America's revolutionary athletes
Posted at 9:53 AM on July 5, 2005
by Ben Tesch
Sports Illustrated has a nice photo gallery feature of 25 revolutionary American athletes. Baseball notables include Hank Aaron (#19), Curt Flood (#7), Babe Ruth (#4), and Jackie Robinson (#2).
ali is #1, how predictable. on my list curt flood is higher because his challenge led to free agency and thus, (for better or worse) the modern athlete.
jackie robinson has to be #1. unlike robinson, many of ali's problems were self-inflicted.
plus, boxing is just sanctioned assault..........
from the BBC: David Blight on the 150th anniversary of the end of the American Civil War
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