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November 17, 2003

John Stockton, Basketball player
The NBA's alltime leader in assists (15,806) and steals (3,265)
retired in 2003 at age 41 after missing only 54 games in 19
seasons as a guard with the Jazz. The original Dream Teamer lives
in Spokane, where he was born and raised; he played his college
ball at hometown Gonzaga.

Drew Bledsoe, Football player
The top pick in the 1993 draft, out of Washington State, the
Ellensburg native has thrown for a total of more than 35,000
yards with the Patriots and the Bills. Last year the four-time
All-Pro set Buffalo records for passing yards in a game (463) and
a season (4,359).

Ryne Sandberg, Baseball player
The 1984 National League MVP, a Spokane native, played in 10
consecutive All-Star Games from 1984 to '93. He was a .285 career
hitter and a defensive wiz for the Cubs; his 123 consecutive
errorless games in 1989 and '90 are still an NL record for a
second baseman.

Mel Hein, Football player
Nicknamed Old Indestructible, the pro Hall of Famer and 1938 NFL
MVP played offense and defense for the New York Giants and never
missed a game in 15 seasons. He starred at center and linebacker
at Burlington High and led Washington State to the 1930 Rose Bowl.

Phil Mahre, Skier
The White Pass native is the best U.S. male skier ever. He is the
only American to have won the overall World Cup title--a feat he
accomplished three times (1981 to '83). He won the slalom at the
'84 Olympics in Sarajevo; his twin brother, Steve, took the
silver.

Earl Anthony, Bowler
One of the sport's biggest stars in its TV heyday in the 1970s,
the six-time PBA Bowler of the Year holds tour career records for
most titles (41) and top five finishes (144). In 1982 the Kent
native became the first bowler to reach the $1 million mark in
career earnings.

COLOR PHOTO: DAMIAN STROHMEYER (STOCKTON) COLOR PHOTO: RICH KANE/ICON SMI (BLEDSOE) COLOR PHOTO: AP (SANDBERG, HEIN) B/W PHOTO: AP (SANDBERG, HEIN) COLOR PHOTO: MANNY MILLAN (MAHRE) B/W PHOTO: ROY DECARAVA (ANTHONY)

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