John L
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John L asked in SportsBaseball · 1 decade ago

What team could field the best all-time team?

Ok here's a harder one. I'll throw out what I think are the two best. the Giants and the Athletics

Giants -

C - Buck Ewing

IB - Willie McCovey

2B - Jeff Kent

3B - Darrell Evans

SS - George Davis

OF - Willie Mays

OF - Barry Bonds

OF - Mel Ott

DH/Utility - Bill Terry

P - Christy Mathewson

P - Carl Hubbell

P - Juan Marichal

P - Gaylord Perry

MGR John McGraw

Athletics -

C - Mickey Cochrane

1B - Jimmie Foxx

2B - Eddie Collins

3B - Frank Baker

SS - Bert Campaneris

OF - Reggie Jackson

OF - Al Simmons

OF - Rickey Henderson

DH/ Util - Mark McGwire

P - Lefty Grove

P - Eddie Plank

P - Chief Bender

P - Catfish Hunter

MGR - Tony Larussa (much better manager than Mack)

The Yankees might qualify if you count A-Rod as their third baseman, but their all-time pitching staff is surprisingly weak.

Update:

I forgot about Joe Gordon at 2nd for the Yankees, and they might in fact be the best but their pitching staff would still be suspect -

Jack Chesbro was basically a one year wonder who played in the dead ball era.

Allie Reynolds would no way have been a hall of famer if he played for any other team

Whitey Ford was good but for any other team he would have been like 210-140 rather than 236-106

Lefty Gomez was maybe the 3rd or 4th best pitcher in the majors when he played.

Herb Pennock was only a little better than average pitcher

Ron Guidry was great for 2 or 3 years, and ok for 10 more.

Roger Clemens is a bit of hired gun for them. Though he's better than any of their other starters..

The strongest pitching staff of all time by the way would be the Braves

Warren Spahn

Phil Neikro

Greg Maddux

Tom Glavine

John Smoltz

but they suffer from too many holes in their lineup

Update 2:

Lighthouse_38 Wagner never played for the Athletics.. but yes if they could trade Campaneris for him they would be by far the strongest team of all time

Update 3:

Magilla - I would probably put Yaz on first, move Williams to the outfield and have Mo Vaughn as my DH. I'd also replace Raditz with Mel Parnell (Or Babe Ruth)

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  • 1 decade ago
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    As a lifelong and diehard redsox fan, it kills me to type this but the Yankees can easily put out the top all-time team and still have enough left over for a second squad that is still better than the all-time list from most other teams.

    So, having said all that here's an all-time list from the Red Sox rosters:

    C - Carlton Fisk

    1B - Jim Rice

    2B - Johnny Pesky

    3B - Wade Boggs

    SS - Luis Apparicio

    LF - Carl Yastrzemski

    CF - Dom Dimaggio

    RF - Dwight Evans

    DH - Ted Williams

    SP - Cy Young

    SP - Roger Clemens

    SP - Luis Tiant

    RP - Dick Radatz

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  • 1 decade ago

    It is hard to gauge something like this because now so many players switch teams. For instance, if the Yankees included A-Rod and Clemens, who won almost 80 games, a ring, and a cy young in New York, I think that would be the best team. Look at the outfield of Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, and Joe Dimaggio. But I would agree that the Giants are up there as well.

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  • 1 decade ago

    How about the Cardinals, they are loaded with Hall of Famers.

    1B. Albert Pujols

    2B. Rogers Hornsby

    SS. Ozzie Smith

    3B. Scott Rolen/Ken Boyer

    OF. Stan Musial

    OF. Lou Brock

    OF. Enos Slaughter

    C. Ted Simmons

    P. Bob Gibson

    P. Dizzy Dean

    P. Grover Cleveland Alexander

    P. Steve Carlton

    CL. Bruce Sutter

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  • Eho
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    1 decade ago

    I would still say the Yanks, they are hard to beat when you look at their personel all time. they always seem to have the best in baseball. I'm sure one could put together a pitching staff that could compete w/ anyone w/ Ford, Hunter, Gossage, Clemens, Mussina, Guidry, Rivera, Pettite, Lopat, Stottlemeyer, etc.

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  • 1 decade ago

    First of all, you're telling me that is you had to pick a line-up from these two teams, you starting shortstop on the Athletics would be Bert Campaneris and NOT Honus Wagner?!?!?!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    YOU DON'T KNOW TOO MUCH ABOUT THE YANKEES. SO HERE IS THERE TEAM

    C. YOGI BERRA

    1B. LOU GEHRIG

    2B. JOE GORDON

    3B. GRAIG NETTLES

    OF. BABE RUTH

    OF. JOE DIMAGGIO

    OF. MICKEY MANTLE

    SS. DEREK JETER

    DH/UTIL. ALEX RODRIGUEZ

    SP. JACK CHESBRO

    SP. LEFTY GOMEZ

    SP.WHITEY FORD

    SP. ALLIE REYNOLDS

    SP.HERB PENNOCK

    RP. GOOSE GOSSAGE

    RP. SPARKY LYLE

    RP JOE PAGE

    RP. LOUIS ARROYO

    CL. MARIANO RIVERA

    MGR. CASEY STENGEL OVER JOE TORRE, JOE McCARTHY & MILLER HUGGINS

    ALL YANKEE STARTING PITCHERS IN HALL OF FAME.

    JACK CHESBRO MOST WINS IN A SEASON

    ALLIE REYONLDS BACK TO BACK NO HITTERS

    WHITEY FORD MOST SCORELESS INNINGS IN WORLD SERIES. IF THAT IS WEAK PITCHING THAN YOU DON'T KNOW BASEBALL.

    DH/UTIL.

    OF. MICKEY MANTLE

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