These two March 12-born athletes, from baseball and basketball, have reason to celebrate

MURPHYMarch 12, 1956

Dale Murphy (age 63)

The former Wilson High baseball star spent 18 years in the major leagues, mostly with the Atlanta Braves. He was a seven-time All-Star and two-time National League MVP who won five Gold Gloves and finished with 398 career home runs.

March 12, 1971

Isaiah Rider (age 48)

The 6-5 guard from Alameda, Calif., wound up with the Trail Blazers from 1996-1999 during an NBA career that started in 1993 with Minnesota and ended in 2001 with Denver.

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