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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Blow Out the Candles May 15

Hall of Fame third baseman George Brett is celebrating his 59th birthday today.
"Brett's 3,154 career hits are the most by any third baseman in major league history, and 15th all-time."
"Brett is one of four players in MLB history to accumulate 3,000 hits, 300 home runs, and a career .300 batting average with the others being Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, and Stan Musial."

Hall of Fame Maple Leafs Goaltender Walter "Turk" Broda was born in Brandon, Manitoba on this date in 1914.

 Vezina Trophy winner 1947-48
 With Syl Apps in 1948
Turk and a friend

Artist Jasper Johns is celebrating his 82nd birthday today.

Some of his work:

Three Flags 1958
The Critic Sees 1961
Gray Numbers 1958
0 Through 9 1961
We saw this exhibition when it came to the Art Institute of Chicago

Photographer Richard Avedon was born in New York City on this date in 1923.
Some of his work:

Bridgette Bardot 1959
The Kennedys 1961
Marliyn Monroe 1957
The Dalai Lama
Alfred Hitchcock 1956

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