Forty-one years ago today, the 4 day experience known as Woodstock came to an end. Roughly half a million people saw 32 musical acts perform in what Rolling Stone magazine called one of the “50 moments that changed the history of rock and roll”.
Topps gave Woodstock a little love on this 2001 American Pie card.
Now for some birthdays.
This great Hall of Famer would be celebrating his 76th birthday today.
Unfortunately, he was killed in a plane crash on December 31, 1972, while escorting relief supplies to earthquake stricken Managua, Nicaragua. Clemente got his 3000th hit in his final regular season at-bat and was voted into the Hall of Fame in a special election just 3 months after his death.
This next player is definitely a step (or 10) down from Clemente, but he today is his birthday also.
Bobby Higginson is turning the big 4-0 today. Why is that significant you ask? It just so happens that Bobby and I share the same birth date.