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MIKE STANLEY RETURNED TO THE YANKEES

On August 13, 1997: The Boston Red Sox traded Mike Stanley back to the New York Yankees. The catcher, who played in the Major League for 15 years, began his professional career playing for the Texas Rangers. Then, from 1992 to 1995, Stanley played for the Yankees, after which he was traded to the Sox, only to return to our side of the field a year later. He ended his career back the Sox in 2000 with a batting average of .270, 187 home runs, and 702 batted ins.

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A REVOLUTIONARY PASSED AWAY

On August 13, 2012: Helen Gurley Brown passed away in New York City. Author, publisher, and businesswoman, Brown’s book Sex and the Single Girl was published in 28 countries, inspiring a movie starring Natalie Wood. Brown then became the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, where she worked for 32 years. Throughout the ‘60s, she was an outspoken advocate of women’s sexual freedom always maintaining that women could have it all: “love, sex, and money”. Her work is known to have played a part in the sexual revolution. In 1997, Bonnie Fuller replaced Brown as editor-in-chief of Cosmo; however, Brown remained the international editor for all 59 international editions of the magazine until her death.

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PAT HARRINGTON, JR.

On August 13, 1929: Voice, stage, and television actor Pat Harrington, Jr. was born. Harrington began acting on stage and for TV, becoming famous in the 50s as a member of Steve Allen’s TV comedy troupe, “Men on the Street”. Harrington was also well-known for his many appearances as the comedic “Guido Pazini” on The Jack Paar Show. Harrington is best known for his role as affable building superintendent “Dwayne Schneider” on the television sitcom One Day at a Time, for which he won both an Emmy and a Golden Globe.

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