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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Blow Out the Candles August 31

One of baseball's all-time greats, Frank Robinson is celebrating his 78th birthday today.
 1970 Topps #463
 
1958 Topps #386
2005 UD Signature Decades
Career highlights and awards
14× All-Star (1956, 1957, 1959, 1959², 1961, 1961²,1962², 1965, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1974)
2× World Series champion (1966, 1970)
Gold Glove Award (1958)
NL MVP (1961)
AL MVP (1966)
NL Rookie of the Year (1956)
World Series MVP (1966)
Babe Ruth Award (1966)
MLB All-Star Game MVP (1976)
AL Manager of the Year (1989)
Cincinnati Reds #20 retired
Baltimore Orioles #20 retired


One of hockey's all-time greats, Jean Believeau is celebrating his 82nd birthday today.
 1969 Topps #10
Beautiful signature-one of my favorite signed cards

Hockey awards and accomplishments
Played in 14 NHL All-Star Games
NHL First All-Star Team (6)
NHL Second All-Star Team (4)
Longest-serving captain in Canadiens history (tied with Saku Koivu)
Second all-time in Canadiens history in points, assists and games played, third in goals
Art Ross Memorial Trophy (1956)
Conn Smythe Trophy (1965)
Hart Memorial Trophy (MVP) (1956, 1964)
NHL Lifetime Achievement Award (2009)
In 1998, he was ranked number 7 on The Hockey News' list of the 100 Greatest Hockey Players.

 Jean has hoisted the Cup more times than anyone, 10 as a player and another 7 as an executive.


Singer/songwriter Van Morrison is celebrating his 68th birthday today.

Violinist and conductor Itzhak Perlman is celebrating his 68th birthday today.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Blow Out the Candles August 30

Red Sox great Ted Williams was born in San Diego, California on this date in 1918.
 1971 Topps #380
Ted and Joe
Now kids...



Hall of Fame right fielder, Kiki Cuyler was born in Harrisville, Michigan on this date in 1898.


Mets and Phillies relief pitcher Tug McGraw was born in Martinez, California on this date in 1944.
 1968 Topps #236
Danny Frisella and Tug
Tug McGraw, Pete Rose, and Larry Bowa

Hall of Fame center Robert Parish  is celebrating his 60th birthday today.
 1990-91 Hoops #45
Career highlights and awards
4× NBA champion (1981, 1984, 1986, 1997)
9× NBA All-Star (1981–1987, 1990–1991)
All-NBA Second Team (1982)
All-NBA Third Team (1989)
NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team
#00 Retired by the Boston Celtics
Larry Bird, Robert Parish and Kevin McHale

Actor Bill Daily is celebrating his 86th birthday today.

Bill was a fixture on TV in the 1960's and 70's with supporting roles in two classic shows:

Major Roger Healey
Howard Borden
The Bob Newhart Show


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