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Friday, August 31, 2012

Blow Out the Candles August 31

One of baseball's all-time greats, Frank Robinson is celebrating his 77th birthday today.
 1970 Topps #463
1958 Topps #386
2005 UD Signature Decades

Career highlights and awards
14× All-Star (1956, 1957, 1959, 1959², 1961, 1961²,1962², 1965, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1974)
2× World Series champion (1966, 1970)
Gold Glove Award (1958)
NL MVP (1961)
AL MVP (1966)
NL Rookie of the Year (1956)
World Series MVP (1966)
Babe Ruth Award (1966)
MLB All-Star Game MVP (1976)
AL Manager of the Year (1989)
Cincinnati Reds #20 retired
Baltimore Orioles #20 retired

One of hockey's all-time greats, Jean Believeau is celebrating his 82nd birthday today.
 1969 Topps #10

Hockey awards and accomplishments
Played in 14 NHL All-Star Games
NHL First All-Star Team (6)
NHL Second All-Star Team (4)
Longest-serving captain in Canadiens history (tied with Saku Koivu)
Second all-time in Canadiens history in points, assists and games played, third in goals
Art Ross Memorial Trophy (1956)
Conn Smythe Trophy (1965)
Hart Memorial Trophy (MVP) (1956, 1964)
NHL Lifetime Achievement Award (2009)
In 1998, he was ranked number 7 on The Hockey News' list of the 100 Greatest Hockey Players.

 Jean has hoisted the Cup more times than anyone, 10 as a player and another 7 as an executive.

Singer/songwriter Van Morrison is celebrating his 68th birthday today.

Violinist and conductor Itzhak Perlman is celebrating his 67th birthday today.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Blow Out the Candles August 30

Red Sox great Ted Williams was born in San Diego, California on this date in 1918.
 1971 Topps #380

Hall of Fame right fielder, Kiki Cuyler was born in Harrisville, Michigan on this date in 1898.

Mets and Phillies relief pitcher Tug McGraw was born in Martinez, California on this date in 1944.
 1968 Topps #236

Hall of Fame center Robert Parish  is celebrating his 59th birthday today.
 1990-91 Hoops #45

Actor Bill Daily is celebrating his 85th birthday today.

Bill was a fixture on TV in the 1960's and 70's with supporting roles in two classic shows:

Major Roger Healey
Howard Borden
The Bob Newhart Show

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