By Daniel Friedman
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Every week, we’ll rank the best players in local sports history by uniform/jersey number, in sets of 10. So with that said, let’s start from the top. Here are 99-90:
99: Wayne Gretzky, RangersREAD MORE: Fake Fire Chief Scams Business In Rye With Bogus Inspection, Fee; 'It's Something That Everyone Should Be Looking Out For'
No offense to Mark Gastineau, but Gretzky is arguably the greatest to ever play his sport. As for Turk Wendell, well, he never stood a chance.
98: Jessie Armstead, Giants
A five-time Pro Bowler, he helped the Giants get to the Super Bowl in 2000.
97: Calvin Pace, Jets
A big part of the Jets’ defense that led the team to back-to-back AFC Championship Games.
96: Muhammad Wilkerson, Jets
Has proven himself on the football field right from the get-go, and will only get better and better.
95: Rick Lyle, Jets
Started 67 straight regular-season and playoff games for the Jets from 1997-2001.
94: John Abraham, JetsREAD MORE: Ray Of Hope For Irate Retirees After New York City Changes Health Benefits For 250,000 Workers
A member of the 100 Sacks Club and a five-time Pro Bowler. An outstanding defensive player.
93: Marty Lyons, Jets
Part of the famous (or infamous) “New York Sack Exchange” that terrorized quarterbacks and offensive lines.
92: Michael Strahan, Giants
Had the most sacks in a single season in NFL history. He was selected to seven Pro Bowls and finished off his career with a Super Bowl championship (2007). Not bad.
91: John Tavares, Islanders
One of the best players in the NHL already, and he still hasn’t reached his ceiling. Scary to think about.
90: Jason Pierre-Paul
A two-time Pro Bowler, he helped the Giants win a Super Bowl in 2012. Was a major factor on that championship team.
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