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Daily Duel: Mark Buehrle v. Otis Wilson

This is the most fun I’ve had in years. Who is the best non-hall of fame sports star in Chicago history? You decide. We aren’t doing a bracket because a) that takes a ton of time to produce and b) what’s the fun in that being over with so quick? Instead, we go Jeopardy! style and let the winners move on. The losers will show up again, but we have a million athletes to parade through. A late surge by White Sox fans moved Mark Buehrle ahead of Blackhawks’ star Eddie Belfour. But will Buehrle have enough juice to go back-to-back wins? Mark, yes, you’ve won a championship. But, so has this guy...Mark, meet Otis. Mark Buehrle: The Chicago White Sox pitcher has pitched his way into a hall of fame discussion. Not only has Beuhrle won a championship, but he was lights-out in the World Series. He also holds the record for consecutive batters retired (45) and of course will always be remembered for last year’s perfect game. He’s a control pitcher who gets people out. Many say that if Beurhle can pitch a few more years at his high level, he will be a MLB Hall of Fame candidate. And he did Wikipedia Files with us. Which is cool. Otis Wilson: This is a tough one for Chicago sports fans. Belfour played a short career in Chicago but proved to be a huge component to a winning team. But what is the best winning team in Chicago history? The one that Mama’s boy Otis contributed to. Otis Wilson didn’t play long in Chicago, but he played big. And good ole’ number 55 had the spark and charisma (not to mention speed and power) that many hadn’t seen from the linebacker position at that time.‚ Surprisingly, he only made the Pro Bowl once (1985). Otis Wilson won’t make the hall of fame, but he definitely is a fan-fave in Chicago. [poll id="76"]

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