"Lesbians in the sport hurt women's golf."
—BEN WRIGHT, CBS ANNOUNCER. TO WILMINGTON NEWS JOURNAL REPORTER VALERIE HELMBRECK DURING THE 1995 LPGA CHAMPIONSHIP AT WILMINGTON'S DUPONT COUNTRY CLUB; THE REMARK (AND WRIGHT'S INITIAL DENIAL THAT HE MADE IT) CAUSED AN UPROAR AND LED TO WRIGHT'S FIRING.
For Delaware's top 50 homegrown sports figures. go to SI.com/50.
Randy White, Football player
The 6'4", 265-pound Hall of Fame defensive tackle and Wilmington native played in nine Pro Bowls in 14 years with the Dallas Cowboys. A three-sport star at Thomas McKean High, White won both the Outland and Lombardi trophies at Maryland in 1974.
Judy Johnson, Baseball player
The Negro leagues star and Hall of Famer from Wilmington batted .301 in 17 seasons, including .406 for the Hilldale Daisies in 1929. As player-manager of the Homestead Grays in 1930, the slick-fielding third baseman made young catcher Josh Gibson a regular.
Harold (Tubby) Raymond, Football coach
The Michigan-born Raymond spent 36 years (1966 to 2001) as head coach at the University of Delaware and led the Blue Hens to three national small-college titles. The four-time NCAA Coach of the Year is one of four coaches to win 300 or more games at one school.
Delino DeShields, Baseball player
The second baseman from Seaford hit .268 and stole 463 bases in 14 seasons with five major league teams. DeShields, who was all-state in football, baseball and basketball at Seaford High, signed to play hoops at Villanova before the Expos drafted him in 1987.
Vic Willis, Baseball player
The Hall of Fame righthander, who grew up in Newark, had 20 or more wins eight times and holds the modern National League record with 45 complete games (in 46 starts) for the Boston Beaneaters in 1902. In 13 seasons Willis went 249-205 with a 2.63 ERA.
Margaret Osborne, Tennis player
Her 37 Grand Slam titles (fourth alltime) include three singles crowns at the U.S. Open, two at the French and one at Wimbledon. Married to William du Pont Jr. for 17 years, she won 20 Grand Slam doubles titles with Louise Brough, including nine straight U.S. Opens (1942 to '50).