Now that the holidays are upon us, I thought it would be appropriate for this topic. I’m asking you, who are the greatest players you’ve ever seen compete in person? It is going to be really interesting to see your list.
So I’ll shoot.
In baseball, my list is this. I saw Henry Aaron when I was with my dad and cousins ââin Florida. It was a spring training game in Miami; this is where the Orioles had their spring training site. I also saw in my lifetime the great Dick Allen, Mr. October, Al Kaline, Brooks Robinson and so many other great players.
In college sports I’ve seen “Magic”, Larry Bird, Randy Moss, Tony Dorsett, Paul Molitor, Kirk Gibson, Lorenzo White, Brad Van Pelt and a ton of great college athletes before they turned pro.
In the NBA, Dr. J., Michael Jordan, Allen Iverson, “World” B. Free, The Bad Boys, Kareem and so many other great players.
In the NHL, Steve Yzerman, Chris Chelios and all those great Wings teams.
In boxing, I saw Mike Tyson fight.
On the PGA tour, I saw Nicklaus, Palmer, Trevino and Tiger.
I have been very blessed and lucky for the players that I have seen. I know I’m shorting some of these historical figures, but you may only have a certain number on the list.
So the question is, who is on your list?
LOOK: 50 images of winning moments in the history of sport
Sometimes pictures are the best way to honor the characters we have lost. When tragedy quickly reminds us that sport is far from the most important thing in life, we can always look back on the winning moment of an athlete who seemed larger than life to us, remaining grateful for their sacrifice. on the ground and bringing joy to millions of people.
Read on to explore the complete collection of 50 images compiled by Stacker, showcasing various iconic moments of victory in the history of the sport. Covering the accomplishments of a multitude of sports, these images depict stunning personal accomplishments, team championships and athletic perseverance.