Friday, June 19, 2009

Great Sports Name Hall of Fame Nominee - Ten Million

Ten Million (his actual, real name) was born October 14, 1889 to a wacky mom who later paid her son Ten $50 to name his daughter Decillian Million. He attended the University of Washington and then played Outfield in the Northwestern League for a while before the first World War. He also played in the minor leagues for the Cleveland Indians, and may have played in the majors for the St. Louis Cardinals, but that isn't known for sure. Regardless, a knee injury kept Mr. Milli from ever making it to the majors.

After his career he moved back to Seattle and worked many jobs including Claims Adjuster, Spalding Sporting Good Salemen, and refereeing Baseball/Football/and Basketball games.

His most famous venture? He ended up selling cars for Ford Motor Company. Ford just so happened to produce their 10 millionth car as Ten Million was one of their salesmen, and so they had it shipped directly to him so that he could be the one to sell it. Now THAT'S what I call a gimmick.

And so I present to you, nominated for Ballot 3 of the Great Sports Name Hall of Fame, Ten Million!

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