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Explaining the selection process for the Top 175 Md. athletes list

Explaining the selection process for the Top 175 Md. athletes list

Three months, one week and two days. That’s how long it took to shape a list, start to finish, of the 175 greatest athletes in Maryland history. The Sun published the rankings today, from top to bottom. Me? I feel like I just completed a daunting history final in college. Beginning the project, in February, I wondered how we’d ever come up with 175 names. Silly me. Turns out, there were so many sportsmen and women deserving of recognition that we probably trimmed another 175 off. Early on, it became clear that the key here wasn’t so much creating the list of athletes. It was creating of list of experts who could help to come up with the list of athletes. Perhaps 25...

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