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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Blow Out the Candles March 28

Yankees pitcher Vic Raschi was born in West Springfield, MA on this date in 1919.

Vic lifting Yogi Berra after Vic's 15th win of 1949 on July 22.  He would go on to win 21.  He'd also win 21 in 1950 and 51.  In his ten year career he was 132 and 66.  
Vic with Joltin' Joe

Hall of Fame forward Rick Barry is celebrating his 68th birthday today.
 1972-73 Topps #44

Barry had a career free throw percentage of .900, third best in NBA history.
Rick in the 1975 Finals.  He led the Warriors to the championship and was chosen as the Finals MVP.

Hall of Fame coach Jerry Sloan is celebrating his 70th birthday today.
 1990-91 NBA Hoops #330

Jerry spent a decade with the Bulls as a player.
Bulls Norm Van Lier, Chet Walker, Jerry Sloan and Bob Love
As a coach Sloan won 1221 games, third all-time.

Actress Dianne Weist is 64 today.
Weist is the recipient of two Oscars, two Emmys and a Golden Globe.
Hannah and her Sisters  --  Dianne won an Oscar for her role as Holly

Bandleader Paul Whiteman was born in Denver, Co on this date in 1890.

From my personal collection of old sheet music

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