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Bel-Cam Jos
07-31-2005, 03:36 PM
There were several origins for this thread. 1) I recently noticed (don't ask how, I don't recall) that no player with a last name beginning with 'X' has played in the majors. 2) If you're like me, your team (in my case, Pittsburgh :( ) is possibly already out of the post-season race. 3) Making lists is super-duper fun! So...

... who are your top major league players of all time, by alphabetical listing? Some letters were easy, while others (notably 'R' and 'M' for me) were tougher, and some players only made it because that letter is weakly represented. Here's mine (without any reasons, I'll wait a bit for that).

Aaron, Hank OF
Bonds, Barry OF
Cobb, Ty OF
DiMaggio, Joe OF
Eckersley, Dennis P
Fisk, Carlton C
Gehrig, Lou 1B
Hornsby, Rogers 2B
Isringhausen, Jason P
Johnson, Walter P
Killebrew, Harmon OF
Lemon, Bob P
Mays, Willie OF
Niekro, Phil P
Ott, Mel OF
Palmer, Jim P
Quisenberry, Dan P
Ruth, Babe OF
Schmidt, Mike 3B
Traynor, Pie 3B
Urbina, Ugueth P
Vance, Dazzy P
Williams, Ted OF
Xerxes, Yancy Q. C/P/2B :p
Young, Cy P
Zeile, Todd IF

Where's yours?

JetsAndHeels
07-31-2005, 03:45 PM
Aaron, Hank OF
Bonds, Barry OF
Cobb, Ty OF
DiMaggio, Joe OF
Eckersley, Dennis P
Fisk, Carlton C
Gehrig, Lou 1B
Hornsby, Rogers 2B
Isringhausen, Jason P
Johnson, Walter P
Killebrew, Harmon OF
Lemon, Bob P
Mays, Willie OF
Niekro, Phil P
Ott, Mel OF
Palmer, Jim P
Quisenberry, Dan P
Ruth, Babe OF
Schmidt, Mike 3B
Traynor, Pie 3B
Urbina, Ugueth P
Vance, Dazzy P
Williams, Ted OF
Xerxes, Yancy Q. C/P/2B :p
Young, Cy P
Zeile, Todd IF

Where's yours?

Nice list. Insert these names:

Berra, Yogi
Brett, George
Carew, Rod
Cepeda, Orlando
Clemente, Roberto
Clemens, Roger
Fingers, Rollie
Gibson, Kirk
Griffey, Ken Sr.
Gwynn, Tony
Henderson, Ricky
Hershiser, Orel
Jackson, Reggie
Mantle, Mickey
Mattingly, Don
McGwire, Mark
Molitor, Paul
Morgan, Joe
Murphy, Dale
Murray, Eddie
Palmeiro, Rafael
Ripken Jr, Cal
Robinson, Brooks
Rose, Pete
Ryan, Nolan
Sandberg, Ryne
Santo, Ron
Smith, Ozzie
Sosa, Sammy
Stargell, Willie
Yaztremski, Carl
Yount, Robin

Bel-Cam Jos
07-31-2005, 04:10 PM
Nice list. Insert these names: No, can't do that... you gotta choose! You'd have to decide that Yogi OR George are a better choice than Barry Bonds (and as a frustrated Pirates fan, I'll listen to such arguments openly :Pirate: ).

My toughests were 'R' (Ruth won out over Frank Robinson, Jackie Robinson, Cal Ripken Jr., and Nolan Ryan) and 'M' (Mays edged Mickey Mantle, Mark McGwire, and Manny Mota :p ).

Kidhuman
08-01-2005, 12:31 AM
Aaron
Berra
Clemens
Dawson, DiMaggio
E
Fingers
Gossage, Gullet, Gerhig
H
I
Johnson, Randy, Jeter
Killebrew
Lemon
Mays, Mantle, Maris, E. Martinez
Niekro
Ott
Palmeiro
QUisenberry
Ruth, Rodriguez Alex,
Sandberg, Santo, Smith Oz,
T
Ucker
Vukovich
Williams Mitch
X
Yaz, Yount
Z

CaptainSolo1138
08-01-2005, 08:58 AM
Aaron, Hank
Boggs, Wade
Cobb, Ty
DiMaggio, Joe
Eckersley, Dennis
Fidrych, Mark
Gwynn, Tony
Henderson, Ricky
I don't know
Jeter, Derek
Knight, Ray
Lynn, Fred
Mattingly, Don
Nettles, Craig
O'Neal, Paul
Page, Satchel
Quisenberry, Dan
Ryan, Nolan
Sandberg, Ryne
Tejada, Miguel
Urbina, Ugeth
Valenzuela, Fernando
Whittaker, Lou
X-Ray Jenkins :D
Yount, Robin
Zeile, Todd

Bel-Cam Jos
08-06-2005, 06:54 PM
Since there's been little interest in this thread (at least not as much as the Football ABC one), I'll try that "bias" concept that had been mentioned elsewhere, and put whom I like, not whom "should" be there, or desrves it. ;)


Aaron, Hank
Bonilla, Bobby
Clemente, Roberto
Dascenzo, Doug
Evans, Dwight
Feller, Bob
Gwynn, Tony
Henderson, Ricky
Incaviglia, Pete
Jackson, Reggie
Knapp, Chris (I use this all the time when people say "I need a nap" hee hee :p )
Lyons, Steve
Morris, Jack
Nixon, Otis
Otis, Amos
Puckett, Kirby
Quisenberry, Dan
Ryan, Nolan
Stargell, Willie
Tekulve, Kent
Urbina, Ugueth
VanSlyke, Andy
Wagner, Honus
Xerxes, Yancy Q. :p
Young, Cy
Zeile, Todd IFWe'll see if that makes any difference...