This is the top to bottom list of the four greatest Boston athletes in their respective sports as well as overall:
Tom Brady - New England Patriots
Tom Brady has brought three Super Bowl Championships to New England as well as the first 16-0 regular season in franchise history. Brady has won two Super Bowl MVP's as well as one NFL MVP award in 2007. Brady holds multiple single season NFL records for passing yards, touchdowns and completions. For a sixth round draft pick, Brady panned out pretty well for the Patriots.
Larry Bird - Boston Celtics
Larry legend won three NBA MVP awards and two NBA Finals MVP awards in his illustrious career while bringing three NBA Championships to Boston from 1981-1986. Bird was a 12 time all-star and was also named rookie of the year in 1980 as a sixth overall pick in that years draft. When people think of Boston Celtics basketball, Larry Bird is always the first name that comes out of anyones mouth.
Ted Williams - Boston Red Sox
Teddy Ballgame never won a world series in Boston but managed to make 17 all-star appearances and win two AL MVP awards. Ted Williams ended his career with a .344 batting average, 521 home runs and 1,839 RBI's. With such impressive numbers, it's hard to remember that Williams missed out on 5 seasons of baseball to serve in the US military during World War II. I can only imagine what those numbers would look like if he played in those five years during his prime.
Bobby Orr - Boston Bruins
Thanks to Willem van Bergen for the photo of Boston.