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Monday, November 7, 2011

Blow Out the Candles -- November 7

Jim Kaat turns 73 today. Jim won 283 games in his 25 year career and won 16 Gold Gloves.
1967 #300
"I’ll never be considered one of the all-time greats; maybe not even one of the all-time goods. But I’m one of the all-time survivors.
Jim Kaat pitching in the 1965 World Series

Joe Niekro was born on this date in 1944. Joe played for 22 seasons amassing a record of 221-204.
1969 #43

Trivia---Joe Niekro only hit one home run in his career, on May 29, 1976. It was off his older brother Phil.

Albert Camus was born in Monovi, Algeria on this date in 1913. Author of The StrangerThe Myth of Sisyphus, and The Plague he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957. He died in a car accident in a small town in France in 1960.

"A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened." 

"For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life."

Singer/artist Joni Mitchell turns 68 today.

Christopher Knight, aka Peter Brady, turns 54 today.

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