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  • Franchise all-time line ups by best year by a player

    My team's the Yankees, so I'll take them:

    Babe Ruth's best season (1921) came when he was playing LF for the Yankees, therefore he is there.

    C-Yogi Berra 1950
    1B-Lou Gehrig 1927
    2B-Alfonso Soriano 2002 (slightly over Joe Gordans MVP year)
    SS-Derek Jeter 1999
    3B-Alex Rodriguez 2005
    LF-Babe Ruth 1921 (slightly over Babe Ruth 1920)
    CF-Mickey Mantle 1956 (slightly over Joe Dimaggio's 1937)
    RF-Roger Marris 1961
    DH-Jason Giambi 2005
    Last edited by Blackout; 01-21-2006, 02:34 PM.

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    C - Dan Wilson - 1996 (we don't ahave much to go with here, hoping Johjima will be better)
    1B - Richie Sexson - 2005(39 HR's beats out Davis, Olerud, and T.Martinez)
    2B - Brett Boone - 2001 (37 HR's, RBI title, 330+ BA - amazing season)
    3B - Edgar Martinez - 1992 (.343 BA, 46 doubles)
    SS - Alex Rodriguez - 1996 (league leading .358 BA just beats out his 40/40 season)
    LF - Jay Buhner - 1996 (i'm cheating a little here since he's really a rightfielder)
    CF - Ken Griffey - 1997 (followed closely by 1994)
    RF - Ichiro Suzuki - 2004 (2001 wasn't bad either)
    DH - Edgar Martinez - 1995 (hey, you never said he couldn't be on here twice - he did have our best seasons at both 3B and DH).

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    • #3
      C: Carlton Fisk, 1977
      1B: Jimmie Foxx, 1938
      2B: Bobby Doerr, 1946
      SS: Nomar Garciaparra, 2000
      3B: Wade Boggs, 1987
      LF: Carl Yastrzemski, 1967
      CF: Tris Speaker, 1912
      RF: Ted Williams, 1942
      DH: David Ortiz, 2005

      SP: Pedro Martinez, 2000
      SP: Roger Clemens, 1987
      SP: Cy Young, 1901
      SP: Lefty Grove, 1936
      SP: Smokey Joe Wood, 1912

      RP: Dick Radatz, 1964

      I honestly didn't think Gordon was the best, but I was too lazy to go past 1998 for a closer at the time.
      Last edited by BoSox Rule; 01-22-2006, 08:59 AM.

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      • #4
        BoSox....No Ruth?

        Ruth in 1916 went 23-12, 23 CG, 9 SHO, 323.7 IP, 170 K, 1.75 ERA.

        I would have expected to see Ruth in the rotation of the Red Sox, with the aforementioned stats.

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        • #5
          I'll take a stab at the Giants:

          C Ewing 1888
          1B McCovey 1969
          2B Kent 2000
          SS Aurilia 2001
          3B Davis 1893 (Davis played 133 games at 3B and only 1 game at SS)
          LF Bonds 2001
          CF Mays 1965
          RF Ott 1936

          SP Mathewson 1908
          SP Marichal 1966
          SP Hubbell 1933
          SP Keefe 1885
          SP McGinnity 1904
          RP Nen 2000

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          • #6
            Originally posted by BoSox Rule
            RP: Tom Gordon, 1998
            You'd be better off with Ellis Kinder, 1953.

            Really, why does Kinder's name never come up among great relief pitchers. He had four years of ERA+ over 150, and a career ERA+ of 124, and it's not like he was pitching 60-70 innings like most modern relief aces, he consistently pitched about 120 innings a season. And I forgot to mention he did all that at Fenway. Very underrated player.

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            • #7
              VERY quick research on this, but here is my submission for the Phils

              C - Spud Davis 1932
              1B - Jim Thome 2003
              2B - Nap Lajoie 1897
              3B - Mike Schmidt 1980
              SS - Dick Bartell 1932
              LF - Ed Delahanty 1894
              CF - Billy Hamilton 1894
              RF - Chuck Klein 1930
              SP - Steve Carlton 1972 (arguably the best season by ANY starting pitcher ever)
              RP - Billy Wagner 2005
              Let's rid baseball of the pestilence of the DH now and forever!

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              • #8
                I'll give it a shot for the White Sox.

                C- Carlton Fisk(1985)
                1B- Dick Allen(1972)
                2B- Nellie Fox(1959)
                SS- Luke Appling(1936)
                3B- Robin Ventura(1996)
                LF- Albert Belle(1998)
                CF- Joe Jackson(1920)
                OF- Magglio Ordonez(2002)
                DH- Frank Thomas(1994)

                SP- Ed Walsh(1908-Can't argue with a guy who went 40-15 )
                SP- Ed Cicotte(1919)
                SP- LaMarr Hoyt(1983)
                SP- Joe Horlen(1967)
                SP- Richard Dotson(1983)
                RP- Hoyt Wilhelm(1967)
                RP- Goose Gossage(1975)
                RP- Terry Forster(1972)
                RP- Roberto Hernandez(1996)
                CL- Bobby Thigpen(1990)
                Last edited by Chisox73; 01-22-2006, 06:13 PM.

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                • #9
                  For the Chicago Cubs

                  Ron Santo 3B(1966)
                  Roger Hornsby 2B(1990)
                  Sammy Sosa RF(2001)
                  Hack Wilson CF(1930)
                  Ernie Banks SS(1958)
                  Gabby Hartnett C(1937)
                  Billy Williams LF(1970)
                  Derrek Lee 1B(2005)

                  1906 Mordecai Brown
                  1920 Pete Alexander
                  1918 Hippo Vaugh
                  1971 Fergie Jenkins
                  1992 Greg Maddux

                  1977 Bruce Sutter
                  1983 Lee Smith
                  1991 Chuck McElroy
                  1989 Les Lancaster
                  1983 Warren Brusstar
                  1980 Bill Caudill

                  I picked starting pitchers from all over Cub history because I didn't want to put 5 guys who played from 1905-1908 on the list.

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                  • #10
                    Milwaukee Brewers

                    C: Dave Nilsson, 1996 (hard choice; simmons 82-83 is the same level)
                    1B: Cecil Cooper, 1980
                    2B: Paul Molitor, 1979
                    SS: Robin Yount, 1982
                    3B: Jeff Cirillo, 1996
                    LF: Ben Oglivie, 1980
                    CF: Scott Podsednik, 2003
                    RF: Jeromy Burnitz, 1999

                    SP1: Teddy Higuera, 1986
                    SP2: Mike Caldwell, 1978
                    SP3: Ben Sheets, 2004
                    SP4: Ricky Bones, 1994
                    SP5: Ben McDonald, 1996
                    Relief: Rollie Fingers, 1981
                    AL East Champions: 1981 1982
                    AL Pennant: 1982
                    NL Central Champions: 2011
                    NL Wild Card: 2008

                    "It was like coming this close to your dreams and then watching them brush past you like a stranger in a crowd. At the time you don't think much of it; you know, we just don't recognize the significant moments of our lives while they're happening. Back then I thought, 'Well, there'll be other days.' I didn't realize that that was the only day." - Moonlight Graham

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by F_man8326
                      BoSox....No Ruth?

                      Ruth in 1916 went 23-12, 23 CG, 9 SHO, 323.7 IP, 170 K, 1.75 ERA.

                      I would have expected to see Ruth in the rotation of the Red Sox, with the aforementioned stats.
                      BoSox isn't much of a George Herman guy. Don't hold your breath for any mention

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                      • #12
                        I'll take a shot at my Reds:
                        C-Bench 1970
                        1B-Ted Kluszewski 1954
                        2B-Joe Morgan 1976
                        3B-Tony Perez 1970
                        SS-Barry Larkin 1996
                        LF-George Foster 1977(HM Charley Jones 1884)
                        CF-Eric Davis 1987 (HM Cy Seymour 1905)
                        RF-Frank Robinson 1962

                        SP-Will White 1883
                        SP-Bucky Walters 1939
                        SP-Dolf Luque 1923
                        SP-Noodles Hahn 1902
                        RP-Ted Abernathy 1967
                        RP-Danny Graves 2000

                        Hell of an offense, but the pitching is weak by comparison.....

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                        • #13
                          someone do the A's please...??

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                          • #14
                            The A's.......
                            C-Cochrane 1933
                            1B-Foxx 1933
                            2B-Collins 1911 or Lajoie 1901 depends on your value of league strength
                            3B-Baker 1913
                            SS-Joost 1949
                            LF-Simmons 1930(Henderson 1990 if you want app. per player)
                            CF-Simmons 1927
                            RF-Jackson 1969
                            DH-Henderson 1990(if not used above) or John Jaha 1999 (actual DH)

                            SP-Grove 1931
                            SP-Blue 1971
                            SP-Waddell 1902
                            SP-Shantz 1952
                            SP-Zito 2002
                            RP-Eckersley 1990
                            RP-Fingers 1973

                            How's that? The most surprising to me, being a non A's guy was that Tejada didn't fare better. I used Lee Sinis' Saber Encyclopedia and his great RCAA, RCAP and RSAA stats for most of the work.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by BoSox Rule
                              C: Carlton Fisk, 1977
                              1B: Jimmie Foxx, 1938
                              2B: Bobby Doerr, 1946
                              SS: Nomar Garciaparra, 2000
                              3B: Wade Boggs, 1987
                              LF: Carl Yastrzemski, 1967
                              CF: Tris Speaker, 1912
                              RF: Ted Williams, 1942
                              DH: David Ortiz, 2005

                              SP: Pedro Martinez, 2000
                              SP: Roger Clemens, 1987
                              SP: Cy Young, 1901
                              SP: Lefty Grove, 1936
                              SP: Smokey Joe Wood, 1912

                              RP: Dick Radatz, 1964

                              I honestly didn't think Gordon was the best, but I was too lazy to go past 1998 for a closer at the time.
                              Personal foul called on poster for using Foxx and Grove as Red Sox.

                              If we were creating teams they would be on the A's all-time team.

                              Fisk actually played more games for the ChiSox.

                              Yankees Fan Since 1957

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