Sports Birthdays for May 24 — Tracy McGrady and More
Here are just some of the important sports birthdays being celebrated today:
Profession: NBA Executive/Former NBA Player
Best Known For: Dumars was a member of the Detroit Pistons “Bad Boys” squads and helped lead the team to NBA titles in 1989 and 1990. Dumars was the NBA Finals MVP in 1989 and was known for his high level of defense. Currently, Dumars is the Pistons president of basketball operations and was inducted to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006.
Profession: ESPN NASCAR Analyst/Former NASCAR Driver
Best Known For: During his 27 years on the NASCAR circuit, Craven claimed seven wins in the NASCAR Sprint Cup, NASCAR Nationwide, and NASCAR Camping World Truck series. Craven won the Winston Cup rookie of the year in 1995 and currently works as NASCAR Analyst on ESPN2’s ‘NASCAR Now.’
Profession: Former Major League Baseball Pitcher
Best Known For: Penny had an 11-year stint as starting pitcher in the major leagues, most notably with the Florida Marlins and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Penny helped the Marlins win the World Series title in 2003. He won 119 games and recorded over 1,200 strikeouts during his career.
Profession: NBA Player
Best Known For: McGrady led the NBA in scoring in 2003 and 2004. McGrady has been a member of the Orlando Magic, Toronto Raptors, Houston Rockets, New York Knicks and currently is a member of the Atlanta Hawks. McGrady’s most memorable NBA game was a come-from-behind victory over the San Antonio Spurs on December 9, 2004, when he scored 13 points in the final 33 seconds.
Profession: NASCAR Driver
Best Known For: Logano is currently the youngest driver on the NASCAR circuit at a mere 22 years old. He currently holds the records for the youngest driver to win a race on the Nationwide and Sprint Cup circuits. Logano is the only current NASCAR driver born in the 1990s.