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Happy 54th Birthday to the man who broke my heart 7 months after my birth with a walk-off home run against the Philadelphia Phillies to win the 1993 World Series.

Seriously…tears in my eyes. I’m not joking. Anywho…

Played 16 seasons for the Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians, San Diego Padres, Toronto Blue Jays, Baltimore Orioles, and the San Francisco Giants

Posted a .259 batting average, with 396 home runs, and 1,445 RBI

5x All-Star

Won 2 World Series Champion with the Toronto Blue Jays in 1992 and 1993.

2x Silver Slugger

1986 AL RBI Champion

Toronto Blue Jays Level of Excellence

Happy 63rd Birthday to Jeff Burroughs!
Played corner outfield spots for 16 seasons with the Washington Senators/Texas Rangers, Atlanta Braves, Seattle Mariners, Oakland Athletics, and the Toronto Blue Jays.
Batted .261, with 240 home runs, and 882 RBIs
2x All-Star
1974 AL MVP
AL RBI Champion (1974)
Retired after 1985 home runs

Happy 63rd Birthday to Jeff Burroughs!

Played corner outfield spots for 16 seasons with the Washington Senators/Texas Rangers, Atlanta Braves, Seattle Mariners, Oakland Athletics, and the Toronto Blue Jays.

Batted .261, with 240 home runs, and 882 RBIs

2x All-Star

1974 AL MVP

AL RBI Champion (1974)

Retired after 1985 home runs

Happy 64th Birthday J.R. Richard!
Pitched for 10 seasons for the Houston Astros
Had a 107-71 record, a 3.15 ERA, and 1,493 strike outs
All-Star in 1980
Stroke ended his career in 1980

Happy 64th Birthday J.R. Richard!

Pitched for 10 seasons for the Houston Astros

Had a 107-71 record, a 3.15 ERA, and 1,493 strike outs

All-Star in 1980

Stroke ended his career in 1980

Happy Birthday Ed Bouchee! (1933-2013)
Played first base for 7 seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs, and New York Mets.
Batted .265, with 62 home runs and 290 RBI
Retired during 1962 season

Happy Birthday Ed Bouchee! (1933-2013)

Played first base for 7 seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs, and New York Mets.

Batted .265, with 62 home runs and 290 RBI

Retired during 1962 season

On this day, 49 years ago, Pepper Martin passed away at 61 of a heart attack.
Played outfield and third base for the St. Louis Cardinals for 14 seasons.
Batted .298, with 1227 hits, and 501 RBI
4x All-Star
World Series Champion in 1931 and 1934
Retired after 1944 season

On this day, 49 years ago, Pepper Martin passed away at 61 of a heart attack.

Played outfield and third base for the St. Louis Cardinals for 14 seasons.

Batted .298, with 1227 hits, and 501 RBI

4x All-Star

World Series Champion in 1931 and 1934

Retired after 1944 season

Happy 29th Birthday Brad Mills!
Currently in the Minor League system of the Milwaukee Brewers, has pitched 4 seasons with the Toronto Blue Jays and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
Had a 3-3 record, with a 7.76 ERA, and 51 strikeouts

Happy 29th Birthday Brad Mills!

Currently in the Minor League system of the Milwaukee Brewers, has pitched 4 seasons with the Toronto Blue Jays and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Had a 3-3 record, with a 7.76 ERA, and 51 strikeouts

Happy 36th Birthday Mike Hessman!
Currently in the Minor Leagues, Mike Hessman has played 5 Major League seasons for the Atlanta Braves, Detroit Tigers and the New York Mets.
Has a .188 batting average, 14 home runs, and 33 RBI
Olympic Bronze Medalist in the 2008 Beijing Olympics for the USA

Happy 36th Birthday Mike Hessman!

Currently in the Minor Leagues, Mike Hessman has played 5 Major League seasons for the Atlanta Braves, Detroit Tigers and the New York Mets.

Has a .188 batting average, 14 home runs, and 33 RBI

Olympic Bronze Medalist in the 2008 Beijing Olympics for the USA

Happy 37th Birthday Mike MacDougal!
Has pitched 12 MLB seasons and is currently in the Philadelphia Phillies farm system and formerly pitched for my favorite Minor League club, the Wilmington Blue Rocks.
Has pitched for the Kansas City Royals, Chicago White Sox, Washington Nationals, St. Louis Cardinals, and the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Has a 18-23 record, 4.00 ERA, 325 strikeouts, and 71 saves
All-Star in 2003

Happy 37th Birthday Mike MacDougal!

Has pitched 12 MLB seasons and is currently in the Philadelphia Phillies farm system and formerly pitched for my favorite Minor League club, the Wilmington Blue Rocks.

Has pitched for the Kansas City Royals, Chicago White Sox, Washington Nationals, St. Louis Cardinals, and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Has a 18-23 record, 4.00 ERA, 325 strikeouts, and 71 saves

All-Star in 2003

Happy 38th Birthday Paul Konerko!
Entering 18th year at first base, playing for the Chicago White Sox. 
Has also played for the Cincinnati Reds and the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Has a .281 batting average, 2,297 hits, 434 home runs, and 1,390 RBI
6x All-Star
AL Comeback Player of the Year in 2004
ALCS MVP in 2005
World Series Champion in 2005 with the Chicago White Sox
Chicago White Sox team captain 2006-2013

Happy 38th Birthday Paul Konerko!

Entering 18th year at first base, playing for the Chicago White Sox. 

Has also played for the Cincinnati Reds and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Has a .281 batting average, 2,297 hits, 434 home runs, and 1,390 RBI

6x All-Star

AL Comeback Player of the Year in 2004

ALCS MVP in 2005

World Series Champion in 2005 with the Chicago White Sox

Chicago White Sox team captain 2006-2013

Happy 41st Birthday Ryan Franklin!
Pitched 12 seasons for the Seattle Mariners, Philadelphia Phillies, Cincinnati Reds, and the St. Louis Cardinals.
Pitched to a 62-76 record, 4.14 ERA, 668 strikeouts, and 84 saves.
All-Star in 2009
Olympic Gold Medal Winner in 2000 Sydney Olympics for Australia.
Retired after 2011 season.

Happy 41st Birthday Ryan Franklin!

Pitched 12 seasons for the Seattle Mariners, Philadelphia Phillies, Cincinnati Reds, and the St. Louis Cardinals.

Pitched to a 62-76 record, 4.14 ERA, 668 strikeouts, and 84 saves.

All-Star in 2009

Olympic Gold Medal Winner in 2000 Sydney Olympics for Australia.

Retired after 2011 season.

Happy 43rd Birthday Jeffrey Hammonds!!
Played in the outfield for 13 seasons with the Baltimore Orioles, Cincinnati Reds, Colorado Rockies, Milwaukee Brewers, San Francisco Giants, and the Washington Nationals.
Batted .272, with 110 home runs, and 423 RBI.
Retired due to injuries during the 2005 season

Happy 43rd Birthday Jeffrey Hammonds!!

Played in the outfield for 13 seasons with the Baltimore Orioles, Cincinnati Reds, Colorado Rockies, Milwaukee Brewers, San Francisco Giants, and the Washington Nationals.

Batted .272, with 110 home runs, and 423 RBI.

Retired due to injuries during the 2005 season

Happy 67th Birthday Kent Tekulve!
Pitched 16 seasons for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Philadelphia Phillies, and Cincinnati Reds
Pitched in 1,050 games, with a 94-90 record, 2.85 ERA, and 184 saves.
All-Star in 1980
1979 World Series Champion with the Pittsburgh Pirates
Retired during the 1989 season

Happy 67th Birthday Kent Tekulve!

Pitched 16 seasons for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Philadelphia Phillies, and Cincinnati Reds

Pitched in 1,050 games, with a 94-90 record, 2.85 ERA, and 184 saves.

All-Star in 1980

1979 World Series Champion with the Pittsburgh Pirates

Retired during the 1989 season