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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Blow Out the Candles November 21

HOFer Freddie Lindstrom was born on this date in 1905. The Chicago native was and still is the youngest, at 18, to play in a World Series (1924).
2006 SP Legendary Cuts #63

Stan "the Man" Musial is celebrating his 92nd birthday today. Stats Here.
1948 Bowman #36
Career highlights and awards
24× All-Star (1943, 1944, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949,1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957,1958, 1959, 1959², 1960, 1960², 1961, 1961²,1962, 1962², 1963)
3× World Series champion (1942, 1944, 1946)
3× NL MVP (1943, 1946, 1948)
7× NL batting champion (1943, 1946, 1948, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1957)
1957 Lou Gehrig Memorial Award
St. Louis Cardinals #6 retired
Major League Baseball All-Century Team
“What made me sign with the Cardinals? Because they used salesmanship, the personal touch. Where others wrote, they talked. Where others waited, they acted. That early bird that got the worm must have been a Redbird.”
"He could have hit .300 with a fountain pen." - Joe Garagiola
"I love to play this game of baseball - I love putting on this uniform."
September 5, 1949

The great Sid Luckman was born in Brooklyn on this date in 1916. The last great Chicago Bears quarterback, he led the team to four NFL Championships in the 1940's. He was elected to the HOF in 1965.
October 24, 1938

Surrealist artist Rene Magritte was born in Lessines, Belgium on this date in 1898.
The following two works are at the Art Institute of Chicago.  I took the photos.

The Tune and Also the Words 1964
Time Transfixed 1938
A few others from the web:

Marlo ThomasThat Girl, is celebrating her 75th birthday today.

Musician, Dr. John (Malcolm John Rebbenack, Jr.) is celebrating his 72nd birthday today.


  1. How would you like to be Ken Griffey, Jr. and be the second best left-handed hitter born in Donora, PA on November 21st? Rough.

    Oh, and it is my mom's birthday. Happy Birthday, mom!


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