Top 10 Athletes in Pittsburgh Sports History

Top 10 Athletes in Pittsburgh Sports History

Alex Manjerovic, Staff Writer

10.) Jaromir Jagr

Jagr is 2nd in Penguins history in goals, assists, and games played, and Jagr did that in just 11 seasons as a Penguin.

  1. Terry Bradshaw

The four-time Super Bowl champion quarterback being ranked 9th may surprise you but despite his championships, Bradshaw threw just two more touchdowns than interception over his 14 year career.

  1. Ben Roethlisberger

“Big Ben” is a two-time Super Bowl champion and he still has many years left in his career. Ben is already the Steelers all-time leader in passing yards and touchdowns.

  1. Sidney Crosby

Crosby is just 27 years old but has been the face of the Penguins franchise since he was 18. In just 9 years, Crosby has already won a Stanley Cup and two NHL MVP’s.

  1. Willie Stargell

“Pops” is the Pirates all-time leader in home runs and RBI’s. Stargell played 21 years in Pittsburgh and was the 1979 World Series MVP.

  1. Jack Lambert

Lambert was a nine time pro bowler and 7 time all-pro during his 11 year career with the Steelers. The four-time super bowl champion is considered one of the best linebackers of all time.

  1. Honus Wagner

“The Flying Dutchman” is within the top 3 in Pirates history in hits, runs, doubles, triples, RBI’s and batting average. He was the leader of the 1909 World Series Championship team.

  1. Joe Green

“Mean” Joe Green was the leader of the feared Steeler defenses of the 1970’s. He was a two time NFL Defensive player of the year.

  1. Roberto Clemente

“The Great One’ is the only Pirate in to reach 3,000 career hits. Clemente was a 12 -time all-star and the 1966 NL MVP.

  1. Mario Lemieux

Lemieux is the all-time leader in goals, assists, and games played for the Penguins. He also played an instrumental role in keeping the Penguins in Pittsburgh.