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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Blow Out the Candles February 21

Detroit Tigers great Alan Trammell is celebrating his 55th birthday today.
1983 Topps #95

October 27, 1984

Peanut Butter and Jelly  -- Trammell and Whitaker

Career highlights
1984 World Series MVP
6-time All-Star (1980, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1990)
4-time Gold Glove (1980, 1981, 1983, 1984)
3-time Top 10 MVP (1984, 1987, 1988)
Collected both 200th hit of season and 1,500th career in same at bat (October 1, 1987)
Had a 21 game hit streak during the 1987 season.
Had a 20 game hit streak during the 1984 season.
Comeback Player of the Year (1983)
Sporting News AL Silver Slugger Team (1987, 1988, 1990)
Along with teammate Lou Whitaker holds AL record playing together (1,918 games). They also set the major league record by turning more double plays than any other shortstop-second baseman combination in the long history of professional baseball.
The Trammell–Whitaker duo twice won Gold Gloves together, joining a list of eight shortstop-second baseman duos have won the honor in the same season while playing together (1983, 1984).
In 1998, Trammell was also inducted by the San Diego Hall of Champions into the Breitbard Hall of Fame honoring San Diego's finest athletes both on and off the playing surface.

Actress and sometimes singer Jennifer Love Hewitt is celebrating her 34th birthday today.

Actor Kelsey Grammer is celebrating his 58th birthday today.

Kelsey was on Cheers from 1984 to 1993.

With Lilith (Bebe Neuwirth)

Kelsey's Cheers character Frasier Crane was spun off in 1993.  Frasier ran until 2004.

1 comment:

  1. Woo! Happy birthday, Tram! Also, JLH. And Sideshow Bob.


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