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Your best Latin American athletes of all time...

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by westcoastvol, May 21, 2008.

  1. westcoastvol

    westcoastvol Active Member

    Any sport...

    My first and very preliminary list:

    Roberto Duran
    Rod Carew
    Diego Maradona
    Teofilo Stevenson
  2. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

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  3. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    Indeed. He's at the top of my list.
  4. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    I was about to name Clemente, but does the Caribbean count as Latin America?

    If so:

    Pedro Martinez
    Sammy Sosa
    Julio Cesar Chavez
  5. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Once he learned to hit a curve ball, Pedro Cerrano...

    Other than that, I kinda find this racist.
    Your favorite black athlete of all time; your favorite white athlete of all time... you catch my drift.
    Not angry or in-your-face about it... just kinda hit me that way..
  6. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    Pele would lead the list.

    Roberto Clemente gets an asterisk ... only because we can only wonder what might have been.
  7. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    Ayrton Senna
  8. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    How could you, Doc?

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  9. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    Ahuitzotl had about 20,000 "wins" to his credit.
  10. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    Maybe so, Buck-Dub, but would you as easily cut years off any of the other all-time greats and the stats most of them compiled?
  11. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    No, but he reached the one major milestone he had a chance to reach (3,000 hits.) Of course he didn't get a chance to compile whatever numbers he had left in him, but I doubt the year or two he missed out on would have been statistically or memorably significant. Just my opinion.

    What we missed out on, in regards to Clemente, was what he might have done after his career was over. And who knows how significant that might have been, or what his legacy might be today.
  12. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Alberto Juantorena
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