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In sports, there have been a number of dynamic duos. Arnie and Jack, Gretzky and Messier, Jordan and Pippin, Montana and Rice, Ruth and Gehrig.  Who would you say is number one? 

 

My vote go to Ruth and Gehrig as number one, but my favorite was Jack and Arnie.

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Misty May and Treanor, have one gold medal in the past three summer Olympics.

 

I wouldn't call Jack and Arnie a duo because they competed against each other. to me a duo are those who play together.

 

Probably the best in football is Montana and Jerry Rice, no doubt there. Though Steve young and Rice comes in a close second i think. Though Michael Irving and Troy Aikman is a good one to, throw in Emmit Smith.

Basketball is tough to say, i would go Scottie and Jordan, i'm not a big basketball fan

Baseball, Ruth and Gehrig is a pretty staunch duo. Though if your looking at pitching, i could probably go with the early 90's braves teams, your looking at Greg Maddox, probably the best technical pitcher ever. Tom Glavine, if you want to add in John Smoltz as well.

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Baseball you get it a lot--the Bash Brothers (McGwire/Canseco), M&Ms (Mantle & Maris).  

 

In the golfing world you've got to go Ryder Cup.  Tiger/Stricker, Phil/Keegan.  Or mabye Tiger/Stevie Williams?

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Koufax and Drysdale?  Schilling and Johnson?  Schilling and Pedro?  Hulk Hogan and Macho Man Randy Savage?

 

 

I need to go before I get out of hand.

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Misty May and Treanor, have won gold medal in the past three summer Olympics.

 

I wouldn't call Jack and Arnie a duo because they competed against each other. to me a duo are those who play together.

 

Probably the best in football is Montana and Jerry Rice, no doubt there. Though Steve young and Rice comes in a close second i think. Though Michael Irving and Troy Aikman is a good one to, throw in Emmit Smith.

Basketball is tough to say, i would go Scottie and Jordan, i'm not a big basketball fan

Baseball, Ruth and Gehrig is a pretty staunch duo. Though if your looking at pitching, i could probably go with the early 90's braves teams, your looking at Greg Maddox, probably the best technical pitcher ever. Tom Glavine, if you want to add in John Smoltz as well.

 

Fixed. ;)

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As a moderate basketball fan, I say Pippen and Jordan were the best that ever played looking at completed careers, but I would say that if Lebron and Wade manage to stay together for any length of time, they might provide competition. 

 

I don't follow Tennis too much, but what about the Williams sisters in doubles? 

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Also, A-rod isn't very popular right now, but the 2009 Yankees are considered one of the best infields EVER, so Jeter and A-Rod is another one in baseball, for both hitting / fielding. 

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How about Omar Vizquel/Roberto Alomar? THAT could be the best middle infield of all-time.

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After doing research, looks like others agree...

 

"No doubt that if these two would have played together longer than three years they would have been the best double play combination of all time.

Alomar played 17 seasons with seven different teams.

Over the 11 seasons from 1991 to 2001 only two second basemen would win a Gold Glove in the American League, and Alomar has 10 of them.

In 2010 Vizquel completed his 22nd season with five different teams. 

From 1993 to 2001 he would win nine straight Gold Gloves at shortstop—the first while with the Mariners, and the other eight with Cleveland. This is second only to Ozzie Smith's 13 Gold Gloves.

In 2005 Vizquel would make the move to the National League, signing as a free agent with the San Francisco Giants and promptly pick up another two Gold Gloves, giving him 11 for his career.

From 1999 to 2001 Alomar and Vizquel would cover the middle infield for the Indians and each season win the Gold Glove.

Their combined fielding percentage of 0.988 is the highest in this ranking.

They averaged only 17 combined errors a season—also tops in this ranking."

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After doing research, looks like others agree...

 

"No doubt that if these two would have played together longer than three years they would have been the best double play combination of all time.

Alomar played 17 seasons with seven different teams.

Over the 11 seasons from 1991 to 2001 only two second basemen would win a Gold Glove in the American League, and Alomar has 10 of them.

In 2010 Vizquel completed his 22nd season with five different teams. 

From 1993 to 2001 he would win nine straight Gold Gloves at shortstop—the first while with the Mariners, and the other eight with Cleveland. This is second only to Ozzie Smith's 13 Gold Gloves.

In 2005 Vizquel would make the move to the National League, signing as a free agent with the San Francisco Giants and promptly pick up another two Gold Gloves, giving him 11 for his career.

From 1999 to 2001 Alomar and Vizquel would cover the middle infield for the Indians and each season win the Gold Glove.

Their combined fielding percentage of 0.988 is the highest in this ranking.

They averaged only 17 combined errors a season—also tops in this ranking."


i forgot about them - The 09 Yankee's stuck out because of the two big names, and they won the championship that year. 

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Hope and Benny

 

Abbott and Costello

 

Tiger and no one

 

Mantle and Maris

 

Staubach and Pearson

 

Dandy Don and Bob Hayes

 

Koufax and Drysdale

 

Aikman and Irvin

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Bart Starr and Boyd Dowler

 

 

How about a trio from waaaaay back, even before my time.....

 

Tinker to Evers to Chance. 

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Bart Starr and Boyd Dowler

 

 

How about a trio from waaaaay back, even before my time.....

 

Tinker to Evers to Chance. 


I don't know why, but when you said Tinker to Evers to Chance, it made me think of Calico Joe by John Grisham.  A good, but not great read if you like stories involving baseball that really have little to do with baseball. 

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calico_Joe

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I don't know why, but when you said Tinker to Evers to Chance, it made me think of Calico Joe by John Grisham.  A good, but not great read if you like stories involving baseball that really have little to do with baseball. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calico_Joe

There's a great book from a couple years ago that deals with the 1908 baseball season, focusing strongly on the Cubs (it was the most recent World Series win, of course) and their trio of Tinker, Evans, and Chance.

"Crazy 08," by Cait Murphy.
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