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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Blow Out the Candles February 23

Hall of Fame wide receiver Fred Biletnikoff is celebrating his 70th birthday today.
1968 Topps #168

 December 16, 1973
January 1, 1978
Pre-season 1975

Fred is at 5:55

Yankees great Elston Howard was born in St. Louis, Missouri on this date in 1929.
 1968 Topps #167
Elston posing with his 1963 MVP trophy.
Whitey Ford and Eslton Howard
 May 24, 1959 sliding into home (the catcher is Gus Triandos)

7 time NL hit by pitch leader and 2 time All-Star Ron Hunt is celebrating his 72nd birthday today.
 1968 Topps #15
Ron retired as the career leader in being hit by pitches, 243 times (since surpassed by Don Baylor and Craig Biggio.)
Ron with a couple of New York favorites

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