Sports Birthdays for May 29 – Carmelo Anthony and More
Check out some of the people in the world of sports celebrating birthdays today:
Profession: Former Major League Baseball Commissioner
Best Known For: Vincent was the eighth commissioner in Major League Baseball history, serving from 1989-1992. During his time in office, Vincent oversaw the 1990 MLB Lockout and the postponement of the 1989 World Series after the Bay Area earthquake. Vincent also helped the expansion of the league to Colorado (Colorado Rockies) and Florida (Florida Marlins).
Al Unser, Sr.
Profession: Former Indy Car Driver
Best Known For: Al Unser, Sr. started racing in 1965 and his racing career spans nearly four decades. During his Grand Prix career, Unser became one of only five drivers to win back-to-back Indy 500s (1970 and 1971). He was inducted to the International Motor Sports Hall Of Fame in 1998. He is also the father of two-time Indy 500 winner Al Unser, Jr.
Profession: Former MLB Outfielder
Best Known For: Eric Davis started his career in 1984 for the Cincinnati Reds and played for seven different teams during his time in the majors. Davis was selected the All-Star Game twice as a member of the Reds and was a key piece in their 1990 World Series victory over the Oakland Athletics. Currently, Davis works in the Reds organization.
Jerry Hairston Jr.
Profession: Major League Baseball Player
Best Known For: Jerry Hairston Jr. broke into the majors in 1998 with the Baltimore Orioles and has played for 10 different teams. Hairston won a World Series ring as a member of the 2009 New York Yankees. He is most notably remembered for being included in the 2005 Baltimore Orioles trade with the Chicago Cubs for Sammy Sosa.
Profession: NBA Player
Best Known For: Currently with the New York Knicks, Carmelo Anthony started his career with the Denver Nuggets after he was the third overall pick for the team in the 2003 NBA Draft. During his time with the Nuggets, Carmelo was a two-time All-Star and led the Nuggets to the playoffs in each season he was in Denver. Last season, Anthony was traded to the Knicks and led them to the playoffs this season. He is currently married to former MTV VJ LaLa Vazquez.