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CKL All Decade Team (1960s)

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  • #31
    JW, you may want to put up an Ink thread so your work isn't lost. Especially if you intend to update as we move forward.

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    • #32
      --The first two polls - catcher and firstbase - close on the 19th. They will be closing two a day after that. If you haven't voted and wish to participate please get to them ASAP.

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      • #33
        Great work on those ink scores, JW. Now when are the pitcher's totals going to be done?

        I knew Aaron could push Mays for Player of the Decade, and looking at these scores is certainly a good argument for him. I was a bit surprised at how high McCovey finished in grey ink, since he had two really bad seasons during the decade, but then I guess quite a few of these guys didn't play the entire decade.

        Thanks again JW for your efforts in providing that info.
        You see, you spend a good deal of your life gripping a baseball and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time. J. Bouton

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        • #34
          --We'll have to vote on Player of the Decade once we've chosen the team. I think Willie takes it based on higher peak and positional value, but Hank has slipped past him in counting stats the last couple years as age has started to take its toll on the Say Hey Kid. They are definately one and two though.

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          • #35
            Yup, it'll come down to those two. Frank Robinson would probably be #3 although McCovey is there. Killer had the bat but not the glove.

            Thanks Lew! On that topic, I would like to add any cycles hit and any unassisted triple plays to Page 1. Do you have that info?
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            • #36
              Originally posted by J W View Post
              Yup, it'll come down to those two. Frank Robinson would probably be #3 although McCovey is there. Killer had the bat but not the glove.

              Thanks Lew! On that topic, I would like to add any cycles hit and any unassisted triple plays to Page 1. Do you have that info?
              Unfortunately no I don't. I could go back and recreate it for most of our seasons, but not all. It would just take a while. There wouldn't be any way to recreate it for the first couple of seasons due to the box score method Mark was using. Nothing that's his fault, though. I just found a program later in the project (after I bought my copy of Diamond Mind) that could draw data out of the box scores, but they had to be a different style than Mark had been using. He changed over as soon as I asked him too, but there's no way to get the same info out of those earlier seasons.

              BTW, are you talking about Page 1 of your team page or Page 1 of the league page? If I do go back and recreate that info, I would probably pull it out for everyone and list it on a web site page.
              You see, you spend a good deal of your life gripping a baseball and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time. J. Bouton

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              • #37
                In regards to Player of the Decade, I think I'll probably lean Aaron's way. No offense to Willie - heck, he was my favorite player growing up during the sixties, so it would almost pain me to do that. But Aaron has the numbers, was very productive all decade long, did win one MVP Award, and was an offensive force for the Legends my two championship years. Willie was simply awesome the first five years, but Hank has been top notch the entire decade.
                You see, you spend a good deal of your life gripping a baseball and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time. J. Bouton

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                • #38
                  One thing the Ink scores don't measure of course is defensive value, and the EX/EX defense Willie Mays displayed in CF (and proved by the numbers) for the majority of the decade probably puts his Win Shares per 162 ahead of anyone else. But I'm not going to touch WS or WARP for an entire decade of baseball.
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                  • #39
                    Polls Closed for position players

                    --The polls for all the position players are closed. There was very little difference of opinion on the first team. 1B Wilie McCovey, 3B Harmon Killebrew and all three outfielders - Frank Robinson, Willie Mays and Hank Aaron - were unanimous first team choices. 2B Dick McAuliffe and SS Maury Wills made the first team on all but one ballot apiece and each was 2nd on that ballot. Catcher was the only close vote, with Bill freehan edging out Elston Howard and Joe Torre. The first, second and third teams have all been edited into post 1 of this thread.
                    --The pitching ballots will be open until tomorrow night. We only have 5 ballots cast for pitchers so far - although that has been eough for some clear teirs for first, second and third team to emerge.
                    --The winners from the positional polls will form the nominees for Palyer of the Decade. That vote will be up shortly.

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                    • #40
                      --The last man has been added to our all decade team. Complete results are editted into post #1 of this thread.

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                      • #41
                        That is a pretty darn good team, especially the first team. I suspect the 1970s team won't stack up to it but we'll see won't we! It should have a better starting rotation but then, tell that to the likes of Bob Gibson and Whitey Ford.
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                        • #42
                          bump for comparison purposes with the 70s All Decade team

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