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Monday, May 2, 2011

Blow Out the Candles May 2

White Sox and Athletics great Eddie Collins was born in Millerton, New York on this date in 1887.
 1991 Conlon Collection #312
 1992 Conlon Collection #582

Collins, Cobb, Ruth and Speaker

Former Phillie and Cub Keith Moreland celebrates his 57th birthday today.
 1987 Fleer #569

Keith was a member of the popular 1984 Cubs team that included Ryne Sandberg, Andre Dawson, Bob Dernier, Rick Sutcliffe, etc.  I was happy that WGN picked him to take Ron Santo's spot as color commentator in the radio booth.

Singer Leslie Gore,  a teen pop star in the 1960's is celebrating her 65th birthday today.
 Then and Now

Leslie wrote this Irene Cara hit from "Fame".

Lyricist Lorenz Hart was born in New York City on this date in 1895.

Hart along with composer Richard Rogers wrote such standards as "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered", "Blue Moon", "The Lady is a Tramp", "Manhattan", "My Funny Valentine", and "This Can't Be Love".

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