Guess Who This Is

92 Persons in the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame:

Al Kaline

Real/Birth Name:
Albert William Kaline
Nickname(s):
Mr. Tiger
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Right fielder. Team Detroit Tigers. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1978. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1980. Roberto Clemente Award 1973. Hutch Award 1969. Lou Gehrig Memorial Award 1968.

Alan Trammell

Real/Birth Name:
Alan Stuart Trammell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Shortstop, then manaager, coach. Team Detroit Tigers then as manager, also at team Arizona Diamondbacks and first base coach at team San Diego Padres. Breitbard Hall of Fame 1998. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 2000. National Baseball Hall of Fame 2018. National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame.

Alex Karras

Real/Birth Name:
Alexander George Karras
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Susan Clark, until he died.
Older than Susan Clark by 7 years.

Brief Facts:

Tackle for the team Detroit Lions. Movies Blazing Saddles, Porky's. TV series Webster. College Football Hall of Fame 1991. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1980. Outland Trophy 1957. Iowa Sports Hall of Fame 1977. Indiana Football Hall of Fame. UPI Lineman of the Year 1957.

Anthony Carter

Real/Birth Name:
Anthony Carter
Nickname(s):
AC
A.C.
the Darter
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
58, 31 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Wide receiver. Teams University of Michigan, Michigan Panthers, Oakland Invaders, Minnesota Vikings, Detroit Lions. . College Football Hall of Fame 2001. TaxSlayer Gator Bowl Hall of Fame 2011. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 2000. University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor 2002.

Barry Sanders

Real/Birth Name:
Barry Sanders
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Heisman Trophy 1988, team Oklahoma State University, as running back. Running back. Team Detroit Lions. College Football Hall of Fame 2003. Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 1998. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 2003. Pro Football Hall of Fame 2004. Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame. Maxwell Award 1988. Walter Camp Award 1988. Holiday Bowl Hall of Fame 1999. Bert Bell Award 1991. Bert Bell Award 1997. Chic Harley Award 1988. Associated Press NFL Offensive Player of the Year Award 1994. Associated Press NFL Offensive Player of the Year Award 1997. NFL Player of the Year 1990.

Bennie Oosterbaan

Real/Birth Name:
Benjamin Oosterbaan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

End. Teams University of Michigan. Coach football and basketball there. College Football Hall of Fame 1954. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1958. University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor 1978.

Benny Friedman

Real/Birth Name:
Benjamin Friedman
Nickname(s):
Benny
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Considered the first great passer as a quarterback. Teams University of Michigan, Cleveland Bulldogs, Detroit Wolverines, New York Giants, Brooklyn Dodgers. College Football Hall of Fame 1951. International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 1979. National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2004. Pro Football Hall of Fame 2005. University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor 1980. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1961.

Bill Hewitt

Real/Birth Name:
William Ernest Hewitt
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
37
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

End, fullback. Refused to wear a helmet. Teams University of Michigan, Chicago Bears, Philadelphia Eagles, Phil-Pitt Steagles. Died in a car crash. Eagles Hall of Fame 1987. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1961. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1971. University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor 2008.

Bill Muncey

Real/Birth Name:
William Edward Muncey
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
52, 25 days before his 53rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Powerboat (hydroplane) racer, died in a blowover crash in Mexico. Breitbard Hall of Fame 1982. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 2004. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1983. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1989.

Billy Sims

Real/Birth Name:
Billy Ray Sims
Nickname(s):
Kung Fu Billy Sims
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
63, 30 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Heisman Trophy 1978, team University of Oklahoma, as running back. Team Detroit Lions. College Football Hall of Fame 1995. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1990. Orange Bowl Hall of Fame 1988. Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame. Walter Camp Award 1978. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Chic Harley Award 1978. Texas High School Football Hall of Fame 1985.

Black Jack Stewart

Real/Birth Name:
John Sherratt Stewart
Also Known As:
J.S. Stewart
Jack Stewart
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66, 19 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team Detroit Red Wings. Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame. Hockey Hall of Fame 1964. Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame 1997. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 2000.

Bobby Layne

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Lawrence Layne
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59, 18 days before his 60th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback, Teams University of Texas, Chicago Bears, New York Bulldogs, Detroit Lions, Pittsburgh Steelers. Longhorn Men's Hall of Honor 1963. Texas High School Football Hall of Fame 1973. College Football Hall of Fame 1968. Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic Hall of Fame 1998. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1966. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967. Texas Sports Hall of Fame 1960. Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Honor 2017. Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2013.

Brad Van Pelt

Real/Birth Name:
Brad Alan Van Pelt
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Linebacker. Teams Michigan State University, New York Giants, Los Angeles Raiders, Cleveland Browns. Member of the linebacker group Crunch Bunch. College Football Hall of Fame 2001. Maxwell Award 1972. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 2002. New York Giants Ring of Honor 2011. MSU Athletics Hall of Fame 2000. National High School Hall of Fame 2011. East-West Shrine Game Hall of Fame 2009.

Branch Rickey

Real/Birth Name:
Wesley Branch Rickey
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83, 11 days before his 84th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Invented the minor league farm system. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1967. Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1965. University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor 1985. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1961. St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame. National College Baseball Hall of Fame 2009. Federation of Christian Athletes Hall of Champions 1995. St. Louis Walk of Fame: A star at 6631 Delmar Boulevard.

Bubba Smith

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Aaron Smith
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

6' 7" defensive end. Teams University of Michigan, Baltimore Colts, Oakland Raiders, Houston Oilers. Movies Stroker Ace, Silence of the Hams, Police Academy and its next five sequels. Miller Lite commercials. College Football Hall of Fame 1988. MSU Athletics Hall of Fame 1992. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1993. Senior Bowl Hall of Fame 1988. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. UPI Lineman of the Year 1966.

Bump Elliott

Real/Birth Name:
Chalmers W. Elliott
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Pete Elliott by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Halfback. Team University of Michigan and later coach. College Football Hall of Fame 1989. University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor 1986. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 2002. National Iowa Varsity Club Hall of Fame 1997. Rose Bowl Hall of Fame 1989.

Byron White

Real/Birth Name:
Byron Raymond White
Nickname(s):
Whizzer
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Halfback. Team Detroit Lions. Associate Justice in the Supreme Court from 1962 to 1993. College Football Hall of Fame 1954. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2003. Colorado Sports Hall of Fame 1965. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1962. Colorado Athletic Hall of Fame 1998. Academic All-America Hall of Fame 1996. National High School Hall of Fame 1987. Theodore Roosevelt Award 1969.

Carl Banks

Real/Birth Name:
Carl E. Banks
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Linebacker. Teams Michigan State University, New York Giants, Washington Redskins, Cleveland Browns. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 2011. MSU Athletics Hall of Fame 2012. New York Giants Ring of Honor 2011.

Cazzie Russell

Real/Birth Name:
Cazzie Lee Russell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Teams New York Knicks, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers, Chicago Bulls, Great Falls Sky, Philadelphia Kings. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1991. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2011. University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor 1978. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame.

Chris Spielman

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Christopher Spielman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
53, 7 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Linebacker. Teams Ohio State University, Detroit Lions, Buffalo Bills, Cleveland Browns. Chic Harley Award 1987. College Football Hall of Fame 2009. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 2004. Ohio State Men's Varsity "O" Hall of Fame 2000. Rotary Lombardi Award 1987. Sam B. Nicola Trophy 1983. Walter Camp Alumni of the Year Award 2011.

Clarence Munn

Real/Birth Name:
Clarence Munn
Nickname(s):
Biggie
Gender:
Male
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:

Guard, fullback. Team University of Minnesota. College Football Hall of Fame 1959. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1961. MSU Athletics Hall of Fame 1992.

Dan Dierdorf

Real/Birth Name:
Daniel Lee Dierdorf
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pro football team St. Louis Cardinals. College Football Hall of Fame 2000. Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1999. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1996. University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor 1996. St. Louis Rams Ring of Fame. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 2001. St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame 2009. Arizona Cardinals Ring of Honor 2006. St. Louis Walk of Fame: A star at 6642 Delmar Boulevard.

Denny McLain

Real/Birth Name:
Dennis Dale McLain
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Teams Detroit Tigers, Washington Senators, Oakland Athletics, Atlanta Braves. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1991. Cy Young Award 1968. Cy Young Award 1969.

Desmond Howard

Real/Birth Name:
Desmond Kevin Howard
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
48
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Heisman Trophy 1991, team University of Michigan, as wide receiver. NFL teams Washington Redskins, Jacksonville Jaguars, Green Bay Packers, Oakland Raiders, Detroit Lions. Analyst for college football channel ESPN. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 2007. University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor 2008. Maxwell Award 1991. TaxSlayer Gator Bowl Hall of Fame 2005. Walter Camp Award 1991. Paul Warfield Trophy 1991. Chic Harley Award 1991.

Dick Enberg

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Alan Enberg
Also Known As:
Dick Breen
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82, 19 days before his 83rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Sportscaster for baseball, basketball and football games. Central Michigan University Athletics Hall of Fame 1993. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1995. Rose Bowl Hall of Fame 2011. Academic All-America Hall of Fame 1997. Dick Enberg Award 1997. Ford C Frick Award 2015. IU Athletics Hall of Fame 2006. NSMA Hall of Fame 1996. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6752 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 24 February 1998.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Dick Lane

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Lane
Also Known As:
Dick "Night Train" Lane
Nickname(s):
Night Train
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Dinah Washington by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Defensive back. Teams Los Angeles Rams, Chicago Cardinals, Detroit Lions. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1988. Texas Sports Hall of Fame 2001. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1974. Arizona Cardinals Ring of Honor 2006.

Dick LeBeau

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Richard LeBeau
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Cornerback, free safety. Teams Ohio State University, Detroit Lions. Coach, team Cincinnati Bengals. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 2011. Ohio State Men's Varsity "O" Hall of Fame 2009. Pro Football Hall of Fame 2010.

Doak Walker

Real/Birth Name:
Ewell Doak Walker Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Heisman Trophy 1948, team Southern Methodist University, as halfback. Team Detroit Lions. College Football Hall of Fame 1959. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1986. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1967. Senior Bowl Hall of Fame 1997. Maxwell Award 1947. Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic Hall of Fame 1998. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Texas High School Football Hall of Fame 1973. American Football Kicking Hall of Fame 2011. Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2013.

Duffy Daugherty

Real/Birth Name:
Hugh Duffy Daugherty
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72, 17 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Head coach team Michigan State University 1954-1972. College Football Hall of Fame 1984. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1975. MSU Athletics Hall of Fame 1992. Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award 1965. Amos Alonzo Stagg Award 1985. Walter Camp Man of the Year 1973.

Dutch Clark

Real/Birth Name:
Earl Harry Clark
Nickname(s):
Flying Dutchman
Old Master
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback. Teams Colorado College, Portsmouth Spartans, Detroit Lions. Coach, teams Colorado College, Colorado Mines, Detroit Lions, Cleveland Rams, Seattle Bombers, Los Angeles Dons, Detroit Titans. College Football Hall of Fame 1951. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1959. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1963.

Earl Morrall

Real/Birth Name:
Earl Morrall
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79, 22 days before his 80th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback. Teams San Francisco 49ers, Pittsburgh Steelers, Detroit Lions, New York Giants, Baltimore Colts, Miami Dolphins. Florida Sports Hall of Fame 2000. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1979. Dolphins Walk of Fame 2012. MSU Athletics Hall of Fame 1992.

Eddie Murray (football)

Real/Birth Name:
Edward Peter Murray
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Kicker. Teams Detroit Lions, Kansas City Chiefs, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, Minnesota Vikings. Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame 2006. Tulane Athletics Hall of Fame 1987. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 2010.

Ernie Harwell

Real/Birth Name:
William Earnest Harwell
Gender:
Male
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 Detroit Tigers. 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. NSMA Hall of Fame 1989.

Fielding Yost

Real/Birth Name:
Fielding Harris Yost
Also Known As:
Fielding H. Yost
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coach. Teams Ohio Wesleyan University, University of Nebraska, University of Kansas, Stanford University, San Jose State University, University of Michigan. Coached in the 1902 Rose Bowl, the first college football bowl game. College Football Hall of Fame 1951. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1955. University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor 1979. Nebraska Football Hall of Fame 1971.

Fritz Crisler

Real/Birth Name:
Herbert Orin Crisler
Nickname(s):
the father of two-platoon football
Fritz
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Also coached basketball and baseball, and was an administrator. End, team University of Chicago. Coach, teams University of Chicago, University of Minnesota, Princeton University, University of Michigan. Amos Alonzo Stagg Award 1979. College Football Hall of Fame 1954. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1960. University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor 1979.

Gar Wood

Real/Birth Name:
Garfeld Arrthur Wood
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1956. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1990.

George Gervin

Real/Birth Name:
George Gervin
Nickname(s):
The Iceman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guard, small forward. Height 6' 7". Teams Eastern Michigan University, Virginia Squires, San Antonio Spurs, Chicago Bulls, Banco Roma, Quad City Thunder, TDK Manresa. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 2001. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1996. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

George Gipp

Real/Birth Name:
George Gipp
Nickname(s):
The Gipper
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
25
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Multiple roles, halfback, quarterback, punter. Team University of Notre Dame. Mentioned in the movie Knute Rockne, All American. Died young of infected throat or pneumonia. College Football Hall of Fame 1951. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1957. American Football Kicking Hall of Fame 2017.

George Sisler

Real/Birth Name:
George Harold Sisler
Nickname(s):
Gentleman George
Gorgeous George
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80, 2 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

First base. Teams St. Louis Browns, Washington Senators, Boston Braves. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1960. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1939. National College Baseball Hall of Fame 2010. University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor 1979. St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame 2010. St. Louis Walk of Fame: A star at 6651 Delmar Boulevard.

George Yardley

Real/Birth Name:
George Harry Yardley III
Nickname(s):
Yardbird
Bird
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Forward/Guard. Teams Stanford University, Fort Wayne Pistons/Detroit Pistons, Syracuse Nationals, Los Angeles Jets. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1997. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 2001. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. Orange County Sports Hall of Fame 1981. Pac-12 Men's Basketball Hall of Honor 2007. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1996.

Gerald Ford

Real/Birth Name:
Leslie Lynch King Jr.
Also Known As:
Gerald R. Ford
Gerald R. Ford Jr.
Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr.
Gerald Rudolff Ford Jr.
Nickname(s):
Jerry
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Betty Ford, until he died.
Older than Betty Ford by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Vice president who became the 38th president when Nixon resigned. Changed his name legally in 1935. See also Ben Stein and Lynette Fromme. Michigan Walk of Fame 2006. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1999. Congressional Gold Medal 1998. Profile in Courage Award 2001. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1977. University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor 1978. Dick Enberg Award 2006. East-West Shrine Game Hall of Fame 2002. Theodore Roosevelt Award 1975. Palm Springs Walk of Stars: A star at 100 Museum Drive; ceremony: 16 February 1999.

Goose Goslin

Real/Birth Name:
Leon Allen Goslin
Nickname(s):
Goose
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Outfielder. Team Washington Senators. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1968. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1965. Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2016.

Gordie Howe

Real/Birth Name:
Gordon Howe
Nickname(s):
Gordie
Mr. Hockey
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Clubs Detroit Red Wings, Omaha Knights, Hartford Whalers, Houston Aeros, New England Whalers, Detroit Vipers. Canada's Walk of Fame 2000. Michigan Walk of Fame 2007. Hockey Hall of Fame 1972. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1957. Canada's Sports Hall of Fame 1975.

Gordon Johncock

Real/Birth Name:
Gordon Johncock
Nickname(s):
Gordy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Two-time winner of the Indianapolis 500, in 1973 and 1982. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1999. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1992. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 2002.

Hank Greenberg

Real/Birth Name:
Hyman Greenberg
Also Known As:
Henry Benjamin Greenberg
Nickname(s):
Hammerin' Hank
Hankus Pankus
The Hebrew Hammer
Bruggy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

First baseman. Teams Detroit Tigers, Pittsburgh Pirates. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1958. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1956. Jewish-American Hall of Fame. International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 1979. National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 1995.

Harry Heilmann

Real/Birth Name:
Harry EdwinHeilmann
Nickname(s):
Slug
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
56, 25 days before his 57th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Right fielder / first baseman. Teams Detroit Tigers, Cincinnati Reds. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1986. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1956. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1952.

Harvey Kuenn

Real/Birth Name:
Harvey Kuenn
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Outfielder / shortstop, later coach and manager. Teams Detroit Tigers, Cleveland Indians, San Francisco Giants, Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies, Milwaukee Brewers. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1993. Milwaukee Brewers Walk of Fame 2005. University of Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame 1991. Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame 1988. American League Rookie of the Year Award 1953. Milwaukee Brewers Wall of Honor 2014.

Heinie Manush

Real/Birth Name:
Henry Emmett Manush
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team Detroit Tigers. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1964. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1964.

Henry Ford

Real/Birth Name:
Henry Ford
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Ford Motor Company founder. Developed the Model T. Also the Ford trimotor airplane. Automotive Hall of Fame 1967. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1993. Irish American Hall of Fame 2011. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1978. Michigan Walk of Fame 2006. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1996. National Aviation Hall of Fame 1984. Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame.

Herb Adderley

Real/Birth Name:
Herbert Allen Adderley
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Cornerback. Teams Green Bay Packers, Dallas Cowboys. Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame 1981. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1996. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2006. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1980.

Isiah Thomas

Real/Birth Name:
Isiah Lord Thomas III
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Point guard. Teams Indiana University, Detroit Pistons. As coach, teams Indiana Pacers, New York Knicks. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1998. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2000. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. IU Athletics Hall of Fame 1993.

Jack Morris

Real/Birth Name:
John Scott Morris
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Teams Brighham Young University, Detroit Tigers, Minnesota Twins, Toronto Blue Jays, Cleveland Indians. Babe Ruth Award 1984. Babe Ruth Award 1991. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 2001. National Baseball Hall of Fame 2018.

Jerome Bettis

Real/Birth Name:
Jerome Abram Bettis
Nickname(s):
The Bus
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
46
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Running back. Teams University of Notre Dame, Los Angeles / St. Louis Rams, Pittsburgh Steelers. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 2011. Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Honor 2017. Pro Football Hall of Fame 2015. Walter Camp Man of the Year 2014. Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award 2001.

Jim Kaat

Real/Birth Name:
James Lee Kaat
Nickname(s):
Kitty
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Pitcher - 25 years in major leagues. Known for fielding ability. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 2002. Twins Hall of Fame 2001.

Joe DeLamielleure

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Michael DeLamielleure
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Defensive lineman. Teams Michigan State University, Buffalo Bills, Cleveland Browns, Charlotte Rage. Buffalo Bills Wall of Fame 1997. Cleveland Browns Ring of Honor 2010. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 2004. Pro Football Hall of Fame 2003. MSU Athletics Hall of Fame 2003. East-West Shrine Game Hall of Fame 2007. Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame 1996.

Joe Louis

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Louis Barrow
Nickname(s):
the Brown Bomber
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Champion heavyweight boxer. Congressional Gold Medal 1982. Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1969. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1955. International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2007. National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2002. Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame 2014.

John Herrington

Real/Birth Name:
John Herrington
Gender:
Male
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut. Missions: STS-113. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 2001.

Jud Heathcote

Real/Birth Name:
George Melvin Heathcote
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

College team was Washington State University. Coached teams University of Montana, Michigan State University. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 2000. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2009. Inland Northwest Sports Hall of Fame. State of Washington Sports Hall of Fame 2009. MSU Athletics Hall of Fame 2001. Washington State University Athletic Hall of Fame 1990. Grizzly Athletics Hall of Fame 1996.

Julie Krone

Real/Birth Name:
Julieann Louise Krone
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The first female jockey to win a Triple Crown race at the Belmont Stakes in 1993. National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame 2000. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 2005. National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame 1999. National Women's Hall of Fame.

Kiki Cuyler

Real/Birth Name:
Hazen Shirley Cuyler
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
51
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Outfielder. Team Pittsburgh Pirates. Nickname pronounced "Kigh-kigh" from Cuy in his last name. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1968. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1963.

Kirk Gibson

Real/Birth Name:
Kirk Harold Gibson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Outfielder (baseball) and All-American wide receiver in college football team Michigan State University. MLB teams Detroit Tigers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Kansas City Royals, Pittsburgh Pirates. Manager, baseball teams Detroit Tigers, Arizona Diamondbacks. College Football Hall of Fame 2017. Major League Baseball Manager of the Year Award 2011. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1999. MSU Athletics Hall of Fame 1994. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6807 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with team team: Los Angeles Dodgers; ceremony: 20 June 2008.
A star at 6807 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with team team: Los Angeles Dodgers; ceremony: 20 June 2008.

Lem Barney

Real/Birth Name:
Lemuel Joseph Barney
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Cornerback. Teams Jackson State University, Detroit Lions. Black College Football Hall of Fame 2011. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1985. Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum 1986. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1992. Southwestern Athletic Conference Hall of Fame 1992. Jackson State University Sports Hall of Fame 1983.

Leon Hart

Real/Birth Name:
Leon Joseph Hart
Gender:
Male
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.

Lloyd Carr

Real/Birth Name:
Lloyd Henty Carr Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coach, team University of Michigan. College Football Hall of Fame 2011. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 2011. Paul "Bear" Bryant Award 1997. Rose Bowl Hall of Fame 2013. Woody Hayes Trophy 1997. George Munger Award 1997. Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Award 2007. Walter Camp Coach of the Year Award 1997.

Lou Creekmur

Real/Birth Name:
Louis Creekmur
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Left offensive tackle/guard. Team Detroit Lions. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 2003. National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame 2001. New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 1999. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1996. Virginia Sports Hall of Fame 1989.

Magic Johnson

Real/Birth Name:
Earvin Johnson Jr.
Also Known As:
Earvin 'Magic' Johnson
Nickname(s):
Magic
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Younger than Cookie Johnson by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Height 6' 9". Team Los Angeles Lakers. Prucer, movies Obsessed, Brown Sugar. Contracted HIV, revealed in 1991. Co-owner of the L.A. Dodgers. California Sports Hall of Fame 2007. MSU Athletics Hall of Fame 1992. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1998. International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2009. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2002. California Hall of Fame 2011. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1987. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1989. Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award 2014. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7018 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 21 June 2001.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Mauri Rose

Real/Birth Name:
Maurice Rose
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Indianapolis 500 racer, won 3 times. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame. International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2007. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1994. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1972. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1996.

Mickey Cochrane

Real/Birth Name:
Gordon Stanley Cochrane
Nickname(s):
Black Mike
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Catcher. Teams Philadelphia Athletics, Detroit Tigers. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1956. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1947. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2007. Phillies Wall of Fame 1982.

Micki King

Real/Birth Name:
Maxine Joyce King
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Competitive diver and diving coach. Olympic gold medal winner at the 1972 Summer Olympics in the three meter springboard event. Retired from the US Air Force with the rank of colonel. International Swimming Hall of Fame 1978. International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1983. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1993. University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor 1986. United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1992.

Muddy Waters

Real/Birth Name:
McKinley Morganfield
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70, 26 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987. Blues Hall of Fame 1980. Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame. Guitar Center RockWalk 2005. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1992. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame 2015.

Paul Krause

Real/Birth Name:
Paul James Krause
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Safety. Teams Washington Redskins, Minnesota Vikings. Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County Sports Hall of Fame 2004. Iowa Sports Hall of Fame 1985. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 2005. Minnesota Vikings Ring of Honor 1998. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1998. Senior Bowl Hall of Fame 1999.

Pete Dawkins

Real/Birth Name:
Peter Miller Dawkins
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Heisman Trophy 1958, team United States Military Academy, as halfback. Ran for the Senate as a Republican, failed. Brigadier General in the Army. College Football Hall of Fame 1975. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1987. Maxwell Award 1958. Academic All-America Hall of Fame 1988. Walter Camp Man of the Year 1975.

Pete Elliott

Real/Birth Name:
Peter R. Elliott
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Bump Elliott by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Head coach for teams University of Nebraska, University of California, University of Illinois, University of Miami. University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor 1986. College Football Hall of Fame 1994. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1983.

Red Berenson

Real/Birth Name:
Gordon Arthur Berenson
Nickname(s):
The Red Baron
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Teams Omaha Knights, Michigan Wolverines, Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers, St. Louis Blues, Detroit Red Wings, Quebec Aces. Coach, teams St. Louis Blues, Buffalo Sabres, University of Michigan. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1996. St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame 2009. St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame 2014. University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor 1983.

Reggie McKenzie

Real/Birth Name:
Reginald McKenzie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guard. Teams University of Michigan, Buffalo Bills, Seattle Seahawks. College Football Hall of Fame 2002. Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame 2016. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1994. University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor 2004.

Robin Roberts (baseball)

Real/Birth Name:
Robin Evans Roberts
Gender:
Male
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 Penske

Real/Birth Name:
Roger S. Penske
Gender:
Male
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.

Ron Kramer

Real/Birth Name:
Ronald J. Kramer
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Teams Green Bay Packers, Detroit Lions. College Football Hall of Fame 1978. Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame 1975. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1971. University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor 1979.

Rudy Tomjanovich

Real/Birth Name:
Rudolph Tomjanovich Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 6' 8". Forward, team University of Michigan, San Diego / Houston Roclets. Coach teams Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers. Olympic Gold Medal 1992. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1995. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor 1979.

Sam Crawford

Real/Birth Name:
Samuel Earl Crawford
Nickname(s):
Wahoo Sam
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Outfield. Teams Cincinnati Reds, Detroit Tigers. Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame 1968. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1958. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1957.

Schoolboy Rowe

Real/Birth Name:
Lynwood Thomas Rowe
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50, 3 days before his 51st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 6' 4". Pitcher, team Detroit Tigers, Philadelphia Phillies. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1961. Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1962.

Sparky Anderson

Real/Birth Name:
George Lee Anderson
Nickname(s):
Sparky
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Managed teams Detroit Tigers, Cincinnati Reds. National Baseball Hall of Fame 2000. Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame 2000. Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame 2007. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1992. Major League Baseball Manager of the Year Award 1984. Major League Baseball Manager of the Year Award 1987.

Tom Harmon

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Dudley Harmon
Nickname(s):
Old 98
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Elyse Knox, until he died.
Younger than Elyse Knox by 1 year.
grandfather of
father of
father of
father of
grandfather of
grandfather of
grandfather of
grandfather of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Heisman Trophy 1940, team University of Michigan, as halfback. Pilot in World War II, surviving two crashes. Teams New York Americans, Los Angeles Rams. Sports announcer/commentator. Movies Harmon of Michigan, Sweetheart of Sigma Chi, Bonzo Goes to College. College Football Hall of Fame 1954. University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor 1978. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1962. Maxwell Award 1940. Indiana Football Hall of Fame. Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame 1992. Walter Camp Distinguished American Award 1983.

Turkey Stearnes

Real/Birth Name:
Norman Thomas Stearnes
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Negro Leagues team Detroit Stars. Prolific home run hitter. Led his league in home runs 6 seasons. National Baseball Hall of Fame 2000. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 2007.

Ty Cobb

Real/Birth Name:
Tyrus Raymond Cobb
Nickname(s):
the Georgia Peach
Gender:
Male
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 Detroit Tigers. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1936. First man inducted 1936. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1964. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1955.

Virgil Trucks

Real/Birth Name:
Virgil Oliver Trucks
Also Known As:
Fire Trucks
Nickname(s):
Fire
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
95, 34 days before his 96th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher and coach. Teams Detroit Tigers, St. Louis Browns, Chicago White Sox, Kansas City Athletics, New York Yankees. Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1974. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1985.

Willie Heston

Real/Birth Name:
William Martin Heston
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85, his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Halfback,teams San Jose State Normal School, University of Michigan, Canton Bulldogs. In the first Rose Bowl game on January 1, 1902, he rushed for 170 yards on 18 carries, a record for 59 years. Coach, teams Drake University, North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. College Football Hall of Fame 1954. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1955. University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor 1979.

Wish Egan

Real/Birth Name:
Aloysius Jerome Egan
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Pitcher, team St. Louis Cardinals 1905-1906. Scout and coach for team Detroit Tigers 1910-1950. Nickname from Aloysius. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1960.

Yale Lary

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Yale Lary
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Safety, punter, return specialist. Teams Texas A&M University, Detroit Lions. Texas House of Representatives, as a Democrat, from 1959 to 1963. American Football Kicking Hall of Fame 2010. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1988. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1979. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2013.
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