Carmen Basilio

Carmen Basilio

One of the toughest, most-decorated, and best-loved boxing champions of the 1950s. A boxer unafraid to take on the toughest foes in his division, Carmen Basilio crafted a fine record during one of the toughest ages in boxing history. With 56 wins...

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Tom Barrasso

Tom Barrasso

Tom Barrasso was drafted as the fifth overall choice in the 1983 NHL Entry Draft by the Buffalo Sabres. At the time, Barrasso was the highest drafted goalie in history, and he didn’t disappoint. Immediately, the 18-year-old Barrasso made an...

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Ray Barbuti

Ray Barbuti

An athlete who divided his passions equally – and triumphantly – between All-American football and Olympic track and field. Born June 6, 1905 in Brooklyn, New York, Ray Barbuti developed a hometown toughness at an early age, and parlayed this...

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Sal Bando

Sal Bando

A born leader and brazen hitter, “Captain Sal” enjoyed a 16-year career with the Oakland A’s and Milwaukee Brewers. Sal Bando’s reputation for team leadership earned him the nickname Captain Sal – and, at times, also earned him the consternation...

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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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