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  • Baseball Fever All-time Team-Center Field

    It's now time for Center Field
    Our teams so far are as follows
    1st Team
    C-Johnny Bench
    1b-Lou Gehrig
    2b-Rogers Hornsby
    SS-Honus Wagner
    3b-Mike Schmidt
    LF-Ted Williams

    2nd Team
    C-Yogi Berra
    1b-Albert Pujols
    2b-Eddie Collins
    SS-Alex Rodriguez
    3b-George Brett
    LF-Barry Bonds

    3rd Team
    C-Mike Piazza
    1b-Jimmie Foxx
    2b-Nap Lajoie
    SS-Cal Ripken
    3b-Eddie Matthews
    LF-Stan Musial

    For Information only
    4th Team
    C-Gary Carter
    1b-JohnnyMize
    2b-Joe Morgan
    SS-Arky Vaughan
    3b-Chipper Jones
    LF-Rickey Henderson

    5th Team
    C-Josh Gibson
    1b-Jeff Bagwell
    2b-Jackie Robinson
    SS-Robin Yount
    3b-Wade Boggs
    LF-Carl Yastrzemski

    Rules
    Vote for your top 10 at each position. Each ranking will be scored 10 points for 1st down to 1 point for 10th. In the end we will have 1st 2nd and 3rd teams consisting of one player at each position, 2 Right Handed and 2 Left Handed Starting Pitchers, 2 Relievers, and a Manager. I am leaving whether to include a DH up to the results of a poll (which is still open, BTW). You may pick players from MLB, the Negro Leagues, and international baseball. You may vote for players at multiple positions. But once they are placed on one of the top 3 teams, they are ineligible for further votes.
    Please note that I have added something in the rules that I've been stating all along.
    Also, a heads up. When we get to the pitchers, since we will be selecting 2 each, you will be able to rank your top 20. Scoring will be done accordingly.

    My Center Fielders
    1. Willie Mays
    2. Mickey Mantle
    3. Joe Dimaggio
    4. Ty Cobb
    5. Tris Speaker
    6. Ken Griffey Jr.
    7. Duke Snider
    8. Richie Ashburn
    9. Andruw Jones
    10. Jim Edmonds
    27 World Championships
    22 retired numbers
    Isn't it great to be a Yankee fan?

  • #2

    1 - Willie Mays
    2 - Tris Speaker
    3 - Mickey Mantle
    4 - Ty Cobb
    5 - Joe DiMaggio
    6 - Oscar Charleston
    7 - Ken Griffey Jr.
    8 - Duke Snider
    9 - Billy Hamilton
    10 - Turkey Stearnes

    .


    19th Century League Champion
    1900s League Champion
    1910s League Champion

    1930s League Division Winner
    1950s League Champion
    1960 Strat-O-Matic League Regular Season Winner
    1960s League Division Winner
    1970s League Champion
    1971 Strat-O-Matic League Runner Up
    1980s League Champion
    All Time Greats League Champion

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    • #3
      1. Willie Mays
      2. Ty Cobb
      3. Mickey Mantle
      4. Tris Speaker
      5. Joe DiMaggio
      6. Oscar Charleston
      7. Ken Griffey, Jr.
      8. Duke Snider
      9. Billy Hamilton
      10. Jim Edmonds

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      • #4
        1. Willie Mays--Best defensive CF of all time, most games at CF all time (2829), one of the best offensive players of all time. Has a strong case for being the best player of all time.
        2. Tris Speaker--Over 2000 G at CF, a positive dWAR and similar career WAR to Cobb. He was the better of the two if looking at the overall picture of CFs.
        3. Oscar Charleston--Had he played in MLB, be had a shot of being top 5 all time. An easy choice here.
        4. Ty Cobb--6th all time in WAR. An inner circle HOFer. This is a defensive position and his defense and the era he played in knocks him down a few slots.
        5. Ken Griffey Jr.--the best player I have ever seen play.
        6. Mickey Mantle--a truly amazing player in his prime. I'm not going to punish him for his later years.
        7. Joe DiMaggio--3 MVPs, a defensive and offensive phenom and 1600+ games at CF makes him an easy choice
        8. Duke Snider--The cornerstone of an iconic franchise and an amazing all around player
        9. Andruw Jones--Mays is the best defensive outfielder of all time, but Jones is not far off from that honor.
        10. Richie Ashburn--9th all time in games at CF (1980), 5.3 dWAR, 57.6 oWAR, 28.4 WAA. There are a few guys I considered here, but ultimately decided to go with a guy who I think tends to be a bit underrated (see honorable mentions).

        Honorable mentions: Max Carey, Turkey Stearnes, Bernie Williams, Larry Doby, Jim Edmonds, Billy Hamilton

        Also note, my cutoff for MLB players was 1000 games at CF. Had I lowered the bar to 750 games, players like Reggie Smith would have made by consideration set.
        Last edited by jjpm74; 07-17-2017, 01:00 PM.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by jjpm74 View Post
          5. Ken Griffey Jr.--the best player I have ever seen play.
          How old are you?

          Did you somehow miss Bonds, A-Rod, Pujols, Schmidt and Rickey Henderson?
          .


          19th Century League Champion
          1900s League Champion
          1910s League Champion

          1930s League Division Winner
          1950s League Champion
          1960 Strat-O-Matic League Regular Season Winner
          1960s League Division Winner
          1970s League Champion
          1971 Strat-O-Matic League Runner Up
          1980s League Champion
          All Time Greats League Champion

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          • #6
            1. Cobb
            2. Speaker
            3. Mays
            4. Mantle
            5. Dimaggio
            6. Hamilton
            7. Griffey Jr
            8. Snider
            9. Edmonds
            10. Puckett


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            • #7
              1. Willie Mays-credit for military service
              2. Ty Cobb
              3. Mickey Mantle
              4. Tris Speaker
              5. Joe DiMaggio-credit for military service
              6. Ken Griffey Jr.
              7. Mike Trout
              8. Carlos Beltran
              9. Kenny Lofton
              ​​​​​​​10. Andruw Jones

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              • #8
                1. Willie Mays
                2. Ty Cobb
                3. Joe DiMaggio
                4. Mickey Mantle
                5. Tris Speaker
                6. Ken Griffey Jr
                7. Duke Snider
                8. Mike Trout
                9. Carlos Beltran
                10. Billy Hamilton

                Honorable mention: Ashburn, Puckett, Edmonds, Andruw Jones, W. Davis

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                • #9
                  I promised myself for this project that I would go with my JRH ranking system, even though my gut goes against it. That said, this how my data came out;

                  Cobb
                  Mays
                  Mantle
                  Speaker
                  DiMaggio
                  Griffey
                  Snider
                  B Hamilton
                  Be Wiliams
                  Beltran

                  btw Trout is 11th and may pass Beltran before the season is over.
                  This week's Giant

                  #5 in games played as a Giant with 1721 , Bill Terry

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                  • #10
                    1. Cobb
                    2. Speaker
                    3. Dimaggio
                    4. Mays
                    5. Mantle
                    6. Snider
                    7. Griffey Jr
                    8. Averill
                    9. Edmonds
                    10.Ashburn


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                    • #11
                      Totals so far
                      Mays 84
                      Cobb 78
                      Speaker 69
                      Mantle 66
                      DiMaggio 58
                      Griffey 42
                      Snider 29
                      Charleston 18
                      Hamilton 13
                      Trout 7
                      Edmonds 6
                      Beltran 6
                      Ashburn 5
                      Jones 5
                      Averill 3
                      Lofton 2
                      Williams 2
                      Stearnes 1
                      Puckett 1
                      27 World Championships
                      22 retired numbers
                      Isn't it great to be a Yankee fan?

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                      • #12
                        Mays
                        Cobb
                        Speaker
                        Mantle
                        Charleston
                        DiMaggio
                        Griffey
                        Snider
                        Ashburn
                        Beltran

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by jjpm74 View Post
                          1. Willie Mays--Best defensive CF of all time, most games at CF all time (2829), one of the best offensive players of all time. Has a strong case for being the best player of all time.
                          2. Tris Speaker--Over 2000 G at CF, a positive dWAR and similar career WAR to Cobb. He was the better of the two if looking at the overall picture of CFs.
                          3. Oscar Charleston--Had he played in MLB, be had a shot of being top 5 all time. An easy choice here.
                          4. Ty Cobb--6th all time in WAR. An inner circle HOFer. This is a defensive position and his defense and the era he played in knocks him down a few slots.
                          5. Ken Griffey Jr.--the best player I have ever seen play.
                          6. Mickey Mantle--a truly amazing player in his prime. I'm not going to punish him for his later years.
                          7. Joe DiMaggio--3 MVPs, a defensive and offensive phenom and 1600+ games at CF makes him an easy choice
                          8. Duke Snider--The cornerstone of an iconic franchise and an amazing all around player
                          9. Andruw Jones--Mays is the best defensive outfielder of all time, but Jones is not far off from that honor.
                          10. Richie Ashburn--9th all time in games at CF (1980), 5.3 dWAR, 57.6 oWAR, 28.4 WAA. There are a few guys I considered here, but ultimately decided to go with a guy who I think tends to be a bit underrated (see honorable mentions).

                          Honorable mentions: Max Carey, Turkey Stearnes, Bernie Williams, Larry Doby, Jim Edmonds, Billy Hamilton

                          Also note, my cutoff for MLB players was 1000 games at CF. Had I lowered the bar to 750 games, players like Reggie Smith would have made by consideration set.
                          I love this list JJPM. It's not mine, but I love it.
                          "I am not too serious about anything. I believe you have to enjoy yourself to get the most out of your ability."-
                          George Brett

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                          • #14
                            Mine.

                            1. Willie Mays
                            2. Mickey Mantle
                            3. Ty Cobb
                            4. Tris Speaker
                            5. Ken Griffey Jr.
                            6. Joe Dimaggio
                            7. Carlos Beltran
                            8. Kenny Lofton
                            9. Duke Snider
                            10. Kirby Puckett
                            "I am not too serious about anything. I believe you have to enjoy yourself to get the most out of your ability."-
                            George Brett

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                            • #15
                              1 Mays
                              2 Cobb
                              3 Mantle
                              4 Speaker
                              5 Charleston
                              6 DiMaggio
                              7 Griffey
                              8 Beltran
                              9 Snider
                              10 Trout
                              Si quaeris peninsulam amoenam, circumspice.

                              Comprehensive Reform for the Veterans Committee -- Fixing the Hall continued.

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