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The Fifties

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FC: 1950 | The Fifties Greatest Sports Icons | By: Minthra Khounsavath

1: -The Greatest Sport Hero's in the 50's. -Most memorable and favorable players in an official league of sport.

2: Jackie Robinson | -Jackie Robinson first African American to come and play in Major League Baseball. -Robinson erased the color barrier that had previously shrouded professional baseball. -Robinson played for the Brooklyn Dodgers.

3: -Jim Brown was of one the greatest football running backs. -Astonishing height of 6'2 and weighing in 230 pounds. -Few people view Brown as the the greatest offensive back of the Cleveland Browns. -Brown became an actor after retiring from football at the age of 30. -He is still remaining active in Civil Rights groups till this day. | Jim Brown

4: Bob Cousy "Houdini of the Hardwood" | -Greatest basketball star in the fifties -1950-1963 played for the Celtics. -Lead the Celtics 6 championships . -Known as the Houdini of the Hardwood. -Won MVP in 1957.

5: Rocky Marciano | -Rocky is the only champion that was undefeated in any weight class in boxing history. -Rocky had a record of 49 wins. -The start of his winning streak started in 1952 . -Rocky lived a short life. A day before his 50th birthday on August 31, 1969, Marciano died in a tragic plane crash.

6: -Most admirable baseball player. -Unbelievable stats of 3,283 hits and 660 home runs through out his baseball career. | Willie Mays Baseballs favorite star "Say Hey Kid"

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