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Rank the athlete who wore Number 3 with the most distinction. (Edited 12/31/07 05:14PM by Seth)
Rank these athletes in order of greatness. Who wore it best?
| Closed on 03/15/08 at 05:00PM
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Rank63 FansAvg (1st)
1.Babe Ruth9.7 (53)
2.Dale Earnhardt7.1 (7)
3.Jimmie Foxx7.0
4.Harmon Killebrew6.9
5.Allen Iverson6.5 (3)
6.Dennis Johnson5.0
7.Jan Stenerud3.7
8.Willie Davis3.4
9.Earl Averill3.0
10.Tony Canadeo2.7

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#1 | 2402 days ago

Earnhardt didn't wear #3...but his car did.

Coincidentally, Earnhardt isn't an athlete...but his car is.

But those are the reasons why I put him down at #10...not that I needed to justify it. The people who need to justify it are the nut jobs who put him above Babe freaking Ruth.
1. Babe Ruth  2. Jimmie Foxx  3. Harmon Killebrew  4. Dennis Johnson  5. Tony Canadeo  6. Willie Davis  7. Allen Iverson  8. Earl Averill  9. Jan Stenerud  10. Dale Earnhardt  
  
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#1 | 2402 days ago

Earnhardt didn't wear #3...but his car did.

Coincidentally, Earnhardt isn't an athlete...but his car is.

But those are the reasons why I put him down at #10...not that I needed to justify it. The people who need to justify it are the nut jobs who put him above Babe freaking Ruth.
1. Babe Ruth  2. Jimmie Foxx  3. Harmon Killebrew  4. Dennis Johnson  5. Tony Canadeo  6. Willie Davis  7. Allen Iverson  8. Earl Averill  9. Jan Stenerud  10. Dale Earnhardt  
#2 | 2402 days ago

It takes more energy and hand-eye coordination to drive NASCAR than it does to play basketball.  Dale was one of the greatest athletes of all time. FYI...check his jump suit and you will see number 3. I give his car credit too. LOL
1. Babe Ruth  2. Dale Earnhardt  3. Harmon Killebrew  4. Jimmie Foxx  5. Allen Iverson  6. Willie Davis  7. Jan Stenerud  8. Tony Canadeo  9. Dennis Johnson  10. Earl Averill  
#3 | 2402 days ago

MN-FAN wrote:
It takes more energy and hand-eye coordination to drive NASCAR than it does to play basketball.  Dale was one of the greatest athletes of all time. FYI...check his jump suit and you will see number 3. I give his car credit too. LOL
I actually looked for it...didn't see it. So until someone gives me proof, I'll assume it's only on the car.

And no, Dale wasn't an athlete. And if he was, it had nothing to do with his racing. Auto racing isn't a sport, and the drivers aren't athletes. Nor does "energy and hand-eye coordination" make something a sport. Piling hay into a wheelbarrow takes both of those things...still not a sport.
1. Babe Ruth  2. Jimmie Foxx  3. Harmon Killebrew  4. Dennis Johnson  5. Tony Canadeo  6. Willie Davis  7. Allen Iverson  8. Earl Averill  9. Jan Stenerud  10. Dale Earnhardt  
#4 | 2401 days ago

(Edited by Bmeister)
My bad.
1. Babe Ruth  2. Dale Earnhardt  3. Allen Iverson  4. Jimmie Foxx  5. Dennis Johnson  6. Jan Stenerud  7. Harmon Killebrew  8. Earl Averill  9. Willie Davis  10. Tony Canadeo  
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#6 | 2401 days ago

Harmon Killebrew played for the Twins and is the only player to ever wear number 3 for them. Jimmie Foxx, the Beast, is the second player ever to hit over 500 HR. In any case, Babe Ruth just hit the ball in a talentless league? First, Babe set a record that still stands today. Ruth took the mound in Game 4 against the National League Champion Brooklyn Robins. He got off to a rocky start in the first inning by giving up a quick run, but settled down to pitch 13 scoreless innings for the 2-1 win. The 14-inning gem stands as the longest complete game in World Series history. second, his lifetime ERA is 2.28, and finally, Foxx, Collins, Cobb, Johnson, and so on all played during his era.
1. Babe Ruth  2. Dale Earnhardt  3. Harmon Killebrew  4. Jimmie Foxx  5. Allen Iverson  6. Willie Davis  7. Jan Stenerud  8. Tony Canadeo  9. Dennis Johnson  10. Earl Averill  
#7 | 2401 days ago
McNabbNumbaOne (+)

MN-FAN wrote:
Harmon Killebrew played for the Twins and is the only player to ever wear number 3 for them. Jimmie Foxx, the Beast, is the second player ever to hit over 500 HR. In any case, Babe Ruth just hit the ball in a talentless league? First, Babe set a record that still stands today. Ruth took the mound in Game 4 against the National League Champion Brooklyn Robins. He got off to a rocky start in the first inning by giving up a quick run, but settled down to pitch 13 scoreless innings for the 2-1 win. The 14-inning gem stands as the longest complete game in World Series history. second, his lifetime ERA is 2.28, and finally, Foxx, Collins, Cobb, Johnson, and so on all played during his era.
thank you for clarifying that for me
1. Allen Iverson  2. Dale Earnhardt  3. Harmon Killebrew  4. Tony Canadeo  5. Jan Stenerud  6. Jimmie Foxx  7. Dennis Johnson  8. Willie Davis  9. Earl Averill  10. Babe Ruth  
#8 | 2401 days ago

McNabbNumbaOne wrote:
thank you for clarifying that for me

LOL

No problem. I'm going to get a big sticker that reads, "Sports Nerd" and put it on my back.

1. Babe Ruth  2. Dale Earnhardt  3. Harmon Killebrew  4. Jimmie Foxx  5. Allen Iverson  6. Willie Davis  7. Jan Stenerud  8. Tony Canadeo  9. Dennis Johnson  10. Earl Averill  
#9 | 2401 days ago

MN-FAN wrote:
Harmon Killebrew played for the Twins and is the only player to ever wear number 3 for them. Jimmie Foxx, the Beast, is the second player ever to hit over 500 HR. In any case, Babe Ruth just hit the ball in a talentless league? First, Babe set a record that still stands today. Ruth took the mound in Game 4 against the National League Champion Brooklyn Robins. He got off to a rocky start in the first inning by giving up a quick run, but settled down to pitch 13 scoreless innings for the 2-1 win. The 14-inning gem stands as the longest complete game in World Series history. second, his lifetime ERA is 2.28, and finally, Foxx, Collins, Cobb, Johnson, and so on all played during his era.
If Ruth didn't wear #3. Foxx would be on top.
1. Babe Ruth  2. Jimmie Foxx  3. Dale Earnhardt  4. Harmon Killebrew  5. Jan Stenerud  6. Allen Iverson  7. Earl Averill  8. Dennis Johnson  9. Willie Davis  10. Tony Canadeo  
#10 | 2401 days ago

(Edited by bhopp4p1)
McNabbNumbaOne wrote:
i only know who Babe Ruth, Dale and Allen are on this list... i put everyone above Babe Ruth though because i dont see him as being a better then average athlete.  he just hit the ball really hard in a talentless league
How can you justify that.  The talent wasn't as watered down back then because of fewer teams.  A #5  starter on the Royals or D-Rays could have never made the majors back them due to lack of roster spots.   Let's also not forget the babe was a 20 game winner as a pitcher, he hit more home runs then teams, and the ball parks he did that in were massive.  They where nothing like the bandboxes players hit in today.
1. Babe Ruth  2. Dale Earnhardt  3. Allen Iverson  4. Jimmie Foxx  5. Dennis Johnson  6. Harmon Killebrew  7. Willie Davis  8. Earl Averill  9. Tony Canadeo  10. Jan Stenerud  
#11 | 2400 days ago

Pat wrote:
Earnhardt didn't wear #3...but his car did.

Coincidentally, Earnhardt isn't an athlete...but his car is.

But those are the reasons why I put him down at #10...not that I needed to justify it. The people who need to justify it are the nut jobs who put him above Babe freaking Ruth.
He's arguably one of the best racecar drivers in history and I loved the guy, but IMO anybody who ranks him (or anyone else for that matter) above the Babe has no understanding of sports.
1. Babe Ruth  2. Dale Earnhardt  3. Jimmie Foxx  4. Harmon Killebrew  5. Allen Iverson  6. Willie Davis  7. Tony Canadeo  8. Earl Averill  9. Dennis Johnson  10. Jan Stenerud  
#12 | 2398 days ago

McNabbNumbaOne wrote:
i only know who Babe Ruth, Dale and Allen are on this list... i put everyone above Babe Ruth though because i dont see him as being a better then average athlete.  he just hit the ball really hard in a talentless league
ur a fool
1. Babe Ruth  2. Jimmie Foxx  3. Harmon Killebrew  4. Allen Iverson  5. Willie Davis  6. Jan Stenerud  7. Dennis Johnson  8. Tony Canadeo  9. Earl Averill  10. Dale Earnhardt  
#13 | 2398 days ago

agreed, NASCAR is by far no such thing a sport its a bunch of guys getting paid a lot to drive a car real fasst
1. Babe Ruth  2. Jimmie Foxx  3. Harmon Killebrew  4. Allen Iverson  5. Willie Davis  6. Jan Stenerud  7. Dennis Johnson  8. Tony Canadeo  9. Earl Averill  10. Dale Earnhardt  
#14 | 2397 days ago
McNabbNumbaOne (+)

(Edited by McNabbNumbaOne)
donteisking20 wrote:
ur a fool
for thinking an athlete that by no means measures up athletically to the athletes of today is over-rated? i thinknot
1. Allen Iverson  2. Dale Earnhardt  3. Harmon Killebrew  4. Tony Canadeo  5. Jan Stenerud  6. Jimmie Foxx  7. Dennis Johnson  8. Willie Davis  9. Earl Averill  10. Babe Ruth  
#15 | 2397 days ago

McNabbNumbaOne wrote:
for thinking an athlete that by no means measures up athletically to the athletes of today is over-rated? i thinknot
Babe Ruth was one of the greatest baseball players in history.  Explain to me how Allen Iverson of all people should be #1 on this list, because compared to Fox, Earnhardt, Killebrew, and the Babe, AI is nothing.  He's a really good basketball player, but the NBA of today is nothing but a bunch of showoffs.
1. Babe Ruth  2. Dale Earnhardt  3. Jimmie Foxx  4. Harmon Killebrew  5. Allen Iverson  6. Willie Davis  7. Tony Canadeo  8. Earl Averill  9. Dennis Johnson  10. Jan Stenerud  
#16 | 2396 days ago
McNabbNumbaOne (+)

kramer wrote:
Babe Ruth was one of the greatest baseball players in history.  Explain to me how Allen Iverson of all people should be #1 on this list, because compared to Fox, Earnhardt, Killebrew, and the Babe, AI is nothing.  He's a really good basketball player, but the NBA of today is nothing but a bunch of showoffs.
its all a matter of how i think as opposed to how others think.... i think that AI is a better athlete.

 as i said earlier, i dont know who most of these guys are so i just ranked who i knew
1. Allen Iverson  2. Dale Earnhardt  3. Harmon Killebrew  4. Tony Canadeo  5. Jan Stenerud  6. Jimmie Foxx  7. Dennis Johnson  8. Willie Davis  9. Earl Averill  10. Babe Ruth  
#17 | 2396 days ago

You have to admit that no other person on this list could have consumed 10 or 15 hot dogs and a keg of beer every day and still performed at their sport as well as the Babe could at his game. Dale would have spewed all over 'his number 3' car. I can't even imagine what Iverson would have done running up and down the court after a pregame ritual like the Babe's. You got to admire the accomplishments of the Bambino. I don't think anyone else could have stayed that hammered and pull of a 20 year run like he did. Hank Aaron nor Barry Bonds could have hit that many homers if they came to the ballpark everyday with that kinda buzz.
1. Babe Ruth  2. Dale Earnhardt  3. Jimmie Foxx  4. Jan Stenerud  5. Allen Iverson  6. Harmon Killebrew  7. Willie Davis  8. Dennis Johnson  9. Earl Averill  10. Tony Canadeo  
#18 | 2396 days ago

McNabbNumbaOne wrote:
its all a matter of how i think as opposed to how others think.... i think that AI is a better athlete.

 as i said earlier, i dont know who most of these guys are so i just ranked who i knew
That brings up another question.  If you don't know who most of these guys were, how can you STILL rank them ahead of Babe Ruth?  That to me makes absolutely no sense.  I have never heard of the last 5 guys on my list, hence the reason I put them at the bottom.  To rank people you know nothing about ahead of a guy you DO know is a bit off the mark.
1. Babe Ruth  2. Dale Earnhardt  3. Jimmie Foxx  4. Harmon Killebrew  5. Allen Iverson  6. Willie Davis  7. Tony Canadeo  8. Earl Averill  9. Dennis Johnson  10. Jan Stenerud  
#19 | 2396 days ago

I want to respect everyone's opinion, but anyone who puts Babe Ruth any lower than number 1 is on some sort of drug or is completely ignorant of sports history. One of my many cousins, who is 10 years old and absolutely hates sports, knows who Babe Ruth was. I would say that someone who died nearly 80 years ago but is known by someone who has no interest in that person's profession must have been someone pretty damn special.
1. Babe Ruth  2. Jimmie Foxx  3. Harmon Killebrew  4. Jan Stenerud  5. Dennis Johnson  6. Tony Canadeo  7. Willie Davis  8. Earl Averill  9. Allen Iverson  10. Dale Earnhardt  
#20 | 2396 days ago

CoachJones83 wrote:
I want to respect everyone's opinion, but anyone who puts Babe Ruth any lower than number 1 is on some sort of drug or is completely ignorant of sports history. One of my many cousins, who is 10 years old and absolutely hates sports, knows who Babe Ruth was. I would say that someone who died nearly 80 years ago but is known by someone who has no interest in that person's profession must have been someone pretty damn special.

COSIGN!  By the way, where the hell have you been?

1. Babe Ruth  2. Dale Earnhardt  3. Jimmie Foxx  4. Harmon Killebrew  5. Allen Iverson  6. Willie Davis  7. Tony Canadeo  8. Earl Averill  9. Dennis Johnson  10. Jan Stenerud  
#21 | 2396 days ago

kramer wrote:

COSIGN!  By the way, where the hell have you been?

I've been on a little bit lately. I got burnt out on sports talk when it was out of football season.
1. Babe Ruth  2. Jimmie Foxx  3. Harmon Killebrew  4. Jan Stenerud  5. Dennis Johnson  6. Tony Canadeo  7. Willie Davis  8. Earl Averill  9. Allen Iverson  10. Dale Earnhardt  
#22 | 2395 days ago

Just a thought, but Dale Murphy should be in the mix. Not sure if he would be in the upper five, but in the peak of his career with a really crappy team, he was one of the better number 3's around.
1. Babe Ruth  2. Dale Earnhardt  3. Jimmie Foxx  4. Jan Stenerud  5. Allen Iverson  6. Harmon Killebrew  7. Willie Davis  8. Dennis Johnson  9. Earl Averill  10. Tony Canadeo  
#23 | 2395 days ago

A number 3....Babe Ruth is kind of a no brainer. Second place, is kind of a toss up, I'm not a huge NASCAR fan, but I liked Bill Elliot more than Dale....Dale had a habit of putting people into the wall.
I tapped Foxx, from the old Philadelphia A's and the Red Sox as well. Harmon, as well, is more old school of a pic, as well, a strong point. AI is his own weapon, although, like a lot of modern NBA stars, they all seem to miss one or two key elements...and AI's problem, is finding a team that will compliment his talent....Nuggets? Maybe.
Dennis Johnson, What can you say, part of the Celtics Dynasty.
1. Babe Ruth  2. Jimmie Foxx  3. Allen Iverson  4. Dale Earnhardt  5. Harmon Killebrew  6. Dennis Johnson  7. Tony Canadeo  8. Jan Stenerud  9. Earl Averill  10. Willie Davis  
#24 | 2323 days ago

Beaneaters wrote:
You have to admit that no other person on this list could have consumed 10 or 15 hot dogs and a keg of beer every day and still performed at their sport as well as the Babe could at his game. Dale would have spewed all over 'his number 3' car. I can't even imagine what Iverson would have done running up and down the court after a pregame ritual like the Babe's. You got to admire the accomplishments of the Bambino. I don't think anyone else could have stayed that hammered and pull of a 20 year run like he did. Hank Aaron nor Barry Bonds could have hit that many homers if they came to the ballpark everyday with that kinda buzz.
Actually I remember hearing that AI used to eat over a dozen tacos before certain games.
1. Babe Ruth  2. Allen Iverson  3. Jimmie Foxx  4. Harmon Killebrew  5. Dennis Johnson  6. Dale Earnhardt  7. Willie Davis  8. Earl Averill  9. Jan Stenerud  10. Tony Canadeo  
#25 | 2323 days ago

I will admit it takes tremendous skill and coordination to do well in NASCAR, I just don't have any interest in it whatsoever.

1. Babe Ruth  2. Allen Iverson  3. Jimmie Foxx  4. Harmon Killebrew  5. Dennis Johnson  6. Dale Earnhardt  7. Willie Davis  8. Earl Averill  9. Jan Stenerud  10. Tony Canadeo  
#26 | 368 days ago

Lets Go Padres!!!
#27 | 363 days ago

The Diamondbacks whooped up on the Padres last night and they will do it again tonight.

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