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Sports Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Name for March 8

Last Updated 03-07-2017

🎵🏆⚾Dick Allen -- is 75 in the year 2017 and 76 in the year 2018; b.3/8/1942
Rhythm and Blues Singer, MLB Player
Names/Places: RN:Richard Anthony
Misc: AL MVP 1972
Sports Teams: Chicago White Sox

🏆🏒Bob Boughner -- is 46 in the year 2017 and 47 in the year 2018; b.3/8/1971
NHL Coach, NHL Defensive, Canadian
Names/Places: NN: The Boogieman
Misc: played 1991-2006
Sports Teams: Buffalo Sabres, Nashville Predators, Pittsburgh Penguins, Calgary Flames, Carolina Hurricanes, Colorado Avalanche

✍🎭🏆⚾Jim Bouton -- is 78 in the year 2017 and 79 in the year 2018; b.3/8/1939
Writer, Actor, Sportscaster, MLB Pitcher
Book Titles: Ball Four
TV Shows: Ball Four

🏆⚽Rémy Cabella -- is 27 in the year 2017 and 28 in the year 2018; b.3/8/1990 N.S.
Soccer Player, French

🏆🏈Brett Conway -- is 42 in the year 2017 and 43 in the year 2018; b.3/8/1975
NFL Kicker
Misc: Superbowl XXXI
Sports Teams: Green Bay Packers

🎖⚖🏆🏈Pete Dawkins -- is 79 in the year 2017 and 80 in the year 2018; b.3/8/1938
Hall of Famer, General, Politician, College Football Player
Misc: Heisman Trophy (1958)
Sports Teams: U.S. Army (1956-1958)

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🏆⚾Jim Dougherty -- is 49 in the year 2017 and 50 in the year 2018; b.3/8/1968
MLB Player

🏆🏈Jason Elam -- is 47 in the year 2017 and 48 in the year 2018; b.3/8/1970
NFL Placekicker

🏆🏒Brent Fedyk -- is 50 in the year 2017 and 51 in the year 2018; b.3/8/1967
NHL Right Wing, Canadian

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🏆🏈William Fuller -- is 55 in the year 2017 and 56 in the year 2018; b.3/8/1962
NFL Defensive

🏆🥊Chad Gable -- is 31 in the year 2017 and 32 in the year 2018; b.3/8/1986 N.S.
Wrestler

🏆🏈Shaun Gayle -- is 55 in the year 2017 and 56 in the year 2018; b.3/8/1962
NFL Player

🏆⚽John Harkes -- is 50 in the year 2017 and 51 in the year 2018; b.3/8/1967
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player

🏆⚽Rhett Harty -- is 47 in the year 2017 and 48 in the year 2018; b.3/8/1970
Soccer Player, Olympic Athlete
Misc: Olympics-92

🏆🏈Toran James -- is 43 in the year 2017 and 44 in the year 2018; b.3/8/1974
NFL Linebacker, NFL Fullback

🏆⚾Joel Johnston -- is 50 in the year 2017 and 51 in the year 2018; b.3/8/1967
MLB Pitcher, American

🏆🏒Craig Johnson -- is 45 in the year 2017 and 46 in the year 2018; b.3/8/1972
NHL Left Wing, Olympic Athlete, American
Misc: forward (Olympics-1994)

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🏆🎾Petra Kvitová -- is 27 in the year 2017 and 28 in the year 2018; b.3/8/1990
Tennis Player, Czech Republican

🏆🏒Mike Lalor -- is 54 in the year 2017 and 55 in the year 2018; b.3/8/1963
NHL Player, American

🏆Charles Lismont -- is 68 in the year 2017 and 69 in the year 2018; b.3/8/1949
Olympic Athlete, Belgiumese
Misc: marathon runner (Olympic-silver-1972)

🏆🏈Eugene Lockhart -- is 56 in the year 2017 and 57 in the year 2018; b.3/8/1961
NFL Linebacker

🏆🏁🎿Laura McCabe -- is 51 in the year 2017 and 52 in the year 2018; b.3/8/1966
Skier
Misc: cross country skier (Olympics-1994)

🏆🏒Larry Murphy -- is 56 in the year 2017 and 57 in the year 2018; b.3/8/1961
Hall of Famer, NHL Defensive, Canadian
Misc: played 1980-2001; 243 goals and 755 assists career
Sports Teams: Los Angeles Kings, Washington Capitals, Minnesota North Stars, Pittsburgh Penguins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Detroit Red Wings

🏆🏁🎿Marie-Therese Nadig -- is 63 in the year 2017 and 64 in the year 2018; b.3/8/1954
Skier, Olympic Athlete, Swiss
Misc: Olympic-2 gold-1972

🏆Alan Pulido -- is 26 in the year 2017 and 27 in the year 2018; b.3/8/1991 N.S.
Soccer Striker, Mexican

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🏆⚾Jim Rice -- is 64 in the year 2017 and 65 in the year 2018; b.3/8/1953
Hall of Famer, MLB Player
Names/Places: NN: Jim Ed; b. in Anderson, SC
Misc: 8x All-Star, 2x Silver Slugger, 2x AL RBI leader, led AL in HR's 1977-78,'83; AL MVP 1978; Red Sox #14 retired
Sports Teams: Boston Red Sox (1974-1989)

🏆🏈Pat Riley -- is 45 in the year 2017 and 46 in the year 2018; b.3/8/1972
NFL Player

🏆Holly Ann Salo -- is 51 in the year 2017 and 52 in the year 2018; b.3/8/1966
Beauty Pagent Winner
Misc: Miss Alaska-America (1991)

🏆Karl Schnabl -- is 63 in the year 2017 and 64 in the year 2018; b.3/8/1954
Olympic Athlete, Ski Jumper, Austrian
Misc: 90m ski jumper (Olympic-gold-1976)

🎭🏆Kathleen Ann "Kathy" Shower -- is 64 in the year 2017 and 65 in the year 2018; b.3/8/1953
Actress, Model, Playmate
Misc: May 1985; Playboy Playmate of the Year 1986

🏆🏁Lydia Skoblikova -- is 78 in the year 2017 and 79 in the year 2018; b.3/8/1939
Speed Skater, Olympic Athlete, Russian
Misc: Olympics-6 gold-1960, 64; became the first athlete to win four gold medals in a single Winter Olympic competition (1964). The combination of these four medals with the two she had won in 1960 made her also the first athlete to earn six gold medals in the Winter Olympic Games.

🏆🏀Kenny Smith -- is 52 in the year 2017 and 53 in the year 2018; b.3/8/1965
Sports Analyst, NBA Guard
Names/Places: NN: The Jet
TV Shows: Inside the NBA (TNT)

🏆⚾Justin Thompson -- is 44 in the year 2017 and 45 in the year 2018; b.3/8/1973
MLB Pitcher

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🏆⚽Michael Thomas -- is 29 in the year 2017 and 30 in the year 2018; b.3/8/1988 N.S.
Soccer Player, American

🏆🏈Hines Ward -- is 41 in the year 2017 and 42 in the year 2018; b.3/8/1976 N.S.
NFL Wide Receiver, College Football Player, South Korean
Misc: Super Bowl XL MVP
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Steelers

🏆🏈Kendell Watkins -- is 44 in the year 2017 and 45 in the year 2018; b.3/8/1973
NFL Tight End

🏆🏈Kenny Wheaton -- is 42 in the year 2017 and 43 in the year 2018; b.3/8/1975
NFL Safety, NFL Cornerback, CFL Figure, American

🏆🏁🏊David Wilkie -- is 63 in the year 2017 and 64 in the year 2018; b.3/8/1954
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Scotish
Misc: 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic-gold-1976); a member of the Scottish Sports and International Swimming Halls of Fame

🏆🏀"Buck" Williams -- is 57 in the year 2017 and 58 in the year 2018; b.3/8/1960
NBA Coach, NBA Forward
Names/Places: RFN:Charles Linwood
Misc: played over 1,183 games

🏆🏒Rob Zettler -- is 49 in the year 2017 and 50 in the year 2018; b.3/8/1968
NHL Defensive, Canadian

⚛🏆🏄Tom Blake -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/8/1902 d.5/5/1994 (92)
Inventor, Surfer
Misc: the surf board

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🏆⚾Carl Furillo -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/8/1922 d.1/21/1989 (66)
MLB Player
Misc: NL Batting Champ 1953
Sports Teams: Brooklyn Dodgers

🏆🏈Bill Glassford -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/8/1914 N.S. d.9/19/2016 N.S. (102)
College Football Coach, College Football Player, AFL Figure
Names/Places: RN: James William Glassford
Misc: in the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame

🏆⚾🏈🏀George Keogan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/8/1890 d.2/17/1943 (52)
Hall of Famer, College Baseball Coach, College Football Coach, College Basketball Coach
Misc: in the College Basketball and Basketball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Saint Louis (football 1915, basketball 1915-1916), Valparaiso (football 1919-1920, basketball 1919-1922, baseball 1920-1921), Notre Dame (football 1924, basketball 1923-1943, baseball 1924-1926, 1930-1933), Wisconsin-Superior (basketball 1912-1914), St. Thomas (MN, basketball 1917-1918), Allegheny (basketball 1918-1919)

🏆🏀Mendy Rudolph -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/8/1926 d.7/4/1979 (53)
Hall of Famer, Basketball Referee
Misc: worked for the NBA for 22 years from 1953-1975; regarded as one of the greatest officials in NBA history; officiated 2,112 NBA games.

🏆🏒Frank Sanders -- Birth Anniversary -- b.3/8/1949 d.2/17/2012 N.S. (62)
NHL Player, Olympic Athlete, American

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🏆🏀Don Barksdale -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/31/1923 d.3/8/1993 (69)
Hall of Famer, NBA Player, Olympic Athlete
Sports Teams: University of California Los Angeles (1946-1947), Oakland Bittners (1948-1949), Oakland Blue n' gold Atlas (1950-1951), Baltimore Bullets (1951-1953), Boston Celtics (1953-1955)

🏆🎳Frank Benkovic -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/7/1904 d.3/8/1995 (90)
Hall of Famer, Bowler
Misc: won successive doubles championships in the ABC Tournament.

🏆⚾"Joltin'" Joe DiMaggio -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/25/1914 d.3/8/1999 (84)
Hall of Famer, MLB Center Fielder
Names/Places: b. in Martinez, CA; NN:the Yankee Clipper; RFN:Joseph Paul Jr.; Marilyn Monroe's ex-
Misc: 13x All-Star; AL MVP 1939, 1941, 1947; career 2214 hits, Yankee hit safely in 56 consecutive games, '41; led AL in batting, HRs and RBI twice each; 3-time MVP (1939,41,47); hit .325 with 361 HRs over 13 seasons; led NY Yankees to 10 World Series tites; Yankees #5 retired
Sports Teams: New York Yankees (1936-1942, 1946-1951)

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🏆🏒Howie Morenz -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/21/1902 d.3/8/1937 (34)
Hall of Famer, NHL Center, Canadian
Misc: chosen by a 1950 Canadian press poll as the best hockey pyr of 1st half of 20th century
Sports Teams: Montreal Canadiens, Chicago Black Hawks, New York Rangers

🏆⚾Bill Nicholson -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/11/1914 d.3/8/1996 (81)
MLB Right Fielder

🏆🏈Ray Nitschke -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/29/1936 d.3/8/1998 (61)
Hall of Famer, NFL Linebacker
Misc: his fierce play epitomized the champion Green Bay Packers of the Vince Lombardi era; 3x First Team All-Pro, 4x Second Team All-Pro, 5x NFL Champion, 2x Super Bowl Champion; Packers #66 retired and in the team's Hall of Fame as well as the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Green Bay Packers (1958-1972)

🏆⚽Andrew Watson -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/24/1856 d.3/8/1921 (64)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, British
Misc: British Guiana; world's first black association footballer to play at international level

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