Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Best by the Numbers - New York Edition

Below is a list of New York athletes according to their jersey number. Please note that there may be players who are better than those listed below not on the list. This is my list, if you want make your own list and put in whoever you'd like.

  1. Eddie Giacomin
  2. Derek Jeter: The All-Time Yankees Hits Leader
  3. Babe Ruth
  4. Lou Gehrig: The Iron Horse
  5. Joe Dimaggio: Joltin' Joe's consecutive games with a hit record of 56 still stands.
  6. Wally Backman: Member of the '86 Mets is now a Minor League Manager for them.
  7. Mickey Mantle
  8. Yogi Berra
  9. Adam Graves
  10. Eli Manning: MVP of Super Bowl XLII
  11. Mark Messier
  12. Joe Namath
  13. Don Maynard
  14. Theo Fluery
  15. Thurman Munson: 3 time Gold Glove winner. AL Rookie of the Year (1970). AL MVP (1976)
  16. Frank Gifford: The former Giant was a long-time color commentator for Monday Night Football
  17. Plaxico Burress
  18. Darryl Strawberry
  19. Willis Reed
  20. Alan Houston
  21. Paul O'neill: Was traded to the Yankees for Roberto Kelly
  22. Al Leiter
  23. Don Mattingly
  24. Ottis "OJ" Anderson: MVP of Super Bowl XXV
  25. Joe Girardi
  26. Dave Kingman
  27. Michael Peca
  28. Curtis Martin
  29. Leon Washington
  30. Willie Randolph
  31. Mike Piazza
  32. Elston Howard
  33. Patrick Ewing: Most Knicks fans are probably still upset he didn't dunk the ball against the Pacers
  34. Charles Oakley
  35. Mike Richter
  36. Jerry Koosman: Was a member of the '69 Mets
  37. Casey Stengel
  38. Jack Hillen
  39. Rick DiPietro
  40. Joe Morrison
  41. Tom Seaver: Tom had 311 career wins
  42. Mariano Rivera: The only current Baseball Player to wear the #42
  43. Jeff Nelson
  44. Reggie Jackson: Mr. October
  45. Tug McGraw
  46. Andy Pettite
  47. Jesse Orosco
  48. Pete Schourek
  49. Ron Guidry: Louisiana Lightning
  50. Eric Barton
  51. Bernie Williams
  52. Pepper Johnson
  53. Harry Carson
  54. Rich "Goose" Gossage
  55. Hideki Matsui: MVP of 2009 World Series
  56. Lawrence Taylor
  57. Mo Lewis
  58. Carl Banks
  59. Brian Williams
  60. D'Brickashaw Ferguson
  61. Adam Koets
  62. Joba Chamberlain
  63. Dewayne Robertson
  64. Jim Burt
  65. Brandon Moore
  66. Pete Kendall
  67. Kareem McKenzie
  68. Jaromir Jagr
  69. Jason Fabini
  70. Sam Huff
  71. Rick Lyle
  72. Osi Umenyura
  73. Joe Klecko: Was part of the "New York Sack Exchange" with Mark Gastineau, Abdul Salaam & Marty Lyons
  74. Nick Mangold
  75. Francisco Rodriguez: "K-Rod"
  76. Jumbo Elliott
  77. Phil Esposito
  78. Wayne Hunter
  79. Alexi Yashin
  80. Wayne Chrebet
  81. Amani Toomer
  82. Mark Ingram
  83. Santana Moss
  84. Joe Jurevicius: Played for the Giants in Super Bowl XXXV
  85. Wesley Walker
  86. Ken Whisenhunt: The current coach of the Arizona Cardinals was a TE for the Jets
  87. Laverneous Coles
  88. Eric Lindros
  89. Mark Bavaro: Giants TE who went to Notre Dame for college
  90. Dennis Byrd
  91. Justin Tuck
  92. Michael Strahan: Holds the single-season record with 22.5 sacks
  93. Petr Nedved
  94. Ryan Smith
  95. Tom Baldwin
  96. Barry Cofield
  97. Mathias Kiwanuka
  98. Jesse Armstead
  99. Wayne Gretzkey: "The Great One's" number has been retired by all of the NHL


DH4life said...

No CJ?

Menudo said...

Just wait, I have a bunch more, CJ might make an appearence on a different list

Skvetcher said...

You forgot 0 - Rey Ordonez, 2 - Larry "Grandmama" Johnson, and 9 - Todd Hundley... this list is a sham!

Menudo said...

I didn't forget them; I intentionally left them off. I did put on Wayne Chrebet, Allan Houston & Al Leiter.