Sports Birthdays for August 10 — Riddick Bowe and More
Here are some of the people in the sports world celebrating birthdays on August 10:
Profession: Retired MLB Player
Best Known For: A nine-time All-Star outfielder, Rocky Colavito played with six teams from 1955 to 1968. Colavito had 11 consecutive 20-home run seasons (1956–66) and won the American League home run title while playing for the Cleveland Indians in 1959. Colavito also hit four home runs in a game on June 10, 1959.
Profession: Retired NBA Player
Best Known For: An All-Star shooting guard, John Starks played in the NBA for the Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls and Utah Jazz from 1988 to 2002. Best known from his time with the Knicks, Starks most famous play was his dunk over Horace Grant of the Chicago Bulls in Game 2 of the 1993 Eastern Conference Finals. In a career lowlight, Starks shot 2-for-18 from the field in New York’s loss to the Houston Rockets in the decisive Game 7 of the 1994 NBA Finals.
Profession: Retired Boxer
Best Known For: The two-time heavyweight champion of the world, Riddick Bowe fought from 1989 to 2008. After winning the silver medal at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, Bowe turned pro, retiring with a career record of 43-1 with one no contest. Bowe beat Evander Holyfield in two of the three times the fighters met, winning the heavyweight title in their first match in 1992 and losing it in their second in 1993.
Best Known For: Having delivered spirited play-by-play of the NCAA basketball tournament for CBS Sports from 1996 to 2011, Gus Johnson is among the most excitable sportscasters in broadcast history. Johnson now calls college football games for Fox Sports.
Profession: NHL Player
Best Known For: A rising NHL star, Sam Gagner plays center for the the Edmonton Oilers. Gagner was drafted by the Oilers in the first round of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. On February 2, 2012, Gagner became the 13th NHL player in history to score eight or more points in a single game when he registered four goals and four assists against the Chicago Blackhawks.