1. Gary Sheffield
Gary Sheffield is in his 22nd professional season, has hit over 500 home runs and has been an All Star nine times. But he didn't become of his generation's fiercest hitters overnight. In fact, it began during his days as a Little League star.
Sheffield was not only a great hitter, but also an excellent pitcher, thanks to the tutelage of his uncle, Dwight Gooden. Led by Sheffield, and teammate and future MLB player Derek Bell, the Belmont Heights Little League All-Stars (Tampa, Fla.) made it all the way to the 1980 Little League World Series final, before falling to Taiwan, 4-3.
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