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Jim Thorpe

Born: May 28, 1888
2-time All-America in football

won both pentathlon and decathlon at 1912 Olympics; stripped of medals a month later for playing semi-pro baseball prior to Games; medals restored in 1982; played major league baseball (1913-19) and pro football (1920-26,28); chosen “Athlete of the Half Century” by AP in 1950.

Died: May 28, 1953

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