Cinco de Mayo Reminds Fans of Best Athletes to Wear No. 5, Which Include Joe DiMaggio, Nomar Garciaparra (Photos)

Cinco de Mayo Reminds Fans of Best Athletes to Wear No. 5, Which Include Joe DiMaggio, Nomar Garciaparra (Photos)Some of the top athletes choose to wear a specific number to honor a sports legend. Others just wear a number they believe is lucky.

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, we've narrowed down the best athletes to wear No. 5 in the professional sports world.

Some of the best No. 5s have played under the Boston microscope. Nomar Garciaparra played a stellar shortstop for the Red Sox for parts of nine seasons, and Kevin Garnett has made a name for himself and the Celtics with an NBA title to his credit.

Other greats include the 56-game hitting streak holder, Joe DiMaggio, and new Angels first baseman Albert Pujols, who is destined to be ushered into the Hall of Fame whenever his career comes to a close.

But who are the top 10 athletes to don the number?

Click here to see a list of the Top 10 athletes to wear No. 5 >>

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