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poll: Who is the Best Athlete from Sutton-Worcester?

Saturday, July 28, 2012

 

Who is the Best Athlete from Sutton-Worcester?


Today is the final day of our unveiling of the greatest athletes in the history of Central Massachusetts, and we want to know your opinion.

Picking the top athlete from our group today may seem easy at first. After all, who hasn't heard of the great Bob Cousy. "The Cooz" led Holy Cross to a national championship in his college days, then starred with the Boston Celtics, winning six NBA championships. But there are three other athletes here that can give Cousy a run for his money.

William "Candy" Cummings might be more of a household name if the former pitcher had played longer. In only six Major League seasons, Cummings accumulated 154 wins, good for an average of over 25 wins a season. A few more years at that pace, and the Hall of Famer would rank even higher among the game's all time greats. Oh yeah, he is also credited as the first pitcher to throw a curve ball.

Alice Bridges of Uxbridge nearly won a Gold Medal at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, but an official review stripped her of an apparent first-place finish in the 100-meter backstroke, forcing her to settle for bronze. Still, the talented swimmer held three world records and 20 different American records in the pool.

Finally we come to Westborough's Nikki Stone. One of the most talented skiers of her generation, Stone won gold at the Nagano Olympics in 1998 as an inverted aerial skier. She was inducted into the National Ski Hall of Fame in 2003.

So now, let us know what you think; Who is the best athlete ever from Sutton-Worcester?

 

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