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Jimmy Hitchcock

born November 9th, 1970

Jimmy Davis Hitchcock, Jr. (born November 9, 1970) is a former American football cornerback in the National Football League. He played for the New England Patriots, the Minnesota Vikings, and the Carolina Panthers. He played college football at the University of North Carolina. In 1997 Hitchcock became the record holder for the longest interception return in Patriots history with a 100-yard pick six against the Miami Dolphins. In 1998, he led the league in interception yards with 242 yards and defensive touchdowns with three. Remarkably, Hitchcock played his entire professional and collegiate careers without both of his ACL's in his knees.

Jimmy Hoffa

born February 14th, 1913

James Riddle Hoffa was an American labor union leader who served as the president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) from 1957 until 1971.

Jimmy Howard

born March 26th, 1984

James Russell Howard III is an American former professional ice hockey goaltender and currently a Detroit Red Wings studio analyst for Bally Sports Detroit. He spent his entire National Hockey League (NHL) career with the Detroit Red Wings, by whom he was drafted in 2003.

Jimmy Hunter

born March 6th, 1879

James Hunter was a rugby union footballer who played for New Zealand's national team, the All Blacks. He played mainly at second five-eighth, although he could play any position in the backline. He played for Hawera Club before being selected for Taranaki in 1898 and the North Island in 1904 before his first All Blacks selection in 1905. He toured with the 1905 All Blacks that travelled to Great Britain, France and North America. After returning he continued to be selected for the All Blacks until retiring after the 1908 season.

Jimmy Iovine

born March 11th, 1953

James Iovine is an American entrepreneur, former record executive, and media proprietor. He is best known as the co-founder of Interscope Records. He became chairman and CEO of Interscope Geffen A&M, an umbrella music unit formed by Universal Music Group in 1999.

Jimmy Johnson (cornerback)

born March 31st, 1938

James Earl Johnson is an American former professional football player and Olympic track athlete.

Jimmy Johnstone

died March 13th, 2006

James Connolly Johnstone was a Scottish footballer who played as an outside right. Known as "Jinky" for his elusive dribbling style, Johnstone played for Celtic for 13 years, and was part of the 'Lisbon Lions', the team who won the 1967 European Cup Final, as well as winning nine consecutive Scottish championships. He scored 129 goals for Celtic in 515 appearances and was voted the club's greatest ever player by fans in 2002.

Jimmy Jones

born April 20th, 1964

James Condia Jones (born April 20, 1964) is an American professional baseball coach, and former pitcher. He played eight seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) with the San Diego Padres, New York Yankees, Houston Astros, and Montreal Expos, and two seasons in Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) with the Yomiuri Giants in 1994 and 1995. Jones is the pitching coach for the Amarillo Sod Poodles, the Double-A minor league baseball affiliate of the San Diego Padres.

Jimmy Kébé

born January 19th, 1984

Jimmy Boubou Kébé is a former professional footballer who played as a right winger. Born in France, he represented Mali at international level.

Jimmy Logan

born April 4th, 1928

James Allan Short, OBE, FRSAMD, known professionally as Jimmy Logan, was a Scottish performer, theatrical producer, impresario and director.

Jimmy Makulis

born April 12th, 1935

Dimitrios Makulis, known as Jimmy Makulis, was a Greek singer who had a successful career in German-speaking markets in the 1950s and 1960s, and is known for his participation on behalf of Austria in the 1961 Eurovision Song Contest.

Jimmy Mann (ice hockey)

born April 17th, 1959

James Edward Mann is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player who played 293 games in the National Hockey League. He played for the Winnipeg Jets, Quebec Nordiques and the Pittsburgh Penguins. He makes regular appearances with a program for charity, called Oldtimers Hockey Challenge.

Jimmy Martin

died May 14th, 2005

James Henry Martin was an American bluegrass singer and musician, known as the "King of Bluegrass".

Jimmy McClain

born July 23rd, 1980

Jimmy McClain (born July 23, 1980) is a former American football linebacker who played three seasons in the National Football League with the Houston Texans and Jacksonville Jaguars. He played college football at Troy State University and attended Enterprise High School in Enterprise, Alabama. He was also a member of the Scottish Claymores of NFL Europe.

Jimmy McGriff

born April 3rd, 1936

James Harrell McGriff was an American hard bop and soul-jazz organist and organ trio bandleader.

Jimmy McLarnin

born December 19th, 1907

James Archibald McLarnin was an Irish professional boxer who became a two-time welterweight world champion and an International Boxing Hall of Fame inductee.

Jimmy Miller

born March 23rd, 1942

James Miller was an American record producer and musician. While he produced albums for dozens of different bands and artists, he is known primarily for his work with several key musical acts of the 1960s and 1970s.

Jimmy Moreland

born August 26th, 1995

Jimmy Roger Moreland Jr. (born August 26, 1995) is an American football cornerback for the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at James Madison and was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the seventh round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

Jimmy Morrissey

born June 9th, 1998

James David Morrissey IV (born June 9, 1998) is an American football center for the Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Pittsburgh.

Jimmy Nail

born March 16th, 1954

James Michael Aloysius Bradford, known as Jimmy Nail, is an English singer-songwriter, actor, film producer, and television writer. He played the role of Leonard "Oz" Osborne in the television show Auf Wiedersehen, Pet and the title role in Spender. He also recorded a 1992 number one single, "Ain't No Doubt". His role as Agustín Magaldi, the oily crooner in the 1996 film Evita, gave him international recognition.

Jimmy Osmond

born April 16th, 1963

James Arthur Osmond is an American singer and businessman. He is the youngest member of the sibling musical group the Osmonds. As a solo artist, Osmond has accumulated six gold records, one platinum record, and two gold albums.

Jimmy Page

born January 9th, 1944

James Patrick Page is an English musician and producer who achieved international success as the guitarist and founder of the rock band Led Zeppelin. Prolific in creating guitar riffs, Page’s style involves various alternative guitar tunings and melodic solos, coupled with aggressive, distorted guitar tones. It is also characterized by his folk and eastern-influenced acoustic work. He is notable for occasionally playing his guitar with a cello bow to create a droning sound texture to the music.

Jimmy Paredes

born November 25th, 1988

Jimmy Santiago Paredes Terrero (born November 25, 1988), is a Dominican professional baseball utility player for the Wild Health Genomes of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. Paredes previously played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Houston Astros, Kansas City Royals, Baltimore Orioles, Toronto Blue Jays, and Philadelphia Phillies, in Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) for the Chiba Lotte Marines, and in the KBO League for the Doosan Bears.

Jimmy Piersall

November 14th, 1929 - June 3rd, 2017

James Anthony Piersall (November 14, 1929 – June 3, 2017) was an American baseball center fielder who played 17 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for five teams, from 1950 through 1967. Piersall was best known for his well-publicized battle with bipolar disorder that became the subject of a book and a film, Fear Strikes Out.

Jimmy Pursey

born February 9th, 1955

James Timothy Pursey is an English rock musician. He is the founder and frontman of the punk rock band Sham 69, which he has performed with since 1976, along with releasing material as a solo artist.

Jimmy Roberts (singer)

died February 6th, 1999

Jimmy Roberts was an American tenor singer. He was a featured performer on the TV variety program The Lawrence Welk Show during its entire broadcast run from 1955 to 1982.

Jimmy Rogers

died December 19th, 1997

Jimmy Rogers was an American Chicago blues singer, guitarist and harmonica player, best known for his work as a member of Muddy Waters's band in the early 1950s. He also had a solo career and recorded several popular blues songs, including "That's All Right", "Chicago Bound", "Walking by Myself", and "Rock This House". He withdrew from the music industry at the end of the 1950s, but returned to recording and touring in the 1970s.

Jimmy Ruffin

born May 7th, 1936

Jimmy Lee Ruffin was an American soul singer, and the older brother of David Ruffin, the lead singer of the Temptations. He had several hit records between the 1960s and 1980s, the most successful being the Top 10 hits "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted" and "Hold On ".

Jimmy Seed

born March 25th, 1885

James Marshall Seed was an English footballer and football manager.

Jimmy Sexton

born December 15th, 1951

Jimmy Dale Sexton (born December 15, 1951) is an American former professional baseball infielder. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Seattle Mariners, Houston Astros, Oakland Athletics, and St. Louis Cardinals. Sexton signed his first professional contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1970. In his minor league career, Sexton batted .282 with 951 hits in 3,373 at-bats, and 137 doubles, 36 triples, and 30 home runs. In his major league career, Sexton batted .218 with 81 hits in 372 at-bats, with 9 doubles, 3 triples, 5 home runs, 24 RBIs, and 36 stolen bases.

Jimmy Skinner

born January 12th, 1917

James Donald Skinner was the head coach, chief scout and farm director, director of player personnel, director of hockey operations, assistant general manager, and general manager for the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League.

Jimmy Smith (wide receiver)

born February 9th, 1969

Jimmy Lee Smith Jr. is an American former professional football player who was a wide receiver in the National Football League (NFL) for the Dallas Cowboys and Jacksonville Jaguars. He played college football for the Jackson State Tigers. With the Cowboys, he won two consecutive Super Bowls over the Buffalo Bills.
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