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  • #16
    I'd have to go with

    Alexander Cartwright
    George Wright
    Ban Johnson
    Connie Mack
    William Hulbert
    on side A (influential execs)

    with
    Babe Ruth
    Jackie Robinson
    Cap Anson
    Curt Flood
    on side B (influential players)

    John Montgomery Ward in the middle
    Last edited by Chisox; 09-16-2005, 06:52 AM.
    Johnson and now Goligoski gone.
    I hope that's all.

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    • #17
      Babe Ruth
      Roger Clemens
      Ted Williams
      Jackie Robinson

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      • #18
        I think there are at least two givens: Jackie Robinson and Babe Ruth. I think I'd vote for Gehrig and Mays for the other two, but I can also see good arguments for Ted Williams, Hank Aaron, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Ty Cobb, Cy Young, and Walter Johnson.

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        • #19
          Cartwright -- you gotta have one "father of baseball".
          Ruth - duh.
          DiMaggio -- baseball as artistry.
          Robinson - duh, part II.

          And it kills me to leave Mays off, but that opens the door to too many others like Aaron, and the like. Also, it would be tough to leave Clemente off as the 'representative' of the Latin contribution to the game.
          sigpicIt's not whether you fall -- everyone does -- but how you come out of the fall that counts.

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          • #20
            Hi all...new here.

            I think Ruth and Robinson are no-brainers. But if we're going for significance to the development of the game I would add Henry Chadwick and Marvin Miller.

            If we're sticking to players I would add Wagner and Aaron.
            "There ain't much to bein' a ballplayer...if you're a ballplayer. "

            --Honus Wagner

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            • #21
              If your gonna put Landis on there then you might as well put Selig on there. Landis was the one who banned the clearly innocent Joe Jackson from baseball forever. If your gonna put people on it put Al Spalding, Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson and Ripken.
              "I don't like to sound egotistical, but every time I stepped up to the plate with a bat in my hands, I couldn't help but feel sorry for the pitcher."
              -Rogers Hornsby-

              "People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring."
              -Rogers Hornsby-

              Just a note to all the active members of BBF, I consider all of you the smartest baseball people I have ever communicated with and love everyday I am on here. Thank you all!

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              • #22
                Originally posted by 85cards
                Hi all...new here.
                Henry Chadwick
                I knew I was forgetting somebody. I think this is why the Hall of Fame was created. 4 faces is pretty small.
                Johnson and now Goligoski gone.
                I hope that's all.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Imapotato
                  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
                  I would have to say that this is pretty darn close to my list as well. Tough to leave Branch Rickey and Cy Young off, but you gotta draw the line somewhere.
                  I'm a Ramblin' Wreck from Georgia Tech and a Hell of an Engineer!

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Imapotato
                    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
                    I would assume that the "worse" is reserved for Landis. The question would be, why would someone that had negative influence on the game deserve to be on Rushmore.

                    Also please explain why Landis is the 2nd most influential person in baseball history?

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                    • #25
                      He was the 1st commisioner, he lasted a Looooong time, and during his tenure did just as many good things as bad.

                      So whether one likes it or not, Landis was the 2nd most influential person in baseball history and he would deserve to be on Rushmore

                      Thomas Jefferson was an intelligent man, but a horrible President BTW, but he is on Rushmore. His whole platform was less government, but he went 360 and bought the Lousiana Purchase

                      But naming others

                      Miller
                      Chadwick
                      Cobb
                      Cy Young
                      Wagner

                      As much as I love all but Miller, none were as close to influential as the 4 I mentioned

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                      • #26
                        Jackie Robinson
                        Willie Mays
                        Babe Ruth
                        Hank Aaron
                        SOCK IT TO 'EM TIGERS

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                        • #27
                          Only Four?

                          Babe Ruth
                          Ty Cobb
                          Lou Gehrig
                          Willie Mays

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                          • #28
                            Ruth
                            Aaron
                            Mathewson
                            Big Train
                            (fantasy football)
                            JM: Only did that for a couple of years and then we had a conspiracy so it kind of turned me sour. Our league's commissioner, Lew Ford(notes) at the time, was doing some shady things that ... I'd rather not talk about [laughs].
                            DB: Isn't he in Japan right now?
                            JM: I don't know where Lou is right now. He's probably fleeing the authorities [laughs].

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                            • #29
                              my guys in the black hills. great men, all.
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                              Last edited by west coast orange and black; 09-27-2005, 02:42 PM.
                              "you don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. just get people to stop reading them." -ray bradbury

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                              • #30
                                nice pic !! I'm working on the Landis one. I need 3 more villains though.

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