Capone, Cleveland baseball share odd May 4 tie

Posted at 7:31 PM, May 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-04 19:36:02-04

Al Capone, Springsteen, Cleveland's first baseball league game, chickens and Lou Gehrig have an odd May 4 connection, or as sci-fiers would say, May the 4th be with you.

The burning question becomes:

Who was the Force with -- or not -- on May 4?

  • 1871: First baseball league game (Natl. Assoc. of Baseball Players) Fort Wayne beats Cleveland 2 to 0. 

     Force: The Force was with Cleveland because the Force loves Cleveland regardless


  • 1984: Bruce Springsteen released "Pink Cadillac," which went on to become the first and biggest hit single off "Born in the U.S.A.," according to OnThisDay

     Force: The Force was there, off the charts


  • 2005: Respect for Chickens Day. Unity Poultry Concerns launched a project to celebrate chickens and protest the harshness of their lives in farming operations.

     Force: the answer depends on whether you're a chicken laying an egg or lying in a battered nugget


  • 1932: Al Capone enters Atlanta Penitentiary
     Force: Darth has one answer, Skywalker another


  • 2010: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, of Seinfeld fame, gets the 2,407th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, but on the original star her name is misspelled.

     Force: The Force was there; eet doesent care about spelink


  • Audrey Hepburn's Birthday
     Force: Most definitely there
  • 1929: Lou Gehrig hits 3 consecutive home runs, (Yankees 11, Tigers 9)
     Force: Oh yeah, there
  • 1953: Ernest Hemingway wins the Pulitzer Prize for Literature for "The Old Man and the Sea."
     Force: Yep, the Force likes bull fighters
1965: Willie Mayes hits his 512th homerun and breaks Mel Ott's 511th record.
     Force: There to the 512th power