Sports Birthdays for July 14 — Tim Hudson and More
Here are some of the people in the sports world celebrating birthdays on July 14:
Profession: Retired NFL Player
Best Known For: A two-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle, Roosevelt Grier played in the NFL from 1955 to 1966 with the New York Giants and Los Angeles Rams. Grier was a member of the ‘Fearsome Foursome’ defensive line for the Rams, before retiring to pursue a career in entertainment, movies and television through the 1970s and 1980s.
Profession: Retired MLB Player/ Broadcaster
Best Known For: Winner of the 1980 American League Cy Young Award, Steve Stone was a journeyman pitcher who had one exceptional year while pitching for the Baltimore Orioles. In 1980, Stone went 25–7 for the Orioles and started the All-Star Game at Dodger Stadium. He finished his 11-year career with a record of 107-93 and a 3.97 earned run average. Since his retirement, Stone has served as a broadcaster on Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox games.
Profession: Retired MLB Player/ Current MLB Manager
Best Known For: A two-time All-Star third-baseman, Robin Ventura won six Gold Glove Awards during a major league career that spanned from 1989 to 2004 with the Chicago White Sox, New York Mets, New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers. While in college at Oklahoma State, Ventura had an NCAA-record 58-game hitting streak in 1987. He is the current manager of the Chicago White Sox.
Profession: NBA Player
Best Known For: A first-round NBA draft pick of the Indiana Pacers in 1996, Erick Dampier has been a serviceable center during his NBA career with the Pacers, Golden State Warriors, Dallas Mavericks, Miami Heat and Atlanta Hawks. Dampier has averaged 7.4 points and 7.1 rebounds per game over the span of his career.
Profession: MLB Player
Best Known For: A three-time All-Star, Tim Hudson is one of the winningest active pitchers in baseball. Having pitched for the Oakland A’s from 1999 to 2004, the Atlanta Braves, and now the San Francisco Giants. Hudson has recorded 188 victories and a 3.41 earned run average. Both totals place Hudson among the 10 best active pitchers.