John Lackey, Pat Riley Among Sports Stars to Sell or Purchase Most Impressive Real Estate in 2012 (Photos)

John LackeyWhether it be city living or life in the suburbs, athletes are usually found in some of the sweetest mansions money can by.

In 2012, there were some pretty impressive properties put on the market by some of sports’ biggest names — from Wes Welker to Pat Riley, there were condos, estates and beach-front villas on the market for millions.

What most properties tend to have in common — other than the media rooms, putting greens, barber shops, game rooms and pools — is that they all make your mouths drop. From stunning architecture to kitchens built for the world’s finest chefs, these athletes certainly don’t skimp on detail.

One that isn’t included on this list but certainly deserves a look is Babe Ruth‘s former Sudbury, Mass. estate, which has undergone renovations recently and hit the market in 2012.

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