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ESPN's Top 100 MLB Players of All Time

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Gehrig, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. Gehrig

    Gehrig Active Member

    ESPN just released their community effort of listing in order the 100 greatest baseball players in history. They currently have #75-100 along with 25 honorable mentions. I can update list once they complete it in a few days. The article can be found:

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/feature/video/_/id/8652210/espn-hall-100-ranking-all-time-greatest-mlb-players

    Top 100 Players

    1.
    ...
    75.

    76. Carlton Fisk
    77. Paul Molitor
    78. Mike Piazza
    79. Robin Roberts
    80. Charlie Gehringer
    81. Duke Snider
    82. Kid Nichols
    83. Mark McGwire
    84. Willie Stargell
    85. Manny Ramirez
    86. Gary Carter
    87. Frankie Frisch
    88. Cap Anson
    89. Jim Palmer
    90. Craig Biggio
    91. Paul Waner
    92. Roy Halladay
    93. Tom Glavine
    94. Jim Thome
    95. Sammy Sosa
    96. Tim Raines
    97. Ron Santo
    98. Joe Cronin
    99. Al Simmons
    100. Phil Niekro

    Honorable Mentions

    101. Luke Appling
    102. Joe Jackson
    103. Eddie Plank
    104. Dave Winfield
    105. Curt Schilling
    106. Whitey Ford
    107. Johnny Mize
    108. Rafael Palmeiro
    109. Don Sutton
    110. Harry Heilmann
    111. Pud Galvin
    112. Ryne Sandberg
    113. Bill Dickey
    114. George Sisler
    115. Tim Keefe
    116. Dennis Eckersley
    117. Sam Crawford
    118. Lou Boudreau
    119. Rube Waddell
    120. Billy Williams
    121. Ed Delahanty
    122. Edgar Martinez
    123. Don Drysdale
    124. Arky Vaughan
    125. Roy Campanella
     
  2. Gehrig

    Gehrig Active Member

    We'll see where Jeter ends up. I am not sure that Jeter tops Appling yet. Also will see about Koufax. I think that they put Dimaggio 5th at CF in a show behind Mays, Cobb, Speaker and Mantle though Puckett was 9th (That was prime 9, not sure if its the same people).

    Santo is pretty consistently ranked 6 or 7 at third base, so top 100 does make sense to me although my theory about there being few HOF third basemen is just that so many guys played there for a portion of their careers.

    I have Fisk, Piazza and Carter near the very top of the catchers list all time (and all about equal) so it will be interesting to see if they go more with old timers in Cochrane, Dickey and Hartnett there. Vaughan is a top 40 player and Mize is a top 60 player.
     
  3. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Phil Niekro ahead of Whitey Ford?
     
  4. joe king

    joe king Active Member

    Phil Niekro is on the list at all?

    Is he even among the top 100 pitchers of all time?
     
  5. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    With this being an ESPN list, I'm not counting out Harper, Strasburg and Trout.
     
  6. joe king

    joe king Active Member

    Also, if Ruth isn't No. 1, throw the list away.
     
  7. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    The "review" of each selection being done by Old Hoss Radbourn right now on Twitter is awesome.
     
  8. Uncle.Ruckus

    Uncle.Ruckus Guest

    Don't get me wrong; I find him funny. But Old Hoss Radbourn's feed basically is just a baseball-themed version of T. Herman Zweibel's columns for The Onion.
     
  9. 3OctaveFart

    3OctaveFart Guest

    Shameless pageview whoring.
    Pass.
     
  10. Justin_Rice

    Justin_Rice Active Member

    I agree that Bryce Harper and Stephen Strasburg are better than all the guys listed so far.


    :)
     
  11. Norrin Radd

    Norrin Radd New Member

    Agreed.

    Really enjoying it.

    https://twitter.com/OldHossRadbourn
     
  12. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Loved this one:

     
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