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Marissa Laakso -- b.2/4/1966
Beauty Pagent Winner
Misc: Miss Mass-America (1991)

Fidel LaBarga -- b.9/29/1905 d.10/3/1981 (76)
Sports Writer, Boxer

Florencia Labat -- b.6/12/1971
Tennis Player, Argentine

Francis Jonard Labiak -- b.1/26/1979 N.S. d.7/27/2000 N.S. (21)
Sports Announcer, Wrestling Figure
Names/Places: aka Gordon T. Solie, later Jonard Pierre Sjoblom
Misc: primarily a professional wrestling play-by-play announcer for WCE among others

Clem Labine -- b.8/6/1926 d.3/2/2007 (80)
MLB Player

Terry Labonte -- b.11/16/1956
Auto Racer

Matt LaBounty -- b.1/3/1969
NFL Defensive End

Patrick Labrecque -- b.3/6/1971
NHL Goaltender, Canadian

Alexandre Lacazette -- b.5/28/1991 N.S.
Soccer Player, French

Sam Lacey -- b.3/28/1948 d.3/15/2014 (65)
NBA Player

Venus Lacey -- b.2/9/1967
Basketball Figure, Olympic Athlete
Misc: 1996 Women's Dream Team

Elmer Lach -- b.1/22/1918 d.4/4/2015 (97)
NHL Center, Canadian
Sports Teams: Montreal Canadiens (possibly 1940-1954)

Scott Lachance -- b.10/22/1972
NHL Defensive, American

Wayne Lachance -- b.9/4/1947
NHL Player, Canadian

Rene Lachemann -- b.5/4/1945
MLB Manager, MLB Coach, MLB Player
Sports Teams: Florida Marlins (the first manager)

Blaine Lacher -- b.9/5/1970
NHL Goaltender, Canadian

Jim Lachey -- b.6/4/1963
Sportscaster, NFL Tackle

Corbin Lacina -- b.11/2/1970
NFL Guard

Ethel Lackie -- b.2/10/1907 N.S. d.12/15/1979 N.S. (72)
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

Pete LaCock -- b.1/17/1952
MLB Player
Names/Places: Peter Marshall's son

Mike LaCoss -- b.5/30/1956
MLB Pitcher

Brielle Lacosta -- b.10/14/1984 N.S.
Beauty Pagent Winner, Model

Catherine Lacoste -- b.6/27/1945
Golfer, French

Jean-René Lacoste -- b.7/2/1904 d.10/12/1996 (92)
Tennis Player, French
Names/Places: NN:Le Crocodile
Misc: alligator shirt designer; one of The Four Musketeers, a French quartet that dominated men's world tennis in 1920s and '30s, winning 8 straight French singles titles (1925-32), 6 Wimbledons in a row (1924-29) and 6 consecutive Davis Cups (1927-32); some say b. 1905

André Lacroix -- b.6/5/1945
NHL Player, Canadian

Dan Lacroix -- b.3/11/1969
NHL Coach, NHL Player, Canadian

Eric LaCroix -- b.7/15/1971
NHL Player, Canadian

Eddie Lacy -- b.6/2/1990 N.S.
NFL Runningback

Samuel Harold "Sam" Lacy -- b.10/23/1903 N.S. d.5/8/2003 N.S. (99)
Editor, Columnist, Sports Commentator, Sports Writer

Andrew Ladd -- b.12/12/1985 N.S.
NHL Left Wing, Canadian

Ernest "Ernie" Ladd -- b.11/28/1938 N.S. d.3/10/2007 N.S. (68)
NFL Player, Wrestler
Names/Places: NN:The Big Cat
Misc: San Diego Chargers Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: San Diego Chargers (AFL 1961-1965), Houston Oilers (AFL 1966-1967), Kansas City Chiefs (AFL 1967-1968)

Ernie Ladd -- b.11/28/1938 N.S. d.3/10/2007 N.S. (68)
Football Player, Wrestler
Names/Places: NN: The Big Cat
Misc: in the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame

Marion Ladewig -- b.10/30/1914 d.4/16/2010 (95)
Misc: named Woman Bowler of the Year 9 times, (1950-54,57-59,63).

Wendell Ladner -- b.10/6/1947 d.6/24/1975 (27)
NBA Player

Randy Ladouceur -- b.6/30/1960
NHL Coach, NHL Player, Canadian

Christian Laettner -- b.8/17/1969
NBA Forward, Olympic Athlete
Misc: of The Dream Team in the 1992 Summer Olympics
Sports Teams: Minnesota Timberwolves (1992-1996), Atlanta Hawks (1996-1999), Detroit Pistons (1999-2000), Dallas Mavericks (2000-2001), Washington Wizards (2001-2004), Miami Heat (2004-2005), Jacksonville Giants (ABA) (2011-2012), Fort Wayne Mad Ants (assistant coach, D-League, 2012)

Nathan Lafayette -- b.2/17/1973
NHL Player, Canadian

Jacques Laffite -- b.11/21/1943
Auto Racer, French

David LaFleur -- b.1/29/1974
NFL Tight End

Guy Damien Lafleur -- b.9/20/1951
NHL Right Wing, NHL Forward, Canadian
Names/Places: b. in Thurson, Quebec
Misc: Montreal Canadien led NHL in scoring 3 times (1975-78); 2-time MVP (1977-78), played for 5 Stanley Cup winners in Montreal; playoff MVP in 1977; returned to NHL as player in 1988 after election to Hall of Fame; retired again in 1991.
Sports Teams: Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers, Quebec Nordiques

Pat LaFontaine -- b.2/22/1965
NHL Center, Olympic Athlete
Names/Places: RFMN: Patrick Michael
Misc: played 1983-1998; Olympics-1984
Sports Teams: New York Islanders, Buffalo Sabres, New York Rangers

Pete Laframboise -- b.1/18/1950 d.3/19/2011 N.S. (61)
NHL Player, Canadian

Roger Lafreniere -- b.7/24/1942 d.6/22/2009 (66)
NHL Player, Canadian

Juan Lagares -- b.3/17/1989 N.S.
MLB Center Fielder, Dominican Republican
Misc: Gold Glove; active as of 2015
Sports Teams: New York Mets

Jeff Lageman -- b.7/18/1967
Sports Commentator, NFL Defensive End, College Football Player

Ismael Laguna -- b.6/28/1943
Boxer, Panamaian

Boris Lagutin -- b.6/24/1938
Boxer, Soviet
Misc: light-middleweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1964, 68)

Philipp Lahm -- b.11/11/1983 N.S.
Soccer Fullback, German

Bill Laimbeer Jr. -- b.5/19/1957
Golfer, NBA Coach, NBA Center
Sports Teams: Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons

Lari Laine -- b.4/13/1937 N.S.
Actress, Model, Playmate
Misc: May 1958

Patrik Laine -- b.4/19/1998 N.S.
NHL Right Wing, Finnish

Aaron Laing -- b.7/19/1971
NFL Player

Ronald Laird -- b.5/31/1938
Misc: Race Walker

Serge Lajeunesse -- b.6/11/1950
NHL Player, Canadian

Napoleon "Nap" Lajoie -- b.9/5/1875 N.S. d.2/7/1959 N.S. (83)
MLB Manager, MLB Second Baseman
Names/Places: aka Larry
Misc: the sixth player to be inducted into baseball Hall of Fame, the third player to hit 3,000 (3,252), played on Cleveland teams (1902-1915), Cleveland manager (1905-1909), shortstop who batted .422 in 1901 and his 3,252 hits is still tenth on the all-time list. Lajoie hit 82 home runs in a career when 10 home runs in a year was enough to win the home run title (which he did, with 10, in 1897).
Sports Teams: Philadelphia Phillies (1896-1900), Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1902), Cleveland Naps (1902-1914), Philadelphia Athletics (1915-1916), Cleveland Naps (manager 1905-1909)

Carnell Lake -- b.7/15/1967
NFL Safety

Steve Lake -- b.3/14/1957
MLB Player

Tim Laker -- b.11/27/1969
MLB Catcher

Valeria Lakhina -- b.9/25/1989 N.S.
Playmate, Ukrainian
Misc: Playmate of the Month July 2018

Padma Lakshmi -- b.9/1/1970 N.S.
Actress, TV Hostess, TV Talk Show Hostess, Producer, Model, India
TV Shows: The View, Top Chef
Movie Titles: Girl Most Likely

Jack LaLanne -- b.9/26/1914 d.1/23/2011 (96)
TV Host, Body Builder, Exerciser
Names/Places: b. in San Francisco
TV Shows: Jack LaLanne (1960s-70s)

Alexi Lalas -- b.6/1/1970
Soccer Player, American

Guy Laliberte -- b.9/2/1959
Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Entertainment Figure, Poker Player, Canadian
Misc: Cirque de Soleil co-founder

Adam Lallana -- b.5/10/1988 N.S.
Soccer Player, English

Bobby Lalonde -- b.3/27/1951
NHL Center, Canadian

Edouard Cyrille "Newsy" Lalonde -- b.10/31/1887 d.11/21/1970 (83)
NHL Defensive, NHL Forward, Canadian
Misc: NHL Rover; played 1904-1927
Sports Teams: Montreal Canadiens, Renfrew Creamery Kings, Vancouver Millionaires, Saskatoon Sheiks, New York Americans

Mike Lalor -- b.3/8/1963
NHL Player, American

Mei-Ling Lam -- b.1/26/1984
Misc: June 2011

Shauna Sand Lamas -- b.9/2/1971
Actress, Playmate
Names/Places: RN:Shuana Sand; Lorenzo's wife
Misc: May 1996 Playmate
TV Shows: Renegade

Mike Lamb -- b.8/9/1975
MLB Player

Earl "Curly" Lambeau -- b.4/9/1898 N.S. d.6/1/1965 N.S. (67)
NFL Coach, NFL Player
Misc: in the Pro Football, Wisconsin Athletic and Green Bay Packers Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Green Bay Packers (player 1919-1929, coach 1919-1949), Chicago Cardinals (coach 1950-1951), Washington Redskins (1952-1953)

Claude Lambert -- b.2/16/1969
Boxer, Canadian

Denny Lambert -- b.1/7/1970
NHL Player, Canadian

Jack Lambert -- b.7/8/1952
NFL Linebacker
Names/Places: RN: Jack Lambert
Misc: 9x Pro Bowl, 7x First Team All-Pro, 4x Super Bowl champ; led Pittsburgh to 4 Super Bowl titles.
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Steelers (1974-1984)

Jerry Lambert -- b.12/27/1940 d.2/23/2015 N.S. (74)

Paul Lambert -- b.8/7/1969
Soccer Midfielder, Soccer Manager, Scotish

Rickie Lambert -- b.2/16/1982 N.S.
Soccer Striker, English

Ward Louis "Piggy" Lambert -- b.5/28/1888 N.S. d.1/20/1958 N.S. (69)
Sports Executive, College Baseball Player, College Baseball Coach, College Football Player, College Basketball Player, College Basketball Coach
Misc: NBL commissioner 1946-1949; in the College Basketball and Basketball Halls of Fame
Sports Teams: Wabash College (football player 1900, basketball player 1909-1922, baseball player c. 1910), Lebanon HS (basketball coach 1912-1916), Purdue University (basketball coach 1916-1917, 1918-1946, baseball coach 1917, 1919-1935, 1945-1946)

Giorgio Lamberti -- b.1/28/1969 N.S.
Swimmer, Italian

Érik Lamela -- b.3/4/1992 N.S.
Soccer Midfielder, Argentine

Daryle Lamonica -- b.7/17/1941 N.S.
NFL Quarterback, College Football Player, AFL Figure
Names/Places: NN: The Mad Bomber
Misc: he led the Raiders to two touchdowns in 65 seconds to beat the Jets in the now famous "Heidi" game 11-17-68; Super Bowl II
Group Names: Oakland Raiders

Gene LaMont -- b.12/25/1946
MLB Manager, MLB Catcher

Louis A. "Lou" Lamoriello -- b.10/21/1942 N.S.
NHL Executive, NHL General Manager
Sports Teams: New Jersey Devils (general manager), Toronto Maple Leafs (general manager)

Jake LaMotta -- b.7/10/1922 d.9/19/2017 N.S. (95)
Stage Actor, Comedian, Boxer
Names/Places: NN:The Raging Bull
Misc: middleweight boxing champ (1949-51) turned stand-up comedian in later years; some say b. 1921
Movie Titles: The Hustler, Raging Bull (he was depicted by Robert De Niro in the film)

Frank Lampard -- b.6/20/1978 N.S.
Soccer Player, English

Tom Lampkin -- b.5/4/1964
MLB Catcher

Jim Lampley -- b.4/8/1949
Baseball Announcer
TV Shows: Monday Night Baseball (1978-79)

Amber Lancaster -- b.9/19/1980 N.S.
TV Shows: The Price is Right (model)

Les Lancaster -- b.4/21/1962
MLB Pitcher

Neal Lanchester -- b.9/13/1962

Dan Land -- b.7/3/1965
NFL Coach, NFL Player

Gabriel Landeskog -- b.11/23/1992 N.S.
NHL Player, Swedish

Sean Landeta -- b.1/6/1962
NFL Kicker, USFL Figure
Misc: 8x All-Pro, 2x Super Bowl

James Henry "Jim" Landis -- b.3/9/1934 N.S. d.10/7/2017 N.S. (83)
MLB Player
Misc: 5x Gold Glove

Kenesaw Mountain Landis -- b.11/20/1866 d.11/25/1944 (78)
Judge/Jurist, Sports Executive
Misc: federal judge who, as the first commissioner of organized professional baseball, was noted for his uncompromising measures against persons guilty of dishonesty or other conduct he regarded as damaging to the sport.; 1920-44

Ken Landreaux -- b.12/22/1954
MLB Center Fielder

Hobie Landrith -- b.3/16/1930
MLB Player

Bill Landrum -- b.8/17/1958
MLB Pitcher

Greg Landry -- b.12/18/1946
NFL Coach, NFL Player

Jarvis Landry -- b.11/28/1992 N.S.
NFL Wide Receiver

Thomas Wade "Tom" Landry -- b.9/11/1924 d.2/12/2000 (75)
NFL Coach
Names/Places: b. in Mission, TX
Misc: coached Dallas for 29 years (1960-88); won 2 Super Bowls (1972,78); 271 career wins.
Sports Teams: New York Yankees (AAFC 1949), New York Giants (player 1950-1955, coach 1954-1959), Dallas Cowboys (coach 1960-1988)

John Landy -- b.4/12/1930
Runner, Olympic Athlete, Track and Field, Australian
Misc: the second man to break the four-minute mile barrier in the mile run, and he held the world records for the 1500 metre run and the mile race.

Dick "Night Train" Lane -- b.4/16/1928 d.1/29/2002 (73)
NFL Cornerback
Misc: intercepted 1,207 yards with 5 TDs; 7x Pro Bowl, 6x First-team All-Pro, 4x Second-team All-Pro
Sports Teams: Los Angeles Rams (1952-1953), Chicago Cardinals (1954-1959), Detroit Lions (1960-1965)

Eric Lane -- b.3/17/1974
NFL Runningback

Frank C. Lane -- b.2/1/1896 d.3/19/1981 (85)
MLB General Manager, NBA General Manager

Frederick Lane -- b.2/2/1880 N.S. d.5/14/1969 N.S. (89)
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Australian

Jerome Lane -- b.12/4/1966
NBA Player

MacArthur Lane -- b.3/16/1942
NFL Runningback

Max Lane -- b.2/22/1971
NFL Player, Football Offensive Tackle

Mills Lane -- b.11/12/1936 N.S.
Judge, Boxer
Misc: retired boxing referee
TV Shows: Judge Mills Lane

Myles Stanley J. Lane -- b.10/2/1903 N.S. d.8/6/1987 N.S. (83)
NHL Player, Hockey Coach
Misc: played 1928-1934
Sports Teams: New York Rangers, Boston Bruins

Roberta Lane -- b.3/14/1943 N.S.
Model, Playmate
Misc: April 1962

Valerie Lane -- b.8/4/1949
Model, Playmate
Misc: October 1973

Al Laney -- b.1/11/1895 d.1/31/1988 (93)
Tennis Player

Andrew Lang -- b.6/28/1966
NBA Center

Antonio Lang -- b.5/15/1972
NBA Player

Arthur Lang -- b.5/4/1877 d.8/8/1992 (115)
Businessperson, Boxer

David Lang -- b.3/28/1967 d.5/21/2005 N.S. (38)
NFL Runningback

Kenard Lang -- b.1/31/1975
NFL Defensive End

Millard Lang -- b.8/7/1912 d.8/4/2002 (89)
Soccer Forward, Lacrosse Player
Misc: in both the National Soccer Hall of Fame and the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame

Robert Lang -- b.12/19/1970
NHL Player, Czechoslovakian

Darren Langdon -- b.1/8/1971
NHL Coach, NHL Player, Canadian

Herbert Lange -- b.6/20/1901 d.10/8/1992 (91)

Marilyn Lange -- b.1/12/1952
Model, Playmate
Misc: May 1974; Playboy Playmate of the Year 1975

Tricia Lange -- b.4/24/1957
Actress, Model, Playmate
Misc: June 1984

Jamie Langenbrunner -- b.7/24/1975
NHL Player, Olympic Athlete

Bernhard Langer -- b.8/27/1957
Golfer, German

Jim Langer -- b.5/16/1948
NFL Center
Misc: Super Bowls VI, VII, VIII
Sports Teams: Miami Dolphins (1970-1979), Minnesota Vikings (1980-1981)

Ludwig Ernest Frank "Ludy" Langer -- b.1/22/1893 N.S. d.7/5/1984 N.S. (91)
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American

David Richard "Bam Bam" Langevin -- b.5/15/1954 N.S.
NHL Player, American
Misc: played 1976-1987; played for the WHA and the NHL
Sports Teams: Edmonton Oilers, New York Islanders, Minnesota North Stars, Los Angeles Kings

Jevon Langford -- b.2/16/1974
NFL Defensive End

Sam Langford -- b.3/4/1883 d.1/12/1956 (72)
Boxer, Canadian

Antonio Langham -- b.7/31/1972
NFL Cornerback

Nat Langham -- b.5/20/1820 d.9/1/1871 (51)
Boxer, English

Reggie Langhorne -- b.4/7/1963
NFL Wide Receiver

Scott Langkow -- b.4/21/1975
NHL Player, Canadian

Elmo Langley -- b.8/21/1928 d.11/21/1996 (68)
Auto Racer

Gus Langner -- b.??/??/???? N.S.
Swimmer, American

Marina Langner -- b.5/21/1954
Beauty Pagent Winner, German
Misc: Miss World runner-up (1975)

Big E. Langston -- b.3/1/1986 N.S.
College Football Player, Wrestler

Mark Edward Langston -- b.8/20/1960
MLB Pitcher
Misc: 7x Gold Glove

Rod Langway -- b.5/3/1957
NHL Defensive, Hockey Coach, Olympic Athlete, American, Chinese
Misc: played 1977-1993
Sports Teams: Hampton Gulls (AHL), Nova Scotia Voyaguers (AHL), Providence Bruins (AHL), Birmingham Bulls (WHA), Montreal Canadiens (NHL), Washington Capitals (NHL)

Hal Lanier -- b.7/4/1942
Businessperson, MLB Manager, MLB Coach, MLB Player
Misc: athlete

Ken Lanier -- b.7/8/1959
NFL Player

Max Lanier -- b.8/18/1915 d.1/30/2007 (91)
MLB Pitcher

Robert "Bob" Lanier -- b.9/10/1948 N.S.
NBA Coach, NBA Center
Names/Places: b. in Buffalo
Misc: Pistons #16 retired, Bucks #16 retired
Sports Teams: Detroit Pistons (1970-1980), Milwaukee Bucks (1980-1984), Golden State Warriors (coach 1995)

Willie Lanier -- b.8/21/1945
NFL Linebacker
Misc: 2x AFL All-Star game (1968, 1969), 6x Pro Bowl selection (1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975), 2x All-AFL selection (1968, 1969), 8x All-Pro selection (1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975), Super Bowl IV; Chiefs #63 retired
Sports Teams: Kansas City Chiefs (AFL, 1967-1969, NFL 1970-1977)

Ray Lankford -- b.6/5/1967
MLB Outfielder
Sports Teams: St. Louis Cardinals, San Diego Padres

Angela Lansbury -- b.10/16/1925
TV/Movie/Stage Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, TV Producer, Exerciser, English
Names/Places: b. in London; MN:Brigid; Richard Cromwell's ex-
TV Shows: Murder She Wrote (as Jessica Beatrice Fletcher)
Movie Titles: Mame, Dear World, Sweeney Todd, Gypsy, Beauty & the Beast (as Mrs. Potts)

Carney Lansford -- b.2/7/1957
MLB Coach, MLB Third Baseman

Mike Lansford -- b.7/20/1958
Football Announcer, NFL Kicker
TV Shows: Monday Night Football

Joi Lansing -- b.4/6/1929 N.S. d.8/7/1972 N.S. (43)
Actress, Singer, Model
TV Shows: Bob Cummings Show (as Shirley Swanson)

Mike Lansing -- b.4/3/1968
MLB Infielder

P. J. Lansing -- b.10/13/1949
Model, Playmate
Misc: February 1972

Matt Lanter -- b.4/1/1983
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Video Game Voice Actor, Model
TV Shows: 90210 (as Liam Court), Star-Crossed, Ultimate Spider-Man, Star Wars The Clone Wars
Movie Titles: Star Wars the Clone Wars (as Anakin), Disaster Movie, Soroity Row, Vampires Suck, The Roommate
Video Games: Star Wars The Clone Wars (series), Lego Star Wars III, Disney Infinity 3.0

Stu Lantz -- b.7/13/1946
Sportscaster, NBA Player

John "Jack" Lanza -- b.10/14/1935 N.S.
Names/Places: ring name: Blackjack Lanza

Larry Laoretti -- b.7/11/1939
Misc: U.S. Seniors Open 1992

Joseph "Joe" Lapchick -- b.4/12/1900 N.S. d.8/10/1970 N.S. (70)
NBA Coach, NBA Player
Misc: Interstate League championship (Holyoke Reds, 1922); ABL championships (Original Celtics, 1927-28); American Basketball League titles (Cleveland Rosenblums, 1929-30); NIT championships as coach (St. John's, 1943-44, 1959, 1965)
Sports Teams: Original Celtics, St. John's University (head coach, 1937-1947), New York Knicks (coach, 1947-1957)

Daniel Laperrière -- b.3/28/1969
NHL Player, Canadian
Misc: played 1992-2008

Ian Laperrière -- b.1/19/1974
NHL Coach, NHL Player, Canadian

Jacques Laperrière -- b.11/22/1941
NHL Defensive, Hockey Coach, Canadian
Sports Teams: Montreal Canadiens (player 1962-1974)

Dave Lapham -- b.6/24/1952
NFL Guard
Misc: Super Bowl XVI
Sports Teams: Cincinnatti Bengals

Camille Lapierre -- b.2/8/1951
NHL Center, Canadian

Claude Lapointe -- b.10/11/1968
NHL Player, Canadian

Guy Lapointe -- b.3/18/1948
NHL Defensive, Canadian
Misc: played 1968-1984
Sports Teams: Montreal Canadiens, St. Louis Blues, Boston Bruins, Montreal Voyageurs (AHL)

Martin LaPointe -- b.9/12/1973
NHL Player, Canadian

Edgar Louis "Beaver" Laprade -- b.10/10/1919 N.S. d.4/28/2014 N.S. (94)
NHL Center, Canadian
Misc: played 1945-1955
Sports Teams: New York Rangers (NHL), Port Arthur Bearcats (TBSHL)

Brian Lara -- b.5/2/1969 N.S.
Cricket Player, Trinidad And Tobago

Ringold Wilmer Lardner Sr. -- b.3/5/1885 N.S. d.9/25/1933 N.S. (48)
Short Story Writer, Humorist, Journalist, Columnist, Sports Writer
Names/Places: aka Ring Lardner
Misc: best known about his satirical writings about sports, marriage, and theatre drama

Mustapha Larfaoui -- b.11/27/1932 N.S.
Sports Figure, Algerian
Misc: in the International Swimming Hall of Fame; President of the FINA 1988-2009, which oversees Aquatics.

Bonnie Large -- b.9/9/1952
Misc: March 1973

Steve Largent -- b.9/28/1954
Congressperson, NFL Wide Receiver
Misc: caught 128 consecutive passes, career 101 TDs, gained 13,089 yards; retired in 1989 after 14 years in Seattle with then NFL records in passes caught (819); Seahawks #80 retired
Sports Teams: Seattle Seahawks (1976-1989)

Stephanie Eve Larimore -- b.4/21/1981
Model, Playmate
Misc: June 2006

Igor Larionov -- b.12/3/1960
NHL Center, Russian
Misc: played 1977-2006
Sports Teams: Vancouver Canucks (NHL), San Jose Sharks (NHL), Detroit Red Wings (NHL), Florida Panthers (NHL), New Jersey Devils (NHL), Khimik Voskresensk (RSL), CSKA Moscow (RSL), Lugano (NLA), Brunflo (Allsvenskan)

Barry Louis Larkin -- b.4/28/1964
MLB Shortstop, Olympic Athlete
Misc: ML MVP 1995, 12x All-Star, 3x Gold Glove, 9x Silver Slugger; Reds #11 retired and Reds Hall of Famer
Sports Teams: Cincinnatti Reds (1986-2004)

Steve Larmer -- b.6/16/1961
NHL Player, Canadian

Cathy Larmouth -- b.7/15/1953 d.1/4/2007 (53)
Model, Playmate
Misc: June 1981

William Larned -- b.12/30/1872 d.12/16/1926 (53)
Tennis Player

Adam LaRoche -- b.11/6/1979 N.S.
MLB First Baseman
Misc: Gold Glove, Silver Slugger; retired in 2015
Sports Teams: Atlanta Braves, Pittsburgh Pirates, Washington Nationals

Dave LaRoche -- b.5/14/1948
MLB Pitcher

Steve LaRouche -- b.4/14/1971
NHL Player, Canadian

Gunnar Larrson -- b.5/12/1951
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Swedish
Misc: 200m/400m swimmer (Olympic-gold-1972)

Arthur D. Larsen -- b.4/17/1925 d.12/7/2012 (87)
Tennis Player
Misc: US Open 1950

Don Larsen -- b.8/7/1929
MLB Pitcher
Misc: pitched the first perfect game in World Series history--N.Y. Yankees 2, Brooklyn 0 (Oct.8, 1956); World Series MVP 1956
Sports Teams: New York Yankees

Lance Larson -- b.7/3/1940 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, American
Misc: 100m freestyle swimmer (Olympic-silver-1960)

Reed Larson -- b.7/30/1956
NHL Defensive, American
Misc: played 1976-1990
Sports Teams: Detroit Red Wings, Boston Bruins, Edmonton Oilers, New York Islanders, Minnesota North Stars, Buffalo Sabres, Maine Mariners (AHL)

Gunnar Larsson -- b.5/12/1951 N.S.
Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Swedish

Henrik Larsson -- b.9/20/1971
Soccer Striker, Soccer Manager, Swedish

Magnus Larsson -- b.3/25/1970
Tennis Player, Swedish

Eva La Rue -- b.12/27/1966
Actress, Internet Video Actress, Beauty Pagent Winner, Model
Misc: trivia: LaRue is the third cousin to Jane Fonda
TV Shows: Santa Barbara, All My Children (as Dr. Maria Santos), Third Watch (as Brook Carney), CSI Miami (as Natalia Boa Vista), Fuller House (Netflix series as Teri Tanner)
Movie Titles: Dangerous Curves, RoboCop 3, Ghoulies III: Ghoulies Go to College

Rusty LaRue -- b.12/10/1973
NBA Player

Tony LaRussa -- b.10/4/1944
MLB Executive, MLB Manager, MLB Player
Misc: As a manager, La Russa guided his teams to three World Series titles, six league championships and twelve division titles in 33 seasons. His 2,728 wins as a manager ranks third all-time in major league history, behind Connie Mack and John McGraw.
Sports Teams: Kansas City/Oakland Athletics (player 1963, 1968-1971), Atlanta Braves (player 1971), Chicago Cubs (player 1973), Chicago White Sox (manager, 1979-1986), Oakland Athletics (manager, 1986-1995), St. Louis Cardinals (manager, 1996-2011), Arizona Diamondbacks (executive 2014-)

Frank Lary -- b.4/10/1930 N.S. d.12/13/2017 N.S. (87)
MLB Pitcher
Misc: Gold Glove

Yale Lary -- b.11/24/1930 d.5/12/2017 N.S. (86)
NFL Player
Misc: 74 yard punt, 9x Pro Bowl, 5x First Team All-Pro, 3x NFL champ
Sports Teams: Detroit Lions (1952-1953, 1956-1964)

Bobby Lashley -- b.7/16/1976 N.S.

Edward Lasker -- b.12/3/1885 d.5/25/1981 (95)
Chess Player, German

Dr. Emanuel Lasker -- b.12/24/1868 d.1/11/1941 (72)
Chess Player, German
Misc: chess master, the world champion from 1894 to 1920, who is often regarded as one of the greatest players of all time.

Jim Laslavic -- b.10/24/1951
Radio Talk Show Host, NFL Player

Tommy Lasorda -- b.9/22/1927
MLB Manager, MLB Player
Misc: has managed LA Dodgers to 2 World Series titles (1981,88) in 4 appearances; entered 1994 season with 1,422 regular-season wins in 18 years; Dodgers #2 retired
Sports Teams: Brooklyn Dodgers (1954-1955), Kansas City Athletics (1956), Los Angeles Dodgers (manager, 1976-1996)

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