January birthdays – Happy Birthday Trey!
Royals Hall of Fame closer Jeff Montgomery (48) and catcher Brayan Pena (28) will both celebrate on January 7. CBS news anchor Katie Couric will be 53 while actor Nicholas Cage turns 46. Charles Addams, a cartoonist who created “The Addams Family,” was born on January 7, 1912.
Shortstop Yuniesky Betancourt rounds out our birthdays for January. Yuni will be 28 on January 31. Three noted baseball Hall of Famers were born on January 31 and all have a Kansas City connection. Ernie Banks, a former Kansas City Monarch who later became “Mr. Cub,” turns 79. Nolan Ryan, the only visiting player to throw a no-hitter at Kauffman Stadium, will be 63. The late Jackie Robinson, also a former Monarch, was born on January 31, 1919.
We’ve come full circle since last February, when Alex Gordon headlined our birthdays. Look for future birthday updates on an individual basis via our Twitter page. ( @aroundthehornkc )