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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Blow Out the Candles November 25

The Yankee Clipper, Joe Dimaggio was born in Martinez, California on this date in 1914.

Career highlights and awards
13× All-Star (1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941,1942, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951)
9× World Series champion (1936, 1937, 1938,1939, 1941, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1951)
3× AL MVP (1939, 1941, 1947)
MLB record 56-game hitting streak
New York Yankees #5 retired
Major League Baseball All-Century Team

 Joe in Japan
Joe and Mickey (not exactly buddies)

"Where have you gone Joe Dimaggio, a nation turns it's lonely eyes to you, woo woo woo. What's that you say Mrs. Robinson, Joltin'Joe has left and gone away, hey hey hey...hey, hey, hey."

The ubiquitous Ben Stein is celebrating his 68th birthday today. I like his humor better than his politics.

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