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Jason Sehorn

Jason Heath Sehorn (born April 15, 1971) is a former American football cornerback who played professionally in the National Football League (NFL) for the New York Giants from 1994 to 2002 and St. Louis Rams in 2003. He played college football at the University of Southern California (USC). Sehorn has the distinction of being one of the very few white cornerbacks in the NFL.

Hughie Jennings

Hugh Ambrose Jennings (April 2, 1869 – February 1, 1928) was an American professional baseball player, coach and manager from 1891 to 1925. Jennings was a leader, both as a batter and as a shortstop, with the Baltimore Orioles teams that won National League championships in 1894, 1895, and 1896. During those three seasons, Jennings had 355 runs batted in and hit .335, .386, and .401. Jennings was a fiery, hard-nosed player who was not afraid to be hit by a pitch to get on base. In 1896, he was hit by pitches 51 times – a major league record that has never been broken. Jennings also holds the career record for being hit by pitches with 287, with Craig Biggio (who retired in 2007) holding the modern-day career record of 285. Jennings also played on the Brooklyn Superbas teams that won National League pennants in 1899 and 1900. From 1907 to 1920, Jennings was the manager of the Detroit Tigers, where he was known for his colorful antics, hoots, whistles, and his famous shouts of “Ee-Yah” from the third base coaching box. Jennings suffered a nervous breakdown in 1925 that forced him to leave Major League Baseball. He died in 1928 and was posthumously inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1945.

Paul Hines

Paul Aloysius Hines (March 1, 1855 – July 10, 1935) was an American center fielder in professional baseball who played in the National Association and Major League Baseball from 1872 to 1891. Born in Virginia, he is credited with winning baseball’s first triple crown in 1878; the accomplishment was not noted at the time, as runs batted in would not be counted until years later, home runs were rare and home run leadership obscure, and Abner Dalrymple was then erroneously recognized as the batting champion. There is some controversy over whether Hines was also the first player to turn an unassisted triple play, since it was an 8-8-4 Triple Play.
Hines probably practiced with the original Washington Nationals or played on its junior team before joining the National Association with that club in 1872. When the original Chicago White Stockings resumed play in 1874, the teenage Hines played every game, usually in center field. He remained with the club four seasons, including the inaugural National League championship season of 1876, and then played eight seasons for the Providence Grays from 1878 to 1885, that club’s entire major league association including two more pennants. He remained an everyday major league center fielder through two seasons for a new Washington Nationals club and one for the Indianapolis Hoosiers, shifting to first base for a second Indianapolis season in 1889. He returned to center field with gradually declining playing time for the Pittsburgh Alleghenys, Boston Beaneaters and Washington Statesmen in 1890 and 1891. He finished his professional career splitting 1896 between Burlington, Iowa and Mobile, Alabama at age 41.
During the first five NL seasons, from 1876 through 1880, Hines had more base hits than any other player, and he retired third to Cap Anson and Jim O’Rourke with 1,884 career hits in the majors. He also remained among the top 10 major league career home run hitters as late as 1887. His total of 16 seasons as a major league team’s primary center fielder was not surpassed until Tris Speaker and Ty Cobb in 1925.
Hines died at age 80 in Hyattsville, Maryland, deaf and blind. His hearing had been impaired in the 1880s if not earlier.

Don Cooper

Donald James Cooper (born January 15, 1957) is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball and the current pitching coach of the Chicago White Sox.

Pete Kozma

Peter Michael “Pete” Kozma (born April 11, 1988) is an American professional baseball shortstop in the New York Yankees organization. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cardinals selected him in the first round of the 2007 amateur draft from Owasso High School in Oklahoma, and he made his MLB debut for them on May 18, 2011. He is 6 feet 0 inches (1.83 m), weighs 170 pounds (77 kg), and bats and throws right-handed.
A sure-handed defender with excellent range and throwing arm, Kozma primarily plays shortstop. In the 2012 National League Division Series against the Washington Nationals, his hit in the deciding game drove in the go-ahead run and allowed the Cardinals to advance to the National League Championship Series.

Sean Rodriguez

Sean John Rodriguez (born April 26, 1985) is an American professional baseball utility player for the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Tampa Bay Rays, and Pittsburgh Pirates. While primarily a second baseman, Rodriguez has started at every position in his MLB career except for catcher and pitcher.

Rod Dedeaux

Raoul Martial “Rod” Dedeaux (February 17, 1914 – January 5, 2006) was an American college baseball coach who compiled what is widely recognized as among the greatest records of any coach in the sport’s amateur history.
Dedeaux was the head baseball coach at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles for 45 seasons, and retired at age 72 in 1986. His teams won 11 national titles (College World Series), including a record five straight (1970–1974), and 28 conference championships. Dedeaux was named Coach of the Year six times by the Collegiate Baseball Coaches Association and was inducted into its Hall of Fame in 1970. He was named “Coach of the Century” by Collegiate Baseball magazine, and was one of the ten initial inductees to the College Baseball Hall of Fame.

John Chase (ice hockey)

John Peirce Chase (June 12, 1906 – April 1, 1994) was an American ice hockey player and coach who competed in the 1932 Winter Olympics.
In 1932 he was a member of the American ice hockey team, which won the silver medal. He played all six matches and scored four goals.
He was inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in 1973.
He was the 1932 Harvard University Man at the Plate (baseball). He played three seasons for Harvard’s baseball team (1926–1928).

Sam White (baseball)

Samuel Lambeth White (August 23, 1893 – November 11, 1929) was a Major League Baseball player. White played in only one game, for the Boston Braves in the 1919 season; he batted 0 for 1. He batted left-handed and threw right-handed.
White was born in Kinsley, England, and died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he was interred in Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Ryan Kurtzer

Ryan Kurtzer, born in Suffolk, England, is an International Baseball player who plays for the Great Britain national baseball team. He is the first and only GB baseball player to play at all levels (Juveniles, Cadets and Juniors) while not residing in Britain.

Charley Jones

Charles Wesley Jones (born Benjamin Wesley Rippay on April 30, 1852 – June 6, 1911) was an American left fielder in the National Association and Major League Baseball who hit 56 home runs and batted .298 during his twelve-year career. Born in Alamance County, North Carolina, he played for several teams: the Keokuk Westerns, Hartford Dark Blues, Cincinnati Reds (NL), Chicago White Stockings, Boston Red Caps, Cincinnati Red Stockings (AA), New York Metropolitans, and Kansas City Cowboys. A popular but controversial player, despite his hitting ability he never played for a league champion.
His best period was from 1883 to 1885, when he hit 22 home runs, had 186 RBI, and batted .310. Through the first nine seasons of the major leagues’ existence, Jones held the career record for home runs, despite missing two of those seasons (1881–82) as a result of being blackballed from the sport. In 1887, he dropped to 4th place. By 1889, he was just tenth, and by 1890 he was no longer among the top ten.

Ira Davenport (athlete)

Ira Nelson Davenport (October 13, 1887 – July 17, 1941) was a track athlete, American football and baseball player, and coach in the United States. He competed in the 1912 Summer Olympics held in Stockholm, Sweden in the 800 metres where he won the bronze medal. In the 400 metres event he was eliminated in the semi-finals. He also competed for the United States in the exhibition baseball tournament in Stockholm. Davenport ran track and played football at the University of Chicago. He served as the head football coach at Columbia College in Dubuque, Iowa, now known as Loras College, from 1920 to 1921. Davenport was later the general manager and treasurer of the Dubuque Boat and Boiler Works.

Waite Hoyt

Waite Charles Hoyt (September 9, 1899 – August 25, 1984) was an American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball, one of the dominant pitchers of the 1920s, and the most successful pitcher for the New York Yankees during that decade. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1969.

Eric Bolling

Eric Thomas Bolling (born March 2, 1963) is an American television personality and author who specializes in financial news and political commentary. He, along with Katherine Timpf and Eboni Williams, co-hosts The Fox News Specialists, a new show that premiered on Fox News on May 1, 2017. Bolling was a co-host of Fox News Channel’s The Five at its inception, until it moved to primetime on April 24, 2017. He has occupied numerous roles as a commentator on financial issues for television, most notably for Fox News. Bolling took over as host of the Fox Business Channel news program Cashin’ In, replacing fellow FBC anchor Cheryl Casone, who hosted the program from September 2009 until January 2013. In 2016, Bolling published his first literary work Wake Up America, which became a New York Times best seller. In 2017 he followed this up The Swamp: Washington’s Murky Pool of Corruption and Cronyism and How Trump Can Drain It.

Johnny Pesky

John Michael “Johnny” Pesky (born John Michael Paveskovich; February 27, 1919 – August 13, 2012), nicknamed “The Needle” and “Mr. Red Sox”, was an American professional baseball player, manager and coach. He was a shortstop and third baseman during a ten-year major league playing career, appearing in 1,270 games played in 1942 and from 1946 to 1954 for three different teams. He missed the 1943–45 seasons while serving in World War II. Pesky was associated with the Boston Red Sox for 61 of his 73 years in baseball—from 1940 through June 3, 1952, 1961 through 1964, and from 1969 until his death. Pesky also managed the Red Sox from 1963 to 1964, and in September 1980.
A left-handed hitter who threw right-handed, Pesky was a tough man for pitchers to strike out. He was the first American League (AL) player to score 6 runs in a 9 inning game. As a hitter, he specialized in getting on base, leading the AL in base hits three times—his first three seasons in the majors, in which he collected over 200 hits each year—and was among the top ten in on-base percentage six times while batting .307 in 4,745 at bats as a major leaguer. He was also an excellent bunter who led the league in sacrifice hits in 1942. He was a teammate and close friend of Ted Williams, Bobby Doerr and Dom DiMaggio, as chronicled in The Teammates by David Halberstam.

Edd Roush

Edd J. Roush (May 8, 1893 – March 21, 1988) was a Major League Baseball player who was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962. He played the majority of his career at center field, and had his best years with the Cincinnati Reds.

Nolan North

Nolan Ramsey North (born October 31, 1970) is an American actor. His voice work includes characters such as Nathan Drake from the Uncharted series, Desmond Miles from the Assassin’s Creed video game series, Ghost from the Bungie title Destiny, the Penguin in the Batman: Arkham video game franchise, Cpt. Martin Walker in Spec Ops: The Line, David in The Last of Us, several characters in various pieces of Marvel media (most popularly Deadpool), Superboy in Young Justice, himself in Saints Row IV, and Edward Richtofen in the Call of Duty Zombies storyline.

Heath Bell

Heath Justin Bell (born September 29, 1977) is an American former professional baseball relief pitcher. As a closer with the San Diego Padres from 2009 to 2011, Bell was a three-time All-Star and twice won the Rolaids Relief Man Award. He was also awarded the DHL Delivery Man of the Year Award and The Sporting News Reliever of the Year Award.

Ron Roenicke

Ronald Jon Roenicke (/ˈrɛnᵻki/ REN-i-kee; born August 19, 1956) is an American former professional baseball player and manager. He is the current third base coach of the Los Angeles Angels. He was previously the manager of the Milwaukee Brewers and a coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He is also the younger brother of former Montreal Expos and Baltimore Orioles outfielder Gary Roenicke. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Dodgers, Seattle Mariners, San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants, Philadelphia Phillies and Cincinnati Reds.

Jim Abbott

James Anthony Abbott (born September 19, 1967) is a former Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher who played despite having been born without a right hand. He played ten seasons in MLB for the California Angels, New York Yankees, Chicago White Sox, and Milwaukee Brewers, from 1989 to 1999.

Chris Brown (baseball)

John Christopher Brown (August 15, 1961 – December 26, 2006) was an American third baseman in Major League Baseball during the 1980s, most notably with the San Francisco Giants.

Mike Mussina

Michael Cole Mussina (born December 8, 1968), nicknamed Moose, is a former Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher. Mussina played for the Baltimore Orioles (1991–2000) and the New York Yankees (2001–2008).
Mussina spent his entire career in the competitive and high-scoring American League East, won at least 11 games in 17 consecutive seasons – an American League record – and recorded a career .638 winning percentage. Among pitchers, he ranks 33rd in all-time wins (270), 33rd in games started (535), 66th in innings pitched (3,562.2), and 19th in strikeouts (2,813). A five-time All-Star and seven-time Gold Glove winner, Mussina’s consistency resulted in six top-five finishes in the voting for his league’s Cy Young Award.

Ben Zobrist

Benjamin Thomas “Ben” Zobrist (/ˈzoʊbrɪst/; born May 26, 1981), nicknamed Zorilla, is an American professional baseball second baseman and outfielder for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays / Rays, his first MLB club and where he spent the majority of his career, and briefly for the Oakland Athletics and Kansas City Royals. A two-time World Series champion in consecutive seasons of 2015 with the Royals and 2016 with the Cubs, Zobrist was the 2016 World Series Most Valuable Player.
A versatile defender and a switch-hitter with a high walk rate, Zobrist has played roughly half his innings at second base, and has also spent significant time at shortstop and in right field. Thus, he has been often been referred to as a “super utility player”.

Cory Wade

Cory Nathaniel Wade (born May 28, 1983) is an American former professional baseball relief pitcher. He played in Major League Baseball with the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees.

Davey Johnson

David Allen “Davey” Johnson (born January 30, 1943) is an American former professional baseball player and manager. He played for the Baltimore Orioles (1965–1972), Atlanta Braves (1973–1975), Yomiuri Giants (1975–1976), Philadelphia Phillies (1977–1978) and Chicago Cubs (1978). He has managed the New York Mets (1984–1990), Cincinnati Reds (1993–1995), Orioles (1996–1997), Los Angeles Dodgers (1999–2000), and Washington Nationals (2011–2013).
Johnson was the starting second baseman for the Orioles when they won four American League (AL) pennants and two World Series championships between 1965 and 1972. He made four All-Star Game appearances and received the Rawlings Gold Glove Award three times. Johnson won the American League’s Manager of the Year Award in 1997 when he led the Baltimore Orioles wire-to-wire to the American League East Division Championship. He won the same award in the National League in 2012 when he led the Nationals to the franchise’s first division title since 1981.
His biggest success as a manager was when he led the Mets to the 1986 World Series title. The ball club captured the National League (NL) East under his watch in 1988. The teams he piloted in the three years from 1995 to 1997 all made it to their respective League Championship Series – the Cincinnati Reds in 1995 and the Orioles in both 1996 and 1997. He later managed the Dodgers and Nationals.

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