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  • Baseballs All TIme All Star Team.

    I have always enjoyed discussing the All time greatest ball players and a Cosmic All Star team consisting of the best of all time in all positions.

    Here is my picks:

    1st Base - Lou Gehrig
    2nd Base - Robbie Alomar
    3rd Base - Brooks Robinson
    SS - Cal Ripken Jr.
    Utility infielder - Pete Rose
    Outfield - Mickey Mantle
    - Willie Mays
    - Carl Yastremski
    DH - Babe Ruth
    Catcher - Yogi Berra
    Starters - Bob Gibson
    - Don Drysdale
    - Whitey Ford
    Reliever - Rollie Fingers
    Manager - Casey Stengel
    Last edited by manofire2; 10-20-2003, 10:52 AM.

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    1st Base - Lou Gehrig (agreed)
    2nd Base - Rogers Hornsby
    3rd Base - Brooks Robinson
    SS - Honus Wagner
    Utility Infielder- You don't need one with these guys

    Outfield
    - Willie Mays
    - Ted Williams
    - Joe Dimagio

    Catcher - Ivan Rudriguez...Yes he is!

    Starters
    - Sandy Kofax
    - Nolan Ryan
    - Babe Ruth!!!
    - Cy Young

    Reliever- Mariano Rivera!!!

    Manager- Joe McCarthy
    Last edited by E229Lt; 10-20-2003, 11:08 AM.

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    • #3
      So, Artie, you like what you have seen with Ivan? I thought the throwdown on Jeter was excellent. Granted I didnt like the outcome but it was a great throw. I have been impressed with what I have seen from him this series.
      Shawn M. Cecula
      Firefighter
      IACOJ Division of Fire and EMS

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      • #4
        Originally posted by E229Lt
        1st Base - Lou Gehrig (agreed)
        2nd Base - Rogers Hornsby
        3rd Base - Brooks Robinson
        SS - Honus Wagner
        Utility Infielder- You don't need one with these guys

        Outfield
        - Willie Mays
        - Ted Williams
        - Joe Dimagio

        Catcher - Ivan Rudriguez...Yes he is!

        Starters
        - Sandy Kofax
        - Nolan Ryan
        - Babe Ruth!!!
        - Cy Young

        Reliever- Mariano Rivera!!!

        Manager- Joe McCarthy
        Good choices all around, I went with a utility infielder simply because I needed a place to put Pete Rose, same with the DH (which I hate) but I needed a place to put Ruth. As far a Ruth as starter he simply did not have enough years at the position to make my list. I struggled with Nolan Ryan as he is my all time favorite player but his lack of post-season play makes his choice difficult. I also love Pudge but I think he needs some longevity before I go with him. My rationel for going with Yogi is because Casey Stengel said that of all the players on his Yankee roster (which included Dimagio, Mantle, Ford etc.) Berra was the one player he would single out as the key to those teams. (I also put Johnny Bench as a close second at catcher). I flipped a coin at manager because I couldn't decide between McCarthy and Casey.

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        • #5
          Yeah Shawn,

          A career .304 avg.

          10 straight gold gloves, tied with Johnny Bench.

          Highest caught stealing percentage (1999): 54.2%

          First American League catcher with 30 home runs, 100 RBI, and 100 runs scored (1999): 35 HR, 113 RBI, 116 R

          AL MVP: 1999

          And in this post season: 3 HR, 17 RBI batting .314.

          Can you say first ballot HOF?

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          • #6
            The Babe:

            W 94 L 46 Pct.671 Shutouts 17 Innings 1221
            Hits 974 Runs 398 Earned runs 309 Srikeouts 488 Walks 441
            ERA 2.28

            29 straight scoreless postseason innings, a record broken by only Whitey Ford.

            I needed a place to put the Babe also and in my mind DH doesn't exist.

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            • #7
              Baseballs All TIme All Star Team.

              You have made very good choices. If I may, I would like to add some bench strength to your team.

              Infield: Mark McGuire
              Mike Schmidt
              Ernie Banks
              Eddie Murray
              Rod Carew
              Ozzie Smith
              Hank Greenberg

              Outfield: Roberto Clemente
              Mel Ott
              Lou Brock
              Ted Williams

              Catchers: Johnny Bench
              Carlton Fisk

              Pitchers: Christy Mathewson
              Grover Alexander
              Cy Young
              Walter Johnson
              "The uniform is supposed to say something about you. You get it for nothing, but it comes with a history, so do the right thing when you're in it."
              Battalion Chief Ed Schoales
              from 'Report from Ground Zero' pg 149
              I.A.C.O.J. Member

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              • #8
                Where's Ty Cobb????

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                • #9
                  I think he woulda been too p!ssed at the rest of the guys. Woulda been a good choice though.
                  Shawn M. Cecula
                  Firefighter
                  IACOJ Division of Fire and EMS

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by E229Lt
                    Where's Ty Cobb????
                    What's the quote from Field of Dreams, something to the effect of "Nobody likes him in Heaven either".

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                    • #11
                      Ok Let us see what kind of a Team Hoppy can come up with:

                      1st Base: Lou Gehrig
                      2nd Base: Jackie Robinson
                      Shortstop: Ozzie Smith
                      3rd Base: Brooks Robinson
                      Catcher(s): Johnny Bench & Thurman Munson
                      Outfield: Ted Williams
                      Mickey Mantle
                      Pete Rose
                      Pitchers: Sandy Koufax
                      Nolan Ryan
                      Roger Clemens
                      Reliever: Dennis Eckersely
                      Manager: Billy Martin

                      Honorable Mention:
                      Babe Ruth
                      Yaz
                      Carlton Fisk
                      NYS FF1/AEMT-CC
                      IAEP Local 152
                      "You stopped being in charge when I showed up"

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by RescuHoppy7
                        Ok Let us see what kind of a Team Hoppy can come up with:

                        1st Base: Lou Gehrig
                        2nd Base: Jackie Robinson
                        Shortstop: Ozzie Smith
                        3rd Base: Brooks Robinson
                        Catcher(s): Johnny Bench & Thurman Munson
                        Outfield: Ted Williams
                        Mickey Mantle
                        Pete Rose
                        Pitchers: Sandy Koufax
                        Nolan Ryan
                        Roger Clemens
                        Reliever: Dennis Eckersely
                        Manager: Billy Martin

                        Honorable Mention:
                        Babe Ruth
                        Yaz
                        Carlton Fisk
                        Isn't it interesting that you have Rose in as an outfielder and I have him as an infielder, shows the amazing versatility of the man. He is also the only player I can recall to play all 4 infield positions (although I am sure there are others).

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                        • #13
                          He is also the only player I can recall to play all 4 infield positions (although I am sure there are others).
                          September 8, 1965: Bert Campaneris plays all nine positions against the Angels.

                          August 13, 1962: Bert Campaneris pitches ambidextrously in a relief appearance. Campy throws lefty to lefthanders, and switches when righthanders come up.

                          Yes folks, he was a switch pitcher!!!

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                          • #14
                            Speakee English please! hehehe

                            OK I do recognize some of those names, I'm not that dense! And I think I know what the most of the stats mean, finally figured those over the past few years except for the averages .... NOT going there!

                            W 94 L 46 Pct.671 Shutouts 17 Innings 1221
                            Hits 974 Runs 398 Earned runs 309 Strikeouts 488 Walks 441
                            ERA 2.28

                            What's pct? What's earned runs mean?

                            What's a Golden Glove awarded for?

                            Highest caught stealing percentage (1999): 54.2% What's that mean precisely?

                            I used to be soooooooo in love with Robbie Alomar

                            What the heck is a Utility infielder?

                            THANKS!!!!

                            This thread was a nice touch, manofire neighbour
                            September 11th - Never Forget

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                            Sheri
                            IACOJ CRUSTY CONVENTION CHAIR
                            Honorary Flatlander

                            RAY WAS HERE FIRST

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                            • #15
                              Stats

                              RspctFrmCalgary

                              I'll try to help you out here.

                              What's pct? What's earned runs mean?
                              THE PCT. IS THE PERCENTAGE OF VICTORIES VERSUS LOSSES

                              EARNED RUNS ARE THE RUNS SCORED THAT ARE ACTUALLY CHARGES TO THE PIRCHER. UNEARNED RUNS ARE RUNS THAT SCORE, AFTER AN ERROR HAS BEEN MADE THAT WOULD HAVE GOTTEN THE PITCHER OUT OF THE INNING. IN OTHER WORDS, RUNS THAT SHOULD NOT HAVE SCORED.

                              What's a Golden Glove awarded for?
                              GOLDEN GLOVE AWARDS ARE GIVEN TO PLAYERS AT EACH POSITION WHO HANDLE THE MOST CHANCES AND COMMIT THE FEWEST ERRORS.

                              Highest caught stealing percentage (1999): 54.2% What's that mean precisely?
                              THE PERCENTAGE OF BASE RUNNERS THROWN OUT BY THE CATCHER. THE HIGHER THE PERCENTAGE, THE MORE BASE RUNNERS CAUGHT TRYING TO STEAL A BASE.

                              Hope this helps some.
                              "The uniform is supposed to say something about you. You get it for nothing, but it comes with a history, so do the right thing when you're in it."
                              Battalion Chief Ed Schoales
                              from 'Report from Ground Zero' pg 149
                              I.A.C.O.J. Member

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