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FORMER TRAIL BLAZER STAR IS 57 TODAY

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Charles Linwood "Buck" Williams was born
in
Rocky Mount, North Carolina.

On June 24, 1989, the Nets traded Buck Williams to
the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for Sam Bowie
and a draft pick. During his stay with the Blazers, Buck
became an assistant coach. He spent seven seasons
with the Trail Blazers where he remains the franchise
leader in field goal percentage (55.0%). He then went
to the New York Knicks in 1996 and announced his
retirement from the NBA in 1999.

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FORMER NFL STAR IS 83 TODAY

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Bryan Bartlett "Bart" Starr was born in Montgomery, AL.

The former Green Bay Packers quarterback was selected to
four Pro Bowl teams and was named 1966 NFL MVP. He won
five NFL Championships and two Super Bowls with the Packers,
being named MVP of Super Bowls I and II. Bart Starr compiled
24,718 passing yards and 152 touchdowns during his career.

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1931

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Mickey Charles Mantle (October 20, 1931 – August 13, 1995)

Legendary New York Yankee Mickey Mantle hit 536 career home runs, was
named American League MVP three times, and led the AL in home runs 4
times and batting average once. He won the Triple Crown in 1956 and totaled
7 World Series Championships in his 18-year career. Mantle made his MLB
debut on April 17, 1951 for the New York Yankees. He was named to 20 All-
Star games during his career, from 1951 to 1968.

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This 1952 Mickey Mantle Topps "rookie"
is the most valuable post-war card. In
2007 one sold for close to $300,000.

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Mickey Charles (“The Mick”) Mantle  
(October 20, 1931 – August 13, 1995)

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1918


Harold Peter Henry "Pee Wee" Reese
(July 23, 1918 – August 14, 1999)

Baseball player “Pee Wee” Reese was a 10-time MLB All-Star shortstop for the
Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers from 1940 to 1958. He helped lead the team
to a World Series Championship in 1955. Reese got his nickname, "Pee Wee,"
by being a champion marbles player. After retiring in 1958, he became manager
of the the Dodgers’ and led the team to another World Series Championship
in 1959.

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