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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.







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