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Alltime Best For Oregon's top 50 homegrown sports figures, go to SI.com/50

June 21, 2004
June 21, 2004

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Alltime Best For Oregon's top 50 homegrown sports figures, go to SI.com/50

Compiled by Bill Syken

Danny Ainge, Basketball/baseball player
The former Boston Celtics guard and Toronto Blue Jays third
baseman was an All-America in basketball, football and baseball
at North Eugene High. The 1981 college basketball player of the
year at BYU is now the Celtics' executive director of basketball
operations.

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Terry Baker, Football player
The 1962 Heisman Trophy winner from Portland was a star
quarterback and basketball guard at Oregon State. After
graduating he played quarterback for the Los Angeles Rams and the
CFL's Edmonton Eskimos, while earning a law degree from USC.

Dale Murphy, Baseball player
The Atlanta Braves outfielder won National League MVP awards in
1982 and '83 and hit 398 home runs in his 18-year career. The
Portland native was named one of SI's 1987 co-Sportsmen of the
Year for his philanthropic work.

Steve Prefontaine, Runner
The Coos Bay native held every U.S. record from 2,000 to 10,000
meters at the time of his death in 1975, at age 24, in a car
accident. He won three NCAA cross-country championships and four
three-mile titles while at Oregon, and his life inspired two
Hollywood movies.

Dick Fosbury, High jumper
He revolutionized his sport by leaping over the bar backward--a
now standard technique dubbed the Fosbury Flop. The Portland
native won two NCAA titles at Oregon State and a gold medal at
the 1968 Olympics, where he set a U.S. and Olympic record of
7'4 1/4".

Don Schollander, Swimmer
The first swimmer to win four gold medals in one Olympics, he
earned the Sullivan Award for his dominant showing at the 1964
Games. Schollander, from Lake Oswego, set nine world records in
the 200-meter freestyle.

COLOR PHOTO: JOHN W. MCDONOUGH (AINGE)COLOR PHOTO: HY PESKIN (BAKER)COLOR PHOTO: ANDY HAYT (MURPHY)COLOR PHOTO: JOHN IACONO (PREFONTAINE)B/W PHOTO: TONY DUFFY/GETTY IMAGES (FOSBURY)COLOR PHOTO: JOHN DOMINIS/TIME-LIFE PICTURES/GETTY IMAGES (SCHOLLANDER)