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    MLB.COM's question of the week was an interesting one. They asked several players if there were a Mount Rushmore for baseball which four players heads should be on the mountain ? I would say Babe Ruth,
    Lou Gehrig, Henry Aaron and Jackie Robinson, who would you pick?

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    RE: Baseball's Mount Rushmore

    I'd go for:
    1-Alexander Cartwright Jr._______Although he wasn't a professional baseball player, this man should be called the Father of the Baseball.

    2-Babe Ruth______This guy "revolutionized the baseball with his prowess as a homerun hitter. He ushered in an era of economic prosperity for baseball." (Sean Lahman, 1996).

    3-Ty Cobb________An artist drawing hits.

    And 4- Hank Aaron_______The Home Runs King.

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    • #3
      RE: Baseball's Mount Rushmore

      Does it have to be only players? Because I'd choose Ruth, Jackie, Kenesaw Landis and Harry Wright. (Honorable mentions to Branch Rickey and Marvin Miller.)

      bly11 - Oakland A's conference moderator (just don't chisel Charley O up there!)

      the ubiquitous Bly11

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      • #4
        RE: Baseball's Mount Rushmore

        I think anybody who influenced baseball could be included.

        My four:
        Alexander Cartwright
        Babe Ruth
        Jackie Robinson
        Branch Rickey

        Honorable mentions (in no particular order):
        Players:
        Lou Gehrig
        Hank Aaron
        Willie Mays
        Ty Cobb
        Cy Young
        Walter Johnson
        Ted Williams
        Joe Dimaggio
        Christy Matthewson

        Figures:
        Kenesaw Mountain Landis
        Marvin Miller
        Casey Stengel
        John McGraw
        Harry Caray

        And I'll nominate two more baseball figures to design it. If Moe Berg and Bill Veeck put there heads together, who knows what the result would be?!

        Excellent topic.

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        • #5
          RE: Baseball's Mount Rushmore

          Ruth, Gehrig, Robinson & Musial.
          Baseball is a ballet without music. Drama without words ~Ernie Harwell

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          • #6
            RE: Baseball's Mount Rushmore

            Great choices, Benny! I'd also like to see Cartwright, Ruth, Robinson and Rickey memorialized. I think their contributions to the game are the most significant and enduring.

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            • #7
              RE: Baseball's Mount Rushmore

              Perhaps facing the opposite way on the back we could have Cobb, Rose, Williams, and Flood.
              Baseball is a ballet without music. Drama without words ~Ernie Harwell

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              • #8
                RE: Baseball's Mount Rushmore

                Curt Flood?!? Just because he wanted the right to not have his carcass shipped off willy-nilly without his consent?

                Make that back side of the rock Rose, Joe Jackson, Hal Chase and Jim Devlin (the Louisville Grays' only pitcher in 1877; literally threw the NL pennant and got the Grays drummed out of the league).

                bly11 - Oakland A's conference moderator
                (I'd be tempted to chisel Charley O. on the back face too)
                the ubiquitous Bly11

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                • #9
                  RE: Baseball's Mount Rushmore

                  It makes me shudder to think of Landis on Mount Rushmore. You could put him side by side with Jackie Robinson though for the irony of it.
                  pb::

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                  • #10
                    RE: Baseball's Mount Rushmore

                    The Baseball Mount Rushmore on the "Black" Hills:

                    Jackie Robinson
                    Hank Aaron
                    Willie Mays
                    Frank Robinson

                    (and I'd leave enough space for future additions, i.e. Barry Bonds and Rickey Henderson. I'd also consider making a separate monument elsewhere that's of Reggie Jackson, which will take 75 years to build but will be of Reggie, just Reggie, and only Reggie, as per his nature. =) And I'd try and get a rock from the blasting. *g*)

                    You know, I got a feeling that Frank would fine some of the rock blasters during the creation. =)
                    Regardless, that's a venerable who's who, n'est-ce pas?
                    pb::

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                    • #11
                      RE: Baseball's Mount Rushmore

                      I'd put:

                      Alexander Cartwright
                      Babe Ruth
                      Jackie Robinson
                      Lou Gehrig

                      If it had to be only players, I'd replace Cartwright with Hank Aaron.

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                      • #12
                        For better or worse

                        The 4 most INFLUENTIAL Persons in baseball history

                        Alexander Cartwright (Baseball's George Washington)
                        Kenesaw Landis
                        Jackie Robinson
                        Babe Ruth

                        Those 4 had the most influence on the game and society pertqaining to the game

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                        • #13
                          Players

                          Ruth
                          Cobb
                          Cy Young
                          Jackie Robinson


                          Others

                          A.G. Spalding
                          Branch Rickey
                          Harry Frazee
                          Ban Johnson
                          Balco Laboratories

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                          • #14
                            It is very difficult to only pick 4 as there are so many deserving ones. On the flip side, I cannot think of anyone less deserving than Landis.

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                            • #15
                              Not only is this thread old, but there's been another like it since:

                              http://www.baseball-fever.com/showth...light=rushmore
                              "Where have you gone Joe DiMaggio, a nation turns its lonely eyes to you. What's that you say Mrs. Robinson? Joltin' Joe has left and gone away. Hey hey hey."

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