Sports Birthdays for October 16 — Bryce Harper and More
Here are some of the people in the sports world celebrating birthdays on October 16:
Profession: Retired MLB Player / Sportscaster
Best Known For: A two-time All-Star catcher, Tim McCarver played with the St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies, Montreal Expos and Boston Red Sox from 1959 to 1980. He was on the Cardinals’ teams that won the World Series in 1964 and 1967. McCarver has served as an analyst on baseball broadcasts since his retirement as a player. He was elected to the broadcast wing of the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2012.
Profession: Retired NFL Player
Best Known For: An eight-time Pro Bowl defensive end, Chris Doleman played with the Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons and San Francisco 49ers 1985 to 1999. He was selected to the NFL’s 1990s All-Decade Team. Doleman was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2012.
Profession: Retired NHL Player
Best Known For: A seven-time All-Star left wing, Paul Kariya played 15 seasons in the NHL for the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, Colorado Avalanche, Nashville Predators and St. Louis Blues. He was a two-time winner of the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy as the league’s most sportsmanlike player. Kariya was on the Canadian national teams that won the silver medal at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer and the gold medal at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.
Profession: WNBA Player
Best Known For: Sue Bird is a guard who plays for the Seattle Storm, whom she has been with since 2002. She is a seven-time WNBA All-Star and was on the Storm teams that won WNBA titles in 2004 and 2010. Bird was on the US women’s national team that won gold medals at the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics. She played college basketball at Connecticut, where she was part of the Huskies’ teams that won the 2000 and 2002 national championships.
Profession: MLB Player
Best Known For: Bryce Harper is an outfielder for the Washington Nationals who has made a fast ascent to the major leagues. Harper was selected by the Nationals with the first overall pick of the 2010 MLB Draft. He was selected to the National League All-Star team as a rookie in 2012. Harper made the cover of Sports Illustrated in May of 2009 while still in high school.