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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Blow Out the Candles -- Feb 12

Chick Hafey was born on this date in 1903.
 1992 Conlon Collection #657
 Chick sliding safely into home during the 1930 World Series.
Chick with teammates George Watkins, Pepper Martin and Wally Roetger in 1931. 
Chick with teammate and Hall of Fame 1st baseman Jim Bottomley.
Chick was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1971.

Legendary Celtics center Bill Russell is 77 today.

Russell won 11 NBA Championships

Bill was MVP 5 times (1 more than Wilt)

December 23, 1968

Russell was a 12 time All-Star

In 1966, following Red Auerbach's retirement, Bill Russell became the NBA's first African-American coach.

 In 2009 the NBA honored Russell by re-naming the Finals MVP trophy, the "Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award".  Here's Bill presenting the trophy to Kobe Bryant.

Ballplayer, announcer and TV Personality, Joe Garagiola is 85 today.
Joe is in Baseball's Hall of Fame.  He received the Ford Frick award in 1991.

Joe with his hometown Cardinals in 1947.
Garagiola, Sisler, Kurowski, Slaughter and Musial -- Sept. 25, 1946
Joe and Yogi were neighbors as kids in St. Louis.  
Joe once noted "Not only was I not the best catcher in the Major Leagues, I wasn't even the best catcher on my street!"

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