Saturday, November 26, 2011

Baseball Birthdays: November 20-26

November 20
Jay Johnstone - 1975 Topps #242
Jay had a 20-year career in baseball. He was with the Phillies from 1974-78 but also played for the Angels, White Sox, A's, Yankees, Padres, Dodgers, and Cubs. He was known as a big clubhouse prankster. I remember when he was in Philly, that he used to wear an umbrella hat during pre-game workouts.

November 21
Stan Musial - 2003 Topps Shoebox #23
This week was Stan the Man's 91st birthday! Wow.

November 22
Greg Luzinski - 2001 SP Legendary Cuts Debut Game Bat
Greg was the Phillies #1 draft pick in 1968. He played 11 years with the Phillies and another 4 for the White Sox. He hit 307 career home runs.

November 23
Jonathan Papelbon - 2009 SP Legendary Cuts #58
The newest Phillie.

November 24
Ben McDonald - 1990 Donruss Rookies #30
The Orioles #1 pick in 1989, he was one of the hottest names in the hobby in 1990.

November 25
Joe DiMaggio - 1992 Score DiMaggio
Joltin' Joe DiMaggio. 56-game hitting streak. Once married to Marilyn Monroe. Shilled for Mr. Coffee.

November 26
Hugh Duffy - 2011 Tri-Star Obak #13
Sir Hugh set the single season batting average record in 1894, batting .440. He also hit 18 home runs, and batted in 145 runs that year to win the Triple Crown.

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