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Can you name the person or people who missed opportunities to become famous?

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Perhaps the most well-know second place finisher, this man turned down an offer to set foot on the moon before Neil Armstrong.Neil Armstrong
This former MLB slugger broke the single season home run record – but another player broke it by more in the same year.Mark McGwire
Although this man co-wrote 'The Communist Manifesto' his partner gets almost all historical credit for the foundation of Marxist Communism.Karl Marx
This team selected Sam Bowie before Michael Jordan in the 1984 NBA draft.Chicago Bulls
John D. Rockefeller began his business career here, and had the city not subjected him to endless financial battles, it might have experienced a boom as a result of his success.New York
She could have been Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz if Century Fox had been willing to lend her to MGM.Judy Garland
He was the second African American player in the MLB 11 weeks after Jackie Robinson.Jackie Robinson
Independent from Alexander Graham Bell, this man developed the telephone. However, Graham Bell filed for a patent 2 hours before him.Alexander Graham Bell
This club's owner, Harry Frazee, refused to raise Babe Ruth's salary to $20,000 and traded him as a result.New York Yankees
These twins claim the basic idea for Facebook was stolen from them.Mark Zuckerberg
About ten years ago, Apple was in financial trouble before receiving a $150 million infusion from this rival company, who soon took a back seat to Apple in the tech industry.Apple
This man, though famous for his role in The Godfather, might be more well-known had he accepted the lead roles in Superman and Kramer vs. Kramer.Christopher Reeve and Dustin Hoffman
This first baseman was in a slump when his manager benched him in favor of Lou Gehrig, who then started 2,130 consecutive games (first and last name required).Lou Gehrig
This internet corporation rejected proposals to buy Google for $5 billion in 2001 and Facebook for $1 billion in 2006. Facebook and Google are now worth a total of $175 billion.Google and Facebook
This former basketball player may have been considered an all-time great had he not lived in the shadow of Michael Jordan. Without Jordan, he averaged 22 ppg, 8.7 rpg, and 5.6 apg.Michael Jordan
He was replaced as the Beatles' drummer in 1962 just months before 'Love Me Do' gained them mainstream success and popularity.Ringo Starr
This man developed a theory of evolution due to natural selection at the same time as Charles Darwin, but, having weaker evidence and reputation, he was less accepted and credited.Charles Darwin

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