Sports Birthdays for November 17 — Tom Seaver and More
Here are some of the people in the sports world celebrating birthdays on November 17:
Profession: Retired MLB Player
Best Known For: A 12-time All-Star pitcher, Tom Seaver played with the New York Mets, Cincinnati Reds, Chicago White Sox and Boston Red Sox during his career from 1967 to 1986. Often referred to as ‘Tom Terrific,’ Seaver was named the National League Rookie of the Year in 1967. Seaver won the N.L. Cy Young Award in 1969, 1973 and 1975. He was on the ‘Miracle’ Mets team that won the World Series in 1969. Seaver was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1992.
Profession: Retired NBA Player
Best Known For: A 12-time All-Star center, Elvin Hayes played for the San Diego/Houston Rockets and Baltimore/Washington Bullets from 1968 to 1984. Known as ‘The Big E,’ Hayes was a star on the Bullets’ team that won the NBA Finals in 1978. Hayes was named to the NBA’s 50th Anniversary Team in 1996 and inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1990. He played college basketball at Houston, where he helped the Cougars beat Lew Alcindor and stop UCLA’s 47-game winning streak in the Houston Astrodome in 1968.
Profession: College Basketball Coach
Best Known For: Sean Miller is the head men’s basketball coach at the University of Arizona. Prior to working at Arizona, Miller coached at Xavier from 2004 to 2009. Miller played college basketball at Pittsburgh from 1987 to 1992. Miller appeared on ‘The Tonight Show’ at age 14 to show off his dribbling skills.
Profession: NFL Player
Best Known For: Reggie Wayne is a five-time Pro Bowl wide receiver who has played for the Indianapolis Colts since entering the NFL in 2001. Wayne led the NFL in receiving yards in 2007. He was a member of the Colts’ team that won Super Bowl XLI. Wayne played college football at Miami, where he became the school’s all-time receptions leader.
Profession: MLB Player
Best Known For: Ryan Braun is a five-time All-Star outfielder for the Milwaukee Brewers, whom he has played for since making his major league debut in 2007. Braun was named the National League’s Rookie of the Year in 2007 and the N.L.’s Most Valuable Player in 2011. He has won five Silver Slugger Awards as the best offensive player in the league at his position. In 2011, Braun faced a 50-game suspension for an alleged positive test for an elevated level of testosterone caused by a performance-enhancing drug, but he won his appeal and was not suspended.