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Monday, February 14, 2011

Blow Out the Candles -- Feb 14

How about some candy for Valentine's Day?

First baseman, Candy LaChance was born on this date in 1870.
Candy LaChance at South Side park in Chicago circa 1903 with the Boston Americans.
The 1904 Boston Americans -- Candy is is in the first oval on the top row.  Cy Young is just below him.

Candy played in the the first World Series in 1903. The Pirates and Americans are pictured below.
The Pirates: (Top, left to right)- second baseman Claude Ritchey, catcher Harry Smith, catcher Eddie Phelps, outfielder Ginger Beaumont, pitcher Deacon Phillippe, pitcher Sam Leever, pitcher Bucky Veil, pitcher Gus Thompson, outfielder Tommy Leach, outfielder Jimmy Sebring, pitcher Brickyard Kennedy, catcher Fred Carisch and shortstop Honus Wagner. Middle: Pirate manager and outfielder Fred Clarke. Boston players: third baseman-manager Jimmie Collins, outfielder Chick Stahl, pitcher Bill Dineen, outfielder Buck Freeman, first baseman Candy LaChance, outfielder Patsy Dougherty, pitcher George Winter, catcher Duke Farrell, outfielder Jack O'Brien, pitcher Long Tom Hughes. Bottom: shortstop Fred Parent, catcher Lou Criger, second baseman Hobe Ferris.

Buffalo Bills great, Jim Kelly is 52 today.
1990 Score #318
Jim Led the Bill to four straight Super Bowl appearances (1990-93).  No wins.

This picture sums up Kelly's Super Bowl experiences.

Jim was enshrined in the Football Hall of Fame in 2002.

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