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Joe Martinez

born February 26th, 1983

Joseph Andrew Martinez (born February 26, 1983) is an American former Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher. He played parts of four seasons for the San Francisco Giants (2009–2010), Pittsburgh Pirates (2010), Arizona Diamondbacks (2012), and Cleveland Indians (2013). Martinez threw right-handed but batted left-handed.

Joe Mauer

born April 19th, 1983

Joseph Patrick Mauer is an American former professional baseball catcher and first baseman, who spent his entire 15-year Major League Baseball (MLB) career with the Minnesota Twins. Widely regarded as the greatest contact hitter of all time at the catcher position in his prime, Mauer is the only catcher in MLB history to win three batting titles, and the only catcher to ever win a batting title in the American League (AL).

Joe Mays

born July 6th, 1985

Joseph Lamont Mays (born July 6, 1985) is a former American football linebacker. He played college football at North Dakota State and was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the sixth round of the 2008 NFL Draft. Mays also played for the Denver Broncos, Houston Texans, Kansas City Chiefs and San Diego Chargers.

Joe McCabe

born August 27th, 1938

Joe Robert McCabe (born August 27, 1938) is a retired American baseball catcher, who played in Major League Baseball during the 1964 and 1965 seasons. The 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m), 195 lb (88 kg) McCabe was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. He attended Purdue University, where he played college baseball for the Boilermakers from 1956–1960. McCabe was inducted into the Purdue Athletic Hall of Fame. He holds the all time highest batting average (.423 for the season and .438 in the Big Ten). Elected Captain and MVP on the 1960 baseball team which also consisted of 6 future professional baseball players.

Joe McCarthy (baseball manager)

born April 21st, 1887

Joseph Vincent McCarthy was an American manager in Major League Baseball, most renowned for his leadership of the "Bronx Bombers" teams of the New York Yankees from 1931 to 1946. The first manager to win pennants with both National and American League teams, he won a total nine league pennants and seven World Series championships – the latter is a record tied only by Casey Stengel. McCarthy was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1957. He recorded a 100-win season six times, a record matched only by Bobby Cox. McCarthy's career winning percentages in both the regular season (.615) and postseason are the highest in major league history. His 2,125 career victories rank ninth all-time in major league history for managerial wins, and he ranks first all-time for the Yankees with 1,460 wins.

Joe McClain

born May 5th, 1933

Joseph Fred McClain (born May 5, 1933) is a retired American Major League Baseball pitcher, who played for the Washington Senators in 1961–1962. McClain had the first victory in the history of the expansion franchise, which is now the Texas Rangers. In 1962, he lost all four decisions and pitched only 24 innings (with no complete games) before being sent to the Triple-A Syracuse Chiefs. He pitched his last professional games in 1963. In 236 MLB innings pitched, he permitted 254 hits and 59 bases on balls, with 82 strikeouts.

Joe McEwing

born October 19th, 1972

Joseph Earl McEwing (born October 19, 1972) is an American former professional baseball player who spent most of his career with the New York Mets, where he played from 2000 through 2004. Nicknamed "Super Joe", he was the prototypical utility player who could play any position on the field. McEwing was most recently the third base coach for the Chicago White Sox of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Joe McGann

born July 24th, 1958

Joseph McGann (born 24 July 1958) is an English actor. His roles include the lead role of Charlie Burrows, the "housekeeper" in the TV comedy series The Upper Hand (1990–1996), Night and Day and his voice role as Sir Gideon Ofnir in the video game Elden Ring (2022)

Joe McHale

born September 26th, 1963

Joseph T. McHale (born September 26, 1963) is a former American football linebacker who played for one season in the National Football League (NFL). After playing college football for the Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens, he signed with the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent in 1987. He was waived before the season by the Jets, and signed by the New England Patriots shortly thereafter. He played in three games for the Patriots in 1987. Born in Passaic, New Jersey, McHale played prep football at Morris Catholic High School.

Joe Medicine Crow

died April 3rd, 2016

Joseph Medicine Crow was a Native American writer, historian and war chief of the Crow Tribe. His writings on Native American history and reservation culture are considered seminal works, but he is best known for his writings and lectures concerning the Battle of the Little Bighorn of 1876.

Joe Medwick

died March 21st, 1975

Joseph Michael Medwick, nicknamed "Ducky" and "Muscles", was an American Major League Baseball player. A left fielder with the St. Louis Cardinals during the "Gashouse Gang" era of the 1930s, he also played with the Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Giants (1943–1945), and Boston Braves (1945). Medwick is the last player to win the National League Triple Crown (1937).

Joe Meek

April 5th, 1929 - February 3rd, 1967

Robert George "Joe" Meek was an English record producer, sound engineer and songwriter who pioneered space age and experimental pop music. He also assisted in the development of recording practices like overdubbing, sampling and reverberation.

Joe Moakley

born April 27th, 1927

John Joseph Moakley was an American politician who served as the United States representative for Massachusetts's 9th congressional district from 1973 until his death in 2001. Moakley won the seat from incumbent Louise Day Hicks in a 1972 rematch; the seat had been held two years earlier by the retiring Speaker of the House John William McCormack. Moakley was the last Democratic chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Rules before Republicans took control of the chamber in 1995. He is the namesake of Joe Moakley Park in Boston, Massachusetts which was renamed in his honor in 2001 after his death.

Joe Moretti

died February 9th, 2012

Joseph Edward Moretti was a Scottish guitarist renowned for his work on seminal UK rock and roll records such as Vince Taylor's "Brand New Cadillac" and Johnny Kidd & the Pirates' "Shakin' All Over". He later lived in South Africa until his death from lung cancer.

Joe Morgan

September 19th, 1943 - October 11th, 2020

Joe Leonard Morgan (September 19, 1943 – October 11, 2020) was an American professional baseball second baseman who played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Houston Colt .45s / Astros, Cincinnati Reds, San Francisco Giants, Philadelphia Phillies, and Oakland Athletics from 1963 to 1984. He won two World Series championships with the Reds in 1975 and 1976 and was also named the National League Most Valuable Player in each of those years. Considered one of the greatest second basemen of all time, Morgan was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1990.

Joe Murphy (Irish republican)

born May 10th, 1895

Joseph Patrick Murphy was one of 22 Irish Republicans who died on hunger strike in the 20th century. He was an Officer in the Irish Republican Army who died as a result of his participation in the 1920 Cork hunger strike at Cork Gaol.

Joe Musgrove

born December 4th, 1992

Joseph Anthony Musgrove (born December 4, 1992) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played within the Toronto Blue Jays, Houston Astros, and Pittsburgh Pirates organizations. In 2017, Musgrove was part of the World Series-winning Astros team. That offseason, Musgrove was part of another massive trade between the Astros and the Pirates. He spent two years there before being traded to his hometown Padres. On April 9, 2021, Musgrove pitched the first no-hitter in the Padres' 52-year franchise history.

Joe Namath

born May 31st, 1943

Joseph William Namath (/ˈneɪməθ/; NAY-meth; born May 31, 1943) is a former American football quarterback who played in the American Football League (AFL) and National Football League (NFL) for 13 seasons, primarily with the New York Jets. He played college football at Alabama, where he won the national championship as a senior, and was selected by the Jets first overall in the 1965 AFL Draft. During his five AFL seasons, he was a two-time MVP and twice led the league in passing yards, while leading the Jets to win one AFL championship and one Super Bowl. Both victories remain the Jets' only championships. Following the 1970 AFL–NFL merger, Namath joined the NFL with the Jets, where he was the league's passing yards and touchdowns leader during the 1972 season. He played in New York for sev

Joe Nathan

born November 22nd, 1974

Joseph Michael Nathan (born November 22, 1974) is an American former professional baseball pitcher. He played 16 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the San Francisco Giants, Minnesota Twins, Texas Rangers, Detroit Tigers, and Chicago Cubs. Nathan started out his baseball career as a shortstop in high school and in college for Stony Brook, but converted to a pitcher after being drafted by the Giants. He worked his way through the minor leagues, alternating between spots in the rotation and the bullpen.

Joe Nedney

born March 22nd, 1973

Joseph Thomas Nedney (born March 22, 1973) is a former American football placekicker. Born and raised in San Jose, California, Nedney played college football at San Jose State and signed as an undrafted player with the Miami Dolphins in 1996. He played for the 49ers from 2005 to 2010 after having played for the Dolphins, Arizona Cardinals, Baltimore Ravens, Oakland Raiders, Denver Broncos, Carolina Panthers, and Tennessee Titans

Joe Niekro

November 7th, 1944 - October 27th, 2006

Joseph Franklin Niekro (/ˈniːkroʊ/ NEE-kroh; November 7, 1944 – October 27, 2006) was an American Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher. He was the younger brother of pitcher Phil Niekro, and the father of former Major League first baseman Lance Niekro. Niekro was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio, and attended Bridgeport High School in Bridgeport, Ohio and West Liberty University in West Liberty, West Virginia. During a 22-year baseball career, he pitched from 1967 to 1988 for seven different teams, primarily for the Houston Astros.

Joe O'Donnell (photojournalist)

born May 7th, 1922

Joseph Roger O'Donnell was an American documentarian, photojournalist and a photographer for the United States Information Agency.

Joe Orlando

April 4th, 1927 - December 23rd, 1998

Joseph Orlando was an Italian-American illustrator, writer, editor and cartoonist during a lengthy career spanning six decades. He was the associate publisher of Mad and the vice president of DC Comics, where he edited numerous titles and ran DC's Special Projects department.

Joe Orton

born January 1st, 1933

John Kingsley Orton, known by the pen name of Joe Orton, was an English playwright, author, and diarist.

Joe Palumbo

born October 26th, 1994

Joseph Anthony Palumbo Jr. (born October 26, 1994) is an American professional baseball pitcher who is currently a free agent. The Texas Rangers selected Palumbo in the 30th round of the 2013 MLB draft. He made his Major League Baseball (MLB) debut in 2019 for the Rangers.

Joe Pass

born January 13th, 1929

Joe Pass was an American jazz guitarist. Pass is well known for his work stemming from numerous collaborations with pianist Oscar Peterson and vocalist Ella Fitzgerald, and is often esteemed as one of the most notable jazz guitarists of the 20th century.

Joe Paterno

December 21st, 1926 - January 22nd, 2012

Joseph Vincent Paterno, sometimes referred to as JoePa, was an American college football player, athletic director, and coach. He was the head coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions from 1966 to 2011. With 409 victories, Paterno is the most victorious coach in NCAA FBS history. He recorded his 409th victory on October 29, 2011; his career ended with his dismissal from the team on November 9, 2011, as a result of the Penn State child sex abuse scandal. He died 74 days later, of complications from lung cancer.

Joe Paterson

born May 19th, 1986

Joseph Michael Paterson (born May 19, 1986) is an American former professional baseball pitcher. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Joe Penna

born May 29th, 1987

Jônatas "Joe" de Moura Penna (born May 29, 1987) is a Brazilian musician and filmmaker best known from both his YouTube channel MysteryGuitarMan and his feature films. He resides in Los Angeles, California.

Joe Pepitone

born October 9th, 1940

Joseph Anthony Pepitone (born October 9, 1940) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman and outfielder who played the bulk of his career for the New York Yankees. He also played several seasons with the Chicago Cubs and had short stints with the Houston Astros and Atlanta Braves. During his time with the Yankees, Pepitone was thrice-named to play in the All-Star Game and also won three Gold Glove awards.

Joe Perez

born August 12th, 1999

Joseph Perez (born August 12, 1999) is an American professional baseball third baseman for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut in 2022.

Joe Perry (American football)

born January 22nd, 1927

Fletcher Joseph Perry was an American professional football fullback who played in the All-America Football Conference (AAFC) and National Football League (NFL). He played for the San Francisco 49ers from 1948 to 1960, the Baltimore Colts from 1961 to 1962, and returned to the 49ers in 1963 for his final year in football. He was exceptionally fast, a trait uncommon for a fullback and one which earned him the nickname, "the Jet". The first African-American to be named the NFL Most Valuable Player (MVP), he became one of American football's first black stars.
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