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 New York pitcher Dave Righetti no-hits the Boston Red Sox, 4-0 at Yankee Stadium
- 1986-10-04 NY Yankees closer Dave Righetti saves both doubleheader games at Fenway Park for 5-3 and 3-1 wins v Boston; Righetti's MLB record 46th save
- 1990-06-12 NY Yankee reliever Dave Righetti becomes 9th to record 200 saves
- 1990-09-03 White Sox closer Bobby Thigpen tops Dave Righetti's MLB record with 47th save in Chicago's 4-2 win v Royals; Thigpen finishes season with 57 saves