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Past or present, who's the Steve Yzerman of baseball?

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  • #16
    I have to agree with another poster....Johnny Bench hits this one square on. Stayed with the Reds throughout, great on offense and defense, a team leader and the media loved the guy. Played his last 5 years on knees that would barely hold him up at times...and as a catcher for a lot of that time.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Yankee Legend
      Just one man fits that criteria and more...Lou Gehrig
      Gehrig really wasn't that great on defense.

      The first player that came to my mind is Brooks Robinson.

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      • #18
        My Dog Sparty wrote:
        The Detroit Red Wings Steve Yzerman is my favorite athlete of all-time for reasons listed below:

        1.)Loyal to one team his entire career
        2.)Humble leadership
        3.)Honed his skills to star staus on both offense and defense
        4.)Great with the media and fans
        5.)Physically and mentally tough

        ...is there a player in the history of baseball who has this entire package?
        Tony Gwynn comes to mind....
        Last edited by mlazar; 03-07-2006, 04:07 PM.

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        • #19
          not to be a yankees homer here, but...


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          • #20
            Who is Steve Yzerman? Just for those of those who think Hockey is a joke and not worth caring one iota about.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by SABR Matt
              Who is Steve Yzerman? Just for those of those who think Hockey is a joke and not worth caring one iota about.
              Is that a serious question or are you purposely trying to come off like an A-hole?
              ?

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              • #22
                How about the late Kirby Puckett

                If I had to pick one guy that best fits all the qualifications, it'd be Ripken.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by abacab
                  How about the late Kirby Puckett
                  I'm afraid Kirby probably had too many off-the-field issues to fit this catagory

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                  • #24
                    Ripken, Ripken, Ripken
                    "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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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by MyDogSparty
                      The Detroit Red Wings Steve Yzerman is my favorite athlete of all-time for reasons listed below:

                      1.)Loyal to one team his entire career
                      2.)Humble leadership
                      3.)Honed his skills to star staus on both offense and defense
                      4.)Great with the media and fans
                      5.)Physically and mentally tough

                      ...is there a player in the history of baseball who has this entire package?
                      There have been sebveral. Most recently, Ripken comes to mind.

                      As far as current players, I can think of no one in particular that has been with one team for all their career, someone of longevity that is, and meets the criteria you set out.
                      1968 and 1984, the greatest ever.

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