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Best Philadelphia A of all-time

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  • Best Philadelphia A of all-time

    A) Jimmie Foxx
    B) Lefty Grove
    C) Home Run Baker
    D) Al Simmons
    E) Eddie Collins
    F) Jack Coombs


    I vote for Grove

  • #2
    Jimmie Foxx.
    Always go to other people's funerals, otherwise they won't come to yours. - Yogi Berra

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Dodgerfan1 View Post
      Jimmie Foxx.
      Good choice, but I'm stickin with Grove

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Soxrock View Post
        A) Jimmie Foxx
        B) Lefty Grove
        C) Home Run Baker
        D) Al Simmons
        E) Eddie Collins
        F) Jack Coombs


        I vote for Grove

        You couldn't find a better guy for "F" than Jack Coombs? Like Mickey Cochrane for example? Or even Bob Johnson. If you insist on a pitcher, there's always Rube Waddell, who had an amazing peak with the team. If you want a pitcher with some longevity, how about Eddie Plank? Chief Bender would be a better choice than Coombs.

        But to answer your question, the best Philadelphia A ever was Jimmie Foxx. He was a Giant in a game of dwarves.

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        • #5
          Foxx. Who would the be the all-time teams SS Jack Barry or have I missed someone from the 00s decade.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Soxrock View Post
            Good choice, but I'm stickin with Grove
            Yes, it was between Grove and Foxx for me. Almost went with Grove....
            Always go to other people's funerals, otherwise they won't come to yours. - Yogi Berra

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            • #7
              Originally posted by PVNICK View Post
              Foxx. Who would the be the all-time teams SS Jack Barry or have I missed someone from the 00s decade.
              Possibly. Maybe Joost? He was just an average hitter, but walked a lot, thus helping his OBP. It's a pretty weak crop, alright.
              Always go to other people's funerals, otherwise they won't come to yours. - Yogi Berra

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Dodgerfan1 View Post
                Possibly. Maybe Joost? He was just an average hitter, but walked a lot, thus helping his OBP. It's a pretty weak crop, alright.
                That seems as good as any. I think in the 30s Eric McNair and maybe one other player had a good year or two. The 00s SS was Monte Cross who I think was a weak offesive player even for that era. So weak crop might be an understatement.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by tearforamariner View Post
                  You couldn't find a better guy for "F" than Jack Coombs? Like Mickey Cochrane for example? Or even Bob Johnson. If you insist on a pitcher, there's always Rube Waddell, who had an amazing peak with the team. If you want a pitcher with some longevity, how about Eddie Plank? Chief Bender would be a better choice than Coombs.

                  But to answer your question, the best Philadelphia A ever was Jimmie Foxx. He was a Giant in a game of dwarves.
                  Well, here are my answers:

                  Cochrane) I, personally, associate Mickey Cochrane as the catcher for the Tigers more than the A's
                  Waddell) He didn't play very long and was equally wild as dominant
                  Plank and Bender) Well, I just left them out because I didn't want this drawn out

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                  • #10
                    I think Connie Mack said he felt his greatest player ever was Al Simmons.
                    In the 1920's, Harry Heilmann led the AL with a .364 average. In addition, he averaged 220 hits, 45 doubles, 12 triples, 16 homers, 110 runs, and 130 RBI.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Soxrock View Post
                      Well, here are my answers:

                      Cochrane) I, personally, associate Mickey Cochrane as the catcher for the Tigers more than the A's
                      Waddell) He didn't play very long and was equally wild as dominant
                      Plank and Bender) Well, I just left them out because I didn't want this drawn out
                      But Cochrane actually had his best playing years in Philly. May I ask who your catcher would be on the A's of Philly.

                      Welcome back ARod. Hope you are a Yankee forever.
                      Phil Rizzuto-a Yankee forever.

                      Holy Cow

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                      • #12
                        My dad was a young boy in Philly when these superstars were playing, he had all their autographs in a book which my mom sold about 5 years ago for some good cash!

                        What a team! The greatest lefthander of all time, probably the greatest right handed power hitter of them all, and in Simmons the only
                        .390 power hitter ever in the American league. Cochrane in this lineup always batted 3rd usually reserved for the teams best hitter but I remember my father saying that when Cochrane got a day off Mack had Cy Perkins batting 3rd.

                        1) Grove
                        2) Foxx
                        3) Simmons
                        4) Cochrane
                        5) Earnshaw

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                        • #13
                          1. Jimmy Foxx
                          2. Lefty Grove
                          3. Al Simmons
                          4. Eddie Collins
                          5. Mickey Cochrane
                          6. Frank Baker
                          7. Eddie Plank
                          8. Rube Waddell
                          9. Bob Johnson
                          10. Chief Bender
                          ...........................
                          11. Max Bishop
                          12. Jack Coombs
                          13. Bing Miller
                          14. Jimmy Dykes
                          15. Gus Zernial
                          16. Elmer Valo
                          17. Eddie Rommel
                          18. Rube Walberg
                          19. Eddie Joost
                          20. Harry Davis/Stuffy McInnis
                          Last edited by chicagowhitesox1173; 04-17-2013, 11:30 PM.
                          "(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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                          • #14
                            --If you are making all time teams from pre-WWII (and few Philly A's from after would be candidates for the team) then the A's give the Yankees a good run for their money.

                            C: Mickey Cochrane (definately an A not a Tiger)
                            1B: Jimmie Foxx
                            2B: Eddie Collins (close call with White Sox)
                            3B: Frank Baker
                            SS: Jack Barry (by far teams biggest hole)
                            LF: Al Simons
                            CF: Topsy Hartsel
                            RF: Socks Seibold
                            C: Wally Schang
                            IF: Jimmy Dykes
                            OF: Bob Johnson might push Harsel or Seibold to the bench
                            SP: Left Grove
                            SP: Rube Waddell
                            SP: Eddie Plank
                            SP: Chief Bender
                            P: Jack Coombs
                            P: George Earnshaw
                            P: Eddie Rommell

                            --Anyway I'd go with Grove as best of a very good field

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