You ever wondered what famous sports personalities were born today? This is a series that will list some of the most famous sports birthdays on each day. These sports figures will often come from the NFL, NBA, MLB and the NHL. There will also be birthdays from other sports like NASCAR and professional golf. We will also say happy birthday to the most famous people in MMA, boxing and the Olympics.
You born on this day
Personalities from sports
God given talent
1889-1985 Smoky Joe Wood, American baseball pitcher for the Boston Red Sox who became an outfielder for the Cleveland Indians
1917 Lee MacPhail is an American retired front-office executive in Major League Baseball. MacPhail was a baseball executive for 45 years, serving as the director of player personnel for the New York Yankees, the president and general manager of the Baltimore Orioles, chief aide to Commissioner of Baseball William Eckert, executive vice president and general manager of the Yankees, and president of the American League
1923-2010 Bobby Thomson, Scotland born American baseball player, His season-ending three-run home run for the Giants in 1951, known as the “Shot Heard ‘Round the World,” is one of the most famous moments in baseball history
1940 Bobby Knight, American basketball coach who loves to throw chairs
1948 Dave Cowens, American basketball player and coach, Hall of Fame NBA player for the Boston Celtics
1948 Dan Gable, American wrestler and coach who won a Gold Medal in the Olympic Games
1948 Dan Issel, American basketball player and Hall of Famer
1954 Mike Eruzione is an American former ice hockey player who was the captain of the 1980 Winter Olympics United States national team that defeated the Soviet Union in the famous Miracle on Ice game.
1961 Ward Burton, American auto racer for NASCAR
1970 J.A. Adande is an American sports columnist who covers the National Basketball Association for ESPN.com. He also serves as a panelist for ESPN’s Around the Horn and as a guest host on ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption television shows.
1971 Pedro Martínez, Dominican baseball player, likely future Baseball Hall of Famer
1979 Milena Roucka is a Canadian professional wrestler and former model of Czech and Costa Rican descent. She is signed to WWE, and works as Rosa Mendes on the SmackDown brand
1985 Kara Lynn Joyce, American swimmer and Olympian who won four Olympic Silver Medals
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