Who do you think is the best athlete for each respective sport?

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  1. NYCHitman1

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    MLB - I think by the time Albert Pujols retires he'll be the best hitter of all time but as of right now Hank Aaron/Barry Bonds share that title. The best pitcher is Nolan Ryan w/o a doubt.

    NBA - Michael Jordan

    NFL - Purely opinionated but Dan Marino is the best QB all-time imo until Favre decides to hang up the pads.
     

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  2. MLB- Roberto clemente

    nfl- barry sanders

    NBA- Jordan

    NHL- Gretzky/Messier
     
  3. NYCHitman1

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    I always wished Barry Sanders had played on a better team during his era. He was a damn beast and deserved better than what he received.
     
  4. YankeeDudeL

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    MLB: Babe Ruth. Wasn't a bad pitcher, yanno.

    NBA: Hands down, Jordan.

    NHL: I grew up in the Gretzky/Lemieux era, it's got to be the Great One.

    NFL: Sooooo debatable. More than any other sport, it's so position-based. So I'll be a homer and say LT. The real LT, not some d-bag running back. :cool:
     
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    Sania mirza my favorite because it is so beautiful and great athletics.
     
  6. Vihzel

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    Since the only sport I actually watch is tennis... currently... it's:

    Men - Rafael Nadal
    Women - Serena Williams
     
  7. eyebeam

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    NFL - Jerry Rice

    MLB - Hank Aaron
    tie - Babe Ruth (People overlook what a great pitcher he was)

    NBA - Magic Johnson

    NHL - Wayne Gretzky

    PGA - Arnold Palmer

    Swimming - Michael Phelps (couldn't leave him out)
     
  8. NYCHitman1

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    When I think of Babe Ruth, I think of the slugger that he became after he pitched. He was a behemoth of his day. I would consider him definitely in the Top 5 all-time greats but, #1.. might be sketchy
     
  9. eyebeam

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    But that's my point. If you think of him as a slugger mostly, and that makes him a top 5 player, then remember that in 10 years pitching he appeared in 163 games (148 starts) and has a lifetime ERA of 2.28, doesn't that put him squarely in the conversation at #1? How many other players ever have been dominant hitters and pitchers?
     
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    None but Ruth pitched in the deadball era. There were no breaking balls, only fastballs (no 2-seamers, cutters, sinkers, splitters, etc..)
     
  11. jamor

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    NBA: Michael Jordan

    NFL: Jerry Rice

    Tennis:

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