Sports Birthdays for October 15 — Jim Palmer and More
Here are some of the people in the sports world celebrating birthdays on October 15:
Profession: Retired MLB Player / Broadcaster
Best Known For: A six-time All-Star pitcher, Jim Palmer played for the Baltimore Orioles from 1965 to 1984. Palmer won three American League Cy Young Awards and four Gold Gloves. He was a member of the Orioles’ teams that won the World Series in 1966, 1970 and 1983. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1990. In the late 1970s, Palmer served as a model and spokesman for Jockey briefs.
Profession: Retired Soccer Player
Best Known For: A smallish goalkeeper at 5’8″, Jorge Campos was a member of the Mexican national soccer team from 1991 to 2004.
Profession: Retired Tennis Player
Best Known For: Winner of 16 WTA singles titles, Elena Dementieva played on the WTA tour from 1998 to 2010. She won the gold medal in women’s singles at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and the silver medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.
Profession: NBA Player
Best Known For: Arron Afflalo is a shooting guard for the Orlando Magic. He has played in the NBA since the Detroit Pistons selected him in the first round of the 2007 NBA Draft. Afflalo also played with the Denver Nuggets before signing with Orlando in 2012. He played college basketball at UCLA, where he was both the Pac-10 Player of the Year and an All-American in 2007.
Profession: NFL Player
Best Known For: Blaine Gabbert is the starting quarterback for the Jacksonville Jaguars, who selected him in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He played college football at Missouri.