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New York had Joe Dimaggio. Boston had Ted Williams. And Washington, D.C.? Well, we had Sammy Baugh, the greatest football player ever to pull on a jersey.
In 1943, Baugh led the NFL in pass completions, punting and interceptions as a defensive back with 11, calling forth the tribute of legendary sportswriter Grantland Rice, “Sammy Baugh is just about the most valuable player of all time, according to most pro coaches I’ve talked to.”