GREATEST ATHLETE Back

Forget that he was an All-American

football player who also played professionally

Or forget that he was an Olympic decathlon

AND pentathlon champion the same year

 

Yes forget all that because he is the only

baseball player to hit three home runs into

three different states in one game by hitting

one each over the center, right and left field walls

 

One of those homers went into Texas, another

soared to Oklahoma and the final one ended up

in Arkansas, a feat unmatched since and he even

had a town named after him – Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania