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    Just for fun, what is your favorite baseball team and can you name the closest player at each position to the HOF or the best HOFer at a given position? Can you fill out a 26 man roster?

    For example, I'm a Mets fan:

    1B: Keith Hernandez
    2B: Jeff Kent
    SS: Jose Reyes
    3B: David Wright
    C: Mike Piazza
    LF: Cleon Jones
    CF: Carlos Beltran
    RF: Darryl Strawberry
    SP: Tom Seaver
    SP: Doc Gooden
    SP: Jacob deGrom
    SP: Nolan Ryan
    SP: Jerry Koosman
    RP: Billy Wagner
    RP: John Franco
    RP: Roger McDowell
    RP: Tug McGraw
    RP: Jesse Orosco
    SP/RP: David Cone
    SP/RP: Ron Darling
    C2: Gary Carter
    Bench: Edgardo Alfonso
    Bench: Howard Johnson
    Bench: Mookie Wilson
    Bench: Jerry Grote
    Bench: John Olerud
    MGR: Gil Hodges

    Bold - HOFer
    Italics - pHOF but not in the HOF.
    Last edited by jjpm74; 03-18-2020, 12:51 PM.

  • #2
    Good list. YMMV on LF and Kevin MCReynolds. Some others might be Carlos Delgado and Rusty Staub. It is obvious that you are not including cameos or past their prime players. For certain that would add, Rickey Henderson (who was still very good), Mays, Alomar, Eddie Murray, Randolph, Ashburn and IIRC Berra, Spahn and Snider.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by PVNICK View Post
      Good list. YMMV on LF and Kevin MCReynolds. Some others might be Carlos Delgado and Rusty Staub. It is obvious that you are not including cameos or past their prime players. For certain that would add, Rickey Henderson (who was still very good), Mays, Alomar, Eddie Murray, Randolph, Ashburn and IIRC Berra, Spahn and Snider.
      I went with players who were with the team for a significant amount of time plus Carter for his tie to the 1986 squad. I could definitely see a case for Staub and Delgado. McReynolds, while a very good player, is even further away from the HOF than Jones, IMO, but I can see a case for him.

      Anyone want to try another team? Some, obviously are easier to fo than others.

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      • #4
        1B - Freddie Freeman (I think he's done enough to pass Adcock at this point.)
        2B - Red Schoendienst
        SS - Rabbit Maranville
        3B - Eddie Mathews
        C - Brain McCann (Incredibly close between him and Javy Lopez.)

        LF - Chipper Jones
        CF - Dale Murphy
        RF - Hank Aaron

        SP - Warren Spahn
        SP - Phil Niekro
        SP - Greg Maddux
        SP - Tom Glavine
        SP - Kid Nichols

        SP/RP - John Smoltz
        SP/RP - John Clarkson

        RP- Craig Kimbrel
        RP - Bruce Sutter
        RP - Billy Wagner

        C - Javier Lopez

        Bench - Orlando Cepeda
        Bench - Joe Torre

        Bench - David Justice
        Bench - Joe Adcock
        Bench - Ron Gant
        Bench - Darrell Evans
        Bench - Bob Horner

        Manager - Bobby Cox





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        "Because as I learned in my years covering Frank McCourt: MLB owners do not see themselves as stewards of the national pastime. They see their teams as their property they can light on fire if they so choose." - Molly Knight

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Los Bravos View Post
          1B - Freddie Freeman (I think he's done enough to pass Adcock at this point.)
          2B - Red Schoendienst
          SS - Rabbit Maranville
          3B - Eddie Mathews
          C - Brain McCann (Incredibly close between him and Javy Lopez.)

          LF - Chipper Jones
          CF - Dale Murphy
          RF - Hank Aaron

          SP - Warren Spahn
          SP - Phil Niekro
          SP - Greg Maddux
          SP - Tom Glavine
          SP - Kid Nichols

          SP/RP - John Smoltz
          SP/RP - John Clarkson

          RP- Craig Kimbrel
          RP - Bruce Sutter
          RP - Billy Wagner

          C - Javier Lopez

          Bench - Orlando Cepeda
          Bench - Joe Torre

          Bench - David Justice
          Bench - Joe Adcock
          Bench - Ron Gant
          Bench - Darrell Evans
          Bench - Bob Horner

          Manager - Bobby Cox
          I wonder if we will ever see a repeat of the pitching staff of those Bobby Cox era Braves? Not to mention the offensive depth. It's pretty crazy to think that they only won one title with all that talent. 5 Pennants, though!

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          • #6
            Following the format in the OP....

            I'm a Reds fan.

            C - Johnny Bench
            1B - Joey Votto
            2B - Joe Morgan
            3B - Heinie Groh
            SS - Barry Larkin
            LF - Pete Rose
            CF - Vada Pinson
            RF - Frank Robinson

            SP - Bucky Walters
            SP - Jose Rijo
            SP - Noodles Hahn
            SP - Jim Maloney
            SP - Dolf Luque

            RP - Aroldis Chapman
            RP - John Franco
            RP - Ted Abernathy
            RP - Rob Dibble
            RP - Jeff Shaw

            SP/RP - Tony Mullane
            SP/RP - Red Lucas

            C2 - Ernie Lombardi
            Bench - Eric Davis
            Bench - George Foster
            Bench - Bid McPhee
            Bench - Tony Perez
            Bench - Edd Roush

            MGR - Sparky Anderson

            Executive - Bob Howsam

            Bold - HOF
            Italics - PHOF

            While I'm a Reds fan, the fact of the matter is that a the third-oldest franchise in MLB history simply hasn't had a great deal of Hall-worthy players appear for them over a long enough period of time to make this team. Seaver and Junior are great examples of inner-circle HOF types who didn't play long enough (Seaver) or well enough (Junior) to make the franchise All-Star team. OTOH, a large number of the above are HOVG types and not legitimate HOF candidates.

            To clarify in case someone comments about it, I am not projecting for Votto or Chapman here. Votto has already crossed the line (for me) while Chapman has work left to do.
            "It is a simple matter to erect a Hall of Fame, but difficult to select the tenants." -- Ken Smith
            "I am led to suspect that some of the electorate is very dumb." -- Henry P. Edwards
            "You have a Hall of Fame to put people in, not keep people out." -- Brian Kenny
            "There's no such thing as a perfect ballot." -- Jay Jaffe

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            • #7
              Davey Concepcion had a helluva career too
              Jacquelyn Eva Marchand (1983-2017)
              http://www.tezakfuneralhome.com/noti...uelyn-Marchand

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              • #8
                Originally posted by jjpm74 View Post

                I wonder if we will ever see a repeat of the pitching staff of those Bobby Cox era Braves? Not to mention the offensive depth. It's pretty crazy to think that they only won one title with all that talent. 5 Pennants, though!
                Oh yeah, and hat tip to Fred Tenney's excellent career.
                Jacquelyn Eva Marchand (1983-2017)
                http://www.tezakfuneralhome.com/noti...uelyn-Marchand

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by jjpm74 View Post
                  Just for fun, what is your favorite baseball team and can you name the closest player at each position to the HOF or the best HOFer at a given position? Can you fill out a 26 man roster?

                  For example, I'm a Mets fan:

                  1B: Keith Hernandez
                  2B: Jeff Kent
                  SS: Jose Reyes
                  3B: David Wright
                  C: Mike Piazza
                  LF: Cleon Jones
                  CF: Carlos Beltran
                  RF: Darryl Strawberry
                  SP: Tom Seaver
                  SP: Doc Gooden
                  SP: Jacob deGrom
                  SP: Nolan Ryan
                  SP: Jerry Koosman
                  RP: Billy Wagner
                  RP: John Franco
                  RP: Roger McDowell
                  RP: Tug McGraw
                  RP: Jesse Orosco
                  SP/RP: David Cone
                  SP/RP: Ron Darling
                  C2: Gary Carter
                  Bench: Edgardo Alfonso
                  Bench: Howard Johnson
                  Bench: Mookie Wilson
                  Bench: Jerry Grote
                  Bench: John Olerud
                  MGR: Gil Hodges

                  Bold - HOFer
                  Italics - pHOF but not in the HOF.
                  Cool thread, and nice call in another thread, Sir Fernandez was damn good for a stretch too.
                  Jacquelyn Eva Marchand (1983-2017)
                  http://www.tezakfuneralhome.com/noti...uelyn-Marchand

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Chadwick View Post
                    Seaver and Junior are great examples of inner-circle HOF types who didn't play long enough (Seaver) or well enough (Junior) to make the franchise All-Star team.
                    I would include them both if I were making a Reds team, Seaver especially.

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                    "Because as I learned in my years covering Frank McCourt: MLB owners do not see themselves as stewards of the national pastime. They see their teams as their property they can light on fire if they so choose." - Molly Knight

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                    • #11
                      The Yankees are ludicrous:

                      1B: Lou Gehrig
                      2B: Joe Gordon
                      SS: Derek Jeter
                      3B: Alex Rodriguez
                      LF: Babe Ruth
                      CF: Mickey Mantle
                      RF: Reggie Jackson
                      C: Yogi Berra

                      Here there is a big drop:

                      SP: Whitey Ford
                      SP: Red Ruffing
                      SP: Ron Guidry
                      SP: Andy Pettitte
                      SP: Lefty Gomez
                      SP/RP: Allie Reynolds
                      RP: Mariano Rivera
                      RP: Goose Gossage
                      RP: Joe Page

                      Bench: Bill Dickey
                      Bench:: Graig Nettles
                      Bench: Robinson Cano
                      Bench: Joe DiMaggio (if i wanted best 3 OFers I would put him in CF and move Reggie toi the bench, but if we wanted then at positions they actually played Ruth spenmd several seasons in LF, Mantle only had the rookie season at RF)
                      Bench: Dave Winfield

                      I could add names and give explanations all morning, Clemens is top five pitcher for what he did everywhere but as a Yankee obviously the entirety of his career would put him as a head and shoulders number one.

                      The cuts are guys that would be first team on a lot of others:

                      Munson, Posada, Mattingly, Randolph, Rizzuto, Rickey, Keller, Bernie...

                      for SP I could have gone with Stottlemyre or any number of others for the last spot

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                      • #12
                        I'm a Pirates fan:

                        C - Jason Kendall
                        1B - Jake Beckley - HOF
                        2B - Bill Mazeroski - HOF
                        3B - Pie Traynor - HOF
                        SS - Honus Wagner - HOF
                        LF - Willie Stargell - HOF
                        CF - Max Carey - HOF
                        RF - Roberto Clemente - HOF

                        SP - Babe Adams
                        SP - Wilbur Cooper
                        SP - Deacon Phillippe
                        SP - Bob Friend
                        SP - Sam Leever
                        SP - Jesse Tannehill
                        SP - John Candelaria
                        SP - Ed Morris

                        RP - Kent Tekulve
                        RP - Elroy Face

                        3B - Tommy Leach
                        3B - Bob Elliott
                        SS - Arky Vaughan - HOF
                        LF - Ralph Kiner - HOF
                        LF - Fred Clarke - HOF
                        CF - Lloyd Waner - HOF
                        RF - Paul Waner - HOF
                        RF - Dave Parker

                        Shout out to Hall of Fame worthy Joe L. Brown who helped build two World Series Pirates teams and Danny Murtaugh who managed them.

                        Last edited by Stieb37; 03-19-2020, 08:53 AM.

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                        • #13
                          Cleveland Indians(not my favorite team):

                          C-Victor Martinez
                          1B-Jim Thome
                          2B-Nap Lajoie
                          3B-Al Rosen
                          SS-Lou Boudreau
                          LF-Albert Belle
                          CF-Tris Speaker
                          RF-Shoeless Joe Jackson
                          SP-Bob Feller
                          SP-Stan Coveleski
                          SP-Addie Joss
                          SP-Bob Lemon
                          SP-Bert Blyleven
                          SP/RP-Dennis Eckersley
                          SP/RP-Early Wynn
                          SP/RP-Gaylord Perry
                          RP-Doug Jones
                          RP-Satchel Paige
                          RP-Hoyt Wilhem
                          RP-Hal Newhouser


                          2B-Joe Gordon
                          2B-Roberto Alomar
                          SS-Joe Sewell
                          CF-Kenny Lofton
                          CF-Larry Doby
                          CF-Earl Averill
                          RF-Elmer Flick

                          Others who were probably appear if it were not a HoF oriented exercise:

                          SP(4)-Sudden Sam McDowell
                          RF-Manny Ramirez





                          Cy Young, Walter Johnson, Steve Carlton, & Phil Niekro were stating pitchers who appeared with the Indians. Eddie Murray, Sam Rice, Ralph KIner, & Frank Robinson were position player HoFers who played with the Indians.

                          MGR-Al Lopez
                          Owner-Bill Veeck
                          General Manager-John Hart




                          Last edited by NJRob65; 03-19-2020, 01:10 PM.

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                          • #14
                            Dodgers(also not my favorite team)

                            C-Mike Piazza
                            1B-Dolph Camilli
                            2B-Jackie Robinson
                            3B-Ron Cey
                            SS-Pee Wee Reese
                            LF-Zack Wheat
                            CF-Duke Snider
                            RF-Dixie Walker
                            SP-Clayton Kershaw
                            SP-Sandy Koufax
                            SP-Don Drysdale
                            SP-Dazzy Vance
                            SP-Don Sutton
                            SP/RP-Nap Rucker
                            SP/RP-Orel Hershiser
                            SP/RP-Zack Greinke
                            RP-Kenley Jansen
                            RP-Eric Gagne
                            RP-Hoyt Wilhelm

                            Reserves:

                            C-Roy Campanella
                            1B-Gil Hodges
                            1B-Steve Garvey
                            2B-Davey Lopes
                            3B/LF/RF-Pedro Guerrero
                            3B-Adrian Beltre
                            CF-Willie Davis

                            MGR-Walter Alston
                            President-Branch Rickey
                            General Manager-Buzziest Bavasi
                            Owner- Walter Alston​​​​​​​

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                            • #15
                              I'll give the Milwaukee Brewers a try:

                              1B: Cecil Cooper
                              2B: Jim Gantner
                              SS: Robin Yount
                              3B: Paul Molitor
                              C: BJ Surhoff
                              LF: Ryan Braun
                              CF: Gorman Thomas
                              RF: Christian Yelich
                              SP: Teddy Higuera
                              SP: Moose Haas
                              SP: Ben Sheets
                              SP: Chris Bosio
                              SP: Mike Caldwell
                              RP: Dan Plesac
                              RP: Rollie Fingers
                              RP:Bob McClure
                              RP: John Axford
                              RP: Bob Wickman
                              SP/RP: Jim Colborn
                              SP/RP: Yovani Gallardo
                              C2: Charlie Moore
                              Bench: Don Money
                              Bench: Geoff Jenkins
                              Bench: Ben Oglivie
                              Bench: Prince Fielder
                              Bench: Corey Hart
                              MGR: Phil Garner

                              The floodgates would really have to open to get most of these guys in.
                              Last edited by jjpm74; 03-19-2020, 04:35 PM.

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