Sports Birthdays for June 1 – Santana Moss and More
Here are some of the notable sports-related birthdays for June 1st:
Profession: Former NHL Player
Best Known For: Coffey is known as one of the best defenseman to ever play in the National Hockey League. He played for nine teams during his NHL career and won three Stanley Cups with the Edmonton Oilers in the 1980s. Paul was a 14-time All-Star and still holds 11 NHL records for defensemen to this day. Coffey was inducted to the Pro Hockey Hall of Fame in 2004.
Profession: MLS Analyst/Former Professional Soccer Player
Best Known For: Lalas is a former professional player who spent time on the United States National Team as a defender in the 1990s. He became the first American-born soccer player of the modern era to play in the Italian League, Serie A, as a member of Padova in 1994. During his career in Major League Soccer, he scored 16 goals and played for four different teams. Lalas was elected to the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 2006. He is currently serves as a soccer analyst for ESPN.
Profession: NFL Wide Receiver
Best Known For: After playing college football at the University of Miami, Santana Moss was drafted by the New York Jets in the first round of the 2001 NFL Draft. In his three years with the Jets, Moss compiled over 3,000 receiving yards and 19 touchdowns. He became a member of the Washington Redskins in 2004, when the Jets traded him for wide receiver Laveranues Coles. In his time with Washington, he’s caught over 480 passes and was named to the Pro Bowl in 2005.
Profession: MLB Pitcher
Best Known For: Zambrano currently pitches for the Miami Marlins, but started his career with the Chicago Cubs in 2001. During his time in Chicago, Zambrano won 125 games for the team and threw a no-hitter in 2008. Zambrano is often noted for his vibrant personality and emotional outbursts. He is also one of the best hitting pitchers in history, blasting 23 home runs and driving in 69 RBIs his 11-year career.
Profession: Retired Tennis Player
Best Known For: Justine Henin (also known as Justine Henin-Hardenne) won 43 singles titles on the ATP circuit during her career. Henin won seven Grand Slam titles in the 2000s, including four wins at the French Open. She was known as one of the more complete tennis players of the decade and, despite being only five-foot-six, some her serves were clocked at 122 miles per hour. She was named to Time’s ’30 Legends of Women’s Tennis: Past, Present and Future’ list in 2011.