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Sports Birthdays for November 24 — Oscar Robertson and More

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Here are some of the people in the sports world celebrating birthdays on November 24:

Oscar Robertson
Age: 74
Profession: Retired NBA Player
Best Known For: A 12-time All-Star guard nicknamed ‘The Big O,’ Oscar Robertson played for the Cincinnati Royals and Milwaukee Bucks from 1960 to 1974. He is the only player in NBA history to average a triple-double for an entire season (1961-62). Robertson was named the NBA Rookie of the Year in 1961. He was a member of the Bucks’ team that won the NBA title in 1971. Robertson played on the U.S. men’s national team that won the gold medal at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1980. An antitrust suit filed on his behalf by the NBA Players Association helped pave the way for free agency in basketball.

Steve Yeager
Age: 64
Profession: Retired MLB Player
Best Known For: An excellent defensive catcher, Steve Yeager played for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Seattle Mariners from 1972 to 1986. While with the Dodgers in 1981, Yeager shared the Most Valuable Player Award of the World Series with teammates Ron Cey and Pedro Guerrero. In 1976, Yeager was injured when a broken bat hit him in the throat in the on-deck circle. He became the first catcher to wear a throat protector.

Cal Eldred
Age: 45
Profession: Retired MLB Player
Best Known For: Cal Eldred was a starting pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers, Chicago White Sox and St. Louis Cardinals from 1991 to 2005.

Keith Primeau
Age: 41
Profession: Retired NHL Player
Best Known For: A two-time All-Star center, Keith Primeau played for the Detroit Red Wings, Hartford Whalers, Carolina Hurricanes and Philadelphia Flyers during his career from 1990 to 2006. While playing with the Flyers in 2000, Primeau scored the game-winning goal in the five-overtime, Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Pittsburgh Penguins, the longest game in modern NHL playoff history.

Ryan Fitzpatrick
Age: 30
Profession: NFL Player
Best Known For: Ryan Fitzpatrick is the quarterback of the Buffalo Bills. He has played with the St. Louis Rams, Cincinnati Bengals and Bills since entering the NFL in 2005. Fitzpatrick played college football at Harvard, where he was the Ivy League MVP in 2004.

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