Your All-Time Baseball team

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  1. Henry Gale

    Henry Gale New Member

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    1 starter at each position (8) (that a player played significant time)
    a platoon IF & OF (2)
    3 starters (3)
    1 relief (1)

    They must be players you seen in your lifetime.
    go.
     
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    C- Gary Carter
    1b- Don Mattingly
    2b- Willie Randolph
    SS- Derek Jeter
    3b- George Brett
    LF- Ricky Henderson
    CF- Andy Van Slyke
    RF- Dale Murphy
    IF- Cal Ripken
    OF- TOny Gwynn

    SP- Roger Clemens
    SP- Dave Righetti
    SP- Tom Seaver

    RP- Mariano Rivera
     
  3. Little Joey

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    Cool topic. Let's see how many people will disagree.

    C- Pudge Rodriguez
    1b- Don Mattingly
    2b- Roberto Alomar
    SS- Ozzie Smith (should be A-Rod but I hate that mother fucker)
    3b- George Brett
    LF- Barry Bonds
    CF- Ken Griffey Jr.
    RF- Ichiro Suzuki
    IF- A-Rod (Fuck!)
    OF- Ricky Henderson

    SP-Greg Maddox
    SP-Randy Johnson
    SP-Pedro Martinez

    RP- Bob Stanley (Kidding! Obviously Mo Rivera.)

    * I've seen Carlton, Reggie Jackson and Bench play but not during their peak years, which is why I didn't include them.
     
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    I completely forgot about alomar, definately the best 2b of the era.

    I was going to add griffy but him injurys have just over shadowed his career for me. And I agree about a-roids, he is just such a prick... juicing prick.
     
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    You are probably a bit older than me (36). I caught jackson right at the end of his career. I actually caught an actual game at fenway during his farwell season. My first game courtesy of my uncle. While everyone was trying to get reggie autograph some rook name mcguire signed my glove. It kills me he juiced, it was such a huge moment in my childhood, I felt robbed.
     
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    I would have forgotten to put down Mattingly if you hadn't. One could make a case for Bagwell, but Mattingly was head & shoulders better than any first baseman during his playing days. Plus, he was an awesome defensive first baseman and it cool watching him play defense.

    A-Rod was a great SS, but he makes it so hard to root for him. Here's a guy who goes out with manly women, an old Madonna, wears purple lipstick and swatted the ball out of Bronson Arroyo's hand like a chick. Then has the balls to stand on second base, raising his arms like he didn't do anything. Fuck you A-Fraud.
     
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    agreed. and as a yankee fan I hate that he wears the stripes... I can't wait for the day his days are over. disgrace.

    Mattingly was amazing, and then his back went. Much like Bird. His productive years are some of the best ever by a 1st basemen, he would have defined the position if he could have played through his prime.
     
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    I didn't know Reggie left California to play with the A's in 1987. I always assumed he retired with the Angels after losing the ALCS in 1986. Shit, I would have been pissed of too if some rookie signed my glove instead of Reggie, even if it was Mark McGwire's. Btw, do you still have McGwire's autograph?

    I'm only a few years older (39), but I remember watching baseball regularly in the late 70's, around 79-80.

    Coincidentally, my first Fenway Park visit was in 1987, it was a night game and the Sox were playing the Yankees. Mike Smithson was the Red Sox pitcher. I'll never forget it. We were sitting in the last row, 1st base side and the standing room patrons were directly behind us. Yankee fans were everywhere and the park looked like a cathedral with all the bright lights lit up around the park. I barely paid attention to the game. Good times.
     
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    actually I was thrilled.
     
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    You're actually right, you never said that. I wrongly assumed you'd be upset. Why would you be, he set the rookie homerun record that year with 49.
     
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    at 12 I was just happy to meet a baseball player. the Jackson signing area was so packed I couldnt get in, and there was this almost nobody. though he was making a name for himself because he was hitting homers and chasing the rookie mark.

    yes I still have the glove, but I played little league with it.
     
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    C - Johnny Bench
    1B- Pete Rose (I know he played many positions, but this is what i remembered most)
    2B- Ryne Sandberg
    SS- Cal Ripken Jr
    3B- George Brett
    LF- Carl Yastrzemski
    CF- Ken Griffey Jr.
    RF- Reggie Jackson
    OF- Kirby Puckett, Tony Gwynn, Dave Winfield, Ricky Henderson (so many to choose)
    IF- Mike Schmidt

    SP- Nolan Ryan
    SP- Roger Clemens
    SP- Greg Maddox
    RP- Mariano Rivera
     
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    1970s-1980s was clearly a better era for baseball then 90-2000 just judging from peoples teams.
     
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    You made some really excellent selections. The Yaz, Sandberg and Rose picks were pleasant surprises.

    It's odd but every time Yaz is mentioned I think of that slow, old stiff DH that hung around a little too long. Unfortunately, I wasn't old enough to see Yaz play during his prime and appreciate his contributions. The guy was a very good offensive and great defensive baseball player.