Today is a special day for some of you out there. I must be weird to only see your actual birthdate come up just once every four years. I don't know if it makes you feel special or bums you out. Here are three legends and one current player who belong to your club.
I don't know if this was just a mistake or if there has ever been any confusion over "Flip's" birthdate.
The other day Shoebox Legends posted a beautiful Al Kaline autographed card. It got me thinking. If Al Kaline is "Mr. Tiger" and Ernie Banks is "Mr. Cub" who would wear that title for all the other teams.
I came up with the following list. The choices were strictly what players came to mind. I did no research and I'm not saying that any of them are the greatest ever to play for their team, although many arguably were. There were some teams I stuggled with and a couple where I simply passed. I combined a number of teams who transplanted and separated at least one. Bear in mind that my choices are influenced by my age (50's) and location (Chicago, North Side). I'd love to hear what you think. Where did I go wrong? Who did I miss? (BTW all of the cards pictured are from my collection.)