Happy 50th Birthday, Don Mattingly

Posted by The G on April 20, 2011 under Celebrities | Be the First to Comment

Photo and autograph courtesy of the G Archives.

Don Mattingly

Don Mattingly

Happy 50th birthday to former Yankee slugger Don Mattingly.  I’ve met Mattingly probably close to 20 times and he always did his best to make sure fans walked away from the experience with an autograph.  I used to look forward to the Yankees coming to town just to catch a glimpse of Don Mattingly in the flesh.

Also born today: actor Joey Lawrence, singer Luther Vandross and dictator Adolph Hitler.  You don’t really see anyone these days being named Adolph.  He sort of ruined that name for the world.

Happy Birthday, Darryl Strawberry

Posted by The G on March 12, 2011 under Celebrities | Be the First to Comment

Photo and autograph courtesy of the G Archives.

Darryl Strawberry, Don Mattingly

Darryl Strawberry, Don Mattingly

Happy birthday to baseball great Darryl Strawberry.  I remember it being such a thrill to get the above issue of Sports Illustrated autographed by Darryl and Don Mattingly in 1987.  That was such a fun time.  His career in baseball was plagued by drug addiction, but I believe he is clean now.  Happy birthday Darryl!  Also born on this day:  writers Edward Albee and Jack Kerouac.

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