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Sports Birthdays for July 29 — Ted Lindsay and More

Ted Lindsay
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Here are some of the people in the sports world celebrating birthdays on July 29:

Ted Lindsay
Age: 87
Profession: Retired NHL Player
Best Known For: An 11-time All-Star, Ted Lindsay was a star left wing with the Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Black Hawks from 1944 to 1965. Winner of the 1950 Art Ross Trophy as the league’s highest scorer, Lindsay was on four Stanley Cup-winning teams with the Red Wings. He was the first man to start the tradition of hoisting the Stanley Cup overhead and skating around the rink with it. Lindsay was central in organizing the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) in the late 1950s. He was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1966.

Ken Burns
Age: 59
Profession: Filmmaker
Best Known For: A director and producer of many documentary films, Ken Burns filmed the 1994 series ‘Baseball.’ Burns used nine segments, which he entitled ‘innings,’ to chronicle the sport’s long history and provide context for its relevance in American cultural development. In 2010, Burns updated the series with a ’10th Inning.’

Teddy Atlas
Age: 56
Profession: Boxing Trainer / Commentator
Best Known For: After training heavyweight boxers like Mike Tyson and Michael Moorer, Teddy Atlas is now a boxing analyst. He has done commentary for ESPN and NBC on both professional and amateur fights.

Mike Adams
Age: 34
Profession: MLB Player
Best Known For: A dependable right-handed relief pitcher since his debut in 2004, Mike Adams has played for the Milwaukee Brewers, San Diego Padres and the Texas Rangers, for whom he now pitches.

Chad Billingsley
Age: 28
Profession: MLB player
Best Known For: A 2009 All-Star, Chad Billingsley has been in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ starting rotation for most of his career since his 2006 debut with the team. He has a career record of 75-61 with a 3.72 earned run average.

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