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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Blow Out the Candles August 25

Hall of Fame relief pitcher Rollie Fingers is celebrating his 67th birthday today.
 1969 Topps #597
 1971 Topps #384
 1975 Topps #21

 1999 SP Signature Edition #Rol
Career highlights and awards
7× All-Star (1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1981,1982)
3× World Series champion (1972, 1973, 1974)
1981 AL MVP
1981 AL Cy Young Award
1974 World Series MVP
3× NL Rolaids Relief Man of the Year (1977, 1978, 1980)
1981 AL Rolaids Relief Man of the Year
2× NL saves champion (1977, 1978)
AL saves champion (1981)
Oakland Athletics #34 retired
Milwaukee Brewers #34 retired
Member of the National
   Baseball Hall of Fame   
Induction 1992
Vote 81.16%

The mustache looks good with any uniform.

Let's Make a Deal host Monty Hall is celebrating his 92nd birthday today.

Tennis great Althea Gibson was born in Clarendon County, South Carolina on this date in 1927.

Althea was the Jackie Robinson of tennis.  She won a total of 11 Grand Slam titles including 5 in singles play.  She was the top ranked US women's tennis player in both 1957 and 1958.

Singer songwriter Elvis Costello is celebrating his 59th birthday today.

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