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Random Awesomeness (part 2019.13)

Random Awesomeness


Purchase the soundtrack for Yesterday
featuring a bunch of Beatles songs performed by Himesh Patel!

 

Fun Cards Submission: First pitches (part 3)

Cubs Hall of Famers

Fergie Jenkins and Billy Williams were chosen to thrown out dual ceremonial first pitches before the Cubs home opener this year. Both were inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame; Fergie in 1991, Billy in 1987.

Retired Numbers: #25 & #26


Gene Autry, Los Angeles/California/Anaheim Angels

Long before Nolan Ryan posed for baseball cards wearing a cowboy hat, baseball had another cowboy, a “Singing Cowboy”: the owner of the Angels, Gene Autry. Better known for his singing career, Autry was the Angels owner from 1961 to 1997. He wrote “Here Comes Santa Claus” and is also known for his renditions of “Frosty the Snowman” and “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.” He belongs to both the Country Music and Nashville Songwriters Halls of Fame and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Angels retired #26 in his honor, signifying his role as the 26th man for the team.


Jose Cruz, Houston Cruz


Billy Williams, Chicago Cubs


Johnny Oates, Texas Rangers

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