04-22-2020, 04:17 PM
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Baseball all time team - my pick
1b - Gehrig
2b - Hornsby
3b - Rodriguez
ss - Jeter
lf- Mantle
cf - Mays
rf - Aaron
lhp - Ruth
rhp - Johnson
relief - Rivera
dh - Munson
manager - Torre (only if he can have Zimmer with him)

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 04-22-2020, 05:38 PM
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Etched in stone, Jack?

For this, I need at least 24 hours to ponder.

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 04-22-2020, 07:29 PM
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‘86 Mets original lineup. Bad boys! ;-)

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 04-22-2020, 08:19 PM
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DH is a guy who was a career .290 hitter with 100 hr?

(May he RIP)

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 04-22-2020, 11:24 PM
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(04-22-2020, 04:17 PM)jackgoldman123 Wrote: Baseball all time team - my pick
1b - Gehrig
2b - Hornsby
3b - Rodriguez  Cal Ripken Jr.
ss - Jeter
lf- Mantle
cf - Mays
rf - Aaron
lhp - Ruth
rhp - Johnson
relief - Rivera
dh - Munson
c - Yogi Berra
manager - Torre (only if he can have Zimmer with him)

I would make the changes above.

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 04-23-2020, 03:08 AM
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(04-22-2020, 11:24 PM)Johnny Wrote:
(04-22-2020, 04:17 PM)jackgoldman123 Wrote: Baseball all time team - my pick
1b - Gehrig
2b - Hornsby
3b - Rodriguez  Cal Ripken Jr.
ss - Jeter
lf- Mantle
cf - Mays
rf - Aaron
lhp - Ruth
rhp - Johnson
relief - Rivera
dh - Munson
c - Yogi Berra
manager - Torre (only if he can have Zimmer with him)

I would make the changes above.

Yes, re Berra. And I just don’t know about Munson as dh. There’s plenty of other better, more clutch hitters. But it is Jack’s squad.

Ripken’s a good choice. But I might switch him out for Nettles or Robinson.

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 04-23-2020, 03:12 AM
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Bench behind the plate is fine with me!

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 04-23-2020, 04:14 AM
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Earl Weaver said if he needed a hit he put either Carew or Munson.
Please check out Munson stats with runners in scoring position. His .290 lifetime average does not tell the whole story.

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 04-23-2020, 04:38 AM
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(04-22-2020, 04:17 PM)jackgoldman123 Wrote: Baseball all time team - my pick
1b - Gehrig
2b - Hornsby
3b - Rodriguez
ss - Jeter
lf- Mantle
cf - Mays
rf - Aaron
lhp - Ruth
rhp - Johnson
relief - Rivera
dh - Munson
manager - Torre (only if he can have Zimmer with him)

no catcher? I pick Johnny Lee Bench with Yogi Berra as backup and DH, nobody in the opposing clubhouse wanted to see Berra come up in the late innings of a close game with men on base. besides Mantle needed Berra to keep his head on his shoulders and out of the gutter.
Rodriguez was a better shortstop than Jeter while Jeter was Mr Clutch. I wouldn't let Hornsby off the bus and would put Joe Morgan in at 2b. 
Only have Ruth get up once every 4 days? With Mantle in left and Mays in right anybody could play center.

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 04-23-2020, 04:59 AM
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Maybe Cobb as dh?
Morgan at 2b is OK with me.  Maybe the whole Reds team would be OK with me.
Maybe the next question is who was the best team? 27 Yanks, 61 Yanks, 70s Reds, 86 Mets (69 Mets?)
St. Louis with Gibson is quite a team.
And then the Dodgers with Koufax and Drysdale.
I favor the 78 Yankees: Guidry and that lineup of hitters.

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 04-23-2020, 05:21 AM
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where's Ted Willams?

He'd be my FIRST pick for any such team. My second pick would be Nolan Ryan.  Johnny Bench 3rd.   With those 3, my daughter could play infield

Gross negligence!! Biggrin

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 04-23-2020, 06:09 AM
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The mention of Williams (not the shave soap) is one of the great reasons I started this thread. Like soaps, there is no one answer. So many great players. I don't think the dead ball era has been mentioned. There's a point: the players in the pre-airplane, pre-jet era had to endure long rides on uncomfortable transit. Players these days are pampered.

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 04-23-2020, 06:29 AM
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(04-23-2020, 06:09 AM)jackgoldman123 Wrote: The mention of Williams (not the shave soap) is one of the great reasons I started this thread. Like soaps, there is no one answer. So many great players. I don't think the dead ball era has been mentioned. There's a point: the players in the pre-airplane, pre-jet era had to endure long rides on uncomfortable transit. Players these days are pampered.


great point, Jack. Some of the greats also had to endure the effects of fighting in a World War.  And some players (e.g.Willams) fought in 2 wars.

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 04-23-2020, 06:34 AM
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Yes, if Williams stayed and played no saying what his numbers might have been.
Did Mays serve in the military?

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 04-23-2020, 07:49 AM
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(04-23-2020, 06:34 AM)jackgoldman123 Wrote: Yes, if Williams stayed and played no saying what his numbers might have been.
Did Mays serve in the military?


Yes, he did.  He was drafted during the Korean War in 1952 and missed most of the 1952 and all of the 1953 season.  He spent most of his service stateside in VA. 

Williams hit a 2 run home run in his last game before his service began in 1952 - and another homer in his first game after returning as a Marine Fighter pilot in the Korean War in 1953.  He hadn't played in over 400 days.  He went .407 that season (1953)  Talk about amazing.

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 04-23-2020, 08:07 AM
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Mays only hit .345 when he got back in 1954.

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 04-23-2020, 09:04 AM
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(04-23-2020, 08:07 AM)jackgoldman123 Wrote: Mays only hit .345 when he got back in 1954.


Jack -  if you asked me who was/is the best all around player in baseball, my answer would be Willie Mays.  I heard he could pitch, too.

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 04-23-2020, 09:44 AM
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What I'm about to say is sacrilegious in the baseball world, but if I was building a team Pete Rose would be on it.  The man could play baseball.

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 04-23-2020, 03:24 PM
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(04-23-2020, 05:21 AM)Steelman Wrote: where's Ted Willams?

He'd be my FIRST pick for any such team. My second pick would be Nolan Ryan.  Johnny Bench 3rd.   With those 3, my daughter could play infield

Gross negligence!! Biggrin

This is what I was wondering too. The list was too NY heavy.

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 04-23-2020, 03:30 PM
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OK...I'll play.

1b - Gehrig
2b - Alomar
3b - Schmidt
ss - Robin Yount
lf- Trout
cf - Mays
rf - Williams
C -Johnny Bench
lhp - Ruth
rhp - Johnson
relief - Rivera
dh - Frank Thomas

manager - Tony Larussa

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