Here’s a review of this week’s questions:
- The 1982 World Series garnered the nickname “the Suds Series,” since the St. Louis Cardinals, from the city where Budweiser beer is produced, took on the team from what city that is also famous for brewing beer?
- “White Lotus” actor Steve Zahn, a native of Minnesota, has lived for the past 17 years in what Southern city, famous for raising, training, and racing horses?
- What is the name of the Midwestern city that is the burial place of the 38th President of the United States, Gerald R. Ford, as well as the location of a museum and presidential library that bears his name?
And here are the answers:
- The 1982 World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Milwaukee Brewers went seven games and concluded with the Cards beating the Brewers in St. Louis. Younger fans of today’s Milwaukee Brewers may not be aware that their team used to belong to the American League, and when the 1982 squad defeated the California Angels in the 1982 ALCS, they made their way to the World Series for the first time since they had changed their name from the Milwaukee Braves to the Milwaukee Brewers in 1970. The Budweiser flowed in St. Louis during the first game at Busch Stadium. When the series moved to County Stadium in Milwaukee for games 3,4 and 5, it was Miller time in Brew City!
- Steve Zahn is not the most famous person currently living in Lexington, KY. According to Kentuckians, that honor going to University of Kentucky (located in Lexington) basketball coach John Calipari. Elsewhere in the country, however, more folks may recognize the actor, who also appeared in the movies, “That Thing You Do!” “Saving Silverman,” and “Out of Sight.” In 1994, Zahn married Robyn Peterman and soon relocated the family to Lexington, where Robyn’s family, founders of the J. Peterman catalog dynasty, are located.
- Although he was born in Omaha NE in 1913, President Ford always called Grand Rapids, Michigan his home. He studied and played football at the University of Michigan and wound-up practicing law in Grand Rapids, where he eventually made his way into politics in 1948. Ford was Richard Nixon’s Vice President from 1973 to 1974 and then became President when Nixon resigned. After losing the Presidential election to Jimmy Carter in 1976, Ford and his wife Betty returned to Michigan, where he passed away in 2006 at age 93. The museum and library that bear his name opened in 1981.
Thanks for playing!