December 31. King Kelly is born in 1857.

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December 31.  King Kelly is born in 1857.

December 31, 1857.  Joseph ‘King’ Kelly is born. Cartoon advertising card with a characature of King Kelly catching, from 1887, Tobin Litho Company.

December 30. Sandy Koufax is born in 1935.

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December 30.  Sandy Koufax is born in 1935.

December 30, 1935.  Sandy Koufax is born. Sandy Koufax celebrates a victory as a Brooklyn Dodger in 1957.

December 29. Frank Delahanty is born in 1882.

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December 29.  Frank Delahanty is born in 1882.

December 29, 1882.  Frank Delahanty is born in 1882. Portrait of Frank Delahanty from a 1907 fold-out postcard for the New York Highlanders in 1907.

December 28. Ted Lyons is born in 1900.

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December 28.  Ted Lyons is born in 1900.

December 28, 1900.  Ted Lyons is born. Ted Lyons checks out a new pitching machine with the White Sox, circa 1930.

December 27. Henry Kimbro is born in 1912.

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December 27.  Henry Kimbro is born in 1912.

December 27, 1912.  Henry Kimbro is born. Henry Kimbro in a Cuban candy card from the mid-1940s in Havana.

December 26. Carlton Fisk is born in 1947.

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December 26.  Carlton Fisk is born in 1947.

December 26, 1947.  Carlton Fisk is born. Carlton Fisk is photographed in action at home plate in Fenway Park in the mid-1970s.

December 25. Quincy Trouppe is born in 1912.

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December 25.  Quincy Trouppe is born in 1912.

December 25, 1912.  Quincy Trouppe is born. An Alcalde political premium features Quincy Trouppe with the Marianao Club in Havana.

December 24. Frank Taveras is born in 1949.

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December 24.  Frank Taveras is born in 1949.

December 24, 1949.  Frank Taveras is born in 1949. Frank Taveras in action with the New York Mets in 1980.

December 23. Fritz Maisel is born in 1889.

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December 23.  Fritz Maisel is born in 1889.

December 23, 1889.  Fritz Maisel is born. Fritz Maisel as a New York Yankee in 1915.

December 22. Cornelius McGillicuddy is born in 1862.

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December 22.  Cornelius McGillicuddy is born in 1862.

December 22, 1862.  Connie Mack is born. Connie Mack with his two sons, Earle and Connie, Junior at the 1930 World Series.

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