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Your Favorite All-Time Franchise


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pick your lineup, manager, team name, and stadium.

mine:

 

CF Cobb

SS Pesky

DH Ruth

3B Williams

RF Mantle

LF Musial

1B Gehrig

2B Doerr/Robinson

C Berra

 

pitching: Bob Gibson/Sandy Koufax/Don Drysdale/Whitey Ford

 

manager: Casey Stengel

 

team: Red Sox

 

stadium: the Polo Grounds

 

edit: pick a lineup of the "players that make you feel warm inside" (as penguino puts it), who aren't neccesarily the best player at their position

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2B Joe Morgan

DH Ted Williams

CF Willie Mays

LF Barry Bonds

RF Babe Ruth

3B Mike Schmidt

SS Alex Rodriguez

C Ivan Rodriguez

 

SP. Christy Mathewson

SP. Walter Johnson

SP. Roger Clemens

RP. Mariano Rivera

RP. Dennis Eckersley

 

Man. John McGraw

 

Team: Yankees

 

Stadium: Wrigley Field

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CF Ty Cobb

2B Rogers Hornsby

DH Babe Ruth

LF Barry Bonds

C Josh Gibson

1B Lou Gehrig

SS Alex Rodriguez

RF Hank Aaron

3B Mike Schmidt

 

SP Sandy Koufax

SP Bob Gibson

SP Walter Johnson

SP Pedro Martinez

SP Roger Clemens

 

RP Mariano Rivera

RP Dennis Eckersley

 

Manager: Connie Mack

 

Team: NY Giants

 

Stadium: Ebbets Field

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SS Pesky

:blink:

what? I like the guy. He might not be the best, but he's one of my fav's. he's not bad. He lead the American League in base hits three times (first three seasons in the majors). He collected over 200 hits each year and was among the top ten in on base percentage six times. He was an excellent bunter who led the league in sacrifice hits in 1942. He batted .307 in 1,270 games over ten seasons (1942; 1946-54).

 

who's your SS?

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SS Pesky

:blink:

what? I like the guy. He might not be the best, but he's one of my fav's. he's not bad. He lead the American League in base hits three times (first three seasons in the majors). He collected over 200 hits each year and was among the top ten in on base percentage six times. He was an excellent bunter who led the league in sacrifice hits in 1942. He batted .307 in 1,270 games over ten seasons (1942; 1946-54).

 

who's your SS?

Just because you "like" him doesn't mean he is representative of the best for his position.

 

I can think of oodles of SS who have had better careers than Pesky (and his career was extremely short, mind you):

 

Ripken

Rodriguez

Jeter

Wagner

Appling

Banks

Larkin

Vaughn

 

and more

 

If you count the Negro leagues, John Henry Llyod deserves consideration. Same for Willie Wells.

 

 

 

Outside of Red Sox Nation hardly anyone even remembers Pesky nor associates him with the best all around SS in history.

that's why the title says "your"all-time franchise..not "the" all-time franchise, otherwise why wouldn't they all be the same?

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C Roy Campanella

1B George Scott

2B Luis Castillo

3B Eddie Matthews

SS Alex Gonzalez

LF Ted Williams

CF Joe DiMaggio

RF Hank Aaron

 

SP Bob Gibson

SP Nolan Ryan

SP Roger Clemens

SP Sandy Koufax

SP Pedro Martinez

 

CL Lee Smith

RP Dick Radatz

RP Hoyt Wilhelm

RP Mariano Rivera

RP Sparky Lyle

RP Dennis Eckersley

RP Tevor Hoffman

 

In the "How Can You Make A List Like This Without... Department

 

Willie Mays

Babe Ruth

Rollie Fingers

Ernie Banks

Luis Tiant

Whitey Ford

Mickey Vernon

Luis Aparicio

Bruce Sutter

Juan Marchial

Ted Kluszewski

Jeff Bagwell

Barry Bonds

Tony Gwynn

Gaylord Perry

 

and at this point one starts wondering exactly how the universe was created :banghead

 

Team: South Boston Red Marlins

Manager: Yogi Berra

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Nowhere did you imply that this had anything to do with favorites (players that make you feel warm inside).

 

Yes, I understand the emphasis placed on the word "your" but my point is that if Pesky is your pick for the benchmark franchise shortstop without greater rationality then I'm afraid your knowledge of the game might be lacking.

 

 

Oh and for your information, no, they most definitely would not all be the same. In fact, my pick for SS (Honus Wagner) was not on anyone's list yet.

ok, I'll edit my first post to make it clear that this is about the players that make you feel warm inside.

 

and then why haven't you argued with anyone else saying that wagner is better than the other shortstops, if wagner in your mind is the best SS in baseball history.

 

do you have to argue about everything?

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Because everyone else's picks were well in the realm of reason...

 

And the fact that you tried to justify his inclusion with statistics proves your own indecisiveness on the point of this thread.

I was just showing you he wasn't a bad ballplayer. Sorry I wasn't clear with the point of the title. chill out, this was supposed to be fun. happy new year. :thumbup

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i wouldn't exactly say ty cobb makes me "feel warm inside"

 

i was picking what i thought would be the best lineup, with a good combo of speed and power using the best players to fit their position. if it's just your favorite players at each position, my list would look like

 

c josh gibson

1b lou gehrig

2b jackie robinson

ss honus wagner

3b miguelito

lf ted williams

cf willie mays

rf roberto clemente

 

p walter johnson

p christy mathewson

p pedro martinez

p sandy koufax

 

rp rollie fingers

rp trevor hoffman

 

similar, but not identical

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C Mike Piazza

1b Jimmie Fox

2b Rogers Hornsby

SS Honus Wagner

3b Michael Jack Schmidt

OF Barry Bonds

OF Willy Mays

OF Ted Williams

DH Babe Ruth

 

SP1 Christy Matthewson

SP2 Randy Johnson

SP3 Walter Johnson

SP4 Roger Clemens

SP5 Pedro Martinez

 

Cl Mariano Rivera

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All players chosen from my time on earth and my experience with baseball:

 

C: Johnny Bench

1B: Todd Helton

2B: Pete Rose

3B: Mike Schmidt

SS: Alex Rodriguez

LF: Barry Bonds

CF: Ken Griffey, Jr.

RF: Vlad Guerrero

 

SP: Nolan Ryan

SP: Roger Clemens

SP: Tom Seaver

SP: Greg Maddux

SP: Jose Rijo

 

RP: Mariano Rivera

RP: Rob Dibble

RP: John Whetland

RP: Trevor Hoffman

RP: Dennis Eckersly

 

Bench: Randy Velarde, Jim Leyritz, Tony Perez, Jose Oquendo

 

Team: Marlins!

 

Manager: Whitey Herzog

 

Stadium: Wrigley Field

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C- Johnny Bench

1B- Lou Gehrig

2B- Pete Rose

SS- Alex Rodriguez

3B- Mike Schmidt

LF- Barry Bonds

CF- Joe Dimaggio

RF- Ted Williams

DH- Babe Ruth

 

Bench

Willie Mays

Yogi Berra

Jackie Robinson

Eddy Murray

Honus Wagner

 

SP

Roger Clemens

Sandy Koufax

Bob Gibson

Walter Johnson

Warren Spahn

 

Bullpen

Goose Gosage

Mariano Rivera

Dennis Eckersley

Lee Smith

 

Manager

Joe Torre

 

Team

Yankees

 

Stadium

Yankee Stadium

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C- Darren Daulton

1st - Andres Galarraga

2nd - Wally Blackman

SS - Omar Vizquel

3rd - George Brett

OF - Darryl Strawberry

OF - Bobby Abreu

OF - Paul Molitor

 

SP - Nolan Ryan

SP - Johan Santana

SP - Randy Johnson

SP - Dave Stewart

SP - Dontrelle Willis

 

SU - Mitch Williams / Mariano Rivera

CL - Dennis Eckersley

 

BENCH (if we have to call it that)

Dave Parker

Luis Sojo

Miguel Cabrera

Mark Kotsay

Jose Canseco

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C- Darren Daulton

 

Darren Daulton is fruitloops now-a-days. He was on the Dan Patrick Show a few months back talking about how aliens took over his body during games. It had something to do with the number 11 or some crap. Best unintentional comedy ever ... he asked Dan if he masturbates.

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