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  • Hardball Times: Best Players By Decade

    The Hardball Times (hardballtimes.com) is beginning a monthly run of best players of each decade by position that will finish in December. Their first run is pre-1900 players. The next installment will be 1901-1910, followed by 1911-1920, etc up until 2001-2010.

    1800s <<LINK>>

    C - Buck Ewing
    1B/MGR - Cap Anson
    2B - Cupid Childs
    3B - Deacon White
    SS - Jack Glasscock
    LF - Ed Delahanty
    CF - Billy Hamilton
    RF - King Kelly

    SP - Kid Nichols
    SP - Cy Young
    SP - Tim Keefe
    SP - John Clarkson
    SP - Pud Galvin
    RP - Tony Mullane

    1901-1910 <<LINK>>

    C - Roger Bresnahan
    1B - Frank Chance
    2B - Nap Lajoie
    3B - Bill Bradley
    SS - Honus Wagner
    LF/MGR - Fred Clarke
    CF - Roy Thomas
    RF - Sam Crawford

    SP - Cy Young
    SP - Christy Mathewson
    SP - Rube Waddell
    SP - Eddie Plank
    SP - Vic Willis
    RP - Joe McGinnity

    1911-1920 <<LINK>>

    C - Chief Meyers
    1B - Stuffy McInnis
    2B - Eddie Collins
    3B - Frank Baker
    SS - Art Fletcher
    LF - Zack Wheat
    CF - Ty Cobb
    RF - Joe Jackson

    SP - Walter Johnson
    SP - Pete Alexander
    SP - Eddie Cicotte
    SP - Hippo Vaughn
    SP - Babe Adams
    RP - Slim Sallee

    MGR - John McGraw

    1921-1930 <<LINK>>

    C - Wally Schang
    1B - Lou Gehrig
    2B - Rogers Hornsby
    3B - Pie Traynor
    SS - Joe Sewell
    LF - Babe Ruth
    CF - Tris Speaker
    RF - Harry Heilmann

    SP - Dazzy Vance
    SP - Pete Alexander
    SP - Red Faber
    SP - Eddie Rommel
    SP - Urban Shocker
    RP - Firpo Marberry

    MGR - Miller Huggins
    Last edited by Ben Grimm; 03-28-2013, 06:09 AM.
    "Chuckie doesn't take on 2-0. Chuckie's hackin'." - Chuck Carr two days prior to being released by the Milwaukee Brewers

  • #2
    What no Mickey Welch I'm appaled

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    • #3
      Why didn't they separate the 1880's from the 1890's?
      Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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      • #4
        http://www.stevetheump.com/all_decad...htm#win_shares

        Most of the same 19th century players were 1st team using Bill James win shares. All of them were 1st, 2nd or 3rd team, all decade players.
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        "If I hear Bowie Kuhn say just once more he's doing something for the betterment of baseball, I'm going to throw-up.">Sparky Anderson
        MLB/Rockies/Yankees, Backer

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        • #5
          For anybody interested, list has been updated along with links to each decade.
          "Chuckie doesn't take on 2-0. Chuckie's hackin'." - Chuck Carr two days prior to being released by the Milwaukee Brewers

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          • #6
            Players from the 1920s were added today - post #1 shows everything up to date.
            "Chuckie doesn't take on 2-0. Chuckie's hackin'." - Chuck Carr two days prior to being released by the Milwaukee Brewers

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Honus Wagner Rules View Post
              Why didn't they separate the 1880's from the 1890's?
              Agreed. There were some deserving guys that got snubbed by lumping the 19th century together like that.
              "It ain't braggin' if you can do it." Dizzy Dean

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