Nick Bollettieri

Nick Bollettieri

A world-famous coach who revolutionized the idea of the “tennis academy,” then set his sights on training elite athletes in all disciplines. “Headmaster Bollettieri gives invaluable training tips, marital counseling, pasta recipes...

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Brian Boitano

Brian Boitano

One of the greatest figure skaters in U.S. history, winning Gold in the Olympics and countless national and international titles. “It was as flawless as I could skate.” Brian Boitano, after his Gold Medal in the 1988 Winter Games Brian Boitano...

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Ping Bodie

Ping Bodie

The inspiration for “You Know Me, Al” Ring Lardner’s series of fictional baseball stories. “I and the Liberty Bell are the only attractions in Philadelphia.” –Ping Bodie, during his 1917 stint with Connie Mack and the Athletics Born Francesco...

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Matt Biondi

Matt Biondi

A flawless stroke and stellar stamina translated into multiple Olympic wins and world records for this unrivaled swimmer. Born October 8, 1965, in Palo Alto, California, Matt Biondi’s athletic build and abilities earned him status as one of the...

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Craig Biggio

Craig Biggio

Craig Biggio has done it all in Major League Baseball. He’s a seven-time National League All-Star with four NL Gold Glove Awards. He’s the only player in history to be an All-Star at catcher and second base, has been hit by more pitches than...

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Dan Biasone

Dan Biasone

One of the founders of the NBA, this innovator of hardcourt rules helped change the way the game was played.Daniel Biasone’s improvements to the game of basketball were significant, with his most important contribution being the conception of the...

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Angelo Bertelli

Angelo Bertelli

The “Springfield Rifle” earned his reputation as one of the most nimble and dexterous ball-handlers in football history. “[Bertelli was] the finest short passer that I’ve ever seen in the collegiate ranks.” – Johnny Lujack Born June 18, 1921, in...

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Yogi Berra

Yogi Berra

One of the best-loved and greatest catchers of all time—and the most-quoted man in baseball. “I never blame myself when I’m not hitting. I just blame the bat and if it keeps up I change bats … After all, if I know it isn’t my fault that I’m not...

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John Beradino

John Beradino

A major league ballplayer–and a well-loved soap opera star. John Beradino’s mother wanted to see her son’s name in lights; his father wanted him to be a famous ball player. In the end, he would end up living up to both expectations. Beradino...

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