True Lettermen: The World's Best Athletes by the Alphabet

Taylor SmithAnalyst IAugust 21, 2009

True Lettermen: The World's Best Athletes by the Alphabet

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    UNITED STATES - MAY 02:  Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan during the Pro-Am prior to the 2007 Wachovia Championship held at Quail Hollow Country Club in Charlotte, North Carolina on May 2, 2007.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

A: Muhammad Ali

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B: Jim Brown

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    BALTIMORE - NOVEMBER 7:  Hall of Famer Jim Brown watches from the sidelines as the Baltimore Ravens defeated the Cleveland Browns 27-13 on November 7, 2004 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

C: Ty Cobb

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D: Joe DiMaggio

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E: Julius Erving

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    HOLLYWOOD - JULY 12:  NBA legend Jullius Irving at the 2006 ESPY Awards at the Kodak Theatre on July 12, 2006 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

F: Roger Federer

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    MONTREAL, QC - AUGUST 14:  Roger Federer of Switzerland serves to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France during the quarterfinals of the Rogers Cup at Uniprix Stadium on August 14, 2009 in Montreal, Canada.  (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

G: Wayne Gretzky

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    GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 28:  Head Coach Wayne Gretzky of the Phoenix Coyotes manages his team from behind the bench during his game against the St. Louis Blues on February 28, 2009 at the Jobing.com Arena in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Get

H: Ben Hogan

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I: Hale Irwin

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    BEACHWOOD, OH - MAY 21: Hale Irwin hits his tee shot on the 10th hole during the first round of the Senior PGA Championship at Canterbury Golf Club on May 21, 2009 in Beachwood, Ohio. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

J: Michael Jordan

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    NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 5:  Michael Jordan, Co-owner of the Charlotte Bobcats, sits courtside at the New York Knicks game against the Bobcats November 5, 2008 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Photo by Neil Miller-Pool/Getty Images)

K: Jackie Joyner-Kersee

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    4 Aug 2001:  Jackie Joyner Kersee of the USA waves from the stands during the second day of the 8th IAAF World Athletic Championships in Edmonton Canada. DIGITAL IMAGE.  Mandatory Credit: Stu Forster/ALLSPORT

L: Rod Laver

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    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 01:  Former Australian tennis legend Rod Laver attends the men's final match between Rafael Nadal of Spain and Roger Federer of Switzerland during day fourteen of the 2009 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on  February 1, 2

M: Joe Montana

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    1990:  SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS QUARTERBACK JOE MONTANA SETS TO THROW DURING THE 49ERS 20-13 NFC DIVISION PLAY OFF WIN OVER THE WASHINGTON REDSKINS AT CANDLESTICK PARK IN SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA.   Mandatory Credit: Otto Greule/ALLSPORT

N: Jack Nicklaus

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    DUBLIN, OH - JUNE 03:  Jack Nicklaus hits a shot during a skins game prior to the start of the Memorial Tournament at the Muirfield Village Golf Club on June 3, 2009 in Dublin, Ohio.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

O: Jesse Owens

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    1-16 Aug 1936:  Jesse Owens of the USA relaxes between events at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. Owens won four gold medals. \ Mandatory Credit: IOC Olympic Museum  /Allsport

P: Michael Phelps/Pele

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    ROME - AUGUST 01:  Michael Phelps of the United States receives the gold medal during the medal ceremony for the Men's 100m Butterfly Final during the 13th FINA World Championships at the Stadio del Nuoto on August 1, 2009 in Rome, Italy.  (Photo by Clive

Q: Brady Quinn

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    CLEVELAND - DECEMBER 30:  Brady Quinn #10 of the Cleveland Browns reacts after almost completing a second quarter touchdown during a game against the San Francisco 49ers on December 30, 2007 at Cleveland Browns Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Grego

R: Jerry Rice/Babe Ruth

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    PALO ALTO, CA - OCTOBER 08:  Former NFL player Jerry Rice runs during a portrait shoot at Stanford Universtiy on September 8, 2007 in Palo Alto, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

S: Pete Sampras

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 27:  Pete Sampras is presented with a plate as the tournament honoree during the LA Tennis Open Day 1 at Los Angeles Tennis Center - UCLA on July 27, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

T: Lawrence Taylor

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 1:   Team Dream Coach Lawrence Taylor during the First Annual Lingerie Bowl, presented by PartyPoker.com, at the Los Angeles Coliseum on February 1st, 2004 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images For H

U: Johnny Unitas

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    BALTIMORE - SEPTEMBER  15:  Detail of an onfield tribute to Hall of Fame quarterback Johnny Unitas #19 of the Baltimore Colts during halftime of the NFL game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Baltimore Ravens on September 15, 2002 at Ravens Stadium

V: Various Coaches

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    DENVER - MAY 25:  Head coach Phil Jackson of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts in the second quarter against the Denver Nuggets in Game Four of the Western Conference Finals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at Pepsi Center on May 25, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. NOT

W: Tiger Woods

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    CHASKA, MN - AUGUST 16:  Tiger Woods watches his tee shot on the first hole during the final round of the 91st PGA Championship at Hazeltine National Golf Club on August 16, 2009 in Chaska, Minnesota.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

X: Extra Athletes

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    BOSTON - AUGUST 22, 1958:  (FILE PHOTO) Baseball legend Ted Williams (1918 - 2002) of the Boston Red Sox holds a baseball bat at Shriner's Day in Fenway Park August 22, 1958 in Boston, Massachusetts.  Alcor Life Extension Foundation, where Ted Williams' b

Y. Steve Young

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    PHOENIX - MARCH 28: Former NFL player Steve Young arrives at Muhammad Ali's Celebrity Fight Night XV held at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa on March 28, 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Celebrity Fight Night

Z: Babe Didrikson-Zaharias

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    1951:  Babe Zaharias in action. Mandatory Credit: Allsport/ALLSPORT