player at downstate Bloomfield Hills Lahser High School …

Our City Park tennis circuit normally prohibits Notre Dame grads and limits the number of left-handed players to one, but Ron from Maryland was a welcome addition to the gang this week.

He was a sailing champion for the Fighting Irish in the 1950s …

From Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum, on hockey: “It’s such a true sport. You can’t do anything but play hard the whole game. It’s OK to be physical. It’s OK to fight.” …

Craig Swanson, part of the Iron Mountain News editorial gang when I started some 35 years ago, holds a book signing today at Book World.

Swanson, a Mountaineer athlete who graduated in 1971, signs his non-fiction book “Something in the Air: Rock Music and Cultural Upheaval in mid-60s America” from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. …

Welcome, Buttercup.

A bulldog mix from the Almost Home Animal Shelter has joined the Scuttles and spaniel-of-some-sort Lynn Rachel in East Kingsford.

Buttercup’s already picking up some of my habits. I turned on the baseball game Sunday and grabbed a sandwich with my customary Grain Belt. She managed to crawl on the couch, too, and didn’t budge until the game ended …