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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Blow Out the Candles August 28

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:

Of course, Lou wasn't always smiling:




"Louisiana Lightning", Ron Guidry is celebrating his 63rd birthday today.

Career statistics
Win–loss record 170–91
Earned run average 3.29
Strikeouts 1,778
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.




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