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    CKL SS of the 70s

    --Please vote for your top 5. I'll save a little typing on the recap by saying that only one SS made the top 10 in the MVP voting during this decade. Toby Harrah was 10th in 1975.

    1970 All Stars
    1) Jim Fregosi
    2) Bert Campaneris
    1971 All Stars
    1) Mark Belanger
    2) Leo Cardenas
    1972 All Stars
    1) Chris Spier
    2) Bill Russell
    1973 All Stars
    1) Dave Conception
    2) Frank Duffy
    1974 All Stars
    1) Toby Harrah
    2) Bud Harrelson
    1975 All Stars
    1) Toby Harrah
    2) Bucky Dent
    1976 All Stars
    1) Rick Burelson
    2) Roy Smalley
    1977 All Stars
    1) Garry Templeton
    2) Robin Yount
    1978
    1) Roy Smalley
    2) Robin Yount
    1979 All Stars
    1) Roy Smalley
    2) Gary Templeton

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    These are the 4 guys who made multiple All Star games
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    --These 3 only were All Stars once, but were useful regualars most of the decade
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    1) Toby Harrah - regular for 8 years, starting with his rookie season in 72. For the middle 4 of them Harrah was an offensive force like no other SS this decade and rivaling Petrocelli in CKL history. He average 25 HR over 90 RBI and well over 100 runs scored for that strech.
    2) Bert Campaneris - Campy was a steady performer for the entire decade with a couple outstanding seasons mixed in. Of course, his coming in on #2 on the ballot is more of a testament to the state of the SS position this decade than his greatness.
    3) Roy Smalley - solid two way player in the second half of the decade.
    4) Chris Speier - regular for the run of the decade who played solid defense and didn't embarass himself with the bat.
    5) Garry Templeton - solid contributor to the rise of the Dust Bunnies

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    1. Toby Harrah - Best offensive shortstop of the decade, and wasn't a total slug with the glove.
    2. Roy Smalley - Good offense and defense.
    3. Bert Campaneris - As Mark says, he was a solid performer for the entire decade and was pretty decent both at bat and in the field.
    4. Chris Speier - Ditto what Mark says.
    5. Rick Burleson - Could be construed as another homer vote, but he played far more games than Templeton at short during the decade and was nearly as good offensively. He just edges out Robin Yount, who committed 65 more errors in three more games.

    Others you may wish to consider: Bill Russell, 293/350/643 3.4 RC/27; Larry Bowa, 293/304/597 3.0; Robin Yount (Mark has the stats up; shorthand - 297/356/653 3.5)
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    I like Lew's list.

    1. Toby Harrah
    2. Roy Smalley
    3. Bert Campaneris
    4. Chris Speier
    5. Rick Burleson

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    1. Harrah
    2. Campaneris
    3. Templeton
    4. Yount
    5. Smalley
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    1. Harrah
    2. Campaneris
    3. Smalley
    4. Speier
    5. Yount

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    Harrah
    Smalley
    Speier
    Burleson
    Yount
    Baseball statistics are like a girl in a bikini. They show a lot, but not everything. ~Toby Harrah

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    1. Harrah
    2. Smalley
    3. Speier
    4. Campaneris
    5. Templeton

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    Harrah
    Smalley
    Speier
    Burleson
    Campaneris
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    --Our third unanimous first teamer, although I'd be pretty surprised if this means Harrah will be battling with Bench and Morgan for Player of the Decade honors.

    1) Toby Harrah 40
    2) Roy Smalley 27
    3) Bert Campaneris 20
    4) Chris Speir 14
    5) Rick Burelson 6
    6) Garry Templeton 5
    7) Robin Yount 4

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