Forget that he was an All-American
football player who also played professionally
Or forget that he was an Olympic decathlon
AND pentathlon champion the same year

Yes forget all that because he is the only
baseball player to hit three home runs into
three different states in one game by hitting
one each over the center, right and left field walls

One of those homers went into Texas, another
soared to Oklahoma and the final one ended up
in Arkansas, a feat unmatched since and he even
had a town named after him – Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania