All of these people are famous for their hard work and accomplishments, but let's face it... they're even more famous because they were "firsts". That's because we as a society have always valued being first. Think about it. When you were a kid and would race your friends across the blacktop, did you want to be first or last? When picking teams for sports, did you want to be chosen first? When you're at a baseball game and arrive at the concession stands, have you ever celebrated being the last in line?
Well today's the last day of the month... and it's time to break tradition and start celebrating famous "lasts".
#1: Last MLB pitcher to reach 350 wins: Greg Maddux
2016 Topps Tribute Rightful Recognition Printing Plate #NOWGM
#2: Last person to sign the Declaration of Independence: Charles Carroll
1992 Starline #230
#3: Last MLB player to steal 100 bases in a single season: Vince Coleman
2008 Upper Deck Goudey Graphs #GG-VC
#4: Last NBA player to score 100 points in a single game: Wilt Chamberlain
#5: Last MLB pitcher to throw 300 innings in a single season: Steve Carlton
2003 Flair Greats Cut of History #NNO
#6: Last player to win 2 Heisman Trophies: Archie Griffin
2012 Exquisite Collection Legacy Signatures #EL-AG
#7: Last MLB pitcher to throw a no-hitter while on LSD: Dock Ellis
1972 Topps #179
#8: Last US President to serve four terms: Franklin Delano Roosevelt
#9: Last MLB player to hit .400: Ted Williams
#10: Last NFL player to rush for 2,000 yards: Adrian Peterson
#11: Last MLB pitcher to win 20 games and lose 20 games in the same season: Phil Niekro
#12: Last NHL goalie to play without a mask: Andy Brown
Well that's my list. What about you?
What are some of your famous "lasts"?
Happy last day of January and sayonara!