The Most Overrated Pittsburgh Sports Figures of the Past 30 Years

Marky Billson@@MarkyBillsonContributor IJuly 16, 2009

The Most Overrated Pittsburgh Sports Figures of the Past 30 Years

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10. Former Duquesne men's basketball coach Danny Nee

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    COLLEGE PARK, MD - NOVEMBER 30:  Head coach Danny Nee of Duquesne looks on against Maryland during NCAA basketball action on November 30, 2002 at the Comcast Center in College Park, Maryland.  Maryland defeated the Duquesne 89-39.  (Photo by Doug Pensinge

9. Former Pirates closer Jim Gott

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    1988:  Jim Gott #35 of the Pittsburgh Pirates delivers a pitch during a 1988 MLB season game.  (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

8. Former Pirates catcher Jason Kendall

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    CHICAGO - APRIL 15:  Jason Kendall #18 of the Pittsburgh Pirates warms up prior to his at-bat during the game against the Chicago Cubs on April 15, 2004 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois.  The Cubs defeated the Pirates 10-5.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel

7. Former Pirates second baseman Jose Lind

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    27 May 1992: Second baseman Jose (Chico) Lind of the Pittsburgh Pirates reclines happily on the bench during a game against the San Diego Padres at Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego, California.

6. Former Pirates outfielder Andy Van Slyke

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    27 May 1992:  Andy Van Slyke of the Pittsburgh Pirates lays on the ground after being hit with a pitch during a game against the San Diego Padres at Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego, California. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Dunn  /Allsport

5. Boxer Paul Spadafora

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    1 Mar 1997:  Close-up of Paul Spadafora''s tattoo during a bout in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Mandatory Credit: Al Bello  /Allsport

4. Syd Thrift

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    1988:  General manager Syd Thrift, far right, of the Pittsburgh Pirates looks on during a 1988 MLB season game.  (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

3. Pittsburgh Associates: Former Pirates Owners 1985-96

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2. Former Steelers quarterback Bubby Brister

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    8 Sep 1991:  Quarterback Bubby Brister of the Pittsburgh Steelers moves the ball during a game against the Buffalo Bills at Rich Stadium in Orchard Park, New York.  The Bills won the game, 52-34. Mandatory Credit: Rick Stewart  /Allsport

1. Former Pirates manager Jim Leyland

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    29 MAY 1994:  JIM LEYLAND, MANAGER OF THE PITTSBURGH PIRATES, GIVES A SIGN FROM THE DUGOUT DURING HIS TEAM''S GAME AGAINST THE DODGERS AT DODGER STADIUM IN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA. Mandatory Credit: J.D. Cuban/ALLSPORT