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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Blow Out the Candles May 19

Yankees infielder Gil McDougald was born in San Francisco, California on this date in 1928.
 2004 UD Sweet Spot Classic #32
In addition to being the  1951 AL ROY, Gil was a 6 time All-Star and 5 time World Champion.
 Gil receiving the 1951 Rookie of the Year Award
 McDougald facing Brooklyn's Carl Erskine in game 5 of the  1952 World Series.
Marv Thronberry, Billy Martin, GilMcDougald and Moose Skowron
From Wikipedia:
"On May 7, 1957, McDougald, batting against Herb Score of the Cleveland Indians, hit a line drive that hit Score in the right eye. It caused Score to miss the rest of the 1957 and much of the 1958 season. While addressing reporters following the contest, McDougald said, "If Herb loses the sight in his eye, I'm going to quit the game." Score regained his vision and returned to pitching in the majors late in 1958, but arm problems led to a premature end to a promising career."

Musician Pete Townshend is still rockin as he celebrates his 67th birthday today.

Pete was a founding member of The Who.

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