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Claim To Fame : Sports Figures

6,114 memorials found


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Walter Camp

7 Apr 1859 – 14 Mar 1925

Professional Football Coach. He is known as the "Father of...

New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA

Ty Cobb

18 Dec 1886 – 17 Jul 1961

Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player. Ranks as one of...

Royston, Franklin County, Georgia, USA

Maureen “Mo” Connolly

17 Sep 1934 – 21 Jun 1969

Professional Tennis Player. Born in San Diego, California, she...

Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA

James “Gentleman Jim” Corbett

1 Sep 1866 – 18 Feb 1933

Professional Boxer. Heavyweight Champion of the World from 1892...

Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA

Dizzy Dean

16 Jan 1910 – 17 Jul 1974

Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player, Broadcaster. He was...

Bond, Stone County, Mississippi, USA

Jack Dempsey

24 Jun 1895 – 31 May 1983

Professional Boxer. Nicknamed "The Manassa Mauler", he was...

Southampton, Suffolk County, New York, USA

Ralph DePalma

19 Dec 1882 – 31 Mar 1956

Race Car Driver. From 1911 until 1925 he competed in 10...

Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA

Jim “Sunny” Fitzsimmons

23 Jul 1874 – 11 Mar 1966

Horse Trainer. Born July 23, 1874, in Brooklyn, New York, he went...

Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA

Bob Fitzsimmons

26 May 1863 – 22 Oct 1917

Professional Boxer. Born in England, as a youth he worked as a...

Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA

Frankie Frisch

9 Sep 1898 – 12 Mar 1973

Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player. He started his career...

Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA

Lou Gehrig

19 Jun 1903 – 2 Jun 1941

Legendary Baseball Player. Despite his numerous baseball...

Valhalla, Westchester County, New York, USA

Robert “Lefty” Grove

6 Mar 1900 – 22 May 1975

Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player. Played 17 seasons with...

Frostburg, Allegany County, Maryland, USA

Walter Hagen

21 Dec 1892 – 5 Oct 1969

Hall of Fame Professional Golfer. The first practitioner of his...

Southfield, Oakland County, Michigan, USA

Ray Harroun

12 Jan 1879 – 19 Jan 1968

Race Car Driver Pioneer. Born in in Spartansburg, Pennsylvania,...

Anderson, Madison County, Indiana, USA

John William Heisman

25 Oct 1869 – 3 Oct 1936

Pioneer Coach, Author. He was an innovator and developer of...

Rhinelander, Oneida County, Wisconsin, USA

Gil Hodges

4 Apr 1924 – 2 Apr 1972

Major League Baseball Player. Played first base for the Brooklyn...

Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA

William Ambrose Hulbert

23 Oct 1832 – 10 Apr 1882

Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Executive. Regarded as a...

Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA

Lew “Sweetswatter” Jenkins

4 Dec 1916 – 30 Oct 1981

Welterweight boxer. A hard-hitter from Milburn, Texas, Jenkins...

Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA

Bobby Jones

17 Mar 1902 – 18 Dec 1971

Hall of Fame Golfer. Though his career was brief, and while he...

Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA

Kenesaw Mountain Landis

20 Nov 1866 – 25 Nov 1944

Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Commissioner, U.S. Federal...

Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA

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