Frank Howard, nicknamed "Hondo", "The Washington Monument" and "The Capitol Punisher", is a former All-Star outfielder, coach and manager in Major League Baseball who played most of his career for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Washington Senators/Texas Rangers franchises. One of the most physically intimidating players in the sport, the 6 ft 7 in Howard was named the National League's Rookie of the Year in 1960, and went on to twice lead the American League in home runs and total bases and in slugging percentage, runs batted in and walks once each. His 382 career home runs were the eighth most by a right-handed hitter when he retired; his 237 home runs and 1969 totals of 48 HRs and 340 total bases in a Washington uniform are a record for any of that city's several franchises. Howard's Washington/Texas franchise records of 1,172 games, 4,120 at bats, 246 HRs, 1,141 hits, 701 RBI, 544 runs, 155 doubles, 2,074 total bases and a .503 slugging percentage have since been broken.
Reggie Wayne is a former American football wide receiver who spent his entire 14-year career with the Indianapolis Colts. He played college football for the University of Miami, where he set a school record of 173 career catches (including 36 consecutive games with a reception) and is one of only five wide receivers in school history to post 20 or more touchdowns in his career. Wayne was inducted into the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame in 2011. The Indianapolis Colts selected Wayne in the first round (30th overall) of the 2001 NFL Draft.
During his illustrious 14-year career, Wayne was a six-time Pro Bowl selection and a member of the Colts' Super Bowl XLI championship team that beat the Chicago Bears. He ranks seventh all-time in NFL career receptions, tenth all-time in NFL receiving yards, and 23rd all-time in career touchdown receptions. On December 14, 2014, Wayne played in both his 209th game and his 142nd win as a member of the Colts, breaking the franchise records set by Peyton Manning.
Austin Ekeler is an American football running back for the Los Angeles Chargers. He played college football at Western State Colorado and signed with the Chargers as an undrafted free agent in 2017. Ekeler followed a strong 2018 season with another good performance in 2019, including a 100/100 game during Week 14 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Ekeler finished the game with 101 rushing yards on just eight carries, with four receptions for 112 receiving yards, and a touchdown; he was the sixth player ever, and the first since Herschel Walker in 1986, to average over 10 yards per carry and reception in a 100/100 game and it was only the fourth 100/100 game of the decade.
LeGarrette Blount is an American football running back for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL). Blount rushed for over 1,000 yards in each of his two seasons in East Mississippi Community College. He then committed to the Oregon Ducks football program as a junior, for the 2008 season. That year, he ran for over 1,000 yards and scored a school-record 17 touchdowns.
He entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Tennessee Titans in 2010, but joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before the start of the 2010 NFL season. Blount has also played for the Pittsburgh Steelers, New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles. He joined the Detroit Lions for the 2018 season.
With the Patriots, Blount won Super Bowl XLIX over the Seattle Seahawks and Super Bowl LI over the Atlanta Falcons. The following season he won Super Bowl LII with the Eagles, defeating his former team, the Patriots, 41–33. His 11 career rushing touchdowns in the playoffs are tied for 6th-most in NFL history.
Dave Parker, nicknamed "The Cobra," is an American former player in Major League Baseball. He was the 1978 National League MVP and a two-time batting champion. Parker was the first professional athlete to earn an average of one million dollars per year, having signed a five-year, $5 million contract in January 1979. Parker's career achievements include 2712 hits, 339 home runs, 1493 runs batted in and a lifetime batting average of .290. Parker was also known as a solid defensive outfielder during the first half of his career, with a powerful arm, winning three consecutive Gold Gloves during his prime. From 1975 to 1979, he threw out 72 runners, including 26 in 1977. He was a 7-time baseball All-Star, was named the game's MVP in 1979 and was the winner of the League's first-ever Home Run Derby in 1985.
Harold Baines is an American former Major League Baseball designated hitter and right fielder with the Chicago White Sox, Texas Rangers, Oakland Athletics, Baltimore Orioles and Cleveland Indians between 1980 and 2001. Baines batted and threw left-handed. He is best known for his three stints with the Chicago White Sox, a team he coached with until 2015, before moving into a role of team ambassador and spring training instructor.
Baines ranked seventh in AL history in games played (2,830) and tenth in runs batted in (1,628) upon his retirement. Noted as well for his power hitting in clutch situations, he is tied for seventh in AL history in grand slams (13), fourth in three home run games (3), and tied for seventh in major league history in walk-off home runs (10). Baines batted over .300 eight times and hit .324 in 31 career postseason games, topping the .350 mark in five separate series.
A six-time All-Star, he led the AL in slugging average in 1984. He held the White Sox team record for career home runs from 1987 until Carlton Fisk passed him in 1990; his eventual total of 221 remains the club record for left-handed hitters, as do his 981 RBI and 585 extra base hits with the team. His 1,652 games as a designated hitter are a major league record, and he held the mark for career home runs as a DH (236) until Edgar Martínez passed him in 2004. He also led the major leagues in hits as a DH (1,688) until the mark was surpassed by David Ortiz on July 10, 2013.
Harold Baines is a member of the 2019 Hall of Fame class; he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on December 9, 2018, by the Today's Game Era Committee.