Famous athletes whose last names end with "E" include baseball player Dennis Eckersley, basketball player Julius Erving and football player John Elway. Dennis Eckersley, played for several teams during his Major League Baseball career, but calls the Oakland Athletics his main team. Erving, also called by his nickname of "Dr. J," enjoyed a successful career in the American Basketball Association and national Basketball Association while Elway played football with the Denver Broncos for many years before retiring.
Eckersley, a big league pitcher, was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2004. His career spanned nearly 25 years, during which time he played with several teams. Eckersley played with the Indians, Cubs and Red Sox for the first part of his career, then switched to the Oakland A's, where he earned a reputation as a phenomenal closer with nearly 400 saves.
Erving briefly attended college at the University of Massachusetts in the early 1970s before leaving to play basketball professionally. His career spanned nearly 20 years, and began with the Virginia Squires. Erving then played with the New York Nets, earning awards as Most Valuable Player in 1974 and 1976 before moving on to the Philadelphia 76ers.
Elway joined the Denver Broncos after playing football at Stanford University. He remained with the Broncos for more than 15 years, serving as a star quarterback and earning a reputation as a formidable rusher and competent passer.