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Athletes By The Numbers: Who Is The Greatest?

Adam RosenCorrespondent IIMay 10, 2010

Athletes By The Numbers: Who Is The Greatest?

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No. 00, Robert Parish

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    The most recognized player ever to were double zero was Hall of Famer Robert Parish. A four-time NBA champion, Parish, at 43 years old became the third oldest player to ever play an NBA game. At the start of the 2010 season, his 1,611 games played over 21 seasons will never be challenged by any player to ever wear an NBA uniform. Parish, a member of the "Big Three" along with Larry Bird and Kevin McHale, were all named to the NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team. Regarded as one of the greatest frontcourts in NBA history, Parish will forever be known as the "man-in-the middle" during the Celtics reign as NBA champions during the 1980s.

No. 0, Gilbert Arenas

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No.1, Oscar Robertson

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No. 2, Derek Jeter

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No. 3, Babe Ruth

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No. 4, Lou Gehrig

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No. 5, Joe DiMaggio

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No. 6, Bill Russell

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No. 7, Mickey Mantle

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No. 8, Troy Aikman

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No. 9, Ted Williams

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No. 10, Pele

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No. 11, Mark Messier

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No. 12,Terry Bradshaw

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No. 13, Wilt Chamberlain

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No. 14, Pete Rose

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No. 15, Thurman Munson

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No. 16, Joe Montana

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No. 17, John Havlicek

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No. 18, Peyton Manning

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No. 19, Steve Yzerman

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No. 20, Barry Sanders

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No. 21, Roberto Clemente

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No. 22, Emmitt Smith

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No. 23, Michael Jordan

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No. 24, Willie Mays

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No. 25, Barry Bonds

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No. 26, Wade Boggs

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No. 27, Juan Marichal

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No. 28, Marshall Faulk

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No. 29, Rod Carew

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No. 30, Martin Brodeur

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No. 31, Greg Maddux

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No. 32, Earvin "Magic" Johnson

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No. 33, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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No. 34, Walter Payton

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No. 35, Frank Thomas

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No. 36, Robin Roberts

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No. 37, Casey Stengel

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No. 38, Curt Schilling

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No. 39, Roy Campanella

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No. 40, Gale Sayers

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No. 41, Tom Seaver

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No. 42, Mariano Rivera

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No. 43, Dennis Eckersley

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No. 44, Hank Aaron

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No. 45, Pedro Martinez

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