Sport (Years Played): Baseball (1954-1976)
During his run to the career home run record that should still be standing today (FOH Barry Bonds), Hank Aaron faced everything from simple racial harassment to death threats. He's gone on to a very successful career, both in business and in baseball, and has been a voice of reason and grace in a sporting landscape that's sorely lacking in both (remember he actually congratulated Bonds when Bonds passed his record). By the way, you looking for someone to take that "Greatest Living Ballplayer" title? How about the guy who's No. 1 in career RBI, No. 3 in career hits, No. 2 (ahem) in career home runs, No. 4 in runs scored...want us to keep going?