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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Blow Out the Candles

One of the greatest third baseman in history, Ed Mathews was born on this date in 1931. The only man to play for the Braves in Boston, Milwaukee and Atlanta, Eddie hit 512 home runs, second only to Mike Schmidt for third basemen. He appeared on the cover of the first issue of Sports Illustrated on Aug. 16, 1954.

Today marks the 106th anniversary of the birth of of William "Pickles" Dillhoefer. Pickles played for the Cubs, Phillies and Cards before he passed away from typhoid fever at age 27.
Below is his obituary from The Sporting News:

One of the all-time great jazz pianists, Art Tatum was born on this date in 1909.

Celebrating his 68th birthday today is my favorite singer/songwriter, Paul Simon.

1 comment:

  1. that's a nice '59 Matthews. One of 4 cards I need for my '59 Braves team set. One of the others is some guy named Hank...


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