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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Blow Out the Candles February 13

One of the 1970's "Swingin' A's, Sal Bando, is celebrating his 69th birthday today.
 1971 Topps #285
Sal was a 4 time All-Star and 3 time World Series Champ.
June 14, 1967-- Bando played 47 games for the Kansas City Athletics in '67.  In 1968 the team moved to Oakland and Sal would play in all 162 games.
Sal in July of 1969 standing between Reggie and Blue Moon.
The Swingin' A's won World Series Championships in 1972, 73 and 74.
Sal is currently the CEO of the Middleton Doll Company.

Artist Grant Wood was born in Anamosa, Iowa on this date in 1891.
Self-portrait

"I realized that all the really good ideas I'd ever had came to me while I was milking a cow. So I went back to Iowa."



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