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Sports Birthdays for June 18 — Bruce Smith and More

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Here are some of the people in the sports world celebrating birthdays on June 18:

Lou Brock
Age: 73
Profession: Retired MLB Player
Best Known For: Baseball’s all-time stolen base leader from 1977 to 1991, Lou Brock was a
six-time National League All-Star who played for the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals from 1961 to 1979. Brock led the National League in stolen bases eight times within a nine year period between 1966 and 1974. He was a key part of two Cardinals’ World Series-winning teams (1964, 1967). Brock also collected 3,023 career hits. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1985.

Andres Galarraga
Age: 51
Profession: Retired MLB Player
Best Known For: A five-time all-star and feared slugger, Andres Galarraga hit 399 home runs during a baseball career that lasted from 1985-2004. Galarraga also won two National League Gold Glove Awards. He was the NL batting champion in 1993 and the home run king in 1996, winning both while he played for the Colorado Rockies. Galarraga missed the entire 1999 season due to Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He returned in 2000 to win the NL Comeback Player of the Year.

Bruce Smith

Age: 49
Profession: Retired NFL Player
Best Known For: The NFL’s all-time quarterback sacks leader, Bruce Smith was an 11-time Pro Bowl selection during his playing career from 1985 to 2003. Smith was selected with the first overall pick of the 1985 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills. He played in Buffalo through 1999 and was a leader of the Bills teams that went to four straight Super Bowls from 1990 to 1993. He finished his career with the Washington Redskins. Smith was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2009, his first year of eligibility.

Sandy Alomar Jr.
Age: 46
Profession: Retired MLB Player
Best Known For: A six-time all-star catcher, Sandy Alomar played for the San Diego Padres, Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox, Colorado Rockies, Texas Rangers, Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets from 1989 to 2007. He won the American League Rookie of the Year in 1990. Sandy is the son of former major league player Sandy Alomar, Sr. and the brother of Hall of Fame second baseman Roberto Alomar. He now serves as the bench coach for the Cleveland Indians.

Antonio Gates
Age: 32
Profession: NFL Player
Best Known For: An eight-time Pro Bowl selection with 76 lifetime touchdown receptions, Antonio Gates has helped redefine the tight end position during his NFL playing career. A San Diego Chargers mainstay since 2003, Gates was elected to the NFL 2000s All-Decade Team. While in college at Kent State, Gates played basketball, helping his team reach the Elite Eight as a 10 seed in 2002. He was named an honorable mention All-American.

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