Thursday, February 4, 2016

Happy Baseball Birthday...Alice Cooper

Today we say Happy Baseball Birthday! to legendary rocker and lifelong Detroit Tigers fan, Alice Cooper. 

Cooper was born Vincent Damon Furnier in Detroit, Michigan on February 4, 1948.

If you're someone who loves music then you know all about Detroit and it's famous musicians, and Alice Cooper is right up there with the best of Motown.

Cooper, Kid Rock, Eminem, and the late Glenn Frey of The Eagles were all born in Detroit, and they're also passionate fans of the Tigers.

Cooper attended public school in the Motor City before suffering health problems that forced the family to move to Phoenix, Arizona where Cooper finished up high school.

Cooper has had a very successful career in rock since forming the band in the late 1960s.

Later in life Cooper embraced his love of baseball and rock music by opening up his restaurant Coopers'Town in Phoenix.

I love that Coopers'Town logo!

Just to be fair, although I've long know about Alice Cooper, his Detroit roots, love of baseball, the Tigers, and his adoptive Arizona Diamondbacks, I cannot tell you one song that Alice Cooper had recorded...that music wasn't my thing...but I respect him and his band for all their success.

Alice Cooper also celebrates a Birthday with former Tigers Germany Schafer,  Joe Sparma, and Rusty Kuntz.

Schafer played on the Tigers 1907-08 American League Championship teamd, Sparma won the World Series with the 1968 Tigers, and Kuntz was on the 1984 World Series Champion Tigers.

That's some pretty good company... a big Happy Baseball Birthday! to them all!


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