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Geno Auriemma

Geno Auriemma

In August 1985, Geno Auriemma was hired to be the head coach of the women’s basketball team at the University of Connecticut. Until then, the Huskies only had one winning season in school history. Since then, UConn has rattled off eight...

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Charles Atlas

Charles Atlas

The father of modern-day bodybuilding—and the ultimate self-made man. “I turned myself from a 97-pound weakling into the World’s Most Developed Man … and I can change your body, too.” Charles Atlas, in ad promoting Atlas, Ltd. Fitness Program Any...

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Eddie Arcaro

Eddie Arcaro

One of only two jockeys to win the Kentucky Derby five times, Arcaro also won the Preakness a record six times and tied with Jimmy McLaughlin for most wins in the Belmont (six). Thoroughbred horse racing Hall of Fame jockey, Arcaro won more...

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Vito Antuofermo

Vito Antuofermo

Born in Italy, Vito Antuofermo was raised in the town of Palo del Colle, near the city of Bari. He was already a teenager when his family moved to the United States, but by that time, Antuofermo had his mind made up that he wanted to be a...

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Johnny Antonelli

Johnny Antonelli

A five-time All Star and 1954 National League Pitcher of the Year, John Antonelli enjoyed success on the mound during twelve seasons in the MLB. The proud son of Italian immigrants, Antonelli was born in Rochester, New York. During high school in...

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Sammy Angott

Sammy Angott

A game and willing fighter, unafraid to fight everyone from featherweights to welterweights, Sammy Angott proved one of the toughest customers in boxing. An awkward but effective fighter, Sammy Angott fought in multiple divisions during the 1930s...

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John Andretti

John Andretti

Andretti is a name synonymous with the sport of auto racing, and John Andretti is welcomed as the family’s third member into the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame joining his uncle, Mario, and his cousin, Michael. John’s father, Aldo...

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Michael Andretti

Michael Andretti

A second-generation champion and one of the great drivers in history, taking wins in a variety of different cars, from go-karts to CART. Michael Andretti was introduced to racing upon his birth in 1962, as the son of legendary racer Mario...

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Mario Andretti

Mario Andretti

“If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough.” -Mario Andretti Andretti’s love of racing began at the age of 14, when he witnessed racer Alberto Ascari compete in Italy’s Mille Miglia. He grew up to eclipse his hero as...

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