Athletes and Coaches

Ray Allen

Ray Allen

(1975- ) Raised in Dalzell, SC, Ray Allen is an NBA All-Star basketball player who has played with the Milwaukee Bucks, Seattle SuperSonics, and Boston Celtics.

Larry Doby

Larry Doby

(1923-2003) Born in Camden, SC, Lawrence "Larry" Doby was the first African American to play baseball in the American League and the second African American to manage a major league team.

Alex English

Alex English

(1954- ) Born in Columbia, SC, Alex English was a basketball player at USC and the Denver Nuggets and member of the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Joe Frazier

Joe Frazier

(1944-2011) Joe Frazier was a professional boxer from Beaufort, SC who defeated such greats as Muhammad Ali.

Kevin Garnett

Kevin Garnett

(1976- ) Born in Mauldin, SC, Kevin Garnett is an accomplished basketball player in the NBA. He has played with the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Boston Celtics.

Althea Gibson

Althea Gibson

(1927-2003) Born in Silver, Clarendon County, SC, Althea Gibson was the first African-American player to win Wimbledon and U.S. National tennis championships.

Gordon Glisson

(1930-1997) Born in Winnsboro, SC, Gordon Glisson was a Champion Thoroughbred horse racing jockey.

"Shoeless" Joe Jackson

 (1887–1951) Considered one of the most outstanding hitters in the history of baseball, Joe Jackson's career .356 batting average is the third highest in history, after Ty Cobb and Rogers Hornsby. Joe Jackson was born in Brandon Mills.

Mamie "Peanut" Johnson

Mamie Johnson

(1932- ) Brown in Ridgeway, SC, Mamie "Peanut" Johnson was the only woman to pitch for Negro Major League.

Elizabeth Mahon

(1919-2001) From Greenville, SC, Elizabeth "Lib" Mahon was a baseball player in the 1940s in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.

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