50 in 50: A collection of short stories, one for each of fifty years is a 2001 collection of short stories, so named since it includes fifty short stories written by Harry Harrison over fifty years.
The contents are divided into:
The closing section comprises eleven stories. These are the stories that defy easy categorization.
|50 in 50: A collection of short stories, one for each of fifty years.|
|Cover artist||Vincent Di Fate|
|Published||2001 (Tor Books)|
|LC Class||PS3558.A667 A6|
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The NHL defines "50 goals in 50 games" to mean that a player scores 50 goals in the team's first 50 games of the season, not the player's first 50 (which could differ for health or disciplinary reasons). This feat has been achieved eight times by five different players.Brian McRae
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McRae was a switch hitter and threw right-handed. His batting average was 38 points higher from the right side with a slugging average 24 points higher but his on-base percentage was only seven points higher. McRae was a leadoff batter far more often (47%) than any other position in the lineup (second most was 22% batting second). He had a good history of injury avoidance, playing 150 or more games in five different seasons. The only seasons he did not play at least 130 games were his rookie season and the strike-shortened 1994 season when he finished second in the National League in games played. McRae never played in the playoffs, enduring a few near misses.Broadway Boogie Woogie
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Wayne Gretzky scored his 50th goal in his 39th game in 1981–82, the fastest any player has done so. He also shares the record for most 50-goal seasons with Mike Bossy, each having reached the milestone nine times in their careers. A record fourteen players exceeded 50 goals in 1992–93, after which offence declined across the league, and with it the number of players to reach the total. For the first time in 29 years, no player scored 50 goals in 1998–99. Ninety-one unique players have scored 50 goals in any one NHL season, doing so a combined 186 times.Maurice Richard
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Xavier has been listed among the top-20 most valuable college basketball programs in the US.