The Civil War
Dred Scott (1795-1858) was born into slavery in Virginia and relocated with the family when it moved to St. Louis in 1830. In 1846, he sued to gain his freedom. After 11 years, in a landmark decision, he was denied his freedom by the U. S. Supreme Court. His case contributed to the tension building between the states prior to the Civil War. In 1857, Scott's freedom was purchased by the sons of his first owner.
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Lou Brock was born in 1939 in El Dorado, AR. A baseball Hall of Fame outfielder with the nickname "The Running Redbird," he is the Cardinals' all-time stolen base leader with a career 938 stolen bases. He was selected as an All Star six times and had 12 straight seasons with more than 50 stolen bases.
Stan Musial was born in 1920 Donora, Pa. Nickenamed "Stan the Man" he played for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1941-1963 and is a baseball Hall of Fame outfielder. He appeared in 24 All-star games and won 3 MVP awards.
Yogia Berra was born Lawrence Peter Berra in 1925 in St. Louis,MO. He is a baseball Hall of Fame catcher who played for the New York Yankees. He was selected as an All Star 15 times and won 3MVP awards. His 1947
pinch hit home run was the first in World Series History. He's also known for his Yogi-sims, such as, "The game ain't over 'till it's over" and It's like deja uv all over again."
George Brett was born 1953 in Glendale, WV. A baseball Hall of Fame third baseman for the Kansas City royals with more than 3,000 hits, he was a 12-time All Star. He was the first player in history to accumulate 3,000 hits, 300 home runs, 600 doubles, 100 triples, 1500 RBI's and 200 stolen bases.
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Don Faurot (1902-1995) was born in Mountain Grove, MO. As a student at the University of Missouri, he was a 3-sport letterman. Later, he was the head football coach at Mizzou from 1935-1956 and was known for creating a new version of the T-formation, called the "split-T."
Mannie Jackson was born May 4, 1939 in Illmo/Scott City, Mo. A former Big Ten All-American basketball player, he went on to play for the Harlem Globetrotters. In 1993, he purchased the Globetrotters and became the first African American to own a major international sports and entertainment organization.
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