ESPN reviewed the submissions and discussions on your state/region's conversation page. The four figures on Maine's Sports Rushmore are below:
Cindy Blodgett (Clinton, Maine Black Bears) -
The Maine All-American is one of six women to score 3,000 pts in D-I history.
Paul Kariya (Maine Black Bears) -
The 1993 Hobey Baker award winner scored 100 pts for Maine on the 1992-93 NCAA Championship team.
Joan Benoit Samuelson (Cape Elizabeth) -
The two-time Boston Marathon winner won the first women's Olympic Marathon at the 1984 Olympics.
Mike Bordick (Winterport, Maine Black Bears) -
He played in two College World Series and in his professional career accumulated 1,500 hits and was an All-Star in 2000.
Other standouts (even more nominees in conversation)
Bill Carrigan (Lewiston)
- Played 10 seasons with Red Sox; Managed them to back-to-back WS titles in 1915, 16
Jack Coombs (Waterville, Colby College White Mules)
- 31 wins and AL record 13 SHO in 1910, went 5-0 with 2.70 ERA in 3 World Series (won 2)
Ian Crocker (Portland)
- 2-time Olympic gold medalist in 400M relay, set world record in 100M butterfly in '04
Al Harris (Bangor)
- Played DE-LB for CHI and PHI for 11 years, 8th overall pick in 1979 NFL Draft
Garth Snow (Maine Black Bears)
- 21-0-1 at G for Maine on '93 NCAA National Championship team
Bob Stanley (Portland)
- 115-97, 132 SV in 13-year career with BOS, 2-time All-Star
Bill Swift (South Portland, Maine Black Bears)
- Led NL in ERA in 1992, 21-game winner in '93 with SF, 94-78 in 13-year MLB career
Shawn Walsh (Maine Black Bears)
- Led Black Bears to 2 National Championships ('92-93, '98-99), Nat'l Coach OTY in 1995
John Winkin (Colby College Mules, Maine Black Bears, Husson Eagles)
- Colby head coach from '54-74; Took Maine to 6 CWS from '75-96; Coach of '83 US National Team
Other potential nominees: Mike Dunham (Maine Black Bears), Edmund "Rip" Black (Bailey Island), Dick MacPherson (Old Town), Mark Plummer (13-time Maine Amateur golf champion)