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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Blow Out the Candles October 16

Catcher and broadcaster Tim McCarver is celebrating his 71st birthday today.

Hall of Fame left fielder Goose Goslin was born in Salem, New Jersey on this date in 1900.

Hall of fame power forward Dave DeBusschere was born in Detroit, Michigan on this date in 1940.
1971-72 Topps #107
As the cartoon says Dave played for the Chicago White Sox.  Over his two seasons he compiled a 3-4 record with a 3.04 ERA.  While playing with the Knicks he continued to play in the minor leagues for two more seasons going 30-20 before focusing exclusively on basketball.

Career highlights and awards
2× NBA champion (1970, 1973)
8× NBA All-Star (1966–1968, 1969–1974)
6× NBA All-Defensive First Team (1969–1974)
All-NBA Second Team (1969)
NBA All-Rookie First Team (1963)
NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team
#22 Retired by the New York Knicks

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