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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Today is Brought to You By the Number 3

Here are the most universally notable #3's is baseball history:
(Hope I didn't miss anybody)

The Babe

Jimmie Foxx
Earl Averill

Bill Terry

Harmon Killebrew

Dale Murphy

Harold Baines

Why am I highlighting the number three today?  Well, today marks the third anniversary of  "Can't Have Too Many Cards".  Thanks to everyone who's visited, especially those of you who stop by regularly.  It's strange to think that people from all over the world have looked at what I've done here, even if it's only my little idiosyncratic birthday scrapbook posts.  I'm honored to be a small part of such a great community of bloggers.

Blow Out the Candles July 31

Yankees right fielder Hank Bauer was born in East St. Louis, Illinois on this date in 1922.

Hank was a member of 7 New York Yankees World Championship teams.
 Scooter and Yogi showing their appreciation.
 A pretty fair group of players.
Bauer and Joltin' Joe
Hank was part of the  the trade to the KC Athletics that brought Roger Maris to New York.
 As manager, Hank led the Baltimore Orioles to their first World Series Championship in 1966.

Tennis great Evonne Goolagong Cawley is celebrating her 61st birthday today.
Evonne won 7 Grand Slam singles titles from 1971-80.  She was inducted into the International Tennis hall of Game in 1988.

Legendary sports broadcaster Curt Gowdy was born in Green river, Wyoming on this date in 1919.

Chicago legend Irv Kupcinet was born in North Lawndale, Illinois on this date in 1912.

Here's Kup with the ecleptic group of guests, Don Rickles, Chicago sportscaster Tim Weigel, Robert Goulet, and Tommy Lasorda.

Irv and Essie were married for 62 years.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Can't Read Too Many Books -- July

I read a few very good books this month.

Written by Lefty's daughter this was a great read.

The premise of this book hooked me.

"On a seemingly ordinary Saturday in a California suburb, Julia and her family awake to discover, along with the rest of the world, that the rotation of the earth has suddenly begun to slow. The days and nights grow longer and longer, gravity is affected, the environment is thrown into disarray. Yet as she struggles to navigate an ever-shifting landscape, Julia is also coping with the normal disasters of everyday life—the fissures in her parents’ marriage, the loss of old friends, the hopeful anguish of first love, the bizarre behavior of her grandfather who, convinced of a government conspiracy, spends his days obsessively cataloging his possessions. As Julia adjusts to the new normal, the slowing inexorably continues."

Here's the author.

If you're a child of the 60's-70's, or you like the the music made by these artists check out this book:

Blow Out the Candles July 30

Hall of Famer Casey Stengel was born in  on this date in  Kansas City, Missouri on this date in 1890.

"The secret of managing a club is to keep the five guys who hate you away from the five who are undecided."
For more quotes go here.
 Casey managed the Yankees to 10 AL Pennants and 7 World Series Championships from 1949-1960.
 Casey and Moose
 Stengel, Turley and Berra
 Mick and Casey
 Talking to Ed Kranepool

Beloved Cincinnati Reds pitcher and broadcaster Joe Nuxhall was born in Hamilton, Ohio on this date in 1928.
 Nuxie with Big Klu
Joe and Marty

Singer, songwriter Kate Bush is celebrating her 54th birthday today.

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