On this day in 1891, Philadelphia coach James Naismith invented the game of basketball by giving students a soccer ball and nailing peach baskets to each end of the school gym.

- And to this day, basketball players have been nailing anything they can get their hands on.   


Have a great day… and don’t forget that you can reserve your copy (or copies!) of my latest (and final!) CD - “The Best of Dick Purtan & Purtan’s People - Vol. 10” right now and get it in plenty of time for Christmas and the holidays! The CD contains 40 of my favorite character bits from my last few years on the air, and proceeds benefit two great Michigan Military charities!  It’s just $19.99 and - unlike a holiday sweater - it’s “one size fits all”! Just click on any one of the blue CD ads on this website to get in on the fun and help our men and women in uniform, both past and present!