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Saturday, December 7, 2013

Blow Out the Candles December 7

 Oklahoma native , Hall of Fame catcher Johnny Bench celebrates his 66th birthday today.
Certainly one of the greatest catchers ever, Bench was a 14 time All-Star, 10 time Gold Glove winner, Rookie of the Year, 2 time NL MVP and a 2 time World Series Champ.
1969 Topps #95

2005 UD Signature Decades 

This isn't as bad as you would think.

Boston Bruins great, Hall of Famer, Gerry Cheevers turns 73 today. Gerry won two Stanley Cups with the Bruins and went 33 consecutive undefeated games in 1972, a record that has not been broken.
1971-72 Topps #54

Here's Cheevers in the pre-mask era.
Here he is with his iconic "stitched" mask.

Iron Man Garry Unger is celebrating his 66th birthday today.
1973-74 Topps #15

Garry set the record for most consecutive games played of 914 between February 24, 1968 and December 21, 1979. He is currently second behind Doug Jarvis.


  1. Johnny Bench does sing pretty well, but he'd be hard-pressed to look less comfortable. Love the green pants, dude.

  2. Jim Croce is spinning in his grave right now.


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