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March 22, 2004

Bronko Nagurski, Football player

Famed for his ruggedness, the 6'2", 228-pound University of
Minnesota star from International Falls was the only player ever
voted consensus All-America at two positions in the same season
(fullback and tackle, 1929). He led the Chicago Bears to three
NFL titles.

Paul Molitor, Baseball player

The seven-time All-Star from St. Paul hit .300 or better in 12
seasons and finished his career with 3,319 hits. A longtime
Milwaukee Brewer, he was the 1993 World Series MVP for the
Toronto Blue Jays. In college he was a two-time All-America at
Minnesota.

Kevin McHale, Basketball player

The power forward from Hibbing won three NBA titles with the
Boston Celtics playing alongside Larry Bird and Robert Parish in
one of basketball's greatest frontcourts. The Minnesota alum is
now vice president and general manager of the Timberwolves.

Dave Winfield, Baseball player

The 6'6" St. Paul native played forward on the University of
Minnesota's 1971-72 Big Ten championship basketball team and in
'73 went straight to the San Diego Padres' outfield without a
stop in the minors. He had 3,110 hits and 465 home runs in 22
major league seasons.

Neal Broten, Hockey player

While at Minnesota the Roseau native won the NCAA title in 1979,
an Olympic gold in 1980 and the Hobey Baker Award in '81. In 1991
he led the Minnesota North Stars to the Stanley Cup finals; he
won a Stanley Cup in '95 with the New Jersey Devils.

Patty Berg, Golfer

One of the LPGA's founding members, the Minneapolis native won 60
tournaments, including 15 majors, and was a three-time AP Female
Athlete of the Year (1938, '43 and '55). Her hole in one at the
'59 U.S. Women's Open was the first by a woman in USGA
competition.

B/W PHOTO: AP (NAGURSKI) COLOR PHOTO: AP (MOLITOR) COLOR PHOTO: STEVE LIPOFSKY (MCHALE) COLOR PHOTO: CHUCK SOLOMON (WINFIELD) COLOR PHOTO: GLENN CRATTY/GETTY IMAGES (BROTEN) B/W PHOTO: LPGA (BERG)

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Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
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