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Luxury Box Season Ticket Holder

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All Time Favorite Players of Your Team
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I saw this on another forum and thought it would be fun to post it here .
Not to be confused with your picks of the greatest players who have played for your favorite team but rather your favorite players who have played for your favorite team.

Detroit Tigers

C.          Bill Freehan
1B.        Norm Cash
2B.        Lou Whitaker
3B.        Brandon Inge
SS.        Alan Trammell
LF.        Willie Horton
CF.        Jim Northrup
RF.        Al Kaline
PH/DH   Gates Brown
SP.        Mickey Lolich/Justin Verlander   (a tie)
RP.        Willie Hernandez
Man.      Sparky Anderson

Favorite Tiger
Willie Horton

 







 



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giants
(ones i have watched in my life)

C Mike Matheney
1B JT Snow
2B Robby Thompson
3B Pablo Sandoval
SS Jose Uribe
LF Kevin Mitchell
CF Brett Butler
RF Chili Davis

SP Tim Lincecum/Jason Schmidt
RP Rob Nen/Rod Beck/Brian Wilson

(all time favorite giants)

Mays, McCovey, Mathewson



-- Edited by glc24 on Saturday 28th of May 2011 06:49:02 PM

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I never would have thought that such a list would be so tough to produce.

For a couple of reasons, however, it was very difficult.

Some of the guys who made big impacts in the early seasons, I had to back away from, simply because I was not around enough to watch them play (my Navy years). I couldn't say how I felt because they were little more than numbers. I never really got to know them.

The other big reason this is so tough is that some who would have made my list were dealt away before they reached their peaks.

Others stayed, when they could have made more money or got bigger headlines elsewhere (Edgar Martinez, Jay Buhner, Dan Wilson, Jamie Moyer, to name a few). For that, they earn my appreciation.

I posted a video of Mariners' announcer Rick Rizzs breaking down at the Dave Niehaus remembrance. The three former M's who came to his "rescue" were Gar, Bone, and Wilson. They are forever associated with all that is good about what passes for Mariner tradition.

My favorite all-time Mariners:

C - Dan Wilson (Classy, professional, caring.)

1B - Justin Smoak (Hope for the future. It will be fun to watch him progress. I missed Alvin Davis' career, and Tino Martinez was gone too soon. John Olerud was the quiet man, and very professional, but doesn't really register as a "favorite.")

2B - Joey Cora (Tough call. I missed most of Harold Reynolds' career, and the steroids take Bret Boone out of the picture. Cora was key to '95.)

3B - Adrian Beltre (I don't care if he never matched his L.A. numbers. I have never seen such a great third baseman. Also, a great gamer.)

SS - Brendan Ryan (It didn't take long. I love watching him play shortstop, and his enthusiam is contagious. Little O was gone too soon. It also could have been ARod, but we all know how that turned out...)

LF - Raul Ibanez (A true gentleman, great teammate, and fine hitter.)

CF - Franklin Gutierrez (What a glove! Maybe the best. It could also be Mike Cameron, a very classy individual, and great with the fans. Junior was the better hitter, but loses a bunch of points for the way he left...twice.)

RF - Jay Buhner (Gotta be the Bone, even over Ichiro. He helped make '95, and was a cornerstone for the You Gotta Love These Guys Era. Another thing: he's still around, doing promotional work, broadcasts. I took my son to Buhner Buzz Cut Night three or four times.)

DH - Edgar Martinez (Unpretentious, professional, loyal, Mr. Mariner, in my book.)

RHP - Felix Hernandez (What a delight, watching him grow into a dominant force. Never wants to come out of a game.)

LHP - Jamie Moyer (A marvelous never-give-up story, and one of the game's great humanitarians. Randy is a veryclose second, but caused some lingering distaste because of the way he forced his trade out of Seattle in '98.)

Wish we coulda kept 'em - Vizquel, Tino, Bill Swift, Moyer, Ibanez, Cammy.

Wish I could have been around to see them more - Davis, Reynolds, Spike Owen (underappreciated carpetsweeper), Tom Paciorek (what I've seen/heard about Paciorek is great)



-- Edited by seajaw on Friday 24th of February 2012 01:55:15 AM

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These are my favorite Mariners

C- Dan Wilson

1B- Alvin Davis

2B- Joey Cora or Harold Reynolds

3B- Adrian Beltre

SS- Omar Vizguel or Spike Owen

LF- Raul Ibanez

CF- Mike Cameron... should be Griffey but you can't leave a team twice and leave the fans with a bad taste in their mouth

RF- Jay "Bone" Buhner

DH- Edgar Martinez ( In my opinion the greatest Mariner ever)

SP- Felix Hernandez, Jamie Moyer & Mark Langston....Should be Randy Johnson but he tank half a season and got traded to the Astros

RP- Bill "Cuffs" Cuadill & Kazuhiro Sasaki

Honorable Mention: Tom Paciorek who was a Mariner from '78 - '81 and he always seemed to have his best games against the Yankees, in fact he had a few late inning heroics to beat the Yankees when the M's were not very good and beating the Yankees was like winning the a playoff game.

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glc24 wrote:

giants
(ones i have watched in my life)

C Mike Matheney
1B JT Snow
2B Robby Thompson
3B Pablo Sandoval
SS Jose Uribe
LF Kevin Mitchell
CF Brett Butler
RF Chili Davis

SP Tim Lincecum/Jason Schmidt
RP Rob Nen/Rod Beck/Brian Wilson

(all time favorite giants)

Mays, McCovey, Mathewson



-- Edited by glc24 on Saturday 28th of May 2011 06:49:02 PM


 glc24, Until the Mariners came along the Giants were my favorite team.

My favotite Giants are Willie Mays (of course), Willie McCovey and Bobby Bonds & Juan Marichal.



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SF70,

Willie Mays, my vote for the greatest ball player EVER! He excelled in every facet of the game.



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i am not old enough to have seen any of those guys play so i couldnt put them in my list, but griffey and mays are my 2 favorite players of all time

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scorpio rising 2 wrote:

SF70,

Willie Mays, my vote for the greatest ball player EVER! He excelled in every facet of the game.


 SR2,

I have to agree with you that Willie Mays is the greatest EVER!  A player with his skills only comes along once in a lifetime and I'm glad that he came along in mine. 



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My favorite Pirates

C- Tony Pena
1B- Willie Stargell
2B- Johnny Ray but Freddy Sanchez is a close second
SS- Jack Wilson
3B- Bill Madlock
LF- Barry Bonds
CF- Andrew McCutchen followed by Andy Van Slyke
RF- Dave Parker .... I was only 4 when Clemente died

lots of reserves , probably led by -- Mike Easler , Bobby Bonilla , Al Oliver and Manny Sanguillen

SP- Doug Drabek , Jim Bibby , Rick Rhoden
RP- Kent Tekulve

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I was going to do the Pirates but Stargell8 beat me to it. Here is my list which includes players whose skills I discovered in Strat play:
C-Tony Pena
1B-Stargell
2B-Dave Cash
SS-Dick Groat
3B-Madlock/Hebner platoon
LF-Barry Bonds
CF-Andy Van Slyke
RF-Roberto Clemente
Reserves:
C-Manny Sanguilllen
1B-OF-Al Oliver
3B-OF-Bobby Bonilla
2B-Maz
2B-3B-Phil Garner
SS-Gene Alley
OF-Matty Alou
Pitchers:
Doug Drabek
Bob Veale
Steve Blass
Dock Ellis
Elroy Face
Kent Tekulve
Dave Giusti
Luke Walker
Woodie Fryman


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That's a nice twist, and a testimonial to the high quality of Strat-O-Matic.

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c-the dipper
1b-E-D-D-I-E
2b-B Rob
3b-Brooksie
ss-Cal
lf-Brother Lo
rf-Disco Dan
cf-The Bee
p-Cakes

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Clutch wrote:

c-the dipper
1b-E-D-D-I-E
2b-B Rob
3b-Brooksie
ss-Cal
lf-Brother Lo
rf-Disco Dan
cf-The Bee
p-Cakes


 Joe, for the life of me, I have no clue on who "The Dipper" is............



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They call Rick Dempsey 'The Dipper'. He was great! The rain delay routines and so forth. He wanted to be manager here bad. Folks don't take him seriously cause he's joking around so much. He does the O's extra before and after the games on TV. 83 series mvp. The Dipper! Not to be confused with Floyd 'Dipper Boy' Cruz who Syd Barrett named his band after... Pink Floyd. Him and Pink Anderson were Syd's fav's.

From Dempsey to Floyd...

Dempsey has a great story about his travel coach when he was a youngster. His coach ROBBED A BANK!!! They were thinking about a movie...

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p-Ron Guidry
c-Thurman Munson
1b-Don Mattingly
2b-Willie Randolph
ss-Derek Jeter
lf-Roy White
cf-Bernie Williams
rf-Paul O'Neil
closer- Mariano Rivera

These were players that I saw.
My favorite player growing up when I was a kid was Willie Mays.
My favorite player of All-Time is Roberto Clemente.

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