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Sunday, December 6, 2009

Blow Out the Candles Dec 6

1994 Sporting News Conlon Collection #1053

Hall of Famer Tony Lazerri was born in San Francisco, CA on this date in 1903.

Frank Crosetti, Tony Lazzeri and Joe Dimaggio Setember 1, 1936

2006 SP Legendary Cuts #24

One of only eight umpires elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame, Jocko Conlan was born in Chicago, Il on this date in 1899.

1935 Diamond Stars #34

Cubs great Stan Hack was born in Sacramento, CA on this date in 1909. Stan was my Dad's favorite player when he was a boy.

Going Up. Here is a real baseball form as exhibited by Stan Hack of the Chicago Cubs at Catalina Island, Calif., where the Cubs are training in their quest for another pennant.

Actress Agnes Moorehead was born on this date in 1900 in Clinton, MA. Though she appeared in over 70 films and was nominated for 4 Oscars she will be remembered mostly (to her chagrin) for her role as Samantha's mother, Endora on the sitcom Bewitched.

George and Ira Gershwin

Born Isreal Gershovitzin in New York City on this date in 1896 was lyricist, Ira Gershwin. He wrote hundreds of songs most notably with his younger brother George. Some of his most famous: The Man I Love, Fascinating Rhythm, Somerone to Watch Over Me, They Can't Take That Away From Me, I Got Rhythm, and Summertime.

This is truly timeless music:

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