The Greatest Athlete To Wear #5 is Joe Dimaggio.
Notable #5’s-in baseball one of my all time favourite players- George Brett, Albert Pujols, Johnny Bench, Lou Boudreau, Brooks Robinson, Hank Greenberg, Bill Madlock and Jeff Bagwell.
in basketball- Jason Kidd, Dick and Tom Van Arsdale, and Big Shot Robert Horry.
In hockey-Nicklas Lidstrom, Denis Potvin, Boom Boom Geoffrion.
in football- Paul Hornung, Donovan F. McNabb.
The Greatest Athlete To Wear #5 is The Yankee Clipper- Joe Dimaggio. When I have asked old timers over the years who was the greatest ballplayer they ever saw -the ones who saw Joe D play usually say Dimaggio. A great all-around player and one of the greatest of all Yankees.