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Sports Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for November 8

Last Updated 10-06-2023

🏆🏀Thomas Ernest "Satch" Sanders -- is 85 in the year 2023 and 86 in the year 2024; b.11/8/1938 N.S.
Hall of Famer, NBA Coach, NBA Player, College Basketball Player
Sports Teams: Boston Celtics (1960-1973), Harvard (coach, 1973-1977), Boston Celtics (coach, 1978)

🏆🏁🏇Angel Cordero Jr. -- is 81 in the year 2023 and 82 in the year 2024; b.11/8/1942
Horse Jockey, Puerto Rican
Names/Places: b. in Santurce
Misc: won over 6000 races & $100,000,000 purses; leading money winner, '76, '82-83; third on all-time list with 7,057 wins in 38,646 starts; won Kentucky Derby 3 times, Preakness twice and Belmont once; 2-time Eclipse Award winner (1982-83).

🎭🏆Mary Hart -- is 73 in the year 2023 and 74 in the year 2024; b.11/8/1950
TV Hostess, Exerciser
Names/Places: b. in Sioux Falls, SD; Burt Sugarman's wife
TV Shows: Entertainment Tonight

🏆⚾John Denny -- is 71 in the year 2023 and 72 in the year 2024; b.11/8/1952
MLB Pitcher
Misc: NL Cy Young Award winner in 1983
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Phillies

🏆🏈Jimmie Giles -- is 69 in the year 2023 and 70 in the year 2024; b.11/8/1954
NFL Player

🏆🏁🏊Timothy Andrew "Tim" Shaw -- is 66 in the year 2023 and 67 in the year 2024; b.11/8/1957 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Water Polo Player, American

🏆🏈Eric Martin -- is 62 in the year 2023 and 63 in the year 2024; b.11/8/1961
NFL Wide Receiver

🏆🏈Paul (Football) Butcher -- is 60 in the year 2023 and 61 in the year 2024; b.11/8/1963
NFL Linebacker

🏆⚽Hugo Pérez -- is 60 in the year 2023 and 61 in the year 2024; b.11/8/1963
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, El Salvadorian

🏆🏈Chuck Cecil -- is 59 in the year 2023 and 60 in the year 2024; b.11/8/1964
NFL Safety

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🏆⚾Jeff Blauser -- is 58 in the year 2023 and 59 in the year 2024; b.11/8/1965
MLB Shortstop

🏆🏒Mike Peluso -- is 58 in the year 2023 and 59 in the year 2024; b.11/8/1965
NHL Player, American

🏆Kim Dugger -- is 56 in the year 2023 and 57 in the year 2024; b.11/8/1967
Beauty Pagent Winner
Misc: Miss America 1991

🏆🏈Jay Taylor -- is 56 in the year 2023 and 57 in the year 2024; b.11/8/1967 N.S.
NFL Cornerback

🏆⚾Eric Anthony -- is 56 in the year 2023 and 57 in the year 2024; b.11/8/1967
MLB Outfielder
Misc: had the first RBI (on a sacrifice fly) and the first hit (a home run) at Cleveland's Jacobs Field.

🏆⚾Henry Rodríguez -- is 56 in the year 2023 and 57 in the year 2024; b.11/8/1967 N.S.
MLB Outfielder, Venezuelan

🏆⚾José Offerman -- is 55 in the year 2023 and 56 in the year 2024; b.11/8/1968
MLB Shortstop, Dominican Republican

🏆🏒Keith Jones -- is 55 in the year 2023 and 56 in the year 2024; b.11/8/1968
Hockey Announcer, NHL Player, Canadian

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🏆🏁Michelle Kline -- is 55 in the year 2023 and 56 in the year 2024; b.11/8/1968
Speed Skater, Olympic Athlete
Misc: Olympics 1994

🏆🏈Devon McDonald -- is 54 in the year 2023 and 55 in the year 2024; b.11/8/1969
NFL Linebacker

🏆🏈Ricardo McDonald -- is 54 in the year 2023 and 55 in the year 2024; b.11/8/1969
NFL Linebacker

🏆🏈Qadry Ismail -- is 53 in the year 2023 and 54 in the year 2024; b.11/8/1970
NFL Wide Receiver
Names/Places: NN: The Missile

🏆🏈Ken Blackman -- is 51 in the year 2023 and 52 in the year 2024; b.11/8/1972
NFL Guard

🏆⚾Edgardo Alfonzo -- is 50 in the year 2023 and 51 in the year 2024; b.11/8/1973
MLB Infielder, Baseball Coach, Venezuelan
Names/Places: NN: Fonzie

🏆🏁🏊Penelope "Penny" Heyns -- is 49 in the year 2023 and 50 in the year 2024; b.11/8/1974 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, South African

🏆🏀Brevin Knight -- is 48 in the year 2023 and 49 in the year 2024; b.11/8/1975
NBA Guard

🏆Brett Lee -- is 47 in the year 2023 and 48 in the year 2024; b.11/8/1976 N.S.
Cricket Player, Australian

🏆⚾Nick Punto -- is 46 in the year 2023 and 47 in the year 2024; b.11/8/1977 N.S.
MLB Infielder

🏆⚽Aaron Hughes -- is 44 in the year 2023 and 45 in the year 2024; b.11/8/1979 N.S.
Soccer Defender, Northern Ireland

🏆⚾Darwin Barney -- is 38 in the year 2023 and 39 in the year 2024; b.11/8/1985 N.S.
MLB Second Baseman
Misc: Gold Glove; active as of 2015
Sports Teams: Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers, Toronto Blue Jays

🏆Erica Mena -- is 36 in the year 2023 and 37 in the year 2024; b.11/8/1987 N.S.
Model

🏆🏈Sam Bradford -- is 36 in the year 2023 and 37 in the year 2024; b.11/8/1987 N.S.
NFL Quarterback, College Football Player
Misc: Heisman Trophy (2008)
Sports Teams: Oklahoma (college)

🏆⚾Giancarlo Stanton -- is 34 in the year 2023 and 35 in the year 2024; b.11/8/1989 N.S.
MLB Right Fielder
Misc: NL MVP 2017
Sports Teams: Miami Marlins (with a to-date largest contract in sports history record worth of $325 million for 13 years)

🏆🥊Joseph Bartlett "Joe" Choynski -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/8/1868 d.1/24/1943 (74)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

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🏆⚾"Bucky" Harris -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/8/1896 d.11/8/1977 (81)
Hall of Famer, MLB Executive, MLB Manager, MLB Player
Names/Places: RN:Stanley Raymond Harris
Misc: 2159 wins
Sports Teams: Washington Senators (player 1919-1928, manager 1924-1928, manager 1935-1942, manager 1950-1954), Detroit Tigers (player 1929, 1931, manager 1929-1933, manager 1955-1956)), Boston Red Sox (manager 1934), Philadelphia Phillies (manager 1943), New York Yankees (manager 1947-1948)

🏆🎳Harry Lippe -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/8/1911 d.10/1/1995 (83)
Hall of Famer, Bowler
Misc: his 36-year ABC Tournament average was 193.

🏆🥊Lou Ambers -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/8/1913 d.4/24/1995 (81)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

🏆🏀Frank McGuire -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/8/1913 d.10/11/1994 (80)
Hall of Famer, NBA Coach, College Basketball Coach
Misc: winner of 731 games as high school, college and pro coach; only coach to win 100 games at 3 colleges--St. John's (103), North Carolina (164) and South Carolina (283); won 550 games in 30 college seasons; 1957 UNC team went 32-0 and beat Kansas 54-53 in triple OT to win NCAA title; coached NBA Philadelphia Warriors to 49-31 record in 1961-62 season but refused to move with team to San Francisco.
Sports Teams: St. John's University (player 1933-1936, coach 1947-1952), University of North Carolina (coach 1952-1961), Philadelphia Warriors (coach 1961-1962), University of South Carolina (coach 1964-1980)

🏆🏒Johnny Bower -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/8/1924 d.12/26/2017 N.S. (93)
Hall of Famer, NHL Goaltender, Canadian
Names/Places: NN:The China Wall; aka:John William Bower; RN:John Kiszkan
Misc: playing career 1945-1969
Sports Teams: Cleveland Barons (AHL), Providence Reds (AHL), New York Rangers (NHL), Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL)

🏆🥊Ilio DiPaolo -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/8/1926 d.5/10/1995 (68)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, Italian

🏆🏈Bobby Bowden -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/8/1929 N.S. d.8/8/2021 N.S. (91)
Hall of Famer, College Football Coach
Names/Places: RN:Robert Cleckler Bowden
Misc: coached Florida St. to a national title in 1993
Sports Teams: Alabama (freshman team player 1948), Howard (AL player 1949-1952), Howard (AL coach 1954-1955), South Georgia (coach 1956-1958), Howard (AL coach 1959-1962), Florida State (WR coach 1963-1965), West Virginia (OC coach 1966-1969), West Virginia (coach 1970-1975), Florida State (coach 1976-2009)

🏆🏈Ray Malavasi -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/8/1930 d.12/15/1987 (57)
NFL Coach

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🏆🏁🏊Jack Weyman Nelson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/8/1931 N.S. d.11/5/2014 N.S. (82)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

🏆🎳Dick Ritger -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/8/1938 N.S. d.8/27/2020 N.S. (81)
Hall of Famer, Bowler

🏆⚽Martin Peters -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/8/1943 N.S. d.12/21/2019 N.S. (76)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, English
Misc: MBE; midflelder and manager

🏆🏈Charles "Boobie" Clark -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/8/1949 d.10/25/1988 N.S. (38)
NFL Runningback

🏆⚾Gerald Peter "Jerry" Remy -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/8/1952 N.S. d.10/30/2021 N.S. (0)
Baseball Announcer, MLB Second Baseman

🏆⚾🏈Dwight Smith -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/8/1963 N.S. d.7/22/2022 N.S. (58)
MLB Player, NFL Wide Receiver

🏆🥊Caleb Baldwin -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/22/1769 d.11/8/1827 (58)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, English

🏆🥊Tom Sayers -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/15/1826 or 5/25/1826 d.11/8/1865
Hall of Famer, Boxer, English

🏆🏁🏇Frederick Archer -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/11/1857 d.11/8/1886 (29)
Horse Jockey, English

🏆Doc Holliday -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/14/1851 d.11/8/1887 (36)
Gunslinger
Misc: an American gambler, gunfighter, and dentist of the American Old West

🏆⚾"King" Kelly -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/31/1857 d.11/8/1894 (36)
Hall of Famer, MLB Right Fielder, MLB Catcher
Misc: the first player to slide head first

🏆⚾Claude Ritchey -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/5/1873 d.11/8/1951 (78)
MLB Player
Names/Places: NN:Little All Right

🏆Herbert "Herb" Eberhard Jordan Vollmer -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/15/1895 N.S. d.11/8/1961 N.S. (66)
Hall of Famer, Olympic Athlete, Water Polo Player, American

🏆🎾Gottfried Von Cramm -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/7/1909 d.11/8/1976 (67)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, German

🏆⚾"Bucky" Harris -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/8/1896 d.11/8/1977 (81)
Hall of Famer, MLB Executive, MLB Manager, MLB Player
Names/Places: RN:Stanley Raymond Harris
Misc: 2159 wins
Sports Teams: Washington Senators (player 1919-1928, manager 1924-1928, manager 1935-1942, manager 1950-1954), Detroit Tigers (player 1929, 1931, manager 1929-1933, manager 1955-1956)), Boston Red Sox (manager 1934), Philadelphia Phillies (manager 1943), New York Yankees (manager 1947-1948)

🏆🎾Betty Nuthall Shoemaker -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/23/1911 d.11/8/1983 (72)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, English

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🏆⚾Earl Torgeson -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/1/1924 d.11/8/1990 (66)
MLB Player

🏆🏁Kees Broekman -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/23/1928 d.11/8/1992 (64)
Speed Skater, Olympic Athlete, Dutch (Netherlands)
Misc: Olympic-silver-1952

🏆🏌Chandler Harper -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/10/1914 d.11/8/2004 (90)
Hall of Famer, Golfer
Misc: 1950 PGA champ

🏆🎳Ed Lubanski -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/3/1929 d.11/8/2010 (81)
Hall of Famer, Bowler

🏆🥊Joe Higuchi -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/19/1929 N.S. d.11/8/2010 N.S. (81)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, Japanese
Names/Places: RN: Higuchi Kanji

🏆🏀"Easy" Ed Macauley -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/22/1928 d.11/8/2011 (83)
Hall of Famer, NBA Center
Names/Places: RN:Charles Edward Macauley; NN:Easy Ed
Misc: All-America (Saint Louis, 1948-49); Associated Press College Player of the Year (1949); MVP, NIT championship team (1949); All-NBA First-Team (1951-53); Celtics #22 retired
Sports Teams: St. Louis Bombers (1949-1950), Boston Celtics (1950-1956), St. Louis Hawks (player 1956-1959, coach 1958-1960)

🏆⚾Lee MacPhail -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/25/1917 d.11/8/2012 (95)
Hall of Famer, MLB Executive
Misc: AL president (1974-83); president of owners' Player Relations Committee (1984-85); also GM of Baltimore (1959-65) and NY Yankees (1967-74); father of Andy.

🏆🏒Howard William "Howie" Meeker -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/4/1923 N.S. d.11/8/2020 N.S. (97)
Hall of Famer, NHL Right Wing, Canadian
Sports Teams: Toronto Maple Leafs

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