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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Blow Out the Candles Dec 9

Hall of Famer Joe Kelley was born on this date way back in 1871. Kelley was on six pennant winners between 1891 and 1900. He stole a career high 87 bases in 1896 playing for the National League's Baltimore Orioles.

1961-62 Topps #35

Bill "Red" Hay turns 74 today. Red was a member of the last Blackhawks team to win a Stanley Cup nearly 50 years ago, in 1961. He won the Calder Trophy in 1960. For the last decade Bill has been the Chairman of the Hockey Hall of Fame.

1973-74 Topps #164

4 time All Star Pit Martin was born on this date in 1943. Pit was part of some really good Blackhawks teams in the 60's and 70's. He died last year in a snowmobiling accident in Quebec. I think he looks like a hockey playing James Bond in the card pictured here.

January 7, 1967

Boston Bruins' defenseman Bobby Orr sets his sights on puck after his goalie Ed Johnston has just blocked a shot by Hawks' Pit Martin (7), during 2nd period of 1/7 game. Black Hawks won, 4-3.

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