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Friday, March 8, 2013

Blow Out the Candles March 8

Pitcher Jim Bouton is celebrating his 74th birthday today.
1967 Topps #393

April 28, 1964
World Series, October 14, 1964
Bouton, Al Downing, and Whitey Ford
Jim with the Seattle Pilots

Jim is probably best know for his book, Ball Four which was published in 1970 and is still on bookstore shelves today.

Phillies and White Sox great Dick Allen is celebrating his 71st birthday today.
1975 Topps #400

Dick Allen was the 1964 NL Rookie of the Year, a 7 time All-Star and the 1972 AL MVP.  He also played in the first game I saw as a kid in 1969.





Singer/Songwriter, Carole Bayer Sager is celebrating her 66th birthday today.
Carole won an Oscar for the theme to the movie "Arthur", and a Grammy for "That's What Friends are For".
Carole in 1977
Carole was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1987.  Click the link to read more.

The Neil Simon musical "They're Playing Our Song" was based on the real life relationship between Sager and Marvin Hamlisch who co-wrote wrote the songs for the show.


David Klein and Lucy Arnaz both received Tony nominations

Carole is currently very active in the LA art scene.  Here's one of her own pieces:


2 comments:

  1. I keep telling myself that I need to re-read Ball Four... I've read it a couple of times, but I don't think I've read it in the last 20 years.

    I'm going to channel Gene Rayburn for a moment:

    Old Joe Shlabotnik is sooooooooooooooooo old...

    Crowd: HOW OLD IS HE????

    ...He's so old that he watched the Ball Four TV series when it was originally on!

    ...He's so old that his copy of Ball Four looks like the one in the image above! (Fifteenth edition, October, 1976)

    ...He's so old, that he makes Match Game references!

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    1. Old Hugo Z. Hackenbush is so old that he remembers Gene Rayburn well enough to give him a birthday post,
      http://canthavetoomanycards.blogspot.com/2012/12/blow-out-candles-december-22.html

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