On this day in 1925 (June 1st), Lou Gehrig played the first game in his 2130 game consecutive game streak. Of course, that record streak was broken by Cal Ripken, Jr. in 1995.
While listening to "Cowboy" Jack Clement's Saturday show on XM radio, I learned Louis Armstrong once released a country LP. The record, released in 1970, was produced by Clement. A review of Louis "Country and Western" Armstrong is here and an article about the record by Charles Wolfe from the Oxford American is here.
Finally, "J.D." sent the link to this Sporscenter item detailing the travails of former NBA player Corie Blount. (Maybe I should give "J.D." his own regular column on Shedd's Spot.)