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Best Athletes by Number: 66-99

No. 66


Mario Lemieux

No. 66
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He picked his number as a tribute to Wayne Gretzky (flip the numbers upside down), then put up numbers (1,723 points) the Great One would admire. His number was retired by the Penguins.

Runner-up: Ray Nitschke.
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