Considering so many great athletes wore No. 4, this is another difficult decision.
Do I go with Hall of Famer and former captain of the New Jersey Devils Scott Stevens, who won three Stanley Cups, won the Conn Smythe award in 2000, and never had a negative plus/minus rating during his 22 NHL seasons?
How about another fellow hockey great and Hall of Famer Bobby Orr, who won eight straight Norris Trophies as the league's top defenseman, three consecutive Hart Trophies as league MVP, and was the only defenseman to win the Art Ross Trophy after leading the league in points and assists in a single season?
Or even future Hall of Famer Brett Favre who is the only player to win the MVP award three consecutive times, and holds the NFL records for most career touchdown passes, most career passing yards, most consecutive starts and most career victories as a starting quarterback?
However, the greatest player to ever wear the No. 4 was the "Iron Horse," Lou Gehrig.
Until Cal Ripken broke it, Gehrig held the record for consecutive games played for 56 years at 2,130. He finished his career batting an astounding .340, to go along with 493 home runs and 1,995 RBI.
Gehrig may never get the full credit he deserved, because he played in the shadows of Babe Ruth, but he certainly ranks amongst the greatest players of all-time.
He's also the luckiest man on the face of the earth because he got the opportunity to wear the pinstripes, and play for the "Bronx Bombers."