Gold's Gym, which the World War II veteran founded in California in '65 after inventing numerous workout machines, was the birthplace of a bodybuilding movement--and where Ahnold began his ascent.
The infielder played 13 years in the bigs, and when he retired in 1960, his impact had just begun: He was the patriarch of baseball's three-generation All-Star family. "Anybody that's not proud of this," he said watching grandsons Bret and Aaron in the '03 All-Star Game, "there's something wrong with them."
He was once Canada's greatest marathoner and ranked No. 3 in the world, but his legacy was made in the kitchen of his California home. There, in 1986, he and his wife, Jennifer, created the PowerBar.
Believed to be the first to receive a golf scholarship--to LSU, where he won the NCAA individual title in '37--he took five PGA Tour events including the '45 Memphis Open to end Byron Nelson's win streak at 11.
At 58, when he became the oldest man to swim the English Channel, he'd won six NCAA swimming titles as Indiana's coach. He mentored 48 Olympians; Mark Spitz called him "the most instrumental person in my career."