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  • #91
    Originally posted by AstrosFan View Post
    Freehan's the first catcher that comes to mind when I think of the 1960s. Do you know what Elston Howard did in his MVP year? I like the Murcer idea. And I'm still pretty sure Jackson '73 or Parker '78 are the best options in right field. Anyone willing to take a chance on them?
    Somebody with fewer than 2 strikes should pick one. I am sure that one of those 2 has to be the top-there is just nobody left.

    Edit: I just remembered Winfield '79. He might have topped them both.
    Last edited by brett; 04-13-2012, 06:45 PM.

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    • #92
      Originally posted by brett View Post
      Since Murphy would have tied in '87 I am going to take Rickey Henderson'85 as the tie and I'll go out on a limb and pick Dawson '81 as the other tie.
      Originally posted by brett View Post
      OK I guess I'll go with Murcer '71 in CF officially and
      McRae at DH in '76 and '82 officially.
      All of these are correct
      "Allen Sutton Sothoron pitched his initials off today."--1920s article

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      • #93
        Gary Sheffield - 1996

        I thought it was mentioned earlier, but then looked back realized that it was just "suggested" and not chosen. If it wasn't Walker in 1997, it has to be this one. Right?
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        • #94
          Originally posted by Matthew C. View Post
          Gary Sheffield - 1996

          I thought it was mentioned earlier, but then looked back realized that it was just "suggested" and not chosen. If it wasn't Walker in 1997, it has to be this one. Right?
          You are correct
          "Allen Sutton Sothoron pitched his initials off today."--1920s article

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          • #95
            Originally posted by Matthew C. View Post
            Gary Sheffield - 1996

            I thought it was mentioned earlier, but then looked back realized that it was just "suggested" and not chosen. If it wasn't Walker in 1997, it has to be this one. Right?
            Originally posted by Tyrus4189Cobb View Post
            You are correct
            You're welcome.
            "Any pitcher who throws at a batter and deliberately tries to hit him is a communist."

            - Alvin Dark

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            • #96
              Originally posted by brett View Post
              I feel I remember that Howard did peak in the 150s (from one of our drafts a few years ago) I am not sure if he was playing catcher in that season.
              Howard primarily played catcher every year from 1960-1968, his last season. If you have an idea, go for it, or offer it to someone with strikes to give.
              "Any pitcher who throws at a batter and deliberately tries to hit him is a communist."

              - Alvin Dark

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              • #97
                Originally posted by AstrosFan View Post
                You're welcome.
                I should have listened/paid more attention earlier!
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                • #98
                  Originally posted by AstrosFan View Post
                  Howard primarily played catcher every year from 1960-1968, his last season. If you have an idea, go for it, or offer it to someone with strikes to give.
                  I am done guessing. It was his first or second year primarily as a catcher but I think he might not have qualified so it still could be Freehan67 or '68 if anyone wants to guess.
                  That would leave Harrah somewhere between '74 and '79 as my best guess
                  And Winfield '79 or Jackson '73 or Parker '78

                  And the second baseman who tied Sandberg.

                  If anyone with strikes to give wants to guess based on those then go for it.

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                  • #99
                    Anyone wish to guess?
                    "Allen Sutton Sothoron pitched his initials off today."--1920s article

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                    • 1966 - Catcher - Joe Torre
                      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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                      • Originally posted by GiambiJuice View Post
                        1966 - Catcher - Joe Torre
                        I was not expecting that. You are correct
                        "Allen Sutton Sothoron pitched his initials off today."--1920s article

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                        • Nobody else seems to have any interest/insight on the 60s second baseman. I've mentioned McAuliffe and Morgan- any thoughts?

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                          • Originally posted by BigRon View Post
                            Nobody else seems to have any interest/insight on the 60s second baseman. I've mentioned McAuliffe and Morgan- any thoughts?
                            McAuliffe qualifies as a second baseman in 1962, 1967, 1968, and 1969. If his top seasons occurred outside those years, it's probably not him. Someone familiar with his career should consider that in whether to eliminate him as a possibility. As for additions to McAuliffe and Morgan, the only player I can think of is Rod Carew. The selection doesn't begin until the late '60s, so if he took a few years to round into form, then he's probably out too. Again, that's something for another person to answer.

                            I think we should still take some shots at the 1970s right fielder. Brett and I narrowed it down to 1973 Reggie Jackson, 1978 Dave Parker, and 1979 Dave Winfield. There is no guarantee one of them is right, but we consider them the best possibilities.

                            Because I am more confident in that, I am going to take a swing. Since brett has suspended his guessing, there is no way I can win. We both have three strikes, and he has far more correct answers. If I'm right, great, but if not, I'm willing to take one for the team.

                            How about Reggie Jackson 1973 for right field?
                            "Any pitcher who throws at a batter and deliberately tries to hit him is a communist."

                            - Alvin Dark

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                            • Originally posted by AstrosFan View Post
                              McAuliffe qualifies as a second baseman in 1962, 1967, 1968, and 1969. If his top seasons occurred outside those years, it's probably not him. Someone familiar with his career should consider that in whether to eliminate him as a possibility. As for additions to McAuliffe and Morgan, the only player I can think of is Rod Carew. The selection doesn't begin until the late '60s, so if he took a few years to round into form, then he's probably out too. Again, that's something for another person to answer.

                              I think we should still take some shots at the 1970s right fielder. Brett and I narrowed it down to 1973 Reggie Jackson, 1978 Dave Parker, and 1979 Dave Winfield. There is no guarantee one of them is right, but we consider them the best possibilities.

                              Because I am more confident in that, I am going to take a swing. Since brett has suspended his guessing, there is no way I can win. We both have three strikes, and he has far more correct answers. If I'm right, great, but if not, I'm willing to take one for the team.

                              How about Reggie Jackson 1973 for right field?
                              What about Pete Rose at second base? Though Carew makes sense.

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                              • Would you guys like a hint? Or maybe you should recruit some people to help you out? There's only about five answers to go.
                                "Allen Sutton Sothoron pitched his initials off today."--1920s article

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