Friday, November 29, 2019

We remember H. Wayne Huizenga (1937-2016)

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We learned in 2016 that H. Wayne Huizenga passed away.   

He was 80 and a very accomplished businessman.   At one time, he owned every professional team in the Miami area:  Miami Dolphins, Florida Panthers and Florida Marlins!     

Huizenga was born in the Chicago suburb of Evergreen Park on this day in 1937.   His businesses included "Blockbuster" and "Auto Nation".

He was a very successful businessman:

We remember Dick McAuliffe (1939-2016)

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We remember Dick McAuliffe who was born on this day in 1939.   He died in 2016.

McAuliffe was the second baseman in those great Tigers teams of the 1960s, including the 1968 World Series champs & the 1961 team that won 101 games but finished second to New York.

McAuliffe played most of his career with Detroit.   He broke with the Tigers in 1960 and put some great numbers at a time when second basemen did not hit with power:   197 HR & 696 RBI.   His best power year was 1964 with 24 HR.

McAuliffe was recently selected as # 53 in the top 100 Detroit Tigers.

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