- NAME: Jim Thorpe
- OCCUPATION: Baseball Player, Basketball Player, Boxer, Football Player, Hockey Player, Track and Field Athlete
- BIRTH DATE: May 28, 1888
- DEATH DATE: March 28, 1953
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Prague, Oklahoma
- PLACE OF DEATH: Lomita, California
- Full Name: Jacobus Franciscus Thorpe
- AKA: Jim Thorpe
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Jim Thorpe was a Native American professional football and baseball player, known for his all-around athleticism. He was a gold-medal runner at the 1912 Olympics.
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Jim Thorpe was born on May 28, 1888 in Prague, Oklahoma. In 1908, while playing football with the Carlisle Indians, he was chosen as third-team All-American. At the 1912 Olympics, he brought home gold medals for his running. In 1913, his medals were revoked on a technicality. Following the Olympics, he played professional baseball and football. Thorpe died on March 28, 1953 in Lomita, California.
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