Pirate and Cardinal great, Dick Groat turns 79 today. Dick was a five time All-Star and won the NL MVP in 1960, hitting .325 for the World Champion Pirates.
Groat's .325 batting average was tops in the NL in 1960.
Groat was a standout basketball and baseball player at Duke. He was the first man to be elected to both the baseball and basketball collegiate Hall of Fames.
Actor/comedian Art Carney was born in Mount Vernon, NY on this date in 1918.
Art will, of course, always be remembered as the good hearted Ed Norton on The Honeymooners.