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Sports Birthdays for October 12 — Ned Jarrett and More

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Here are some of the people in the sports world celebrating birthdays on October 12:

Ned Jarrett
Age: 80
Profession: Retired NASCAR Driver
Best Known For: The Grand National Champion in 1961 and 1965, Ned Jarrett was a very successful driver from 1953 to 1966. Jarrett won 50 races and retired while still the reigning champion. Jarrett later became one of the most recognized voices in racing broadcasting, calling major events such as the Daytona 500. Ned is the father of 1999 NASCAR champ Dale Jarrett. Ned was inducted into the National Auto Racing Hall of Fame in 1992.

Tony Kubek
Age: 77
Profession: Retired MLB Player / Broadcaster
Best Known For: A four-time All-Star shortstop, Tony Kubek played for the New York Yankees from 1957 to 1965. Kubek won the 1957 American League Rookie of the Year Award and was a member of the Yankees’ teams that won the World Series in 1958, 1961 and 1962. He later served as a broadcaster, calling a dozen World Series. Kubek was honored for his broadcast achievements by receiving the Ford C. Frick Award at the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2009.

Charlie Ward
Age: 42
Profession: Retired NBA Player
Best Known For: Winner of the Heisman Trophy while quarterbacking Florida State to a national title in 1993, Charlie Ward was a multi-sport athlete who was selected by the New York Knicks in the first round of the 1994 NBA Draft. Ward played for the Knicks, San Antonio Spurs and Houston Rockets from 1994 to 2005.

Marion Jones
Age: 37
Profession: Former Olympic Sprinter
Best Known For: A five-time medal winner at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Marion Jones was once considered one of the greatest sprinters in the world before her admission of using performance-enhancing drugs caused her to be stripped of her Olympic medals. She played college basketball at North Carolina and briefly in the WNBA.

Bode Miller
Age: 35
Profession: Former Olympic Skier
Best Known For: Perhaps the most successful American skier of all-time, Bode Miller won five Olympic medals and World Cup championships in 2005 and 2008. Miller is one of five men to win World Cup races in all five disciplines: slalom, giant slalom, Super-G, downhill, and combined.

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