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The Most Culturally Important Ginger Athletes Of All Time

Gingers don't always get picked last, ya'll.

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Travis Lulay: Quarterback, BC Lions


Originally from Oregon, this adorable ginger played college football at Montana State University then joined the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks. More recently he's joined the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League where he has won several awards.

Follow him on Twitter @TravisLulay.

Gloria Nord: American Skater

Gloria Nord was an American roller skater and ice skater who became known as "Sonja Henie on wheels." She was adored by millions in the 1940s and 1950s for her ballet finesse and theatrical flamboyance.

Freddie Freeman: First Baseman, Atlanta Braves


Standing 6'5", big ginger Freddie Freeman is a Canadian-American professional baseball first baseman with the Atlanta Braves.

Follow him on Twitter @FreddieFreeman5.


Rusty Staub: American Professional Baseball Player

Rusty Staub is an American former Major League Baseball right fielder, designated hitter, and first baseman. He enjoyed a 23-year baseball career with 5 different teams. He was an original member of the Montreal Expos and the team's first star. Though the Expos traded him after only 3 years, his enduring popularity led them to retire his number in 1993.

Rosie Napravnik: American Professional Jockey


Rosie Napravnik is an American thoroughbred horse racing jockey. Originally from Morristown, NJ, in 2005 she took out her jockey license and since then has been among or at the top of racing jockeys' earnings and has been the top female rider in the United States.

Follow her on Twitter @RosieNapravnik.

Mark McGuire: American Professional Baseball Player


Nicknamed "Big Mac", this ginger is an American former professional baseball player currently serving as hitting coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers. As a first baseman, McGwire played in Major League Baseball for the Oakland Athletics and the St. Louis Cardinals between 1986 and 2001.


Shaun White: American Professional Skateboarder/Snowboarder


Nicknamed "The Flying Tomato" Shaun is an American professional snowboarder, skateboarder, and two-time Olympic gold medalist. He holds the X-Games records for gold medals and highest overall medal count and has won 10 ESPY Awards.

Follow him on Twitter @Shaun_White.

Brian Scalabrine: American Professional Basketball Player


Nicknamed "The White Mamba," Brian David Scalabrine is a former professional basketball player who last played with many teams and last with the Chicago Bulls. He is currently an assistant coach for the Golden State Warriors.

Follow him on Twitter @Scalabrine.


Saúl Álvarez: Mexican Professional Boxer


Saúl Álvarez is known as El Canelo (The Male-Cinnamon), and is currently undefeated in the Mexican Light Middleweight division. He is also the current WBC, WBA, and Ring Magazine Light Middleweight Champion.


Barry Enright: American Professional Baseball Player

Happy-ginger pitcher Barry Enright was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2007 and has since played for the Diamondbacks and the Angels.

Follow him on Twitter @BarryEnright45.

Blake Griffin: American Professional Basketball Player


Blake Griffin is a professional basketball player who plays for the Los Angeles Clippers. He was an NBA All-Star and named Rookie of the Year in 2011.

Follow him on Twitter @BlakeGriffin32.

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