The 50 Most Dynamic Duos in Sports History.pdf
Who comprised the most productive pairs in the history of professional team sports? Joe Montana and Jerry Rice of the San Francisco 49ers? Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen of the Chicago Bulls? What about the prolific hockey tandem of Wayne Gretzky and Mark Messier? And that all-time great New York Yankees twosome of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig can certainly not be excluded. Using various selection criteria-including longevity, level of statistical compilation, impact on one's team, and overall place in history-The 50 Most Dynamic Duos in Sports History attempts to ascertain which twosome truly established themselves as the most dominant tandem in the history of the four major professional team sports: baseball, basketball, football, and hockey. Arranged and ranked by sport, this work takes an in-depth look at the careers of these 100 men, including statistics, quotes from opposing players and former teammates, and career highlights. Finally, all 50 duos are placed in an overall ranking. Covering every decade since the 1890s, this book will find widespread appeal among sports fans of all generations. And with photographs of many of the tandems, The 50 Most Dynamic Duos in Sports History is a wonderful addition to any sports historian's collection.
Robert W. Cohen is the author of several sports books, including A Team for the Ages: Baseball's All-Time All-Star Team, The Lean Years of the Yankees: 1965-1975, Baseball's Hall of Fame-Or Hall of Shame?, MVP, and The 50 Greatest Players in New York Yankees History (Scarecrow, 2012). Cohen currently writes for the website TheBaseballPage.com.
CONTENTS Introduction Inspiration For This Book...And Definition of "Dynamic Duo" Selection Criteria Used To Determine Rankings PART ONE - DYNAMIC BASEBALL DUOS: 1 - Babe Ruth / Lou Gehrig 2 - Jimmie Foxx / Al Simmons 3 - Hank Aaron / Eddie Mathews 4 - Willie Mays / Willie McCovey 5 - Mickey Mantle / Roger Maris 6 - Ken Griffey Jr. / Alex Rodriguez 7 - Ty Cobb / Sam Crawford 8 - Hank Greenberg / Charlie Gehringer 9 - Pete Rose / Joe Morgan 10 - Greg Maddux / Tom Glavine 11 - Sam Thompson / Billy Hamilton 12 - Sandy Koufax / Don Drysdale 13 - Ted Williams / Bobby Doerr 14 - Roberto Clemente / Willie Stargell 15 - Johnny Bench / Tony Perez 16 - Jeff Bagwell / Craig Biggio 17 - Randy Johnson / Curt Schilling 18 - Warren Spahn / Johnny Sain 19 - Bill Terry / Mel Ott 20 - Derek Jeter / Bernie Williams 21 - Duke Snider / Roy Campanella 22 - Ron Santo / Billy Williams 23 - Robin Yount / Paul Molitor PART TWO - DYNAMIC FOOTBALL DUOS: 1 - Joe Montana / Jerry Rice 2 - Peyton Manning / Marvin Harrison 3 - Steve Young / Jerry Rice 4 - Merlin Olsen / Deacon Jones 5 - Gale Sayers / Dick Butkus 6 - Johnny Unitas / Raymond Berry 7 - Troy Aikman / Emmitt Smith / Michael Irvin 8 - Lawrence Taylor / Harry Carson 9 - Jack Lambert / Jack Ham 10 - Jim Taylor / Paul Hornung 11 - Lynn Swann / John Stallworth PART THREE - DYNAMIC BASKETBALL DUOS: 1 - Michael Jordan / Scottie Pippen 2 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar / Magic Johnson 3 - Bill Russell / Bob Cousy 4 - Elgin Baylor / Jerry West 5 - Karl Malone / John Stockton 6 - Shaquille O'Neal / Kobe Bryant 7 - Oscar Robertson / Jerry Lucas 8 - Larry Bird / Kevin McHale 9 - Julius Erving / Moses Malone 10 - Walt Frazier / Earl Monroe 11 - Isiah Thomas / Joe Dumars PART FOUR - DYNAMIC HOCKEY DUOS: 1 - Wayne Gretzky / Mark Messier 2 - Bobby Orr / Phil Esposito 3 - Bobby Hull / Stan Mikita 4 - Bryan Trottier / Mike Bossy 5 - Mario Lemieux / JaromirJagr PART FIVE - OVERALL RANKINGS AND CURRENT DYNAMIC DUOS: Final Overall Rankings Current Dynamic Duos To Watch Glossary: Abbreviations and Statistical Terms Bibliography Index