June 8, 1989

On June 8, 1989, the National League baseball team, the Pittsburgh Pirates scored 10 runs in the 1st inning against opponent Philadelphia, which prompted confident Pirate broadcaster, and ex-baseball player, Jim Rooker to declare on the air, that if the Pirates lost this game, he’d walk from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia. The Pirates lost 15 to 11. Rooker made good on his boast at seasons end and started his 300 mile charity walk on October 5 and finished it on October 17 averaging 23 miles a day. God was so surprised that Jim Rooker actually finishing that walk, that he caused an earthquake to happen in Northern California to postpone the baseball World Series.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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