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Number 3 - Babe Ruth


At number 3, it's the obvious choice: the Sultan of Swat, Babe Ruth. His career statistics are amazing:


  • .342 batting average - 10th all-time
  • 714 home runs - 3rd all-time
  • 2,213 RBIs - 2nd all-time
  • 2,174 runs - 3rd all-time


And here's the kicker:

8,399 at-bats - 92nd all-time

AND.....he was a World Series game-winning pitcher! Wow.

Some say he was the best to ever play the game of baseball.  And those who say that have an excellent argument.  He was certainly the most sensational player of his time, out-slugging his contemporaries by a wide margin on an annual basis.

His wearing the jersey number 3 is widely attributed to his place in the batting order, 3rd, when the Yankees began wearing jersey numbers in 1929.


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14 comments:

  1. All when beer was the only steriod!

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  2. Gator F'er12:30 AM

    Wow - after tonights performance - Dwayne Wade may take the #3 spot in NBA all time. Nobody replaces the Bambino but this guy can shoot the rock!

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  3. Anonymous12:55 PM

    How about the only player to do the number 1 spot justice in the NBA draft.. Allen Iverson. Dwyane Wade can wait but for now AI's accomplishments are just outstanding. Only needs a ring to beat out Ruth

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  4. Anonymous9:04 PM

    Neither Iverson or Wade are anything close to Ruth and they haven't even accomplished anything close to a lot of other number #3 wearers.

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  5. Anonymous9:32 PM

    Don's forget about Dale Earnhardt.

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  6. Anonymous9:32 PM

    oops I meant Don't forget about Dale Earnhardt

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  7. edouble8:47 AM

    ALLEN IVERSON!!?? Are you F!@#$%g kidding me? This guy who is too good to practice and locked his wife outside naked after a domestic dispute!

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  8. Anonymous1:25 PM

    What AI did on the court and what he accomplished out there has nothing to do with the dumb things he's done. He's still an amazing basketball player.

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  9. I agree with Ruth taking the top spot, but I also have to agree to not forget Dale Earnhardt. He is a legend just as well as the Babe is.

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  10. Anonymous5:59 PM

    dirty dale earnhardt? please... not even the same "ballpark".

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  11. Anonymous10:52 AM

    Really what you should do is put a list of the top 10 athletes at each number and just have people vote for the best, over a week or two week period. It would be interesting to see what the people think, because in some cases, it's not just about the numbers. Classic example, Number 33.

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  12. Anonymous10:37 AM

    Not only did Ruth win a WS Game as a Pitcher but he also won an ERA Title...

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  13. Anonymous3:20 PM

    To be fair, Ruth only wore no. 3 starting in 1929 after his best years were already behind him. If we're evaluating who's the best no. 3 in sports history by their entire career, I think Dwayne Wade is a better choice.

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  14. Anonymous12:14 PM

    You have to include Harmon Killebrew if you're going to have honorable mention.

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