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All-Time Teams Team (Baseball)

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Ilmago, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. Ilmago

    Ilmago Guest

    Yes, it's me again with another thread that you guys like so much.

    The idea is to build a team of 16 players, drawing from the original 16 franchises. Only player seasons from 1901-present will count, to level the NL/AL playing field. So Cy Young would be a Boston pitcher rather than a Cleveland pitcher.

    Players should be counted as a member of the franchise where they achieved their highest sustained performance. A few examples: Eddie Collins played more games with the White Sox, but his best years were with the Athletics. Pete Alexander's most memorable moment may have been striking out Tony Lazzeri as a Cardinal, but his greatness is most associated with the Phillies. Roger Clemens's best year was with the Blue Jays in 1997, but his sustained greatness was with the Red Sox.

    We are using franchises, so the St. Louis Browns and Baltimore Orioles, Washington Senators and Minnesota Twins, and other such examples, are the same. Write the relevant incarnation of the franchise. You can write it out long form or use the abbreviations at Baseball Reference.

    Okay, now for the tricky part. You cannot repeat franchises. So if you use Babe Ruth, you cannot use Gehrig, Mantle, Berra, DiMaggio, etc.

    Because there are only 16 spots, this is not intended to reflect a realistic lineup, but just a decent estimate. I realize there are other ways I could have set this, but please humor me and roll with it.

    Players must also be listed at the position they are most associated with. Most are obvious, but for a few that are not, Musial is a LF, Banks is a SS, Carew is a 2B. There are others, and you can just ask about any player.


    That's three IF backing up five starting IF (including catcher), and one OF backing up three starting OF.

    Your infielders and outfielder are wild cards, they can be at any of the infield and outfield positions. And you must have at least one left-handed starter.

    Finally, although you have only three starters, do not feel pressured to use workhorses. This is not a realistic team. It is just distributing players into 16 slots without repeating franchises.

    This is fairly challenging, so I recommend writing out a list of your choices for top players at each position, plus their corresponding teams.

    This is not a contest, so if you see someone use an option you prefer to the one you originally entered, feel free to edit your team.

    Here's what my team would look like:

    C Johnny Bench (Reds)
    1B Jimmie Foxx (Athletics)
    2B Rogers Hornsby (Cardinals)
    3B Mike Schmidt (Phillies)
    SS Honus Wagner (Pirates)
    LF Ted Williams (Red Sox)
    CF Willie Mays (Giants)
    RF Babe Ruth (Yankees)
    SP Walter Johnson (Senators)
    SP Warren Spahn (Braves) (LHP)
    SP Bob Feller (Indians)
    CL Hoyt Wilhelm (White Sox)
    IF Gabby Hartnett (Cubs)
    IF Cal Ripken Jr. (Orioles)
    IF Jackie Robinson (Dodgers)
    OF Ty Cobb (Tigers)

    Side Note: Obviously I can't force you do anything, but please take this seriously, if your not interested just skip it and go to another thread that might peak your interest.


  2. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    C Johnny Bench
    1B Lou Gehrig
    2B Joe Morgan
    3B Mike Schmidt
    SS A-Rod
    LF Barry Bonds
    CF Willie Mays
    RF Babe Ruth
    SP Tom Seaver
    SP Bob Gibson
    SP Greg Maddux
    CL Mariano Rivera
    IF George Brett
    IF Chipper Jones
    IF Roberto Alomar
    OF Rickey Henderson
  3. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

  4. Ilmago

    Ilmago Guest

    Wow! Didn't see that one coming.
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 1, 2015
  5. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Well, here then. Take some time to process this one...


    There. Better?
  6. Ilmago

    Ilmago Guest

    You're so clever..
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 1, 2015
  7. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Neil Walker and Jose Tabata.
  8. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    I like where you're head's at, TSP. But I'm still going with Strasburg. Maybe Ian Desmond. But prolly Strasburg.
  9. cyclingwriter

    cyclingwriter Active Member

    I'll play along because I am being on a project

    C Johnny Bench (Reds)
    1B Frank Thomas (White Sox)
    2B Rogers Hornsby (Cardinals)
    3B Mike Schmidt (Phillies)
    SS Honus Wagner (Pirates)
    LF Ted Williams (Red Sox)
    CF Ty Cobb (Tigers)
    RF Babe Ruth (Yankees)
    SP Walter Johnson (Senators)
    SP Christy Mathewson (Giants)
    SP Lefty Grove (Athletics) (LHP)
    CL Bruce Sutter (Cubs)
    IF Nap Lajoie (Indians)
    IF George Sisler (Orioles)
    IF Jackie Robinson (Dodgers)
    OF Hank Aaron (Braves)
  10. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    How the fuck do you guys rank people you've never seen play, that played in completely different eras?
  11. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    who's gonna stop us?
  12. cjericho

    cjericho Well-Known Member

    seriously? even if you can watch video?

    how much salary cap do we get to work with for this all-time team
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