Wayne Gretzky
Wayne Gretzky

Dubbed "The Great One" for reasons obvious to hockey fans, Wayne Gretzky is the most dominant hockey player in history. In addition to his blazing path of records, he also has influenced the way the game is played, with a brainsoverbrawn style that deemphasizes, but...

Chris Evert
Chris Evert

Born December 21, 1954, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Christine Marie Evert grew up in a family where tennis was a passion. Her father and her four siblings were all dedicated players: the kids won competitions, and Dad coached them. Chris had her first racquet when she was fi...

Gordie Howe
Gordie Howe

His nickname says it all: "Mr. Hockey." Until Wayne break through in 1994. Gordie Howe was the alltime National Hockey League leader in goals scored with 801; once led the league in scoring with I 850 points: played a record 32 seasons with the NHL and the World Hoc...

Wilt Chamberlain
Wilt Chamberlain

There was a time when very tall men were expected to be uncoordinated, clumsy and a detriment to any sporting endeavor. At seven feet, two inches in height, Wilton Norman Chamberlain proved that conception wrong. He became the most dominant basketball player of all time. He w...

Pele
Pele

Pele was born Edson Arantes do Nasci mento in Tr?s Coracoes, Brazil, on October 23, 1940. His father was a soccer pro, but his bad knees forced him to retire, and when Pele was four, they moved to Bauru. Pele and the neighborhood children played soccer from dawn to dusk, with...