Blow Out the Candles Feb 23
Hall of Fame wide receiver Fred Biletnikoff is celebrating his 68th birthday today. 1968 Topps #168 December 16, 1973 January 1, 1978 Pre-season 1975 Fred is at starts 5:55 Yankee great Elston Howard was born in St. Louis Missouri on this date in 1929. 1968 Topps #167 Whitey Ford and Eslton Howard May 24, 1959 sliding into home (the catcher is Gus Triandos) Ron Hunt is 70 today. 1968 Topps #15 I found a great tribute to Ron Hunt at Centerfield Maz. Check it out.
Elston Howard was a 12X AS and the 1963 AL MVP. He was on 10 pennant winners, the first 9 with the Yankees, and the last in 1967 with the Red Sox. He began his professional baseball career as a 19-year-old with the Negro League Kansas City Monarchs.