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Of course, the Cincinnati Reds all-time team is essentially their 1975 lineup -
and the Red Sox played them to within inches WITHOUT Babe Ruth, Ted Williams,
Jimmy Foxx, Joe Wood, Cy Young, or Joe Cronin. and the pitching staff is
pretty sad for an all-time team.

I win!

:-)

I only ask because here it is June 13th and not a single interesting baseball thread. Could it be because the Yankees and Sox both suck balls this year so far? Well, I'll stir the pot - take your championship rings and stick 'em where the sun don't shine, my all-time team beats yours:

OF: Ted Williams, Tris Speaker, Carl Yastrzemski
1B: Jimmy Foxx
2B: Bobby Doerr
3B: Wade Boggs
SS: Joe Cronin
C: Carlton Fisk
STARTERS: Cy Young (the guy they named the award after), Roger Clemons (his pre-steroid #s against yours), Babe Ruth (didn't think I'd go there, did you?), Smokey Joe Wood, and Lefty Grove.
CLOSER: Jonathon Papelbon
DH: Jim Rice
BENCH: Manny Ramirez, Dwight Evans, David Ortiz, Nomar Garciaparra, Dustin Pedroia, Johnny Pesky, Frank Malzone
BULLPEN: Pedro Martinez, Curt Schilling, Jeff Reardon, Dick Radatz.

OF: Frank Robinson, Vada Pinson, Ken George Foster
1B: Tony Perez
2B: Joe Morgan
3B: Pete Rose
SS: Barry Larkin
C: Johnny Bench
Starters: Jose Rijo, Jim Maloney, Eppa Rixey, Noodles Hahn, Bucky Walters
Bench: Joey Votto, Ken Griffey Sr., Wally Post, Gus Bell, Cesar Geronimo, Paul O'Neill, Eric Davis, Dave Concepcion
Bullpen: Pedro Borbon, Norm Charlton, Jim Brosnan, Rob Dibble, John Franco
DH: Adam Dunn

Of course, the Cincinnati Reds all-time team is essentially their 1975 lineup -
and the Red Sox played them to within inches WITHOUT Babe Ruth, Ted Williams,
Jimmy Foxx, Joe Wood, Cy Young, or Joe Cronin. and the pitching staff is
pretty sad for an all-time team.

I win!

:-)

i do not there is any chance in hell a sox all time team touches a yankee all time team

c- yogi berra
1st- lou gerhig
2nd- robinson cano
ss- derek jeter
3rd- alex rodriguez
of- mickey mantle, joe dimaggio, babe ruth
dh- reggie jackson

sp- whitey ford, ron guidry, cc sabathia, mike mussina, andy pettite
rp- goose gossage, dave righetti, mike stanton, orlando hernandez, david wells
closer- mariano rivera

bench- curtis granderson, bernie williams, don mattingly, dave winfield, jorge posada

and i know i win

As a matter of fact, player-for-player you do win many comparisons, but they are mostly very slight wins; Babe Ruth vs. Ted Williams - greatest hitter ever vs 2nd greatest hitter ever is basically a wash.
Same is true for DiMaggio vs Speaker, Gehrig vs Foxx, Cano vs Doerr. The only clear wins you have are Mantle vs Yastrzemski and Rivera vs Papelbon. On the other hand, the Red Sox overall pitching staff and bench are clear winners.

Nice try!

Posted By: kweezy619
c- yogi berra
1st- lou gerhig
2nd- robinson cano
ss- derek jeter
3rd- alex rodriguez
of- mickey mantle, joe dimaggio, babe ruth
dh- reggie jackson

sp- whitey ford, ron guidry, cc sabathia, mike mussina, andy pettite
rp- goose gossage, dave righetti, mike stanton, orlando hernandez, david wells
closer- mariano rivera

bench- curtis granderson, bernie williams, don mattingly, dave winfield, jorge posada

and i know i win

Hi,

OF-Billy Williams, Lou Brock, Andre Dawson
1B- Mark Grace
2B- Ryne Sandberg
SS- Ernie Banks
3B - Ron Santo
 C- Randy Hundley
SP- Ken Holtzman, Burt Hooten Kerry Wood & Mark Prior (2003 version) Gary Maddux
BP- Rod Beck, Mitch Williams, Lee Smith, Dennis Eckersly
Closer - Bruce Sutter
Bench- Dave Kingman, Bill Madlock, Manny Trillo, Gary Matthews
Dh- We don't need no stinkin' DH :oP

Posted By: clarence37
I only ask because here it is June 13th and not a single interesting baseball thread. Could it be because the Yankees and Sox both suck balls this year so far? Well, I'll stir the pot - take your championship rings and stick 'em where the sun don't shine, my all-time team beats yours:

OF: Ted Williams, Tris Speaker, Carl Yastrzemski
1B: Jimmy Foxx
2B: Bobby Doerr
3B: Wade Boggs
SS: Joe Cronin
C: Carlton Fisk
STARTERS: Cy Young (the guy they named the award after), Roger Clemons (his pre-steroid #s against yours), Babe Ruth (didn't think I'd go there, did you?), Smokey Joe Wood, and Lefty Grove.
CLOSER: Jonathon Papelbon
DH: Jim Rice
BENCH: Manny Ramirez, Dwight Evans, David Ortiz, Nomar Garciaparra, Dustin Pedroia, Johnny Pesky, Frank Malzone
BULLPEN: Pedro Martinez, Curt Schilling, Jeff Reardon, Dick Radatz.

solid team, but i dont think they compete with a yankee, red sox, cardinals or even braves all time team

Posted By: CubbieFan2
Hi,

OF-Billy Williams, Lou Brock, Andre Dawson
1B- Mark Grace
2B- Ryne Sandberg
SS- Ernie Banks
3B - Ron Santo
 C- Randy Hundley
SP- Ken Holtzman, Burt Hooten Kerry Wood & Mark Prior (2003 version) Gary Maddux
BP- Rod Beck, Mitch Williams, Lee Smith, Dennis Eckersly
Closer - Bruce Sutter
Bench- Dave Kingman, Bill Madlock, Manny Trillo, Gary Matthews
Dh- We don't need no stinkin' DH :oP
Posted By: clarence37
I only ask because here it is June 13th and not a single interesting baseball thread. Could it be because the Yankees and Sox both suck balls this year so far? Well, I'll stir the pot - take your championship rings and stick 'em where the sun don't shine, my all-time team beats yours:

OF: Ted Williams, Tris Speaker, Carl Yastrzemski
1B: Jimmy Foxx
2B: Bobby Doerr
3B: Wade Boggs
SS: Joe Cronin
C: Carlton Fisk
STARTERS: Cy Young (the guy they named the award after), Roger Clemons (his pre-steroid #s against yours), Babe Ruth (didn't think I'd go there, did you?), Smokey Joe Wood, and Lefty Grove.
CLOSER: Jonathon Papelbon
DH: Jim Rice
BENCH: Manny Ramirez, Dwight Evans, David Ortiz, Nomar Garciaparra, Dustin Pedroia, Johnny Pesky, Frank Malzone
BULLPEN: Pedro Martinez, Curt Schilling, Jeff Reardon, Dick Radatz.

Billy Williams is a fine choice, but Lou Brock only had one good season in a Cubs uniform. Dawson probably had his best years a a Cub, even though he spent a lot more time in Montreal, and bouncing around at the end. Hack Wilson and Kiki Cuyler are better outfield choices. And while Randy Hundley was a decent catcher, Gabby Hartnett is considered one of the best ever, he certainly gets the nod over Hundley.

Your pitching staff has some holes, I assume you meant Greg Maddix, not Gary, but you forgot Fergie Jenkins who won 20 like six times in a row for the Cubbies. and claiming Dennis Eckersley? He had a decent starting career for the Indians and Red Sox pre-rehab, and an incredible career as a closer for the Athletics afterwards. In the middle, for the Cubbies, he had 3 very mediocre seasons. How about Mordecai (3 finger) Brown, Charlie Root, Rick Sutcliffe, or Rick Reuschel?

Anyway, thanks for playing!

With a deep outfield that leads with Mel Ott, Wille Mays, and the much-hated but grudgingly respected Barry Bonds? Wille McCovey is your SECOND or maybe THIRD best 1st baseman? and anchoring your starting staff is Christy Matthewson, Carl Hubbell, and Juan Marichal? Christ... I'll leave it to you to fill in the rest

yikes, Ty Cobb, Sam Crawford, Harry Heillman, Al Kaline, Hank Greenberg, Charlie Gehringer, etc. Pitching is a little weak, maybe - what do you think?

some say the 1929-1931 Athletics were the best teams ever - Al Simmons, Jimmie Foxx, Mickey Cochrane, Left Grove, Rube Wahlberg, Bing Miller and Max Bishop to name a few. Add in Rickey Henderson, Mark McGwire, Mike Schmidt, Steve Carlton, and Eddie Collins from the old days, and you have a pretty good start.

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