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The Matador

A Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who played 571 games in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Calgary Flames, Florida Panthers, Anaheim Ducks, Boston Bruins, Buffalo Sabres and Chicago Blackhawks before ending his...Read More

Pat Sullivan

In addition to winning the Heisman Trophy in 1971 (Auburn), he also twice earned consensus All-America honors (1970 and 1971) and was named Most Valuable Player of the 1971 Gator Bowl and 1972 Sugar Bowl. He led the Tigers to 25 v...Read More

Joe Namath

Nicknamed Broadway Joe, he played college football for the University of Alabama from 1962 to 1964, and professional football in the American Football League and National Football League during the 1960s and 1970s. Namath, an Amer...Read More

Bo Jackson

From the InfoPlease sports Who’s Who (see references) he “won Heisman Trophy in 1985 and MVP of baseball All-Star Game in 1989; starter for both baseball’s Kansas City Royals and NFL’s LA Raiders in 1988 an...Read More

Gary Carter

Gary Carter nicknamed the, “Kid” he excelled at one of baseball’s most demanding positions, as both an offensive and defensive force. A three-time Gold Glove Award winner, Carter belted 324 home runs in his 19-se...Read More

Sale & Pelletier

Canadians Sale & Pelletier became instant celebrities when their Silver medal performance at the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympicstouched off a judging controversy. Many people felt Sale & Pelletiershould have won the Gold an...Read More

The Fastest Woman in the World

Who can forget the glamourous, flamboyant movie star looks and long fingernails she wore while running to victory and setting records in the 100 and 200 meter sprints at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, and leaving no doubt that she was t...Read More

Johnny Bench

Best known as a member of the Cincinnati Reds during the Big Red Machineera, Johnny Bench is arguably the greatest baseball catcher of all time. Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in January 1989, his honors include National Lea...Read More

Mark Fidrych

Fidrych, (Born August 14, 1954 in Worcester, Massachusetts) was a Major League Baseball player for the Detroit Tigers. Fidrych’s nickname was hung on him by a teammate in Bristol of the Appalachian League when the teammates ...Read More

Mary Lou Retton

Mary Lou Retton bounded into the limelight at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. With her beaming smile, she was the first American woman ever to obtain the Gold Medal in the All-Around in women’s gymnastics. She also achiev...Read More