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70 Persons in the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame:

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. 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. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 1960. Southern Conference Hall of Fame 2009. National High School Hall of Fame 1986. Theodore Roosevelt Award 1983.

Art Rooney

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Arthur Joseph Rooney
Also Known As:
Art Rooney Sr.
Nickname(s):
The Chief
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

grandfather of
father of
great grandfather of
grandfather of
father of
grandfather of
great grandfather of
father of
grandfather of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Founder and owner (1938-1988) of professional football team Pittsburgh Steelers - originally the team was named Pittsburgh Pirates. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1964. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1966. Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Honor 2017.

Bert Bell

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
De Benneville Bell
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback, team University of Pennsylvania. Coach and co-owner, teams Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers. Eagles Hall of Fame 1987. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1965. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2004. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1963.

Bill Bergey

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Earl Bergey
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Linebacker. Teams Arkansas State University, Cincinnati Bengals, Philadelphia Eagles. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1986. Eagles Hall of Fame 1988. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1990. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2011. Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame 2004. Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame 1989.

Bill Dudley

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William McGarvey Dudley
Nickname(s):
Bullet Bill
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Halfback/defensive back/punter/kicker. Teams Pittsburgh Steelers, Detroit Lions, Washington Redskins. Virginia House of Delegates. College Football Hall of Fame 1956. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1966. Virginia Sports Hall of Fame 1974. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1971. Washington Redskins Ring of Fame. Maxwell Award 1941. Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame. Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Honor 2017. NFL Player of the Year 1946.

Bill Fralic

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William P. Fralic Jr.
Birth Date:
Age today:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Offensive guard, tackle. Height 6' 5". Teams University of Pittsburgh, Atlanta Falcons, Detroit Lions. UPI Lineman of the Year 1984. College Football Hall of Fame 1999. Knute Rockne Memorial Trophy 1983. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 2000.

Bill Mazeroski

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Stanley Mazeroski
Nickname(s):
Maz
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Second baseman. Team Pittsburgh Pirates. Babe Ruth Award 1960. National Baseball Hall of Fame 2001. National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1985. Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Hall of Fame 2004.

Bill McKechnie

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Boyd McKechnie
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Third base, teams Pittsburgh Pirates, Boston Braves, New York Yankees, Indianapolis Hoosiers/Newark Peppers, New York Giants, Cincinnati Reds. Manager, teams Newark Peppers, Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Louis Cardinals, Boston Braves/Boston Bees, Cincinnati Reds. Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame 1967. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1962. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1968.

Billy Johnson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Billy Johnson
Also Known As:
Billy "White Shoes" Johnson
Nickname(s):
White Shoes
Birth Date:
Age today:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Kickoff return specialist for NFL football team Houston Oilers, known for elaborate celebration dances. College Football Hall of Fame 1996. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1997.

Bing Miller

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Edmund John Miller
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Outfielder, teams Philadelphia Athletics, St. Louis Browns, Boston Red Sox. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1973. Iowa Sports Hall of Fame 1961. Phillies Wall of Fame 1998.

Bob Pellegrini

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Francis Pellegrini
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Center,linebacker. Teams University of Maryland, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins. UPI Lineman of the Year 1955. College Football Hall of Fame 1996. Knute Rockne Memorial Trophy 1955. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1985.

Bobby Shantz

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Clayton Shantz
Birth Date:
Age today:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Height 5' 6". Teams Philadelphia Athletics, Kansas City Athletics, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates, Houston Colt .45s, St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1978. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2010. Phillies Wall of Fame 1994.

By Saam

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Byrum Fred Saam Jr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Sportscaster in Philadelphia. Ford C Frick Award 1990. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1982. Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia Hall of Fame 1993. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2014.

Cal Hubbard

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Calvin Hubbard
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76, 14 days before his 77th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Tackle. NFL football teams New York Giants, Green Bay Packers, Pittsburgh Pirates. Later became an umpire in MLB. The only person in both national football and baseball halls. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1963. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1976. College Football Hall of Fame 1962. Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame 1970. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1971. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1966.

Christy Mathewson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Christopher Mathewson
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher for teams New York Giants, Cincinnati Reds. In 1905 he pitched three shutouts in six days. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1936. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1965. National College Baseball Hall of Fame 2007. Bucknell Athletics Hall of Fame 1979.

Chuck Bednarik

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Charles Philip Bednarik
Nickname(s):
Concrete Charlie
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The last two-way player in the National Football League. Linebacker and center. Team Philadelphia Eagles. College Football Hall of Fame 1969. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1963. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2004. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967. Maxwell Award 1948. Eagles Hall of Fame 1987. Knute Rockne Memorial Trophy 1947. Walter Camp Distinguished American Award 2010.

Chuck Knox

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Charles Robert Knox
Birth Date:
Age today:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coach, teams Seattle Seahawks, New York Jets, Detroit Lions, Los Angeles Rams, Buffalo Bills. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1996. Seattle Seahawks Ring of Honor 2005.

Connie Mack

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Cornelius Alexander McGillicuddy
Nickname(s):
The Tall Tactician
Grand Old Man of Baseball.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
grandfather of
great grandfather of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Owner and manager of baseball team Philadelphia Athletics. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1937. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2004. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1963. Irish American Hall of Fame 2014. Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame 2008. Phillies Wall of Fame 1978.

Cumberland Posey

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Cumberland Willis Posey Jr.
Nickname(s):
Cum
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team Homestead Grays of the Negro Leagues, owner and player. National Baseball Hall of Fame 2006. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1975.

Curt Simmons

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Curt Simmons
Birth Date:
Age today:
89, 30 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Teams Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, California Angels. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1968. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2011. Phillies Wall of Fame 1993.

Del Ennis

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Delmer Ennis
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Left and right field. Teams Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds, Chicago White Sox. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1975. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2006. Phillies Wall of Fame 1982.

Dick Allen

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Richard Anthony Allen
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Teams Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals, Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago White Sox, Oakland Athletics. Song Echoes of November. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. National League Rookie of the Year Award 1964. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1996. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2010. Phillies Wall of Fame 1994. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6807 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with team Los Angeles Dodgers; ceremony: 20 June 2008.

Dick Button

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Richard Totten Button
Birth Date:
Age today:
88, 30 days before his 89th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Does commentary at ice skating competitions. World Figure Skating Hall of Fame 1976. United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1983. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1970. New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 1995. James E. Sullivan Award 1949.

Dick Groat

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Richard Morrow Groat
Birth Date:
Age today:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

played for Pittsburgh and St Louis teams. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1969. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2007. National College Baseball Hall of Fame 2011. Lou Gehrig Memorial Award 1960. Southern Conference Hall of Fame 2009. National High School Hall of Fame 1996. Duke Athletics Hall of Fame 1976.

Dick Modzelewski

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

Brief Facts:

Defensive tackle. Teams University of Maryland, Washington Redskins, Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Giants, Cleveland Browns. College Football Hall of Fame 1993. Knute Rockne Memorial Trophy 1952. National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame. Outland Trophy 1952. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 2000. Southern Conference Hall of Fame 2012.

Eddie Plank

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Edward Stewart Plank
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Teams Richmond Colts, Philadelphia Athletics, St. Louis Terriers, St. Louis Browns. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1946. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1972. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2012. Phillies Wall of Fame 1985.

Greasy Neale

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Alfred Earle Neale

Brief Facts:

Outfielder, baseball team Cincinnati Reds. Coach for football team Philadelphia Eagles. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1969. College Football Hall of Fame 1967. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2007. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1976. Eagles Hall of Fame 1987.

Herb Pennock

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Herbert Jefferis Pennock
Nickname(s):
The Squire of Kennett Square
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53, 11 days before his 54th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Teams Philadelphia Athletics, Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees. International League Hall of Fame 1948. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1948. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1971. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2014. Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame 1995.

Jim Crowley

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Harold Crowley
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team University of Notre Dame as a fullback in the group The Four Horsemen. Coach for team Fordham University. As a player, College Football Hall of Fame 1966. Indiana Football Hall of Fame. Walter Camp Distinguished American Award 1978. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1970.

Jim Nance

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Solomon Nance
Nickname(s):
Big Jim
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
49
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Fullback. Teams Syracuse University, Boston/New England Patriots, New York Jets, Houston Texans/Shreveport Steamer. New England Patriots Hall of Fame 2009. NFL Player of the Year 1966. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1985.

Jim Phelan

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Joseph Phelan
Birth Date:
Age today:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guard. Teams La Salle University, Philadelphia Warriors, Pottstown Packers. Coach, team Mount Saint Mary's University. College Football Hall of Fame 1973. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2008. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 2007. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2010.

Jim Thorpe

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Francis Thorpe
Also Known As:
Wa-Tho-Huk
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Football teams Canton Bulldogs, New York Giants. Movie White Heat. Olympic champion, medals taken away, restored posthumously. United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1983. College Football Hall of Fame 1951. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1963. American Indian Athletic Hall of Fame 1972. Oklahoma Hall of Fame 1950. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1963. Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame. Texas Trail of Fame 2013. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1975. American Football Kicking Hall of Fame 2008.

Joe Frazier

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Joseph William Frazier
Nickname(s):
Smokin' Joe
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Olympic Gold Medal 1964 and undisputed heavyweight boxing champion. Defeated Muhammad Ali on points in the highly-anticipated "Fight of the Century" in 1971. Lost to George Foreman. United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1989. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2004. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 2013.

John Henry Johnson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Henry Johnson
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Running back, fullback. Teams Calgary Stampeders, San Francisco 49ers, Detroit Lions, Pittsburgh Steelers, Houston Oilers. 49ers Hall of Fame 2009. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1996. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1977. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1987. Sun Devil Sports Hall of Fame 1976. Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Honor 2017.

Johnny Lujack

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Christopher Lujack Jr.
Birth Date:
Age today:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Heisman Trophy 1947, team University of Notre Dame, as quarterback. Team Chicago Bears. National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame 1978. College Football Hall of Fame 1960. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1965.

Johnny Weissmuller

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Janos Weiszmueller
Janos Weißmüller
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Lupe Vélez by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Olympic Gold Medal 1924 five times. Movie Tarzan the Ape Man (1932). United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1983. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1967. International Swimming Hall of Fame 1965. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6541 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
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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 Homestead Grays, Pittsburgh Crawfords, Rojos del Águila de Veracruz. 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. Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame.

Lefty Grove

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robert Moses Grove
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Teams Philadelphia Athletics, Boston Red Sox. In 1928, he struck out the side on nine pitches twice, the only pitcher to do this in one season. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1947. Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame 1995. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2005. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1965. International League Hall of Fame 2008. Phillies Wall of Fame 1980.

Lenny Moore

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Leonard Edward Moore
Nickname(s):
The Reading Rocket
Sputnik
The Reading Rambler
Lightning Lenny
Spats
Birth Date:
Age today:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Halfback. Teams Pennsylvania State University, Baltimore Colts. Baltimore Ravens Ring of Honor 2000. NFL Player of the Year 1964. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1975. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1975. East-West Shrine Game Hall of Fame 2008.

Leon Hart

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Leon Joseph Hart
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Heisman Trophy 1949, team University of Notre Dame, as end. Team Detroit Lions. College Football Hall of Fame 1973. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1997. National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1985. Maxwell Award 1949. Knute Rockne Memorial Trophy 1949.

Lou Michaels

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Louis Andrew Michaels
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Placekicker, defensive end. Teams University of Kentucky, Los Angeles Rams, Pittsburgh Steelers, Baltimore Colts, Green Bay Packers. College Football Hall of Fame 1992. Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame 1993. Knute Rockne Memorial Trophy 1957. National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1989.

Mike Holovak

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Michael Joseph Holovak
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Fullback, teams Boston College, Los Angeles Rams, Chicago Bears. Coach, teams Boston College, Boston Patriots, San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders. College Football Hall of Fame 1985. Orange Bowl Hall of Fame 1983. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1984. Titans/Oilers Hall of Fame 1999.

Mike Munchak

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Michael Anthony Munchak
Birth Date:
Age today:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Offensive lineman, college team Pennsylvania State University. Pro team Houston Oilers. Coach, teams Houston Oilers, Tennessee Oilers/Titans, Pittsburgh Steelers. National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1997. Pro Football Hall of Fame 2001. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Titans/Oilers Hall of Fame 1999.

Nellie Fox

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jacob Nelson Fox
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
47, 24 days before his 48th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

12-time AL All-Star. Team Chicago White Sox for 14 years. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1997. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1971. Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame 2003.

Pete Retzlaff

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Palmer Edward Retzlaff
Nickname(s):
Pistol Pete
The Baron
Birth Date:
Age today:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21

Brief Facts:

Halfback/wide receiver/end. Teams South Dakota State University, Philadelphia Eagles. Bert Bell Award 1965. Eagles Hall of Fame 1989. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1979. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2009. NFL Player of the Year 1965.

Pie Traynor

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Harold Joseph Traynor
Nickname(s):
Pie
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team Pittsburgh Pirates, third base. Never drove a car. Fondness for eating pie - origin of his nickname. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1948. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1963.

Ralph Kiner

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ralph McPherran Kiner
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Outfielder teams Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians. Announcer for the New York Mets. New York Mets Hall of Fame 1984. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1975. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1970. New Mexico Sports Hall of Fame 2014.

Red Grange

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Harold Edward Grange
Nickname(s):
Red
Galloping Ghost
Ice Man
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Fullback, teams University of Illinois, Chicago Bears of the NFL. Credited with rise of professional football. College Football Hall of Fame 1951. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1963. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1994. National High School Hall of Fame 1984. Walter Camp Distinguished American Award 1981.

Reds Bagnell

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Francis Bagnell
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Halfback/tailback. Team University of Pennsylvania. College Football Hall of Fame 1977. Maxwell Award 1950. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1970.

Richie Ashburn

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Donald Richard Ashburn
Nickname(s):
Putt-Putt
The Tilden Flash
Whitey
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Center fielder. Teams Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs, New York Mets. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1995. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1972. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2004. Phillies Wall of Fame 1979.

Richie Lucas

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Richard John Lucas
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback. College Football Hall of Fame 1986. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1975. Maxwell Award 1959.

Rip Sewell

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Truett Banks Sewell
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

cousin of

Brief Facts:

Pitcher known for his blooper, or "eephus" pitch. Teams Detroit Tigers, Pittsburgh Pirates. Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1982. Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1976. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1973.

Roberto Clemente

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Roberto Walker Clemente
Also Known As:
Roberto Clemente (Walker)
Nickname(s):
Arriba
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
38
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Puerto Rican. Right field. Over 3,000 hits. Team Pittsburgh Pirates. Died in a plane crash helping deliver relief supplies to victims of an earthquake in Nicauraga. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1973. Hispanic Heritage Baseball Museum Hall of Fame 1973. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2003. Congressional Gold Medal 1973. Presidential Citizens Medal 1973. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1973. Babe Ruth Award 1971. Hispanic Heritage Baseball Museum Hall of Fame 2010.

Robin Roberts (baseball)

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Robin Evans Roberts
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Teams Philadelphia Phillies, Baltimore Orioles, Houston Astros, Chicago Cubs. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1976. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1966. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2004. MSU Athletics Hall of Fame 1992. Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1998. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1999. Phillies Wall of Fame 1978.

Roger Kingdom

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Roger Nona Kingdom
Birth Date:
Age today:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Sprint hurdler. Olympic Gold Medal 1984. Olympic Gold Medal 1988. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 2002. Jesse Owens Award 1989. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 2005. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 2006.

Roger Penske

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Roger S. Penske
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Owner of IndyCar, NASCAR, and American Le Mans Series teams. Automotive Hall of Fame 2015. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1998. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1999. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1995. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1984. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame. National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame 2010. Team Penske Hall of Fame 2016.

Roy Campanella

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Roy Campanella
Nickname(s):
Campy
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Catcher. Teams Washington Elite Giants, Monterrey Sultans, Nashua Dodgers, Brooklyn Dodgers. Mexican Professional Baseball Hall of Fame 1971. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1969. National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1965. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2006. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2004.

Sparky Lyle

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Albert Walter Lyle
Birth Date:
Age today:
73, 34 days before his 74th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Relief pitcher, team New York Yankees. Known as a practical joker. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1989. Cy Young Award 1977.

Steve Van Buren

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Stephen W. Van Buren
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Halfback. Teams Louisiana State University, Philadelphia Eagles. Eagles Hall of Fame 1987. Orange Bowl Hall of Fame 1976. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1964. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2004. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1961. NFL Player of the Year 1949.

Tom Brookshier

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Jefferson Brookshier
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Cornerback, defensive back. Teams University of Colorado, Philadelphia Eagles. Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia Hall of Fame 2007. Eagles Hall of Fame 1989. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1970. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2010.

Troy Vincent

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Troy Darnell Vincent
Birth Date:
Age today:
48, 10 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Cornerback. Teams University of Wisconsin, Miami Dolphins, Philadelphia Eagles, Buffalo Bills, Washington Redskins. NFL head of football operations. Eagles Hall of Fame 2012. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 2011. University of Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame 2008. Byron "Whizzer" White NFL Man of the Year Award 2003. Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award 2002.

Walt Michaels

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Walt Michaels
Birth Date:
Age today:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Fullback, then linebacker. Teams Washington & Lee University, Green Bay Packers, Cleveland Browns, New York Jets. Coach, teams Philadelphia Eagles, New York Jets, New Jersey Generals. National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1986. Virginia Sports Hall of Fame 1977.

Wilbur Henry

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Wilbur Francis Henry
Also Known As:
Fats Henry
Pete Henry
Nickname(s):
Fats
Pete
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Teams Washington & Jefferson College, Canton Bulldogs, New York Giants, Pottsville Maroons. College Football Hall of Fame 1951. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1972. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1963.

William Manlove

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William B. Manlove Jr.
Also Known As:
Bill Manlove
Nickname(s):
Bill
Birth Date:
Age today:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coach, teams Widener University, Delaware Valley College, La Salle University. College Football Hall of Fame 2011. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 2009. Reds Bagnell Award 1991.

Willie Mosconi

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Joseph Mosconi
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Baltimore Bullet. Technical consultant and uncredited appearance for movie The Hustler. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2006. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1968. National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame.
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