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41 Persons in the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame:

Alice Coachman

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Alice Marie Coachman
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Olympic Gold Medal 1948. Won the high jump event. The first African-American woman to win gold in the Olympics.
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1979.
International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1991.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame.
National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1975.

Billy Martin

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Alfred Manuel Martin Jr.
Also Known As:
Alfred Manuel Pesano
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Aggressive manager of the team:Name Billy from his mother calling him "bella" in Italian. Died in a car accident - he was a passenger.
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1991.
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1997.
Yankee Stadium Monument Park 1986.
National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame.
Babe Ruth Award 1953.

Bitsy Grant

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Bryan Morel Grant Jr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 5 feet 4 inches.
International Tennis Hall of Fame 1972.
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1965.

Bobby Cox

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Joseph Cox
Birth Date:
Age today:
76, 4 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Third base, team:Manged teams:Braves Hall of Fame 2011.
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 2006.
National Baseball Hall of Fame 2014.
Major League Baseball Manager of the Year Award 1985.
Major League Baseball Manager of the Year Award 1991.
Major League Baseball Manager of the Year Award 2004.
Major League Baseball Manager of the Year Award 2005.

Bobby Dodd

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Lee Dodd
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

grandfather of

Brief Facts:

Quarterback for team:Head coach and athletic director for team:College Football Hall of Fame 1959. First as a player.
College Football Hall of Fame 1993 as a coach.
Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 1966.
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1965.
Orange Bowl Hall of Fame 1976.
TaxSlayer Gator Bowl Hall of Fame 1989.
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Hall of Fame 2002.

Bobby Jones

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Tyre Jones Jr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Highly successful amateur golfer and lawyer. Helped design the Augusta golf course and found the club, and co-founder of the Masters tournament there.
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1964.
Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2010.
World Golf Hall of Fame 1974.
International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2006.

Charley Trippi

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Charles Louis Trippi
Birth Date:
Age today:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Halfback/quarterback.
Team:College Football Hall of Fame 1959.
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1965.
Pro Football Hall of Fame 1968.
Maxwell Award 1946.
Rose Bowl Hall of Fame 1991.
Arizona Cardinals Ring of Honor.
National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame.
Arizonal Cardinals Ring of Honor 2006.

Dan Reeves

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Daniel Edward Reeves
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team:as a safety and halfback.
As a coach, teams:Colorado Sports Hall of Fame 2000.
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1991.
Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967.
Senior Bowl Hall of Fame 2012.
University of South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame 1977.
Denver Broncos Ring of Fame 2014.
Paul Brown Trophy 1993.
Paul Brown Trophy 1998.
Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

Ernie Harwell

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Earnest Harwell
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Sportscaster for team:American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame 1991.
Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1998.
National Radio Hall of Fame 1998.
Ford C Frick Award 1981.
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 2008.
National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame 1989.

Fran Tarkenton

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Francis Asbury Tarkenton
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Attended U of Georgia.
Drafted by team:Known for ability to scramble.
Minnesota Vikings Ring of Honor 1998.
College Football Hall of Fame 1987.
Pro Football Hall of Fame 1986.
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1977.
DeMolay International Alumni Association Hall of Fame 1986.
Bert Bell Award 1975.

Frank Broyles

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Franklin Broyles
Birth Date:
Age today:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback, then coach.
Team:Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1967.
College Football Hall of Fame 1983.
TaxSlayer Gator Bowl Hall of Fame 1995.
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1971.
Orange Bowl Hall of Fame 1991.
Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic Hall of Fame 1999.

Frank Sinkwich

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Frank Francis Sinkwich
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70, 12 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Heisman Trophy 1942, team:as halfback.
Teams:College Football Hall of Fame 1954.
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1967.
Orange Bowl Hall of Fame 1969.

George Rogers

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
George Washington Rogers
Birth Date:
Age today:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Heisman Trophy 1980, team:as running back.
Teams:College Football Hall of Fame 1997.
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 2004.
TaxSlayer Gator Bowl Hall of Fame 2007.
New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame 1992.

Hank Aaron

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Henry Louis Aaron
Nickname(s):
Hammer
Hammerin' Hank
Bad Henry
Birth Date:
Age today:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team:From Mobile AL. Long time record of 755 home runs - finally broken.
National Baseball Hall of Fame 1982.
Mobile Sports Hall of Fame 1988.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2002.
Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1980.
Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame 1988.
Presidential Citizens Medal 2001.
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1975.
Braves Hall of Fame 1999.
Milwaukee Brewers Walk of Fame 2001.
International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2005.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2002.
Lou Gehrig Memorial Award 1970.

Herschel Walker

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Herschel Junior Walker
Birth Date:
Age today:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Heisman Trophy 1982, team:as running back.
Pro teams:College Football Hall of Fame 1999.
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 2000.
National High School Hall of Fame 2003.
Maxwell Award 1982.
Walter Camp Award 1982.

Jackie Robinson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jack Roosevelt Robinson
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The first African-American to play in the major leagues, for the team:Subject of movie:California Hall of Fame 2007.
National Baseball Hall of Fame 1962.
California Sports Hall of Fame 2007.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1984.
Congressional Gold Medal 2003.
National High School Hall of Fame 1993.
Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame 1991.
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1998.
Yankee Stadium Monument Park 2007.
UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame 1984.
National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2011.
National College Baseball Hall of Fame 2008.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2001.
Los Angeles Memorial Coloseum Court of Honors 2005.
Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

John Smoltz

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Andrew Smoltz
Nickname(s):
Smoltzie
Marmaduke
Birth Date:
Age today:
50, 10 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher.
Minor league teams:Teams:Branch Rickey Award 2007.
Braves Hall of Fame 2012.
Lou Gehrig Memorial Award 2005.
National Baseball Hall of Fame 2015.
Roberto Clemente Award 2005.
Cy Young Award 1996.
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 2012.
National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame.

Josh Gibson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Joshua Gibson
Nickname(s):
the black Babe Ruth
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
35, 30 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Negro League catcher.
Teams:Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 2003.
Mexican Professional Baseball Hall of Fame 1971.
National Baseball Hall of Fame 1972.
National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2011.
Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1970.

Luke Appling

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Luke Benjamin Appling
Nickname(s):
Old Aches and Pains
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team:Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1964.
National Baseball Hall of Fame 1964.

Maxie Baughan

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Maxie Callaway Baughan Jr.
Birth Date:
Age today:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Linebacker.
Teams:Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1983.
College Football Hall of Fame 1988.
TaxSlayer Gator Bowl Hall of Fame 1992.
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1980.
Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2012.

Mel Blount

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Mellvin Cornell Blount
Birth Date:
Age today:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Cornerback.
Team:Black College Football Hall of Fame 2011.
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1990.
Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1989.
Pro Football Hall of Fame 1989.
Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 2012.

Nancy Lopez

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Nancy Marie Lopez
Birth Date:
Age today:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Won 48 LPGA Tour events, including three majors.
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 2002.
World Golf Hall of Fame 1987.

Nap Rucker

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
George Rucker

Brief Facts:

Southpaw pitcher, team:Roomed with:After retirement, mayor of Roswell, Georgia.
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1967.

Norm Nixon

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Norman Ellard Nixon
Also Known As:
Norman Nixon
Nickname(s):
Stormin' Norman
Birth Date:
Age today:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Younger than Debbie Allen by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Teams:as a guard.
Movies:Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 2000.

Pat Dye

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Patrick Fain Dye
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Head coach and athletic director known for his coaching at Auburn University. As a coach: College Football Hall of Fame 2006.
Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1990.
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1987.
Senior Bowl Hall of Fame 1995.
ECU Athletics Hall of Fame 2006.
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Hall of Fame 2010.

Pat Swilling

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Patrick Travis Swilling
Birth Date:
Age today:
52
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Linebacker.
Teams:Louisiana House of Representatives.
College Football Hall of Fame 2009.
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 2004.
Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 2007.
New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame 2000.
Senior Bowl Hall of Fame 1992.

Pepper Rodgers

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Franklin C. Rodgers
Birth Date:
Age today:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coach, teams:Fiction book:Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 2004.
Orange Bowl Hall of Fame 2003.

Phil Niekro

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Philip Henry Niekro
Nickname(s):
Knucksie
Birth Date:
Age today:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Joe Niekro by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. 318 career victories, the most by a knuckleball pitcher.
Teams:Braves Hall of Fame 1999.
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1985.
National Baseball Hall of Fame 1997.
National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame.
Roberto Clemente Award 1980.
Lou Gehrig Memorial Award 1979.

Ray Guy

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Ray Guy
Birth Date:
Age today:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Punter.
Team:Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 2008.
College Football Hall of Fame 2004.
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1997.
Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame 1994.
Pro Football Hall of Fame 2014.

Rayfield Wright

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Larry Rayfield Wright
Nickname(s):
Big Cat
Birth Date:
Age today:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Offensive tackle, tight end, defensive lineman.
Team:Black College Football Hall of Fame 2012.
Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor 2004.
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1988.
Pro Football Hall of Fame 2006.
Texas Sports Hall of Fame 2004.
Fort Valley Georgia Hall of Fame.
Griffin Georgia Hall of Fame.

Shannon Sharpe

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Shannon Sharpe
Birth Date:
Age today:
48, 32 days before his 49th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Sterling Sharpe by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Tight end for teams:First tight end to amass 10,000 yards as a receiver.
Analyst for TV show:Colorado Sports Hall of Fame 2005.
Denver Broncos Ring of Fame 2009.
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 2009.
Pro Football Hall of Fame 2011.
Black College Football Hall of Fame 2013.

Skip Caray

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Harry Christopher Caray Jr.
Also Known As:
Harry Caray Jr.
Nickname(s):
Skip
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68, 9 days before his 69th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
son of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movie:Baseball team:as TV and radio broadcaster.
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 2013.
Braves Hall of Fame 2004.

Steve Bartkowski

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Steven Joseph Bartkowski
Birth Date:
Age today:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback.
Teams:Atlanta Falcons Ring of Honor 2004.
Cal Athletic Hall of Fame 1990.
College Football Hall of Fame 2012.
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 2007.
National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame 1993.

Ted Turner

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Edward Turner III
Also Known As:
R.E. Turner
Birth Date:
Age today:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Jane Fonda by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Owner of team:Manager for 1 game.
Movie:Founder of CNN cable news network and other networks.
Television Academy Hall of Fame 1999.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
Cable Hall of Fame 1999.
U.S. Business Hall of Fame 2007.
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1996.
Braves Hall of Fame 2000.
Television Hall of Fame 1991.
National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1994.
International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2005.
International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2012.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 7 April 2002.

Tim Flock

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Julius Timothy Flock
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Fonty Flock by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Early NASCAR driver.
National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1972.
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1978.
Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 2006.
International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1991.
Talladega Walk of Fame 2000.
Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1999.
North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame 1999.
Occoneechee-Orange Speedway Hall of Fame 2010.
Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 1995.
Georgia Racing Hall of Fame 2002.
NASCAR Hall of Fame 2014.

Ty Cobb

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Tyrus Raymond Cobb
Nickname(s):
the Georgia Peach
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Record setting outfielder for team:National Baseball Hall of Fame 1936. First man inducted 1936.
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1964.
Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1955.

Vince Dooley

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Vincent Joseph Dooley
Birth Date:
Age today:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coached team:for 25 years.
Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1984.
College Football Hall of Fame 1994.
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1978.
Mobile Sports Hall of Fame 1989.
TaxSlayer Gator Bowl Hall of Fame 1990.
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Hall of Fame 2002.
Woody Hayes Trophy 1980.

Wally Butts

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Wallace Butts Jr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Head coach at University of Georgia from 1939 to 1960.
College Football Hall of Fame 1997.
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1966.
Orange Bowl Hall of Fame 1982.
TaxSlayer Gator Bowl Hall of Fame 1991.

Wyomia Tyus

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Wyomia Tyus
Birth Date:
Age today:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Olympic Gold Medal 1964 and again in 1968 for the 100 meter event.
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1976.
International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1981.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame.
National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1980.
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