Sports Nicknames



LIST OF SPORTS NICKNAMES
Compiled by Joanne Madden


A

Aaron, Henry Louis (Hank) –  "Hammerin’ Hank"; "Bad Henry"
BASESBALL
Born: February 5, 1934, Mobile, Alabama, U.S.A.






Abbaticchio, Edward James (Ed) - "Batty"
BASEBALL
Born: April 15, 1877, Latrobe, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Died: January 6, 1957, aged 79, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.A.

















Abbott, Leander Franklin (Dan) - "Big Dan"

BASEBALL
Born: March 16, 1862, Portage, Ohio, U.S.A.
Died: February 13, 1930, aged 67, Ottawa Lake, Michigan, U.S.A.




Abel, Sidney Gerald (Sid) –  "Boot Nose"
HOCKEY
Born: February 22, 1918, Melville. Saskatchewan, Canada
Died: February 8, 2000, aged 81, Farmington Hills, Michigan, U.S.A.





















Aber, Albert Julius (Al) - "Lefty"
BASEBALL
Born: July 31, 1937, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A.


















Aberson, Clifford Alexander (Cliff) - "Kif"
BASEBALL
Born: August 28, 1921, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
Died: June 23, 1973, aged 51, Vallejo, California, U.S.A.





















Ables. Harry Terrell - "Hans"
BASEBALL
Born: October 4, 1883, Terrell, Texas, U.S.A.
Died: February 8, 1951, aged 67, San Anotonio, Texas, U.S.A.


















Abstein, William (Bill) - "Big Bill"
BASEBALL
Born: February 2, 1883, St. Louis, Missouri. U.S.A.
Died: April 8, 1940 aged 57, St. Louis Missouri, U.S.A.


















Acker, Thomas James (Tom) – "Shoulders"
BASEBALL
Born: March 7, 1930, Paterson, New Jersey, U.S.A.



















Adair
, James Aubrey (Jimmy) - "Choppy"
BASEBALL
Born: January 25, 1907, Waxahachie, Texas, U.S.A.
Died: December 9, 1982, aged 75, Dallas Texas



















Adams, Charles Benjamin - "Babe"
BASEBALL
Born: May 18, 1882, Tipton, Indiana, U.S.A.
Died: July 27, 1968, aged 86, Silver Spring, Maryland, U.S.A.




















Adams, John James (Jack) - "Jolly Jack"; "Trader Jack"
HOCKEY
Born: June 14, 1895, Fort William, Ontario Canada (now Thunder Bay, Ontario)
Died: May 1, 1968, aged 72, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.




















Adams, Karl Tutwiler - "Rebel"
BASEBALL
Born: August 11, 1891, Columbus, Georgia, U.S.A.
Died: September 17, 1967, aged 76, Everett, Washington, U.S.A.


















Addy, Robert Edward (Bob) - "The Magnet"
BASEBALL
Born: February 1845, Port Hope, Ontario, Canada (Note: Various sources give his birth year as 1842 and 1838).
Died: April 9, 1910, aged 65, Pocatello, Idaho, U.S.A.


















Adkins, Grady Emmett - "Butcher Boy"
BASEBALL
Born: June 29, 1897, Jacksonville, Arkansas, U.S.A.
Died: March 31, 1966, aged 68, Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.A.


















Agganis, Aristotle George (Harry) - "The Golden Greek"
BASEBALL
Born: April 20, 1929, Lynn, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Died: June 27, 1955, aged 26, Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A.




















Agnew
, Samuel Lester (Sam) - "Slam"
BASEBALL
Born: April 12, 1887, Farmington, Missouri, U.S.A.
Died: July 19, 1951, aged 64, Sonoma, California, U.S.A.

















Alexander, Claire - "The Milkman"
HOCKEY
Born: June 16, 1945, Collingwood, Ontario, Canada



















Ali, Muhammad (born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.) – "The Louisville Lip"; "The Louisville Slugger"; "The Greatest"
BOXING
Born: January 17, 1942, Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.A.
Died: June 3, 2016, aged 74, Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S.A.
























Allen, Eric B. – "The Flea"
FOOTBALL
Born May 18, 1949, Georgetown, South Carolina, U.S.A.























Alston
, Rafer Jamel - "Skip to my Lou"
BASKETBALL
Born: July 24, 1976, New York, New York, U.S.A.













Anderson, George Lee – "Sparky"; "Captain Hook"
BASEBALL
Born: February 22, 1934, Bridgewater, South Dakota, U.S.A.
Died: November 4, 2010, aged 76, Thousand Oaks, California, U.S.A.



















Andrews, Ivy Paul – "Poison Ivy"
BASEBALL
Born: May 6, 1907, Dora, Alabama, U.S.A.
Died: November 24, 1970, aged 63, Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.A.























Andrews, Lloyd Bailey Thomas - "Shrimp"

HOCKEY
Born: November 4, 1894, Tillsonburg, Ontario, Canada
Died: November 17, 1974, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.






















Applegate, Frederick Romaine (Fred) - "Snitz"
BASEBALL
Born: May 9, 1879, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Died: April 21, 1968, aged 88, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

















Appling, Lucius Benjamin (Luke) –  "Old Aches and Pains"
BASEBALL
Born: April 2, 1907, High Point, Carolina, U.S.A.
Died: January 3, 1991, aged 83, Cumming, Georgia, U.S.A.








Apps, Charles Joseph Sylvanus (Syl) – "Slippery Syl"
POLE VAULTING, HOCKEY
Born: January 15, 1915, Paris, Ontario, Canada
Died: December 24, 1998, aged 83, Kingston, Ontario, Canada























Arantes do Nascimento, Edison (Edson) - "Pele"
FOOTBALL (SOCCER)
Born: October 23, 1940, Tres Coracoes, Brazil



















Arbour, Alger Joseph (Al) – "Radar"; "3-D"
HOCKEY
Born: November 1, 1932, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
Died: August 28, 2015, aged 82, Sarasota, Florida, U.S.A.
























Archibald, Nathaniel (Nate) - "Tiny"
BASKETBALL
Born: September 2, 1948, The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.A.















Armstrong, George – "The Chief"; "Army"; "Chief Shoot-the-Puck"
HOCKEY
Born: July 6, 1930, Skead, Ontario, Canada

















Arnovich, Morris (Morrie) – "Snooker"
BASEBALL
Born: November 16, 1910, Superior, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
Died July 20, 1959, aged 48, Superior, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
























Arroyo, Luis Enrique (Tite) – "Yo-Yo"
BASEBALL
Born: February 18, 1927, Penuelas, Puerto Rico






















Aurie, Lawrence Henry (Larry) - "Little Dempsey"
HOCKEY
Born: February 8, 1905, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
Died: December 11, 1952, aged 47, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.
















Austin, Albert Woody II (Woody) - "Aquaman"
GOLF
Born: January 27, 1964, Tampa, Florida, U.S.A.












B

Bailey, Abraham Lincoln - "Sweetbread"; "Shortbread"
BASEBALL
Born: February 12, 1895, Joliet, Illinois, U.S.A.
Died: September 27. 1939, aged 44, Joliet, Illinois, U.S.A.


















Bailey. Garnet Edward - "Ace"
HOCKEY
Born: June 13, 1948, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, Canada
Died, September 11, 2001, aged 53, New York, New York, U.S.A.













Bailey, Irvine Wallace – "Ace" 

HOCKEY
Born: July 3, 1903, Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada
Died: April 7, 1992, aged 88, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

























Baker, Thomas Calvin - "Rattlesnake"
BASEBALL
Born: June 11, 1913, Nursery, Texas, U.S.A.
Died: January 3, 1991, Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.A.


















Balboni, Stephen Charles (Steve) – "Bye Bye Balboni"
BASEBALL
Born: January 16, 1957, Brockton, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

















Baldwin, Charles B. - "Lady"
BASEBALL
Born: April 8, 1859, Oramel, New York, U.S.A.
Died: March 7, 1937, aged 77, Hastings, Michigan, U.S.A.



















Balfour, Earl Frederick - "Spider"
HOCKEY
Born: January 4, 1933, Toronto, Ontario, Canada



















Ballard, Harold E. (born Edwin Harold Ballard) – "Pal Hal"
HOCKEY / FOOTBALL OWNER
Born: July 30, 1903, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died: April 11, 1990, aged 86, Toronto, Ontario, Canada



















Banks, Ernest (Ernie) – "Mr. Cub"; "Mr. Sunshine"
BASEBALL
Born: January 31, 1931, Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.
Died: January 23, 2015, aged 83, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.





















Bannon
, James Henry (Jimmy) - "Foxy Grandpa"
BASEBALL
Born: May 5, 1871, Amesbury, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Died: March 24, 1948, aged 76, Glen Rock, New Jersey, U.S.A.




















Bannon
, Thomas Edward (Tom) - "Ward Six"
BASEBALL
Born: May 8, 1869, Amesbury, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Died: January 26, 1950, aged 80, Lynn, Massachusetts, U.S.A.


















Bargnani, Andrea – "Il Mago" (Italian for The Magician)
BASKETBALL
Born: October 26, 1985, Rome, Italy




















Barkley, Charles Wade – "Sir Charles"; "Round Mound of Rebound"
BASKETBALL
Born: February 20, 1963, Leeds, Alabama, U.S.A.























Barrett, William Joseph (Bill) - "Whispering Bill"
BASEBALL
Born: May 28, 1900, Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Died: January 26, 1951, aged 50, Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A.




















Bassett-Seguso, Carling Kathrin – "Darling Carling"
TENNIS
Born: October 9, 1967, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

















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Bathgate, Andrew James (Andy) - "Handy Andy"
HOCKEY
Born: August 28, 1932, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada



















Baun, Robert Neil (Bob) – "Boomer" 
HOCKEY
Born: September 9, 1936, Lanigan, Saskatchewan, Canada
























Bautista, Jose  -  "Joey Bats"
BASEBALL
Born: October 19, 1980, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic





















Beaumont, Clarence Howeth – "Ginger" 
BASEBALL
Born: July 23, 1876, Rochester, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
Died: April 10, 1956, aged 79, Burlington, Wisconsin, U.S.A.




















Beaupre
, Donald William (Don) - "Bobo"; "Donnie Bo"
HOCKEY
Born: September 19, 1961, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada



















Beckenbauer, Franz Anton – "The Kaiser"
FOOTBALL (SOCCER)
Born: September 11, 1945, Munich, Germany






















Becker, Boris - "Boom Boom"
TENNIS
Born: November 22, 1967, Leimen, West Germany



















Beckham, David Robert Joseph – "Becks"; "Spice Boy"
FOOTBALL (SOCCER)
Born: May 2, 1975, Leytonstone, London, England, United Kingdom

























Beckley, Jacob Peter (Jake) – "Eagle Eye"
BASEBALL
Born: August 4, 1867, Hannibal, Missouri, U.S.A.
Died: June 25, 1918, aged 50, Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.A.




















Belfour, Edward John (Ed) – "Eddie the Eagle"; "Crazy Eddie"
HOCKEY
Born: April 21, 1965, Carman, Manitoba, Canada



















Béliveau, Jean Arthur – "Le Gros Bill"
HOCKEY
Born: August 31, 1931, Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada
Died December 2, 2014, aged 83, Montreal, Quebec, Canada























Bell, Wilbur Gary (Gary) – "Ding Dong" 
BASEBALL
Born: November 17, 1936, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A.
























Bell, William Samuel (Bill) – "Ding Dong" 
BASEBALL
Born: October 24, 1933, Goldsboro, North Carolina, U.S.A.
Died: October 11, 1962, aged 28, Durham, North Carolina, U.S.A.
























Bench
, Johnny Lee - "Corkhead"; "Little General"
BASEBALL

Born: December 7, 1947, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S.A.




















Benedict, Clinton Stevenson (Clint) – "Praying Bennie"
HOCKEY
Born: September 26, 1892, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Died: November 12, 1976, aged 84, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada























Bentley, Maxwell Herbert Lloyd (Max) - "Dipsy Doodle Dandy from Delisle"; "The Hat"
HOCKEY
Born: March 1, 1920, Delisle, Saskatchewan, Canada
Died: January 19, 1984, aged 63, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada




















Berra, Lawrence Peter – "Yogi" 
BASEBALL
Born: May 12, 1925, St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A.
Died: September 22, 2015. aged 90, West Caldwell, New Jersey, U.S.A.

























Betts, Markus Lynn - "Mookie"
BASEBALL
Born: October 7, 1992, Nashville, Tennessee, USA



















Beverley, Nicholas Gerald (Nick) - "Slick Nick"
HOCKEY
Born: April 21, 1947, Toronto, Ontario, Canada







Blair, George Johnston - "Dusty"
HOCKEY
Born: September 15, 1929, South Porcupine, Ontario, Canada
Died: July 9, 2010, aged 80, Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada


















Blake, Hector –  "Toe"; "Old Lamplighter"
HOCKEY
Born: August 21, 1912, Victoria Mines, Ontario, Canada
Died: May 17, 1995, aged 82, Montreal, Quebec, Canada








Boivin, Leo Joseph - "Snake Hips"
HOCKEY
Born: August 2, 1932, Prescott, Ontario, Canada

















Boll, Frank Thorman - "Buzz"; "The Fillmore Flash"
HOCKEY
Born: March 6, 1911, Fillmore, Saskatchewan, Canada
Died: January 23, 1990, aged 78, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada


















Bower, John William (Johnny) - "The China Wall"
HOCKEY
Born: November 8, 1924, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada

















Boyd, Dennis Ray – "Oil Can" 
BASEBALL
Born: October 6, 1959, Meridian, Mississippi, U.S.A.
























Bradley, William Warren (Bill) – "Dollar Bill"
BASKETBALL
Born: July 28, 1943, Crystal City, Missouri, U.S.A.






















Brimsek, Francis Charles (Frank) - "Mr. Zero"
HOCKEY
Born: September 26, 1915, Eveleth, Minnesota, U.S.A.
Died: November 11, 1998, aged 83, Virginia, Minnesota, U.S.A.
















Broda, Walter – "Turk" 
HOCKEY
Born: May 15, 1914, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
Died, October 17, 1972, aged 58, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


























Brydson, Glenn Warren - "Swampy"
HOCKEY
Born: November 7, 1910, Swansea, Ontario, Canada
Died: December 8, 1993, aged 83, near Rockwood, Ontario, Canada

















Bryant, Joseph Washington (Joe) - "Jellybean"
BASKETBALL
Born: October 19, 1954, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.













Bryant, Paul William – "Bear" 
FOOTBALL
Born: September 11, 1913, Cleveland County, Arkansas, U.S.A. (near Moro Creek, near the town of Kingsland)
Died: January 26, 1983, aged 69, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, U.S.A.





















Bucyk, John Paul (Johnny) – "The Chief"
HOCKEY
Born: May 12, 1935, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

























Bure, Pavel Vladimirovich  – "The Russian Rocket"
HOCKEY
Born: March 31, 1971, Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union












Burgess, Forrest Harrill – "Smoky"
BASEBALL
Born: February 6, 1927. Caroleen, North Carolina, U.S.A.
Died: September 15, 1991, aged 64, Asheville, North Carolina, U.S.A.
























Burrows, David James (Dave) - "Bone Rack"
HOCKEY
Born: January 11, 1949, Toronto, Ontario, Canada















C

Carey, Max George – "Scoops"
BASEBALL
Born: January 11, 1890, Terre Haute, Indiana, U.S.A.
Died:  May 30, 1976, aged 86, Miami, Florida, U.S.A.






















Carleton, Kenneth Wayne – "Swoop"
HOCKEY
Born: August 4, 1946, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
























Casey, Sean Thomas – "The Mayor"
BASEBALL
Born: July 2, 1974, Willingboro Township, New Jersey, U.S.A.























Cepeda Pennes, Orlando – "Peruchin"  (Spanish for Baby Bull)
BASEBALL
Born: September 17, 1937, Ponce, Puerto Rico






















Cey, Ronald Charles (Ron) – "The Penguin"
BASEBALL
Born: February 15, 1948, Tacoma, Washington, U.S.A.






















Chadwick, Edwin Walter (Ed) – "Easy Ed"
HOCKEY
Born: May 8, 1933, Fergus, Ontario, Canada










Chamberlain, Erwin Groves (Murph) – "Old Hardrock"
HOCKEY
Born: February 14, 1915, Shawville, Quebec, Canada
Died: May 8, 1986, aged 71























Chamberlain, Wilton Norman (Wilt) – "Wilt the Stilt"; "The Big Dipper", "Chairman of the Boards"
BASKETBALL
Born: August 21, 1936, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Died: October 12, 1999, aged 63, Bel Air, California, U.S.A.






















Cheevers, Gerald Michael (Gerry) – "Cheesie"
HOCKEY
Born: December 7, 1940, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada



















Cherry, Donald Stewart (Don) – "Grapes"
HOCKEY
Born: February 5, 1934, Kingston, Ontario, Canada























Chesbro, John Dwight (Jack) – "Happy Jack"
BASEBALL
Born: June 5, 1874, North Adams, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Died: November 6, 1931, aged 57, Conway, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
























Clancy, Francis Michael – "King" 
HOCKEY
Born: February 25, 1903, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Died: November 10, 1986, aged 83, Toronto, Ontario, Canada



















Clemens, William Roger – "Rocket Roger"; "The Rocket Man"
BASEBALL
Born: August 4, 1962, Dayton, Ohio, U.S.A.
























Clemons, Michael Lutrell  (Mike) – "Pinball"
FOOTBALL
Born: January 15, 1965, Dunedin, Florida, U.S.A.

























Cobb, Tyrus Raymond (Ty) – "The Georgia Peach"
BASEBALL
Born: December 18, 1886, Narrows, Georgia, U.S.A.
Died: July 17, 1961, aged 74, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.
























Cochrane, Gordon Stanley (Mickey) - "Black Mike"
BASEBALL
Born: April 6, 1903, Bridgewater, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Died: June 28, 1962, aged 59, Lake Forest, Illinois, U.S.A.




















Coleman, Vincent Maurice (Vince) - "Vincent Van Go"
BASEBALL
Born: September 22, 1961, Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.A.




















Collins, Edward Trowbridge (Eddie) – "Cocky" 
BASEBALL
Born: May 2, 1887, Millerton, New York, U.S.A.
Died: March 25, 1951, aged 63, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

























Comiskey, Charles Albert - "The Old Roman"
BASEBALL
Born: August 15, 1859, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
Died: October 26, 1931, aged 72. Eagle River, Wisconsin, U.S.A.


















Conacher, Lionel Pretoria – "The Big Train"
HOCKEY, FOOTBALL, LACROSSE
Born: May 24, 1902, Toronto, Ontario, Canada   Note: Some sources give Conacher's birth date as May 24, 1900
Died: May 26, 1956, aged 52, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


























Connie Mack - SEE - McGillicuddy, Cornelius Alexander



Cooper, Carson Eric – "Shovel Shot"
HOCKEY
Born: July 17, 1899, Cornwall, Ontario, Canada
Died: July 4, 1955, aged 55






















Corbeau, Bert – "Pig Iron", "Con", "Husky"
HOCKEY
Born: February 9, 1894, Penatanguishene, Ontario, Canada
Died: September 21, 1942, aged 48, boating accident off Beausoleil Island, Georgian Bay, Ontario, Canada
























Cotton, William Harold (Harold) - "Baldy"; "Lucky"
HOCKEY
Born: November 5, 1902, Nanticoke, Ontario, Canada
Died: September 9, 1984, aged 81, Buried at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Campbellford, Ontario, Canada



















Cournoyer, Yvan – "The Roadrunner"
HOCKEY
Born: November 22, 1943, Drummondville, Quebec, Canada






















Crawford, Samuel Earl (Sam) – "Wahoo Sam"
BASEBALL
Born: April 18, 1889, Wahoo, Nebraska, U.S.A.
Died: June 15, 1968, aged 88, Hollywood, California, U.S.A.



















Cream, Arnold Raymond – "Jersey Joe Walcott"
BOXING
Born: January 31, 1914, Merchantville, New Jersey, U.S.A.
Died: February 25, 1994, aged 80, Camden, New Jersey






















Crosby, Sidney Patrick – "Sid the Kid"
HOCKEY
Born: August 7, 1987, Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada


















D


D'Amore, Henry John (Hank) – "Lou Costello"
HOCKEY
Born: July 17, 1917, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
Died: May 12, 1994, aged 76























Dark, Alvin Ralph (Al) - "Blackie", "The Swamp Fox"

BASEBALL
Born: January 7, 1922, Comanche, Oklahoma, U.S.A.




















Darragh, Harold Edward (Harry) - "Howl"
HOCKEY
Born: September 13, 1902, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Died: April 28, 1993, aged 90, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 



















Dawkins, Darryl - "Chocolate Thunder"; "Double D"
BASKETBALL
Born: January 11, 1957, Orlando, Florida, U.S.A.
Died: August 27, 2015, aged 58, Allentown, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.













Dawson, Andre – "The Hawk"
BASEBALL
Born: July 10, 1954, Miami, Florida, U.S.A.






















Day, Clarence Henry – "Happy"; “Hap”
HOCKEY
Born: June 14, 1901, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada
Died: February 17, 1990, aged 88, St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada






















De La Hoya, Oscar – "Golden Boy"
BOXING
Born: February 4, 1973, East Los Angeles, U.S.A.























Dean, Jay Hanna (also known as Jerome Herman) – "Dizzy"
BASEBALL
Born: January 16, 1910, Lucas, Arkansas (Logan County). U.S.A.
Died: July 17, 1974, aged 64, Reno, Nevada, U.S.A.























Dean, Paul Dee – "Daffy" 
BASEBALL
Born: August 14, 1912, Lucas Arkansas (Logan County), U.S.A.
Died: March 17, 1981, aged 68, Springdale, Arkansas, U.S.A.























Delvecchio, Alexander Peter (Alex) – "Fats"
HOCKEY
Born: December 4, 1931, Fort William, Ontario, Canada







De Maesti, Joseph Paul (Joe) - "Froggy"
BASEBALL
Born: December 9, 1928, San Francisco, California, U.S.A.























Dempsey, William Harrison (Jack) – "The Manassa Mauler"; "Kid Blackie"
BOXING
Born: June 24, 1895, Manassa, Colorado, U.S.A.
Died: May 31, 1983, aged 87, New York City, New York, U.S.A.























Derlago, William Anthony (Bill) – "Billy D."
HOCKEY
Born August 25, 1958, Birtle, Manitoba, Canada

























Dice-K - See - Matxuzaka, Daisuke


DiMaggio, Dominic Paul (Dom) - "The Little Professor"
BASEBALL
Born: February 12, 1917, San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
Died:  May 8, 2009, aged 92, Marion, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
























DiMaggio, Joseph Paul (Joe), Jr. – "The Yankee Clipper"; "Joltin’ Joe"
BASEBALL
Born: November 25, 1914, Martinez, California, U.S.A.
Died: March 8, 1999, aged 84, Hollywood, Florida, U.S.A.

























Ditka, Michael Keller (Mike), Jr. – "Iron Mike"
FOOTBALL
Born: October 18, 1939, Carnegie, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

























Donaldson, Joshua Adam (Josh) - "Bringer of Rain"
BASEBALL
Born: December 8, 1985, Pensacola, Florida, U.S.A.
















Dorey, James (Jim) – "Flipper"
HOCKEY
Born: August 17, 1947, Kingston, Ontrio, Canada























Dorohoy, Edward Eli (Eddie) – "The Great Gabbo"; "Pistol"; "Brat"
HOCKEY
Born: March 13, 1929, Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
Died: May 28, 2009, aged 80, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada























Drillon
, Gordon Arthur (Gordie) - "Lefty"
HOCKEY
Born: October 23, 1913, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
Died: September 23, 1986, aged 72, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
















Dryden, Kenneth Wayne (Ken) – "The Thinker"; "Octopus"; "Thieving Giraffe"
HOCKEY
Born: August 8, 1947, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada






















Dupont, André – "Moose"
HOCKEY
Born: July 27, 1949, Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada






















Durelle, Yvon – "The Fighting Fisherman"
BOXING
Born: October 14, 1929, Baie-Ste-Anne, New Brunswick, Canada
Died: January 6, 2007. aged 77, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada





















Durocher, Leo Ernest – "Leo the Lip"
BASEBALL
Born: July 27, 1905, West Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Died: October 7, 1991, aged 86, Palm Springs, California, U.S.A.





















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Edwards, Michael (Eddie) – "Eddie the Eagle"
SKI JUMPING
Born: December 5, 1963, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom



















Els, Theodore Ernerst (Ernie) - "The Big Easy"
GOLF

Born: October 17, 1969, Johannesburg, South Africa

















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Esposito, Anthony James (Tony) – "Tony 0"
HOCKEY
Born: April 23, 1943, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada























Eusébio da Silva Ferreira - "The Black Panther"; "The Black Pearl"; "Rei" (The King)
FOOTBALL (SOCCER)
Born: January 25, 1942, Lourenço Marques (present day Maputo), Moazambique
Died: January 5, 2014, aged 71, Lisbon, Portugal




















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Federer, Roger - "Fed Express"; "FedEX"; "The Swiss Maestro"; "Maestro"
TENNIS
Born: August 8, 1981, Basel, Switzerland




















Feller, Robert William Andrew (Bob) – "Rapid Robert"; "The Heater from Van Meter"; "Bullet Bob"
BASEBALL
Born: November 3, 1918, Van Meter, Iowa, U.S.A.
Died: December 15, 2010, aged 92, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A.
























Fidrych, Mark Steven – "The Bird"
BASEBALL
Born: August 14, 1954, Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Died: April 13, 2009, aged 54, Northborough, Massachusetts, U.S.A.






















Fielder, Cecil – "Big Daddy"
BASEBALL
Born: September 21, 1963, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
























Finnigan, Francis Arthur Clarence (Frank) – "The Shawville Express"
HOCKEY
Born: July 9, 1903, Shawville, Quebec, Canada
Died: December 25, 1991, aged 88, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada




















Flett, William Mayer (Bill) – "Cowboy"
HOCKEY
Born: July 21, 1943, Vermillion, Alberta, Canada
Died: July 12, 1999, aged 55, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
























Forbes, Verner Vivian (Jake) - "Jumpin' Jackie"
HOCKEY
Born July 4, 1897, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died: December 30, 1985, aged 88, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada 


















Ford, Edward Charles – "Whitey"; "Chairman of the Board"; "Slick"
BASEBALL
Born: October 21, 1928, New York, New York, U.S.A.























Fowler, James William (Jimmy) – "The Blonde Bouncer" 
HOCKEY
Born: April 6, 1915, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died: October 17, 1985, aged 70 (Burial: Sanctuary Park Cemetary, Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada)
























Foxx, James Emory (Jimmie) - "Double X"; "The Beast"
BASEBALL
Born: October 22, 1907, Sudlersville, Maryland, U.S.A.
Died: July 21, 1967, aged 59, Miami, Florida, U.S.A.

















Francis, Emile – "The Cat"
HOCKEY
Born: September 13, 1926, North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada




















Frazier, Joseph William (Joe) – "Smokin’ Joe" 
BOXING
Born: January 12, 1944, Beaufort, South Carolina, U.S.A.
Died: November 7, 2011, aged 67, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.


























Frisch, Frank Francis "Frankie" - "The Fordham Flash"; "The Old Flash"
BASEBALL
Born: September 9, 1898 (Some sources say 1897), The Bronx, New York, U.S.A.
Died: March 12, 1973, aged 74 or 75, Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.














G


Galvin, James Francis – "Pud"; "Gentle Jeems"; "Little Steam Engine"
BASEBALL
Born: December 25, 1856, St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A.
Died: March 7, 1902, aged 45, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A
























Gariepy, Raymond Joseph (Ray) – "Rockabye Ray"
HOCKEY
Born: September 4, 1928, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died: March 16, 2012, aged 83, Barrie, Ontario, Canada






















Garnett, Kevin Maurice – "The Big Ticket"; "KG."; "Da Kid"
BASKETBALL
Born:  May 19, 1976, Mauldin,Greenville County, South Carolina, U.S.A.





















Gaston, Clarence Edwin – "Cito"
BASEBALL
Born: March 17. 1944, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A.



















photographed by Mike F. Campbell / 76wins at en.wikipedia



Gehrig, Henry Louis (Lou)  (Born Ludwig Heinrich Gehrig) – "Buster"; "The Iron Horse"
BASEBALL
Born: June 19, 1903, Yorkville, New York City, New York, U.S.A.
Died: June 2, 1941, aged 37, Riverdale, New York City, New York, U.S.A.























Geoffrion – Bernard Joseph Andre (Bernie) – "Boom Boom" Geoffrion
HOCKEY
Born: February 16, 1931, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Died: March 11, 2006, aged 75, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.























Giambi, Jason – "G Man"
BASEBALL
Born: January 8, 1971, West Covina, California, U.S.A.


















Giambi, Jeremy – "Mini G"
BASEBALL
Born: September 30, 1974, San Jose, California, U.S.A.




















Gibson, Robert (Bob) - "Hoot"; "Gibby"
BASEBALL
Born: November 9, 1935, Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.A.























Gilmour, Douglas Robert (Doug) – "Killer"
HOCKEY
Born:  June 25, 1963, Kingston, Ontario, Canada





















Gipp, George – "The Gipper"
FOOTBALL
Born: February 18, 1895, Laurium, Michigan, U.S.A.
Died: December 14, 1920, South Bend, Indiana, U.S.A.























Glennie
, Brian - "Blunt"
HOCKEY
Born: August 29, 1946, Toronto, Ontario, Canada




















Gomez, Avelino – "El Perfecto"
HORSE RACING (JOCKEY)
Born: 1928, Havana, Cuba
Died: June 21, 1980, aged 51 or 52, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
























Gomez
, Vernon Louis - "Lefty"
BASEBALL

Born: November 26, 1908, Rodeo, California, U.S.A.
Died: February 17, 1989, aged 80, Greenbrae, California, U.S.A.



















Gonzalez, Juan Alberto (Vazquez) – "Juan Gone"; "Igor"
BASEBALL
Born: October 20, 1969, Vega Baja, Puerto Rico






















Gooden, Dwight Eugene – "Doc"; "Doctor K"
BASEBALL
Born: November 16, 1964, Tampa, Florida, U.S.A.



















Photo by Jeff Marquis





Gordon, Thomas (Tom) - "Flash" 
BASEBALL
Born:  November 18, 1967, Sebring, Florida, U.S.A.

























Gorgeous George - SEE - Wagner, George Raymond



Gossage, Richard Michael (Rich) – "Goose" 
BASEBALL
Born: July 5, 1951, Colorado Springs, Colorado, U.S.A.



















Grange, Harold Edward (Red) - "The Galloping Ghost"
FOOTBALL
Born: June 13, 1903, Forksville, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Died: January 28, 1991, aged 87, Lake Wales, Florida, U.S.A.






















Greenberg, Henry Benjamin (Hank) (born Hyman Greenberg) – "Hammerin’ Hank"; "Hankus Pankus"; "The Hebrew Hammer"
BASEBALL
Born: January 1, 1911, Greenwich Village, New York City, New York, U.S.A.
Died:  September 4, 1986, aged 75, Beverly Hills, California, U.S.A.























Greene, Charles Edward (Joe) – "Mean Joe Greene"
FOOTBALL
Born: September 24, 1946, Elgin, Texas, U.S.A.























Gretzky, Wayne Douglas – "The Great One"; "Number 99"
HOCKEY
Born: January 26, 1961, Brantford, Ontario, Canada






















Griffith, Darrell Steven – "Dr. Dunkenstein"
BASKETBALL
Born: June 16, 1958, Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.A.
























Grimes, Burleigh Arland – "Old Stubbleface";  "Ol' Stubblebeard"
BASEBALL
Born: August 18, 1893, Emerald, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
Died: December 6, 1985, aged 92, Clear Lake, Wisconsin, U.S.A.























Guardado, Edward Adrian (Eddie) – "Everyday Eddie"
BASEBALL
Born: October 2, 1970, Stockton, California, U.S.A.


















Gwynn, Anthony Keith (Tony) - "Captain Video"; "Mr. Padre"
BASEBALL
Born: May 9, 1960, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
Died: June 16, 2014, aged 54, Poway, California, U.S.A.




















H


Haddix, Harvey Jr. – "The Kitten"
BASEBALL
Born: September 18, 1925, Westville, Ohio, U.S.A.
Died: January 8, 1994, aged 68, Springfield, Ohio, U.S.A.

























Hallahan
, William Anthony (Bill) - "Wild Bill" 
BASEBALL
Born: August 4, 1902, Binghamton, New York, U.S.A.
Died: July 8, 1981, aged 78, Binghamton, New York, U.S.A.




















Hamilton, William Robert (Billy) – "Sliding Billy"
BASEBALL
Born: February 16, 1866, Newark, New Jersey, U.S.A.
Died: December 15, 1940, aged 74, Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S.A.






















Harris, William Edward (Billy) – "Hinky"
HOCKEY
Born: July 29, 1935, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died: September 20, 2001, aged 66, Toronto, Ontario, Canada























Hasek, Dominic – "The Dominator"
HOCKEY
Born: January 29, 1965, Pardubice, Czechoslovakia























Hearns, Thomas (Tommy) – "Hit Man"; "The Motor City Cobra"
BOXING
Born: October 18, 1958, Grand Junction, Tennessee, U.S.A.























Henderson, Thomas – "Hollywood" 
FOOTBALL
Born: March 1, 1953, Austin, Texas, U.S.A.

















Henke, Thomas Anthony (Tom) – "The Terminator"
BASEBALL
Born: December 21, 1957, Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.A.






















Hernández García, Félix - "King Félix"
BASEBALL
Born: Born: April 8, 1986, Valencia, Venezuela















Hernandez, Orlando (Orlando Hernández Pedroso)  – "El Duque"
BASEBALL
Born: October 11, c. 1965, Villa Clara Province, Cuba
























Herzog, Dorrel Norman Elvert – "Whitey"; "White Rat"
BASEBALL
Born: November 9, 1931, New Athens, Illinois, U.S.A.




















Heyward, Craig –  "Ironhead"
FOOTBALL
Born: September 26, 1966, Passaic, New Jersey, U.S.A.
Died: May 27, 2006, aged 39, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.



















Hill
, John Melviin (Mel) - "Sudden Death"
HOCKEY
Born: February 15, 1914, Glenboro, Manitoba, Canada
Died: April 11, 1996, aged 82


















Hingis, Martina (Birth name: Martina Hingisová Molitor) – "The Swiss Miss"
TENNIS
Born: September 30, 1980, Košice, Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia)























Hornsby, Rogers – "The Rajah"
BASEBALL
Born: April 27, 1896, Winters, Texas, U.S.A.
Died:  January 5, 1963, aged 66, Chicago, Illinois























Horton, Miles Gilbert – "Tim" 
HOCKEY
Born: January 12, 1930, Cochrane, Ontario, Canada
Died: February 21, 1974, aged 44, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
























Howard, Dwight David – Superman
BASKETBALL
Born: December 8, 1985, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.
















Howe, Gordon (Gordie) – "Mr. Hockey"; "Old Blinky"
HOCKEY
Born: March 31, 1928, Floral, Saskatchewan, Canada
Died June 10, 2016, aged 88, Toledo, Ohio, U.S.A.























Hoyt, Waite Charles – "Schoolboy"; The Schoolboy Wonder"; "The Merry Mortician"
BASEBALL
Born: September 9, 1899, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A,
Died: August 25, 1984, aged 84, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.A.























Huggins, Miller James – "Mighty Mite"; "Hug"
BASEBALL
Born: March 27, 1879, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.A.
Died:  September 25, 1929, aged 50, New York, New York, U.S.A.
















Hull, Robert Marvin (Bobby) – "The Golden Jet"
HOCKEY
Born: January 3, 1939, Pointe Anne (now part of Belleville), Ontario, Canada
























Hull, Brett Andrew – "The Golden Brett"
HOCKEY
Born: August 9, 1964, Belleville, Ontario, Canada






















Hunter, James Augustus (Jim) – "Catfish"
BASEBALL
Born: April 8, 1946, Hertford, North Carolina, U.S.A.
Died: September 9, 1999, aged 53, Hertford, North Carolina, U.S.A.























I



Imlach, George – "Punch" 
HOCKEY
Born: March 15, 1918, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died: December 1, 1987, aged 69, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
























Irving, Julius Winfield II – "Dr. J."
BASKETBALL
Born: February 22, 1950, Roosevelt, Nassau County, New York, U.S.A.

























Irwin, William (Billy) – "Billy the Kid"
BOXING
Born: May 20, 1968, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

























Ismail, Qadry - "The Missile"
FOOTBALL
Born: November 8, 1970, Newark, New Jersey, U.S.A.




















Ismail, Raghib Ramadian – "Rocket" 
FOOTBALL
Born: November 18, 1969, Elizabeth, New Jersey, U.S.A.























Ismail, Sulaiman - "The Bomb"
FOOTBALL, BOXING
Born: November 29, 1972, U.S.A.
























Iverson, Allen Ezail – "The Answer"; "A.I."
BASKETBALL
Born: June 7, 1975, Hampton, Virginia, U.S.A.




















J



Jackson, Ralph Harvey – "Busher" 
HOCKEY
Born: January 17, 1911, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died: June 25, 1966, aged 55, Toronto, Ontario, Canada























Jackson, Joseph Jefferson (Joe) – "Shoeless Joe"
BASEBALL
Born: July 16, 1887, Pickens County, South Carolina, U.S.A.
Died: December 5, 1951, aged 63, Greenville, South Carolina, US.A.












Jackson, Reginald Martinez (Reggie) – "Mr. October"
BASEBALL
Born: May 18, 1946, Wyncote, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

























James, LeBron Raymone - "King James"; "The L-Train"; "The Akron Hammer"
BASKETBALL
Born: December 30, 1984, Akron, Ohio, U.S.A.





















Johnson, Earvin, Jr. – "Magic" 
BASKETBALL
Born: August 14, 1959, Lansing, Michigan, U.S.A.
















Johnson, Grant U. - "Home Run Johnson"
BASEBALL
Born: September 23, 1872, Findlay, Ohio, U.S.A.
Died: September 4, 1963, aged 90, Buffalo, New York, U.S.A.


















Johnson, Randall David (Randy) – "The Big Unit"
BASEBALL
Born: September 10, 1963, Walnut Creek, California, U.S.A.
























Johnson, Walter Perry – "The Big Train"; "Barney"
BASEBALL
Born: November 6, 1887, Humboldt, Kansas, U.S.A.
Died: December 10, 1946, aged 59, Washington, District of Columbia., U.S.A.
























Johnston, Edward Joseph (Ed) –  "Eddie"; "E.J."
HOCKEY
Born: November 24, 1935, Montreal, Quebec, Canada



















Jones, Edward Lee (Ed) – "Too Tall"
FOOTBALL
Born: February 23, 1951, Jackson, Tennessee, U.S.A.

























Jones, Larry Wayne, Jr. – "Chipper" 
BASEBALL
Born: April 24, 1972, DeLand, Florida, U.S.A.
























Jordan, Michael Jeffrey – "Air Jordan"; "His Airness"; "Black Cat"; "MJ"
BASKETBALL
Born: February 17, 1963, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.


















Joseph, Curtis Shayne (born Curtis Munro) – "Cujo"
HOCKEY
Born: April 29, 1967, Keswick, Ontario, Canada



















Jovanovski, Edward (Ed) – "Jovo"; "Jovo Cop"
HOCKEY
Born: June 26, 1976, Windsor, Ontario, Canada



















Joyal, Edward Abel (Eddie) - "The Jet"
HOCKEY
Born: May 8, 1940, St. Albert, Alberta, Canada
























Joyner, Florence Delorez Griffith –  "Flo Jo"
TRACK
Born: December 21, 1959, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
Died: September 21, 1998, aged 38, Mission Viejo, California

























Juzda, William (Bill) – "The Honest Brakeman"; "The Beast"
HOCKEY
Born: October 29, 1920, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Died: February 17, 2008, aged 87, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada






















K






Kaat, James Lee (Jim) – "Kitty"
BASEBALL
Born: November 7, 1938, Zeeland Michigan, U.S.A.  























Kaleta, Alexander (Alex) - "Seabiscuit"; "Killer"
HOCKEY
Born: November 29, 1919, Canmore, Alberta, Canada
Died: July 9, 1987, aged 67, Alberta, Canada























Kaline, Albert William (Al) - "Mr. Tiger"
BASEBALL
Born: December 19, 1934, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.


















Kampman, Rudolph – "Bingo"
HOCKEY
Born: March 12, 1914,  Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Died: December 22, 1987, aged 73, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
























Kelly, Leonard Patrick – "Red"; "Cornflakes"
HOCKEY
Born: July 9, 1927, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada





















Kelly, Michael Joseph - "King"
BASEBALL
Born: December 31. 1857, Troy, New York, U.S.A.
Died: November 8, 1894, aged 36, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A,

























Kennedy, Forbes Taylor – "Spud"
HOCKEY
Born: August 18, 1935, Dorchester, New Brunswick, Canada

























Kennedy, Theodore Samuel (Ted) – "Teeder" 
HOCKEY
Born: December 12, 1925, Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada
Died: August 14, 2009, aged 83, Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada










Kölzig, Olaf – "Ollie the Goalie", "Godzilla"
HOCKEY
Born: April 6, 1970, Johannesburg, South Africa












Klukay, Joseph Francis (Joe) – "The Duke of Paducah"
HOCKEY
Born: November 6, 1922, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
Died: February 3, 2006, aged 83, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada























L




Lafleur, Guy Damien – "The Flower"; "Le Démon Blond" (The Blond Demon)
HOCKEY
Born: September 20, 1951, Thurso, Quebec, Canada














LaForest, Mark Andrew – "Trees"
HOCKEY
Born: July 10, 1962, Welland, Ontario, Canada
























Lalonde, Donald Drew (Donny) – "Golden Boy"
BOXING
Born: March 12, 1960, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada




















Lalonde, Édouard Charles - "Newsy"
HOCKEY
Born: October 31, 1887, Cornwall, Ontario, Canada
Died: November 21, 1970, aged 83, Montreal, Quebec, Canada






















LaMotta, Giacobbe (Jake) – "The Bronx Bull", "The Raging Bull"
BOXING
Born: July 10, 1921, The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.A.
























Lane, Richard (Dick) – "Night Train Lane"
FOOTBALL
Born: April 16, 1927, Austin, Texas, U.S.A.
Died: January 29, 2002, aged 74, Austin, Texas, U.S.A.

























Larocque, Michel Raymond – "Bunny" 
HOCKEY
Born: April 6, 1952, Hull, Quebec, Canada
Died: July 29, 1992, aged 40, Hull, Quebec, Canada
























Lee, William Francis III (Bill) – "Spaceman"
BASEBALL
Born: December 28, 1946, Burbank, California, U.S,A.
























Lema
, Anthony David (Tony) - "Champagne Tony"
GOLF
Born: February 25, 1934, Oakland, California, U.S.A.
Died: July 24, 1966, aged 32, Lansing, Illinois, U.S.A.
















Lemieux, Mario – "Super Mario"; "The Magnificent One"
HOCKEY
Born: October 5, 1965, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
























Leonard, Ray Charles – "Sugar Ray"
BOXING
Born: May 17, 1956, Rocky Mount (Wilmington), North Carolina, U.S.A.
























Levinsky, Alexander (Alex) – "Mine Boy"
HOCKEY
Born: February 2, 1910, Syracuse, New York, U.S.A.
Died: September 1, 1990, aged 80, Toronto, Ontario, Canada























Lewis, Herbert A. (Herbie) – "Duke of Duluth"
HOCKEY
Born: April 17, 1905, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Died: July 20, 1991, aged 85, Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A. 

























Lindros, Eric – "The Big E"; "The Next One"
HOCKEY
Born: February 28, 1973, London, Ontario, Canada
























Lindsay, Robert Blake Theodore (Ted) – "Terrible Ted"
HOCKEY
Born: July 29, 1925, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada
























Liston, Charles L. (Sonny) - "Big Bear"; "The Black Bear" 
BOXING
Born:  Exact birthdate unknown, circa 1932, Francis County or Sand Slough, Arkansa, U.S.A.
Died: December 30, 1970, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.


















López, Aurelio (Aurelio Alejandro López Rios) - "Señor Smoke"
BASEBALL
Born: September 21, 1948, Tecamachalco, Puebla, Mexico
Died: September 22, 1992, aged 44, Matehuala, San Luis Potosí. Mexico (killed in car accident)





















Louis, Joe (Birth name: Joseph Louis Barrow) – "The Brown Bomber"
BOXING
Born: May 13, 1914, LaFayeete, Alabama, U.S.A.
Died: April 12, 1981, aged 66, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.A.
























Lowrey, Harry Lee – "Peanuts"
BASEBALL
Born: August 27, 1917, Culver City, Colorado, U.S.A.
Died: July 2, 1986, aged 68, Inglewood, California, U.S.A.























Lumley, Harry – "Apple Cheeks"
HOCKEY
Born: November 11, 1926, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada
Died: September 13, 1998, aged 71, London, Ontario, Canada
























Lyle, Albert Walter – "Sparky" 
BASEBALL
Born: July 22, 1944, DuBois, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.























M




McEnroe, John Patrick Jr. - "Superbrat"
TENNIS
Born February 16, 1959, Wiesbaden, West Germany



















McGee, Francis Clarence (Frank) – "One-Eyed Frank McGee"
HOCKEY
Born: November 4, 1882, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Died: September 16, 1916, aged 33, Courcelette, France


















McGillicuddy, Cornelius – "Connie Mack"; "Tall Tactician", "Slats"
BASEBALL
Born: December 22, 1862, East Brookfield, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Died: February 8, 1956, aged 93, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.



















McGraw, Frank Edwin Jr. – "Tug"
BASEBALL
Born: August 30, 1944, Martinez, California, U.S.A.
Died: January 5, 2004, aged 59, Brentwood, Tennessee, U.S.A.
























McGriff, Frederick Stanley (Fred) – "Crime Dog"
BASEBALL
Born: October 31, 1963, Tampa, Florida, U.S.A.
























MacInnis, Al – "Chopper"
HOCKEY
Born: July 11, 1963, Inverness, Nova Scotia, Canada











Mack, Connie  - SEE - McGillicuddy, Cornelius





McKenny, James Claude (Jim) – "Howie"
HOCKEY
Born: December 1, 1946, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

























McKenzie, John Albert (Johnny) – "Pie Face", "Bronco"
HOCKEY
Born: December 12, 1937, High River, Alberta, Canada

























McQuay, Leon – "X-Ray" McQuay; "All the Way" McQuay
FOOTBALL
Born: March 19, 1950, Tampa Florida, U.S.A.
Died: November 29, 1995, aged 45, Tampa, Florida, U.S.A.












Maglie, Salvatore Anthony (Sal) - "The Barber"; "Sal the Barber"
BASEBALL
Born: April 26, 1917, Niagara Falls, New York, U.S.A.
Died: December 28, 1992, aged 75, Niagara Falls, New York, U.S.A.


























Mahovlich, Francis William (Frank) – "The Big M"
HOCKEY
Born: January 10, 1938, Timmins, Ontario, Canada

























Malone, Karl Anthony – "The Mailman"
BASKETBALL
Born July 24, 1963, Summerfield, Louisiana, U.S.A.





















Malone, Maurice Joseph Cletus (Joe) – "Phantom Joe"
HOCKEY
Born: February 28, 1890, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Died: May 15, 1969, aged 79, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

























Mancini, Raymond Michael (Ray) – "Boom Boom"

BOXING
Born: March 4, 1961, Youngstown, Ohio, U.S.A.























Mantle, Mickey Charles – "The Mick" ; "The Commerce Comet"; "The Switcher"
BASEBALL
Born: October 20, 1931, Spavinaw, Oklahoma, U.S.A.
Died: August 13, 1995, aged 63, Dallas Texas, U.S.A.























Maradona Franco, Diego Armando - "Fluffy"; "El Pibe de Oro" (Spanish for "The Golden Child"); "The Hand of God"
FOOTBALL (SOCCER)
Born: October 30, 1960, Lanús, Buenos Aires, Argentina

















Maravich, Peter Press (Pete) – "Pistol Pete"
BASKETBALL
Born: June 22, 1947, Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Died: January 5, 1988, aged 40, Pasadena, California, U.S.A.


























March, Harold – "Mush"
HOCKEY
Born: October 18, 1908, Silton, Saskatchewan, Canada
Died: January 9, 2002, aged 93, Paxton, Illinois, U.S.A.
























Marchment, Bryan William – "Mush"
HOCKEY
Born: May 1, 1969, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada 

























Marciano, Rocky (born Rocco Francis Marchegiano) – "The Brockton Blockbuster"
BOXING
Born: September 1, 1923, Brockton, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Died: August 31, 1969, aged 45, near Newton, Iowa, U.S.A.











Martin, Johnny Leonard Roosevelt  -  "Pepper"; "The Wild Horse of Osage"
BASEBALL
Born: February 29, 1904, Temple, Oklamhoma, U.S.A.
Died: March 5, 1965, aged 61, McAlester, Oklahoma, U.S.A.


























Martinez, José Dennis Martínez (Dennis) – "El Presidente"
BASEBALL
Born: May 14, 1955 (some sources cite 1954), Granada, Nicaragua

























Martinez, John Albert – "Buck"
BASEBALL
Born: November 7, 1948, Redding, California, U.S.A.
























Matsuzaka, Daisuke - "Dice-K"
BASEBALL
Born: September 13, 1980, Kanita, Aomori Prefecture, Japan

























Matthews, Gary Nathaniel – "Sarge"
BASEBALL
Born: July 5, 1950, San Fernando, California, U.S.A.

















Mazur, Edward Joseph (Eddie) - "Spider"
HOCKEY

Born: July 25, 1929, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Died: July 3, 1995, aged 65, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada






















Mays, Willie Howard – "The Say Hey Kid"
BASEBALL
Born May 6, 1931, Westfield, Alabama, U.S.A.
























Mercer, Ray – "Merciless Ray Mercer"
BOXER
Born April 4, 1961, Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.A.























Merkle, Carl Frederick Rudolf (Fred) - "Bonehead"
BASEBALL
Born: December 20, 1888, Watertown, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
Died: March 2, 1956, aged 67, Daytona Beach, Florida, U.S.A.



















Messier, Mark Douglas – "Moose"
HOCKEY
Born: January 18, 1961, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


















Mikita, Stanislav Guoth (Stan) – "Stosh"; "Le Petit Diable" (The Little Devil)
HOCKEY
Born: May 20, 1940, Sokolče, Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia)
























Mitchell, Derrell Lavboice – "Mookie"
FOOTBALL
Born: September 16, 1971, Miami Florida























Monroe, Vernon Earl (Earl) – "Earl the Pearl"; "Black Jesus"
BASKETBALL
Born: November 21, 1944, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

























Morenz, Howard William (Howie) – "The Stratford Streak"; "The Mitchell Meteor"
HOCKEY
Born: September 21, 1902, Mitchell, Ontario, Canada
Died: March 8, 1937, aged 34, Montreal, Quebec, Canada





















Munson, Thurman Lee – "Tugboat"; "Squatty Body"; "The Wall"
BASEBALL
Born: June 7, 1947, Akron, Ohio, U.S.A.
Died: August 2, 1979, aged 32, Green Township, Summit County, Ohio























Musial, Stanley Frank (Stan) (born Stanislaw Franciszek Musial) – "Stan the Man"; "The Donora Greyhound"
BASEBALL
Born: November 21, 1920, Donora, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Died: January 19, 2013, aged 92, Ladue, Missouri, U.S.A.























N




Namath, Joseph William (Joe) – "Broadway; Joe"; "Joe Willie"
FOOTBALL
Born: May 31, 1943, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

























Nastase, Ilie – "Nasty"; "The Bucharest Buffoon"
TENNIS
Born: July 19, 1946, Bucharest, Romania




















Neilson, Roger Paul – "Captain Video"
HOCKEY
Born: June 16, 1934, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died: June 21, 2003, aged 69, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

























Nicklaus, Jack William "The Golden Bear"
GOLF
Born: January 21, 1940, Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A.

























Nighbor, Julius Francis (Frank) – "The Pembroke Peach"; "The Flying Dutchman"

HOCKEY
Born: January 26, 1893, Pembroke, Ontario, Canada
Died: April 13, 1966, aged 73, Pembroke, Ontario, Canada

























Norman, Gregory John (Greg) – "The Shark"; "The Great White Shark"
GOLF
Born: February 10, 1955, Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia



















Nylund, Gary – "Beaker"
HOCKEY
Born: October 28, 1963, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada























O





Olczyk, Edward Walter (Ed) – "Eddie O"
HOCKEY
Born: August 16, 1966, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.























Oliver, Albert Jr. (Al) - "Scoop"
BASEBALL
Born: October 14. 1946, Portsmouth, Ohio, U.S.A.




















O’Neil, John Jordan – "Buck"; "Foots"; "Nancy"
BASEBALL
Born: November 13, 1911, Carrabelle, Florida, U.S.A.
Died: October 6, 2006, aged 94, Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.A.
























Ortiz Arias, David Américo – Big Papi; Cookie Monster
BASEBALL
Born: November 18, 1975, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic


















Owens, Terrell Eldorado – "T.O."
FOOTBALL
Born: December 7, 1973, Alexander City, Alabama, U.S.A.





















P



Paige, Leroy Robert – "Satchel" 
BASEBALL
Born: Circa July 7, 1906, Mobile Alabama, U.S.A.
Died: June 8, 1982, aged 75, Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.A.


























Palmer, James Alvin (Jim)  –  "Cakes"; "Pancake Palmer"
BASEBALL
Born October 15, 1945, New York, New York, U.S.A.
























Parcells, Duane Charles (Bill) – "The Big Tuna"
FOOTBALL
Born: August 22, 1941, Englewood, New Jersey, U.S.A.

























Parent, Bernard Marcel (Bernie) – "Benny"; "Barnyard"
HOCKEY
Born: April 3, 1945, Montreal, Quebec, Canada


























Parker, David Gene (Dave) - "The Cobra"
BASEBALL
Born: June 9, 1951, Calhoun City, Misssissippi, U.S.A.

























Parker, John Dickerson (Jackie) – "Ole Spaghetti Legs"; "The Fast Freight from Mississippi State"
FOOTBALL
Born: January 1, 1932, Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S.A.
Died: November 7, 2006, aged 74, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

























Payton, Walter Jerry– "Sweetness"
FOOTBALL
Born: July 25, 1954, Columbia, Mississippi, U.S.A.
Died: November 1, 1999, aged 45, South Barrington, Illinois, U.S.A.
























Pele - SEE - Arrantes do Nascimento, Edison (Edson)




Perry, William Anthony – "The Refrigerator"
FOOTBALL
Born: December 16, 1962, Aiken, South Carolina, U.S.A.









Petit, Michel - "Mike Small"
HOCKEY
Born: February 12, 1964, Saint-Malo, Quebec, Canada




















Pierce, Paul Anthony - "The Truth"
BASKETBALL
Born: October 13, 1977, Oakland, California, U.S.A.
















Pike, Alfred George (Alf) – "The Embalmer"
HOCKEY
Born: September 15, 1917, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Died:  March 1, 2009, aged 91, Calgary, Alberta, Canada


























Pilote, Joseph Albert Pierre Paul (Pierre)  – "The Bantam Bouncer"; "Pete"
HOCKEY
Born: December 11, 1931, Kenogami, Quebec, Canada

























Plante, Joseph Jacques Omer (Jacques)  – "Jake the Snake"
HOCKEY
Born: January 17, 1929, Shawinigan, Falls, Quebec, Canada
Died: February 27, 1986, aged 57, Geneva, Switzerland

























Player, Gary - "The Black Knight"; "Mr. Fitness"; "International Ambassador of Golf"
GOLF
Born: November 1, 1935, Johannesburg, South Africa




















Pollard, John Michael – "Red"
HORSE RACING (JOCKEY)
Born: October 27, 1909, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Died:: March 7, 1981, aged 71, Pawtucket, Rhode Island, U.S.A.

























Potts, William John  – "Whipper Billy Watson"
WRESTLING
Born  June 25, 1915, East York, Ontario (now Toronto), Canada
Died: February 4, 1990, aged 74, Orlando, Florida, U.S.A.
























Potvin, Félix  –  "Felix the Cat"
HOCKEY
Born: June 23, 1971, Anjou, Quebec, Canada
























Pratt, Walter Basil – "Babe" 
HOCKEY
Born: January 7, 1916, Stony Mountain, Manitoba, Canada
Died: December 16, 1988, aged 72, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

























Primeau, Albert Joseph Francis (Joe)  –  "Gentleman Joe"
HOCKEY
Born: January 29, 1906, Lindsay, Ontario, Canada
Died: May 14, 1989, aged 83, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

























Proudfoot, James A. (Jim) – "Chester"
CANADIAN SPORTS WRITER (TORONTO STAR)
Born: 1934, Kearney, Ontario, Canada
Died: circa April 1, 2001, aged 67, Toronto, Ontario, Canada























Q




Quinn, John Brian Patrick (Pat) – "The Mighty Quinn"; "The Irish Enforcer"; "The Big Irishman"; "Morch"; "Large Steve"
HOCKEY
Born: January 29, 1943, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Died: November 23, 2014, aged 71, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada























R




Radbourn, Charles Gardner (Charley) – "Old Hoss"
BASEBALL
Born: December 11, 1854, Rochester, New York, U.S.A.
Died: February 5, 1897, aged 42, Bloomington, Illinois, U.S.A.

























Raines, Timothy (Tim) - "Rock"
BASEBALL
Born: September 16, 1959, Sanford, Florida, U.S.A.

























Reardon, Jeffrey James (Jeff) – "Terminator"
BASEBALL
Born: October 1, 1955, Dalton, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

























Reese, Harold Henry – "Pee Wee"; "The Little Colonel"
BASEBALL
Born: July 23, 1918, Ekron, Kentucky, U.S.A.
Died: August 14, 1999, aged 81, Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.A.


























Resch- Glenn Allan – "Chico"
HOCKEY
Born: July 10, 1948, Moose Jay, Saskatchewan, Canada
























Richard, Claude – "The Vest Pocket Rocket"
HOCKEY
Born: October 14, 1937, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

























Richard, Joseph Henri (Henri) – "The Pocket Rocket"
HOCKEY
Born: February 29, 1936, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

























Richard, Joseph Henri Maurice (Maurice) – "Rocket Richard"; "The Rocket"
HOCKEY
Born: August 4, 1921, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Died: May 27, 2000, aged 78, Montreal, Quebec, Canada





















Rizzuto, Philip Francis (Phil) – "Scooter"
BASEBALL
Born: September 25, 1917, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.
Died: August 13, 2007, aged 89, West Orange, New Jersey, U.S.A.
























Roach, John Ross - "Little Napoleon"; "The Housecleaner"; "The Port Perry Cucumber"; "The Port Perry Woodpecker"
HOCKEY
Born: June 23, 1900, Port Perry, Ontario, Canada
Died: July 9, 1973, aged 73, Windsor, Ontario, Canada




















Robinson, Brooks Calbert Jr. – "Hoover"; "The Human Vacuum Cleaner"; "Mr. Impossible"
BASEBALL
Born: May 18, 1937, Little Rock Arkansas, U.S.A.


























Robinson, Larry Clark – "Big Bird"
HOCKEY
Born: June 2, 1951, Winchester, Ontario, Canada
























Robinson, Sugar Ray - SEE - Smith, Walker Jr.


Rodman, Dennis Keith - "The Worm"
BASKETBALL
Born: May 13, 1961, Trenton, New Jersey, U.S.A.





















Rodriguez, Alexander Emmanuel (Alex) – "A-Rod"
BASEBALL
Born: July 27, 1975, New York, New York, U.S.A.




















Rodriguez, Francisco José  - "K-Rod"; "Frankie"
Born: January 7, 1982, Caracas, Venezuela











Rodriguez Torres, Iván  – "Pudge"
BASEBALL
Born: November 27, 1971, Manati, Puerto Rico
























Roenick, Jeremy Shaffer – "J.R."
HOCKEY
January 17, 1970, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.



















Rose, Peter Edward (Pete) – "Charlie Hustle"
BASEBALL
Born: April 14, 1941, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.A.















Rowe, Lynwood Thomas – "Schoolboy Rowe"
BASEBALL
Born: January 11, 1910, Waco, Texas, U.S.A.
Died: January 8, 1961, aged 50, El Dorado, Arkansas, U.S.A.\






















Rusie, Amos Wilson – "The Hoosier Thunderbolt"
BASEBALL
Born: May 30, 1871, Mooresville, Indiana
Died: December 6, 1942, aged 71, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.
























Ruth, George Herman Jr. – "Babe"; "The Babe"; "The Sultan of Swat"; "The King of Swing"; "The Bambino"
BASEBALL
Born: February 6, 1895, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.
Died: August 16, 1948, aged 53, New York City, New York, U.S.A.












Ryan, Lynn Nolan, Jr. (Nolan)  - "The Ryan Express"
BASEBALL
Born: January 31, 1947, Refugio, Texas, U.S.A.























S


Sakic, Joseph Steven (Joe) – "Burnaby Joe"
HOCKEY
Born: July 7, 1969, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, 




















Sampras, Petros (Pete) - "Pistol Pete"
TENNIS
Born: August 12, 1971, Potomac, Maryland, U.S.A.




















Sánchez Vicario, Aránzazu Isabel María (Arantxa) - "The Barcelona Bumblebee"
TENNIS
Born: December 18, 1971, Barcelona, Spain




















Sanders, Deion Luwynn – "Prime Time Deion"
BASEBALL, FOOTBALL
Born: August 9, 1967. Fort Myers, Florida, U.S.A.















Sanderson, Derek Michael – "Turk"
HOCKEY
Born: June 16, 1946, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
























Sasakamoose, Frederick (Fred) – "Chief Running Deer"
HOCKEY
Born: December 25, 1933, Ahtahkakoop (Sandy Lake Reserve), Saskatchewan, Canada

















Sather, Glen Cameron – "Slats"
HOCKEY
Born: September 2, 1943, High River, Alberta, Canada

























Saunders, Philip Daniel - "Flip"
BASKETBALL
Born: February 23, 1955, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A.
Died: October 25, 2015, aged 60, Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A.














Sawchuk, Terrance Gordon (Terry) – "Uke"; "Ukey"
HOCKEY
Born: December 28, 1929, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Died: May 31, 1970, aged 40, New York, New York, U.S.A.

























Schultz, David William (Dave) – "The Hammer"
HOCKEY
Born: October 14, 1949, Waldheim, Saskatchewan, Canada

























Selänne, Teemu Ilmari – "The Finnish Flash"
HOCKEY
Born: July 3, 1970, Helsinki, Finland


















Shack, Edward Steven Philip (Eddie) – "Eddie the Entertainer"; "The Nose; Shackie
HOCKEY
Born: February 11, 1937, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

























Shields, James Anthony (Jamie) - "Big Game James"
BASEBALL
Born: December 20, 1981, Newhall, California, U.S.A.
















Simmons,
Aloysius Harry (Al) - "Bucketfoot Al"

BASEBALL
Born: May 22, 1902, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
Died: May 26, 1956, aged 54, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.A.




















Simpson, Orenthal James (O.J.) – "The Juice"
FOOTBALL
Born: July 9, 1947, San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
























Skowron, William Joseph (Bill) – "Moose"
BASEBALL
Born: December 18, 1930, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
Died: April 27, 2012, aged 81, Arlington Heights, Illinois, U.S.A.
























Slaughter, Enos Bradsher – "Country Slaughter"
BASEBALL
Born: April 27, 1916, Roxboro, North, Carolina, U.S.A.
Died: August 12, 2002, aged 86, Durham, North Carolina, U.S.A.






















Smith, Bradley Allan (Brad) - "Motor City Smitty"
HOCKEY
Born: April 13, 1958, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
























Smith, James – "Bonecrusher"
BOXING
Born: September 17, 1953 (Some sources cite April 3, 1953 or April 3, 1955), Magnolia, North Carolina, U.S.A.
























Smith, Osborne Earl (Ozzie) – "The Wizard of Oz"; "The Wizard"
BASEBALL
Born: December 26, 1954, Mobile, Alabama, U.S.A.



















Photo Attribution: Johnmaxmena






Smith, Walker Jr. – "Sugar Ray Robinson"
BOXING
Born May 3, 1921, Ailey, Georgia, U.S.A.
Died: April 12, 1989, aged 67, Los Angeles, California



















Snead, Samuel Jackson (Sam) – "Slammin’ Sammy"
GOLF
Born: May 27, 1912, Ashwood, Virginia, U.S.A.
Died: May 23, 2002, aged 89, Hot Springs, Virginia, U.S.A.
























Snider, Edwin Donald – "Duke"; "The Duke of Flatbush"; "The Silver Fox"
BASEBALL
Born: September 19, 1926, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
Died: February 27, 2011, aged 84, Escondido, California, U.S.A.
























Sosa, Samuel Peralta (Sammy) – "Slammin’ Sammy"
BASEBALL
Born: November 12, 1968, San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic





















Spencer, Brian Roy - "Spinner"
HOCKEY
Born: September 3, 1949, Fort St. James, British Columbia, Canada
Died: June 3, 1988, aged 38, Riviera Beach, Florida, U.S.A.



















Stabler, Kenneth Michael (Ken) – "The Snake"
FOOTBALL
Born: December 25, 1945, Foley, Alabama, U.S.A.
Died: July 8, 2015, aged 69, Gulfport, Mississippi, U.S.A.
























Stadler, Craig Robert– "The Walrus"
GOLF
Born: June 2, 1953, San Diego, California, U.S.A.


















Photo Attribution: jdl1963






Stanley, Allan Herbert – "Big Sam"; "Silent Sam"; "Red"; "Snowshoes"
HOCKEY
Born: March 1, 1926, Timmins, Ontario, Canada
Died: October 18, 2013, aged 87, Bobcaygeon, Ontario, Canada

























Stanley, Russell (Russ) – "Barney" 
HOCKEY
Born: June 1, 1893 (Some sources cite January 1, 1893), Paisley, Ontario, Canada
Died: May 16, 1971, aged 77, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada























Stanowski, Walter Peter (Wally) – "The Whirling Dervish"; "The Hat"
HOCKEY
Born: April 28, 1919, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Died: June 28, 2015, aged 96, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

























Stargell, Wilver Dornell (Willie) - "Pops"
BASEBALL
Born: March 6, 1940, Earlsboro, Oklahoma, U.S.A.
Died: April 9, 2001, aged 61, Wilmington, North Carolina, U.S.A.


























Staub, Daniel Joseph (Rusty) – "Le Grand Orange"
BASEBALL
Born: April 1, 1944, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A.
























Stearnes, Norman Thomas – "Turkey" 
BASEBALL
Born: May 8, 1901, Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A.
Died: September 4, 1979, aged 78, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.

























Stengal, Charles Dillon (Casey) – "The Ole Perfessor"
BASEBALL
Born: July 30, 1890, Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.A.
Died: September 29, 1975, aged 85, Glendale, California


























Stewart, Robert Nelson (Nels) – "Old Poison"
HOCKEY
Born: December 29, 1902, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Died: August 21, 1957, aged 54. near Toronto, Ontario, Canada
























Stuart, Richard Lee (Dick) – "Dr. Strangeglove"; "Stonefingers"; "The Boston Strangler"
BASEBALL
Born: November 7, 1932, San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
Died: December 15, 2002, aged 70, Redwood City, California, U.S.A.

























Sutcliffe, Richard Lee (Rick) - "The Red Baron"
BASEBALL   
Born: June 21, 1956, Independence, Missouri, U.S.A.























Syndergaard, Noah Seth - "Thor"
BASEBALL
Born: August 29, 1992, Mansfield, Texas, USA

















T


Tanner, Elaine – "Mighty Mouse"
SWIMMING
Born: February 22, 1951, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

























Taylor, Frederick Wellington (Fred) – "Cyclone"
HOCKEY
Born: June 23, 1884, Tara, Ontario, Canada
Died: June 9, 1979, aged 94, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

























Theismann, Joseph Robert (Joe) – "Joe the Throw"
FOOTBALL
Born: September 9, 1949, New Brunswick, New Jersey, U.S.A.




















Thomas, Frank Edward Jr. – "The Big Hurt"
BASEBALL
Born: May 27, 1968, Columbus, Georgia, U.S.A



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Thomas, Stephen Antony (Steve) – "Stumpy"
HOCKEY
Born: July 15, 1963, Stockport, England, United Kingdom























Thomson, Robert Anthony (Bobby) – "The Staten Island Scot"; "The Flying Scot"
BASEBALL
Born: October 25, 1923, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Died: August 16, 2010, aged 86, Skidaway Island, Georgia, U.S.A.

























Thorpe, Ian James – "Thorpedo"; "Thorpey"
SWIMMING
Born: October 13, 1982, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia























Tomba, Alberto – "La Bomba"
SKIING
Born: December 19, 1966, Bologna, Italy

























Toney, James Nathaniel – "Lights Out Toney"
BOXING, MARTIAL ARTS
Born: August 24, 1968, Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.A.





















Trevino, Lee Buck – "Super Mex", "The Merry Mex"
GOLF
Born: December 1, 1939, Dallas Texas, U.S.A.



















Trout, Michael Nelson (Mike) - "The Millville Meteor"; "Prince Fish"; "King Fish 2.0"; "God's Gift"
BASEBALL
Born: August 7, 1991, Vineland, New Jersey, U.S.A

















Tunney, James Joseph (Gene) – "The Fighting Marine"
BOXING
Born: May 25, 1897, New York City, New York, U.S.A.
Died: November 7, 1978, aged 81, Greenwich, Connecticut, U.S.A.
























Tyson, Michael Gerard (Mike) – "Iron Mike"
BOXING
Born: June 30, 1966, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.























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Ullman, Norman Victor Alexander (Norm) – "Noisy"
HOCKEY
Born: December 26, 1935, Provost, Alberta, Canada























Unger, Garry Douglas – "Iron Man"
HOCKEY
Born: December 7, 1947, Calgary, Alberta, Canada























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Vaive, Richard Claude (Rick) – "Squid"
HOCKEY
Born: May 14, 1959, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada























Valentine, Robert John (Bobby) - "Bobby V"
BASEBALL
Born: May 13, 1950, Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.A.






















Vander Meer, John Samuel (Johnny) – "The Dutch Master"
BASEBALL
Born: November 2, 1914, Prospect Park, New Jersey, U.S.A.
Died: October 6, 1997, aged 82, Tampa, Florida, U.S.A.























Vasko, Elmer – "Moose"
HOCKEY
Born: December 11, 1935, Duparquet, Quebec, Canada
Died: October 30, 1998, aged 62, Maywood, Illinois, U.S.A.

























Vaughn, Maurice Samuel (Mo) – "The Hit Dog"
BASEBALL
Born: December 15, 1967, Norwalk, Connecticut, U.S.A.



















Vezina, Joseeph-Georges-Gonzague (Georges) – "The Chicoutimi Cucumber" (le Concombre de Chicoutimi), "The Quiet Hab" (l'Habtant silencieux)
HOCKEY
Born: January 21, 1887, Chicoutimi, Quebec, Canada
Died: March 27, 1926, aged 39, Chicoutimi, Quebec, Canada

























Viola, Frank John Jr. - "Sweet Music"
BASEBALL
Born: April 19, 1960, East Meadow, New York, U.S.A.









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Wagner, George Raymond – "Gorgeous George"
WRESTLING
Born: March 24, 1915, Butte, Nebraska, U.S.A.
Died: December 26, 1963, aged 48, Hollywood, California, U.S.A.























Wagner, Johannes Peter (Honus) – "The Flying Dutchman"
BASEBALL
Born: February 24, 1874, Chartiers, Pennsylvania (now part of Carnegie, Pennsylvania), U.S.A.
Died: December 6, 1955, aged 81, Carnegie, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.






















Walcott, Jersey Joe - SEE - Cream, Arnold, Raymond



Walton, Michael Robert (Mike) – "Shaky"
HOCKEY
Born: January 3, 1945, Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada





















Warneke
, Lonnie (Lon) - "The Arkansas Hummingbird"
BASEBALL
Born: March 28, 1909, Mount Ida, Arkansas, U.S.A.
Died: June 23, 1976, aged 67, Hot Springs, Arkansas, U.S.A.




















Watson, Harry Ellis - "Moose"
HOCKEY
Born: July 14, 1898, St. John's Newfoundland
Died: September 11, 1957, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
























Watson, Harry Percival – "Whipper"
HOCKEY
Born: May 6, 1923, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Died: November 21, 2002, aged 79. Toronto, Ontario, Canada

























Watson, Philippe Henri (Phil) – "Fiery Phil Watson"
HOCKEY
Born: April 24, 1914, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Died: February 1, 1991, aged 76, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada




















Watson, Whipper Billy - SEE - Potts, William John




Weaver, Earl Sidney– "Earl the Pearl"; "The Earl of Baltimore"
BASEBALL
Born: August 14, 1930, St. Louis Missouri, U.S.A.
Died: January 19, 2013, aged 82, aboard the Celebrity Silhouette in the Caribbean Sea























Webster
, Marvin Nathaniel - "The Human Eraser"
BASKETBALL

Born: April 13, 1952, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.
Died: April 4, 2009, aged 56, Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.A.









Wells, David Lee – "Boomer"
BASEBALL
Born: May 20, 1963, Torrance, California, U.S.A.
























Williams, David James (Dave) – "Tiger"
HOCKEY
Born: February 3, 1954, Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada






















Williams, John - "Hot Rod"
BASKETBALL
Born: August 9, 1962, Sorrento, Louisiana, U.S.A.
Died: December 11, 2015, aged 53, near Sorrento, Louisiana, U.S.A.









Williams, Mitchell Steven (Mitch) – "Wild Thing"
BASEBALL
Born: November 17, 1964, Santa Ana, California, U.S.A.
























Williams, Theodore Samuel (Ted) – "The Splendid Splinter"
BASEBALL
Born: August 30, 1918, San Diego, California, U.S.A.
Died: July 5, 2002, aged 83, Inverness, Florida, U.S.A.

























Wilson, William Hayward – "Mookie"
BASEBALL
Born: February 9, 1956, Bamberg, South Carolina, U.S.A.























Wood, Howard Ellsworth (Joe) – "Smokey Joe Wood"
BASEBALL
Born: October 25, 1889, Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.A.
Died: July 27, 1985, aged 95, West Haven, Connecticut, U.S.A




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Woods, Eldrick Tont – "Tiger"
GOLF
Born: December 30, 1975, Cypress, California, U.S.A.
















Photo Attribution: Keith Allison





Worsley, Lorne John – "Gump"
HOCKEY
Born: May 14, 1929, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Died: January 26, 2007, aged 77, Beloeil, Quebec, Canada





















Worthy, James Ager - "Big Game James"; "L.A. Law"
BASKETBALL
Born: February 27, 1961, Gastonia, North Carolina, U.S.A.














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Yardley, George Harry III – "The Bird"
BASKETBALL
Born: November 3, 1928, Hollywood, California, U.S.A.
Died: August 13, 2004, aged 75, Newport Beach, California, U.S.A.




















Yastrzemski, Carl Michael – "Yaz"
BASEBALL
Born: August 22, 1939, Southampton, New York, U.S.A.



















Young, Denton True – "Cy"
BASESBALL
Born: March 29, 1867, Gilmore, Ohio, U.S.A.
Died: November 4, 1955, aged 88, Newcomerstown, Ohio, U.S.A.




















Yzerman, Stephen Gregory (Steve) – "Stevie Y"
HOCKEY
Born: May 9, 1965, Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada


















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Zidane, Zinedine Yazid – "Zizou"
FOOTBALL (SOCCER)
Born: June 23, 1972, Marseille, France























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