7× All-Star (1949–1955)
World Series champion (1948)
Negro Leagues champion (1946)
2× AL home run champion (1952, 1954)
AL RBI leader (1954)
Cleveland Indians #14 retired
Happy 71st birthday to Cubs great and Hall of Famer Ferguson Jenkins.
According to SABR, Fergie maintains that he was born in 1942 not 1943.
Fergie is definitely #1 on my list when I think of great Cubs pitchers. Jenkins, who finished his career with 284 wins was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1991. His #31 jersey was retired by the Cubs in 2009 along with fellow #31 Greg Maddux.
Former Blackhawk Doug Mohns is celebrating his 80th birthday today.
1994 Parkhurst Tall Boys #27
The pride of Capreol, Ontario, Doug was a seven time All-Star in his 22 year NHL career.
Actor/comedian Dick Van Dyke is celebrating his 88th birthday today.
I've always been a Dick Van Dyke fan. Look at the guy. He's still going strong at 88! I read his recent memoir. There's nothing startling in it but it's a fun read.