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  • Best Baseball Player by Birth Year - 1964

    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.

    You are allowed to vote for a maximum of two players (because oftentimes it seems individuals prefer not to choose between batters and pitchers, rather choosing one of each).

    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.

    Brady Anderson
    Barry Bonds
    Jay Buhner
    John Burkett
    Ellis Burks
    Jose Canseco
    Will Clark
    Dwight Gooden
    Mark Grace
    Ozzie Guillen
    Roberto Hernandez
    Michael Jackson
    Stan Javier
    Barry Larkin
    Joe Magrane
    Dave Martinez
    Mark McLemore
    Rafael Palmeiro
    Kenny Rogers
    Bret Saberhagen
    BJ Surhoff
    Kevin Tapani
    Bobby Witt

    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
    1965: Craig Biggio (best pitcher: Kevin Brown)
    1966: Greg Maddux (best batter: Larry Walker)
    1967: John Smoltz (best batter: Kenny Lofton)
    42
    Brady Anderson
    0.00%
    0
    Barry Bonds
    50.00%
    21
    Jay Buhner
    0.00%
    0
    John Burkett
    0.00%
    0
    Ellis Burks
    0.00%
    0
    Jose Canseco
    2.38%
    1
    Will Clark
    0.00%
    0
    Dwight Gooden
    9.52%
    4
    Mark Grace
    2.38%
    1
    Ozzie Guillen
    0.00%
    0
    Roberto Hernandez
    0.00%
    0
    Michael Jackson
    0.00%
    0
    Stan Javier
    0.00%
    0
    Barry Larkin
    23.81%
    10
    Joe Magrane
    0.00%
    0
    Dave Martinez
    0.00%
    0
    Mark McLemore
    0.00%
    0
    Rafael Palmeiro
    2.38%
    1
    Kenny Rogers
    0.00%
    0
    Bret Saberhagen
    9.52%
    4
    BJ Surhoff
    0.00%
    0
    Kevin Tapani
    0.00%
    0
    Bobby Witt
    0.00%
    0

    The poll is expired.


  • #2
    Sockeye, you voted for three players. You can only vote for two. Who do you want to drop?

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    • #3
      Bonds and Larkin
      1885 1886 1926 1931 1934 1942 1944 1946 1964 1967 1982 2006 2011

      1887 1888 1928 1930 1943 1968 1985 1987 2004 2013

      1996 2000 2001 2002 2005 2009 2012 2014 2015


      The Top 100 Pitchers In MLB History
      The Top 100 Position Players In MLB History

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      • #4
        Bonds and a tip o' the cap the Saberhagen.

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        • #5
          I took best literall so it was Bonds and Gooden. If it was best career Larkin was #2, best career with my head in the sand Palmeiro might have got #2.

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          • #6
            It really is a no brainer so I'll go with other than.
            That would come down to Larkin, Raffy, and the Thrill.
            Raffy gets dinged for obvious reasons so that leaves two.
            Gotta go with the Hall of Famer.

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            • #7
              Can't wait to get to 1968 (the year I was born!). It was a stacked year for great players being born.
              Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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              • #8
                Bonds and Larkin
                "Allen Sutton Sothoron pitched his initials off today."--1920s article

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                • #9
                  I went with Bonds and Doc.

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                  • #10
                    Bonds & Larkin.
                    Buck O'Neil: The Monarch of Baseball

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                    • #11
                      Second Base Coach, you voted for four players. You may only vote for two. Who would you like to drop? Kindly reply by tomorrow or I'll have to DQ your votes.
                      Last edited by Cowtipper; 01-14-2012, 03:03 PM.

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