Sports Birthdays for July 4 — Morganna Roberts and More
Here are some of the people in the sports world celebrating birthdays on July 4:
Profession: MLB Team Owner
Best Known For: An accomplished trial lawyer, Peter Angelos has been the majority owner of the Baltimore Orioles baseball team since 1993. In the 20 years since Angelos took over ownership of the franchise, the Orioles have had just three winning seasons.
Profession: Former MLB Manager
Best Known For: The 1986 National League Manager of the Year while with the Houston Astros, Hal Lanier has spent most of his life around baseball. After being fired from the Astros in 1987, Lanier has managed in the minor leagues and independent baseball. As a player for the San Francisco Giants, Lanier was selected to the 1964 Topps All-Star Rookie team. He hit .228 during a 10-year career with the Giants and New York Yankees from 1964 to 1973.
Profession: Retired NFL Player
Best Known For: A two-time Pro Bowl selection, Emerson Boozer was a productive running back who gained 5,135 yards during his playing career from 1966 to 1975 with the New York Jets. Boozer was a member of the Jets’ team that won Super Bowl III against the Baltimore Colts.
Profession: Former Sports Personality
Best Known For: Blessed with a voluptuous figure that afforded her a career in exotic dancing, Morganna Roberts was notorious for disrupting sporting events from the 1970s through the 1990s by rushing the field to kiss famous athletes such as Pete Rose, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Cal Ripken Jr. Though her intrusions were harmless, Roberts was arrested more than 20 times for trespassing at athletic events. She retired in 1999.
Profession: Retired WTA Player
Best Known For: Pam Shriver won 133 tennis titles during her playing career from 1979 to 1997. Often partnering with Martina Navratilova, Shriver won 112 doubles titles, including 21 Grand Slams. She also won a women’s doubles gold medal at the 1988 Summer Olympic Games in Seoul with Zina Garrison as her partner. Shriver was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2002. She now serves as an analyst on tennis broadcasts.
Profession: Retired MLB Player
Best Known For: A two-time All-Star third-baseman, Vinny Castilla hit 320 home runs during his playing career from 1991 to 2006 with the Atlanta Braves, Colorado Rockies, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Houston Astros, Washington Nationals and San Diego Padres. While with the Rockies, Castilla won the National League’s Silver Slugger Award as the best hitter at his position in 1995, 1997 and 1998.