ESPN's 10 Most Beloved Athletes in New York History [Fan Poll]

Sports Popularity

0 = Honorable Mention

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1

0

John Starks

Basketball Player

100% (1 of 1 votes)

2

0

The Bronx

New York City Borough

100% (1 of 1 votes)

5

0

John Franco

Baseball Player

66.67% (2 of 3 votes)

7

0

Willie Mays

Baseball Player

57.18% (239 of 418 votes)

8

0

Derek Jeter

Baseball Player

56.75% (185 of 326 votes)

9

0

Jackie Robinson

Baseball Player

56.11% (101 of 180 votes)

12

0

Reggie Jackson

Baseball Player

52.64% (209 of 397 votes)

13

0

ESPN

TV Network

52.48% (106 of 202 votes)

14

0

Willis Reed

Basketball Player

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

15

0

Staten Island

New York City Borough

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

17

0

Tom Seaver

Baseball Player

44.78% (519 of 1159 votes)

18

0

Bill Buckner

Baseball Player

40.0% (2 of 5 votes)

20

0

Walt Frazier

Basketball Player

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

22

0

Manhattan

New York City Borough

5.88% (1 of 17 votes)

23

0

Brooklyn

New York City Borough

5.71% (2 of 35 votes)

25

0

Phil Simms

Football Player

0% (0 of 5 votes)

26

0

Yogi Berra

Baseball Player

0% (0 of 0 votes)

27

0

Queens

New York City Borough

0% (0 of 1 votes)

29

0

Mookie Wilson

Baseball Player

0% (0 of 1 votes)

30

0

Ron Duguay

Hockey Player

0% (0 of 1 votes)

31

0

Adam Graves

Hockey Player

0% (0 of 1 votes)

24

1

Babe Ruth

Baseball Player

3.23% (1 of 31 votes)

16

2

Don Mattingly

Baseball Player

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

6

3

Mickey Mantle

Baseball Player

63.62% (710 of 1116 votes)

28

4

Mark Messier

Hockey Player

0% (0 of 0 votes)

21

5

Lou Gehrig

Baseball Player

14.29% (3 of 21 votes)

3

6

Patrick Ewing

Basketball Player

83.33% (15 of 18 votes)

11

7

Joe Namath

Football Player

53.28% (73 of 137 votes)

19

8

Joe DiMaggio

Baseball Player

36.67% (11 of 30 votes)

4

9

Lawrence Taylor

Football Player

70.0% (7 of 10 votes)

10

10

Thurman Munson

Baseball Player

54.78% (63 of 115 votes)