Baseball On Mount Rushmore?

A call was put out in the last Negro Leagues Committee Newsletter for the figures readers would place on a sports version of Mt. Rushmore. Readers were asked to submit three groups of four names, which were: Negro League players, baseball players, and athletes in general.

A call was put out in the last Negro Leagues Committee Newsletter for the figures readers would place on a sports version of Mt. Rushmore. Readers were asked to submit three groups of four names, which were: Negro League players, baseball players, and athletes in general. The final results, showing the four top voters getters from each category were:


 

Negro Leagues:

 

 

Satchel Paige

 

15 votes

Josh Gibson

 

14 votes

Rube Foster

 

9 votes

Oscar Charleston

 

8 votes

 

 

 

Baseball:

 

 

Babe Ruth

 

13 votes

Willie Mays

 

10 votes

Jackie Robinson

 

6 votes

Cy Young

 

4 votes

 

 

 

Athletes:

 

 

Muhammad Ali

 

9 votes

Babe Ruth

 

8 votes

Jim Thorpe

 

6 votes

Jesse Owens

 

4 votes

 



Originally published: October 3, 2005. Last Updated: October 3, 2005.

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