Saturday, November 19, 2011

Baseball Birthdays November 13-19

November 13
2011 Bowman Topps 100 #25 Arodys Vizcaino
I did a post earlier in the week on young players and missed this guy. He made his debut on August 12, 2011 and went 1-1 in 17 appearances for the Braves. He was born in 1990.

November 14
1995 Score Platinum #163 Curt Schilling
Curt was born in Anchorage Alaska in 1966. A sure Hall of Famer.
November 15
2006 Bowman Heritage Mini #221 Craig Hansen
You would think, with as many baseball players that have been born over the years, that there would be at least one big name player born on each day of the year. Not so, which is why I'm using Craig Hansen, Red Sox 1st round pick in 2005 for today.

November 16
1984 Topps Traded  #42 Dwight Gooden
Born in 1964, the Mets #1 Draft Pick in 1982, was 17-9 with a 2.60 ERA in his debut season with the Mets in 1984.

November 17
1971 Topps #72 Tom Seaver
Tom Terrific was born in 1944. He was 311-205 in his 20-year career and elected into the Hall of Fame in 1992.

November 18
1987 Topps #518 Gene Mauch
Skip was born in 1925 and was an infielder from 1944 to 1957 appearing in only 304 games. He started his 27-year career as a manager in 1960 with the Phillies. He also managed the Expos, Twins, and Angels. His career record as a manager is 1902 wins vs. 2037 loses. He passed away in 2005.

November 19
1994 Upper Deck All-Time Heroes #11 Roy Campanella
Born in 1921 in Philadelphia Campy graduated from Simon Gratz High School. All the cool cats went to Simon Gratz, or so I heard when I lived in Philly. Campy played for the Dodgers from 1948 to 1957. His career was cut short on 1/28/58 when he was paralyzed as the result of an automobile accident. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1969. He died in 1993.

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