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Sports Birthdays for August 29 — Roy Oswalt and More

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Here are some of the people in the sports world celebrating birthdays on August 29:

Bob Beamon
Age: 66
Profession: Retired Olympian
Best Known For: An Olympic gold medal winner, Bob Beamon set the world record in the long jump by leaping 29 ft. 2 1/2 in. at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. The record stood until Mike Powell broke it in 1991.

Aaron Rowand
Age: 35
Profession: MLB Player
Best Known For: An All-Star outfielder, Aaron Rowand played for the Chicago White Sox, Philadelphia Phillies and the San Francisco Giants from 2001 to 2011. Rowand was a member of the White Sox team that won the 2005 World Series and the Giants’ team that won the 2010 title. He won a Gold Glove Award in 2007.

Devean George
Age: 35
Profession: NBA Player
Best Known For: Devean George is a guard-forward who played in the NBA from 1999 to 2010 with the Los Angeles Lakers, Dallas Mavericks and Golden State Warriors. George was a member of the Lakers’ teams that won three consecutive NBA titles from 2000 to 2002.

Roy Oswalt
Age: 35
Profession: MLB Pitcher
Best Known For: Roy Oswalt is a starting pitcher for the Texas Rangers. A three-time All-Star, Oswalt has played for the Houston Astros, Philadelphia Phillies and Rangers since his 2001 debut. He was named Most Valuable Player of the 2005 National League Championship Series while with the Astros, as the team advanced to its only World Series appearance. Oswalt won a gold medal as part of the 2000 US men’s Olympic baseball team.

David West
Age: 32
Profession: NBA Player
Best Known For: A two-time NBA All-Star power forward, David West plays for the Indiana Pacers. Prior to joining Indiana in 2011, West played for the New Orleans Hornets from 2003 to 2011.

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