Sunday, April 23, 2023

A word about April 23

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On this day in 1954, rookie Henry, or Hank, Aaron,  hit # 1 off Vic Raschi of the Cardinals.  Aaron was the last of the Negro League players to play in the majors.   

We remember Hall of Fame pitcher Warren Spahn who was born on this day in 1921 in Buffalo, New York.  Spahn joined the Boston Braves in 1942 and moved to Milwaukee with the team for the 1953 season.   It was in Milwaukee that he got to play with Lew Burdette, Eddie Matthews and Henry Aaron.   They won the 1957 World Series and the 1958 NL pennant.  He retired with 363 wins, 63 shutouts and a 3.09 ERA. 

Roy Orbison, one of the all-time great rockers, was born on this day in 1936 in Vernon, Texas.  Most people remember him for "Pretty woman", a great # 1 song from 1964.    It also came back big with the soundtrack of the movie by the same name.   

We say happy birthday to the great British author.    We believe that he was born in Stratford-on-Avon on April 23, 1564.  No one knows for sure because birth records were not always reliable back.  We do know that it happened around this day in 1564. 

Check out 2013 chat with Nilda Cepero, Cuban American artist, author & poet.  I enjoyed it a lot.  Click HERE to listen.   

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