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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Blow Out the Candles Nov 24

2006 SP Legendary Cuts #11

HOFer Joe "Ducky" Medwick was born in Carteret, New Jersey on this date in 1911. A member of the famous "Gashouse Gang" Joe was a 10 time all-star and the 1937 NL MVP.

1968 Topps # 78

Outfielder Jim Northrup turns 70 today. Jim was a key piece of the puzzle for the World Series Champ 1968 Detroit Tigers. He led the team in doubles with 29 and RBI's with 90. He hit 2 homers and drove in 8 runs in the Series against the Cardinals. Northrup drove in the winning runs in the seventh inning of the seventh game off of Bob Gibson.

1971-72 Topps #1

HOFer Oscar Robertson "the Big O" turns 71 today.

The "King of Ragtime", Scott Joplin was born on this date in 1868 (the date is disputed). He is most known for The Maple leaf Rag and the Entertainer. Joplin's music and ragtime in general experienced a revival due in part to it's inclusion in the 1973 movie, The Sting.

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