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I made a list having the three best players from each sport's history.  The sports are the NFL, MLB, and NBA.  Feel free to add comments.  Hope you enjoy!


1. Babe Ruth - Babe Ruth was Baseball's first great slugger, and the most celebrated athlete of his time.  Babe Ruth Hit 714 Career HRs, 3rd All-Time, and 1,983 Career RBIs.  While having those slugger numbers he also put up a .342 Career Batting Average, and 2,873 Career Hits.  He Started off his career as a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox.  The Red Sox eventully sold Ruth the the Yankees, and from that point on the curse had been set on the Red Sox.  When Ruth got to the Yankees he converted to Outfield.  While he was with the Yankees, Ruth led them to 7 American League Pennants, and 4 World Series Titles.  It's Safe to say that Babe Ruth was the greatest player to play the game of Baseball.
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2. Willie Mays - Willie Mays, The Say Hey Kid, excelled in every part of the game, hitting for power, average, fielding, baserunning, and throwing.  His career numbers include 660 Career HRs, 4th All-Time, and 3,283 Hts.  He also maintained an average hitting .302 for his career.  The Giants Superstar won 2 MVPs, and he captured 12 Gold Gloves throughout his career.  He also played in a record tying 24 All-Star games.  He is also famous for "The Catch" in the 1954 World Series, and it is still one of Baseball's most memorable moments.

3. Stan Musial - After 22 Years as a Cardinal Musial Ranked at the top of all most any batting category.  He was a 3X MVP, and played in 24 All-Star games.  He was nicknamed Stan "The Man" Musial for most of his career.  He had a career .331 Batting Average, 475 HRs, 1,951 RBIs, and a staggering 3,630 Career Hits.  A lot of people think that there may be a new man in St. Louis Cardinals, but remember one thing, that Stan Musial will always be the man in St. Louis.

Notables: Ted Williams, Ty Cobb, Lou Gehrig, Walter Johnson, Honus Wagner, Hank Aaron, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle

1. Wilt Chamberlain - Chamberlain could single-handendly take over any game at any time.  Wilt is one of a select few to have 30,000 points in a career.  He hold the record for most points in a game (100) against the New York Knicks on March 2, 1962.  He is also the NBA's All-Time Rebounder with 23,924.  He also holds the record for most Rebounds in a game with 55.  Camberlain held many more records: He scored 50 or more points 118 times, and 60 or more points 32 times.  Even though he had tremendous size, he super talented athlete who had speed, agility, stamina, and strength. 

2. Michael Jordan - You could agrue that Michael Jordan was the greatest player to play in the NBA.  Jordan won 6 NBA Championships, and he was a 5X MVP.  He was a 14X All-Star, and one of the most rewarding accomplishments in some athletes careers is that Jordan won 2 Olympic Gold Medals.  He is also one of few that have notched over 30,000 points in there career.  Over Michael's Career He average 30.1 PPG, which is amazing.  He was also a First Ballot HOF elected in 2009.  Jordan's career could be the greatest of all-time.

3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar - No NBA player in history has scored more points that Jabbar (38,387).  Over his career he averaged 24.6 PPG, and 11.2 RPG.  He also has 17,440 Career Rebounds.  He was a 6X NBA Champion, 6X NBA MVP, and was selected to 19 All-Star games.  He was elected into the Basketball HOF in 1995.  He was one of the greatest big men to ever play the game.  H ewas also known for his famous "Sky Hook".

Notables: Ervin "Magic" Johnson, Bill Russell, Oscar Robertson, Larry Bird, Shaquille O'Neal, Karl Malone, Tim Duncan

1. Jerry Rice - Jerry Rice holds mostly all of the Wide Reciever Records.  He holds the most career Receptions with 1,549, Recieving Yards with 22,885, Touchdown Receptions with 197, and All-Purpose Yards with 23,546.  He is also a 13X Pro-Bowler, 12X All-Pro Selection, and a Future HOF.  He is still not eligible fot the HOF.  Jerry Rice was the greatest player to every step foot on a football field.

2. Jim Brown - The Best RB to ever play in the NFL, even though he only played 9 NFL seasons.  He was a 9X Pro-Bowler, 8X First Team All-Pro, and he was a 3X NFL MVP.  He rushed for 12,312 Career Yards, and scored 126 Career TDs.  Something that jumps out is that he average 5.2 Yards Per Carry.  He was elected into the Pro Football HOF in 1971.  One thing you may not know about Jim Brown is that he was elected into the Lacrosse HOF.

3. Lawrence Taylor - Lawrence Taylor may have been the most ferocious NFL defensive player to play the game.  In his career he had 1,088 Tackles, 132 Sacks, and was a 10X Pro-Bowler.  He was also a 9X First Team All-Pro, and he was the 1986 AP NFL MVP.  He had his #56 Retired by the New York Giants.  Some may remember Taylor from the Joe Theisman Incident, when Lawrence Taylor Snapped Theisman's Leg, and Taylor got screaming for help.  He was also inducted into the Pro Football HOF in 1999.

Notables: Joe Montana, Johnny Unitas, Reggie White, Emmitt Smith, Walter Payton, Barry Sanders, Dick Butkus, Joe Greene, Ray Lewis

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