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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Blow Out the Candles September 19

Dodgers legend Duke Snider was born in Los Angeles, California on this date in 1926.
 1958 Topps #88

Career highlights and awards
8× All-Star selection (1950, 1951, 1952, 1953,1954, 1955, 1956, 1963)
2× World Series champion (1955, 1959)
Los Angeles Dodgers #4 retired
Dodgers career leader in home runs (389), RBI (1,271), strikeouts (1,123), and extra-base hits (814)
Holds Dodgers single-season record for most intentional walks (26 in 1956)
Only player to hit four home runs (or more) in two different World Series (1952, 1955)
One of only two major leaguers with over 1,000 RBI during the 1950s. The other was his teammate, Gil Hodges.


Hall of Fame 2nd baseman Joe Morgan is celebrating his 70th birthday today.
 1973 Topps #230

Career highlights and awards
10× All-Star (1966, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975,1976, 1977, 1978, 1979)
2× World Series champion (1975, 1976)
5× Gold Glove Award winner (1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977)
Silver Slugger Award winner (1982)
2× NL MVP (1975, 1976)
1972 MLB All-Star Game MVP
1982 NL Comeback Player of the Year
Cincinnati Reds #8 retired


Bears Hall of Famer, defensive lineman Dan Hampton is celebrating his 56th birthday today.

Career highlights and awards
Super Bowl Champion (XX)
4× Pro Bowl selection: (1980, 1982, 1984,1985)
2× Pro Bowl alternate (1986, 1988)
4× First-Team All-Pro selection (1982, 1984,1986, 1988)
2× Second-Team All-Pro selection (1980,1985)
NFL 1980s All-Decade Team
All-Rookie selection (1979)
PFW NFL Defensive Player of the Year (1982)
NFLPA NFC Defensive Lineman of the Year (1984)
George S. Halas Courage Award (1990)




Actor Adam West is celebrating his 85th birthday today.

Mayor Adam West  (Family Guy)


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