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Baseball Fever Policy

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This document was based on a similar policy used by SABR.

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Pirates all time 25 man roster

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  • Pirates all time 25 man roster

    C: Jason Kendall, Manny Sanguillen
    1B: Jake Beckley, Elbie Fletcher
    2B: Bill Mazeroski, Claude Ritchey
    3B: Tommy Leach, Pie Traynor
    SS: Honus Wagner, Arky Vaughan
    LF: Willie Stargell, Barry Bonds
    CF: Max Carey
    RF: Roberto Clemente, Paul Waner
    SP: Babe Adams, Wilbur Cooper, Bob Friend, Sam Leever, Ed Morris
    RP: Roy Face, Kent Tekulve, Al McBean, Tony Watson, Dave Giustri

    How many games would this team win against 2016 competition if all of these Pirates players were together in their Pirates prime?

    The way I see it is the starting rotation would be among the best in baseball with a very good bullpen. The lineup would clearly be the best in baseball. Bonds and Waner on the bench enough said. All that said 115 wins should be possible.
    My dream ballpark dimensions
    LF: 388 Feet...Height 37 Feet...LCF: 455 Feet...CF: 542 Feet...Height 35 Feet
    RCF: 471 Feet...RF: 400 Feet...Height 60 Feet
    Location....San Diego

  • #2
    I don't know about the rotation. Blass, Drabek, Candelaria-all could be considered. But the Pirates have always relied more on the "Lumber Company" than on their pitching.
    I might move Pops to 1st and make room somewhere for Kiner and Clarke. And where is Parker? There just isn't enough room for all the hitters that have played for them.
    27 World Championships
    22 retired numbers
    Isn't it great to be a Yankee fan?


    • #3
      Originally posted by dwj21792 View Post
      I don't know about the rotation. Blass, Drabek, Candelaria-all could be considered. But the Pirates have always relied more on the "Lumber Company" than on their pitching.
      I might move Pops to 1st and make room somewhere for Kiner and Clarke. And where is Parker? There just isn't enough room for all the hitters that have played for them.
      I second this...
      "I am not too serious about anything. I believe you have to enjoy yourself to get the most out of your ability."-
      George Brett


      • #4
        My team looks like this:

        C Jason Kendall
        Manny Sanguillen

        1B Willie Stargell
        Jake Beckley

        2B.Bill Mazeroski
        Claude Ritchey

        SS Honus Wagner
        Arky Vaughn

        3B Pie Traynor
        Tommy Leach

        LF Ralph Kiner
        Fred Clarke

        CF Max Carey
        Lloyd Waner

        RF Roberto Clemente
        Paul Waner

        SP Babe Adams
        Wilbur Cooper
        Deacon Phillippe
        John Candelaria

        5th Starter Rip Sewell or Dock Ellis?

        RP Bob Friend
        Vern Law

        CP Roy Face
        Kent Tekulve

        I think Danny Murtaugh is Manager and Chuck Tanner is Bench Coach.
        Even though his Pirate days were probably PED free, I'll trade Bonds to someone for an LHP
        Honorable mention goes to Matty Alou.
        Honorable Mention goes to George Grantham
        Honorable Mention to Dave Parker
        Honorable Mention to All Oliver
        Semi-honorable mention to Dave Cash
        Although their time with the Pirates was short I like Manny Mota and Smokey Burgess as Pinch Hitters...although this line up sooooooo doesn't need them.
        For post season play I'll activate Bruce Kison.

        Last edited by Sunny Jim; 07-11-2017, 04:29 PM.
        "Baseball is like church. Many attend, few understand." Leo Durocher


        • #5
          The problem is, Stargell really didn't move to 1B until 1975, pretty late in his career. He played quite a bit there in 72 and a fair amount in 64, his second season. But, most years he played 10, 20 or so games at first. All of his best seasons were in LF. He did have several productive seasons at first, including his undeserved MVP year in 79. But, he was a much more productive player as a LFer and played many more games there. Of course, putting Stargell at first makes room for another fine LFer- Bonds, Clarke, Kiner. And, it puts a big bat at first, though most of those big bat moments took place while he was in LF.


          • #6
            Ron, you are essentially correct. Stargell played 1st base as early as 1963, but only for 16 games. He continued to play sporadically until 1972 when he played 101 games there. But he could and did occasionally did play there so...I took a liberty and moved him there. I think the Baseball Gods will understand.

            As an aside, I feel like my team needs more pitching...another middle inning guy...maybe Bill Blass?

            Last edited by Sunny Jim; 07-17-2017, 04:10 PM.
            "Baseball is like church. Many attend, few understand." Leo Durocher