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  • Best Baseball Player by Birth Year - 1967

    Here's another fun project idea I had - we are going to name the best baseball players by birth year. The rules are simple: Vote for who you believe to be the best player on the given list, with each player on that list sharing the same year of birth.

    Currently, you are allowed to vote for only one player, however shortly you will be allowed to vote for a maximum of two (because oftentimes it seems individuals prefer not to choose between batters and pitchers, rather choosing one of each).

    Some of the early years may be kind of boring, however I hope it picks up as we get going.

    A few of the early years are already taken care of for us, as there was only one person who played Major League Baseball born that year.

    A couple notes about this project:

    1) The lists are constructed using information from Baseball-Reference.com. They are rather arbitrarily made, however I think they will cover the top players from each year.

    2) The lists will, at most, contain 20-25 names.

    3) Only MLB players (including NA players) are being considered for this project. I am omitting Negro Leaguers, pre-Major Leaguers, Japanese guys etc. for the sake of ease.

    4) Though I am including only major league players, for those who spent time playing in the pre-Major League era or the Negro Leagues (et cetera), you may take into consideration this peripheral playing experience. Weigh it as as you see fit.

    5) The poll will stay open for one week.

    Which of the following individuals was the best player? You may vote for up to two players.

    Jim Abbott
    Kevin Appier
    Andy Ashby
    Andy Benes
    Vinny Castilla
    Rheal Cormier
    Luis Gonzalez
    Tom Gordon
    Marquis Grissom
    Trevor Hoffman
    Gregg Jefferies
    Ray Lankford
    Kenny Lofton
    Tino Martinez
    Brian McRae
    Charles Nagy
    Jaime Navarro
    Reggie Sanders
    John Smoltz
    Mike Stanton
    Mo Vaughn
    Robin Ventura
    Omar Vizquel
    Tim Worrell
    Eric Young

    Code:
    Best players by birth year:
    
    1831: Nate Berkenstock
    1832: Lew Carl
    1833: None
    1834: None
    1835: Harry Wright
    1836: Dickey Pearce
    1837: None
    1838: Dave Birdsall
    1839: Al Barker
    1840: Al Reach
    23
    Jim Abbott
    0.00%
    0
    Kevin Appier
    0.00%
    0
    Andy Ashby
    0.00%
    0
    Andy Benes
    0.00%
    0
    Vinny Castilla
    0.00%
    0
    Rheal Cormier
    0.00%
    0
    Luis Gonzalez
    0.00%
    0
    Tom Gordon
    0.00%
    0
    Marquis Grissom
    0.00%
    0
    Trevor Hoffman
    0.00%
    0
    Gregg Jefferies
    0.00%
    0
    Ray Lankford
    0.00%
    0
    Kenny Lofton
    30.43%
    7
    Tino Martinez
    0.00%
    0
    Brian McRae
    0.00%
    0
    Charles Nagy
    0.00%
    0
    Jaime Navarro
    0.00%
    0
    Reggie Sanders
    0.00%
    0
    John Smoltz
    60.87%
    14
    Mike Stanton
    0.00%
    0
    Mo Vaughn
    0.00%
    0
    Robin Ventura
    0.00%
    0
    Omar Vizquel
    8.70%
    2
    Tim Worrell
    0.00%
    0
    Eric Young
    0.00%
    0

    The poll is expired.


  • #2
    Position player: Omar Vizquel

    Pitcher: John Smoltz
    Chop! Chop! Chop!

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    • #3
      I went with Smoltz and Lofton. Vizquel isn't bad, but he's not as good a choice as Lofton.

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      • #4
        Lofton and Smoltz.

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        • #5
          vizquel and smoltz

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