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37 Persons in the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame:

Ace Parker

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Clarence McKay Parker
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
101
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback.
Teams:Also played pro baseball.
College Football Hall of Fame 1955.
Virginia Sports Hall of Fame 1972.
Duke Sports Hall of Fame 1975.
Pro Football Hall of Fame 1972.
North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1963.
Hampton Roads Sports Hall of Fame 2008.

Arnold Palmer

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Arnold Daniel Palmer
Nickname(s):
The King
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87, 15 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Won seven major golf championships: The Masters: 1958, 1960, 1962, 1964 , the U.S. Open: 1960, and the Open Championship: 1961, 1962.
Congressional Gold Medal 2009.
National High School Hall of Fame 1986.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2004.
World Golf Hall of Fame 1974.
Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1984.
Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1963.
North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1988.

Bobby Bell

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Bobby Lee Bell
Also Known As:
Bobby Lee Bell Sr.
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Linebacker/defensive end.
Team:Chiefs Hall of Fame 1980.
College Football Hall of Fame 1991.
North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1987.
Pro Football Hall of Fame 1983.
Outland Trophy 1962.
Holiday Bowl Hall of Fame.
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 2006.
Rose Bowl Hall of Fame 2016.

Buck Baker

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Elzie Wiley Baker
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1990.
National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1982.
Talladega Walk of Fame 2001.
Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1998.
NASCAR Hall of Fame 2013.
North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1992.
Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 1996.

Buck Leonard

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Walter Fenner Leonard
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

First baseman, Negro Leagues teams:National Baseball Hall of Fame 1972.
North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1973.
Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame.

Buddy Lewis

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Kelly Lewis
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Third baseman, right field.
Team:North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1975.

Carl Eller

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Carl Eller
Birth Date:
Age today:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Defensive end.
Teams:Served 60 days for misdemeanors. Active in support of sleep apnea awareness.
College Football Hall of Fame 2006.
Minnesota Vikings Ring of Honor 2002.
North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1991.
Pro Football Hall of Fame 2004.

Catfish Hunter

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Augustus Hunter
Nickname(s):
Catfish
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Died following a fall down the stairs at his home. Suffered from ALS.
National Baseball Hall of Fame 1987.
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1990.
North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1974.
Cy Young Award 1974.

Charley Jones

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Benjamin Wesley Rippay
Also Known As:
Charles Wesley Jones
Charlie Jones
Nickname(s):
Long Chharlie
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Left field.
Teams:First pro basseball player to hit 2 home runs in one inning.
North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1992.

Claude Gibson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Claude Gibson
Also Known As:
Claude "Hoot" Gibson
Nickname(s):
Hoot
Birth Date:
Age today:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

NFL teams:North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 2007.

Curly Neal

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Fred Neal
Also Known As:
Fred "Curly" Neal
Nickname(s):
Curly
Birth Date:
Age today:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team:North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 2008.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6922 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with team The Harlem Globetrotters for contributions to the television industry.

Dale Earnhardt

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ralph Dale Earnhardt
Also Known As:
Dale Earnhardt Sr.
Nickname(s):
Ironhead
Mr. Restrictor Plate
The Man in Black
The Intimidator
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
49
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
son of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

NASCAR driver. Died in a race car wreck at Daytona.
International Motorsports Hall of Fame 2006.
National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 2001.
NASCAR Hall of Fame 2010.
Talladega Walk of Fame 1995.
Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 2002.
North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame 2004.
North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1994.
Automotive Hall of Fame 2006.
Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 2004.

Dale Jarrett

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Dale Arnold Jarrett
Birth Date:
Age today:
60, 6 days before his 61st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

son of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Stock car driver.
North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 2011.
Talladega Walk of Fame 1997.
Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 2009.
NASCAR Hall of Fame 2014.
National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 2011.

Eddie Sutton

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Edward Eugene Sutton
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Head coach for 36 years, various colleges, a win-loss of 806-326.
Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1983.
Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 2009.
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2011.
North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1999.
Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame.

Elvin Bethea

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Elvin Lamont Bethea
Birth Date:
Age today:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Defensive end.
Teams:Black College Football Hall of Fame 2013.
North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 2005.
Pro Football Hall of Fame 2003.
Texas Sports Hall of Fame.
Titans/Oilers Hall of Fame 1999.

Enos Slaughter

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Enos Bradsher Slaughter
Nickname(s):
Country
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Outfielder.
Teams:National Baseball Hall of Fame 1985.
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1999.
North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1964.
St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame.

Fred Crawford

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Frederick A. Crawford Jr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21

Brief Facts:

Tackle.
Teams:College Football Hall of Fame 1973.
Duke Sports Hall of Fame 1976.
North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1964.

Gaylord Perry

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Gaylord Jackson Perry
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Jim Perry by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Pitcher.
Teams:Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 2009.
National Baseball Hall of Fame 1991.
San Francisco Giants Wall of Fame 2011.
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 2000.
North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1973.
Cy Young Award 1972.
Cy Young Award 1978.
Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame 2012.

General Crowder

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Alvin Floyd Crowder
Nickname(s):
Yankee Killer
General
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher.
Teams:North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1967.

Herb Thomas

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Herbert Watson Thomas
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1994.
National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1965.
Talladega Walk of Fame 2005.
NASCAR Hall of Fame 2013.
North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1992.
Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 1998.

Humpy Wheeler

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Howard Augustine Wheeler Jr.
Also Known As:
H.A. "Humpy" Wheeler
Birth Date:
Age today:
79, 28 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

President and General Manager of Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Voice role of:in animated movie:International Motorsports Hall of Fame 2006.
Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 2009.
National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 2004.
North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 2004.

Jethro Pugh

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jethro Pugh Jr.
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Defensive tackle/end.
Team:North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1980.
Black College Football Hall of Fame 2016.

Jim Perry

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Evan Perry Jr.
Birth Date:
Age today:
82, 21 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Gaylord Perry by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Pitcher.
Teams:North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1973.
Twins Hall of Fame 2010.
Twins Hall of Fame 2011.
Cy Young Award 1970.

Junior Johnson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Glenn Johnson Jr.
Nickname(s):
The Last American Hero
Birth Date:
Age today:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Early driver in NASCAR racing. Car owner. Imprisoned for moonshining. Credited with discovering drafting as a race strategy.
National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1973.
NASCAR Hall of Fame 2010.
International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1990.
Talladega Walk of Fame 1998.
Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1991.
North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame 2000.
North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1992.
Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 1991.

Lee Petty

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Lee Arnold Petty
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86, 22 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

grandfather of
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

One of the pioneers of NASCAR.
International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1990.
National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1969.
Talladega Walk of Fame 1999.
Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1996.
NASCAR Hall of Fame 2011.
North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1966.
Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 1994.

Meadowlark Lemon

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Meadow George Lemon III
Nickname(s):
Clown Prince of Basketball
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

More than 16,000 games with the basketball team:Movie:Later owner of a team and part owner of another. Later also a minister. Later owner of a team and part owner of another. Later also a minister.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2003.
North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1975.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6922 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with team The Harlem Globetrotters for contributions to the television industry.

Mike McGee

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Michael B. McGee
Birth Date:
Age today:
78, 11 days before his 79th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Offensive guard.
Teams:College Football Hall of Fame 1990.
North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1991.
Orange Bowl Hall of Fame 1994.
Outland Trophy 1959.
Duke Sports Hall of Fame 1983.

Raymond Floyd

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Raymond Loran Floyd
Nickname(s):
Ray
Birth Date:
Age today:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pro gollfer, won 4 major titles.
World Golf Hall of Fame 1989.
Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1997.
North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1981.

Richard Petty

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Richard Lee Petty
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
son of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

NASCAR champion, always car number 43. Trademark cowboy hat and sunglasses. In 1996, he was the Republican nominee for North Carolina Secretary of State, but was defeated.
International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1997.
National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 1998.
NASCAR Hall of Fame 2010.
Talladega Walk of Fame 1995.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1992.
Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1989.
North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame 1997.
North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1973.
Automotive Hall of Fame 2002.
Daytona Beach Stock Car Racing Hall of Fame 1990.

Roger Craig

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Roger Lee Craig
Birth Date:
Age today:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher.
Teams:Manager, teams:Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 2008.
North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1985.

Roman Gabriel

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Roman Ildonzo Gabriel Jr.
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback.
Teams:As coach, teams:Bert Bell Award 1969.
College Football Hall of Fame 1989.
North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1971.

Ronnie Shavlik

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ronald Dean Shavlik
Nickname(s):
Ron
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
49
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Center.
Team:Colorado Sports Hall of Fame 2003.
North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1979.

Smoky Burgess

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Forrest Harrill Burgess
Nickname(s):
Smoky
Smokey
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Catcher.
MLB teams:North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1978.
Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame 1975.

Sonny Jurgensen

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Christian Adolph Jurgensen III
Birth Date:
Age today:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback.
Teams:Orange Bowl Hall of Fame 2003.
Pro Football Hall of Fame 1983.
Washington Redskins Ring of Fame.
North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1971.
Duke Sports Hall of Fame 1979.
Eagles Hall of Fame 1987.
Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame.

Ted Brown

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Edward Brown
Birth Date:
Age today:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Running back.
Teams:North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1995.
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Hall of Fame 2014.
College Football Hall of Fame 2013.

Wallace Wade

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Wallace Wade
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guard.Team:Head coach of the team at:in 1923. Over the next 7 years, his team won 3 national championships, appearing in the Rose Bowl in 1925, 1926 and 1930.
Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1970.
College Football Hall of Fame 1955.
North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 1964.
Rose Bowl Hall of Fame 1990.
Duke Sports Hall of Fame 1975.
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