Legends 1960s All Decade Team
Some of these were pretty easy since they've been with me from the start. The rest are those who have performed the best at that position.
C: Bill Freehan - Has played every game of his career as a Legend.
1B: Willie McCovey - Ditto Edges out Ron Santo for Player of the Decade
2B: Joe Morgan
3B: Ron Santo - Same as Freehan and McCovey
SS: Gene Alley - I haven't had too many good shortstops. He only played two years for the Legends but is still the best we've had.
LF: Rusty Staub - Not truly a left fielder, but one of the three best OFers I've had.
CF: Rick Monday - Edges out Reggie Smith. Not as many PAs but much better production.
RF: Hank Aaron - Only was with me in 68 & 69, but had two huge seasons and led the team to it's two championships.
SP: Fergie Jenkins - Pitcher of the Decade
SP: Luis Tiant - Had two great seasons, including a pitcher's triple crown
SP: Tom Seaver
SP: Bill Monbouquette
RP: Bob Locker
RP: Ted Abernathy - Also a Legend since the beginning
Polls Closed for position players
--The polls for all the position players are closed. There was very little difference of opinion on the first team. 1B Wilie McCovey, 3B Harmon Killebrew and all three outfielders - Frank Robinson, Willie Mays and Hank Aaron - were unanimous first team choices. 2B Dick McAuliffe and SS Maury Wills made the first team on all but one ballot apiece and each was 2nd on that ballot. Catcher was the only close vote, with Bill freehan edging out Elston Howard and Joe Torre. The first, second and third teams have all been edited into post 1 of this thread.
--The pitching ballots will be open until tomorrow night. We only have 5 ballots cast for pitchers so far - although that has been eough for some clear teirs for first, second and third team to emerge.
--The winners from the positional polls will form the nominees for Palyer of the Decade. That vote will be up shortly.