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Claim To Fame : Sports Figures

6,057 memorials found


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Walter Camp

7 Apr 1859 – 14 Mar 1925

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

Ty Cobb

18 Dec 1886 – 17 Jul 1961

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

Maureen “Mo” Connolly

17 Sep 1934 – 21 Jun 1969

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

James “Gentleman Jim” Corbett

1 Sep 1866 – 18 Feb 1933

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

Dizzy Dean

16 Jan 1910 – 17 Jul 1974

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

Jack Dempsey

24 Jun 1895 – 31 May 1983

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

Ralph DePalma

19 Dec 1882 – 31 Mar 1956

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

Jim “Sunny” Fitzsimmons

23 Jul 1874 – 11 Mar 1966

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

Bob Fitzsimmons

26 May 1863 – 22 Oct 1917

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

Frankie Frisch

9 Sep 1898 – 12 Mar 1973

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

Lou Gehrig

19 Jun 1903 – 2 Jun 1941

Legendary Baseball Player. Despite his numerous baseball...

Robert “Lefty” Grove

6 Mar 1900 – 22 May 1975

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

Walter Hagen

21 Dec 1892 – 5 Oct 1969

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

Ray Harroun

12 Jan 1879 – 19 Jan 1968

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

John William Heisman

25 Oct 1869 – 3 Oct 1936

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

Gil Hodges

4 Apr 1924 – 2 Apr 1972

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

William Ambrose Hulbert

23 Oct 1832 – 10 Apr 1882

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

Lew “Sweetswatter” Jenkins

4 Dec 1916 – 30 Oct 1981

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

Bobby Jones

17 Mar 1902 – 18 Dec 1971

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

Kenesaw Mountain Landis

20 Nov 1866 – 25 Nov 1944

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

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