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Saturday, December 26, 2009

Blow Out the Candles Dec 26

1983 Topps # 20

Hall of Fame catcher Carlton Fisk celebrates birthday number 62 today. A fan favorite both in Boston and Chicago, the durable Fisk was Rookie of the Year (1972) and an 11 time All-Star.

1984 Topps #130

Another fan favorite and Hall of Famer celebrating a birthday today is "The Wizard", Ozzie Smith, who is turning 55. Maybe the best defensive shortstop ever, Ozzie won 13 Gold Gloves and was a 15 time All-Star.

1973-74 Topps #148

One of the greatest centers ever, Hall of Famer, Norm Ullman is 74 today. Playing most of his career in Detroit and Toronto, Norm was an 11 time All-Star.

Puppeteer Caroll Spinney is celebrating his 76th birthday today. Caroll is the man behind Sesame Street icons Oscar the Grouch and Big Bird.

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