Speed rules here, from Bullet Bob Hayes to Big Daddy Garlits.
Birthplace of baseball royalty: Ruth, Ripken, Grove, Foxx and Kaline.
An awesome NFL offense could be assembled with its stars.
Nothing unlucky about a state that produces both Jim Thorpe and Mickey Mantle.
14. South Carolina
An all-around effort: Top 50 athletes hail from more than 30 hometowns.
Need an NBA center? Malone, Robinson, Sampson and Mourning grew up—way up—here.
Not surprisingly, it's glory is basketball, from the Wizard of Westwood to Larry Legend.
A curious collection of unhallowed heavy hitters: Sonny Liston, Jerry Jones, John Daly.
A winning environment: Dean Smith and Adolph Rupp had 1,755 coaching victories.
Home to sports sages Yogi Berra, Casey Stengel and Bill Bradley.