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Sports Birthdays for June 27 — Jim Edmonds and More

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Here are some of the people in the sports world celebrating birthdays on June 27:

Tommy Kono
Age: 82
Profession: Former U.S. Olympian
Best Known For: A U.S. weightlifter in the 1950s and 1960s, Tommy Kono is the only Olympic weightlifter in history to set world records in four different weight classes: lightweight, middleweight, light-heavyweight and middle-heavyweight. Kono won six consecutive world championships from 1953 to 1959, and he was a gold medalist at both the 1952 and 1956 Summer Olympics.

Rico Petrocelli
Age: 69
Profession: Retired MLB Player
Best Known For: A two-time All-Star selection, Rico Petrocelli played his entire career for the Boston Red Sox from 1963 to 1976. A shortstop and third-baseman, Petrocelli hit 40 home runs in 1969. He finished his career with 210 home runs and 773 runs batted in. Following his playing career, Petrocelli managed the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox in the minor leagues. He was elected to the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame in 1997.

Brad Childress
Age: 56
Profession: NFL Coach
Best Known For: The head coach of the Minnesota Vikings from 2006 to 2010, Brad Childress now serves as the offensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns. Childress had a record of 39-35 as head coach of the Vikings, including an appearance in the NFC championship game following the 2009 season. Childress has served as a football coach for 30 years, including a stint as the offensive coordinator for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999 to 2005.

Chuck Person
Age: 48
Profession: Retired NBA Player
Best Known For: Nicknamed ‘The Rifleman,’ Chuck Person was a dangerous long range shooter during his NBA career with the Indiana Pacers, Minnesota Timberwolves, San Antonio Spurs, Charlotte Hornets and Seattle Supersonics from 1986 to 2000. Person was named the NBA’s Rookie of the Year in 1987 while with the Pacers. He currently serves as an assistant coach for the Los Angeles Lakers.

Jeff Conine
Age: 46
Profession: Retired MLB Player
Best Known For: A consistently productive hitter during a major league career that spanned from  1990 to 2007, Jeff Conine played with six different teams, including two separate stints each with the Kansas City Royals, Florida Marlins and Baltimore Orioles. Conine was a two-time selection to the MLB All-Star Game, winning the game’s Most Valuable Player award in 1995. He was a member of both the 1997 and 2003 Marlins’ teams that won the World Series.

Jim Edmonds
Age: 42
Profession: Retired MLB Player
Best Known For: Jim Edmonds was an eight-time Gold Glove Award-winning center fielder during a major league career that lasted from 1993 to 2010. Edmonds played for the California / Anaheim Angels, St. Louis Cardinals, San Diego Padres, Chicago Cubs, Milwaukee Brewers and Cincinnati Reds. Edmonds was selected as an All-Star four times and was a member of the Cardinals’ team that won the 2006 World Series. He finished his career with 393 home runs and 1,199 runs batted in.

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