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Bill DeWitt III Claims London Games Are To Thank For Baseball’s Global Popularity

Following on from a successful Major League Baseball two-game series in June this year, Bill DeWitt III, president of the St Louis Cardinals, has expressed his optimism about the future of the league in London. When asked about the future of the games on November 11th, DeWitt commented that “I think the first step is games over there. This is the second year back. I think if you see significant enthusiasm again, which you should, MLB might extend [the London Series] into a regular thing.”

10. Tom Nalen

The Denver Broncos put everything together in the late, and there were a lot of differences around John Elway that you could point to on the offensive weapons that he now had (Shannon Sharpe and Terrell Davis), but he also had a top Center in Tom Nalen.  From 1997 to 2000 he was named to the Pro Bowl and was a stable force assisting the Broncos win two Super Bowls.  Nalen was a First Team All-Pro in 2000 and again in 2003 where he was named the NFL Alumni Offensive Lineman of the Year.  Nalen played 194 Games in the National Football League all of which were with the Broncos.  

9. Karl Mecklenberg

Known as the "Albino Rhino," Karl Mecklenburg was a late round (12th) pick from the University of Minnesota was the master of versatility for the Denver Broncos.  Mecklenburg played seven different defensive positions for Denver and was described as a "Defensive Swiss-Army Knife."  Usually, he lined up at Inside Linebacker, and the was a First Team All-Pro in both 1985 and 1986 as well as 1989, which was the season that he led the NFL in Approximate Value.  Mecklenburg played his entire career with the Denver Broncos which saw him go to six Pro Bowls over 12 seasons, three of which he was a crucial part of the team's success in reaching the Super Bowl.  He would also accumulate 79.0 Quarterback Sacks.

8. Steve Atwater

Steve Atwater was one of the most hard-hitting Safeties ever, and his highlight reel reeks of tackles and hots that would be illegal today.