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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Blow Out the Candles March 13

Hall of Famer John "Home Run" Baker was born in Trappe, Maryland on this date in 1886.
1989 Pacific Baseball Legends #146

"(Frank) Baker is the greatest climax player of baseball." - New York Giants pitcher Christy Mathewson
"I'd say fifty (when asked how many home runs he would have hit during the lively era) anyway. The year I hit twelve, I also hit the right-field fence at Shibe Park thirty-eight times."
Home Run with the King of Swat on April 13, 1921

"I hope he (Babe Ruth) lives to hit one-hundred homers in a season. I wish him all the luck in the world. He has everybody else, including myself, hopelessly outclassed." - (November 1921)

Baker was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1955.

Singer/songwriter Neil Sedaka is celebrating his 73rd birthday today.

Neil with his backup singers, "The Cookies".

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