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    Quote Originally Posted by uk#1fan View Post
    He had a great arm and that was it.
    And was the most prolific passer in NFL history until recently. He statistically the best QB until Favre, Manning and Elway reached the end of their careers, and is still top 5. And he wasn't the only great QB that didn't run much. I can't figure out what you are trying to say with this statement.
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    What does it say about how much I think about sports when I saw the thread title and thought Ozzie Smith, not Ozzie Osborne?

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    Quote Originally Posted by uk#1fan View Post
    Randall Cunningham
    You are knocking on Marino, then throw up Cunningham? I love Rocking Randall but he ain't close to Marino.

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    Did Julius Erving win a title? ABA? NBA?
    Roberto Clemente?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tcjkbt View Post
    Did Julius Erving win a title? ABA? NBA?
    Roberto Clemente?
    Erving and the 76ers won in 1983, the year they picked up Moses Malone. Fo, Fo, Fo was Malone's prediction, and they missed it by one, sweeping all but the conference finals, losing one game to the Bucks.

    Clemente's Pirates won the 1960 World Series on Mazeroski's walk off homer, and then again in 1971 against the Orioles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lawildcat View Post
    Patrick Ewing
    That was the first person to pop into my head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    I find it hard to do as someone that loathes the Red Sox, but Williams is probably the best all around hitter in history. Williams lost 4 1/2 years in the prime of his career to WWII.

    On Base Percentage
    Ted Williams - .482 (MLB Record)
    Ty Cobb - .433

    Slugging Percentage
    Ted Williams - .634
    Ty Cobb - .512

    That said, Cobb is among the best of the best
    482 OBP is just sick. No one will ever break that record.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjs4470 View Post
    Erving and the 76ers won in 1983, the year they picked up Moses Malone. Fo, Fo, Fo was Malone's prediction, and they missed it by one, sweeping all but the conference finals, losing one game to the Bucks.

    Clemente's Pirates won the 1960 World Series on Mazeroski's walk off homer, and then again in 1971 against the Orioles.
    Excellent info. Thank you.

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    I think it has to be Marino Bonds and Cobb. If any of these win 1 or 2 titles they may be considered the best in their respective sports all time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    You are knocking on Marino, then throw up Cunningham? I love Rocking Randall but he ain't close to Marino.
    A like wasn't enough. I agree

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    Quote Originally Posted by mexitucky View Post
    I would like to make my top 5s
    Baseball:
    1. Ty Cobb (my list, Jumper )
    2. Barry Bonds
    3. Ted Williams
    4. Ken Griffey Jr.
    5. Ernie Banks

    NBA
    1. Baylor
    2. Malone
    3. Ewing
    4. Barkley
    5. Miller

    NFL
    1. Marino
    2. Tarkenton
    3. Sanders
    4. Butkus
    5. Chris Carter
    I had no idea Elgin retired before the '71/'72 title. 27/14/4 for his career.

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    Flynn Robinson and Charlie Paulk. (They were so good, Bob Cousey traded Oscar to get them in a Royals uniform.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    Against a lot of dead arms too
    Eddie Plank, Eddie Cicotte, Walter Johnson, Smoky Joe Wood... Come on. I'll grant your premise on Williams' stats, but to characterize the pitchers of Ty Cobb's era as anything less than what they were is hardly fair.

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    Charles Barkley came to mind first for me. Dan Marino next. Lots of other great names on here.


    Barry Sanders doesn't count because he is a quitter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Getslow View Post
    Eddie Plank, Eddie Cicotte, Walter Johnson, Smoky Joe Wood... Come on. I'll grant your premise on Williams' stats, but to characterize the pitchers of Ty Cobb's era as anything less than what they were is hardly fair.
    I'm not saying there weren't some greats, but there were a lot that weren't.

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