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Tim Ott is a freelance writer for BIO.com. Although he's a sports enthusiast, he has yet to show up to a game covered in body paint.
April 2, 2013 by Tim Ott
The arrival of spring brings the start of another baseball season, and with it an American tradition as occasionally awkward as a slow dance at a junior prom: the...also in this article
Academic, Supreme Court Justice, U.S. President / 1857 - 1930
William Howard Taft, the 27th president of the United States, fulfilled a lifelong dream when he was appointed chief justice of the Supreme Court, becoming the only person to have served as both a U.S. chief justice and president.
January 31, 2013 by Tim Ott
Jackie Robinson’s birthday today reminds us how far we’ve progressed in the world of sports. Given the frequency with which we see African-American superstars like...also in this article
Baseball Player / 1919 - 1972
Jackie Robinson became the first African-American to play major league baseball, becoming Rookie of the Year in 1947, National League MVP in 1949 and a World Series champ in 1955.