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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Blow Out the Candles December 4

Hall of Famer Jesse Burkett was born in Wheeling, West Virginia on this date in 1868.
UNITED STATES - CIRCA 1903: Half-length portrait of Jesse (The Crab) Burkett, outfielder, St. Louis standing in the foul area near the grandstand concourse at South Side Park which was located at West 37th Street, South Princeton Avenue, West Pershing Road (formerly West 39th Street), and South Wentworth Avenue in the Armour Square community area of Chicago, Illinois, 1903. Spectators in the bleachers are visible above and behind him. in Chicago, Illinois. From the Chicago Daily News collection. (Photo by Chicago History Museum/Getty Images)UNITED STATES - CIRCA 1905: Full-length portrait of Jesse Burkett, outfielder for the American League Boston Red Sox, batting, waiting for a pitch, Chicago, 1905. The catcher and umpire are in position at home plate at South Side Park in the Armour Square community area of Chicago, Illinois. Spectators in the bleachers are visible in the background. From the Chicago Daily News collection. (Photo by Chicago History Museum/Getty Images

Detroit Red Wings legend Alex Delvecchio is celebrating his 78th birthday today. The 13 time All-Star and 3 time Stanley Cup winner entered the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1977.

1968-69 Topps #28

Achievements
Holds NHL records for seasons played in a career spent with only one team; third all-time in games played in a Red Wings uniform (Nicklas Lidstrom and Gordie Howe).
Retired as the overall leader and held record for 32 years for games played in a career spent with only one team (from 1980 until 2012), since passed by Lidstrom, still a record for forwards.
Won three Stanley Cups with Detroit, in 1952, 1954 and 1955.
Named a Second Team All-Star in 1953 (at centre) and 1959 (at left wing).
Played in the All-Star Game 13 times (in 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965 and 1967), a total surpassed by only five players.
Served as team captain for twelve years, a mark surpassed only in Wings' history by Steve Yzerman.
Remains 8th all-time in NHL history in games played and 27th in points scored.
Second in Red Wings history in games played; third in points, goals and assists
In 1998, he was ranked number 82 on The Hockey News' list of the 100 Greatest Hockey Players.
Detroit Red Wings #10 retired on November 10, 1991
On October 16, 2008, The Red Wings unveiled a commemorative statue commissioned by artist Omri R. Amrany.




Academy Award winning actress Marisa Tomei is celebrating her 47th birthday today.


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