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BASEBALL HALL OF FAMER HAS DIED AT 91

Whitey Ford, Yankees legend and Hall of Fame pitcher, dead at age 91 - CBSSports.com

Whitey Ford, one of the most talented pitchers in baseball history, who
helped lead the
New York Yankees to a string of World Series
wins in the 1950s and ’60s died at his home in Lake Success on
Long Island. He had suffered from dementia for several years.

Ford was the second-oldest living member of the Hall of Fame after Tommy Lasorda at the time of his death.

 

Whitey Ford Speaking Fee and Booking Agent Contact
Edward Charles “Whitey” Ford
(October 21, 1928 – October 8, 2020)

1961 Topps 160 Whitey Ford HOF Yankees PSA 9 25777570



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FAMOUS SINGING COWBOY BORN ON THIS DAY

Gene Autry, "The Singing Cowboy" of the 1940s-50s. | Old western movies, Movie stars, Western movie

Gene Autry - October 2, 1998 - Obituary - Tributes.com
Orvon Grover “Gene” Autry
(September 29, 1907 – October 2, 1998)

 

Actor and singer Gene Autry was known as The Singing
Cowboy for his appearances in ninety-three movies and
ninety-one TV productions. His roles as honest American
hero’s earned him a reputation as one of country music’s
most prominent figures.

He did work on his father’s ranch and worked as a railroad
telegrapher. He performed as a singer and a guitarist at
local dances. He owned the Anaheim Angels baseball team
for over thirty years.

 

AUTRY, GENE - Back in the Saddle Again - Amazon.com Music

Gene Autry Comics #38 DELL Apr 1950 cgc 6.5 off-wh/Wht Pgs Photocover Front/Rear

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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Elvis Presley's Early Childhood
A young Elvis with parents Gladys and Vernon Presley
in Tupelo, Mississippi.

Elvis vigil: More than 700 fans expected at smaller-than-usual event

Elvis on stage in Hollywood in february 12 1977. | Müzik
Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977)

 

 

Elvis Presley: Read 1977 Obituary on Anniversary of Death | Time

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THE SEASON BEGINS TOMORROW

World Record $3.12 Million T206 Honus Wagner Baseball Card

The story of the most famous — and valuable — baseball
card in the world continues to be told. The 1909-11 T206
Honus Wagner set a new world record price for a baseball
card, selling for $3.12 million
through Goldin Auctions. The
price includes the Buyers Premium. This breaks the old
record of $2.8 million, which was paid for a different copy
of the card in 2007.

Known as the “Jumbo Wagner,” the card is graded a PSA
5, making it one of the top-condition copies of the card.

T206 Honus Wagner Sweet Corporal Jumbo Reverse

T206 Honus Wagner - Wikipedia
Johannes Peter "Honus" Wagner 
(February 24, 1874 – December 6, 1955)

Baseball - Kehoe-France School Southshore

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THE ‘’BABE’’ RETIRED ON THIS DAY IN 1935

Babe Ruth, wearing his No. 3 uniform, receives
Babe Ruth, wearing his No. 3 uniform, receives a standing ovation as
he comes out of the Cleveland Indians’ dugout to take a bow at
Yankee Stadium in the Bronx on June 13, 1948.

      On June 2, 1935, Babe Ruth, one of the greatest players in the history of
      baseball, ended his Major League playing career after 22 seasons, 10
      World Series and 714 home runs. The following year, Ruth, a larger-than-
      life figure whose name became synonymous with baseball, was one of
      the first five players inducted into the sport’s hall of fame.

      George Herman Ruth was born February 6, 1895, into a poor family in
      Baltimore. As a child, he was sent to St. Mary’s Industrial School for
      Boys, a school run by Roman Catholic brothers, where he learned to
      play baseball and was a standout athlete. At 19, Ruth was signed by
      the Baltimore Orioles, then a Boston Red Sox minor league team. Ruth’s
      fellow teammates and the media began referring to him as team owner
      Jack Dunn’s newest “babe,” a nickname that stuck.

      Ruth would later acquire other nicknames, including “The Sultan of Swat”
      and “The Bambino.”

      Home run king Babe Ruth, wearing his famed

      Ailing and Emotional Babe Ruth Addressing the Crowd at Yankee ...
      George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr.
      (February 6, 1895 – August 16, 1948)

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