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James Naismith
Invented basketball in 1891 at a YMCA in Springfield Mass.
Jim Thorpe
Native American who, in 1950, was voted the greatest athlete of the 20th century
William Hulbert
Established the first MLB in 1876.
Marvin Miller
Former executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association. Killed reserve clause and activist for players rights
Roone Arledge
Former president of ABC Sports, revolutionized sports broadcasting. created MNF
Hank Aaron
Broke Babe Ruth's home run record. 715
Roberto Clemente
Pirates/Latino Hall of Fame baseball player known for humanitarian efforts.
Larry Bird
Boston Celtic legend, won 3 NBA titles. French Lick, IN
Ty Cobb
The Georgia Peach. Ferocious baserunner with a violent temper, retired with numerous records.
Cy Young
Pitched in the major leagues for 22 years, famous for curveball and spitball. Cyclone
Knute Rockne
Coach of Notre Dame, had 5 undefeated teams and won 3 national championships. Perfected the forward pass
Red Grange
Famous football player at the University of Illinois.
Walter Camp
Considered the 'Father of American Football', introduced many rule changes.
Althea Gibson
First African American Tennis players and to play Wimbledon and win Grand Slam titles.
Williams sisters
Serena and Venus, significant impact on tennis.