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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Blow Out the Candles April 22

Fan favorite and one of the best 1st basemen of the 1940's and 50's,  Mickey Vernon was born in Marcus Hook, PA on this date in 1918.
1982 Cramer Baseball Legends #78

 Mickey in 2008
Dom DiMaggio,Mickey and Ted
Mickey was President Eisenhower's favorite player.  Here he's presenting the 1953 AL batting championship trophy to Mickey in the spring of 1954.
Mickey finished his career with 2, 495 hits.
Manager Charlie Dressen, Mickey and Damn Yankees star, Gwen Verdon

The Mickey Vernon Sports Museum in Chadds Ford, PA

Three time Oscar winning actor Jack Nicholson is celebrating his 75th birthday today.

Jack is the #1 celebrity Lakers fan.

English musician Peter Frampton is 61 today.
This was the #1 best selling album in the US in 1976 and remains one of the best selling live albums of all-time.

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