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Sunday, February 3, 2013

Blow Out the Candles February 3

Fred Lynn is celebrating his 61st birthday today.
1975 Topps #622
July 7, 1975
Fred was the AL Rookie of the Year in 1975
He as also the AL MVP, the first player to garner both awards in the same season.

After seven successful years in Boston Fred was traded to the California Angels.
July 27, 1982
Fred was an All-Star in his first three years with the Halos as well as ALCS MVP in 1982.

Lynn, Baylor, Jackson and Carew

March 15, 1985
Free agent after the '84 season Fred signed with the Baltimore Orioles.

Lynn spent his last 2+ seasons with the Tigers and Padres before retiring at the end of 1990.  Overall he was a 9x All-Star, ROY, 1 time MVP, and won 4 Gold Gloves.

Hall of Famer Fran Tarkenton is celebrating his 73rd birthday today.
1969 Topps #150

Career highlights and awards
9× Pro Bowl selection (1964, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1974, 1975, 1976)
2× First-team All-Pro selection (1973, 1975)
1× Second-team All-Pro selection (1970)
1975 NFL MVP
3× NFC Champion (1973, 1974, 1976)
1975 NFL Offensive Player of the Year
1975 UPI NFC Player of the Year
1975 Bert Bell Award
1964 Pro Bowl MVP
Minnesota Vikings #10 Retired, Ring of Honor
Minnesota Vikings 25th Anniversary Team
Minnesota Vikings 40th Anniversary Team
50 Greatest Vikings
Vikings Career Passing Yards Leader with 33,098
Vikings Career Passing Touchdowns Leader with 239

Another Hall of Fame QB, Bob Griese is celebrating his 68th birthday today.
1970 Topps #10
Career highlights and awards
6× Pro Bowl (1970, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1977,1978)
2× AFL All-Star (1967, 1968)
2× Super Bowl champion (VII, VIII)
Sammy Baugh Trophy (1966)
Jim Thorpe Trophy (1971)
Bert Bell Award (1977)
Miami Dolphins #12 retired
Miami Dolphins Honor Roll
College Football Hall of Fame (1984)
Pro Football Hall of Fame (1990)

Jan 22, 1973

Hall of Famer Lynn Patrick was born in Victoria British Columbia on this date in 1912.

Singer/songwriter Melanie Safka is celebrating her 66th birthday today.
Melanie in 2010

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