On this date in 2009, Johnny Blanchard passed away at age 76.
"Hell, I can't play, Mick. That's why I'm crying." - to Mickey Mantle who found him crying in the dugout after his trade to Kansas City and told Blanchard that this would give him more opportunities to play
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