Hall of Fame Whiz Kid, Robin Roberts was born in Springfield, Illinois on this date in 1926. The seven time all-star finished his career with 286 wins. In 1952 Robin racked up 28 wins. Denny McLain (31 in 1968) is the only man to reach this mark since.
Phil Rizutto was not the only ballplayer to appear on "What's My Line". In this 1957 episode Mr. Roberts appeared but not as a mystery guest. He has something in common with Forrest Gump.
Brooklyn Dodgers hero Johnny Podres was born on this date in 1932. Johnny won two games in the the 1955 World Series against the rival New York Yankees including a 2-0 shutout in the 7th game. It gave the Brooklyn Dodgers their only WS Championship.
“A ground ball to Pee Wee, and they weren't Bums anymore.”
Happy Birthday to Fifth Dimension member Marilyn McCoo who is turning 68 today. When she sang the words "I love you Bill, I always will", to her husband Bil(ly) Davis Jr., she really meant them. Marilyn and Billy celebrated their 42nd wedding anniversary this past July. Congratulations!