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Sports Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for May 18

Last Updated 05-10-2021

🏆⚾Brooks Robinson Jr. -- is 84 in the year 2021 and 85 in the year 2022; b.5/18/1937
Hall of Famer, Baseball Announcer, MLB Third Baseman
Names/Places: NN:The Human Vacuum Cleaner; b. in Little Rock, Ark.; MN:Calbert
Misc: 16x Gold Glove 1960-1975, AL MVP 1964, All Star MVP 1966; career span 1955-77; led AL in fielding 12 times from 1960-72 with the Baltimore Orioles; World Series MVP in 1970 (played in four World Series); 2,848 career hits
Sports Teams: Baltimore Orioles

🏆⚾Reggie (Baseball) Jackson -- is 75 in the year 2021 and 76 in the year 2022; b.5/18/1946
Hall of Famer, MLB Outfielder
Names/Places: b. in Wyncotte, Pa; NN:Mr. October
Misc: 14x All-Star, slugger led AL in HRs 4 times; AL MVP 1973; played on 5 World Series winners wih Oakland, NY Yankees; World Series MVP in 1973 (Athletics), and in 1977 (Yankees); hit 5 HRs in the World Series; 563 career HRs; all-time strikeout leader (2,597); Athletics #9 retired, Yankees #44 retired
Sports Teams: Kansas City / Oakland Athletics (1967-1975), Baltimore Orioles (1976), New York Yankees (1977-1981), California Angels (1982-1986), Oakland Athletics (1987)

🏆🏈Dave Atkins -- is 72 in the year 2021 and 73 in the year 2022; b.5/18/1949
NFL Player

🏆⚾James Howard "Jim" Sundberg -- is 70 in the year 2021 and 71 in the year 2022; b.5/18/1951 N.S.
MLB Catcher
Names/Places: aka: Jim Sundberg
Misc: 3x All-Star, 6x Gold Glove; Rangers Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Texas Rangers (1974-1983), Milwaukee Brewers (1984), Kansas City Royals (1985-1986), Chicago Cubs (1987-1988), Texas Rangers (1988-1989)

🏆🏈Ray Donaldson -- is 63 in the year 2021 and 64 in the year 2022; b.5/18/1958
NFL Center

🏆🏒Jay Wells -- is 62 in the year 2021 and 63 in the year 2022; b.5/18/1959
NHL Player, Canadian

🏆🎾Yannick Noah -- is 61 in the year 2021 and 62 in the year 2022; b.5/18/1960
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, French
Misc: some say May 16 1961

🏆🏒Jari Kurri -- is 61 in the year 2021 and 62 in the year 2022; b.5/18/1960
Hall of Famer, NHL Right Wing, Finnish
Misc: played 1977-1998; 5x Stanley Cup champion
Sports Teams: Jokerit, Edmonton Oilers, HC Milano Devils, Los Angeles Kings, New York Rangers, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, Colorado Avalanche

🏆🏀Sam Vincent -- is 58 in the year 2021 and 59 in the year 2022; b.5/18/1963
NBA Coach, NBA Guard

🏆🏒Marty McSorley -- is 58 in the year 2021 and 59 in the year 2022; b.5/18/1963
NHL Player, Canadian

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🏆🏈Will Wolford -- is 57 in the year 2021 and 58 in the year 2022; b.5/18/1964
NFL Player

🏆🏈Rufus Porter -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.5/18/1965
NFL Linebacker

🏆⚾Erik Hanson -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.5/18/1965
MLB Pitcher

🏆🏀John Morton -- is 54 in the year 2021 and 55 in the year 2022; b.5/18/1967
NBA Guard

🏆🏈Karl Dunbar -- is 54 in the year 2021 and 55 in the year 2022; b.5/18/1967
NFL Player

🏆⚾Eric Young -- is 54 in the year 2021 and 55 in the year 2022; b.5/18/1967 N.S.
MLB Player

🏆🏈Ernie Logan -- is 53 in the year 2021 and 54 in the year 2022; b.5/18/1968
NFL Player

🏆⚾Kerry Woodson -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.5/18/1969
MLB Pitcher

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🏆🏈Ben Coleman -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.5/18/1971
NFL Player

🏆🏈Craig Hentrich -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.5/18/1971
NFL Player

🏆Brad Friedel -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.5/18/1971 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Soccer Goal Keeper, American

🏆🏒Karyn Lynn Bye-Dietz -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.5/18/1971 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Hockey Player, Olympic Athlete

🏆⚾Rich Garcés -- is 50 in the year 2021 and 51 in the year 2022; b.5/18/1971
MLB Pitcher, Venezuelan

🏆🏒Turner Stevenson -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.5/18/1972
NHL Player, Canadian

🏆🏈Tory James -- is 48 in the year 2021 and 49 in the year 2022; b.5/18/1973
NFL Cornerback
Misc: Superbowl XXXII
Sports Teams: Denver Broncos

🏆🏈Walter (NFL Player) Scott -- is 48 in the year 2021 and 49 in the year 2022; b.5/18/1973
NFL Player
Misc: Superbowl XXXI
Sports Teams: Green Bay Packers

🏆🏀Donyell Marshall -- is 48 in the year 2021 and 49 in the year 2022; b.5/18/1973
NBA Player, College Basketball Coach

🏆⚾Félix Martínez -- is 47 in the year 2021 and 48 in the year 2022; b.5/18/1974
MLB Player, Dominican Republican
Names/Places: RN: Félix Martínez Mata

🏆🏈Flozell Adams -- is 46 in the year 2021 and 47 in the year 2022; b.5/18/1975
NFL Player

🎭🎵🎸🏆🏄Jack Johnson -- is 46 in the year 2021 and 47 in the year 2022; b.5/18/1975
Actor, Music Producer, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Singer, Surfer
Album Titles: On and On, In Between Dreams, Sleep Through the Static, To the Sea, From Here to Now to You
Video Titles: A Weekend at the Greek, En Concert

🏆🏀Ron Mercer -- is 45 in the year 2021 and 46 in the year 2022; b.5/18/1976
NBA Player

🏆🏒Oleg Tverdovsky -- is 45 in the year 2021 and 46 in the year 2022; b.5/18/1976
NHL Player, Russian

🏆⚾Marcus Giles -- is 43 in the year 2021 and 44 in the year 2022; b.5/18/1978
MLB Player

🏆🏈Vince Young -- is 38 in the year 2021 and 39 in the year 2022; b.5/18/1983 N.S.
NFL Quarterback, College Football Player

🏆Scarlett Keegan -- is 37 in the year 2021 and 38 in the year 2022; b.5/18/1984
Model, Playmate
Misc: September 2004

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🏆Stephanie Branton -- is 31 in the year 2021 and 32 in the year 2022; b.5/18/1990
Model, Playmate, Canadian
Misc: September 2014

🏆🏉Manu Tuilagi -- is 30 in the year 2021 and 31 in the year 2022; b.5/18/1991 N.S.
Rugby Player, English

🎭💻🏆Brooke Wexler -- is 28 in the year 2021 and 29 in the year 2022; b.5/18/1993 N.S.
Actress, Internet Video Actress, Model, Canadian
TV Shows: Richie Rich (as Irona)

🏆⛸Polina Edmunds -- is 23 in the year 2021 and 24 in the year 2022; b.5/18/1998 N.S.
Figure Skater, Olympic Athlete

🏆⛸Alina Zagitova -- is 19 in the year 2021 and 20 in the year 2022; b.5/18/2002 N.S.
Figure Skater, Olympic Athlete, Russian

🏆⚾Charles Benjamin Adams -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/18/1882 d.7/27/1968 (86)
MLB Pitcher

🏆🎾Fred Perry -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/18/1909 d.2/2/1995 (85)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player, English
Misc: 3-time Wimbledon champ (1934-36), last native to win All-England men's title.

🏆⚾Dan Topping -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/18/1912 d.5/18/1974 (62)
MLB Owner, MLB Executive
Sports Teams: Yankees Owner (1945-66)

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🏆🏈Charlie Justice -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/18/1924 d.10/17/2003 (79)
NFL Player

📰🏆Jack Whitaker -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/18/1924 N.S. d.8/18/2019 N.S. (95)
Hall of Famer, Commentator, Sportscaster
TV Shows: The NFL Today (1971-1974), CBS Sports, ABC Sports

🏆🥊Joe Brown -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/18/1926 d.12/4/1997 (71)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

🏆🏒Paul Herbert Johnson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/18/1935 N.S. d.7/17/2016 N.S. (81)
Hall of Famer, Hockey Forward, Olympic Athlete, American

🎭🎵🏆Fran Jeffries -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/18/1937 d.12/15/2016 N.S. (79)
Actress, Dancer, Singer, Model

🏆⚽Nobby Stile -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/18/1942 N.S. d.10/30/2020 N.S. (78)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, English
Misc: defensive midfielder

🎭🏆🥊Jimmy Snuka -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/18/1943 N.S. d.1/15/2017 N.S. (73)
Hall of Famer, Actor, Wrestler, Body Builder
Names/Places: b. in Fiji; aka James Reiher Snuka, James Wiley Smith; ring name: Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka

🏆🥊Jerry Quarry -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/18/1945 d.1/3/1998 (52)
Boxer
Misc: heavyweight champ

🏆Rodney Milburn Jr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/18/1950 d.11/11/1997 (47)
Olympic Athlete, Track and Field
Misc: Hurdler; Olympic Gold 1972

🏆Angela Voigt -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/18/1951 d.4/11/2013 N.S. (61)
Olympic Athlete, East German
Misc: long jumper (Olympic-gold-76)

🏆⚾Eric Eugene Gregg -- Birth Anniversary -- b.5/18/1951 d.6/5/2006 (55)
MLB Umpire

🏆🏈Ernie Davis -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/14/1939 d.5/18/1963 (23)
Hall of Famer, NFL Player, College Football Player
Misc: the first black to win Heisman Trophy (1961); in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: Syracuse University, Cleveland Browns (1962)

🏆⚾Dan Topping -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/18/1912 d.5/18/1974 (62)
MLB Owner, MLB Executive
Sports Teams: Yankees Owner (1945-66)

🏆🏒Thomas Finan "Tommy" Lockhart -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/21/1892 N.S. d.5/18/1979 N.S. (87)
Hall of Famer, Hockey Figure
Misc: American ice hockey advocate, organizer, and administator.

🏆⚽Ed McIlvenny -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/21/1924 d.5/18/1989 (64)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Scottish

🎭🎵🏆Skip Stephenson -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/18/1940 d.5/18/1992 (52)
Actor, Comedian, TV Host, Announcer, Singer, Sportscaster
Names/Places: b. in Omaha, Ne.
TV Shows: Real People

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🏆Dorothy Poynton-Hill -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/17/1915 N.S. d.5/18/1995 N.S. (79)
Hall of Famer, Diver, Olympic Athlete, American

🏆Chet Forte -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/7/1935 d.5/18/1996 (60)
Sports Figure
Misc: sports director; worked on Wide World Of Sports and Monday Night Footbal, worked at XTRA radio in San Diego

🏆🥊Davey Boy Smith -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/27/1962 N.S. d.5/18/2002 N.S. (39)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, English
Names/Places: RN: David Smith; ring names: Davey Boy Smith and The British Bulldog

🏆🎳Andy Marzich -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/3/1935 d.5/18/2010 (74)
Hall of Famer, Bowler
Misc: 3x ABC Tournament champion

🏆🏀Don Meyer -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/16/1944 d.5/18/2014 (69)
College Basketball Coach
Misc: one of the most winningest coaches in men's college basketball.

🏆🏁Jim McElreath -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/18/1928 N.S. d.5/18/2017 N.S. (89)
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✍🏆Stephanie Adams -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/24/1970 N.S. d.5/18/2018 N.S. (47)
Author, Model, Playmate
Misc: November 1992

🏆🥊Troy Weston Waters -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/23/1965 N.S. d.5/18/2018 N.S. (53)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, Australian
Misc: a member of the Australian National Boxing Hall of Fame

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