Hall of Fame catcher Roger Bresnahan was born in Toledo, Ohio on this date in 1879
Line-Up for Yesterday
B is for Bresnahan
Back of the plate;
The Cubs were his love,
and McGraw his hate.
— Ogden Nash, Sport magazine(January 1949)
"Out at Home" by Fletcher C. Ransom 1905
Bresnahan tagging out the runner while Christy Mathewson looks on.
Four time Super Bowl Champion Joe Montana is celebrating his 57th birthday today.
Joe at Notre Dame
Painter John Constable was born in Suffolk, East Anglia, England on this date in 1776.
"The sky is the source of light in Nature and it governs everything."
..How much real delight have I had with the study of landscape this summer! Either I am myself improved in the art of seeing nature, which Sir Joshua call painting, or nature has unveiled her beauties to me less fastidiously. Perhaps there is something of both, so we will divide the compliment."
Actor Gene Wilder is celebrating his 80th birthday today.