ESPN TOP 10 ATHLETES 10. Lou Gehrig 9. Gordie Howe 8. Michael Jordan 7. Jackie Robinson 6. Rafer Johnson 5. Wilt Chamberlain 4. Bo Jackson 3. Dave Winfield 2. Jim Thorpe 1.Jim Brown
IMO, Baseball is much harder than where they have it. How they have tennis, basketball, wrestling, martial arts, and gymnastics above it is a joke.
I feel it's harder than football as well and as long as you know how to skate, it's harder than hockey as well. I have respect for boxers because it takes a select few to be able to be beaten in the face continuously and keep standing. Baseball is amazingly hard to play at a high level though.
wrveres wrote:Shouldn't the nod here go to some of the Triathletes that have dominated year in and year out in the Ironman?
They should be considered for sure, but are on no different level than a Bo Jackson or Dave Winfield. Its just different skillsets.
Personaally I don't give Bo the respect he deserves cus his career was cut short. Was he a great Athlete sure, but there may have been many great Athletes that had short careers but not the fame or marketing power of Bo. We may never know ...
I have heard it agrued that hitting a baseball is the hardest thing to do in sport, and if true, then I gotta go with the only guy who has 500 plus HR's and 500 plus Sb's ..