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    I can't really name them in order, because they were all "favorites" at one point or another. There's no true spot for them on the list.

    Rickey Henderson--- My first baseball card was a 1987 Topps of Rickey Henderson leading off of first base. Perhaps, because of this, he became my favorite player as a kid in my T-Ball/Minor League/Little League days.

    Ken Griffey Jr.
    --- The unofficial reason why I switched from the Oakland Athletics to the Seattle Mariners as my favorite team, aside from the fact that I lived within 100 miles of The Kingdome/Safeco Field most of my life.

    Mark McGwire--- Roids or not, the guy was fun to watch. 500 ft. homeruns are awe-inspiring.

    Ichiro Suzuki--- Still my favorite to win a HR derby, if he ever gets the shot. Once watched him put seven straight into the rightfield stands in batting practice - all line-drives. Fun player to watch.

    Edgar Martinez--- Not sure I've seen anyone as skilled at taking a low and outside pitch down the right-field line. It was amazing to watch - and frustrating because I know I could never do that in 100 pitches.

    Randy Johnson--- He threw bullets. As a kid, it was the one pitcher we joked that we'd never want to face in person. We somehow believed we could hit anyone except Randy Johnson.

    Jamie Moyer--- Knuckleballers aside, has any other pitcher been so effective without a decent fastball? One coach once said if Jamie Moyer threw right handed, he'd be bagging groceries. Personally, I love watching him pitch - more accurately, I love watching the batters wave at his change-up in complete frustration.

    Mickey Mantle--- If I could have the baseball talents of anyone in MLB history, it would be Mickey Mantle. In fact, he's generally the template I use for any created player I make in video games: switch-hitter with power and speed. Plus, he wore my favorite number.

    Raul Ibanez--- I quickly became a fan when he first joined the Mariners. I liked his swing. When he came back I was very excited. He's also like Edgar - the guy has such a great swing to the opposite field. It's awesome.

    Myself
    --- What can I say? The question didn't restrict me to MLB players, so I have throw myself in there. While I haven't played anything outside of "Adult League Hardball" and slow-pitch since high school, I love playing and I love my "abilities" on the diamond: switch hitter, moderate speed, great glove with good range, injury free (knock on wood), and a true utility player (all positions, including P and C). And, as much as I love watching the other guys on this list play, I'd much rather be the player.
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    1. Albert Pujols
    2. Manny Ramirez
    3. Stan Musial
    4. Ted Williams
    5. Greg Maddux
    6. Lou Brock
    7. Bob Gibson
    8. Rick Ankiel
    9. Yadier Molina
    10. Ken Griffey Jr.
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    Of only players i have seen play:

    1-Mickey Mantle
    2-Reggie Jackson
    3-Derek Jeter
    4-Roger Clemens
    5-Yogi Berra
    6-Whitey Ford
    7-Nolan Ryan
    7-Lou Pinella
    8-Paul O'Neill
    9-Mike Piazza
    10-Goose Gossage

    Of only players i have NOT seen play:

    1-Babe Ruth
    2-Lou Gehrig
    3-Joe DiMaggio
    4-Jackie Robinson
    5-Rogers Hornsby
    6-Walter Johnson
    7-Christy Mathewson
    8-Hank Greenburg
    9-Allie Reynolds
    10-PeeWee Reese

    Hated to leave off list in no order:

    Pete Rose
    Dave Winfield
    George Brett
    David Cone
    Don Mattingly
    Thurmon Munson
    Tom Seaver
    Sandy Koufax
    Bob Gibson
    David Wright
    Mark McGwire
    Ryan Braun
    Graig Nettles
    Roger Maris
    Tino Martinez
    Pedro Martinez
    Mariano Rivera
    Ted Williams
    Last edited by dabigyankeeman; 03-21-2009 at 05:34 AM.

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    Joe Jackson
    Nap Lajoie
    Carl Hubbell
    Nolan Ryan
    Cal Ripken Jr.
    Orel Hershiser
    Bo Jackson
    Pedro Martinez
    Brett Carroll
    Casey

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Burgess View Post
    Did a position player once spit on you or insult your family?
    Looks like the position player did both Bill and maybe even more.

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    1 Nolan Ryan
    2 Lou Gehrig
    3 Dale Murphy
    4 Joe "Ducky" Medwick
    5 Hank Aaron
    6 Derek Jeter
    7 Alex Rodriguez
    8 Al Oliver
    9 Hank Greenberg
    10 Juan Gonzalez
    HM Craig Nettles

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    Players I actually watched, in no particular order.

    Ozzie Smith
    Willie Mays
    Dave Winfield
    Pete Rose
    Johnny Bench
    Willie Davis
    Ken Griffey
    Tom Seaver
    Barry Bonds
    Randy Jones

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    You will see a theme here:

    1. Ozzie Smith
    2. Albert Pujols
    3. Greg Maddux
    4. Tom Glavine
    5. Jack Clark
    6. John Smoltz
    7. Jim Edmonds
    8. Tony Pena
    9. Chipper Jones
    10.Terry Pendleton
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    Out of players I've seen:

    1. George Brett
    2. Manny Ramirez
    3. Tim Naehring
    4. Pedro Martinez
    5. Dwight Evans
    6. Andy Van Slyke
    7. Steve Jeltz
    8. Wade Boggs
    9. Dale Murphy
    10. Derek Lowe

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    Bill, the first three are easy to list. After that, it amounts to splitting hairs, but here goes.

    1. Tony Gwynn (Sr., not jr)
    2. George Brett
    3. Tom Seaver
    ___
    4. Carlos Beltran
    5. Tom Glavine
    6. Greg Maddux
    7. Pete Rose
    8. Robin Yount
    9. Hank Aaron
    10. Nate Colbert

    Players who I can't believe that I am leaving out of my alltime top 10 these days should also be listed. I wince as I leave out:

    Mike Schmidt
    Ken Griffey, Jr.
    Dave Winfield
    Ozzie Smith
    Jason Kendall
    Catfish Hunter, RIP. Mark Fidrych, RIP. Skip Caray, RIP. Tony Gwynn, #19, RIP

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Burgess View Post
    Did a position player once spit on you or insult your family?
    Keith Hernandez?

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    In no particular order:

    Ken Griffey Jr
    Albert Pujols
    Roger Clemens (before he left Toronto...)
    Carlos Delgado
    Roy Halladay
    Orlando Hudson
    Pedro Martinez
    Eric Gagne
    Francisco Rodriguez
    Ichiro Suzuki

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    Cal Ripken Jr.
    Ty Cobb
    Richie Ashburn
    Chase Utley
    Greg Maddux
    Jackie Robinson
    Cy Young
    Mickey Mantle
    Ted Williams
    Jimmy Rollins

  14. #54
    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Burgess View Post
    My All-Time Favorite Players:

    1. Ty Cobb
    2. Honus Wagner
    3. Walter Johnson
    4. Buck Ewing
    5. George Sisler
    6. Joe Jackson
    7. Rube Waddell
    8. Eddie Collins
    9. Nolan Ryan
    10. John Lloyd

    Honorable Mentions:
    11. Oscar Charleston
    12. Biz Mackey
    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Burgess View Post
    I didn't see any of my favorites on my list, except Nolan Ryan, but I do love reading about them.

    If I had to list only those I saw play, I'd go like this.

    1. Willie Mays
    2. Warren Spahn
    3. Barry Bonds
    4. Roberto Clemente
    5. Sandy Koufax
    6. Nolan Ryan
    7. Hank Aaron
    8. Mickey Mantle
    9. Nellie Fox
    10. Camilo Pascual

    Honorable Mentions: Will Clarke, Eddie Bouche, Greg Maddux
    Hey Bill, when you considered all the players in MLB history there's only one player on your "All-Time List of favorite players" that you've seen play, Nolan Ryan, and he ranked 9th. But on your list of All-Time favorite players that you've seen play you rank him 6th. I would have thought he would be number 1 on that second list. Are you sure that's the way you intended it? Just curious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MyDogSparty View Post
    Hey Bill, when you considered all the players in MLB history there's only one player on your "All-Time List of favorite players" that you've seen play, Nolan Ryan, and he ranked 9th. But on your list of All-Time favorite players that you've seen play you rank him 6th. I would have thought he would be number 1 on that second list. Are you sure that's the way you intended it? Just curious.
    My list is fluid. I don't sweat the small change. I could move Nolan around, but that's how I felt at that particular moment. My moods and whims vary quite a bit, day to day.

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    1. Barry Bonds
    2. Willy Mays
    3. Willy McCovey
    4. Ted Williams
    5. Randy Johnson (That All Star game against Kruk puts him over the top)
    6. Joe D. (He's from SF and married MM for gawds sake, what a paisan)
    7. Ricky Henderson
    8. Greg Maddux
    9. Will Clark (yap yap yap! Cracks me up.)
    10. Tony Gwynn

    Ask me next month you'll get a different list, there's so many. Some are guys I "liked", some admired, some for their skills. Vida Blue would be up there too.

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    1- Ken Boyer
    2- Brooks Robinson
    3- Stan Musial
    4- Boog Powell
    5- Frank Robinson
    6- Bob Gibson
    7- Bill White
    8- Jim Gentile
    9- Dave McNally
    10 - Harmon Killebrew

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    Mine are:

    Johnny Bench
    Reggie Jackson
    Robin Yount
    Brooks Robinson
    Nolan Ryan
    Pete Rose
    Mark McGwire
    Johnny Grubb
    Bruce Bochte
    George Brett

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    1. Babe Ruth
    2. Willie Mays
    3. Barry Bonds
    4. Ken Griffey, Jr.
    5. Alex Rodriguez
    6. Hank Aaron
    7. Sammy Sosa
    8. Harmon Killebrew
    9. Mark McGwire
    10. Frank Robinson

    I saw all 10 of these play including Babe Ruth
    Last edited by John Shoemaker; 09-24-2009 at 03:45 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Burgess View Post
    Did a position player once spit on you or insult your family?
    Quote Originally Posted by Scoops View Post
    Keith Hernandez?
    That was Roger McDowell up on the gravelly road.
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