Power Rankings: The Greatest Male Names in Sports History

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Power Rankings: The Greatest Male Names in Sports History
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What's in a name? Many successful athletes share the same name. Michael Jordan and Michael Phelps. Tim Tebow and Tim Howard. Adrian Beltre and Adrian Peterson.

However, is there one name that has been more perennially dominant than others?

Here is an attempt to answer that question. It is a list of the top ten most successful (male) names in all of professional sports. 

It is by no means perfect. There is no way I could get all the stats from every John that has played professional athletics.

The rankings are mainly based on Hall Of Fame status, contribution to their respective sport, records, championships, and gut feeling (so feel free to debate).

Is your name on the list?  

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