WFAN Best Sports Figures: #1 -- Derek JeterDrafted by the Yankees out of high school with the sixth overall pick in 1992, Jeter found instant success when he reached the big leagues.
WFAN Best Sports Figures: #2 -- Mariano RiveraDebates often rage when it comes to naming the best players by position in major league history. There is no discussion when it comes to closer.
WFAN Best Sports Figures: #3 — Lawrence TaylorLawrence Taylor revolutionized the linebacker position in the NFL. He was that good.
WFAN Best Sports Figures: #4 — Mark MessierMark Messier is an NHL legend, but in the Big Apple he may be even more.
WFAN Best Sports Figures: #5 -- Eli ManningMost Giants fans probably don't care much about why Eli Manning didn't want to play for the San Diego Chargers. They're just glad he ended up in New York.
WFAN Best Sports Figures: #6 -- Patrick EwingThe pressure would have been too great for many athletes, but not for Patrick Ewing.
WFAN Best Sports Figures: #7 -- George SteinbrennerThe Yankees' owner from 1973 until his death in 2010, Steinbrenner was brash, bombastic and unpredictable -- but always hungry to win.
WFAN Best Sports Figures: #8 — Mike PiazzaOne of the greatest hitting catchers to ever play, Piazza's 16-year major league career was honored with his induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2016.
WFAN Best Sports Figures: #9 — Joe TorreJoe Torre was by no means the popular choice when owner George Steinbrenner hired him as manager of the Yankees prior to the 1996 season.
WFAN Best Sports Figures: #10 -- Bill ParcellsBill Parcells was a magician when it came to turning around lousy teams.