Sports Birthdays for September 5 — Bill Mazeroski and More
Here are some of the people in the sports world celebrating birthdays on September 5:
Profession: Retired MLB Player
Best Known For: A 10-time All-Star second baseman, Bill Mazeroski played for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1956 to 1972. Mazeroski was on the Pirates’ teams that won both the 1960 and 1971 World Series. He hit the game-winning home run off Ralph Terry of the New York Yankees in Game 7 of the 1960 World Series. A peerless fielder, Mazeroski won eight Gold Glove Awards. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2001.
Profession: Retired NFL Player / Olympian
Best Known For: A former Olympic sprinter and speedy wide receiver, Willie Gault played for the Chicago Bears and Los Angeles Raiders from 1983 to 1993. Gault was a member of the Bears’ team that won Super Bowl XX. Prior to his football career, Gault was a member of the US Olympic team that boycotted the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow. He won a gold medal in the 4×100 meter relay and a bronze in the 110 meter hurdles at the 1983 World Track and Field Championships in Helsinki, Finland.
Profession: MLB Player
Best Known For: Rod Barajas is a catcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Since making his major league debut in 1999, Barajas has also played for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Texas Rangers, Philadelphia Phillies, Toronto Blue Jays, New York Mets and Los Angeles Dodgers.
Profession: NBA Player
Best Known For: Nazr Mohammed is a center for the Chicago Bulls. Since debuting in 1998, Mohammed has also played with the Philadelphia 76ers, Atlanta Hawks, New York Knicks, San Antonio Spurs, Detroit Pistons, Charlotte Bobcats and Oklahoma City Thunder. He was a member of the Spurs’ team that won the NBA title in 2005. While in college at Kentucky, Mohammed played on NCAA championship teams in 1996 and 1998.
Profession: NFL Player
Best Known For: Colt McCoy plays quarterback for the Cleveland Browns. Selected in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft, McCoy has started 21 games as a pro, winning six. He is currently the back-up quarterback for the Browns. While in college at the University of Texas, McCoy set school records for wins, passing yards, touchdown passes and completion percentage.