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Fidel La Barba

Unquestionably, Fidel La Barba was one of the most unique, unpredictable champions in the history of boxing – no small feat for this spry flyweight. La Barba was the first and only boxing champion to renounce his title to attend college. La Barba...

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Daryl Lamonica

The “Mad Bomber’’ blew apart defenses with his long touchdown passes. Daryl Lamonica was born July 17, 1941 in Fresno, California. After a standout collegiate career at Notre Dame University, he joined the Buffalo Bills of the American Football...

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Lou Lamoriello

As President, CEO and general manager of the New Jersey Devils, Lou Lamoriello has been in charge of one of the NHL’s most storied franchises since 1987, the longest reign of any general manager with one club in the sport’s history. Under...

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Jake LaMotta

An intense competitor and feared contender, Jake “The Bronx Bull” LaMotta was one of boxing’s most legendary figures. “Jake LaMotta was recognized as having the best chin in boxing over the last 75 years. But there was much more to LaMotta than a...

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Tony LaRussa

A major league manager for more than 20 years in both the American and National Leagues, with the Oakland A’s, the Chicago White Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals.  “I’d rather ride the buses managing in Triple A than be a lawyer.” –Tony LaRussa...

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Tom Lasorda

A legendary manager who led the Dodgers for 20 years. “Guys ask me, don’t I get burned out? How can you get burned out doing something you love? I ask you, have you ever got tired of kissing a pretty girl?” –Tommy Lasorda on major league baseball...

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Hank Lauricella

Francis “Hank” Lauricella was widely known as Mr. Everything during one of the most prominent stretches in University of Tennessee Football history. By his 1950 sophomore campaign, Lauricella called all the plays as the tailback and also played...

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Dante Lavelli

A sure-handed end and original Cleveland Brown who made All-AAFC and NFL All-Pro during his memorable career. Dante Lavelli was born February 23, 1923 in Hudson, Ohio. His illustrious football career got off to a stunted start at Ohio State...

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Tony Lazzeri

Lazzeri had brief stints with the Chicago Cubs, Brooklyn Dodgers, and New York Giants, but most of his 14-year career came donning the Yankee pinstripes. Tony Lazzeri was an important member of “Murderer’s Row,” the tough Yankee lineup of the...

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