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Greatest Baseball Team LF

Posted on: October 21, 2008 6:19 pm
 
Now all the infield positions have been filled!  We now head to the outfield...Starting with Left Field.
Good luck voting!
Team So Far
C - Johnny Bench
1B - Lou Gehrig
2B - Rogers Hornsby
SS - Honus Wagner
3B - Mike Schmidt
Category: MLB
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Since: Oct 29, 2007
Posted on: October 23, 2008 9:58 am
 

Greatest Baseball Team LF

-I gotta go with Ted Williams.  Not only was he immensely talented a hitter, he also had balz of iron to go with it.  1941, hitting .39955 on the last day of the season, Teddy refused manager Joe Cronin's offer to let him sit, and went 6-8 in a double header to raise his average to .406.  Also hit a homer in his last at bat-  a very fitting coda to an incredible career.

-Honorable mentions?  Stan Musial, and yep, Carl Yastrzemski.  Yaz was a great hitter in his day (also the last to hit for the Triple Crown some 41 years ago), but was also a great fielder. He had a cannon arm, and also knew every nut, bolt, and peculiarity of the Green Monster like nobody before or since, and was actually a better fielder than Williams, as TrueFan points out....

 




Since: Jun 26, 2008
Posted on: October 23, 2008 6:56 am
 

Greatest Baseball Team LF

Left field is probably the hardest of all positions to determine best ever.  Looking at that list of 50, about half of them are in the hall of fame.  To me it came down to two.  I've decided to go with Ted Williams.  He put up HOF numbers and was the best player of his era dispite the fact that his career was interrupted twice to serve in the war in the prime of his career.  I figure with the time lost to service, William's home run totals would have probably fallen between Mays 660 and Ruth's 714.  Bonds is right up there too.  Its widely assumed that Bonds used steroids and I'm one who believed that he did.   How much that helped him pad his numbers, we'll never know.  Its due to this uncertainty that I'm voting for Ted Williams.  



Since: Feb 17, 2007
Posted on: October 23, 2008 12:20 am
 

Greatest Baseball Team LF

Carl "Yaz" Yastrzemski

altho Ted Williams was one of the greatest hitters of all time.I wouldn't even consider him the best LF the Red Sox ever had,that would go to Yaz., who was a the better overall ballplayer. You may look at career numbers and say .285 lifetime avg,but remeber the era he played in. In 67 he was the ONLY AL player to bat over .300 while leading the league in OBP and walks. And was in the latter stages of his career when they lowered the pitchers mound to it's present height. you can remeber his triple crown in 67 and the rest of his accomplishments, but what sets him apart from Musial and Williams was his superior defense on the field thru out his long career.




Since: Jul 16, 2008
Posted on: October 22, 2008 11:35 pm
 

Greatest Baseball Team LF

LF is a tough position with so many great players... it's difficult to choose just one, but.... Barry Bonds.




Since: Aug 1, 2008
Posted on: October 22, 2008 8:06 pm
 

Greatest Baseball Team LF

Ted "The Splinter" Williams



Since: Apr 2, 2008
Posted on: October 22, 2008 8:04 pm
 

Greatest Baseball Team LF

Stan Musial



Since: Jun 17, 2008
Posted on: October 22, 2008 7:58 pm
 

Greatest Baseball Team LF

Greatest LF of all time will need an asterisk because he played second base for half his career...... CHUCK KNOBLAUCH!!!

Just kidding... Ted Williams fo' sho.



Since: Aug 10, 2008
Posted on: October 22, 2008 5:17 pm
 

Greatest Baseball Team LF

ted williams



Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: October 22, 2008 4:53 pm
 

Greatest Baseball Team LF

Ted Williams...



Since: Jul 3, 2008
Posted on: October 22, 2008 4:27 pm
 

Greatest Baseball Team LF

ralph kiner


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