Hall of Fame pitcher "Iron Man" Joe McGinnity was born in Henry County, Illinois on this date back in 1871.
In 1903 Joe started both games of a doubleheader three times and won all six games.
Joe Kelly and Joe McGinnity, 1929
World Series champion: 1905
National League pennant: 1900, 1904
National League ERA champion: 1904
National League wins champion: 1899, 1900, 1903, 1904, 1906
4-time league innings pitched leader (3 NL, 1 AL)
2-time league complete game leader (1 AL, 1 NL)
8 20-win seasons
2 30-win seasons
Joe McGinnity was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1946.
Legendary Boston Bruin, Bobby Orr is celebrating his 63rd birthday today.
1971-72 Topps #100
Bobby as a teen
May 4, 1970
December 21, 1970
Everyone's neighbor Fred Rogers was born in Latrobe, PA on this date in 1928.
Fred visiting another neighborhood
Actor and director Ted Bessell was born in Flushing, NY on this date in 1935.
Bessel is best known as Marlo Thomas's boyfriend, Donald Hollinger on the sitcom, That Girl.