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  • Mickey Cochrane or Mickey Mantle

    Mickey Charles Mantle, as everyone knows, was named after Gordon Stanley Cochrane. They were both outstanding players; but, which one would you say was better, considering all aspects of their contributions on the field?
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  • #2
    I always thought of Cochrane as the second best catcher of alltime but I would pick Mantle as the better player. It's probably closer than what I think though.
    "(Shoeless Joe Jackson's fall from grace is one of the real tragedies of baseball. I always thought he was more sinned against than sinning." -- Connie Mack

    "I have the ultimate respect for Whitesox fans. They were as miserable as the Cubs and Redsox fans ever were but always had the good decency to keep it to themselves. And when they finally won the World Series, they celebrated without annoying every other fan in the country."--Jim Caple, ESPN (Jan. 12, 2011)

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    • #3
      Joe Dimaggio.
      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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      • #4
        --I probably have Cochrane rated higher than anyone else who played so little, excepting Jackie Robinson. Game for game I'm not sure I wouldn't rather have Mickey the senior, but even for a catcher his career was fairly short. Mantle wins pretty easily.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by GiambiJuice View Post
          Joe Dimaggio.
          Why a duck?

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          • #6
            Is it really that one-sided?

            One of these guys has a career OBP of .421 (17th all time)

            The other has a career OBP of .419 (18th all time).

            One has a career BA of .320 (55th all time); the other has a career BA of .298 (232nd all time).

            Both are serious contenders for Best Ever at a key position.

            One was voted MVP 3 times; the other won 2 MVPs.

            One was an inspirational leader known for his fiery take-no-prisoners style of play. The other was not.
            Last edited by westsidegrounds; 08-31-2012, 02:27 PM.

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            • #7
              Does Mickey Morandini go up against the winner?
              "If I drink whiskey, I'll never get worms!" - Hack Wilson

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Dude Paskert View Post
                Does Mickey Morandini go up against the winner?
                No, DP, the winner doesn't go up against anybody. It's not that kind of poll.

                I thought it would be interesting to see if an Oklahoma lead miner's son ended up being a more valuable presence on the ball field than the elite Hall of Famer his dad named him for. I don't think it's all that certain that he did, but I'm curious as to what other people think (and why).

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by westsidegrounds View Post
                  No, DP, the winner doesn't go up against anybody. It's not that kind of poll.

                  I thought it would be interesting to see if an Oklahoma lead miner's son ended up being a more valuable presence on the ball field than the elite Hall of Famer his dad named him for. I don't think it's all that certain that he did, but I'm curious as to what other people think (and why).

                  I believe that Cochrane's contribution excede that of the stats he presented. He was the fearless leader on all thos A's and Tigers teams, who had players with better stats. Something similar happens to Berra and Bench, but these two were clearly exceded by Mantle and Morgan respectively on their team.

                  Mantle is an all time hitter (the new trend), period.
                  "I am not too serious about anything. I believe you have to enjoy yourself to get the most out of your ability."-
                  George Brett

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