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Trivia Corner

Why is the letter ‘K’ used to denote strikeouts?


Answer: In the 1860s, when a batter struck out, it was said that he had “struck.” Newspaperman Henry Chadwick created symbols for use with his new creation, the box score, giving each play a letter: Since S was already taken (sacrifice), Chadwick used the last letter of struck.

Citizen Online Archive, 2006-2009

This archive contains all the stories that appeared on the Tucson Citizen's website from mid-2006 to June 1, 2009.

In 2010, a power surge fried a server that contained all of videos linked to dozens of stories in this archive. Also, a server that contained all of the databases for dozens of stories was accidentally erased, so all of those links are broken as well. However, all of the text and photos that accompanied some stories have been preserved.

For all of the stories that were archived by the Tucson Citizen newspaper's library in a digital archive between 1993 and 2009, go to Morgue Part 2

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