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Sports Birthdays for August 30 — Andy Roddick and More

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Here are some of the people in the sports world celebrating birthdays on August 30:

Jean Claude Killy
Age: 69
Profession: Retired Olympian
Best Known For: The most successful male skier of the late 1960s, Jean-Claude Killy won three gold medals in alpine skiing events at the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France. Killy also won the first-ever World Cup titles in 1967 and 1968. After his competitive skiing career ended, Killy became a spokesperson for various products and dabbled in race car driving.

Robert Parish
Age: 59
Profession: Retired NBA Player
Best Known For: A nine-time NBA All-Star center, Robert Parish played for the Golden State Warriors, Boston Celtics, Charlotte Hornets and Chicago Bulls from 1976 to 1997. Nicknamed ‘The Chief’ because his staid demeanor mimicked that of a similarly named-character in ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,’ Parish was part of the Boston Celtics ‘Big Three’ along with Larry Bird and Kevin McHale. Parish was a starter on the Celtics’ teams that won the NBA title in 1981, 1984 and 1986. He also won a championship with the Bulls in 1997. Parish was named to the NBA’s 50th Anniversary All-Time Team in 1996. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2003.

Marlon Byrd
Age: 35
Profession: MLB Player
Best Known For: Marlon Byrd is a free agent outfielder who has played Major League Baseball with the Philadelphia Phillies, Washington Nationals, Texas Rangers, Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox since debuting in 2002. Selected as a National League All-Star while with the Cubs in 2010, Byrd has amassed more than 1,000 career hits. After being released by the Red Sox in June of 2012, Byrd was suspended 50 games for testing positive for a banned substance.

Shaun Alexander
Age: 35
Profession: Retired NFL Player
Best Known For: A three-time Pro Bowl running back, Shaun Alexander played for the Seattle Seahawks and Washington Redskins from 2000 to 2008. While with the Seahawks, Alexander led the NFC in rushing in 2004 and the NFL in rushing in 2005. After scoring a league-record 28 touchdowns in 2005, Alexander was named the NFL’s Most Valuable Player and its Offensive Player of the Year. Alexander was named to the NFL’s 2000s All-Decade Team and finished his career with 100 rushing touchdowns.

Cliff Lee
Age: 34
Profession: MLB Player
Best Known For: Cliff Lee is a starting pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies. A three-time All-Star, Lee has played for the Cleveland Indians, Philadelphia Phillies, Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers since making his MLB debut in 2002. While with the Indians, Lee won the 2008 Cy Young Award. He was 4-0 for the Phillies in the 2009 post-season.

Adam Wainwright
Age: 31
Profession: MLB Player
Best Known For: Adam Wainwright is a starting pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals. He has played for the team since 2002, reaching All-Star status in 2010 and winning a Gold Glove Award in 2009. Wainwright was a member of the St. Louis teams that won the World Series in 2006 and 2011.

Andy Roddick
Age: 30
Profession: Tennis Player
Best Known For: Andy Roddick was formerly ranked as the world’s No. 1 tennis player. Winner of the 2003 US Open, Roddick has won 32 career men’s singles titles since debuting in 2000. In addition to his US Open victory, Roddick has reached four other Grand Slam finals, but lost to Roger Federer every time. He is married to model Brooklyn Decker.

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