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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Blow Out the Candles March 14

Twins great and Hall of Famer Kirby Puckett was born in Chicago, Illinois on this date in 1961.
 2003 Topps All-Time Fan Favorites
These are Kirby's complete career stats
"I could see how much he loved playing the game of baseball. His enthusiasm rubbed off on all his teammates including me. It was fun being his teammate."
Bert Blyleven


Hall of Fame center Wes Unseld celebrates his 67th birthday today.
1972-73 Topps #21
1969-70 Topps #56


Career highlights:
NBA Champion (1978)
NBA MVP (1969)
NBA Finals MVP (1978)
5× NBA All-Star (1969, 1971–1973, 1975)
All-NBA First Team (1969)
NBA Rookie of the Year (1969)
NBA All-Rookie First Team (1969)
J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award (1975)
2× Consensus NCAA All-American First Team(1967–1968)
NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team#41 Retired by the Washington Bullets



Physicist Albert Einstein was born in Ulm, Germany on this date in 1879.  When you think of genius he's probably the first person that comes to mind.
2004 UD History of the United States #I18
"What is there to celebrate? Birthdays are automatic things. Anyway, birthdays are for children."
"The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science."
"It is every man's obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it."
"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe."
"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one."





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