Fishing is a part of the fabric of life in America and to that end, many sports figures have been active participants or otherwise associated with angling on some level–including bass fishing. The five following individuals, most with some California connection, are primarily and respectively, known for these roles in pro sports.
RAY BOONE, Major League baseball player from San Diego, father/grandfather of Major Leaguers as well
LARRY BIRD, NBA basketball Hall of Fame player with Boston Celtics
JIM ‘CATFISH’ HUNTER, Major League baseball player, top pitcher with Oakland A’s, Yankees
DARYLE LAMONICA, NFL football quarterback with Oakland Raiders, known as the ‘Mad Bomber’; played collegiately at Notre Dame
TED WILLIAMS, Major League baseball player from San Diego, legendary hitter for Boston Red Sox
But can you match these figures with their connection to fishing? Options are: (A) Featured in full page ads for Daiwa tackle (B) Team tournament bass angler in California (C) Suggested bringing Florida bass to the Golden State (D) Inducted into IGFA Hall of Fame (E) Arguably no unique role in angling (none of the above)
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