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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Blow Out the Candles

2005 UD Classics #23

First up, on this date the Phillies and Red Sox great Jimmie Foxx was born. 9 time All-Star, 2 time World Champ, and 3 time MVP Double X was elected to the HOF in 1951.

Lineup for Yesterday

X is the first
Of two x's in Foxx
Who was right behind Ruth
With his powerful soxx.

— Ogden Nash, Sport magazine (January 1949)[1]

1967 Topps #448
Harry "The Hat" Walker was born on this date in 1916. Harry hit .416 for the Cardinals in the1946 World Series and led the NL in batting with a .363 average for the Phillies in 1947.

1968 Topps #585

Wilbur was a bright spot on some bad White Sox teams. He set a record in 1968 with 88 appearances, 86 in relief, then went on to have a fine career as a starter. He won 20 games or more each year from 1971-74.

2008 Sp Authentic #4

Ichiro turns 36 today.

Look at his stats. You gotta be kidding me! Already in the Japanese Baseball HOF, he's a shoo in for Cooperstown as well.

Actor Tony Roberts turns 70 today. He was in some of Woody Allen's best films, including the Oscar winning Annie Hall, in which he is pictured above with Woody and Diane Keaton.

Artist Robert Rauschenberg was born on this date in 1925.

Also, famous for his illustrations of children's classic literature, artist N. C. Wyeth was born on this date in 1882.

Lastly, Jerome Lester Horwitz, better known a Curly Howard, was born on this date in 1911.

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