Sports Birthdays for July 21 — CC Sabathia and More
Here are some of the people in the sports world celebrating birthdays on July 21:
Profession: Retired MLB Player / Broadcaster
Best Known For: Distinguished by his Fu Manchu mustache and quirky mannerisms while pitching in relief, Al Hrabosky played from 1970 to 1982 with the St. Louis Cardinals, Kansas City Royals and Atlanta Braves. Nicknamed ‘The Mad Hungarian,’ Hrabosky led the major leagues in saves and win-loss percentage in 1975, while with the Cardinals. He is now an analyst on Cardinals’ broadcasts.
Profession: Professional Soccer Player
Best Known For: Immortalized when she removed her jersey to reveal her sports bra after making a World Cup-winning penalty kick for the U.S. national team against China in 1999, Brandi Chastain is a soccer icon. She plays for the California Storm of Women’s Premier Soccer League and has played for San Jose CyberRays of the WUSA.
Profession: WNBA Player
Best Known For: A seven-time WNBA All-Star, Tamika Catchings is among the best women’s basketball players of all time. She has played her entire WNBA career with the Indiana Fever, for whom she played while being named 2011 WNBA MVP. Prior to turning pro, Catchings was an All-American at the University of Tennessee. She was also a member of the U.S. women’s national teams that won gold medals at the 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics.
Profession: MLB Player
Best Known For: A six-time All-Star, CC Sabathia has been a durable pitcher for the Cleveland Indians, Milwaukee Brewers and New York Yankees from 2001 to 2012. Sabathia won the 2007 American League Cy Young Award while with the Indians and helped lead the Yankees to the 2009 World Series title, including being named the 2009 American League Championship Series MVP.
Kellen Winslow II
Profession: NFL Player
Best Known For: Selected to the Pro Bowl in 2007, Kellen Winslow II is a productive NFL tight end. He has played with the Cleveland Browns and Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2004 to 2011. Winslow signed a free agent contract with the Seattle Seahawks in 2012. Winslow’s dad is Pro Football Hall of Famer Kellen Winslow. Winslow played his college football at the University of Miami, where, after a game, he once exclaimed to reporters ‘ I’m a soldier!’ while relating his responsibilities on the field.