Pete Maravich, athlete
June 22, 1947-January 5, 1988
Lives of the Athletes: Thrills, Spills (and What the Neighbors Thought) by Kathleen Krull, illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt (Harcourt, 1997)
Maravich, a college basketball great at LSU, was a Basketball Hall of Famer in 1987.
Click over to the NBA Encyclopedia for a bio of Maravich a.k.a. “Pistol Pete.”