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The Best Athletes Who Wore #6

Updated July 13, 2020 574 votes 97 voters 3.8k views29 items

List RulesOnly athletes who wore 6 for at least one professional season

The best players to wear 6 as their jersey numbers are sprinkled across all major sports. It has been a popular jersey number for decades with success of athletes across the board. Top NFL players with number 6 jerseys include Jay Cutler and Mark Sanchez, all Hall of Fame-level players whose career highlights are among the greatest moments in football history

Basketball stars have had success with the number as well with LeBron James and Bill Russell thriving with the number 6 in the NBA. Baseball and hockey aren’t too far behind with quite a few superstars, like Stan Musial and Toe Blake, rocking the number in MLB and NHL history, respectively.

Check out the list of famous athletes who wore 6 and help decide who deserves to rank the highest for wearing this iconic jersey number. Vote up your favorite athletes to wear the number 6.

  • League: NBA

    Years Active: 1956-1969

    Career Highlights: 12x NBA All-Star, 5x NBA MVP, 11x NBA Champion, Basketball Hall of Fame

    • Position: Center
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  • Stan Musial
    Photo: Missouri History Museum / flickr / CC-BY-NC-ND 2.0

    League: MLB

    Years Active: 1941-1963

    Career Highlights: 24x All-Star, 3x NL MVP, 3x World Series Champion, Baseball Hall of Fame

    • Position: Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman
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  • LeBron James
    Photo: jurvetson / flickr / CC-BY 2.0

    League: NBA

    Years Active: 2003-present

    Career Highlights: 16x NBA All-Star, 4x NBA MVP, 3x NBA Champion, 3x NBA Finals MVP

    • Team: Los Angeles Lakers
    • Position: Small forward, Power forward, Point forward
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  • Julius Erving
    Photo: Metaweb / CC-BY

    League: ABA/NBA

    Years Active: 1971-1987

    Career Highlights: 11x NBA All-Star, 1x NBA MVP, Basketball Hall of Fame

    • Position: Small forward
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