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Monday, February 21, 2011

Blow Out the Candles Feb 21

Detroit Tigers great Alan Trammell is celebrating birthday #53 today.
1983 Topps #95
October 27, 1984

Peanut Butter and Jelly  -- Trammell and Whitaker

Career highlights
1984 World Series MVP
6-time All-Star (1980, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1990)
4-time Gold Glove (1980, 1981, 1983, 1984)
3-time Top 10 MVP (1984, 1987, 1988)
Collected both 200th hit of season and 1,500th career in same at bat (October 1, 1987)
Had a 21 game hit streak during the 1987 season.
Had a 20 game hit streak during the 1984 season.
Comeback Player of the Year (1983)
Sporting News AL Silver Slugger Team (1987, 1988, 1990)
Along with teammate Lou Whitaker holds AL record playing together (1,918 games). They also set the major league record by turning more double plays than any other shortstop-second baseman combination in the long history of professional baseball.
The Trammell–Whitaker duo twice won Gold Gloves together, joining a list of eight shortstop-second baseman duos have won the honor in the same season while playing together (1983, 1984).
In 1998, Trammell was also inducted by the San Diego Hall of Champions into the Breitbard Hall of Fame honoring San Diego's finest athletes both on and off the playing surface.[1]


Actor Kelsey Grammer is turning 56 today.

Kelsey was on Cheers from 1984 to 1993.

With Lilith (Bebe Neuwirth)

Kelsey's Cheers character Frasier Crane was spun off in 1993.  Frasier ran until 2004.

Actress Ellen Page  is celebrating her 24th birthday today.

Ellen received Golden Globe and Oscar nominations for her starring role in the film, Juno. 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for reminding everyone about how great Alan Trammell was.


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