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YOUNGEST PLAYER IN THE HALL OF FAME

The Strikeout King Makes the Baseball Hall of Fame | The Saturday Evening Post

On January 19,  1972, 36-year-old Sandy Koufax, the former Los
Angeles Dodgers star, became the youngest player elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. "This is the only thing that’s made having
to retire early a little easier," says Koufax, who retired at age 30.
"This is the biggest honor I’ve ever been given, not just in baseball,
but in my life." Koufax made his Major League Baseball debut in
1955.

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax relives his finest game
Sanford Koufax (Sanford Braun) turned 87 December 30th.

1955 Topps #123 Sandy Koufax RC Rookie HOF PSA 6 EX-MT " LOOKS NICER

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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1958 Topps No. 47 Roger Maris Rookie Psa 8 Near Mint/mint Pack Fresh

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Roger Eugene Maris
(September 10, 1934 – December 14, 1985)

Maris was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 1983.

In response, Maris organized the annual Roger Maris
Celebrity Golf Tournament to raise money for cancer
research and treatment.

Maris died of the disease at age 51 at M.D. Anderson Hospital
in
Houston, Texas. He was buried at Holy Cross Cemetery
in
Fargo, North Dakota.

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‘’ MICK’’ MEMORABILIA SOLD BIG AT AUCTION

Mickey Mantle 1962 Topps Yankees Card #200 PSA 8 *CENTERED*

(Fox News) – Mickey Mantle, the late great New York Yankees
legend who won seven World Series titles and three MVP
awards with the organization, is having a great year when
it comes to his memorabilia.

On Saturday, the bidding for Mantle’s signed and handwritten
"lewd" Yankees questionnaire ended. One of the most historical
pieces in the Mantle collection sold for $242,788.80, according
to Lelands auction house.

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

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BALL GLOVE WAS BIG ‘CATCH’ AT AUCTION

Babe Ruth glove

(Fox News) – A baseball glove that Babe Ruth used nearly a century
ago while playing for the New York Yankees sold for a record $1.5
million at an auction on Saturday.
 

Ruth gifted the glove, which has light wear and even a "spatter
from tobacco juice," to Jimmy Austin, who played for the St.
Louis Browns.

It remained in Austin’s family until it was sold at the Louisville
Slugger Museum & Factory
auction on Saturday.

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George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr.
(February 6, 1895 – August 16, 1948)

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(December 8, 1879 – March 6, 1965)

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THE SINGING COWBOY BORN ON THIS DAY

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Orvon Grover "Gene" Autry

Gene Autry, the cowboy crooner and Hollywood hitmaker who
helped popularize
country-western music and became one of
the most celebrated performers in American history, was born
in Tioga, Texas, on this day in history, Sept. 29, 1907.

"In addition, his success as a singing cowboy launched an entire
genre of movies and paved the way for successful rivals such as
Roy Rogers and Tex Ritter."
  (FOX NEWS)

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