Sports Birthdays for May 23 — Marvin Hagler and More
Here’s a look at some of the notable birthdays being celebrated today in the realm of sports:
“Marvelous” Marvin Hagler
Occupation: Former Professional Boxer
Best Known For: Being the undisputed middleweight champions of the world from 1980-1987. Hagler’s reign as champion was the second longest in the weight-class and his most notable fight came in 1987 when he won a decision over Sugar Ray Leonard in Las Vegas. Hagler is a member of the both the International Boxing and World Boxing Hall Of Fame
Occupation: MLB Manager
Best Known For: Showalter was the Yankees manager from 1992-1995 and led the Yankees to the playoffs in 1995. Showalter also had stints as manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks and Texas Rangers in the 2000s. Showalter has won 1,000 games during his managerial career and is currently the manager of the Baltimore Orioles.
Occupation: Professional Golfer on the LPGA circuit
Best Known For: Pressel started on the LPGA circuit at a mere seventeen years old and is the youngest LPGA Major winner when she took home the title at 2007 Kraft Nabisco Open at the age of 18 years old. Pressel has four professional wins in her LPGA career.
Occupation: Former NFL Linebacker
Best Known For: Brackett was a starting linebacker on two Colts Super Bowl teams (XLI and XLIV) and during his NFL playing career totaled 707 tackles to go along with 12 interceptions. He is currently a free agent.
Occupation: Former NBA Player
Best Known For: Butler’s nine-year NBA career included stints with the Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat and New Orleans Hornets. Butler tallied over 5,000 points in his NBA career, but is most known for being part of the biggest deal in NBA history that included 13 players and four NBA teams.