People Involved in Awards and Honors—Naismith Memorial National Baseball Hall of Fame Inductee

Dikembe Mutombo, Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean-Jacque Wamutombo

Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean-Jacque Wamutombo is the full name of former professional basketball player Dikembe Mutombo (1966–    ), who played 18 seasons in the National Basketball Association. He was selected to the NBA All-Star Team eight times and was named NBA Defensive Player of the Year four times. In 2015, he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Born in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, he speaks four western languages and five Central African dialects.

Last modified: 25 October 2019

Kirby Puckett

All-Star baseball player Kirby Puckett (1960–2006), born in Chicago, Illinois, near baseball's Comiskey Park, played his entire 12-year baseball career as a center fielder for the Minnesota Twins. During those 12 years, he was named to 10 consecutive All-Star teams and was named MVP of the game in 1991.

Last modified: 12 April 2019