Pete Gray, 1945 St. Louis Browns

Pete was the only one-armed man to ever play in the big leagues. He was not a novelty act like Ed Gaedel – Gray was the real thing.

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Dick Butkus, Chicago Bears rookie, 1965

There was no doubt that Butkus would be a great player in the pros, after his standout career at Illinois. He started college as a center on offense, but Bruce Capel won the job, and Dick was switched over to playing only defense. Capel never played pro football, and he later died a hero in Vietnam.

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