Pittsburgh is widely known as the City of Champions and for good reason.
After all, the Steelers have won six Super Bowls, the Penguins have brought the Stanley Cup home three times and the Pirates have won the World Series five times.
While our city’s teams have enjoyed success, it got us thinking about our homegrown athletes.
So, Colin Dunlap and Chris Mueller sat down and came up with a list of some of the best athletes to come from Allegheny County.
What do you think?
Is there someone on this list that got overlooked?
No. 1 – Dick Groat
“Mr. Groat was an eight-time All-Star, two-time World Series champion, NL MVP in 1960, same with the batting champion that year. UPI National Player of the Year in Hoops, Consensus First-Team All-American one year, his No. 10 is retired by Duke,” Dunlap said.
No. 2 – Honus Wagner
“The Flying Dutchman. One of the best players to ever to play the game of baseball. A guy whose numbers stand the test of time,” Mueller said.
No. 3 – Johnny Unitas
“Ten-time Pro Bowler, five-time AP First-Team All-Pro and a pretty darn good football player. NFL Man of the Year as well and won the Super Bowl in 1970,” Dunlap said.
No. 4 – Dan Marino
“We’re talking pure athlete here, and I’m going with the best pure passer maybe that’s ever played the game of football,” Mueller said.
No. 5 – Kurt Angle
“I’m talking real wrestling, not Jumpin Johnny DeFazio wrestling. Won a gold in Atlanta, won a gold in the World Championships the year before that. Won a bronze in the World Cup, a very good freestyle wrestler,” Dunlap said.
No. 6 – LaVar Arrington
“Maybe the best pure athlete on this list. A dominant force in high school, at Penn State and the No. two overall pick,” Mueller said.