The King and the Sultan
Elvis died in 1977 on Aug. 16—the same date on which Babe Ruth died in '48.
Kirk Alan Presley, a third cousin of Elvis's, was a Mets first-round draft pick in 1993 after starring as a high school pitcher in Tupelo, Miss., ( Elvis's hometown). The 6'3", 195-pound righty had an 8-10 record in parts of five minor league seasons before retiring with injuries.
Guard Brent Price has become famous around the NBA for his renditions of Elvis's Blue Christmas and Teddy Bear during his 10-year, four-team career. Who's he with now? The Kings.
Don't Cry, Daddy
In 1995 former NFL coach Jerry Glanville stopped his long-standing practice of leaving passes to football games for the King: "I haven't heard from Elvis since his daughter married Michael Jackson," Glanville said. "I think it killed him."
All Shook Up: On April 5, 2002, the Grizzlies hosted Elvis Bobble-head Night at The Pyramid in Memphis.