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General News Archive - June 12, 2003

The Houston Astros patched together a bizarre performance, with a record six pitchers combining on the first no-hitter against the New York Yankees in 45 years. Closer Billy Wagner stepped on first base for the final out of Wednesday night's 8-0 win, and pumped his fist.

Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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