The Dwight Howard Pizza Panini — Dwight Howard (Orlando Magic), Drunken Monkey Coffee Bar, Orlando, Fla. from Athlete-Inspired Sandwiches Slideshow

Athlete-Inspired Sandwiches Slideshow

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The Matt Cain — Matt Cain (San Francisco Giants), Ike’s Place, San Francisco

As a starting pitcher for the San Francisco Giants, Matt Cain caught the attention of the sandwich artists at Ike’s Place and inspired them to create a sandwich in his honor. The resulting dish includes roast beef, turkey, salami, godfather sauce, and provolone cheese. The sandwich also won first place in ESPN’s Fanwich competition

The Papelbomb — Jonathan Papelbon (Philadelphia Phillies), The Cask ’n Flagon, Boston

The Cask ’n Flagon in Boston named a sandwich after former Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon, called the Papelbomb. The bomb consists of marinated steak tips grilled and topped with bell peppers, sautéed mushrooms, caramelized onions, and aged Cheddar cheese.