Ted Williams, "The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived," was born on Aug. 30, 1918. A two-time MVP who twice won the Triple Crown, Williams hit .344 lifetime with 521 home runs — despite twice interrupting his career to serve as a Navy and Marine Corps pilot in World War II and the Korean War. Baseball's last .400 hitter, Ted Williams was always colorful and almost always controversial during the 22 years he played big league baseball.
Born 80 years ago on Aug. 21, 1936, four-time MVP and 13-time All-Star Wilt Chamberlain dominates the NBA record book, in which "The Big Dipper" is the all-time leader in rebounds (23,924) and games with 50 or more points (118) — including his single-game record 100 points on March 2, 1962. Here are some rarely seen photos of "Wilt the Stilt" — who died from a heart attack at the age of 63 in October 1999 — from adolescence to the pros and beyond.
Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw, a fierce competitor who led the Pittsburgh Steelers to four Super Bowl titles (IX, X, XIII and XIV), turned 68 years old on Sept. 2, 2016. Here are some rare photos of the "Blonde Bomber" through the years.
Four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon will come out of retirement to replace Dale Earnhardt Jr.—who reported concussion-like symptoms to the Hendrick Motorsports team—for the next two Sprint Cup races. Gordon, 44, raced in the Cup Series from 1992-2015 for Hendrick Motorsports. He won his first championship as a 23-year-old in 1994 and also won titles in 1997, 1998 and 2001. His 93 Cup wins and 81 poles are each No. 3 all-time. Gordon’s an equity partner in Hendrick Motorsports, and been working closely with the team all season, specifically with rookie Chase Elliott, who now helms Gordon's old No. 24 car. Here are 24 rare photos of old No. 24.
With 11-time All-Star and Hall of Fame power forward Charles Barkley, a.k.a. "Sir Charles" and "The Round Mound of Rebound," turning 53 years old on Feb. 20, 2016, we present these 53 rare photos of the NBA legend.