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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Blow Out the Candles February 2

Former player and manager Red Schoendienst is celebrating his 89th birthday today.
 1958 Topps #190
Red was a 10 time All-Star between 1946 and 1957and was on World Series Championship teams in St. Louis (1946) and Milwaukee (1957).
 1967 Topps #512
Red won a World Series title as a Cardinals coach in 1964 then went on to manage the team to a World Series win in 1967.  Again as a coach, under Whitey Herzog, he picked up another WS Chanpionship in 1982.

 Red with Marty Marion in 1947
June 6, 1960

Red was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1989.

NFL founder and Chicago Bears icon George Halas was born on this date in 1895.

George as a player
After winning the 1940 Championship 73-0 over the Redskins
Halas with Dick Butkus at Wrigley Field in 1965

Comedian Tom Smothers celebrates his 74th birthday today.

Singer/songwriter Graham Nash is celebrating his 69th birthday today.  (Man these birthdays are making this blogger feel old.)

Graham Nash is a member of The Hollies

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