16 Yankee Stadium
The House that Ruth Built (erected 1922-23 on the site of a former Bronx lumberyard at a cost of $2.5 million) has seen its namesake residents win 26 World Series. The ballpark has also hosted many other major sports events, including the Baltimore Colts- New York Giants NFL title game in '58.
17 Harness Racing Hall of Fame
The Hall is in Goshen, near where the famed horse Hambletonian was born, in 1849.
For New York's top 50 homegrown sports figures, go to SI.com/50
Jim Brown, Football player
The punishing Cleveland Browns running back is from Manhasset and was a two-time NFL MVP and led the league in rushing in eight of his nine seasons before retiring in his prime to pursue a movie career. He was an All-America in football and lacrosse at Syracuse.
Lou Gehrig, Baseball player
The New York City native, Columbia alum and Yankees Hall of Fame first baseman won two MVP awards and the 1934 Triple Crown, and hit a record 23 grand slams. The Iron Horse's streak of 2,130 consecutive games was ended by the disease that now bears his name.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Basketball player
The NBA's alltime leading scorer won three NCAA and six pro titles. The New York City native was named NBA MVP a record six times, and his trademark skyhook was as unstoppable a move as the sport has seen.
Julius Erving, Basketball player
The forward from Hempstead was the Michael Jordan of the ABA, leading the New York Nets to two league titles and thrilling fans with spectacular dunks. In the NBA, Dr. J led the Philadelphia 76ers to four Finals and the 1982-83 title.
Sugar Ray Robinson, Boxer
The five-time middleweight champion from New York City is considered by many the best pound-for-pound fighter ever. He won his first 40 bouts before losing in 1945 to Jake LaMotta; he didn't lose again for another 6� years.
Sandy Koufax, Baseball player
The Brooklynite's brilliant run from 1962 to '66, in which he won a record five consecutive ERA titles and went 111-34, set a standard for pitching excellence. He had a 0.95 ERA in four World Series and won three Cy Young Awards before arthritis led to his retirement at age 31.