Thursday, April 09, 2009

Birthday wishes

Three Chicago legends were born on this day...

One of the best pitchers in Cubs history, Hippo Vaughn, was born on this day in 1888. You may remember him from the 1918 World Series, and from the no-hitter he pitched (and lost).

The man who pitched the second best game in World Series history, Claude Passeau, was born on this day, exactly 100 years ago. He was the star of the 1945 World Series.

And finally, Chicago's very own Hugh Heffner was born on this day in 1926. That's right, do the math. Hef is 83 years old.