Cubs favorite "Jolly Cholly" Charlie Grimm was born in St. Louis, Missouri on this date in 1898.
Charlie was the last manager to lead the Cubs to the World Series (in 1945).
Charlie and Hack Wilson
Gabby Hartnett and Jolly Cholly
Bill Veeck hired Charlie to manage the Brewers when he bought the team.
Charlie was the last to manage the Boston Braves and the first to manage the Milwaukee Braves.
Charlie as Cubs manager
My favorite Cubs manager Lou Piniella is celebrating his 70th birthday today.
Lou had long careers as both a player and manager. Here's a bit of a photographic tour of his baseball life:
"Louisiana Lightning", Ron Guidry is celebrating his 63rd birthday today.
Win–loss record 170–91
Earned run average 3.29
Career highlights and awards
4× All-Star (1978, 1979, 1982, 1983)
2× World Series champion (1977, 1978)
5× Gold Glove Award winner (1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986)
1978 AL Cy Young Award
1984 Roberto Clemente Award
New York Yankees captain (1986–1988)
New York Yankees #49 retired
Hall of Famer Andy Bathgate is celebrating his 81st birthday today.