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    [updated:LAST EDITED ON Apr-19-02 AT 04:51 PM (EDT)]I tried this with football,and it worked great, so here goes!
    List your BEST players by UNIFORM number, starting with 1-25 for now.
    My list is complete, so here is the only rule!

    You can have TWO wild card players per part to make up for the non-number wearing players during the early years. This rule includes the greats, and also fills the slots of numbers which may have average players who were the best available. Have fun!

    1 Ozzie Smith
    2 Charlie Gehringer
    3 Babe Ruth
    4 Lou Gehrig
    5 Joe Dimaggio
    6 Stan Musial
    7 Mickey Mantle
    8 Willie Stargell
    9 Ted Williams
    10 Lloyd Waner
    11 Paul Waner
    12 Wade Boggs
    13 Dave Concepcion
    14 Ernie Banks
    15 Dick Allen
    16 TY COBB (WILD CARD)
    17 David Cone
    18 Nellie Fox
    19 Tony Gwynn
    20 Pie Traynor
    21 Roberto Clemente
    22 Jim Palmer
    23 HONUS WAGNER (WILD CARD)
    24 Willie Mays
    25 George Brett

    '...to the wall, GONE AND THE PIRATES WIN!' -Maz and the ORIGINAL home run WS blast!
    uk::yes

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    RE: Uniform numbers all-time, Part I:1-25

    In Football, NFL that is, if you were to use the #20 and be a Lions fan you could have said: Lem Barney
    Billy Sims
    and Barry Sanders.

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    • #3
      RE: Uniform numbers all-time, Part I:1-25

      I had Barry Sanders matter of fact!

      '...to the wall, GONE AND THE PIRATES WIN!' -Maz and the ORIGINAL home run WS blast!
      uk::yes

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      • #4
        RE: Uniform numbers all-time, Part I:1-25


        OK.Here goes my list;

        1-Ozzie Smith
        2-Nellie Fox
        3-Harmon Killebrew
        4-Luke Appling
        5-Johnny Bench
        6-Al Kaline
        7-Mickey Mantle
        8-Yogi Berra
        9-Reggie Jackson(The Oakland Years)
        10-Sparky Anderson(Manager)
        11-Luis Aparicio
        12-Roberto Alomar
        13-Dave Concepcion
        14-Pete Rose
        15-Dick Allen
        16-Whitey Ford
        17-Dizzy Dean
        18-Ted Kluzewski
        19-Robin Yount
        20-Mike Schmidt
        21-Roberto Clemente
        22-Jim Palmer
        23-Ryne Sandberg
        24-Willie Mays
        25-Norm Cash

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        • #5
          RE: Uniform numbers all-time, Part I:1-25

          Bench over Dimaggio and Cash over Brett? hmmmmm interesting

          But Killebrew over Ruth? I'm not responsible for the flack you're gonna catch over that one!

          '...to the wall, GONE AND THE PIRATES WIN!' -Maz and the ORIGINAL home run WS blast!
          uk::yes

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          • #6
            RE: Uniform numbers all-time, Part I:1-25

            I knew everyone would pick Ruth,and so would I,but since he was taken,I went with Killebrew.Same scenario between Bench and DiMaggio.

            BTW,Brett wore #5.

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            • #7
              RE: Uniform numbers all-time, Part I:1-25

              [updated:LAST EDITED ON Apr-19-02 AT 11:58 PM (EDT)]Hey, I respect that! If one player only wore a certain number for one season, and they are the best IMO, I'm putting them in that slot!

              1973 and 1974: Brett wore #25.. hence the listing

              '...to the wall, GONE AND THE PIRATES WIN!' -Maz and the ORIGINAL home run WS blast!
              uk::yes

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              • #8
                RE: Uniform numbers all-time, Part I:1-25

                Didn't know that about Brett.

                Learn something new every day.

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                • #9
                  RE: Uniform numbers all-time, Part I:1-25

                  There are so many things you can do with a list like this. Sure, create a list with the icons of their day, that is put the greatest player who wore the number. But how about a list of players who DIDN'T make the grade to enter Cooperstown, NY but they have or had a record and were good players just NOT good enough for the hallowed hall.

                  For example, Elroy Face would be #17. He had that incredible year in '59, (18-1, with 10 saves) and was steady for several years. Bobby Bonds, Barry's dad, would be #25. Has to be a player NOT in the Hall of Fame. #31 could be Garry Maddox.

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                  • #10
                    RE: Uniform numbers all-time, Part I:1-25

                    #16---Bo Jackson (he is my favorite player ever)

                    and why isnt barry bonds used for #25?

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                    • #11
                      RE: Uniform numbers all-time, Part I:1-25

                      Because he would sue me for using his name without his permission, boast about suing me while hugging his child and smiling, and then he'd blow another postseason opportunity in the process. Bonds is the ONLY player I will not mention in any good light EVER. PERIOD. END OF STORY. It's a personal thing with me..the most arrogant man in sports perhaps ever.

                      '...to the wall, GONE AND THE PIRATES WIN!' -Maz and the ORIGINAL home run WS blast!
                      uk::yes

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                      • #12
                        RE: Uniform numbers all-time, Part I:1-25

                        [updated:LAST EDITED ON Apr-23-02 AT 02:11 PM (EDT)]I respect your opinion. And if you feel that strongly about something you shouldn't waver.

                        I never felt the need to blame Barry for the Giants or Pirates not winning their respective league championships. Seems to me the whole team slumped as ONE.

                        I enjoy watching Barry play. And unless he made a derogatory remark to me or my family I'll continue to enjoy watching him put the fear of God in opposing teams as they attend PacBell Park or when the Giants are on the road, watch him put a discomfiture on foes afield or in the stands.}>

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                        • #13
                          RE: Uniform numbers all-time, Part I:1-25

                          Even if Bonds had the personality of Willie Mays, he might never become as "popular" as Sammy Sosa or Mark McGwire just because he is in the Pacific time zone. Most of us don't know of Barry exploits when they happen, because we've already gone to bed!

                          There is a topic under "Trivia" asking about the most famous baseball players ever. It is dominated by New York city stars -- and I don't think anyone with a West-coast team is in the consensus top ten list.
                          pb::

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                          • #14
                            Willie Mays' personality?

                            You may never have met the man. I did as a kid at Wrigley Field and always found him surley and reluctant to sign autographs, although he did on occasions.
                            At card shows, he has been a nightmare. I've seen him roll balls back at people, deliberately run his hand over a signature to smear it and complain about how much he was signing.
                            The saddest thing I saw was at a Chicago show in the late 1980s, when players used counters to hopefully discretely figure the number of autrographes they signed. Mays had a pad of paper and was making marks for each one, crossing the fifth as we've all done. He argued that the promoter was gypping him. The guy said he'd never have Mays at a signing again. He said people complained that Mays refused to sign their item where they wanted it signed. Hey, when getting paid, that's the least these guys can do.
                            What would Willie Mays be doing now if it weren't for baseball and the fans?

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