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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Blow Out the Candles Dec 13

The first African-American to play in the American League, Larry Doby, was born in Camden, South Carolina on this date in 1923. Doby was a 7 time All-Star with the Cleveland Indians and hit .318 in the 1948 World Series, which the Indians won in 6 games vs. the Boston Braves.

1973 Topps #180

Happy 67th birthday to Cubs great Ferguson Jenkins. Fergie is definitely #1 on my list when I think of great Cubs pitchers. Jenkins, who finished his career with 284 wins was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1991. His #31 jersey was retired by the Cubs last summer along with fellow #31 Greg Maddux.

1994 Parkhurst Tall Boys #27

Former Blackhawk Doug Mohns turns 76 today. The pride of Capreol, Ontario, Doug was a seven time All-Star in his 22 year NHL career.

In Chicago, Mohns was part of the Scooter line along with Hawks greats Stan Mikita and Ken Wharram.

Actress Kathy Garver turns 64 today. Kathy played older sister, Sissy, on the 1960's sitcom, Family Affair with Brian Keith and Sebastian Cabot.

Kathy in 2008


  1. Great birthday. Doby and Jenkins---awesome.

  2. What CCC said... I love your blowout the candles post. This was a good day... Nice photos of Doby, too. He will always be a fav of mine


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