No. 30

by Nathan Hague

No. 30 could easily have gone to Nolan Ryan but because we had the strikeout king at No. 34, we had to look elsewhere and our search took us to frozen water.

I don’t try to pretend to know a lot about hockey but I do remember Martin Brodeur, and his accolades speak for themselves.

In 1994 he was named to the All-Rookie Team. He made nine All Star games, three of which he was named First Team. He was a three-time winner of the Stanley Cup and added four Vezina trophies and five William M. Jennings trophies to his impressive resume.

It was hard to sneak one past the goalie when he was in front of the net, making him the winning candidate to be named the best athlete to ever wear No. 30.

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No. 31

by Ben Dieter


To me, No. 31 was a very easy one to pick. Greg Maddux won 4 Cy Young awards while winning an astounding 340 games during his career. Greg played 22 season in his career, and he was best known for his time in Atlanta, although he also pitched for the Cubs (twice), the Dodgers (twice), and the Padres. Maddux also struck out 3,371 while walking only 999, or an average of 46 per season. Maddux is of course a hall of famer, and he was elected to the hall in 2014, while he was a member of the Texas Rangers front office.

 

Maddux not only has effective and impressive stats, but he was always know as a really good teammate and person. Greg is very desreving on the best to ever wear no. 31!

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No. 32

How do you choose the best athlete to ever wear a number when it was worn by two of the greatest athletes the world has ever seen? Earvin “Magic” Johnson just might be the greatest point guard in NBA history. Jim Brown is considered by many to be the greatest running back in NFL history. […]

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Baseball Equality for All

There has been a lot of talk over the last few years about income equality, marriage equality, race equality, religious equality, that I thought I would take a few minutes to talk to you, the readers of my blog, about baseball equality. While there is a large amount of inequality in the world, there is […]

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No. 33

Over the years, the Lakers and Celtics have developed quite the rivalry, meeting 13 times in the NBA Finals where it was Boston who dominated, winning 10 of those series. However, it was a Laker who came out on top over a Celtic at No. 33 in our Jersey Countdown. There’s a reason Larry Bird […]

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No. 34

I have debated back and forth on who exactly to give the best to ever wear number 34 to, and I have finally come to a conclusion. For those wondering, the choice was between Nolan Ryan, one of the greatest pitchers of all time, and Walter Payton, one of the greatest athletes of all time, […]

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ESPN takes “courage out of award

The following was a post written for the Marshall News Messenger ESPN missed the boat again, big time. I know enough people have already written and ranted about it but quite honestly, it’s insulting to the people who actually deserve an honor such as the Arthur Ashe Courage Award which will be handed out at […]

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No. 35

There haven’t been too many athletes in our countdown who are still playing but that’s the case here at No. 35 which has to go to Kevin Durant. Durant chose to wear No. 35 in honor of a high school coach and mentor who passed away at the age of 35. The Oklahoma City Thunder […]

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No. 36

Jerome Abram Bettis, better known as “The Bus,” leaves little room for argument about being the best athlete to ever wear No. 36. Bettis is sixth all time when it comes to NFL rushing yard leaders. He retired in 2006 after helping his Pittsburgh Steelers win Super Bowl XL in his hometown of Detroit. Bettis […]

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No. 37

No. 37 was a tough one, there were not as many to chose from as some of the other numbers, and I decided to go with Doak Walker. The native Texan played his entire career with the Detroit Lions, where he was a all-star four times, led the NFL in scoring twice, and led the […]

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