Boston Red Sox left fielder Ted Williams, widely regarded as one of the greatest hitters in baseball history, had many nicknames, including "The Kid", "The Splendid Splinter", "Teddy Ballgame", "Theodore the Thumper" and "The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived".
Nicknamed "Mr. Hockey", Gordie Howe is considered the most complete player to ever play the game and one of the greatest ice hockey players of all time. A 23-time NHL All-Star, he held many of the sport's scoring records until they were broken in the 1980s by Wayne Gretzky.
With two Art Ross Trophies, Bobby Orr remains the only defenseman to have won the league scoring title. He holds the record for most points and assists in a single season by a defenseman and won three consecutive Hart Trophies as the league's most valuable player (MVP).
During a loss to the New York Rangers on January 11, 1948, Blake collided with Rangers' skater Bill Juzda and suffered a double fracture of his ankle which ended his playing career. He would go on to coach the Canadiens for thirteen years, winning eight Stanley Cups -- the most titles for any coach in the team's history.