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Martian KC
Dec 28th, 2001, 06:18 PM
Male Athlete of the Year<br />Year Athlete, sport <br />1931 Pepper Martin, baseball <br />1932 Gene Sarazen, golf <br />1933 Carl Hubbell, baseball <br />1934 Dizzy Dean, baseball <br />1935 Joe Louis, boxing <br />1936 Jesse Owens, track <br />1937 Don Budge, tennis <br />1938 Don Budge, tennis <br />1939 Nile Kinnick, college football <br />1940 Tom Harmon, college football <br />1941 Joe DiMaggio, baseball <br />1942 Frank Sinkwich, college football <br />1943 Gunder Haegg, track <br />1944 Byron Nelson, golf <br />1945 Byron Nelson, golf <br />1946 Glenn Davis, college football <br />1947 Johnny Lujack, college football <br />1948 Lou Boudreau, baseball <br />1949 Leon Hart, college football <br />1950 Jim Konstanty, baseball <br />1951 Dick Kazmaier, college football <br />1952 Bob Mathias, track <br />1953 Ben Hogan, golf <br />1954 Willie Mays, baseball <br />1955 Hopalong Cassady, college football <br />1956 Mickey Mantle, baseball <br />1957 Ted Williams, baseball <br />1958 Herb Elliott, track <br />1959 Ingemar Johansson, boxing <br />1960 Rafer Johnson, track <br />1961 Roger Maris, baseball <br />1962 Maury Wills, baseball <br />1963 Sandy Koufax, baseball <br />1964 Don Schollander, swimming <br />1965 Sandy Koufax, baseball <br />1966 Frank Robinson, baseball <br />1967 Carl Yastrzemski, baseball <br />1968 Denny McLain, baseball <br />1969 Tom Seaver, baseball <br />1970 George Blanda, pro football <br />1971 Lee Trevino, golf <br />1972 Mark Spitz, swimming <br />1973 O.J. Simpson, pro football <br />1974 Muhammad Ali, boxing <br />1975 Fred Lynn, baseball <br />1976 Bruce Jenner, track <br />1977 Steve Cauthen, horse racing <br />1978 Ron Guidry, baseball <br />1979 Willie Stargell, baseball <br />1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team <br />1981 John McEnroe, tennis <br />1982 Wayne Gretzky, hockey <br />1983 Carl Lewis, track <br />1984 Carl Lewis, track <br />1985 Dwight Gooden, baseball <br />1986 Larry Bird, pro basketball <br />1987 Ben Johnson, track <br />1988 Orel Hershiser, baseball <br />1989 Joe Montana, pro football <br />1990 Joe Montana, pro football <br />1991 Michael Jordan, pro basketball <br />1992 Michael Jordan, pro basketball <br />1993 Michael Jordan, pro basketball <br />1994 George Foreman, boxing <br />1995 Cal Ripken Jr., baseball <br />1996 Michael Johnson, track <br />1997 Tiger Woods, golf <br />1998 Mark McGwire, baseball <br />1999 Tiger Woods, golf <br />2000 Tiger Woods, golf

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Female Athlete of the Year<br />Year Athlete, sport <br />1931 Helene Madison, swimming <br />1932 Babe Didrikson, track <br />1933 Helen Jacobs, tennis <br />1934 Virginia Van Wie, golf <br />1935 Helen Wills Moody, tennis <br />1936 Helen Stephens, track <br />1937 Katherine Rawls, swimming <br />1938 Patty Berg, golf <br />1939 Alice Marble, tennis <br />1940 Alice Marble, tennis <br />1941 Betty Hicks Newell, golf <br />1942 Gloria Callen, swimming <br />1943 Patty Berg, golf <br />1944 Ann Curtis, swimming <br />1945 Babe Didrikson Zaharias, golf <br />1946 Babe Didrikson Zaharias, golf <br />1947 Babe Didrikson Zaharias, golf <br />1948 Fanny Blankers-Koen, track <br />1949 Marlene Bauer, golf <br />1950 Babe Didrikson Zaharias, golf <br />1951 Maureen Connolly, tennis <br />1952 Maureen Connolly, tennis <br />1953 Maureen Connolly, tennis <br />1954 Babe Didrikson Zaharias, golf <br />1955 Patty Berg, golf <br />1956 Pat McCormick, diving <br />1957 Althea Gibson, tennis <br />1958 Althea Gibson, tennis <br />1959 Maria Bueno, tennis <br />1960 Wilma Rudolph, track <br />1961 Wilma Rudolph, track <br />1962 Dawn Fraser, swimming <br />1963 Mickey Wright, golf <br />1964 Mickey Wright, golf <br />1965 Kathy Whitworth, golf <br />1966 Kathy Whitworth, golf <br />1967 Billie Jean King, tennis <br />1968 Peggy Fleming, skating <br />1969 Debbie Meyer, swimming <br />1970 Chi Cheng, track <br />1971 Evonne Goolagong, tennis <br />1972 Olga Korbut, gymnastics <br />1973 Billie Jean King, tennis <br />1974 Chris Evert, tennis <br />1975 Chris Evert, tennis <br />1976 Nadia Comaneci, gymnastics <br />1977 Chris Evert, tennis <br />1978 Nancy Lopez, golf <br />1979 Tracy Austin, tennis <br />1980 Chris Evert Lloyd, tennis <br />1981 Tracy Austin, tennis <br />1982 Mary Decker Tabb, track <br />1983 Martina Navratilova, tennis <br />1984 Mary Lou Retton, gymnastics <br />1985 Nancy Lopez, golf <br />1986 Martina Navratilova, tennis <br />1987 Jackie Joyner-Kersee, track <br />1988 Florence Griffith Joyner, track <br />1989 Steffi Graf, tennis <br />1990 Beth Daniel, golf <br />1991 Monica Seles, tennis <br />1992 Monica Seles, tennis <br />1993 Sheryl Swoopes, basketball <br />1994 Bonnie Blair, speed skating <br />1995 Rebecca Lobo, college basketball <br />1996 Amy Van Dyken, swimming <br />1997 Martina Hingis, tennis <br />1998 Se Ri Pak, golf <br />1999 U.S. Soccer Team <br />2000 Marion Jones, track

<br />THIS YEAR'S WINNERS WERE BARRY BONDS AND JENNIFER CAPRIATI!

Elske
Dec 28th, 2001, 07:28 PM
Who's Barry Bonds? <img src="confused.gif" border="0">

Rasputin
Dec 29th, 2001, 05:36 AM
Barry Bonds is the best player in Major League Baseball. Congrats to him and Capriati! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Don't be confused, this is a very American list so the awards go to the top American athletes and is awarded from an American sport perspective.

Shane54
Dec 29th, 2001, 05:46 AM
Hey Rasputin! I have to disagree that these are very "American lists"...there are several like Nadia Comaneci and Olga Korbut who were from very "communist" countries at the time they won it....

Rasputin
Dec 29th, 2001, 06:01 AM
Yeah, but they're the exceptions. They and several other non-Americans (Dawn Fraser, Fanny Blankers-Koen) won because they made a huge splash at the Olympics and/or otherwise became well-known in the US. There are loads of baseball and American football players, but no soccer players.

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Martian KC
Dec 29th, 2001, 02:07 PM
But when you have great years like Nadia and Olga did I think you deserve it. <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

luigi
Jun 28th, 2002, 09:33 AM
i think that omar deserves the best haircut award.
dave deserves the coolest face award
guido deserves the best italian big brother housmate award.
oh and jennifer capriati deserves the tennis awards

Barrie_Dude
Jun 29th, 2002, 08:05 AM
Jennifer seems to rack up the awards!

luigi
Jun 29th, 2002, 08:25 AM
yeah. she should start playing soccer though
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