The people celebrating birthdays this week happen to be so significant that they’ve had their numbers retired, altered local elections and mingled with legends such as “Rowdy” Roddy Piper and the Harlem Globetrotters…
Sam Bradford (1987)
Who knew that when Sam Bradford was born 23 years ago, that one day he would have St. Louis Rams fans so worked up that they’re not the least bit hesitant to duct tape his name to the back of their previously purchased jersey.
Whitey Herzog (1931)
You know what Whitey is doing for his birthday? Celebrating that Prop A passed last week in part due to the fact that he made a few appearances on TV informing Cardinals fans how they needed to vote. And he’s probably having a cold Budweiser is our guess.
Bob Gibson (1935)
Gibson’s page provides two prime examples as to why Wikipedia is cool:
1.) it informed me that Gibby’s birthday is tomorrow
2.) it informed me that Gibby also played for the Harlem Globetrotters which I had no clue about.
Had he remained with them and demonstrated the same intensity he did on the mound, we’re betting that Gibson likely would have been the first Globetrotter to ever be ejected from a battle with the Washington Generals.
Cowboy Bob Orton (1950)
Let’s just say that, as someone who grew up in North County, I have always been proud to know that a famous WWF wrestler who used to hang with guys like Roddy Piper and “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff in the ring, currently lives in Florissant.
Jack Clark (1955)
What better time to put in a bid on Clark’s 300th homerun ball being sold on eBay than on his 55th birthday?
Isaac Bruce (1972)
No matter how many media outlets and fans fail to spell his name correctly, let’s just collectively let out a lengthy “BRRRRRUUUUUUUCCCCCEEEEE” yell on Wednesday to celebrate Reverend Ike’s birthday.