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Bobby Jones

Bobby Jones

“The secret of golf is to turn three shots into two.” – Bobby Jones Bobby Jones Biography Robert Tyre Jones Jr. was born on 17 March 1902 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA to parents Clara Thomas and Robert Purmedus Jones. The Jones family spent their summer vacation time at the East Lake Country Club in Atlanta where Bobby became interested in ...

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Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson Biography Jack Roosevelt Robinson, known as Jackie, was born on 31 January 1919 in Cairo, Georgia, USA. He was the last of five children born into a family of sharecroppers which meant they worked the land for a landowner in return for a share of the crops they produced. Jackie’s middle name was given to him in honour ...

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Joe DiMaggio

Joe DiMaggio

Joe DiMaggio Biography There are some names that are almost synonymous with baseball.  Names like Mickey Mantle, Babe Ruth, Reggie Jackson, and Joe DiMaggio.  The eleven time all star DiMaggio is truly one of the greatest players ever, but he was also much more.  Though he died in 1999, his legacy still lives on through the Give It All movement. ...

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Bill Shankly

Bill Shankly

Bill Shankly Biography First things first. Whenever I mention football in this episode, and especially for those of you outside Europe, I am talking about soccer, not American Football, and it is the football which has always been an institution in Europe, particularly in England. Many people believe the modern version of the sport was invented in England with the ...

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Rocky Marciano

Rocky Marciano

Rocky Marciano Biography The eye of the tiger burned brighter in the body of the 190lb heavyweight prizefighter from Brockton, Massachusetts than almost any other fighter in history. Born on September 1, 1923, Rocky Marciano was thought to be too short and too light to have a career in boxing. Defying expectations, he went on to hold the heavyweight boxing ...

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