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  • #61
    Originally posted by Allie Fox View Post
    That was Roger McDowell up on the gravelly road.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gcaq4ElAJrE
    Mythical SF Chronicle scouting report: "That Jeff runs like a deer. Unfortunately, he also hits AND throws like one." I am Venus DeMilo - NO ARM! I can play like a big leaguer, I can field like Luzinski, run like Lombardi. The secret to managing is keeping the ones who hate you away from the undecided ones. I am a triumph of quantity over quality. I'm almost useful, every village needs an idiot.
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    • #62
      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
      "I can see how he won twenty-five games. What I don't understand is how he lost five." - Yogi Berra on Sandy Koufax's 1963 season.

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      • #63
        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
        1. The more I learn, the more convinced I am that many players are over-rated due to inflated stats from offensive home parks (and eras)
        2. Strat-O-Matic Baseball Player, Collector and Hobbyist since 1969, visit my strat site: http://forums.delphiforums.com/GamersParadise
        3. My table top gaming blog: http://cary333.blogspot.com/

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        • #64
          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
          2. [ ]
          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

          "Can't anybody play this here game?" -- Casey Stengel

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          • #65
            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.
            If you need to have your tongue surgically removed from your cheek . . .

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            • #66
              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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              • #67
                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, 07:37 PM.

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                • #68
                  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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                  • #69
                    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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                    • #70
                      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
                      "(Shoeless Joe Jackson's fall from grace is one of the real tragedies of baseball. I always thought he was more sinned against than sinning." -- Connie Mack

                      "I have the ultimate respect for Whitesox fans. They were as miserable as the Cubs and Redsox fans ever were but always had the good decency to keep it to themselves. And when they finally won the World Series, they celebrated without annoying every other fan in the country."--Jim Caple, ESPN (Jan. 12, 2011)

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                      • #71
                        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
                        Englepuke
                        "Herman Franks to Sal Yvars to Bobby Thomson. Ralph Branca to Bobby Thomson to Helen Rita... cue Russ Hodges."

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                        • #72
                          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
                          1. The more I learn, the more convinced I am that many players are over-rated due to inflated stats from offensive home parks (and eras)
                          2. Strat-O-Matic Baseball Player, Collector and Hobbyist since 1969, visit my strat site: http://forums.delphiforums.com/GamersParadise
                          3. My table top gaming blog: http://cary333.blogspot.com/

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                          • #73
                            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
                            "It ain't braggin' if you can do it." Dizzy Dean

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                            • #74
                              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, 02:45 PM.

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                              • #75
                                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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