1 ANFERNEE HARDAWAY
The four-time All-Star shooting guard from Memphis played high
school ball with fellow future pro Elliot Perry.
This is an article from the Nov. 3, 2003 issue
2 MEMPHIS REDBIRDS
The Cardinals' Triple A affiliate, which Albert Pujols led to the
2000 Pacific Coast League title, is the only professional team
set up as a nonprofit foundation.
3 TIM McCARVER
The renowned announcer from Memphis was a two-time All-Star
catcher with the Cardinals and Phillies.
4 THE PYRAMID
The world's third-tallest pyramid, made of glass and steel, is
home to the Grizzlies and Memphis Tigers.
5 SHAUN MICHEEL
The surprise 2003 PGA Championship winner is from Memphis.
6 TYRONE CALICO
The Titans' rookie WR from Millington scored TDs on his first two
The city of 42,347 near Memphis is Tennessee's SI Sportstown for
having the best community sports programs.
8 NIKKI McCRAY
The former Vols guard from Collierville is an All-Star for the
WNBA's Indiana Fever.
9 BIRD DOG MUSEUM
The Grand Junction attraction celebrates "the partnership of man
and dog in the quest for feathered game."
10 AL WILSON
The Broncos' Pro Bowl linebacker is a Jackson native and a former
11 RON MERCER
The Spurs forward from Nashville has averaged 14.8 points in six
12 KELLY HOLCOMB
Born in Fayetteville, this former Middle Tennessee State
quarterback led the Browns' 2002 playoff drive.
13 PHILLIP FULMER
Only five college football coaches reached 100 wins faster than
this Winchester native, who is 108-27 at Tennessee since 1992.
14 RUMBLING FALLS
One of the largest known cave systems in the U.S. is under Falls
Creek Falls State Park in Pikeville.
15 BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY
Darrell Waltrip, who lives in Franklin, holds the track record
for the most wins (12).
16 HOT SPOT
The nation's third-largest stadium (capacity: 104,079) is rich
with tradition. From the Volunteer Navy of 200 boats tailgating
in the Tennessee River, to the UT band pounding out Rocky Top, to
the orange-and-white checkerboard end zones, the 82-year-old
field is one of football's greatest shrines.
17 TODD HELTON
The Rockies' All-Star first baseman from Knoxville is a career
.337 hitter. As a quarterback at Tennessee, he preceded Peyton
18 CHAD PENNINGTON
Last year the quarterback from Knoxville led the NFL with a 104.2
passer rating and helped the Jets win the AFC East.
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