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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Burgess View Post
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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

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    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Burgess View Post
    Did a position player once spit on you or insult your family?
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    Keith Hernandez?
    That was Roger McDowell up on the gravelly road.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allie Fox View Post
    That was Roger McDowell up on the gravelly road.
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    My top 10 lists, in no particular order (mainly because, like Bill's list, the order changes with the weather, the phase of the moon and the stock market).

    Players I saw play (at least on TV)

    Carl Yastrzemski
    Albert Pujols
    Roberto Alomar
    Kirby Puckett
    Randy Johnson
    Larry Walker
    Devon White
    Paul Molitor
    Tom Henke
    Roy Halladay


    Before my time (or just missed seeing them play)

    Mickey Mantle
    Ted Williams
    Whitey Ford
    Jackie Robinson
    Hank Greenberg
    Sandy Koufax
    Lou Gehrig
    Roberto Clemente
    Warren Spahn
    Allie Reynolds
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    1. Willie Mays *
    2. Johnny Bench *
    3. Joe Morgan *
    4. Sandy Koufax
    5. Mickey Mantle
    6. Juan Marichal
    7. Roberto Clemente
    8. Willie McCovey *
    9. Tim Lincecum
    10. George Brett

    * have met "personally" (not at a major league game)

    you might note I have every position covered except SS (Mantle - "LF")
    plus 3 LH batters, 3 RH batters and 1 switch hitter
    Lincecum is new to my list this year, replacing Barry Bonds
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    Going with players who were/are my favorites, some I've seen and some I only wish I had, and (clearly) not those I think were the best players:

    1. Ernie Banks
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    3. Honus Wagner
    4. Satchel Paige
    5. Roberto Clemente
    6. Christy Mathewson
    7. Mark "The Bird" Fidrych
    8. Brooks Robinson
    9. Bruce Sutter
    10. Ron Santo

    The #2 spot is held open for a guy I used to really like . . . name escapes me, but they called him Charlie Hustle, because he used to play the game like an eight-year-old turned loose on the field . . . seems like he was even making a run at the all-time hit record once, then he just sort of vanished, and I never heard about him again. Wonder what happened to him.
    Patrick

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    Quote Originally Posted by honus14 View Post
    The #2 spot is held open for a guy I used to really like . . . name escapes me, but they called him Charlie Hustle, because he used to play the game like an eight-year-old turned loose on the field . . . seems like he was even making a run at the all-time hit record once, then he just sort of vanished, and I never heard about him again. Wonder what happened to him.
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    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
    13. Mike (King) Kelly
    14. Sandy Koufax
    15. Satchel Paige
    Interesting that your top 10 has nine players that retired by the 1930s. Only two of your top 15 are alive. Does the modern game not appeal to you, Bill?
    Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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    Mark Prior
    Marcus Thames
    Sam Fuld
    Manny Sanguillen
    Greg Maddux
    Ferguson Jenkins
    Roberto Clemente
    Billy Williams
    Kerry Wood
    Ted Lilly
    Last edited by Arastis; 11-04-2009 at 07:37 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honus Wagner Rules View Post
    Interesting that your top 10 has nine players that retired by the 1930s. Only two of your top 15 are alive. Does the modern game not appeal to you, Bill?
    Actually, it does not. Too many home runs, too many strike outs, the fences are way shorter than they should be.

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    I can only name them according to the category I enjoyed them in;

    Batting/Hitting
    Lou Pinella
    Rod Carew
    Rusty Staub
    Mickey Rivers
    Joe Morgan
    Steve Garvey
    Ichiro Suzuki
    Pitching
    Catfish Hunter
    Greg Maddox
    Tom Seaver
    Mark Fidrych
    Tug McGraw
    Al Hrabosky
    Fielding
    Rey Ordonez
    Craig Nettles
    Paul Blair
    Just About Everything
    Pete Rose
    Cary Carter
    Keith Hernandez
    John Stearns
    Thurman Munson
    Fighting With Umps
    Earl Weaver
    Billy Martin
    Reading/Learning About
    Babe Ruth
    Mike Kelly
    Satchel Paige
    Josh Gibson
    Yogi Berra
    Gil Hodges
    Casey Stengle
    Moe Berg

    Is that more than 10 ? I lost count.
    I was never all that interested in Moe Berg and his curous doings until I read that his last, death bed words were "how did the Mets do today ?". Gotta love that

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    1.) Cecil Travis
    2.) Paul Konerko
    3.) Tug McGraw
    4.) Nap Lajoie
    5.) Joe Jackson
    6.) Ross Youngs
    7.) Billy Martin
    8.) Ty Cobb
    9.) Lefty Grove
    10.) Jimmy Dykes
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    Ozzie Smith
    Stan Musial
    Yadier Molina
    Scott Rolen
    Bob Gibson
    Bobby Thomson and Ralph Branca
    Albert Pujols
    Babe Ruth
    Whitey Herzog


    Hon Mention
    Owen Smith
    Cal Ripken (attending 2,130 and 2,131 will do that to you)
    Roy Hobbs
    Dizzy Dean
    Satchel Paige
    Tanner
    Amanda
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    1. Willie Mays
    2. Johnny Bench
    3. Sandy Koufax
    4. Joe Morgan
    5. Roberto Clemente
    6. Mickey Mantle
    7. Juan Marichal
    8. George Brett
    9. Joe DiMaggio
    10. Willie McCovey
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    Favorite players I loved to read about:

    Dizzy Dean
    Jimmie Foxx
    Lou Gehrig
    Joe DiMaggio
    Sandy Koufax
    Stan Musial
    Ted Williams
    Ducky Medwick
    Rogers Hornsby
    Lefty Grove

    Favorite players I had while growing up:

    John Tudor
    Steve Garvey
    Tommy Herr
    Lonnie Smith
    Ozzie Smith
    Dwight Evans
    Wade Boggs
    Paul Molitor
    Dave Parker
    Fred Lynn

    Favorites from more recent years:

    Jimmy Edmonds
    Albert Pujols
    Chris Carpenter
    Yadier Molina
    Larry Walker
    Skip Schumaker
    Matt Holliday
    Lance Berkman
    David Freese
    Allen Craig
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    Most of my favorites are players that I've watched play.

    Greg Maddux
    Frank Thomas
    Mike Piazza
    Albert Pujols
    Mickey Mantle
    Ted Williams
    Pedro Martinez
    Rickey Henderson
    Willie Mays
    Johan Santana

    Mcgwire was my favorite player as a kid, but times have changed.
    Last edited by fenrir; 04-04-2012 at 02:45 PM.

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    It's REALLY hard to narrow it to ten.

    1. Dale Murphy
    2. Babe Ruth
    3. Roberto Clemente
    4. Ted Williams
    5. Thurman Munson
    6. Catfish Hunter
    7. Dennis Eckersley
    8. Nolan Ryan
    9. John Smoltz
    10. Chipper Jones

    Guys who might be in tomorrow, depending how my mood changes:
    Lou Gehrig
    Satchel Paige
    Harmon Killebrew
    Greg Maddux
    Ernie Banks
    Rickey Henderson
    Mark McGwire
    Terry Steinbach
    Eddie Mathews
    Ken Griffey, Jr
    Vida Blue
    Mike Schmidt
    Jimmie Foxx

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