He began his career with the Cubs in 1960 at age 20. From that debut to his retirement in 1974, he put together some great numbers: .277 career batting average, 342 HR, 2,254 hits & 1,331 RBI. From 1963 to 1970, Santo averaged 29 HR and 106 RBI. He also led the NL in walks 4 times and won 5 Gold Gloves for his defensive work at third base. Sadly, he died in 2010 and did not live to see his induction into the Hall of Fame in 2012.
George Harrison was born in Liverpool on this day in 1943 and died on November 29, 2001. He had been battling cancer for a few years. George was part of The Beatles from the early days. He added a few songs to the group’s repertoire over the years but his biggest contribution was playing a great lead guitar and singing background vocals. He did sing or write some tunes, such as “Something” and “Here comes the sun“.
We say happy birthday to Karen Grassle who was born in California on this day in 1942. She played the role of Mrs. Caroline Ingalls and became one of our very favorite TV mothers. “Little House” was based on a series of books written by Laura Ingalls-Wilder. Laura was born in the late 1800’s and published the books in the 1930’s. It was her family’s story. The stories were about Pa, Ma, sister Mary and Almanzo, the young man she eventually married.
I have never read the books but the TV series was fabulous. The shows were extremely well written, serious and touched on real family issues. It was a great show.
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