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  • Any players remaining who don't wear batting gloves?

    I always appreciated the old-school style of Jorge Posada and Vladimir Guerrero, two players who shunned batting gloves, despite at least 99% of MLB players wearing them.

    Just curious, now that Posada and Guerrero are no longer active, are there any players in the big leagues who don't wear batting gloves?
    My top 10 players:

    1. Babe Ruth
    2. Barry Bonds
    3. Ty Cobb
    4. Ted Williams
    5. Willie Mays
    6. Alex Rodriguez
    7. Hank Aaron
    8. Honus Wagner
    9. Lou Gehrig
    10. Mickey Mantle

  • #2
    I can`t think of any.I was watching game 7 of the 1968 WS a short time ago.It was interesting to go back in time and see all those hitters with no batting gloves.Heck,Norm Cash wasn`t even wearing a helmet.I remember I always assumed that he was wearing something under his cap-it looks kind of strange.I did some research and found out that he did wear some sort of lining under his cap.I`m traditional,I can`t stand batting gloves and all that padding!I remember Dick Allen wearing not one but,God forbid,TWO golf gloves(with sweat-bands) and thinking that was a big deal.

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    • #3
      Vladimir Guerrero is active and may be on a major league roster this week.
      Last edited by John Shoemaker; 06-05-2012, 09:53 AM.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by John Shoemaker View Post
        Vladimir Guerrero is active and may be on a major league roster this week.
        Okay, then besides Guerrero....
        My top 10 players:

        1. Babe Ruth
        2. Barry Bonds
        3. Ty Cobb
        4. Ted Williams
        5. Willie Mays
        6. Alex Rodriguez
        7. Hank Aaron
        8. Honus Wagner
        9. Lou Gehrig
        10. Mickey Mantle

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        • #5
          Moises Alou is another guy from recent memory who didn't wear batting gloves. I believe I read something about him urinating on his hands before every game.
          My top 10 players:

          1. Babe Ruth
          2. Barry Bonds
          3. Ty Cobb
          4. Ted Williams
          5. Willie Mays
          6. Alex Rodriguez
          7. Hank Aaron
          8. Honus Wagner
          9. Lou Gehrig
          10. Mickey Mantle

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          • #6
            Originally posted by GiambiJuice View Post
            Moises Alou is another guy from recent memory who didn't wear batting gloves. I believe I read something about him urinating on his hands before every game.
            I always wondered why none of Moises`teammates would ever shake his hand or give him a high five after he would homer,now I know!

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            • #7
              Did you know that Hawk Harrelson, among his other crimes against the game, invented the batting glove? At least he claims he did.
              They call me Mr. Baseball. Not because of my love for the game; because of all the stitches in my head.

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              • #8
                I should have known to check Wikipedia. According to the site, the following players (most of them are no longer active) do not wear gloves when they are at bat:

                Homer Bailey
                Matt Carpenter
                Francisco Cervelli (I should have known this)
                Brooks Conrad
                Luis Durango
                Vladimir Guerrero
                Jason Kendall
                Bobby Kielty
                John Mabry
                Doug Mientkiewicz
                Doug Mirabelli
                Jamie Moyer
                Jorge Posada
                Nate Schierholtz
                Randall Simon
                Last edited by GiambiJuice; 06-06-2012, 08:50 AM.
                My top 10 players:

                1. Babe Ruth
                2. Barry Bonds
                3. Ty Cobb
                4. Ted Williams
                5. Willie Mays
                6. Alex Rodriguez
                7. Hank Aaron
                8. Honus Wagner
                9. Lou Gehrig
                10. Mickey Mantle

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                • #9
                  I remember mark grace not wearing them but of course long retired

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ol' aches and pains View Post
                    Did you know that Hawk Harrelson, among his other crimes against the game, invented the batting glove? At least he claims he did.
                    He's wrong. I've seen pictures of Ted Williams wearing a batting glove in the 1950s. It may have been in 1955 when he ended his retirement and misses Spring Training.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by ol' aches and pains View Post
                      Did you know that Hawk Harrelson, among his other crimes against the game, invented the batting glove? At least he claims he did.
                      probably also believes Abner Doubleday invented baseball

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                      • #12
                        Brooks Conrad. He rubs his bare hands into the dirt before every pitch.
                        Rest in Peace Jose Fernandez (1992-2016)

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Francoeurstein View Post
                          Brooks Conrad. He rubs his bare hands into the dirt before every pitch.
                          Yep, he was on Wikipedia's list.
                          My top 10 players:

                          1. Babe Ruth
                          2. Barry Bonds
                          3. Ty Cobb
                          4. Ted Williams
                          5. Willie Mays
                          6. Alex Rodriguez
                          7. Hank Aaron
                          8. Honus Wagner
                          9. Lou Gehrig
                          10. Mickey Mantle

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by EdTarbusz View Post
                            He's wrong. I've seen pictures of Ted Williams wearing a batting glove in the 1950s. It may have been in 1955 when he ended his retirement and misses Spring Training.
                            Hawk also tells stories on the air about how he used to play golf with Ted Williams, and have long talks with him about hitting in Spring Training, etc. etc. I doubt if they ever said two words to each other.
                            They call me Mr. Baseball. Not because of my love for the game; because of all the stitches in my head.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by ol' aches and pains View Post
                              Hawk also tells stories on the air about how he used to play golf with Ted Williams, and have long talks with him about hitting in Spring Training, etc. etc. I doubt if they ever said two words to each other.
                              Maybe they did when Harrelson was with the Red Sox.

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