Stan Mikita and teammate Bobby Hull were the most formidable forward duo of the 1960s, and both were notorious for using sticks with curved blades which gave a comparative advantage to shooters versus goaltenders. As a result, the NHL limited blade curvature to ½" in 1970.
Bucky Dent is widely remembered for hitting a three-run home run that gave the Yankees a 3-2 lead in the 1978 AL East division tie-breaker game against the Boston Red Sox. This was all the more remarkable due to the fact that Dent was not known as a power hitter. The home run was one of only 40 he hit during his entire 12-year career.
In 1989, Randall Cunningham, who had been an all-conference quarterback and punter while at UNLV, unleashed a 91-yard punt against the New York Giants, the longest in Eagles history (and the fourth-longest ever). He had 20 punts during his career, with an average of 44.7 yards per punt.
A versatile forward from Melbourne, Ben Simmons played one season of college basketball for Louisiana State University, where he was named a consensus first-team All-American and the USBWA National Freshman of the Year. Simmons was selected with the number one overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft by the 76ers, becoming the third Melbourne-born number one overall pick in 11 years.
Michael Vick was drafted in the 30th round of the 2000 MLB draft (887th overall) by the Colorado Rockies. Vick did not sign and went on to be selected first in the 2001 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons, becoming the first African-American quarterback to be taken with the top pick.
Frequently regarded among the greatest football players of all time, Brown was a Pro Bowl invitee every season he was in the league, was recognized as the NFL's Most Valuable Player four times, and won an NFL championship with the Cleveland Browns in 1964.