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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Blow Out the Candles December 11

Arguably the pest pitcher of the 19th Century, Charles Radbourn was born on this date in 1854.
Radbourn's 59 wins in 1884 is still and may always remain the single season record. That season his ERA was 1.38 and he struck out 441 batters. (These numbers should remind us why, when it comes to the HOF, players should be judged in great part against others from the same era.) Radbourn's career win-loss record is 309-195.

HOF'er Pierre Pilote is celebrating his 80th birthday today.
1968-69 Topps #124

 A member of the Blackhawks Stanley Cup winning team in 1961, Pierre was the Hawks captain from 1961-68. He won the Norris Trophy in 1963-64-65. Pilote's #3 jersey was retired by the Blackhawks on November 12,2008 (along with fellow #3 Keith Magnuson.)

Actress and dancer Teri Garr is celebrating her 64th birthday today.
 Star Trek
Mr. Mom
Young Frankenstein


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