Sports Birthdays for November 16 — Dwight Gooden and More
Here are some of the people in the sports world celebrating birthdays on November 16:
Profession: NASCAR driver
Best Known For: A two-time Winston Cup champion, Terry Labonte has won 22 races since first racing for NASCAR in 1978. He is the older brother of 2000 Winston Cup champion Bobby Labonte.
Profession: Retired MLB Player
Best Known For: A four-time All-Star pitcher, Dwight ‘Doc’ Gooden played for the New York Mets, New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians, Houston Astros and Tampa Bay Devil Rays from 1984 to 2000. Gooden won the National League Rookie of the Year Award with the Mets in 1984 and the N.L. Cy Young Award in 1985. He was on the Mets’ team that won the World Series in 1986 and the Yankees’ teams that won the championship in 1996 and 2000. He struggled with substance abuse both during and after his playing career. Gooden has had numerous legal troubles since his retirement.
Profession: Retired Olympic Figure Skater
Best Known For: The 1994 Olympic gold medalist in ladies’ single figure skating, Oksana Baiul of the Ukraine also won the 1993 World Championship.
Profession: NFL Player
Best Known For: Osi Umenyiora is a two-time All-Pro defensive end for the New York Giants. He has played with the team since 1993. Umenyiora was on the Giants’ teams that won Super Bowl XLII and XLVI. He was the NFL sacks leader in 2005.
Profession: NBA Player
Best Known For: Amar’e Stoudemire is a six-time All-Star power forward for the New York Knicks. Prior to joining the Knicks in 2010, Stoudemire played for the Phoenix Suns from 2002 to 2010. He was named the NBA Rookie of the Year in 2003.