Any Given Number: Who Wore It Best, from 00 to 99

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THE GREATEST ATHLETES BY NUMBER

Every number tells a story. 3, 7, 16, 23, 42. Our iconic athletes have become synonymous with the numbers they have worn-and this connection can run deep. Think about the players who have switched teams and traded Rolexes or cold hard cash to claim the same digits from a new teammate. In Any Given Number, Sports Illustrated raises the bar to a new level. Simply, who's the greatest athlete across all sports who ...

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Overview

THE GREATEST ATHLETES BY NUMBER

Every number tells a story. 3, 7, 16, 23, 42. Our iconic athletes have become synonymous with the numbers they have worn-and this connection can run deep. Think about the players who have switched teams and traded Rolexes or cold hard cash to claim the same digits from a new teammate. In Any Given Number, Sports Illustrated raises the bar to a new level. Simply, who's the greatest athlete across all sports who wore a number best?

While Wayne Gretzky may have 99 locked up, who's the ultimate No. 24? Willie Mays, Jeff Gordon or Kobe Bryant? At 33, would you pick Larry Bird or Kareem Abdul-Jabbar? Is it Mr. Hockey or Teddy Ballgame at 9? Who wins at 12, Tom Brady, Terry Bradshaw or Joe Namath? How about Brett Favre or Bobby Orr at 4?

Any Given Number delivers SI's authoritative take on who is the best of the best, from No. 00 to No. 99, breaking down the contenders to name an ultimate winner at each number. It also reveals little-known facts about a digit's history and colorful anecdotes about why an athlete chose it, alongside the stellar photography that is the hallmark of Sports Illustrated.

Let the debate begin!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781618931108
  • Publisher: Time Home Entertainment, Inc
  • Publication date: 5/6/2014
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 68,915
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Sports Illustrated, the most respected voice in sports journalism, was founded on 1954. It reaches a weekly audience of nearly 21 million adults, and SI.com, the magazine's 24/7 sports news website delivers more than 150 original stories each week.
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  • Posted June 13, 2014

    Highly recommended for those knowledgeable in all sports.

    Sports Illustrated did a wonderful job in giving us who wore number 0 to the number 99. And finally after giving you a number of players who wore that number the person who owns that particular number. I am sure there might be some disagreements on who they picked to own that number yet I am sure it will lead to some interesting discussions. It's a book you don't keep on the book shelf, but taken out of your home to see how others feel about SI choices. I highly recommend this book.

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  • Posted June 7, 2014

    VERY enjoyable!

    This is a very enjoyable read, even if or should I say even when you don't agree with the final selection for a particular number. For example... #21. Come on! That has to be Roberto.

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