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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Blow Out the Candles October 21

Yankees great Whitey Ford is celebrating his 84th birthday today.
 1967 Topps #5

Career statistics
Win–loss record 236–106
Earned run average 2.75
Strikeouts 1,956
Career highlights and awards
10× All-Star (1954, 1955, 1956, 1958, 1959, 1960,1960², 1961, 1961², 1964)
6× World Series champion (1950, 1953, 1956,1958, 1961, 1962)
Cy Young Award (1961)
World Series MVP (1961)
Babe Ruth Award (1961)
New York Yankees #16 retired




Musician Manfred Mann is celebrating his 72nd birthday today.

Conductor Sir Georg Solti was born in Budapest, Hungary on this date in 1912.
Solti was nominated for 74 Grammy Awards and won a "record" 31 of them.  Quincy Jones and Alison Krauss are tied for second with 27 each.



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