Sports Birthdays for December 1 — Lee Trevino and More
Here are some of the people in the sports world celebrating birthdays on December 1:
Profession: Retired PGA Golfer
Best Known For: One of the most beloved golfers of all-time, Lee Trevino won 89 career tournaments, including six majors, after turning pro in 1960. In 1971, Trevino became the first man to win the U.S. Open, Canadian Open and British Open, which he did in a span of 20 days. He was named Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year for the feat. Trevino was struck by lightning at the 1975 Western Open, but continued his career. He later served as a broadcaster on golf coverage.
Profession: Retired MLB Player
Best Known For: A five-time All-Star outfielder, George Foster played for the San Francisco Giants, Cincinnati Reds, New York Mets and Chicago White Sox during his career from 1969 to 1986. Foster was a two-time National League home run champ and a three-time NL RBI champ. He was named the NL’s Most Valuable Player in 1977 when he hit 50 home runs. Foster was on the Reds’ teams that won the World Series in 1975 and 1976.
Profession: Retired WNBA Player
Best Known For: Pamela McGee played with the Sacramento Monarchs and Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA from 1997 to 1999. McGee played college basketball at USC, where she was a member of back-to-back national championship-winning teams in 1982 and 1983, while playing alongside her twin sister Paula, Cynthia Cooper and Cheryl Miller. McGee was a member of the U.S. women’s team that won the gold medal at the Summer Olympics in 1984. McGee’s son, JaVale, plays with the Denver Nuggets.
Profession: Retired NFL Player
Best Known For: After leading the University of Miami to a national title in 1987, quarterback Steve Walsh went on to play for the Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, Chicago Bears, St. Louis Rams, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Indianapolis Colts from 1989 to 1999.
Profession: NFL Player
Best Known For: DeSean Jackson is a two-time Pro Bowl wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles. He has played with the team since 2008. Blessed with blazing speed, Jackson often scores touchdowns of more than 50 yards by running past defensive backs either before or after the catch. His game-winning, 65-yard punt return touchdown as time expired capped a furious Eagles’ rally from a 21-point deficit against the New York Giants in 2010. Jackson played college football at California, where he was a two-time All-American.