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Sports Birthdays for August 25 — Rollie Fingers and More

Hall of Famer Rollie Fingers
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Here are some of the people in the sports world celebrating birthdays on August 25:

Rollie Fingers
Age: 66
Profession: Retired MLB Player
Best Known For: A seven-time All-Star known for his trademark handle bar mustache, Rollie Fingers is one of the best relief pitchers in baseball history. Fingers played for the Oakland Athletics, San Diego Padres and Milwaukee Brewers from 1968 to 1985, saving 341 career games. While with the Brewers in 1981, Fingers won the American League MVP and the Cy Young Award. Fingers was a member of the Athletics’ teams that won three consecutive World Series from 1972 to 1974, the year he won the Series’ MVP. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1992.

Cornelius Bennett
Age: 47
Profession: Retired NFL Player
Best Known For: A five-time Pro Bowl linebacker, Cornelius Bennett played with the Buffalo Bills, Atlanta Falcons and Indianapolis Colts from 1987 to 2000. A two-time winner of the AFC Defensive Player of the Year, Bennett was a member of the Bills’ teams that went to four consecutive Super Bowls. He was named to the NFL’s 1990s All-Decade Team. While at the University of Alabama, Bennett was named All-American in 1984, 1985 and 1986.

Albert Belle
Age: 46
Profession: Retired MLB Player
Best Known For: A five-time All-Star outfielder, Albert Belle was a surly, intimidating slugger for the Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox and Baltimore Orioles from 1989 to 2000. Before a degenerative hip condition caused an early end to his career, Belle won five Silver Slugger Awards as the top offensive player at his position. He is one of six players in history to have eight straight seasons of 30 home runs and 100 RBI, joining Babe Ruth, Jimmie Foxx and Lou Gehrig, Albert Pujols and Alex Rodriguez. His angry outbursts included confrontations with the media and fans, including once throwing a ball into the stands at a heckler.

Robert Horry
Age: 42
Profession: Retired NBA Player
Best Known For: A member of seven NBA championship teams, Robert Horry played small forward for the Houston Rockets, Phoenix Suns, Los Angeles Lakers and San Antonio Spurs from 1992 to 2008. His clutch jump shots at the end of games, including several in the playoffs, caused him to be nicknamed ‘Big Shot Rob.’

Marvin Harrison
Age: 40
Profession: Retired NFL Player
Best Known For: An eight-time All-Pro wide receiver, Marvin Harrison played for the Indianapolis Colts from 1996 to 2008. A favorite target of Colts’ quarterback Peyton Manning’s, Harrison set the NFL record for receptions in a single season with 143 in 2002. Harrison finished his career with 1,102 receptions for 14,580 yards and 128 touchdowns.

Justin Upton
Age: 25
Profession: MLB Player
Best Known For: A two-time All-Star outfielder, Justin Upton has played in the Arizona Diamondbacks’ organization since they took him with the first overall pick of the 2005 MLB Draft. Upton won the 2011 Silver Slugger Award as the best offensive player at his position. His brother, B.J., plays for the Tampa Bay Rays.

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