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  1. #1

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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


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    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.

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    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 at 05:41 AM.

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    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

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 at 03:18 PM. Reason: Forgot to add Manager
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