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  • Make your own baseball all-star team

    So now that we are in the thick of the Baseball playoffs, I always get nostalgic. I start thinking of all the great series, and games and players I have had the joy to watch.

    Whether they are with my favorite teams (The Dodgers and Angels) or not, there are some players I just love despite what team they play for.

    So I thought I'd try and make my own all-star team.

    Here are the rules:

    One (and ONLY one) player from each position in your starting line-up. (Outfield not important which position, but you can only have 3).

    10 "Bench" players.

    7 "relief" pitchers and 2 closers.

    (Of course, most of the players we will have on our bench or as relief pitchers we would take on ANY team. LOL)

    The players you pick must have been playing in your lifetime. (So no Babe Ruth or Mickey Mantle). At least I don't THINK anybody here is THAT old.

    That's it.

    So for my team, I'm not only picking players who are great players, but in the case of players like Tony Gwynn and Cal Ripken Jr, players that are absolutely great, but also have been great ambassadors for baseball.

    So without further ado, here is my team:

    Manager: Tommy Lasorda (who else)

    Starting Line-Up:

    Batting Order:
    1) Rickey Henderson - Outfield
    2) Steve Sax - 2nd Base
    3) Eddie Murray - 1st Base
    4) Bo Jackson - Outfield
    5) Tony Gwynn - Outfield
    6) Cal Ripken Jr - 3rd Base
    7) Ozzie Smith - Short Stop
    8) Mike Scioscia - Catcher
    9) Fernando Valenzuela - Pitcher

    Bench Players:
    Dave Winfield
    Ken Griffey Jr.
    Gary Carter
    Kirby Puckett
    Alex Rodriguez
    Pedro Guerrero
    Ryne Sandberg
    Joe Carter
    Ivan Rodriguez
    Todd Helton

    Relief Pitchers:
    Randy Johnson
    Orel Herschiser
    Tom Glavine
    Greg Maddux
    Curt Schilling
    Roger Clemens
    Pedro Martinez

    Closers:
    Dennis Eckersly
    Mariano Rivera


  • #2
    Re: Make your own baseball all-star team

    Mickey Mantle did play in my lifetime. I wish that I was baseball smart enough to come up with an all-star team for you.

    I will enjoy reading everyone else's teams.

    ....and I'm not that old.

    Jackie Robinson played the year that I was born.
    BarbaraAnn

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    • #3
      Re: Make your own baseball all-star team

      Let me take a stab at this.

      Since I was born in 1947, my team is all Hall of Fame ballplayers;

      Manager - Leo Durocher

      Batting Order (Not too sure about this folks)

      1. Nellie Fox - 2nd base
      2. George Brett - 3rd base
      3. Ernie Banks - Shortstop
      4. Hank Aaron - outfield
      5. Ted Williams - outfield
      6. Mickey Mantle - outfield
      7. Willie McCovey - First base
      8. Johnny Bench - Catcher
      9. Fergie Jenkins - Pitcher

      Bench Players

      Ryne Sandberg
      Billy Williams
      Lou Brock
      Roberto Clemente
      Al Kaline
      Willie Mays
      Stan Musial
      Cal Ripken Jr.
      Brooks Robinson
      Frank Robinson

      Pitchers

      Don Drysdale
      Whitey Ford
      Catfish Hunter
      Sandy Koufax
      Warren Spahn
      Nolan Ryan
      Tom Seaver

      closers

      Bruce Sutter
      Dennis Eckersley
      Last edited by Barbaraann; 10-14-2007, 06:41 AM.
      BarbaraAnn

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      • #4
        Re: Make your own baseball all-star team

        Well since I am rather young this team is going to be rather new.

        Manager:Joe Torre

        Batting Order

        1.Rickey Henderson-outfield
        2.Derek Jeter-Shortstop
        3.Tony Gwyn-Outfield
        4.Alex Rodriguez-3rd base
        5.Mike Piazza-Catcher
        6.Mark Grace-1st base
        7.Craig Biggio-2nd base
        8.Ken Griffey Jr.-Outfield
        9.Roger Clemens-Pitcher

        Bench Players:
        Cal Ripken Jr.
        Ivan Rodriguez
        Matt Holiday
        Luis Gonzales
        Chris Young
        Matt Williams
        Todd Helton
        Chipper Jones
        Kenny Lofton
        David Ortiz

        Pitchers:
        Nolan Ryan
        Randy Johnson
        Curt Schilling
        Brandon Webb
        Josh Becket
        John Smoltz
        Pedro Martinez

        Closers
        Trevor Hoffman
        Marino Rivera

        :thumbup: I'm back MiceChat:yea:

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        • #5
          Re: Make your own baseball all-star team

          I've had to think about this one but her goes...

          Manager:Jim Leyland

          Batting Order

          1. Bo Jackson-outfield
          2. Chase Utley-2nd base
          3. Wade Boggs-3rd base
          4. Mike Piazza-Catcher
          5. Kirby Puckett-Outfield
          6. Ken Griffey Jr.-Outfield
          7. Steve Garvey-1st base
          8. Ozzie Smith-Shortstop
          9. Nolan Ryan-Pitcher

          Bench Players:
          Cal Ripken Jr.
          Frank Thomas
          Ryne Sandberg
          Tony Gwynn
          Alex Rodriguez
          Mark McGuire
          Albert Pujols
          Dave Winfield
          Mike Sciosia
          Eddie Murray

          Pitchers:
          Orel Hershiser
          Roger Clemens
          Dave Stewart
          Randy Johnson
          Curt Schilling
          John Smoltz
          Greg Maddux


          Closers
          Dennis Eckersley
          Lee Smith

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          • #6
            Re: Make your own baseball all-star team

            Manager: Dick Williams

            RF: Lou Brock
            SS: Luis Aparicio
            3B: Brooks Robinson
            DH: David Ortiz
            1B: George Scott
            C: Johnny Bench
            CF: Curt Flood
            LF: Ted Williams
            2B: Davey Johnson

            Pitching Rotation:

            Koufax
            Drysdale
            Gibson
            Clemens

            Long Relief

            Vida Blue
            Nolan Ryan
            Randy Johnson
            JR Richards
            Wilbur Wood

            Short Relief:

            Bruce Sutter
            Sparky Lyle

            Bench:

            Barry Bonds
            Carl Yastrzemski
            Mark Belanger
            Tony Pena
            Ozzie Smith

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            • #7
              Re: Make your own baseball all-star team

              I'm an A's fan so I'm making this an AL style lineup which means I can pick a DH. K, here it goes.

              Lineup
              1 Rickey Henderson LF
              2 Joe Morgan 2B (I never saw him play but he did play in my lifetime)
              3 Barry Bonds DH
              4 Mark McGwire 1B
              5 Mike Schmidt 3B
              6 Tony Gwynn RF
              7 Cal Ripken Jr. SS
              8 Ivan Rodriguez C
              9 Ken Griffey Jr. CF

              Pitchers
              Roger Clemens
              Randy Johnson
              Pedro Martinez
              Nolan Ryan
              Dwight Gooden (on coke)

              Closers
              Dennis Eckersley
              Trevor Hoffman

              Bench Players
              Alex Rodriguez
              Jose Reyes
              Jose Canseco
              Ryne Sandberg
              Manny Ramirez
              Pete Rose
              Mike Piazza
              I find it hard
              It's hard to find
              Oh well, whatever, nevermind

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              • #8
                Re: Make your own baseball all-star team

                Why no Joe Morgan love? Come on! Greatest second baseman ever! Hands down
                I find it hard
                It's hard to find
                Oh well, whatever, nevermind

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                • #9
                  Re: Make your own baseball all-star team

                  This is most difficult. I argued with myself a lot over these choices and I am still not completly satisfied, but i am content. Here Goes:

                  Manager Tommy Lasorda

                  Lineup
                  1. Wade Boggs 3B
                  2. Steve Sax 2B
                  3. Pete Rose 1B
                  4. Reggie Jackson RF
                  5. Ozzie Smith SS
                  6. Kirby Puckett CF
                  7. Ichiro Suzuki LF
                  8. Johnny Bench C
                  9. Tom Seaver P

                  Bench
                  Kirk Gibson
                  Mike Scioscia
                  Gary Carter
                  Keith Hernandez
                  Ricky Henderson (Pinch Runner)
                  George Brett
                  Don Mattingly
                  Reggie Jackson
                  Steve Garvey
                  Rod Carew (he's got mad hits)

                  Pitching
                  Randy Johnson
                  Curt Schilling
                  Roger Clemens
                  Nolan Ryan
                  Fernando Valenzuela
                  Mariano Rivera (Relief)
                  Eric Gagne (Relief)
                  Last edited by sgtpeper; 10-19-2007, 04:18 PM. Reason: Forgot to add Manager
                  "Here you leave Today and enter the world of Yesterday, Tomorrow and Bankruptcy!"


                  Maybe for once, someone will call me "Sir" without saying, "You're making a scene!"


                  Arizona Cardinals 2008 NFC Champions

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