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Clintster7 wrote:A few to add:

Mets
Nolan Ryan
George Foster

Tigers
Lou Whitaker

Twins
Jack Morris
Nope. Not a chance in he!! in my book. Drunken obnoxious ba$tard is nothing but a lying whore. 1991 it was, "Oh my god!!! It is going to be sooo great to play in front of the hometown fans!! I love Minneapolis. I'll finish my career here." 1992, Jack was on his way to Toronto.

If you want to put a player on that list that joined the Twins near the end of his career and showed nothing but class: Molitor. Even tho he was a Brewer most of his career, his return to his Cities roots was all that Morris' was not.

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LIPH wrote:
tequilatom wrote:
LIPH wrote:Mets
1. Tom Seaver, nobody else is even close
2. Keith Hernandez
3. Gary Carter
4. Darryl Strawberry, even with all his problems I think he's still the all time HR leader for the Mets
5. Dwight Gooden, but what a waste of talent
No Tommy Agee or Cleon Jones????...Tug McGraw......Jerry Koosman.....Jon Matlack!!
I think Strawberry was better for a longer time than Cleon Jones. Agee wasn't with the Mets very long and if it wasn't for the 2 catches he made in the '69 World Series a lot of people wouldn't even remember him. McGraw was better with the Phillies than the Mets. Koosman might be #6 on that list and Matlack would probably be top 10 or 15. I put Hernandez and Carter on there because I think those 2 guys had more to do with turning a really dead franchise around than anyone else. I might put Bill
Buckner on the list too. :lol:

But again Larry I say that Gregg Jefferies was an instrumental part of the Mets. So I think he should be put on the list...LOL

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Jeffries was a good player but I think his problem was all the hype when he was still in the minor leagues. There was no way he could ever live up to what was expected of him.
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RinglingRingling wrote:
LIPH wrote:
RinglingRingling wrote:Twins:

1. Walter Johnson
2. Harmon Killebrew
3. Rod Carew
4. Bert Blyleven
5. Kirby Puckett


Honorable Mention: Kent Hrbek. :D
Just for the Minnesota era of the franchise, that's not a bad list. But the Twins started life as the Washington Senators and you have to put Walter Johnson on the list, 417 wins.
fixed it. I was struggling on the last slot, Hunter is probably a good choice but still needs a couple years of "marquee" value to really claim to be on that list.
thank you for getting rid of Hunter...sure he is good in the field but his .267 career batting average is horrible, if he wants to have that average at least have some power to back it up :x

don't forget about Tony Oliva :)
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LIPH wrote:Jeffries was a good player but I think his problem was all the hype when he was still in the minor leagues. There was no way he could ever live up to what was expected of him.

True indeed I just still feel bad for the guy....Growing up in the late 80's and 90's ....I have to admit was my favorite Met besides Strawberry. First it was Straw back in 80's then Jefferies. My dad had the glory DAY 1969.. LOL

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spendingmoney wrote:
RinglingRingling wrote:
LIPH wrote:
RinglingRingling wrote:Twins:

1. Walter Johnson
2. Harmon Killebrew
3. Rod Carew
4. Bert Blyleven
5. Kirby Puckett


Honorable Mention: Kent Hrbek. :D
Just for the Minnesota era of the franchise, that's not a bad list. But the Twins started life as the Washington Senators and you have to put Walter Johnson on the list, 417 wins.
fixed it. I was struggling on the last slot, Hunter is probably a good choice but still needs a couple years of "marquee" value to really claim to be on that list.
thank you for getting rid of Hunter...sure he is good in the field but his .267 career batting average is horrible, if he wants to have that average at least have some power to back it up :x

don't forget about Tony Oliva :)
I had, until about 5 minutes after I made the list. :D

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Rangers:
Buddy Bell
Juan Gonzalez
Rafael Palmiero
Pudge Rodriguez
Nolan Ryan

Honorable Mention:
Charlie Hough - most starts, wins, and innings pitched in team history, but Ryan had more impact on the franchise in his years as a Ranger
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Clintster7 wrote:A few to add:

Mets
Nolan Ryan
George Foster

Tigers
Lou Whitaker

Twins
Jack Morris
Jack Morris was more of a Tiger than a Twin. Good call on sweet Lou. He was my number 6

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Post by jonesbeach10 »

Yankees:
Ruth
DiMaggio
Gherig
Mantle
Berra

Honorable Mentions: Jeter, Rivera, Munson, Rizzuto, and Ford.

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Fu Corleone wrote:
LIPH wrote:
tequilatom wrote:
LIPH wrote:Mets
1. Tom Seaver, nobody else is even close
2. Keith Hernandez
3. Gary Carter
4. Darryl Strawberry, even with all his problems I think he's still the all time HR leader for the Mets
5. Dwight Gooden, but what a waste of talent
No Tommy Agee or Cleon Jones????...Tug McGraw......Jerry Koosman.....Jon Matlack!!
I think Strawberry was better for a longer time than Cleon Jones. Agee wasn't with the Mets very long and if it wasn't for the 2 catches he made in the '69 World Series a lot of people wouldn't even remember him. McGraw was better with the Phillies than the Mets. Koosman might be #6 on that list and Matlack would probably be top 10 or 15. I put Hernandez and Carter on there because I think those 2 guys had more to do with turning a really dead franchise around than anyone else. I might put Bill
Buckner on the list too. :lol:

But again Larry I say that Gregg Jefferies was an instrumental part of the Mets. So I think he should be put on the list...LOL
i putting David Wright on that list now!!!!....because sooner or later he will....could be the best Met ever!! other Then Seaver!!
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RAGTOP wrote:
tequilatom wrote:
RAGTOP wrote:my 5 from the Sox...

1. Ted Williams
2. Carl Yastrzemski
3. Roger Clemens
4. Johnny Pesky
5. Joe Cronin

I would have picked Ruth but he is more identifiable as a Yankee.
what about Fred Lynn , Jim Rice, Bobby Doerr, Dwight Evans!!
Those are all good choices but you can only pick 5. The next player I would add would be Pedro.
forgot about him!!!
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jonesbeach10 wrote:Yankees:
Ruth
DiMaggio
Gherig
Mantle
Berra

Honorable Mentions: Jeter, Rivera, Munson, Rizzuto, and Ford.
Jeter wouldn't make my top 10 Yankees. I'd take everybody else you mentioned plus Tony Lazzeri, Roger Maris, Catfish Hunter, Goose Gossage (why isn't he in the Hall of Fame?), Reggie Jackson, Dave Winfield and Bill Dickey. That's just off the top of my head, if I sat down and gave it some thought I could probably come up with at least 10 more.
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Angels

Jim Abbott.. top of the list..

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Okay, for the actual Indians.....though I do love the movie.....

1. Rocky Colavito (Part of the reason why my daughter is nicknamed Rocky.)
2. Bob Feller
3. Mike Hargrove (Yes, the human rain delay....thinking more for his work as manager.)
4. Eddie Murrey
5. SOOO many choices left....hum...Dennis Martiez, (El Presidente) is a personal favorite...but I'll go with Omar Vizquel.
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Giants

Willie Mays
Mel Ott
Juan Marichael
Will Clark
Christy Mathewson



probably my 6th man would be....

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job41475 wrote:
fins2theleft wrote:My team...the Braves

1.Andruw Jones
2.Chipper Jones (i love him :P )
3.John Smoltz
4.Brian Jordan (although he is on the DL for now)
5.Adam LaRoche

and i will always love Greg Maddox....he was with the Braves for a short time....and i love him!


psssst....You may want to work in Dale Murphy, Hank Aaron and Warren Spahn...
I was thinking the same thing. Maybe even Tom Glavine.

I would go with Hank, John Smoltz, Chipper, Warren, and Dale.

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Lou Brock
Bob Gibson
Stan Musial
Enos Slaughter
Ozzie Smith

6? Rogers Hornsby, Ken Boyer, Red Schoendienst or Dizzy Dean

and let's not forget that Hall of Fame broacaster Bob Uecker won a World Series ring with the '64 Cardinals.

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Lou Brock
Bob Gibson
Stan Musial
Enos Slaughter
Ozzie Smith

6? Rogers Hornsby, Ken Boyer, Red Schoendienst or Dizzy Dean

and let's not forget that Hall of Fame broacaster Bob Uecker won a World Series ring with the '64 Cardinals.

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was the Cardinals at the 'Stick

and if memory serves right Ozzie made one or two errors..
a very rare game.

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tequilatom wrote:
RAGTOP wrote:
tequilatom wrote:
RAGTOP wrote:my 5 from the Sox...

1. Ted Williams
2. Carl Yastrzemski
3. Roger Clemens
4. Johnny Pesky
5. Joe Cronin

I would have picked Ruth but he is more identifiable as a Yankee.
what about Fred Lynn , Jim Rice, Bobby Doerr, Dwight Evans!!
Those are all good choices but you can only pick 5. The next player I would add would be Pedro.
forgot about him!!!
No Wade Boggs. Maybe not the Top 5, but I would say Top 10.

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OK A's


Bert Campaniras
Ricky Henderson (He did break the SB Record there)
Dave Henderson
Dennis Eckersley
Pick an Alou any of them :pirate:

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