First up, on this date the Phillies and Red Sox great Jimmie Foxx was born. 9 time All-Star, 2 time World Champ, and 3 time MVP Double X was elected to the HOF in 1951.
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X is the first
Of two x's in Foxx
Who was right behind Ruth
With his powerful soxx.
— Ogden Nash, Sport magazine (January 1949)
Harry "The Hat" Walker was born on this date in 1916. Harry hit .416 for the Cardinals in the1946 World Series and led the NL in batting with a .363 average for the Phillies in 1947.1967 Topps #448
A bright spot of the White Sox in the early 1970's, knuckelballer Wilbur Wood turns 70 today.
1968 Topps #585Tony Roberts turns 72 today. He was in some of Woody Allen's best films, including the Oscar winning Annie Hall, in which he is pictured above with Woody and Diane Keaton.
Wilbur appeared in a record 88 gmaes in 1968, 86 in relief, then went on to have a fine career as a starter. He won 20 games or more each year from 1971-74.
Artist Robert Rauschenberg was born in Port Arthur, Texason this date in 1925.
Famous for his illustrations of children's classic literature, artist N. C. Wyeth was born in Needham, Mass.on this date in 1882.
Lastly, Jerome Lester Horwitz, better known as Curly Howard, was born in Brooklyn, NY on this date in 1911.