Top 10 Boston Sports Athletes

A rich history in boston, here are there greatest athletes.

The Top Ten

1 Tom Brady Tom Brady Thomas Edward Patrick Brady, Jr., is an American football quarterback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League.

He was the best before he got hurt. - waterboy51

4 super bowls and counting. What more could you ask for?

Not even close. By far the best

Tom Brady is good but I think he is probably tied with Doug flutie at the most

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2 Bill Russell Bill Russell

biggest champion for the greatest dynasty ever

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3 Ted Williams

first real boston sports hero for their most popular team

Home run in his last at-bat. he batted left and threw right..344 average for a slugger over his career. 521 home runs. all-century team. first ballot hall of famer. 19 time all-star selection. 'enough said

4 Larry Bird Larry Bird Larry Joe Bird is an American retired professional basketball player who played for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association. Bird is a 3x champ, 1x ROTY, 1x Finals MVP, 3x 3PT Contest winner, all with the Boston Celtics. (1979-1992)

brought back the nba not only to boston, but for America

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6 Bobby Orr

To the last comment - Right ON! Orr was the most elegant athlete I have ever seen. I would also rank Ali number 2... If Orr had had healthy knees - damaged by opposing players targeting him (something Wayne Gretzky never had to worry about) he would have many more records. If you put only he and Gretzky on the ice and dropped the puck Gretzky wouldn't be able to touch it... Bobby Orr was poetry in motion... Jordan or anyone else you care to name is not even close - not in my lifetime... as Milt Schmidt said if ever there comes along a better player than Bobby Orr I hope I'm alive to see it

Best ANY sport..there has never been a player who was so clearly the GOAT... And he played on one leg much of his career... On two good knees he would have done who knows what... Sheer poetry... Ali would get my number 2 vote for all sports

Th greatest hockey player of all time. Revolutionized the game of hockey

Are you kidding? Number 6. Best athlete in any city.

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7 Paul Pierce Paul Pierce Paul Anthony Pierce is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association.

very loyal to the city and finally got his championship

8 Carl Yastrzemski

one of the most popular red sox ever

9 Manny Rameirez

Umm... Why else?
David Ortiz is Amazing But!
Manny is a great athlete.
More SlobberKnockers then Ortiz
And he's a better feilder - a-guy-who-knows-good-bassists

10 Red Auerbach

he's a winner and he's got the cigar, nuff said

The Newcomers

? Rocky Marciano
? Phil Esposito

The Contenders

11 Doug Flutie

boston college's only heisman winner

12 Pedro Martinez

1 of all time best sox pitcher

13 Rob Gronkowski Rob Gronkowski Robert Paxton Gronkowski, nicknamed "Gronk," is an American football tight end for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. V 1 Comment
14 Ray Bourque

How is Ray Bourque next to Jimmy Hayes...?

15 Brandon Bass
16 John Havlicek John Havlicek John Joseph "Hondo" Havlicek is a retired American professional basketball player who competed for 16 seasons with the Boston Celtics, winning eight NBA championships, four of them coming in his first four seasons.
17 Carlton Fisk
18 Jim Rice
19 Zdeno Chára
20 Tuukka Rask Tuukka Rask Tuukka Mikael Rask is a Finnish professional ice hockey goaltender currently playing for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League.
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