Did you know that before Charley Pride became a country music star, he was a baseball player. Fifty-eight (58) years ago today, Charley pitched four innings of shutout ball, as the Negro League All-Stars beat the Major League All-Stars, including Willie Mays and Hank Aaron, on a final score of 4-2.   National Cat Day -- but, we all know every day is Cat Day for your feline friends.

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This special day is sponsored by the Animal Miracle Foundation and was created by Pet Lifestyle Expert and Animal Welfare Advocate, Colleen Paige.  Since it was first celebrated in 2005, it has helped save the lives of over one million cats.

The purpose of this day is to help the public to recognize the number of cats that need to be rescued.  It also should encourage cat lovers everywhere, to celebrate the cats in their lives and better appreciate the unconditional love and companionship that they bestow upon them.

Now Let's P-A-R-T-Y! Happy Birthday to all of those celebrating today. Make it a memorable one, and all the 975 KGKL staff wish you happiness!

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Concho Valley Birthdays include:

Emily Muro, 1 year old.  From Mom and Dad.

Amy Jordan, old enough.  From her husband, Knoal.

Staci Jenkins, 40 something.  From Paige and Joe.

Thomas Mayer, 60.  From his daughter, Michele and granddaughter, Baby Girl.

Claire Baxter, 53.  From her dear friends, the Fontenots.  Claire wins today's birthday cake from Halfmann's Cake Cottage.