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Happy 85th birthday to one of the greatest baseball players who ever lived, if not *the* greatest: Willie Mays!
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.
With all these tags about Frank Gifford, you'd think I'd be writing about his football career, but only tangentially: Gifford was a commentator on ABC's Monday Night Football for 27 years, and (get ready for a 180-degree turn) it's largely due to him that the world was informed of John Lennon's assassination as soon as it was.
"Film Of The Washington Senators Winning The 1924 World Series Found!" by Mike Mashon on blogs.loc.gov This is the best footage of Walter Johnson I've ever seen.