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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Blow Out the Candles May 9

First ballot Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn is celebrating his 53rd birthday today.
1983 Topps #482

Career highlights and awards
15× All-Star (1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990,1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998,1999)
5×  Gold Glove Award winner (1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991)
7× Silver Slugger Award winner (1984, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1994, 1995, 1997)
8× NL batting title (1984, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997)
1999 Roberto Clemente Award
1998 Lou Gehrig Memorial Award
1995 Branch Rickey Award
San Diego Padres #19 retired

Two of the greatest hitters who ever lived. 
Gwynn and Son
If you wanted to make a Mount Rushmore of modern day baseball you could do worse than starting with these two guys.

Hall of Fame center Steve Yzerman is celebrating his 48th birthday today.
 Yzerman spent his entire career with the Wings, leading the team to three Stanley Cup Championships.
Steve was the Wings captain for a record 19 seasons.
Yzerman was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2009.

Singer/songwriter Billy Joel is celebrating his 64th birthday today.







2 comments:

  1. Love the clip of Tony Gwynn & Bip Roberts! You may already do this, but you should feature Bip's birthday when it comes around October 27.

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    1. I don't believe I have but seeing as Bip is such a cult figure in these parts I think you're right. If you think of it, slip me a reminder come Fall.

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