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20 Engineers From the World of Sports

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fdos
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Re: Sad, I only recognize three of these guys!
fdos   8/29/2014 2:18:50 AM
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@Murray: Well that's a good thought. I must give it a try too. 

Charles Murray
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Charles Murray   8/28/2014 6:01:10 PM
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Good points, Debera. Aa few years ago I interviewed a Major Leage Baseball player who was also an engineer (Doug Glanville) and he told me that he had used industrial engineering techniques (which he had learned at the University of Pennsylvania) to schedule his travel when he was playing in multiple winter leagues.

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Re: Sad, I only recognize three of these guys!
Debera Harward   8/15/2014 5:27:53 AM
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Engineering opens the mind and enhances the abiility to think and analyze the situation. Engineers are very good in analyzing and predicting the situation which can help athletes to analyze there performance there week areas and where improvement is required .

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Re: Sad, I only recognize three of these guys!
Debera Harward   8/15/2014 5:23:51 AM
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Thanks Charles for such an interesting post, maybe there might be some sort of relation between engineering and sports but what i have come across is there are many professions in which people have done engineering . And I guess engieering with different professions can be a great combinition .

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Re: Dal Maxvill another Washington Univ. St. Louis EE Grad
Charles Murray   7/31/2014 8:19:43 PM
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I agree, cmwiley2. Times have definitely changed for pro athletes. The founder of the NFL, George Halas, had to be a jack-of-all-trades to get the league going. He coached, worked in the business office and wrote his own press releases after the games. He was also a civil engineer. Necessity forced the athletes back then to use their heads in order to survive.  

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cmwiley2   7/31/2014 10:56:46 AM
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Charles, times have changed for pro athletes just a bit since the mid 1900's.  Stan Musial had a local restaurant in St. Louis too that he worked in the off season.  He was also involved in a St. Louis bowling alley, Red Bird Lanes,(go figure) with Joe Gargiola another St. Louisan. Today athletes will pu their name on businesses but they have little to do with the day to day operations.  A little off topic but Tony LaRussa was ready for a future outside of sports.  He obtained his law degree during the offseason in the early 60's. Lou Brock owned and operated an FTD Florist shop in STL as well.

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Charles Murray   7/29/2014 8:28:55 PM
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I attribute it all to the wonders of Google, JimT.

JimT@Future-Product-Innovations
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JimT@Future-Product-Innovations   7/29/2014 10:47:16 AM
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Wow, it surprises me that your research turned up new discoveries for yourself as well.  So, as you serendipitously stumble upon these great anecdotes in history, where to you dig up these relatively obscure facts? I consider myself relatively resourceful, but I'm stumped how you can dig up these great facts !

far911
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far911   7/28/2014 8:16:14 PM
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Beside the life of a sports man is not long as the competition is 2 tuff. So for after retirement they may continue to live a quality their degree will work.

far911
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far911   7/28/2014 8:13:02 PM
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Jim mate.... I appreciate your emotions as far as the term I used was that among 7 billion people on earth how many get famous. So having qualifications other than sports is must.

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