Sports Birthdays for September 6 — John Wall and More
Here are some of the people in the sports world celebrating birthdays on September 6:
Profession: MLB Executive
Best Known For: Larry Lucchino is the president and CEO of the Boston Red Sox. Prior to his role with Red Sox, Lucchino was president/CEO of the Baltimore Orioles, where he was responsible for the building of Camden Yards, and the San Diego Padres, where he oversaw the construction of Petco Park. In college at Princeton, Lucchino was on the school’s basketball team that advanced to the Final Four in 1965.
Profession: Retired NBA Player
Best Known For: An All-Star center known for his physical play, Kevin Willis played with eight NBA teams from 1984 to 2007. Willis’ best years were with the Atlanta Hawks from 1984 to 1994, when he was both a rebounding and scoring threat. By playing in five games with the Dallas Mavericks in the 2006-07 season, Willis, 45, became the oldest person to play in more than one game in the history of the NBA. He was on the San Antonio Spurs’ team that won the 2003 NBA title.
Profession: Retired Tennis Player
Best Known For: A former No. 1-ranked tennis player in Britain, Tim Henman won 11 men’s singles titles between 1993 and 2007. He advanced to the semi-finals at Wimbledon four times.
Profession: MLB Player
Best Known For: A two-time All-Star first baseman, Derrek Lee played for the San Diego Padres, Florida Marlins, Chicago Cubs, Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles and Pittsburgh Pirates from 1997 to 2011. Lee was a three-time Gold Glove Award winner, and he captured the 2005 National League batting title while with the Cubs. Lee was a member of the Marlins’ 2003 World Series championship team.
Profession: NBA Player
Best Known For: Selected with the first-overall pick of the 2010 NBA Draft, John Wall is a point guard for the Washington Wizards. He was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team in 2011. In college at Kentucky, Wall was a consensus NCAA All-American in 2010, when he won the Southeastern Conference Player of the Year award.