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Sports Birthdays for November 7 — Jim Kaat and More

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Here are some of the people in the sports world celebrating birthdays on November 7:

Jim Katt
Age: 74
Profession: Retired MLB Player / Broadcaster
Best Known For: A three-time All-Star pitcher, Jim Kaat played for the Washington Senators / Minnesota Twins, Chicago White Sox, Philadelphia Phillies, New York Yankees and St. Louis Cardinals from 1959 to 1983. Kaat won 16 consecutive Gold Glove Awards for his defensive excellence. He was on the Cardinals’ team that won the 1982 World Series. Kaat’s 25 wins led the American League in 1966. He has served as a analyst on baseball broadcasts for more than 25 years.

Buck Martinez
Age: 64
Profession: Retired MLB Player / Broadcaster
Best Known For: A former Major League Baseball player and manager, Buck Martinez has served as an analyst on baseball broadcasts since 1987. Martinez played for the Kansas City Royals, Milwaukee Brewers and Toronto Blue Jays from 1969 to 1986. He managed the Blue Jays from 2001 to 2002.

Billy Gillispie
Age: 53
Profession: Basketball Coach
Best Known For: Billy Gillispie is a former men’s college basketball coach. Gillespie has served as head coach at UTEP, Texas A&M, Kentucky and, most recently, Texas Tech. Gillispie left the Texas Tech program prior to the 2012 season for health reasons and amid allegations of player mistreatment.

Hasim Rahman
Age: 40
Profession: Boxer
Best Known For: Nicknamed ‘The Rock,’ Hasim Rahman is a former WBC, IBO and IBF heavyweight champion who defeated Lennox Lewis in 2001 to win the titles. His career record is 50-8-2-1 with notable losses to Evander Holyfield and Wladimir Klitschko.

Mark Philippoussis
Age: 36
Profession: Retired Tennis Player
Best Known For: Armed with a serve that has topped 140 mph., Mark Philippoussis is a professional tennis player. He won 11 career singles’ titles since turning pro in 1994. He lost in the U.S. Open finals in 1998 and the Wimbledon finals in 2003. Philippoussis was a bachelor contestant in the reality television dating show ‘Age of Love’ in 2007.

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