JIM THORPE – Thorpe is considered by many to be the finest athlete the United States has ever produced. In the 1912 Stockholm Olympics he finished first in the pentathlon, first in the decathlon, fourth in the high jump and seventh in the broad jump. He was the only person in Olympic history to win both the pentathlon and decathlon. In 1913, he was stripped of his medals for having once played semi-professional baseball for $2 a day. Those medals were posthumously returned to him by the International Olympic Committee in January, 1983. In addition to the Olympics, Thorpe was an All-American half-back, played pro football, and played baseball for six years with the New York Giants. He died in 1953.