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America's revolutionary athletes

Posted at 9:53 AM on July 5, 2005 by Ben Tesch (1 Comments)

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).


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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..........

Posted by daveZ | July 5, 2005 11:11 AM


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