Sports Birthdays for June 10 — Tara Lipinski and More
Here are some of the people in the sports world celebrating birthdays on June 10:
Profession: Retired MLB Player / Current Broadcaster
Best Known For: During a Major League Baseball career that spanned from 1970-1984, Ken Singleton was a three-time all-star selection. He finished second in the American League Most Valuable Player voting in 1979 while a member of the Baltimore Orioles. He was part of the Orioles team that won a World Series title in 1983. He is now a broadcaster for the New York Yankees on the YES Network.
Profession: Retired NFL Player / Current Broadcaster
Best Known For: A member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Dan Fouts was the quarterback of the San Diego Chargers from 1973 to 1987, making back-to-back AFC title game appearances in 1980 and 1981 under coach Don Coryell. A six-time Pro Bowler, Fouts played with the Chargers from 1973-1987, leading the NFL in passing yards four times. He finished with 43,040 yards, ninth-best all-time. Fouts was the first quarterback ever to throw for more than 4,000 yards in back-to-back seasons. He is currently an analyst on CBS football broadcasts.
Profession: Retired NHL Player / NHL Head Coach
Best Known For: One of six Sutter brothers to play in the NHL, Brent Sutter was the New York Islanders’ first pick in the 1980 NHL Draft. A two-time all-star, Sutter played from 1980 to 1998 for the New York Islanders and the Chicago Blackhawks, finishing with 829 points in his career. He won two Stanley Cup titles with the Islanders. In 2007, Sutter became head coach of the New Jersey Devils. After two seasons with New Jersey, he left the team to coach the Calgary Flames, before stepping down in April of 2012.
Profession: MLB Player
Best Known For: A two-time all-star, Freddy Garcia has been a consistent winner as a starting pitcher during his Major League Baseball career spanning from 1999-present. His lifetime record is 145-97. Garcia was American League ERA champion in 2001 with Seattle. He was part of the Chicago White Sox team that won the 2005 World Series. Garcia currently pitches for the New York Yankees.
Profession: Figure Skater
Best Known For: At age 15, Tara Lipinski won the Olympic gold medal in ladies’ single figure skating at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan. The victory made her the youngest individual gold medalist in the history of the Olympic Winter Games. Prior to the gold medal, Lipinski won the U.S. Championships at age 14 in 1997. She turned professional later in 1998 and has since skated with several touring troupes. She has also embarked on a career in acting and broadcasting. Lipinski is a national spokesperson for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.