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  • Best Baseball Player by Birth Year - 1963

    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.

    Bobby Bonilla
    Chris Bosio
    Jeff Brantley
    Ken Caminiti
    David Cone
    Shawon Dunston
    Lenny Dykstra
    Jeff Fassero
    Cecil Fielder
    Mike Greenwell
    Bryan Harvey
    Lance Johnson
    Randy Johnson
    Edgar Martinez
    Fred McGriff
    Mark McGwire
    Terry Mulholland
    Paul O'Neill
    Eric Plunk
    Bip Roberts
    David Wells

    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
    1964: Barry Bonds (best pitcher: Gooden/Saberhagen)
    1965: Craig Biggio (best pitcher: Kevin Brown)
    1966: Greg Maddux (best batter: Larry Walker)
    1967: John Smoltz (best batter: Kenny Lofton)
    29
    Bobby Bonilla
    0.00%
    0
    Chris Bosio
    0.00%
    0
    Jeff Brantley
    0.00%
    0
    Ken Caminiti
    0.00%
    0
    David Cone
    0.00%
    0
    Shawon Dunston
    0.00%
    0
    Lenny Dykstra
    3.45%
    1
    Jeff Fassero
    0.00%
    0
    Cecil Fielder
    0.00%
    0
    Mike Greenwell
    0.00%
    0
    Bryan Harvey
    0.00%
    0
    Lance Johnson
    0.00%
    0
    Randy Johnson
    51.72%
    15
    Edgar Martinez
    17.24%
    5
    Fred McGriff
    6.90%
    2
    Mark McGwire
    20.69%
    6
    Terry Mulholland
    0.00%
    0
    Paul O'Neill
    0.00%
    0
    Eric Plunk
    0.00%
    0
    Bip Roberts
    0.00%
    0
    David Wells
    0.00%
    0

    The poll is expired.


  • #2
    Randy Johnson with a tip o' the cap to Mark McGwire, and an unofficial tip o' the cap to Fred McGriff.

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    • #3
      Johnson
      Martinez
      McGwire
      Buck O'Neil: The Monarch of Baseball

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      • #4
        Originally posted by KCGHOST View Post
        Johnson
        Martinez
        McGwire
        You can only vote for two. Who do you want to drop?

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        • #5
          Sockeye, kindly review the rules of this project. You can only vote for two individuals. Please name who you would like to drop or I will disqualify your votes.

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          • #6
            Randy Johnson

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