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1.  Joe Louis beat him for the heavyweight title.

2. He played first base for the Amazing Mets in 1962.

3. Cassius Clay beat him to become the heavyweight champion in 1964.

4. This jockey was still riding at the age of 54.

5. Despite having polio as a youngster, she developed into a track star and won three gold medals in the 1960 Olympics.

6.  This runner won the Boston Marathon three years and the New York Marathon four straight times.

7. This great swimmer played Tarzan.

8. This pitcher was around 60 years old when he hurled an inning in an exhibition game.

9.  Dale Brown coached this NBA great at LSU.

10. This Puerto Rican was the National League MVP in 1966, and he died in a plane crash in 1972.

 

 

 

answers – 1. Jim Braddock 2. Gil Hodges 3. Sonny Liston 4. Willie Shoemaker 5. Wilma Rudolph 6. Bill Rodgers 7. Johnny Weissmuller 8. Satchel Paige 9. Shaquille O’Neal 10. Roberto Clemente 

 

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