Countdown to No. 1: The Top 175 Maryland athletes in Baltimore Sun history
To celebrate the 175th anniversary of The Baltimore Sun in 2012, reporter Mike Klingaman compiled a list of the top 175 athletes who were either born in or raised in the state of Maryland, or who competed here for at least three years. The athletes were ranked based on their performance, their impact on sports and their lasting resonance with fans. Coaches and managers were not included.