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Birthdays in Sport on December 22

Person of interestConnie Mack

1862 Connie Mack, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher, manager and owner (World Series 1910, 11, 13, 29, 30; most managerial wins, losses & games managed in MLB history; Philadelphia A's), born in East Brookfield, Massachusetts (d. 1956)

Baseball Legend Connie Mack
Baseball Legend
Connie Mack
  • 1912 Henry Armstrong, American professional boxer and 1938 world boxing champion, born in Columbus, Mississippi (d. 1988)
  • 1918 William Kennedy, American baseball player, born in Alexandria, Virginia (d. 1995)
  • 1929 Wazir Mohammad, Indian cricketer (eldest of Pakistan's 4 Mohammed brothers), born in Junagadh, India
  • 1929 Dee Rowe, American college basketball coach (UConn Huskies men's team 1969-76; 103–78 [.569]), born in Worcester, Massachusetts (d. 2021)
  • 1930 Bill Jenkins, American engine builder and drag racer (Motorsports Hall of Fame of America), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • 1932 Phil Woosnam, Welsh soccer striker, manager (Wales 17 caps, USA manager 1968), born in Powys, Wales (d. 2013)
  • 1934 David Pearson, American stock car racer, born in Spartanburg, South Carolina (d. 2018)
  • 1935 Oleg Alekseyevich Protopopov, Russian pairs skater (Olympic gold 1964, 68), born in Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • 1938 Matty Alou, Dominican baseball outfielder (NL batting champion 1966; MLB All-Star 1968-69), born in Haina, Dominican Republic (d. 2011)

Person of interestSteve Carlton

1944 Steve Carlton, American baseball pitcher (Cy Young '72, '77, '80, '82), born in Miami, Florida

Baseball Pitcher Steve Carlton
Baseball Pitcher
Steve Carlton
  • 1947 Dilip Doshi, Indian cricketer (India's main slow lefty post-Bedi), born in Rajkot, India
  • 1948 Chris Old, English cricketer (England medium-pacer of 70's), born in Middlesborough, United Kingdom

Person of interestSteve Garvey

1948 Steve Garvey, American baseball player (LA Dodgers, San Diego Padres), born in Tampa, Florida

Baseball Player Steve Garvey
Baseball Player
Steve Garvey
  • 1951 Jan Stephenson, Australian golfer (3-time LPGA major winner; US Open 1983), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1954 Derick Parry, cricketer (WI off-spinner early 80's), born in Cotton Ground, Saint Kitts and Nevis

  • 1954 Hideshi Matsuda, Japanese racing driver, born in Kōchi Prefecture, Japan
  • 1955 Lonnie Smith, American baseball player, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1959 Bernd Schuster, German footballer, born in Augsburg, Germany
  • 1960 Tyrell Biggs, US super HW boxer (Olympic gold 1984), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1963 Brian McMillan, South African cricket all-rounder (38 Tests, top score 113, 75 wickets; 78 ODIs), born in Welkom, South Africa
  • 1963 Giuseppe Bergomi, Italian footballer, born in Milan, Italy
  • 1964 Mike Jackson, US pitcher (Seattle Mariners), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1966 Dmitry Bilozerchev, Soviet/Russian gymnast, born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1967 Mike Sullivan, NFL center (Tampa Bay Bucs), born in Marshfield, Massachusetts
  • 1967 Roland Holder, cricketer (West Indian batsman in ODI's 1993-), born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
  • 1967 Dan Petrescu, Romanian football manager and professional football player, born in Bucharest, Romania
  • 1968 Lauralee "Bug" Bell, American actress (Cricket-Young & Restless), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1969 Andrew Scott, Australian baseball infielder (Olympics 1996), born in Adelaide, Australia
  • 1969 Marcie Aguilar, American female infielder (Colo Silver Bullets), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1969 Myriam Bédard, Canadian biathlete, born in Loretteville, Quebec City
  • 1970 Gary Anderson, Scottish darts player (PDC World Champion 2015-16), born in Musselburgh, Scotland
  • 1972 Anthony Edwards, Australian rower (Olympics 1996), born in Ballarat, Australia
  • 1972 Kirk Maltby, NHL right wing (Edmonton Oilers), born in Guelph, Canada
  • 1972 Mike Thompson, NFL defensive tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Portage, Wisconsin
  • 1973 Annie Pelletier, Canadian diver (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1973 Jamel Williams, American football safety (Washington Redskins), born in Gary, Indiana
  • 1975 Stanislav Neckar, NHL defenseman (Ottawa Senators, Olympic gold 1998), born in České Budějovice, Czech Republic
  • 1975 Dmitri Khokhlov, Russian footballer, born in Krasnodar, Russia
  • 1975 Sergei Aschwanden, Swiss judoka, born in Bern, Switzerland
  • 1976 Katleen De Caluwé, Belgian athlete, born in Rumst, Belgium
  • 1976 Jason Lane, American baseball player, born in Santa Rosa, California
  • 1977 Joanna Hughes, Australian gymnast (Olympics 1996), born in Victoria, Australia

Person of interestGabriel Medina

1993 Gabriel Medina, Brazilian professional surfer (World Champion 2014), born in São Sebastião, São Paulo