Newcomer Josh Anderson was born on August 10, 1982. He shares his birthday with Antonio Banderas (49), sausage proprietor Jimmy Dean (81) and former Cleveland slugger and Royals coach Rocky Colavito (76).
Roman Colon turned 30 on August 13. People born on the same day include Don Ho (79), Fidel Castro (83), Alfred Hitchcock (1899) and Annie Oakley (1860).
Royals Hall of Famer Mark Gubicza turned 47 on August 14. Yes, the man with 14 strikeouts in a game was born on the 14th! Fellow birthdays include comedian Steve Martin (64), Magic Johnson (50) and Halle Berry (43).
Last but certainly not least, Royals video coordinator Mark Topping celebrated his birthday on August 21. Topper shares his birthday with the world’s fastest man, Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt (23), and singer/gambler Kenny Rogers (71). The late Wilt Chamberlain, a University of Kansas product, was born on that date as well in 1936.