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Carlos Santana guitar player and Carlos Santana the new catcher for the Cleveland Indians.

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Don't get me started on all of the John Williamses.

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tofu_chipmunk wrote: Don't get me started on all of the John Williamses.
I'll start you out with

Hot Plate Williams and Hot Rod Williams from the NBA.

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Steve Smith is another one. Two current NFL players. Two former Hockey players.

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There's two Francisco Rodriguez's who are relievers (the more famous K-Rod and another).

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There was a Minnisota Twin named Greg Gagne in the 80s to go along with the wrestling one.

Kenny Rogers the singer and pitcher.

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There was a baseball pitcher named Dusty Rhodes.

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Frank Williams racing team owner (now Sir Frank) and Frank Williams actor.

Peter Sutcliffe sportscar racer from the 1960s and Peter Sutcliffe mass-murderer from the 1980s.

Paul Weller the footballer and Paul Weller the Jamster.

There used to be a player for Preston called Michael Jackson.  At St Andrews we have this thing that when an opposing substitute is announced we all go "whooooooo?"  This time the who was stifled by uproarious laughter.  Within seconds a new chant had started.  "Michael, gissa song, Michael Michael gissa song..."

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In the early part of the decade there were two mediocre swingman pitchers named Jeff D'Amico.

There were also, somehow, two Johan Santanas.  The other one then started going by Ervin.

John Madden and the other John Madden, hockey player.

Not quite the same but I always do a double-take when I hear the name of NFL CB Ricky Manning, Jr.  Despite being a black guy I always have to remind myself he's not the "Jr." of the white Indians CF from the '70s and current Tribe color man.

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Oh, and there were two Indianapolis drivers in the 40s and 50s called Bill Cantrell - I think one was Willard and the other William.  And two Howdy Wilcoxes in the 1920s.

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CampCornetteNWA wrote: There was a baseball pitcher named Dusty Rhodes.


I think he was a pinch hitter deluxe. Let me look up Dusty Rhodes the baseball player.

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Two links and an obit from Bill Madden.

http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/player.php?p=rhodedu01


BY Bill Madden
DAILY NEWS SPORTS WRITER

Thursday, June 18th 2009, 2:30 PM

Dusty Rhodes, the incorrigible New York Giants free spirit who became the improbable hero of the 1954 World Series, died Wednesday in Las Vegas after a variety of illnesses, including diabetes and emphysema. He was 82.

The Alabama-born Rhodes, who came up to the Giants in 1952 with a reputation of being a hard-hitting, hard-drinking and defensively challenged left fielder, achieved baseball immortality in the '54 Series when he went 4-for-6 with two homers and seven RBI in the Giants' four-game sweep of the heavily favored, 111-win Cleveland Indians. Rhodes, whose lefthanded stroke was tailor-made for the short right field porch at the old Polo Grounds, won the first game with a pinch-hit, 10th-inning three-run homer off future Hall of Famer Bob Lemon just inside the right field foul pole, about 296 feet away. The next day, he delivered a pinch single in the fifth and a home run in the seventh against another future Hall of Famer, Early Wynn, to highlight a 3-1 Giants win. Finally, in Game 3, he hit a two-run pinch single off the Indians' Mike Garcia to spark a 6-2 Giants win.

For all three pinch-hitting opportunities in the Series, Giants manager Leo Durocher elected to have Rhodes bat for Negro League legend Monte Irvin, who went on to become a Hall of Famer himself.

"It's a sad day for me," Irvin said last night via phone from Houston. "Dusty and I were such good friends. Even though he was born in Alabama, he was like a brother to all the black players. Dusty was color-blind. He sure did like the good life, though, which would drive Leo crazy. I remember one time we were in Japan playing an exhibition series and Leo and I were standing in the hotel lobby late one night when Dusty came through the door. Leo said: 'Are you coming or are you going?'"

Rhodes, who wound up playing only seven seasons - all with the Giants - in the big leagues before retiring in 1959 with a career .253 average and 54 homers in 576 games, freely admitted his fondness for the drink and the nightlife. In an interview at his home in Las Vegas with the Daily News last December, he joked: "I couldn't buy a drink in New York after that '54 Series. It's funny, I was never sick a day in my life until I quit drinking."

In his autobiography, "Nice Guys Finish Last," Durocher described Rhodes as "the worst fielder who ever played in a big league game who made training rules forgotten" but added: "Dusty was the kind of buffoon who kept a club confident and happy. And boy could he hit! Between him and Willie Mays, there was nothing but laughter in our clubhouse."

"He was a fabulous hitter and a great friend," Mays said last night from San Francisco. "He stayed at my house and I've never had a greater friend."



http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/rhodedu01.shtml

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PeteF3 wrote: Not quite the same but I always do a double-take when I hear the name of NFL CB Ricky Manning, Jr.  Despite being a black guy I always have to remind myself he's not the "Jr." of the white Indians CF from the '70s and current Tribe color man.

I'm pretty sure that they still prefer the term " African American " .

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clawmaster wrote: Steve Smith is another one. Two current NFL players. Two former Hockey players.

And the ex drummer for Journey.:D

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clawmaster wrote:
Steve Smith is another one. Two current NFL players. Two former Hockey players.


As well as an excellent 70s/80s drummer (played with Journey during their big years).

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Mick wrote: clawmaster wrote:
Steve Smith is another one. Two current NFL players. Two former Hockey players.


As well as an excellent 70s/80s drummer (played with Journey during their big years).

Steve Smith Michigan Wolverines running back

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clawmaster wrote: Mick wrote: clawmaster wrote:
Steve Smith is another one. Two current NFL players. Two former Hockey players.


As well as an excellent 70s/80s drummer (played with Journey during their big years).

Steve Smith Michigan Wolverines running back

Wasn't there also a shooting guard from Michigan State named Steve Smith?  He had a decent NBA career.

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In the '60s, there was a MLB infielder named John Kennedy.

 


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The Ultimate Sin wrote: clawmaster wrote: Mick wrote: clawmaster wrote:
Steve Smith is another one. Two current NFL players. Two former Hockey players.


As well as an excellent 70s/80s drummer (played with Journey during their big years).

Steve Smith Michigan Wolverines running back

Wasn't there also a shooting guard from Michigan State named Steve Smith?  He had a decent NBA career.

He does announcing now on the NBA Network.

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Detroit pitcher Steve King and writer Stephen King

I collect yearbooks. I found this gentleman in the 1962 one from Ringgold.

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Bill Russell, the Celtics legend, and Bill Russell, the former Dodgers SS and manager.

There were two Bob Kellys in the NHL in the '70s: Bob "Battleship" Kelly of the Penguins and Blues, Bob "Hound" Kelly of the Flyers.

The 1962 Mets had two pitchers named Bob Miller, one LH and one RH.

There were two catchers named Hal Smith in MLB in the '50s/'60s. One was with the Cardinals, the other with the Athletics/Pirates/Colt 45s/Reds.

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TerryWWWF wrote: There were two Bob Kellys in the NHL in the '70s: Bob "Battleship" Kelly of the Penguins and Blues, Bob "Houndog" Kelly of the Flyers.



Fixed the nickname for ya.

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Weren't there two or three pitchers named Greg Harris in MLB at the same time?

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The Ultimate Sin wrote: Weren't there two or three pitchers named Greg Harris in MLB at the same time?

Yup - here's their baseball cards from the same year.

       

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Billy Williams- Cubs great= Billy Williams -wrestling jobber-Biily dee Williams- Colt 45 pitch man

Bob Johnson-mediocre Pitchers Pitcher on 71 team = Bob Johnson founder of BET and past owner of the Charlotte Bobcats

Michael Jackson- journeyman relief pitcher - Michael Jackson -dead pediofile singer

Tom Jones -Vegas singer who stuffs his crotch - Tom Jones -wrestler/jobber - Thomas Jones NFL running back

 

 

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Count Grog wrote: Bob Johnson-mediocre Pitchers Pitcher on 71 team = Bob Johnson founder of BET and past owner of the Charlotte Bobcats



Also the coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins, I believe for their first CUp win in 1991, before dying in the off-season.

Penguins fans, please correct any errors in the above post, please and thanks. :)

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Bob Berry, former NFL quarterback. Bob Berry, former NHL player and coach.


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Michael Jackson- journeyman relief pitcher - Michael Jackson -dead pediofile singer 

 

Georgetown had a point guard during the Ewing era named Michael Jackson.  There was also Alabama Junior Heaveyweight Champion Mike Jackson too.

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CanadianHorseman wrote: The Ultimate Sin wrote: Weren't there two or three pitchers named Greg Harris in MLB at the same time?

Yup - here's their baseball cards from the same year.

       

One of them was ambidextrous.  I think the guy on the left.

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The Ultimate Sin wrote: CanadianHorseman wrote: The Ultimate Sin wrote: Weren't there two or three pitchers named Greg Harris in MLB at the same time?

Yup - here's their baseball cards from the same year.

       

One of them was ambidextrous.  I think the guy on the left.

Yup - the guy on the left was ambidextrous. I think that he was pitching for Montreal when a switch hitter came up to bat and they both kept switching sides before a pitch was thrown. Finally the umpire told Harris to pick a side and stick with it.

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khawk wrote: Count Grog wrote: Bob Johnson-mediocre Pitchers Pitcher on 71 team = Bob Johnson founder of BET and past owner of the Charlotte Bobcats



Also the coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins, I believe for their first CUp win in 1991, before dying in the off-season.

Penguins fans, please correct any errors in the above post, please and thanks. :)

Johnson coached at the University of Wisconsin for many years. Think he also coached the Calgary Flames. His best known saying was It's a great day for Hockey.

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Jimmy Johnson football coach, Jimmie Johnson Nascar Driver, Jim Johnson dead Eagles def coordinator.

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clawmaster wrote: Jimmy Johnson football coach, Jimmie Johnson Nascar Driver, Jim Johnson dead Eagles def coordinator.

Jim Johnson longtime WLS AM 890 news guy.

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The Ultimate Sin wrote: Count Grog wrote:
Michael Jackson- journeyman relief pitcher - Michael Jackson -dead pediofile singer 

 

Georgetown had a point guard during the Ewing era named Michael Jackson.  There was also Alabama Junior Heaveyweight Champion Mike Jackson too.

And an early '90s wide receiver for the Browns.  The relief pitcher usually went by Mike.

Manny Fernandez, Raging Bull; Manny Fernandez, defensive lineman for the '70s Dolphins; Manny Fernandez, goaltender for the Wild and Bruins.  There's never been a Manny Fernandez in baseball, oddly enough.

In addition to the Greg Harrises, there were also two starting pitchers named Bobby Jones.  In 2002 they were both in the Mets rotation.

The St. Louis Cardinals in the mid-'90s had a 4th OF/AAAA journeyman type named Terry Bradshaw.




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clawmaster wrote: Jimmy Johnson football coach, Jimmie Johnson Nascar Driver, Jim Johnson dead Eagles def coordinator.
Jim Johnson, '80s-era NHL defenseman.

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TerryWWWF wrote: clawmaster wrote: Jimmy Johnson football coach, Jimmie Johnson Nascar Driver, Jim Johnson dead Eagles def coordinator.
Jim Johnson, '80s-era NHL defenseman.

And The Bulls have James Johnson.

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There was also a Jimmy Johnson that was one of the all-time greatest defensive backs.

I'm shocked we've gotten this far without mentioning the name STEVE ONTIVEROS. That's an uncommon last name, but there were two guys with that exact name that played major league baseball right after the other. One played 3B for the Giants and Cubs in the 70's before signing to play in Japan, the other was a journeyman pitcher that played for a few teams in the 80's and 90's.

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Does Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Karim Abdul-Jabbar count? NBA guy sued the NFL RB to change the spelling on his first name IIRC.

There were 2 guys named Stephane Richer in the NHL at one point. The goal-scorer from the Canadiens and an obscure D-man.

2 guys named Petr Sykora in the NHL earlier this decade

There's Jim Kelly the NFL Hall of Famer, Jim Kelly the sports broadcaster, and Jim Kelley the hockey writer

 

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Lew Alcindor changed his name to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in the 70's.

Sharmon Shah changed his name to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in the 90's, while he was a running back at UCLA. Same school as the original, same Number 33. The original Kareem seethed as UCLA sold #33 jerseys.

The original Kareem had enough when the Miami Dolphins drafted the new Kareem, and started selling jerseys that read "Abdul-Jabbar" with #33, and sued. They settled, and the new Kareem became Karim, and his new jersey only said "Karim" on it.

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That's why I wondered if changing your name that matches with someone else counted.

Mike Myers the left-handed specialist and Mike Myers the comedian/actor.

 

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Jim Jones as in koolaid my friends, James Earl Jones, James Jones basketball player, James Jones wide receiver

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clawmaster wrote: Jim Jones as in koolaid my friends, James Earl Jones, James Jones basketball player, James Jones wide receiver


James Jones was also a RB for the Lions in the 80s

EDIT: There was also Jimmy Jones, a pitcher for the Padres and Yankees in the late 80s/early 90s

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LAF wrote: That's why I wondered if changing your name that matches with someone else counted.

Mike Myers the left-handed specialist and Mike Myers the comedian/actor.

 

Don't forget about this Mike Myers:



 

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Bobby Jones golfer, Bobby Jones 76ers/Nuggets basketball player, Bobby Jones pitcher.

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Brian Wilson, closer for the Giants and the nutty/brilliant Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys.

Bret Butler of the Braves/Indians/Giants/Dodgers and actress Brett Butler. I may have the spellings reversed.

Jayson Williams (Magic), Jay/Jason Williams (Duke/Bulls), Jason Williams (limo driver murderer/Nets)

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Hammer to Fall wrote: Bret Butler of the Braves/Indians/Giants/Dodgers and actress Brett Butler. I may have the spellings reversed.

Jayson Williams (Magic), Jay/Jason Williams (Duke/Bulls), Jason Williams (limo driver murderer/Nets)

I also believe that there was another guy named Bret Butler who I think played for the Rockies?

Jayson Williams is the murderer, Jason was a white guy on Orlando.

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Three guys in the NBA named Charles Smith:

Charles Smith, who played for the Clippers and Knicks
Charles Smith, who went to Georgetown and played on the '88 Olympic Team
Charles Smith, who was a guard at New Mexico and played for the Miami Heat

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LAF wrote: Three guys in the NBA named Charles Smith:

Charles Smith, who played for the Clippers and Knicks
Charles Smith, who went to Georgetown and played on the '88 Olympic Team
Charles Smith, who was a guard at New Mexico and played for the Miami Heat


Actor Charles Smith:


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Steve Williams(Austin) wrestler, Steve Williams (caddie), Steve "Dr Death" Williams

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Good to see you are still among the living stingmark!! Birthdays & shots of alcohol.

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C.C. Milani wrote: I'm shocked we've gotten this far without mentioning the name STEVE ONTIVEROS. That's an uncommon last name, but there were two guys with that exact name that played major league baseball right after the other. One played 3B for the Giants and Cubs in the 70's before signing to play in Japan, the other was a journeyman pitcher that played for a few teams in the 80's and 90's.

I can't outhit Bill Madlock but in the field ...

Steve Ontiveros.

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clawmaster wrote: Good to see you are still among the living stingmark!! Birthdays & shots of alcohol.

LOL, thanks alot.

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clawmaster wrote: clawmaster wrote: Jimmy Johnson football coach, Jimmie Johnson Nascar Driver, Jim Johnson dead Eagles def coordinator.

Jim Johnson longtime WLS AM 890 news guy.


Jimmy Johnson HOF CB for the Niners

Walt Williams...CB for Lions and Yankee OF

Alex Smith...QB for Niners  and TE for Browns

Tim Johnson...a Baseball player and 2 football players

Larry Jones...basketball player and Boxer

 

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Benlen wrote: Walt Williams...CB for Lions and Yankee OF

One also played in the NBA during the 90s for the Kings among others. Went to Maryland.

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"DR. D" David Schultz- Rassler

Dave " Tiger" Williams - NHL all time PM leader
Dave Williams - singer of Drowning Pool
David Williams -  former MLB Pitcher http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/w/willida07.shtml

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LAF wrote: Three guys in the NBA named Charles Smith:

Charles Smith, who played for the Clippers and Knicks
Charles Smith, who went to Georgetown and played on the '88 Olympic Team
Charles Smith, who was a guard at New Mexico and played for the Miami Heat


 

Then there was third baseman Charley Smith who was traded for Roger Maris.

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boxer
NBA player
NFL quarterback
Mr. Anderson Anderson (everyone's favorite asshole)

 

 

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TerryWWWF wrote:
Jim Morrison, Lizard King. Jim Morrison, MLB 3B.

 


J.J. Dillon is also Jim Morrison

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Bill Bradley-Former Eagles All Pro Safety in the early 70's.

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Steve Howe the relief pitcher and Steve Howe the guitarist for Yes and Asia

Danieal Manning the CB for the Bears and Danny Manning the #1 pick in the 1988 NBA Draft

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Larry Johnson-NBA player

Larry Johnson-NFL rb

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Bill White-former journeyman professional wrestler
Bill White-former major league first baseman and baseball announcer.

Joe Perry-Football Hall of Fame member-played running back.
Joe Perry-guitarist for Aerosmith & the Joe Perry Project.

Jermaine Jackson-former NBA player
Jermaine Jackson-singer, member of the Jackson family-Jackson Five, Jacksons.

Steve Kline-Former major league starting pitcher. Right handed. Pitched with three teams from 1970-1977.
Steve Kline-former major league relief pitcher. Left handed. Pitched with five teams from 1997-2007.

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NJRob65 wrote: Bill White-former journeyman professional wrestler
Bill White-former major league first baseman and baseball announcer.



 

Also NHL defenseman

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Willie Horton-Major league left fielder & designated hitter, who played with six teams during his major career between 1963 and 1980. Primarily with the Tigers from 1963-1977. Hit 325 home runs.

Willie Horton- infamous convicted rapist and murderer who didn't return form a weekend furlough from prison in Massachusetts in June 1986. He subsequently committed robbery, rape and assault in Maryland in April, 1987. Michael Dukakis was governor of Massachusetts when Horton. The whole Horton situation was used against Dukakis in his 1988 Presidential campaign.

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Doug Harvey, Hall of Fame NHL defenseman

Doug Harvey, Hall of Fame MLB umpire


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Bill Robinson:

baseball player
dancer (Mr. Bojangles

 

Frank Howard

baseball player
college player & coach
actor

 

 

 

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lobo316 wrote: Bill Robinson:

baseball player
dancer (Mr. Bojangles

And Billy Robinson wrestler.

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Vincent Lopez - Wrestling Champion & Band Leader
Buddy Rogers - Wrestling Champion & Band Leader
Jack Johnson - Heavyweight Boxing Champion & Singer
Jim Morrison - Wrestling Manager (JJ Dillon's real name) & Singer

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Johnny "Lam" Jones and Johnny "Jam" Jones played college football for the same team.  Lam was a receiver for the Jets.

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The Ultimate Sin wrote:
Johnny "Lam" Jones and Johnny "Jam" Jones played college football for the same team.  Lam was a receiver for the Jets.

Johnny "Ham" Jones was also on the same University of Texas team as Lam and Jam Jones.



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