The 15 Greatest Red-Headed Athletes of All-Time

#10 – Alexi Lalas

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Everyone has a theory as to why soccer hasn’t really caught on in the United States. Deep inside, I think we all know the answer. Baseball never would have become popular either if Babe Ruth was a ginger.

#9 – Rusty Staub

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Staub played 23 years in the majors and hit 292 home runs. His three best seasons came in Montreal from 1969 through 1971 when he hit .295 and averaged 26 home runs and 90 RBI a season. But best of all, the Montreal fans nicknamed him “Le Grand Orange”. Really. They did. Congratulations, Canada. You win Greatest Country Ever.

#8 – Sonny Jurgensen

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Jurgensen played 18 years in the NFL with the Eagles and Redskins and threw for more than 32,000 yards. He is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and his official biography there reads that he “excelled in spite of numerous injuries.” Hey, no need to be vague about it. By “numerous injuries”, you mean “having red hair”.

#7 – Red Schoendienst

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The longtime Cardinals second baseman was a 10-time All-Star, amassed 2,449 hits and is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. In fact, he is the only red-headed member of the Baseball Hall of Fame and will remain that way. Suck it, Mark McGwire. Real gingers don’t try to win using anything more than me lucky charms.

#6 – The Sedin Twins

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Aaaaaaaaah! Twingers! Run for your lives! AAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!

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