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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Blow Out the Candles February 18

Hall of Fame left winger Dick Duff is celebrating his 76th birthday today.
2004-05 ITG Franchises #A-DD

Dick won 6 Stanley Cups, two with Toronto and four with Montreal.
1966 Stanley Cup Finals

Hall of Fame 2nd Baseman Joe Gordon was born in Los Angeles, California on this date in 1915.
 1961 Topps #224

Joe was a 9 time All-Star
September 12, 1941 Charlie Keller, Tommy Henrich, Joe DiMaggio and Joe Gordon
Joe won 4 World Series Championships as a Yankee

1948 Cleveland Indians --Joe Gordon, Ken Keltner, Dale Mitchel and Lou Boudreau
 Joe won his fifth World Series Championship with the Indians in 1948 following a career year offensively -- .280 ave., 32 home runs, 124 batted in.

Writer Nikos Katantzakis was born on this date in 1883.
My favorites of his works are:

Game show host Bill Cullen was born in Pittsburgh, PA on this date in 1920.
 Among his many TV gigs, Bill hosted "The Price is Right" from 1956-1965.

Character actor Allan Melvin was born in Kansas City, Missourion this date in 1923.
If you've watched sit-coms from the 1950's through the 1970's you've seen Allan Melvin.
Sam the Butcher on The Brady Bunch
The Andy Griffith Show
Cpl. Steve Henshaw on The Phil Silvers Show
Barney Heffner on All in the Family

Founding member of the rock band Styx, Dennis DeYoung is 65 today.

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