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Happy 85th birthday to one of the greatest baseball players who ever lived, if not *the* greatest: Willie Mays!
Johnny Bench was voted one of the four "MLB Greatest Living Players" in 2015, along with Hank Aaron, Sandy Koufax, and Willie Mays. There are 70 Gold Gloves in this picture! And Brooks is enjoying a glass of red - love it!
Carl Hubbell! I know his name well, and have never once seen a film clip of him - famous for his screwball. His 1933-1937 seasons were extraordinary (note also in that link the #1 pitcher in "Similarity" to Hubbell). I vaguely recall "hearing" (and I mean, I can still hear it in my mind) in a documentary, an extremely gravelly voiced, older man saying "Carl Hubbell" when talking about the best pitchers ever - was that Red Barber in the Burns video? From Wikipedia, it says he set the major league record for consecutive wins with 24, and reminds us that he struck out Ruth, Gehrig, Foxx, Simmons, and Cronin, in order, during the 1934 All Star Game - stories like that are what legends are made of.