Shortstop and 1970 World Series Champion Mark Belanger was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts on this date in 1944.
Despite a career batting average of just .228, Mark Belanger was a key member of the successful Orioles teams of the 60's and 70's playing there for 17 of his 18 seasons. One of the best fielding shortstops of his era he won 8 Gold Gloves in a ten year stretch between 1969 and 1978.
Robinson, Belanger, Jones and Powell
Phillies great Del Ennis was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on this date in 1925.
Belgian tennis star Kim Clijsters is celebrating her 30th birthday today.
Artist LeRoy Neiman was born in St. Paul, Minnesota on this date in 1921.
Comedian and actor Jerry Stiller is celebrating his 86th birthday today.