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Our Favorite Athletes

In this exclusive photo gallery, CNNSI.com presents Sports Illustrated's 20 favorite competitors of the 20th century. Click on a thumbnail to view a larger image.

Sandy KoufaxMuhammad AliDick ButkusBabe RuthMichael Jordan

Mickey MantleArnold PalmerJohnny UnitasWayne GretzkyBill Russell

Sugar Ray RobinsonTed WilliamsBo JacksonWilma RudolphPancho Gonzalez

Jackie RobinsonRoberto ClementeJulius ErvingJoe LouisChris Evert

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