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    Who had the best career under 10 years?

    Addie Joss is a good choice.

    Anyone else?
    "Hey Mr. McGraw! Can I pitch to-day?"

  • #2
    Albert Pujols and Ichiro
    Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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    • #3
      No fair! No active players allowed!!!!
      "Hey Mr. McGraw! Can I pitch to-day?"

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Victory Faust View Post
        No fair! No active players allowed!!!!
        You didn't stipulate that they had to be retired.
        Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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        • #5
          Sorry...yeah, I was more thinking of complete careers.

          I'm hard-pressed to come up with anyone other than Addie Joss.
          "Hey Mr. McGraw! Can I pitch to-day?"

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          • #6
            Ray Chapman and Ross Youngs might be candidates.

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            • #7
              Levi Meyerle, Dave Orr

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              • #8
                Lyman Bostock was off to a good start. Perhaps too short though to consider with others in a 'career' category.

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                • #9
                  From the 1990s, we have Bryan harvey and Rusty Greer

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                  • #10
                    Dave Orr, Benny Kauff, Bill Joyce, George Stone, Ed Swartwood, Bill Lange ...
                    Mythical SF Chronicle scouting report: "That Jeff runs like a deer. Unfortunately, he also hits AND throws like one." I am Venus DeMilo - NO ARM! I can play like a big leaguer, I can field like Luzinski, run like Lombardi. The secret to managing is keeping the ones who hate you away from the undecided ones. I am a triumph of quantity over quality. I'm almost useful, every village needs an idiot.
                    Good traders: MadHatter(2), BoofBonser26, StormSurge

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                    • #11
                      Rube Waddell, Dizzy Dean, Joe Wood, Roger Connor.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Bill Burgess View Post
                        Rube Waddell, Dizzy Dean, Joe Wood, Roger Connor.
                        Under 10 years? What am I missing here?
                        Mythical SF Chronicle scouting report: "That Jeff runs like a deer. Unfortunately, he also hits AND throws like one." I am Venus DeMilo - NO ARM! I can play like a big leaguer, I can field like Luzinski, run like Lombardi. The secret to managing is keeping the ones who hate you away from the undecided ones. I am a triumph of quantity over quality. I'm almost useful, every village needs an idiot.
                        Good traders: MadHatter(2), BoofBonser26, StormSurge

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                        • #13
                          Ron LeFlore was pretty good for about 2/3 of his nine year career. He stole 455 bases in those nine seasons.
                          Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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                          • #14
                            I didn't see this thread before, but there is a thread I started in the HOF forum that is a good tie in to this one:

                            http://baseball-fever.com/showthread.php?t=75775

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                            • #15
                              Lefty O'Doul technically played in 11 seasons, but his first three were only a few games each and he didn't really get started until he was 31 years old.

                              John Kruk is one that comes to mind, but he played exactly ten seasons, so I'm not sure if it counts. 133 career OPS+ is pretty damn good.
                              My top 10 players:

                              1. Babe Ruth
                              2. Barry Bonds
                              3. Ty Cobb
                              4. Ted Williams
                              5. Willie Mays
                              6. Alex Rodriguez
                              7. Hank Aaron
                              8. Honus Wagner
                              9. Lou Gehrig
                              10. Mickey Mantle

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