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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Nino Benvenuti

Nino Benvenuti

A former champion, Nino Benvenuti is considered by many, including noted boxing writer Brian Doogan, to be the greatest boxer ever to come from Italy. As an amateur welterweight boxer, he won the Italian title in 1956-60, the European title in...

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Joe Bellino

Joe Bellino

Kicker, punter, All-American and Heisman Trophy-winning halfback. Born March 13, 1938, in Winchester, Massachusetts, Joe Bellino gained attention at the US Naval Academy, where he was a starting halfback for three years. The 5’9″, 180-pound...

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Gary Beban

Gary Beban

One of the great quarterbacks in college football history, Gary Beban returned UCLA to gridiron glory in the late 1960s. Gary Beban became the varsity quarterback of the UCLA Bruins during a lean cycle. But as the starter, from 1965-67, Beban...

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Mark Bavaro

Mark Bavaro

A prototype for the modern NFL tight end with two trips to the Super Bowl on his resume. A mainstay on the New York Giants during the 1986 and 1990 Super Bowl champion seasons, few tight ends in NFL history can match Mark Bavaro’s overall skills...

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Bat Battalino

Bat Battalino

A whirlwind of energy and intensity in the ring, Batt Battalino was a slugging featherweight who took on all comers. Though given the name Christopher at birth, Battling Battalino was a fitting nickname for this champ, who ran an up an impressive...

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