Profession: MLB Pitcher and Coach
Why Famous: Began his career as a starting pitcher before converting to a closer with the New York Yankees. Won the American League (AL) Rookie of the Year Award in 1981. As a starter, he threw a no-hitter, and as a closer, he was twice named the AL Rolaids Relief Man of the Year, the first player in history to both pitch a no-hitter and also lead the league in saves in his career.
- 1989-02-11 MLB pitcher Dave Righetti (30) weds Kandice Owen
- 1981-11-30 NY Yankee Dave Righetti wins AL Rookie of Year Award
- 1983-07-04 NY Yankee Dave Righetti no-hits the Red Sox
- 1986-10-04 NY Yank Dave Righetti saves doubleheader for then record 46 saves
- 1990-06-12 NY Yankee reliever Dave Righetti becomes 9th to record 200 saves