Best of Boston

Best Athlete, Red Sox

1985 Best Athlete, Patriots Player

Steve Nelson

The linebacker had an inspiring season despite his injury. read more»
1984 Best Athlete, Pro

Larry Bird

Into the Hall of Fame. read more»
1984 Best Athlete, Amateur

Doug Flutie, Boston College

Most exciting quarterback in America. read more»
1984 Best Athlete, Red Sox Player

Jim Rice

An MVP year in 1983. Too bad he'll probably be gone in 1986. read more»
1984 Best Athlete, Patriots Player

Tony Collins

A breakaway runner who's getting better every year. read more»
1984 Best Athlete, Celtics Player

Bird

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1984 Best Athlete, Bruins Player

Doug Keans

The unsung hero of the regular season. Where was he during the Montreal series? read more»
1984 Best Athlete, Pro Amateur

Geoff Smith, winner of the 1984 Boston Marathon

Unfortunately, he had two sponsors for that race: Adidas and Prime Computer. And that may disqualify him from the Olympics. read more»
1983 Best Athlete, Pro Amateur Pro

Jim Craig

How many guys go from the Bruins to the US National team to the Minnesota North Stars in a year? read more»
1983 Best Athlete, College

A Tie-Boston College’s Doug Flutie, Brant College’s Jim Hallett, and Harvard’s Mark Fusco

Flutie took the Eagles to a Bowl; Hallett was the top amateur in the Masters; and Fusco won college hockey's version of the Heisman. read more»
1983 Best Athlete, Celtics Player

Bird. read more»
1983 Best Athlete, Red Sox Player

Bob Stanley

What relief. read more»
1983 Best Athlete, Bruins Player

Rick Middleton

One on one, he's second only to Wayne Gretsky. read more»
1983 Best Athlete, Patriots Player

Mark Henderson, the Ex-Con Snowplow Driver

There's one gimmick the USFL will never match. It doesn't snow during their season. read more»
1983 Best Athlete, Breakers Player

What's-his-name. read more»