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Friday, September 25, 2009
Blow Out the Candles
HOFer Phil Rizzuto and Braves favorite Johnny Sain were both born on this date, Rizzuto in 1916, Sain in 1917. Some sources list Rizzuto as 1917 as well. They died less than a year apart, Sain in 2006, Rizzuto in 2007.
Here's a fun bit of trivia. Who was the first "Mystery Guest" on the TV show "What's My Line"?
Take a look below:
Johnny Sain won 95 games for the Boston Braves in five years, 1946-1950. He followed his playing career with many years as a respected pitching coach for six teams. In 1948 Sain along with Warren Spahn were immortalized when sportswriter Gerald V. Hern published this poem in the Boston Globe: