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tyrus raymond ty cobb december 18 1886 july 17 1961

Tyrus Raymond "Ty" Cobb(December 18, 1886 – July 17, 1961)

90 Major League Baseball records during his career-Highest career batting average (.366 or .367) -Most career batting titles with 11 (or 12) -Most career hits until 1985 (4,189 or 4,191) -Most career runs (2,245 or 2,246) -Until 2001, most career games played (3,035) -Most at bats (11,429 or 11,434) until 1974 -Most career stolen bases (892) until 1977

During the 1911 season Ty Cobb hit anastounding .420 batting average

Inducted into the National BaseballHall of Fame (1936)

hank gowdy

Hank Gowdy

-Hank Gowdy holds the catcher single World Series batting average record of .545 in 1914.

- Gowdy was the very first MLB player to enlist into military service in WWI.

-Captain Gowdy held the post of special service officer at Fort Benning's infantry officers' training command, on March 31, 1925, the baseball field had been renamed to “Hank Gowdy Field” in his honor.

benny leonard

183 total career wins

  • 70 wins by KO and 24 losses
  • Lightweight champion
  • Born on April 17, 1896
  • He retired on January 15, 1925
  • He died in 1947
  • His stance was orthodox

Benny Leonard

christy mathewson

won 373 games over 17 seasons

  • Fade-away pitch, Matfadeaway pitch, Matty won at least 22 games for 12 straight years ty won at least 22 games for 12 straight years
  • participant in four World Series
  • three shutouts in six days against the Athletics
  • Born: August 12, 1880, Factoryville, Pennsylvania Died: October 7, 1925, Saranac Lake, New York
  • US Army (1918, WWI, victim of gas attack)

Christy Mathewson

charles comiskey

Charles Comiskey

  • Voted into Hall of Fame in 1939
  • Founded the Chicago White Sox, owned them until 1931
  • Paid players so little, they lost on purpose so they could get more money.
  • Built Comiskey Stadium in 1911, the stadium lasted 80 years



Charles Weeghman

- The owner of the Chicago Whales of the Federal League

Built Weeghman Park (later known as Wrigley Field) for his club in 1914.

- Later purchased the Chicago Cubs in 1916-1921

- In early 20’s became broke because of his over spending


John McGraw

  • Was a Major League Baseball player and long-time manager of the New York Giants.
  • Played For: Baltimore Orioles NL (1891-1899), St. Louis Cardinals (1900), Baltimore Orioles AL (1901-1902), New York Giants (1902-1906
  • JOHN MCGRAW: Voted into the Hall of Fame by the Veterans’ Committee, John McGraw found great success in 31 years as manager of the New York Giants. McGraw compiled 2,840 wins placing him second all-time only to Connie Mack on the career wins list. His teams throughout the years won three World Series, ten pennants, and finished second eleven different times.

April 7, 1873 – February 25, 1934

walter perry johnson

Walter Johnson was a right-handed pitcher for the Washington Senators. He played his entire 21 year career with the Senators. Johnson was also a manager for the Senators and the Cleveland Indians.

  • Went 417-279 in his career including two 30-win seasons and twelve 20-win seasons
  • 2 time American League MVP and 3-time triple crown winner
  • Was included in the MLB all-century and all-time team
  • Inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s inaugural class in 1936

Walter Perry Johnson

November 6, 1887 – December 10, 1946

Doug Hicks

duke kahanamoku august 24 1890 january 22 1968
Duke Kahanamoku(August 24, 1890- January 22, 1968)
  • Credited with spreading the sport of surfing
  • 5 time Olympic Medalist in swimming
  • 1st person inducted into Swimming Hall of Fame
  • Surfer magazine honored Duke as the most influential surfer
duke kahanamoku

Duke kahanamoku

  • He was known as the big kahuna
  • he was a Hawaiian competition swimmer who
  • He was a 5 time Olympic winner for swimming
  • He is the fastest swimmer and is the best surfer the world has ever seen

Born August 24 to Jan 22 1968

honus wagner
Honus Wagner
  • Most valuable baseball card in existance
  • 17 consecutive years batting 300 or better
  • finishing his career with a total of 722 steals. Wagner retired with more hits, runs, RBI, doubles, triples, games and steals than any other National League player in his era

Ernie Shore

  • Win/loss- 65-43
  • ERA- 2.47
  • Strikeouts- 309
  • Won 2 World Series-1915, 1916
  • 3-1 in World Series starts
  • Pitched a no hitter on June 23, 1917
  • Was considered a perfect game but was overturned to a no hitter
  • Ruling was made because game was shared by 2 pitchers
  • Babe Ruth was ejected after the first batter

March 24, 1891- September 24, 1980


Ernie Shore March 24, 1891- September 24, 1980

Ernie Shore pitched a “perfect game” along side Babe Ruth June 23rd,1917.

Shore's best year with the Red Sox was 1915, when he won 18, lost 8 and compiled a 1.64 earned run average. He was 3–1 in World Series action in 1915 and 1916.

He has a win loss record of 65-43, Earned run average of 2.47, and 309 strikeouts.

In 1918 Ernie Shore enlisted in the military

hobey baker
Hobey Baker

January 15, 1892-December 21, 1918

Baker played and was a star at ice hockey and football for Princeton university.

Considered the first American star in ice hockey by the Hockey Hall of Fame when all others were Canadian.

Baker was a World War I fighter pilot. he died mysteriously in a plane crash in France on Dec. 21, 1918 at age 26. Some questioned whether he deliberately crashed his plane because life held no more promise for him after his young sports success

benny leonard1

He’s actual name was Benjamin Leiner. He was known as one of the most greatest lightweights of all time.

Benny Leonard

  • He was known as an heavy hitter, he had score 70 knockouts in 183 wins. He was defeated 24 times and had 8 draws.
  • Changed his name is Benny Leonard at the age of 15 so his parents didn’t know that was him.
  • He develop into one of the most scientific boxers ever. He developed fast hands quick feet excellent jab in both hands with massive power.

Born April 7 1896 to April 18 1947


Ralph DePalma

  • Born December 18th, 1882-March 31st, 1956
  • In 1973 he was made a member of the Automotive Hall of fame
  • In 1991 he was inducted
  • Ralph DePalma pushes his car across finish line (1912)
  • Won a total of 2577 races in his career
  • Inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in 1992
mary k browne

First American female professional tennis player

  • A World No. 1 amateur tennis player
  • Ranked in the world top ten in 1921, 1924, and 1926
  • Year-end top ten rankings issued by the United States Lawn Tennis Association in 1913, 1914, 1921, 1924, and 1925
  • Top ranked U.S. player in 1914
  • Inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1957
  • U.S. National Championships
    • Singles champion: 1912, 1913, 1914
    • Singles runner-up: 1921
    • Women's Doubles champion: 1912, 1913, 1914, 1921, 1925
    • Women's Doubles runner-up: 1926
    • Mixed Doubles champion: 1912, 1913, 1914, 1921, 1922

Mary K. Browne

(June 3, 1891 – August 19, 1971)


John Joseph McGraw

Born on April 7, 1873-Died on February 25, 1934.

He walked over 100 times in a season three times

McGraw compiled 2,763 wins and 1,948 losses for a .586 winning percentage.

His teams won 10 National League pennants, three World Series championships

In 1904 the Giants became NL Champions, finishing with a won-lost record of 106-47.


John McDermott

August 12, 1891 -

August 1, 1971 (aged 79)

  • Facts:
  • McDermott, who still holds the record for youngest player to win a U.S. Open (19 years, 10 months, 12 days.)
  • He won two straight U. S. Opens.
  • Tragically though, McDermott fell victim to mental illness only two years after winning his second title. He would spend the rest of his life grappling with the horror of a tormented mind.
  • He was the first player to break par over 72 holes in a significant event, which he did at the 1912 U.S. Open.

Honus Wagner

  • (February 24, 1874 – December 6, 1955)
  • Played shortstop in the Major Leagues from 1897 to 1917
  • 8-Time NL Batting Champion
  • #33 Retired by Pirates
  • Ended production of his baseball card
  • after 57 copies were made
  • One of his cards signed for $2.8 Million
  • Inducted in the Baseball’s Hall of Fame
  • First Class (1936)
  • Michael Crompton
napoleon lajoie

Born: September 5, 1874 Died: February 7, 1959

Elected to the Hall of Fame in 1937

on May 23, 1901, Nap Lajoie became the first big league player to be intentionally walked with the bases loaded

lifetime average of .339

In 1901 he captured the Triple Crown, led league second basemen in fielding average and batted .426 -- an American League mark that has yet to be topped.

Napoleon Lajoie

maud nelson november 17 1881 febuary 15 1944
Maud Nelson (November 17,1881-Febuary 15,1944)
  • In 1897 she was the starting pitcher for the Boston Bloomer Girls.
  • Maud was the team’s star attraction, and had to pitch every day.
  • At 30 she owned/managed the Western Bloomer Girls
  • In 1923 she formed the All-Star Ranger Girls

Jack Johnson

  • (March 31, 1878-June 10, 1946)
  • Known as the “Galveston Giant”
  • Jim Jeffries refused to fight him for the title because Johnson was black.
  • Johnson beat Australian champion Tommy Burns for the title.
  • On July 4, 1910 Johnson fought Jeffries and after 15 grueling rounds he won the heavyweight title.
  • Inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990.

Isaac Reese


Paul Robeson (4/9/1898-1/23/19760)

  • Actor, singer, athlete
  • Age 17, given scholarship to Rutgers University (3rd African American ever)
  • Major civil Rights Movement figure
  • Inducted College Football Hall of Fame in 2007
  • Accolades have been silenced because of how he acted out against the times.

Knute Rockne

Born March 4,1888

Died- March 31, 1931

  • Regarded as one of the greatest coaches in college football history
  • In his 13 years as the leader of Notre Dame, his teams went 105-12-5, making his .881 winning percentage the highest in Notre Dame history.
  • He had five undefeated seasons and won three national championships.
  • His squads more than quadrupled their opponents’ scoring.
  • He has the highest winning percentage in the history of college or professional football.

Jim Thorpe was believed to have been born on May 28, 1888 on an Indian reserve somewhere in Oklahoma but the exact whereabouts are unknown.

  • Thorpe began his sporting career at Carlisle Indian Industrial school with Track and Field and then tried American Football and became an instant leader
  • He led the Carlisle football team to a 11-1 season while winning the national championship and scoring 198 points during the season
  • He also participated in the 1912 summer Olympics in Sweden and won the gold medal in both the Decathlon and Pentathlon
  • Jim also had a small career in Major League baseball playing for the New York Giants and the Cincinnati Reds
  • Jim Thorpe was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame and the Pro Football hall of fame in 1951 and 1963
gus dorais

A consensus All-America pick in 1913, the first-ever at Notre Dame. only four-year starter at quarterback for Notre Dame for 70 years until Blair Kiel in 1980.

  • He was a friend of Knute Rockne after the two teamed up at Notre Dame in a game against the heavily-favored Army, where they tried the forward pass for the first time.
  • Was a major coach at Notre Dame and University of Detroit he coached three sports baseball, Basketball, and football. He also spent some time coaching in the NFL.

Gus Dorais

jack johnson march 31 1878 june 10 1946

Jack JohnsonMarch 31, 1878 – June 10, 1946

When Johnson fought Jeffries on July 4th 1910 it was considered the fight of the century.

After a good fight Johnson beat Jeffries in the 15th round.

In 1990 Johnson was elected into the international boxing Hall of Fame

sir walter johnson nov 6 1887 dec 10 1946
Sir Walter Johnson(Nov. 6 1887-Dec. 10 1946)
  • A high school in Bethesda, Maryland is named after Johnson, the only high school in the United States named after a baseball player
  • most estimates place his fast ball at 97-99 MPH (7-12 MPH faster than most other great pitchers of his time)
  • AWARDS:  • 1924 - AL MVP, All-Star and Satchel Page Award  • 1918 - All-Star Award  • 1915 - All-Star and Platinum Glove  • 1913 - AL MVP and Chalmers Award  • 1909 - All-Star Award  • 1908 - Platinum Glove
  • Walter Johnson died from a brain tumor at the young age of 59
jim thorpe

May 28, 1888 – March 28, 1953

  • In a poll of sports fans conducted by ABC Sports, Thorpe was voted the Greatest Athlete of the Twentieth Century out of 15 other athletes including Muhammad Ali, Babe Ruth, Jesse Owens, Wayne Gretzky, Jack Nicklaus, and Michael Jordan.
  •  Local officials had asked the state legislature for funding but were turned down so they doubled their efforts to raise the money on their own. Meanwhile, Thorpe's third wife, unbeknownst to the rest of his family, "stole" Thorpe's body and had it shipped to Pennsylvaniawhen she heard that the small Pennsylvania towns of Mauch Chunk and East Mauch Chunk were seeking to attract business
  •  At the 1912 Olympics, he brought home gold medals for his running. In 1913, his medals were revoked on a technicality.

Jim Thorpe