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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:

First we'll use Spahn
then we'll use Sain
Then an off day
followed by rain
Back will come Spahn
followed by Sain
And followed
we hope
by two days of rain.

Today is also the birthdate of noted 20th century artist Mark Rothko whose "color field" paintings are instantly recognizable.

1 comment:

  1. Love Sain. His auto is one of my favourites. Glad I have one. Tough to find.


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