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Saturday, September 7, 2013

Blow Out the Candles September 7

 Swingin" A's left fielder Joe Rudi is celebrating his 67th birthday today.
 1971 Topps #407
Charlie O and his Swingin' A's
Epstein, Duncan, Rudi and Bando

A lifetime .264 hitter, Joe hit .300 in the A's three World Series Championships.
Joe's game saving catch of Reds' Denis Menke's drive in the 9th inning of the second game of the 1972 World Series.

Singer songwriter Buddy Holly was born in Lubbock, Texas on this date in 1936.

Buddy died in a plane crash along with Richie Valens and The Big Bopper.

Actress Julie Kavner is celebrating her 63rd birthday today.

If you're my age you first recall seeing Julie Kavner was Brenda Morgenstern on the Mary Tyler Moore Show spinoff, Rhoda.

If you're younger you definitely know Julie as the voice of Marge Simpson:

In between Julie starred on the Tracey Ullman Show.

Julie also appeared in a number of Woody Allen films including a couple of my favorites, Radio Days and New York Stories' Oedipus Wrecks.

Singer/songwriter Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders is celebrating her 62nd birthday today.


  1. I love that 1971 Joe Rudi card, I think it's the juxtaposition of yellow and green A's uniform against the traditional Yankees uniform.

    1. There's also the mirroring of the two players.


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