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    in reading the Dodger thread, I was wondering how many team have had all HOF infields, that played regularly. I found these, are there others.


    1925 Giants
    Terry
    Kelly (yes, High Pockets played 2B, started 107 games)
    Jackson
    Lindstrom
    (Frisch played all over)

    1926 Giants
    Kelly
    Frisch
    Jackson
    Lindstrom
    (Terry played just 55 games, 13 in the outfield)


    1927 Giants
    Terry
    Hornsby
    Jackson
    Lindstrom


    I hope that this doesn't break down into a discussion of worthiness.
    This week's Giant

    #5 in games played as a Giant with 1721 , Bill Terry

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    I can't think of any others. The Cubs had Tinker at SS, Evers at 2B and Chance at 1B for a bunch of years.

    The 1931, 1932 Yankees had Gehrig at 1B, Lazzeri at 2B, Sewell at 3B and Dickey at C.

    The 1933 Yankees had HOFers at C, 1B, 2B, 3B, 2 OF positions and 3 SPs.

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    • #3
      The 2005-2006 Yankees may have one, if steroids ever stop becoming an obstacle to the HOF. They had A-rod, Jeter, Cano, and Giambi.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by JR Hart View Post


        1925 Giants
        Terry
        Kelly (yes, High Pockets played 2B, started 107 games)
        Jackson
        Lindstrom
        (Frisch played all over)

        1926 Giants
        Kelly
        Frisch
        Jackson
        Lindstrom
        (Terry played just 55 games, 13 in the outfield)


        1927 Giants
        Terry
        Hornsby
        Jackson
        Lindstrom

        In 1923, Travis Jackson was an up and coming rookie with the Giants. He played in 96 games, starting 78 of them. He played mostly as a SS, but he did start 22 games at 3B, replacing Heinie Groh at the time. There's a good chance most of those 22 games had a HOF infield of Kelly, Frisch, Bancroft, and Jackson.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by jjpm74 View Post
          I can't think of any others. The Cubs had Tinker at SS, Evers at 2B and Chance at 1B for a bunch of years.
          The third baseman on those Cubs teams was Harry Steinfeldt; he doesn't have an entirely ridiculous claim on Cooperstown.

          Those Cubs teams were like a deadball version of the Big Red Machine, but with much better pitching, maybe about as good as the Mustache Gang A's. (Wow, right?)

          Everyone in those Cubs' lineups 1-8 was an All-Star quality guy for at least a short stretch of his career. Jimmy Slagle in center field was probably the weakest link, not unlike Cesar Geronimo on the Reds; Slagle was a bit over the hill by the time those Cubs teams reached full flower.

          Speaking of the Big Red Machine, they'd be an all HOF infield, even including the catcher, if Concepcion ever slipped in & Rose were somehow granted absolution from his sins.
          Last edited by Cougar; 12-26-2019, 01:16 PM.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Cougar View Post

            Speaking of the Big Red Machine, they'd be an all HOF infield, even including the catcher, if Concepcion ever slipped in & Rose were somehow granted absolution from his sins.
            Concepcion is borderline, but that infield, IMO was the greatest of all time.

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            • #7
              There are probably quite a few 3 man HoF infields and very, very few full HoF ones. The 1983 Phillies had Rose, Morgan, Schmidt and... Ivan de Jesus - who at least has a cool name.
              "No matter how great you were once upon a time — the years go by, and men forget,” - W. A. Phelon in Baseball Magazine in 1915. “Ross Barnes, forty years ago, was as great as Cobb or Wagner ever dared to be. Had scores been kept then as now, he would have seemed incomparably marvelous.”

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              • #8
                The Astros have Altuve, Correa and Bregman, all of whom could end up in the HOF. If Alvarez could play 1B...

                The Angels have Pujols, Simmons and now Rendon (who may be shining too late, but still has a shot). Can Trout play 2B? He actually began his career (pre-professional) as a SS.
                Last edited by Stolensingle; 12-26-2019, 07:50 PM.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by bluesky5 View Post
                  The 1983 Phillies had Rose, Morgan, Schmidt and...
                  Tony Perez

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by dgarza View Post
                    Tony Perez
                    Yea but they weren't all playing the infield at the same time as far as I know. The always forgotten Wheez Kids. Rose played the outfield corners a lot when Perez played first base.
                    "No matter how great you were once upon a time — the years go by, and men forget,” - W. A. Phelon in Baseball Magazine in 1915. “Ross Barnes, forty years ago, was as great as Cobb or Wagner ever dared to be. Had scores been kept then as now, he would have seemed incomparably marvelous.”

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                    • #11
                      On September 26, 1954 the Yankees started Berra at 3B, Mantle at SS, Skowron at 2B and Joe Collins at 1B. I was hoping for Rizzuto and Mize in the final spots.

                      On May 13, 1952 Mantle came in to replace Bobby Brown at 3B in the 5th giving the Yankees and infield of Mantle, Rizzuto, McDougald and Mize. He went 2-2, both were singles, with a putout and assist.

                      All of Mantle's infield exploits are documented here: https://radicalbaseball.blogspot.com...tstop-and.html

                      "No matter how great you were once upon a time — the years go by, and men forget,” - W. A. Phelon in Baseball Magazine in 1915. “Ross Barnes, forty years ago, was as great as Cobb or Wagner ever dared to be. Had scores been kept then as now, he would have seemed incomparably marvelous.”

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                      • #12
                        The Newark Eagles had the million dollar infield of Mule Suttles-1B, Dick Seay-2B, Willie Wells-SS, Ray Dandrigde-3B with only Seay outside Cooperstown. Larry Doby and Monte Irvin came up with these clubs and played second and short respectively. I wonder if either ever filled in for Seay creating a 4 HoFer infield.
                        "No matter how great you were once upon a time — the years go by, and men forget,” - W. A. Phelon in Baseball Magazine in 1915. “Ross Barnes, forty years ago, was as great as Cobb or Wagner ever dared to be. Had scores been kept then as now, he would have seemed incomparably marvelous.”

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                        • #13
                          The 1893 New York Giants had Roger Connor-1B, Monte Ward-2B and George Davis-3B as regulars. Willie Keeler played 12 innings at second base and 15 at shortstop so they conceivably could have done it. The 1887 Giants probably did it too with Connor at first base, Ward at SS and the versatility of O'Rourke and Ewing playing third base and a little second for each.
                          Last edited by bluesky5; 12-26-2019, 10:20 PM.
                          "No matter how great you were once upon a time — the years go by, and men forget,” - W. A. Phelon in Baseball Magazine in 1915. “Ross Barnes, forty years ago, was as great as Cobb or Wagner ever dared to be. Had scores been kept then as now, he would have seemed incomparably marvelous.”

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by bluesky5 View Post
                            There are probably quite a few 3 man HoF infields .
                            Pujols, Yadi, and Rolen. Renteria was no slouch as the 4th option either.

                            The 2004-2005 teams were so much fun. Throw in Edmonds and Walker and it was a once-in-a-lifetime experience as a modern Cards fan. Still, the last NL team to win 100 games back-to-back seasons.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Bothrops Atrox View Post

                              Pujols, Yadi, and Rolen. Renteria was no slouch as the 4th option either.

                              The 2004-2005 teams were so much fun. Throw in Edmonds and Walker and it was a once-in-a-lifetime experience as a modern Cards fan. Still, the last NL team to win 100 games back-to-back seasons.
                              I know Molina played some third but I don't think we're counting catchers otherwise we're about screwed unless John McGraw pulls through again as he is known to do.
                              "No matter how great you were once upon a time — the years go by, and men forget,” - W. A. Phelon in Baseball Magazine in 1915. “Ross Barnes, forty years ago, was as great as Cobb or Wagner ever dared to be. Had scores been kept then as now, he would have seemed incomparably marvelous.”

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