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Friday, April 6, 2012

Blow Out the Candles April 6

Hall of Famer  Bert Blyleven is celebrating his 61st birthday today.
 1971 Topps #26

Bert's finally in the Hall of Fame!!!

1938 NL MVP and 8 time all-star catcher Ernie Lombardi was born in Oakland, CA on this date in 1908
 1992 Conlon Collection #427
 2003 Flair Greats #90

 Ernie with the Giants
Cincinnati 1940
 Paul Derringer, Ernie, Bucky Walters at Crosley Field in 1940
State of Ernie outside Great American Ballpark

Two time AL MVP and three time World Series Champ, Mickey Cochrane was born in Bridgewater, MA on this date in 1903.
 2003 Flair Greats #70
One of the greatest catchers of all time Mickey was a two time MVP and three time World Series Champ.
 1992 Conlon Collection #551
Opening Day 1934
 Al Simmons, Mickey, Cy Perkins
Mickey with Joe Louis


  1. Nice. Somehow I think that Joe Louis could take Mickey Cochrane.

    1. Joe was only 21 to Mick's 32 so I'd agree. No contest. He took out Max Bear in four rounds that September. Joe, not Mickey.


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