Mixed Bag: The 10 Best Athletes Currently Playing in Pittsburgh

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Mixed Bag: The 10 Best Athletes Currently Playing in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh sports fans have long been spoiled by some of the greatest athletes and greatest teams the sports world has ever seen.

In total, the five teams of Pittsburgh (Penguins, Pirates, Steelers, PITT Basketball and PITT Football) have 86 hall-of-fame athletes, included the likes of Mario Lemieux, Terry Bradshaw, Roberto Clemente, and Dan Marino. Together, these five teams have amassed 23 championships in their respective sports.

Last year, Pittsburgh fans were again spoiled after both the Penguins and the Steelers brought home championships, earning Pittsburgh the nickname "City of Champions.”

Despite both the Pens and the Steelers failing to repeat, Pittsburgh is still home to an array of first-class athletes who continue to entertain us day in and day out.

With that in mind, here are the ten best athletes currently playing in Pittsburgh based on how they perform against their competition (i.e., collegiate and professional athletes of the same sport should not be compared to each other, but to how they perform in their respective leagues).

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