Top defensive catcher of 1910s and '20s; first receiver to back up plays at first and third base.
Colorful owner of Indians, St. Louis Browns and White Sox; had a midget bat and exploded scoreboard to promote teams.
Slick-passing center led Illinois to 1952 Final Four; played 844 straight NBA games, a record that stood for 17 years.
Guard won two state titles at Thornridge High, NCAA championship with undefeated Indiana in 1976 and NBA ring with Celtics in '84.
Frederick (Fritz) Pollard
Second black All-America, as back at Brown in 1916; first black NFL coach, with Akron and Hammond Pros.
Cubs first baseman at 18, hit pennant-clinching homer as 19-year-old in 1935; was MVP and batting champion in '45.
Won city title at Carver High; Michigan All-America guard; NBA All-Rookie team in 1966-67.
Set or equaled world records in three sprint events between 1932 and '36; won two individual silvers, a bronze and a relay gold in two Olympics.
John (Paddy) Driscoll
Multithreat player—runner, passer, defender and master punter and dropkicker—at Northwestern from 1915 to '16 and with Cardinals and Bears.
First baseman for Cardinals, Reds and Browns was NL MVP in 1928 and hit .371 in '23.