Mike Ditka


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Biography:
Birth Name: Mike Ditka
Born: 10/18/1939
Birth Place: Carnegie, Pennsylvania, USA

Ditka was born Michael Keller Dyczko in Carnegie, PA on Oct. 18, 1939, the first of four children of Charlotte and Mike Dyczko. The family changed their Ukrainian surname to the more-easily-pronounced "Ditka" and in 1941, moved to the nearby steel town of Aliquippa, where Mike Sr., after a World War II hitch with the U.S. Marines, worked as a boxcar welder. Mike Jr. and his siblings grew up deferential to their father's strict military discipline, and what emotions he needed to keep bottled up at home, he let fly as a ferocious competitor at Aliquippa High School. Shooting up over six feet, he played football, baseball and basketball, the latter for Coach Press Maravich, whose wunderkind son... Continue Bio >>

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