Sports Birthdays for September 4 — Mike Piazza and More
Here are some of the people in the sports world celebrating birthdays on September 4:
Best Known For: Raymond Floyd has been a professional golfer since 1961. Before retiring from the PGA tour in 2010, Floyd won 22 tour events, including four majors. Since joining the Champions Tour, Floyd has won an additional 14 tournaments. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1989.
Best Known For: Tom Watson is one of professional golf's most successful players of all-time. He has won 39 PGA Tour events, including eight major championships, since turning pro in 1971. Watson was the number one player in the world from 1978 until 1982.
Profession: Retired NHL Player
Best Known For: A four-time All-Star goalie, John Vanbiesbrouck played for the New York Rangers, Florida Panthers, Philadelphia Flyers, New York Islanders and New Jersey Devils from 1981 to 2002. Vanbiesbrouck won the Vezina Trophy as the NHL's best goaltender in 1986. He holds the NHL's all-time record for most wins by an American born goaltender with 374.
Profession: Retired MLB Player
Best Known For: A 12-time All-Star catcher, Mike Piazza played with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Florida Marlins, New York Mets, San Diego Padres and Oakland Athletics from 1992 to 2007. Considered by many to be the best hitting catcher of all-time, Piazza won 10 Silver Slugger Awards as the best offensive player at his position. He was the 1993 National League Rookie of the Year while with the Dodgers. Piazza holds the record for most career home runs hit by a catcher with 396.
Profession: Former MLB Player
Best Known For: Sun-Woo Kim is a Korean professional baseball pitcher who also played in Major League Baseball. Kim played for the Boston Red Sox, Montreal Expos/Washington Nationals, Colorado Rockies and Cincinnati Reds from 2001 to 2006.