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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Blow Out the Candles September 5

Cleveland great, second baseman Napolean Lajoie was born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island on this date in 1874.

1911 T201 Mecca Double Folders
I inherited the card above from my Dad along with a small group of other cigarette cards all of which I treasure. (The white mark by Nap's right leg must have been of the scanner.)

Nap had a lifetime batting average of .339 and 3252 hits. He was inducted into the HOF's second class in 1937.
From Line-up for Yesterday by Ogden Nash:

L is for Lajoie
Whom Clevelanders love,
Napolean himself,
With glue in his glove.

 Nap and Honus Wagner

Hall of Fame Pirates second baseman Bill Mazeroski is celebrating his 76th birthday today.

One of the greatest moments in World Series history:

Career highlights and awards
10× All-Star (1958, 1959, 1959², 1960, 1960², 1962,1962², 1963, 1964, 1967)
2× World Series champion (1960, 1971)
8× Gold Glove Award winner (1958, 1960, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967)
1960 Babe Ruth Award
Pittsburgh Pirates #9 retired

With Mom after the 1960 World Series 

Comedian and actor, Bob Newhart is celebrating his 84th birthday today.
I have these two LP's as well as a couple others 
The Bob Newhart Show
Giving an Emmy to Tina Fey
Me too, Bob!
Best Friends
The Newhart statue on Navy Pier in Chicago

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