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Giga Bite, January 22, 2023

Geelong's George Pike was born 100 years ago today. In his three seasons with the Cats from 1947 to 1949, Pike played 14 matches and kicked 11 goals. — Andrew Gigacz
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Posted by Gigs Gigacz, 22nd Jan
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Giga Bite, January 21, 2023

Footscray's Dick Wilkinson was born 100 years ago today. Wilkinson played two games for the Bulldogs in 1926, both come-from-behind wins. He kicked a goal in the second of those games. — Andrew Gigacz
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Posted by Gigs Gigacz, 21st Jan
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Giga Bite, January 17, 2023

Carlton one-gamer Les Starr was born 100 years ago today. Starr's solitary VFL match came in Round 18 of the 1913 season. Starr passed away aged 61 in 1954. — Andrew Gigacz
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Posted by Gigs Gigacz, 17th Jan
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Giga Bite, January 16, 2023

East Perth's Colin Pestell was born 100 years ago today. Pestell's 155-game career in the WAFL took in the years 1946 to 1954 and included no fewer than eight state appearances. — Andrew Gigacz
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Posted by Gigs Gigacz, 16th Jan
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Giga Bite, January 15, 2023

Hawthorn's Richard Loveridge turns 60 today. Loveridge's 136-game VFL career included premiership wins against Essendon in 1983 and Carlton in 1986. — Andrew Gigacz
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Posted by Gigs Gigacz, 15th Jan
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Giga Bite, January 13, 2023

One of the most famous names in Australian football, Roy Cazaly, was born 130 years ago today. Playing 99 games each for St Kilda and South Melbourne, his big leap spawned the famous cry, "Up there, Cazaly!", still popular today. — Andrew Gigacz
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Posted by Gigs Gigacz, 13th Jan
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Giga Bite, January 12, 2023

Happy birthday to North Melbourne one-gamer Kevin Hughes, who turns 60 today. Hughes' one game came in the opening round of 1988, in which he got a creditable 15 posessions. — Andrew Gigacz
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Posted by Gigs Gigacz, 12th Jan
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Giga Bite, January 11, 2023

Happy 140th birthday to Richmond's Jack Pemberton. Becoming the 25th VFL Tiger in Round 4, 1908, Pemberton went on to play three games in yellow and black. — Andrew Gigacz
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Posted by Gigs Gigacz, 11th Jan
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Giga Bite, January 10, 2023

Hawthorn's Alex Nash was born 100 years ago today. Nash played a single game for the Hawks in 1942 before returning to his role as pilot in the RAAF. He was killed in action in 1944, aged just 21. — Andrew Gigacz
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Posted by Gigs Gigacz, 10th Jan
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Giga Bite, January 8, 2023

South Melbourne's Perce Horner was born 110 years ago today. Horner kicked one of the Swans eight goals on debut in 1938, but he never played senior VFL footy again. — Andrew Gigacz
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Posted by Gigs Gigacz, 8th Jan
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Giga Bite, January 7, 2023

Happy 121st birthday to South Melbourne and Melbourne's Bert Lawrence. In a VFL career that only took in 10 games, Lawrence played five games for the Bloods in 1921, two more in 1925 and three for the Fuchsias in 1926. — Andrew Gigacz
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Posted by Gigs Gigacz, 7th Jan
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Giga Bite, January 6, 2023

Happy 150th birthday to South Melbourne's Jack Adamson. The younger brother of Dave, who played 90 games for the Bloods, Jack made three appearances in red and white in 1897-98. — Andrew Gigacz
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Posted by Gigs Gigacz, 6th Jan
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Giga Bite, January 5, 2023

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Ray Bower. In the 1940s Bower played 23 VFL games – 13 for Essendon and 10 for Richmond – and eight games for Port Melbourne in the VFA. — Andrew Gigacz
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Posted by Gigs Gigacz, 5th Jan
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Giga Bite, January 4, 2023

North Melbourne's Frank Connellan was born 100 years ago today. The only player of that surname to play V/AFL footy, Connellan played 29 games for the Shinboners in 1946 and 1947. — Andrew Gigacz
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Posted by Gigs Gigacz, 4th Jan
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Giga Bite, January 3, 2023

Happy 40th birthday to Shane Harvey. Though best known as Brent's younger brother, Shane was a handy footballer in his own right, playing 11 games for Essendon and three for North Melbourne in 2002-04. – Andrew Gigacz
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Posted by Gigs Gigacz, 3rd Jan
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Giga Bite, January 2, 2023

Happy 150th birthday to South Melbourne's Charlie Robertson. Across the 1900 and 1901 VFL seasons, Robertson played a total of six games for the Bloods, the last of which was his only win. — Andrew Gigacz
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Posted by Gigs Gigacz, 2nd Jan
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Giga Bite, January 1, 2023

Happy 122nd birthday to former Don and Bulldog Harry Harrison. Harrison played three games for Essendon in the premiership season of 1923 and a further two for Footscray in 1925, the Dogs' first in the VFL. — Andrew Gigacz
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Posted by Gigs Gigacz, 1st Jan
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Giga Bite, December 31, 2022

Happy 121st birthday to Footscray's Seddon Bagley. Across the 1925 and 1926 VFL seasons Bagley played five games, kicking six goals. — Andrew Gigacz
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Posted by Gigs Gigacz, 31st Dec
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Giga Bite, December 30, 2022

Happy 130th birthday to Clem Dayman. After commencing his career with North Adelaide, Dayman became a premiership star for Port Adelaide. He played a total of 88 SAFL games from 1915 to 1925. — Andrew Gigacz
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Posted by Gigs Gigacz, 30th Dec
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