Sports Birthdays for October 27 — Andrew Bynum and More
Here are some of the people in the sports world celebrating birthdays on October 27:
Profession: Retired MLB Player
Best Known For: A six-time All-Star outfielder and seven-time National League home run champ, Ralph Kiner played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians from 1946 to 1955. Kiner has served as a broadcaster on New York Mets’ games since the franchise began play in 1962. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1975.
Profession: Retired NASCAR Driver
Best Known For: A veteran of more than 2,000 races, Dick Trickle raced on the ASA, ARCA, IMCA, NASCAR and USAC circuits in a variety of cars from 1958 to 2002. He has won more than 1,000 feature races. Trickle was named the NASCAR Rookie of the Year in 1989. ESPN anchors Dan Patrick and Keith Olbermann often mentioned Trickle’s NASCAR finishes in a nod to his humorous name.
Profession: Pro Golfer
Best Known For: A winner of six major LPGA tournaments, Patty Sheehan was a star on the tour from 1980 to 2006. She is currently active on the Legends Tour. Sheehan has been inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.
Profession: NFL Player
Best Known For: Brady Quinn is a quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs. He has played in the NFL since 2007, when he was selected in the first round of the NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns. Quinn also played with the Denver Broncos. He played college football at Notre Dame, where he won the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award in 2006 as the nation’s best quarterback.
Profession: NBA Player
Best Known For: Andrew Bynum is a center for the Philadelphia 76ers. He has played in the NBA since being selected in the first round of the 2005 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers, for whom he played through the 2011-12 season. He was traded to the 76ers in the deal that brought Dwight Howard to Los Angeles. Bynum was a member of the Lakers’ teams that won the NBA Finals in 2009 and 2010.