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Friday, January 10, 2014

Blow Out the Candles January 10

SF Giants HOF 1st baseman Willie McCovey is celebrating his 76th birthday today.
1960 Topps #316
Career highlights and award
6× All-Star selection (1963, 1966, 1968, 1969,1970, 1971)
1969 NL MVP
1959 NL Rookie of the Year
1969 MLB All-Star Game MVP
1977 NL Comeback Player of the Year
1977 Hutch Award
San Francisco Giants #44 retired
McCovey Cove

Baseball pioneer Harry Wright was born on this date in 1835.

Harry Wright was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1952.

"The Big M", Frank Mahovlich is also celebrating his 76th birthday today.
 1968-69 Topps #31

This is one of six times Frank would hold the Stanley Cup.

Frank was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1981.

Actor Ray Bolger was born in Boston, Massachusetts on this date in 1904.

Bolger is best known for his terrific portrayal of the Scarecrow in the 1939 film, The Wizard of Oz.

The late great Jim Croce was born in South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on this date in 1943. Jim died in a plane crash at the height of his talents in 1973.  I was a big fan and still am.

Patricia Mae Andrzejewski, better known as Pat Benetar, is celebrating her 61st birthday today.

Rod Stewart is celebrating his 67th birthday today.

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