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Monday, March 12, 2012

Blow Out the Candles March 12

Pirates pitching great Vern Law is celebrating his 82nd birthday today.
1952 Topps #81

Vern was a big part of the 1960 World's Champion Pittsburgh Pirates.  He was 20-9 in the regular season and 2-0 in the World Series against the New York Yankees.  In game four, which the Pirates won 3-2 "Deacon" even starred at the plate driving in one run and scoring another.

3 time All-Star Jimmy Wynn is celebrating his 70th birthday today.

Jimmy on having his uniform retired by the Houston Astros:
"It was a great sign of respect. Anytime you get your number retired, it's almost like going into the Hall of Fame. To have my number up there with the best players ever to play in Houston is number one in my life." - Jimmy Wynn (AP Wire, June 25, 2005)
Sounds very much like what Ron Santo said when his number was retired by the Cubs two years earlier.

 Jimmy was the NL Comeback Player of the Year in 1974

 Quintessential singer songwriter James Taylor is celebrating his 64th birthday today.
Sweet Baby James
 James and Carole King Then and Now
James and former wife Carly Simon
James with Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift

Actress Barbara Feldon is celebrating her 79th birthday today.

Feldon is best know for her role as Agent 99 on the 1960's spy sitcom, "Get Smart".
With Don Adams, Agent 86

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