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Sports Birthdays for August 22 — Carl Yastrzemski and More

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Here are some of the people in the sports world celebrating birthdays on August 22:

Paul Maguire
Age: 74
Profession: Retired NFL Player / Broadcaster
Best Known For: After playing for the Los Angeles/San Diego Chargers and Buffalo Bills of the American Football League from 1960 to 1970, Paul Maguire has had a long career in sports broadcasting. Maguire has served as an NFL analyst for both NBC and ESPN broadcasts.

Carl Yastrzemski
Age: 73
Profession: Retired MLB Player
Best Known For: An 18-time All-Star known to all of baseball as ‘Yaz,’ outfielder Carl Yastrzemski is one of the most beloved Boston Red Sox of all-time. Yastrzemski played from 1961 to 1983 with the Red Sox, winning seven Gold Gloves and collecting more than 3,000 career hits and 400 career home runs. Yastrzemski won the 1967 American League MVP when he completed baseball’s last triple crown season by leading the AL in batting average, home runs and runs batted in. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1989.

Bill Parcells
Age: 71
Profession: Former NFL Coach / Broadcaster
Best Known For: A two-time winner of the NFL Coach of the Year Award, Bill Parcells won two Super Bowls as head coach of the New York Giants (XXI and XXV). Parcells also led the New England Patriots to Super Bowl XXXI, where they lost to the Green Bay Packers. Parcells coached the New York Jets to the 1998 AFC Championship Game, served as head coach of the Dallas Cowboys from 2003 to 2006 and was Vice President of Football Operations with the Miami Dolphins from 2008 to 2010.

Paul Molitor
Age: 56
Profession: Retired MLB Player
Best Known For: A seven-time All-Star, Paul Molitor played with the Milwaukee Brewers, Toronto Blue Jays and Minnesota Twins from 1978 to 1998. Molitor finished with 3,319 career hits and 504 stolen bases. He won four Silver Slugger Awards as the best offensive player at his position. Molitor was a member of the Blue Jays’ team that won the 1993 World Series, when he was named the Series’ MVP.

Mats Wilander
Age: 48
Profession: Retired Tennis Player
Best Known For: A winner of seven Grand Slam men’s singles titles, Sweden’s Mats Wilander won 33 career tournaments while playing on the WTA Tour from 1984 to 1999. Wilander held the world No. 1 ranking in 1988 when he won three of the four Grand Slam men’s singles titles.

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