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Sports Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for November 17

Last Updated 05-13-2022

🏆⚾Orlando Peña -- is 89 in the year 2022 and 90 in the year 2023; b.11/17/1933
MLB Pitcher, Cuban
Sports Teams: Cincinnati Reds (1958-60), Kansas City Athletics (1962-65), Detroit Tigers (1965-67), Cleveland Indians (1967), Pittsburgh Pirates (1970), Baltimore Orioles (1971, 1973), St. Louis Cardinals (1973-74), California Angels (1975)

🏆⚾Gary Bell -- is 86 in the year 2022 and 87 in the year 2023; b.11/17/1936
MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: NN:Ding Dong

⛪🎭🏆Lauren Hutton -- is 79 in the year 2022 and 80 in the year 2023; b.11/17/1943
Protestant, TV/Movie Actress, Producer, Model
Names/Places: b. in Charleston, SC
Misc: some say b. 1944
TV Shows: Paper Dolls
Movie Titles: Zorro: The Gay Blade, Paper Lion, American Gigolo

🏆🎳Larry Laub -- is 79 in the year 2022 and 80 in the year 2023; b.11/17/1943
Hall of Famer, Bowler

🏆🏀James Arthur "Jim" Boeheim -- is 78 in the year 2022 and 79 in the year 2023; b.11/17/1944 N.S.
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Player, College Basketball Coach, Olympic Athlete
Misc: longtime United States Olympic basketball team coach since 1990; in the Basketball and College Basketball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Syracuse University (player 1963-1966, coach 1969-present as of 2016)

🏆🏀Elvin E. Hayes -- is 77 in the year 2022 and 78 in the year 2023; b.11/17/1945
Hall of Famer, Sportscaster, NBA Center
Names/Places: NN:The Big "E"; b. in Rayville, LA
Misc: 12x All-Star; with 27,313 career points and 16,279 rebounds in 1,303 games; high leaping, scoring big man at U. Of Houston, then for San Diego-Houston Rockets. Later also starred for title-winning Washington Bullets in lengthy NBA career; University of Houston #44 retired, Washington Wizards #11 retired.
Sports Teams: Houston (1965-1968), San Diego/Houston Rockets (1968-1972), Baltimore/Capital/Washington Bullets (1972-1981), Houston Rockets (1981-1984)

🏆🏈Herman Weaver -- is 74 in the year 2022 and 75 in the year 2023; b.11/17/1948
NFL Punter

🏆Thomas Lionel Hill -- is 73 in the year 2022 and 74 in the year 2023; b.11/17/1949
Olympic Athlete, Track and Field, American
Misc: 110m hurdler (Olympic-bronze-1972)

🏆🏁🏊Michael Wenden -- is 73 in the year 2022 and 74 in the year 2023; b.11/17/1949 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Australian

🏆🏁🏊Roland Matthes -- is 72 in the year 2022 and 73 in the year 2023; b.11/17/1950 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, German
Misc: 100m/200m backstroke (Oly-gold-1968, 72)

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🏆🏈Charlie Davis -- is 71 in the year 2022 and 72 in the year 2023; b.11/17/1951
NFL Tackle
Misc: Super Bowl IX
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Steelers

🏆🏀Steve Stipanovich -- is 62 in the year 2022 and 63 in the year 2023; b.11/17/1960
NBA Player

✍🎭🎵🏆RuPaul -- is 62 in the year 2022 and 63 in the year 2023; b.11/17/1960 N.S.
Author, Actor, Drag Queen, Producer, Personality, Disco Singer, Model
Names/Places: b. in San Diego, RN: Rupaul Andre Charles
Misc: self proclaimed supermodel; "You Better Work!"; a drag performer, not a transvestite, not a transsexual; inducted in the California Hall of Fame in 2019
Song Titles: Supermodel
TV Shows: RuPaul's Drag Race

🏆🏀Adrian Branch -- is 59 in the year 2022 and 60 in the year 2023; b.11/17/1963
NBA Player

🏆⛸Marina Tcherkasová -- is 58 in the year 2022 and 59 in the year 2023; b.11/17/1964
Figure Skater, Olympic Athlete
Misc: Olympic-silver-1980

🏆⚾Mitch Williams -- is 58 in the year 2022 and 59 in the year 2023; b.11/17/1964
MLB Pitcher

🏆⚾Paul Sorrento -- is 57 in the year 2022 and 58 in the year 2023; b.11/17/1965
MLB First Baseman

🏆🏁🏃Winthrop Graham -- is 57 in the year 2022 and 58 in the year 2023; b.11/17/1965
Runner, Olympic Athlete, Jamaican
Misc: Olympic-silver-1988

🎭🏆Daisy Fuentes -- is 56 in the year 2022 and 57 in the year 2023; b.11/17/1966
Actress, TV Hostess, Model, Cuban
TV Shows: MTV Latin America, CNBC, America's Funniest Home Videos Hostess (1997-2000)

🏆⚾Jeff Nelson -- is 56 in the year 2022 and 57 in the year 2023; b.11/17/1966
MLB Pitcher

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🏆🏈Howard Griffith -- is 55 in the year 2022 and 56 in the year 2023; b.11/17/1967
NFL Runningback

🏆🏈Leonard Russell -- is 53 in the year 2022 and 54 in the year 2023; b.11/17/1969
NFL Halfback

🏆🏒Chris Tamer -- is 52 in the year 2022 and 53 in the year 2023; b.11/17/1970
NHL Defensive, American

🏆🏈Scott Rehberg -- is 49 in the year 2022 and 50 in the year 2023; b.11/17/1973
NFL Player, Football Offensive Lineman

🎭🏆Leslie Bibb -- is 48 in the year 2022 and 49 in the year 2023; b.11/17/1974 N.S.
Actress, Model
TV Shows: Popular (as Brooke McQueen), ER (as Erin Harkins)
Movie Titles: Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Iron Man, See Spot Run, Zookeeper, The Midnight Meat Train

🏆🏈Marc Edwards -- is 48 in the year 2022 and 49 in the year 2023; b.11/17/1974
NFL Fullback

🎵🏆🏒Aaron Lines -- is 45 in the year 2022 and 46 in the year 2023; b.11/17/1977
Country Singer, NHL Player, Canadian

🏆🏈Reginald "Reggie" Wayne -- is 44 in the year 2022 and 45 in the year 2023; b.11/17/1978
NFL Wide Receiver
Misc: he recorded 7 straight 1,000-yard seasons between 2004 and 2010

🏆🏁🏊Jodie Henry -- is 39 in the year 2022 and 40 in the year 2023; b.11/17/1983 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Australian

🏆⚾Nick Markakis -- is 39 in the year 2022 and 40 in the year 2023; b.11/17/1983 N.S.
MLB Right Fielder
Misc: 3x Gold Glove
Sports Teams: Baltimore Orioles, Atlanta Braves

🏆⚾Ryan Braun -- is 39 in the year 2022 and 40 in the year 2023; b.11/17/1983 N.S.
MLB Outfielder
Misc: NL MVP 2011
Sports Teams: Milwaukee Brewers

🏆Greg Rutherford -- is 36 in the year 2022 and 37 in the year 2023; b.11/17/1986 N.S.
Olympic Athlete, English
Misc: Long Jumper

🏆⚾George Stallings -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/17/1867 d.5/13/1929 (61)
MLB Manager, MLB Player
Names/Places: NN:the Miracle Man

🏆🏒Frank Calder -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/17/1877 d.2/4/1943 (65)
NHL Executive
Misc: the first NHL president

🏆🏁🏊Robert J. H. Kiphuth -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/17/1890 N.S. d.1/7/1967 N.S. (76)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer
Names/Places: RN: Robert John Herman "Bob" Kiphuth; Swimming Coach

🏆🏌Joyce Wethered -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/17/1901 d.11/20/1997 (96)
Hall of Famer, Golfer, English
Misc: a natural stylist widely regarded as the greatest British woman player of her day.

💰🏆🏌Joseph "Joe" Dey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/17/1907 d.3/3/1991 (83)
Hall of Famer, Executive, Golfer
Misc: executive director of the USGA and the first commissioner of the PGA Tour

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🏆🏀John Nucatola -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/17/1907 N.S. d.5/9/2000 N.S. (92)
Hall of Famer, Basketball Coach, Basketball Player, Basketball Referee

🏆⚾Mike Garcia -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/17/1923 d.1/13/1986 (62)
MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: NN: Big Bear and Mexican Mike
Sports Teams: Cleveland Indians

🏆🏁Edgar White -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/17/1929 d.1/7/2014 N.S. (84)
Yachtsperson, Olympic Athlete
Misc: Olympic gold 1952

🏆🏁Sumner White -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/17/1929 d.10/24/1988 N.S. (58)
Yachtsperson, Olympic Athlete
Misc: Olympic gold 1952

⚖🎭🏆🏈Bob Mathias -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/17/1930 d.9/2/2006 (75)
Congressperson, Actor, NFL Player, Olympic Athlete, Track and Field
Names/Places: b. in Tulare, California
Misc: the youngest winner of decathlon with gold medal in 1948 Olympics at age 17; first to repeat as decathlon champ in 1952; Sullivan Award winner (1948); 4-term member of U.S. Congress (R,Calif.) from 1967-74; Olympic torch lighter [1984]; U.S. congressman; played himself in The Bob Mathias Story; director: Olympic Training Center); played halfback for Stanford in 1952 Rose Bowl.

🏆🏁🎿Toni Sailer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/17/1935 d.8/24/2009 (73)
Skier, Olympic Athlete, Austrian
Names/Places: aka:Anton
Misc: was the first to win three alpine gold medals in the Winter Olympics--taking downhill, slalom and giant slalom events in 1956.

🏆⚾James "Jim" Brewer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/17/1937 d.11/16/1987 (49)
MLB Player

🏆🏈Willie Louis Richardson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/17/1939 N.S. d.2/8/2016 N.S. (76)
Hall of Famer, NFL Wide Receiver, College Football Player
Misc: 2x Pro Bowl; in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Jackson Tate, Baltimore Colts (1963-1969, 1971), Miami Dolphins (1970)

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⛪🏆⚾Tom "Terrific" Seaver -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/17/1944 N.S. d.8/31/2020 N.S. (75)
Hall of Famer, Episcopalian, MLB Pitcher
Names/Places: b. in Fresno, CA; RN:George Thomas
Misc: 12x All-Star, 5x NL strikeout leader, won the NL Cy Young award 3X's in 1969, 1973, and 1975, won 311 major league games, and 3,640 strikeouts over 20 years; Mets #41 retired; Mets and Reds Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: New York Mets (1967-1977), Cincinnati Reds (1977-1982), New York Mets (1983), Chicago White Sox (1984-1986), Boston Red Sox (1986)

🏆🏁🚲Jaime Huélamo -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/17/1948 d.1/31/2014 N.S. (65)
Bicyclist, Olympic Athlete, Spanish
Misc: Olympic bronze 1972

🎭🎵🏆🎾🏈Dean Paul Martin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/17/1951 d.3/21/1987 (35)
Movie Actor, Musician, Tennis Player, NFL Player, WFL Figure
Names/Places: Dean's son; Dorothy Hamill's ex-
Group Names: Dino Desi and Billy
TV Shows: The Misfits of Science (as Dr. Billy Hayes)

🏆🥊Roman Codreanu -- Birth Anniversary -- b.11/17/1952 N.S. d.5/26/2001 N.S. (48)
Wrestler, Olympic Athlete, Romanian
Misc: Olympics 1976 and 1980

🏆🏒Francis J. "Coddy" Winter -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/29/1884 N.S. d.11/17/1944 N.S. (60)
Hall of Famer, Hockey Player
Names/Places: RN:Frank Winters
Misc: played hockey mostly in the Cleveland area

🏆⚾Mort Cooper -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/2/1913 d.11/17/1958 (45)
MLB Pitcher
Misc: NL MVP 1942
Sports Teams: St. Louis Cardinals

🏆🥊Jack Hurley -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/9/1897 d.11/17/1972 (74)
Boxing Figure
Misc: Boxing promoter

🏆🏌Lloyd Mangrum -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/1/1914 d.11/17/1973 (59)
Hall of Famer, Golfer
Misc: US Open Champ 1946

🏆⚾Roger T. Peckinpah -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/5/1891 d.11/17/1977 (86)
MLB Manager, MLB Player
Misc: AL League Award Winner 1925
Sports Teams: Washington Senators

🏆🥊Sixto Escobar -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/23/1913 d.11/17/1979 (66)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Puerto Rican

🏆⚾Paul Derringer -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/17/1906 d.11/17/1987 (81)
MLB Pitcher

🏆🎳Buddy Bomar -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/27/1916 d.11/17/1989 (73)
Hall of Famer, Bowler
Misc: Three BPAA titles and 38 other tournament titles.

🏆🎾Adrian Quist -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/23/1913 d.11/17/1991 (78)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player

🏆🏈"Weeb" Ewbank -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/6/1907 d.11/17/1998 (91)
Hall of Famer, NFL Coach, NFL Player
Misc: led Baltimore to 2 NFL titles (1958-59); coached NY Jets to AFL'S 1st SuperBowl win in 1969; he was the only coach to win both the American and National Football League championships.
Sports Teams: Van Wert High School (coach 1928-1929), McGuffey High School (coach 1930-1943), Naval Station Great Lakes, Asst. (coach 1943-1945), Brown University, Asst. (coach 1946), Washington University (coach 1947-1948), Cleveland Browns, Asst. (coacch 1949-1953), NFL Baltimore Colts (coach 1954-1962), AFL New York Jets (coach 1963-1969), NFL New York Jets (coach 1970-1973), Columbia University, Asst. (1975)

🏆🏈Billy Vessels -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/22/1931 d.11/17/2001 (70)
Hall of Famer, College Football Player
Misc: Heisman Trophy (1952)
Sports Teams: University of Oklahima, Edmonton Eskimos (1953), Baltimore Colts (1956)

🏆🏒Aleksandr Ragulin -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/5/1941 d.11/17/2004 (63)
Hockey Figure, Olympic Athlete, Russian
Misc: ice hockey player (Olympic-gold-1964, 68, 72)

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🏆Jean Cannon -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/5/1941 d.11/17/2005 (64)
Model, Playmate
Misc: October 1961

🏆Igor Ivanov -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/8/1947 d.11/17/2005 (58)
Chess Player, Canadian
Misc: champ 1980s

🏆🏈Glen Edward "Bo" Schembechler -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/1/1929 d.11/17/2006 (77)
College Football Coach
Misc: retired in 1989 as fifth winningest Div. I college coach ever; 234-65-8 record in 27 years; coached Michigan from 1969-89; 10 Rose Bowls but only 2 wins.

🏆🏀Peter F. "Pete" Newell -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/31/1915 N.S. d.11/17/2008 N.S. (93)
Hall of Famer, College Basketball Coach, Olympic Athlete
Sports Teams: University of San Francisco (1946-1950), Michigan State University (1950-1954), Univesity of California (1954-1960)

🏆⚾Ray Sadecki -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/26/1940 d.11/17/2014 (73)
MLB Pitcher

🏆Walter Davis -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/5/1931 N.S. d.11/17/2020 N.S. (89)
Olympic Athlete, Track and Field
Misc: running high jumper (Olympic-gold-1952)

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