NBA Development League Defensive Player of the Year Award was created in 2002.
Lawrence Taylor is widely regarded as the most dominant defensive player in history.
Nolan Ryan, 27 seasons (1966 - 1993)
He was a Major League Baseball player.
James "Cool Papa" Bell was a Negro league baseball player. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974.
Baseball America Major League Player of the Year was created in 1998.
Roy Halladay has thrown only one perfect game, and he is only the 20th player to pitch a perfect game in major league baseball history.
Shortstop Zoilo Versailles of the 1965 Minnesota Twins who was born in Havana.