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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Blow Out the Candles February 23

Hall of Fame wide receiver Fred Biletnikoff is celebrating his 69th birthday today.
1968 Topps #168

 December 16, 1973
January 1, 1978
Pre-season 1975

Fred is at starts 5:55

Yankee great Elston Howard was born in St. Louis Missouri on this date in 1929.
 1968 Topps #167

Whitey Ford and Eslton Howard
 May 24, 1959 sliding into home (the catcher is Gus Triandos)

Ron Hunt is 71 today.
 1968 Topps #15
Ron retired as the career leader in being hit by pitches, 243 times (since surpassed by Don Baylor and Craig Biggio.)
Ron with a couple of New York favorites

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