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World Series pitcher Jerry Stephenson has died. He joined the Red Sox right out of high school in 1961 and made his debut at 19. In his game 4 Series appearance, the right hander allowed two runs and three hits in two innings.

Ralph Arnold "Sonny" Oliphant,
a professional rodeo cowboy who was a top steer wrestler in the 1950s and 1960s turned down a college scholarship to fulfill Navy service during World War II.

He began his rodeo career in the late 1940s and finished in the top-15 steer wrestlers eight times. He twice qualified for the National finals in the sport in 1960 and again in 1965---at age 40.

In Houston, Texas, Percy "Frenchy" Creuzot Jr., was near royalty: a fried chicken entrepreneur whose restaurants emitted such a delicious aroma it made the mouth water and the wallet empty.

"Lots of people from out of town tell me that Frenchy's has to be the first place they visit when they come to Houston," his son said. "And it's the last place they visit before they leave. One guy told me that he had taken a bag of Frenchy's aboard an airplane. Of course the odor was permeating the whole plane. The guy sitting next to him said, 'I don't know what's in that bag, but I've got to get me some."

"Frenchy" was fond of coyly explaining his secret recipe, too: "You take a little of this, a little of that and plenty of the other."

By T. Rees Shapiro  |  June 9, 2010; 8:27 AM ET
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Well done, what a marvelous write up...little of this and little of that and empty your expensive vocabulary

Posted by: moonoverva | June 9, 2010 1:59 PM | Report abuse

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