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2009-03-20 13:02:42

Former Chicago Cubs manager Whitey Lockman has died from pulmonary illness at his home in Scottsdale, Ariz., Yahoo! Sports reported. He was 82. Lockman managed the Cubs from 1972-1974, after succeeding his former New York Giants manager, Leo Durocher. As a player, the line-drive hitter and speedy base runner had a .279 career batting average. He was an all-star in 1952, played on two World Series teams, and in 1958, was a member of the Giants when they moved from the Polo Grounds to San...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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