Sports Birthdays for September 10 — Arnold Palmer and More
Here are some of the people in the sports world celebrating birthdays on September 10:
Profession: Retired Golfer
Best Known For: A winner of more than 75 tournaments over his long career, Arnold Palmer is one of the best golfers in the history of the game. Nicknamed ‘The King,’ Palmer won 62 PGA Tour events and seven major championships, including four Masters titles. He competed in 50 consecutive Masters from 1954 to 2004. Palmer was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1974.
Profession: Retired NBA Player
Best Known For: An eight-time All-Star center with size 22 EEE feet — the largest in NBA history, Bob Lanier played for the Detroit Pistons and Milwaukee Bucks from 1970 to 1984. After being selected by the Pistons with the first overall pick of the 1970 NBA Draft, Lanier was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team in 1971. Lanier averaged 20.1 points and 10.1 rebounds per game during his career. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1992. Lanier briefly coached the Golden State Warriors in 1995. In college at St. Bonaventure, Lanier was a three-time All-America selection and led his school to the 1970 NCAA Final Four.
Profession: Retired NFL Player
Best Known For: A three-time Pro Bowl safety, Charlie Waters played for the Dallas Cowboys from 1970 to 1981. Waters played in five Super Bowls for the Cowboys, winning championships in Super Bowl VI and XII. He shares the NFL record for most playoff interceptions with 9 with Ronnie Lott and Bill Simpson.
Profession: NBA Player
Best Known For: A four-time All-Star center, Ben Wallace played for the Washington Bullets / Wizards, Orlando Magic, Detroit Pistons, Chicago Bulls and Cleveland Cavaliers since entering the NBA in 1996. He is a four-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year, a two-time NBA rebounding champion and led the league in blocked shots in 2002. Wallace was a member of the Pistons’ team that won the 2004 NBA championship.
Profession: NHL Player
Best Known For: One of the NHL’s rising young talents, Jordan Staal has played for the Pittsburgh Penguins since 2006. Staal was traded to the Carolina Hurricanes after the 2011-12 season. Staal was named to the NHL All-Rookie Team in 2007 and was a member of the Penguins’ team that won the Stanley Cup in 2009. His brothers Jared, Eric and Marc all play professional hockey.