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Monday, October 22, 2012

Blow Out the Candles October 22

First up, on this date Philadelphia A's and Boston Red Sox great Jimmie Foxx was born. 9 time All-Star, 2 time World Champ, and 3 time MVP Double X was elected to the HOF in 1951.
2005 UD Classics #23

Lineup for Yesterday

X is the first
Of two x's in Foxx
Who was right behind Ruth
With his powerful soxx.

— Ogden Nash, Sport magazine (January 1949)[1]

Harry "The Hat" Walker was born on this date in 1916. Harry hit .416 for the Cardinals in the1946 World Series and led the NL in batting with a .363 average for the Phillies in 1947.
1967 Topps #448

A bright spot of the White Sox in the early 1970's, knuckelballer Wilbur Wood turns 71 today.
1968 Topps #585
Wilbur appeared in a record 88 gmaes in 1968, 86 in relief, then went on to have a fine career as a starter. He won 20 games or more each year from 1971-74.

The man with too many suberb stats to list here, Ichiro turns 39 today.  Check him out.
2008 Sp Authentic #4

Actor Tony Roberts turns 73 today. He was in some of Woody Allen's best films, including the Oscar winning Annie Hall, in which he is pictured above with Woody and Diane Keaton.

Artist Robert Rauschenberg was born in Port Arthur, Texason this date in 1925.

 Famous for his illustrations of children's classic literature, artist N. C. Wyeth was born in Needham, Mass.on this date in 1882.

Lastly, Jerome Lester Horwitz, better known as Curly Howard, was born in Brooklyn, NY on this date in 1911.


  1. Is the Phillies in the Foxx intro a gag? He played like 5 games for the Phillies. He played a decade for the A's in Philadelphia.


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