Johnny Bench, born in 1947 in Oklahoma City, is regarded as one of baseball's finest catchers. He played with the Cincinnati Reds from 1967 to 1983, pioneered one-handed catching, and hit 389 home runs throughout his career. After retiring from playing baseball, he became a coach and manager, working with several major league teams including the Reds.
Lance Armstrong, born in 1965 in Tulsa, is an American cyclist who has won seven consecutive Tour de France races. He also owns the record for most wins in the event's history (21). Before becoming one of America's best cyclists, Armstrong trained at the University of Texas at Austin where he met his future wife, Sheryl Crow. The couple married in March 1989 and has two children together.
Earl "Pete" Peterson, born in 1931 in Purcell, was an American jazz pianist and composer. One of the most influential musicians of the bebop era, he helped popularize the swing rhythm section ensemble format that later became standard in many genres of music including rock 'n' roll, R&B, and hip hop.
Jason Peters, born in 1977 in Oklahoma City, is an American football offensive guard for the Washington Redskins. He played college football at Oklahoma State University and was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the first round of the 1999 NFL Draft.
... athlete who played for the Major League Baseball's Kansas City Royals and the National Football League's (NFL) Los Angeles Raiders during his brief but illustrious professional career and is widely regarded as one of the finest all-around athletes in history.
Gaetti appeared in 309 games for Kansas City, hitting.267 with 61 home runs, 199 RBIs, 82 walks, and 229 strikeouts. He now serves as manager of the Sugar Land Skeeters of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball.
Beaumont, Texas native.
Beaumont, Texas native.
Brett was born in the West Virginia town of Glen Dale. He was the youngest of four sons from a sports-loving family that includes Ken, the second oldest, a major league pitcher who threw in the 1967 World Series at the age of 19. John (the eldest) and Bobby both had minor league careers.
Before we get into the top 12 Mountaineers in West Virginia University football history, I'd want to pay tribute to the 1988 West Virginia football team.
Edward Condon was born in Alamogordo, New Mexico, in 1902. He was a theoretical physicist well recognized for his work in atomic spectroscopy. During WWII, he was a key figure in the Manhattan Project. He then became the director of an Army Air Force investigation into strange flying objects.
Association football is the most popular sport in Mexico, followed by boxing. Formalized paraphrase Baseball is the most popular sport in the northwest and southeast, but basketball, American football, and bullfighting are also popular.
Morris, a two-time Pro Bowler with the Giants, with 5,585 running yards and 52 touchdowns in his NFL career, including a Super Bowl XXI victory. He was a three-time NHL All-Star and two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1991 and 1992.
Former football player and coach Steve Goepel (born 1949), (B). Tamba Hali (born 1983) is a former NFL linebacker for the Kansas City Chiefs. He was born in Liberia but went to high school in Teaneck, New Jersey. Ryan Malleck (born 1993) is an American football tight end for the National Football League's Houston Texans. (B) Paul O'Neill (born 1947) is a retired Major League Baseball pitcher. He is the father of Tiger Woods (B). Woods has said that he based his swing on that of his father.
Tony Soprano (1943-2008) was an Italian-American gangster who became one of television's most popular characters during the 1990s. He was played by James Gandolfini.
Tiger Woods (born 1973) is a former American professional golfer who has been named the greatest tennis player of all time by several publications including GOLF Magazine. He has won more than $100 million in career prize money and has been ranked number one by the ATP Tour for a total of 110 weeks. (B)
Woody Allen (born 1935) is an American film director, screenwriter, actor, comedian, musician, and painter. His films have received numerous awards from critics and audiences worldwide. He also writes, produces, or directs many of his own projects, often using improvisational comedy techniques.
Zak Starkey (born 1992) is an American drummer who plays with Dead & Company.
People of note 1. Bob Klinger is the No. 2 player in Major League Baseball. Rissi Palmer is a country western singer. 3. Cam Janssen, a member of the National Hockey League, was born in Eureka.
Famous people not listed by name here but mentioned elsewhere on this page include Bill Boyd, who played baseball for both the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals; John Briggs, who organized the White Citizens' Council in Mississippi; and Robert Crowe, who played first base for the New York Yankees in 1884.
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