Hall of Fame shortstop Dave Bancroft was born in Sioux City, Iowa on this date in 1891.
1991 Conlon Collection #17
When Bancroft took the field in his first game as a Giant, catcher Frank Snyder called him to a conference on the mound and offered to explain the team's signs. "Why, have they changed?" asked Bancroft. "If not, I know them already."
Dave's nickname was "Beauty" for his habit of yelling out the compliment whenever his pitcher threw a great pitch.
Artist Joan Miro was born in Barcelona, Spain on this date in 1893.
“For me an object is something living. This cigarette or this box of matches contains a secret life much more intense than that of certain human beings. ”
“I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music.”
"Miro's Chicago" or "The Sun, the Moon and One Star"
"Woman and Bird" 1982
Actor Clint Howard is celebrating his 54th birthday today.