The Best of the Best

The Best of the Best

We occasionally ask ourselves, and each other, who is the greatest? Who is the best? We discuss, agree, argue and formulate views and opinions on sporting greatness. The whole discussion can end up shrouded in vagueness and ambiguity. We talk about value, skill, conditioning, art, and heart, strength of mind, strength of body, character, loyalty, effort and even the unknown. Can we say that there are statistics that can measure these things specifically? Maybe there are none. Is it possible to quantify sporting greatness? Maybe true athletic greatness is like artistic greatness; you can’t really define it, but you certainly know it when you see it.

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Bill Klem served the most seasons as major league umpire – 37 years, starting in 1905. He officiated in 18 World Series.

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