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7/3/05 at 11:59pm
Originally Posted by limerickman
It's got to be Bradman.
Test batting average of 99.94 runs !
(that's including his having to deal with Nottingham and England fast bowlers
Bill Voce and Harold Larwood employing Douglas Jardines bodyline tactics in 1932/33!)
The man was a colossus.
His form in the 1930 series against England alone makes the man the greatest
First class average of 95.14.
Only Eric Holles delivery at the Oval in 1948 deprived DB of having a 100.00
test batting average.
Brilliant captain too. Look at the 1948 series against England.
Got to be Bradman.
Originally Posted by PMThor
How can you forget Jackie Robinson? Come on now, I know this post was biased towards Euro sports, but what Jackie did was incredibly important for all sports worldwide. He single handedly changed it all.
Originally Posted by mitosis
I'd have to be told he exists before I could forget him.
Originally Posted by Long Rider
To international members I must apologize for my lack of knowledge on non-USA athletes, but these are worthy of cosideration:
Originally Posted by Chris_E
there are great sportsmen and there are sportsmen who transend their sports.
Maradonna wasn't just a football player he was a talisman for a country held hostage by a military junta.
Originally Posted by bukeaston
I was kinda suprised not to see Miguel Indurain on the list of choices. I would vote for him before I would vote for Lance Armstrong - even if he only won five consecutive Tours de France. But we are pretty entocentric in the US.
Originally Posted by jmp
Most important ..... of all time !! Up till now , anyone who has inspired good will and unselfishness when they could have taken the spotlight for themselves and not been recognized for it. I could'nt vote because there was'nt an other box. There will never be a name for this person , and that's the most important athlete of all time ( in my opinion ) .