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Literary birthday greetings: 1919 – Jackie Robinson, infielder; All-Star, Hall of Famer Since I addressed this last year — and there are soooo many books about Robinson — I just thought I’d link to that entry for everyone’s convenience. 1931 – Hank Aguirre, pitcher; All-Star 1931 – Ernie Banks, infielder; All-Star, Hall of Famer 1947 […]

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I haven’t done the research, but I would venture to guess Jan. 31 has the record for most Hall of Famers born: Jackie Robinson, Ernie Banks, and Nolan Ryan. Robinson would have been 92 today. As befits his stature in American as well as baseball history, there are dozens of books written about him, for […]

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Birthday greetings

January 31, 2008 · 0 comments

January 31 marks the birthdays of no less than three Hall of Famers: Jackie Robinson, Ernie Banks, and Nolan Ryan. There are enough books on and by Robinson to fill several shelves, including adult and, in particular, juvenile titles. Robinson’s story of courage and leadership transcended sports and stretched into the areas or sociology, race […]

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