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Thursday, November 23, 2006

Today's Birthdays

Todd Cruz CAL b. 1955, played 1980

Jose Gonzalez LAN,CAL b. 1964, played 1985-1992

Charlie Osgood BRO b. 1926, played 1944

Jesse Petty BRO b. 1894, played 1925-1928, d. 1971-10-23

Jimmy Sheckard BRO b. 1878, played 1897-1898, 1900-1905, d. 1947-01-15

Luis Tiant CAL b. 1940, played 1982, All-Star: 1968, 1974, 1976. Nicknamed "the Fred Astaire of baseball" by Reggie Jackson for his pirouettes on the mound, a delivery he learned from his father. Mostly famous for what he did for the Red Sox (including gleaning two of Boston's three wins in the 1975 World Series), he played out his final year with the Angels.

Dan Whitmer CAL b. 1955, played 1980


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