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Monday, April 29, 2013

Blow Out the Candles April 29

Hall of Fame shortstop Luis Aparicio is celebrating his 79th birthday today.
 1967 Topps #60

Career highlights and awards
13× All-Star selection (1958, 1959, 1959², 1960,1960², 1961², 1962, 1962², 1963, 1964, 1970, 1971,1972)
World Series champion (1966)
9× Gold Glove Award winner (1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1968, 1970)
1956 AL Rookie of the Year
Chicago White Sox #11 retired

 August 10, 1960 with double play partner Nellie Fox
1963
Luis with Orlando Cepeda 1973

Musician Edward "Duke" Ellington was born in Washington, DC on this date in 1899.
 2010 Topps American Heritage #86
Ellington received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1969.


Comedian Jerry Seinfeld is celebrating his 59th birthday today.
Jerry with "Seinfeld" co-creator Larry David
 Best sitcom ever?  It's up there.
"I don't want to be a pirate!"


Belgian jazz musician Toots Thielemans is celebrating his 91st birthday today.


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