Sports Birthdays for October 14 — Joe Girardi and More
Here are some of the people in the sports world celebrating birthdays on October 14:
Profession: Retired NFL Player
Best Known For: A three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver, Charlie Joiner played 18 seasons with the Houston Oilers, Cincinnati Bengals and San Diego Chargers from 1969 to 1986. At the time of his retirement, Joiner had more career receptions, receiving yards and games played than any wide receiver in NFL history. Joiner was a part of the Chargers’ teams coached by Don Coryell whose passing attack was nicknamed ‘Air Coryell.’ Joiner was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1996.
Profession: MLB Manger / Retired Player
Best Known For: Joe Girardi has been the manager of the New York Yankees since 2008. Girardi previously managed the Florida Marlins in 2006, when he was selected the National League Manager of the Year. He skippered the Yankees to a World Series title in 2009. From 1989 to 2003, Girardi was a major league catcher for the Chicago Cubs, Colorado Rockies, New York Yankees and St. Louis Cardinals. He was selected as a National League All-Star while with the Cubs in 2000. He was a member of the Yankees’ teams that won the World Series in 1996, 1998 and 1999.
Stephen A. Smith
Best Known For: Stephen A. Smith is a sportswriter and on-air personality known for his audacious style of writing and commentary. In 2005, Smith hosted ‘Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith’ on ESPN.
Profession: Retired Cyclist
Best Known For: Winner of the 2006 Tour de France, Floyd Landis was stripped of the victory after officials determined that he had engaged in blood doping to gain an advantage in the race. After initially denying the charges, he admitted his guilt in 2010 and alleged that seven-time tour winner Lance Armstrong and others were also guilty of doping.
Profession: NFL Player
Best Known For: LaRon Landry is a safety for the New York Jets. Originally selected by Washington in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft, Landry played with the Redskins through the 2011 season before signing with the Jets. He played college football at LSU.