Sports Birthdays for November 27 — Jimmy Rollins and More
Here are some of the people in the sports world celebrating birthdays on November 27:
Profession: MLB Manager / Retired MLB Player
Best Known For: Mike Scioscia is the manager of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Scioscia has managed the Angels since the 2000 season, including their World Series-winning year of 2002. He was named American League Manager of the Year in 2002 and 2009. Prior to managing, Scioscia was a two-time All-Star catcher who played for the Los Angeles Dodgers from 1980 to 1992. He was a member of the Dodgers’ teams that won the World Series in 1981 and 1988.
Profession: Soccer Manager / Retired Player
Best Known For: Roberto Mancini is the manager of Premier League soccer club Manchester City. He has managed the team since 2009. A native of Italy, Mancini previously managed Fiorentina, Lazio and Inter Milan from 2001 to 2008. He also played from 1981 to 2001, including more than 500 matches with Sampdoria and 36 appearances for the Italian national team.
Profession: Retired NFL Player
Best Known For: An 11-time Pro Bowl guard and tackle, Larry Allen played for the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers from 1994 to 2007. He was a member of the Cowboys’ team that won Super Bowl XXX. Allen was named to the NFL’s All-Decade Team for both the 1990s and 2000s.
Nick Van Exel
Profession: Retired NBA Player
Best Known For: An All-Star point guard, Nick Van Exel played for six NBA teams during his career from 1993 to 2006. He was the starting point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers from 1993 to 1998.
Profession: MLB Player
Best Known For: Jimmy Rollins is a shortstop for the Philadelphia Phillies. A three-time All-Star, Rollins has played with the team since making his major league debut in 2000. He is a four-time Gold Glove Award winner. Rollins won the National League Most Valuable Player Award in 2007, the same year he told the national media that the Phillies were ‘the team to beat.’ He was a member of the Phillies’ team that won the 2008 World Series.