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Friday, June 28, 2013

Blow Out the Candles June 28

Cubs fan favorite and Diamondbacks WS Champ and broadcaster Mark Grace is celebrating his 49th birthday today.
1988 Topps Traded #42T
Mark had the most hits of any player in the 1990's, 1754 -- also the most doubles 364.
Mark finished his career with 2,445 hits and a .303 average.
 Unfortunately, any player who has wanted to go to the World Series has had to leave the Cubs.
Mark presiding over "kangaroo court".

 Legendary Broncos QB John Elway is celebrating his 53rd birthday today.

Career highlights and awards
Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee (2004)
9× Pro Bowl selection (1986, 1987, 1989,1991, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998)
3× 2nd Team All-Pro selection (1987, 1993, 1996)
NFL 1990s All-Decade Team
1987 NFL MVP
2× Super Bowl champion (XXXII, XXXIII)
5× AFC Champion (1986, 1987, 1989, 1997, 1998)
2× UPI AFL-AFC Offensive Player of the Year(1987, 1993)
Denver Broncos Ring of Fame
Denver Broncos #7 retired

All around funny guy Mel Brooks is celebrating his 87th birthday today.
 Comedy legends Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks

Comedienne and actress Gilda Radner was born in Detroit, Michigan on this date in 1946.
Who didn't love Gilda?

Some of her characters:
 Candy Slice
 Emily Litella

 Judy Miller
 Lisa Loopner
Roseanne Roseannadanna
Baba Wawa

 Bill Murray
Dan Aykroyd
 John Belushi
 Alan Zweibel
Gene Wilder

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