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Friday, December 4, 2009

Blow Out the Candles Dec 4

Hall of Famer Jesse Burkett was born in Wheeling, West Virginia on this date in 1868.

UNITED STATES - CIRCA 1903: Half-length portrait of Jesse (The Crab) Burkett, outfielder, St. Louis standing in the foul area near the grandstand concourse at South Side Park which was located at West 37th Street, South Princeton Avenue, West Pershing Road (formerly West 39th Street), and South Wentworth Avenue in the Armour Square community area of Chicago, Illinois, 1903. Spectators in the bleachers are visible above and behind him. in Chicago, Illinois. From the Chicago Daily News collection. (Photo by Chicago History Museum/Getty Images)

UNITED STATES - CIRCA 1905: Full-length portrait of Jesse Burkett, outfielder for the American League Boston Red Sox, batting, waiting for a pitch, Chicago, 1905. The catcher and umpire are in position at home plate at South Side Park in the Armour Square community area of Chicago, Illinois. Spectators in the bleachers are visible in the background. From the Chicago Daily News collection. (Photo by Chicago History Museum/Getty Images

1968-69 Topps #28

Detroit Red Wings legend Alex Delvecchio turns 77 today. The 13 time All-Star and 3 time Stanley Cup winner entered the Hocley Hall of Fame in 1977.




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