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Friday, January 1, 2010

Blow Out the Candles Jan 1

2006 SP Legendary Cuts #91

Henry Benjamin Greenberg was born in New York, NY on this date in 1911. Hank was a 5 time All-Star and 2 time AL MVP. He was a member of 2 World Series Championship teams, 1935 and 1945. He was the first Jewish player elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, in 1956. World War II shortened his career and kept his overall numbers down but Hank still hit for a .313 lifetime average and 331 HR's in just 1394 games. Contrast this with fellow Tiger Hall of Famer Al Kaline who hit 399 HR's in 2834 games (more than double).

(not my card)

Hall of Fame pitcher Tim Keefe was born on this date in 1857.

A Happy 1st Birthday to a really great Cubs blog Wrigley Wax. If you're not familiar with this blog please check it out.

Happy 66th birthday to entertainer Don Novello aka Father Guido Sarducci.

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