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Top 175 athletes list left a few out

Congrats to Mike Klingaman and staff at The Sun for the job they did in compiling the top 175 greatest athletes in Maryland history. I noticed several glaring omissions, however.

Y.A. Tittleplayed two years for the All-American Football Conference Baltimore Colts, and one year for the NFL Colts, at the beginning of a career which would eventually earn him induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The stats and honors he compiled completely dwarf those of Bert Jones, who the Sun charitably ranked at number 34. Yet somehow Mr. Tittle was forgotten.

Similarly, Roy Campanella developed his baseball skills in parts of seven...