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Curt Blefary
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Birth Date:July 5, 1943
Astrology Sign:Cancer
Chinese Sign:Sheep - Yang
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Occupation:Baseball Player

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Curt Blefary

Biography:Curt Blefary (July 5, 1943 - January 28, 2001) was an American left fielder in Major League Baseball who played with the Baltimore Orioles (1965-68), Houston Astros (1969), New York Yankees (1970-71), Oakland Athletics (1971-1972) and San Diego Padres (1972). A native of Brooklyn, New York, he batted left-handed and threw right-handed.

In an eight-season career, Blefary was a .237 hitter with 112 home runs and 382 RBI in 974 games.

In his debut year of 1965, Blefary hit .260 with 22 home runs and 70 RBI, winning both the American League Rookie of the Year and The Sporting News Rookie of the Year awards. The following season, he was a member of the Orioles team that won the 1966 World Series.

Nicknamed "Clank" by Frank Robinson, in part for his below-average fielding abilities, Blefary started his career in the outfield, tried at first base, then switched to catcher, in an effort to keeping his bat in the lineup. On April 27, 1968, he caught Tom Phoebus's no-hitter against the Red Sox. Blaming his constant defensive shuffling for his offensive decline, Blefary was sent to Houston in 1969 in the deal that brought Mike Cuellar to the Orioles.

After a full-season with the Astros, Blefary was used as a part-time player by the Yankees, Athletics and Padres. After retiring in 1972, he tried unsuccessfully to continue his career in baseball as a coach. He worked as a sheriff, bartender, truck driver, and later owned a night club. Even as his health failed in his later years, he hoped to secure a professional coaching job, but his only connection with baseball was as a volunteer coach for Northeast High School in Fort Lauderdale.

Blefary died in Pompano Beach, Florida, at age 57. His last wish was to be buried in Baltimore's Memorial Stadium. Although the park was nearly demolished when he died, his wife Lana was able to honor his request to scatter his ashes in Memorial Stadium. The Babe Ruth Museum supplied the home plate used in the penultimate game at the stadium and located it in the precise spot where it had been used. The ceremony was held on May 24, 2001. "He loved Baltimore, and he loved his fans," said his wife. "He was a lifelong student of the game."

Chinese Horoscope for Curt Blefary
Includes characteristics and Vices
Curt Blefary's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 05, 1943 - January 24, 1944
Birthday: July 5, 1943

The Sheep is a Yang,
and is the Eighth sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Good Manners
Lack of Foresight

Personality and Character Cards:
Numerology is used to calculate tarot cards

Curt Blefary's Personality Tarot Card Justice - Personality Card

Birthday: July 5, 1943

Balance, wisdom and a need for rational, logical solutions.

Curt Blefary's Character Tarot Card The High Priestess - Character Card

Birthday: July 5, 1943

Wisdom, secrets to be revealed, and the development of intuition.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Curt Blefary's Growth Tarot Card The Fool

Birthday: July 5, 2017

The beginning of a cycle or an adventure; a risk must be taken.




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