Birthdays in Sport on May 14

  • 1878 James L. Wilkinson, American baseball executive (d. 1964)
  • 1881 Ed Walsh, American baseball pitcher, lowest lifetime ERA (1.82)
  • 1890 Alex Pompez, American baseball executive (d. 1974)
  • 1899 Earle Combs, American baseball player (d. 1976)
  • 1909 Vladimir Alatortsev, USSR, International Chess Master (1950)
  • 1918 Arthur McIntyre, cricket wicket-keeper (England 3 times early 50's)
  • 1927 Shirley Spork, LPGA golfer
  • 1929 Vladimir Antoshin, USSR, International Chess Grandmaster (1964)
  • 1929 Gump Worsley, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2007)
  • 1933 John Mortimore, cricketer (England off-spinner 1959-64)
  • 1937 Dick Howser, shortstop (Kansas City A's), manager (KC Royals)
  • 1940 Tommy Lawrence, Scottish football player and goalkeeper (Liverpool, Tranmere Rovers), born in Dailly, Scotland (d. 2018)
  • 1941 Nasim-ul-Ghani, cricketer (Pakistani left-handed all-rounder 1958-73)
  • 1942 Tony Perez, baseball player
  • 1942 Valeriy Brumel, Soviet athlete (d. 2003)
  • 1945 Yochanan Vollach, Israeli footballer and president of Maccabi Haifa

  • 1947 Dick "Dirt" Tidrow, baseball pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • 1948 Bob Woolmer, cricketer (England batsman mid-70's)
  • 1948 Dave LaRoche, baseball pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • 1949 Klaus-Peter Thaler, German cyclist, born in Eckmannshausen, West Germany
  • 1952 M J Smith, LPGA golfer
  • 1955 Peter Kirsten, cricketer (South African middle-order batsman)

Person of interestDennis Martínez

1955 [Jose] Dennis Martínez, Nicaraguan baseball pitcher (Orioles, Expos, Indians), born in Granada, Nicaragua

MLB Pitcher Dennis Martínez
MLB Pitcher
Dennis Martínez
  • 1958 Christine Brennan, American sports columnist
  • 1959 Mike Quick, NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1960 Carlyle Best, cricketer (WI batsman late 80's)
  • 1960 Frank Nobilo, New Zealand golfer, born in Auckland
  • 1960 Steve Williams, American wrestler
  • 1961 Alain Vigneault, Canadian ice hockey coach
  • 1963 Pat Borders, catcher (California Angels), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1964 Suzy Kolber, American sportscaster
  • 1965 Curt Harnett, sprint cyclist (Olympic bronze 1992/96), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1965 Dave Widell, NFL center/guard (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1965 Joey Cora, Caguas Puerto Rico, infielder (Seattle Mariners)
  • 1965 Kelvin Martin, NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1966 Leroy Blugh, CFL defensive end (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1966 Pooh Richardson, NBA guard (LA Clippers)
  • 1967 Natasha Elaine Kaiser-Brown, 400m runner, born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • 1967 Shaun Creighton, Australian distance runner (Olympics 1996)
  • 1967 Tony Siragusa, NFL defensive tackle (Indianapolis Colts, Balt Ravens)
  • 1967 Valeria Marini, Italian sports commentator (Italian Soccer), born in Rome, Italy

  • 1968 Hiroshi Matsuura, hockey forward (Team Japan 1998)
  • 1970 Sylvester Stanley, WLAF defensive tackle (Rhein Fire)
  • 1972 Chad Cascadden, NFL linebacker (NY Jets)
  • 1973 John Davis, WLAF tight end (Amsterdam Admirals, Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • 1973 Voshon Lenard, NBA guard (Miami Heat)
  • 1973 Julian White, English rugby union footballer
  • 1974 Ken Belanger, Sault-ste-marie Ca, NHL left wing (NY Islanders)
  • 1975 Carmen Klomp, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1975 Salim Iles, Algerian swimmer
  • 1976 Terrance Cauthen, lightweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • 1976 Brian Lawrence, American baseball player
  • 1977 Anca Barna, Cluj Romania, tennis star (semifinals 1995 ITF Poland)
  • 1977 Jayna Hefford, ice hockey forward (Canada, Olympics 1998)
  • 1977 Roy Halladay, American baseball player
  • 1978 Heather Brink, gymnast (Olympics 1996), born in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • 1978 André Macanga, Angolan footballer
  • 1978 Gustavo Varela, Uruguayan footballer
  • 1978 Eddie House, American basketball player
  • 1978 Brent Harvey, Australian footballer
  • 1979 Carlos Tenorio, Ecuadorian footballer
  • 1979 Clinton Morrison, English-born Irish footballer
  • 1980 Eugene Martineau, Dutch decathlete
  • 1980 Hugo Southwell, Scottish rugby union footballer
  • 1980 Zdeněk Grygera, Czech footballer
  • 1982 Ai Shibata, Japanese swimmer
  • 1982 BeardyMan, English beatboxer
  • 1984 Michael Rensing, German footballer
  • 1984 Nigel Reo-Coker, English footballer
  • 1987 Franck Songo'o, Cameroonian footballer
  • 1987 Francois Steyn, South African rugby union footballer
  • 1990 Emily Samuelson, American ice dancer