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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Blow Out the Candles August 18

Pittsburgh Pirates legend Roberto Clemente was born in Carolina, Puerto Rico on this date in 1934.
 1969 Topps #50

Career highlights and awards
15× All-Star (1960, 1960², 1961, 1961², 1962,1962², 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1970,1971, 1972)
2× World Series champion (1960, 1971)
12× Gold Glove Award (1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972)
4× NL batting title (1961, 1964, 1965, 1967)
NL MVP (1966)
World Series MVP (1971)
Babe Ruth Award (1971)
Pittsburgh Pirates #21 retired

Hall of Fame pitcher Burleigh Grimes was born in Emerald Wisconsin in this date in 1893.
From The Baseball Hall of Fame:
"Pitching for seven different franchises, fiery spitballer Burleigh Grimes posted five 20-win seasons and won 270 games over his 19-year career. Grimes was just 26 years old when the spitball was banned in 1920, but he was one of 17 veteran hurlers exempted from the ban. He continued using the pitch effectively, helping his teams to four World Series appearances and winning two Series games in 1931 at age 38 for the victorious St. Louis Cardinals. When he retired in 1934, he was the last of the legal spitballers."
 Grimes and Babe Zaharius
Burleigh with Babe and Leo

Actor, director and more Robert Redford is celebrating his 76th birthday today.

Here are some pictures of Redford from some of my favorites of his films.  Can you name them?

Actor, comedian, writer, director and film producer Denis Leary is celebrating his 55th birthday today.

Besides liking his comedy I just like this guy.

1 comment:

  1. The last of the "Bob" Clemente cards! In 1970, Topps finally realized he went by "Roberto".


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