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Saturday, December 19, 2009

Blow Out the Candles Dec 19


1972 Topps #600

Tigers great and Hall of Famer Al Kaline celebrates his 75th birtday today. As solid as they come, Al was a 15 time All-Star, 10 time Gold Glove winner, World Series Champ (1968), had a lifetime batting average of .297 with 3007 hits and 399 home runs. Beloved in Detroit, Kaline spent over a quarter century in the Tigers broadcast booth following his playing career.









Former National League President and Commissioner of Baseball Ford C. Frick was born in Wawaka, Indiana on this date in 1894. He was honored in 1970 with induction into the HOF.




1990-91 Fleer #12

Hall of Famer Kevin McHale turns 52 today. Before the great Bull's teams with Jordan, McHale's Celtic's were my favorite basketball team to watch. I don't think I've ever seen a team that was better at passing the ball.



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