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Old 08-25-2002, 11:56 AM
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Posted By: runscott

Who is your favorite? (one HOF'er and one "common")

My favorite vintage HOF player is Honus Wagner.
My favorite common is Nap Rucker, with Ed Reulbach a close second.

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Old 08-25-2002, 12:07 PM
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Posted By: John(z28jd)

that suprised me Scott,i always thought Reulbach was the higher on your list of those 2.
My fav (vintage)HOF is slidin billy hamilton
My favorite favorite(vintage) is Larry Corcoran
my favorite player all-time Carlton Fisk
and my current fav is Barry Bonds

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Old 08-25-2002, 12:13 PM
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Posted By: Tom L.

Vintage:

HOF player/manager: McGraw
Non-HOFer: Weaver
No-namer: Doc Adkins


Modern:

HOFer: George Brett
Never will be HOFer: Freddie Patek

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Old 08-25-2002, 12:17 PM
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Posted By: Tom L.

Vintage:

HOF player/manager: McGraw
Non-HOFer: Weaver
No-namer: Doc Adkins


Modern retired:

HOFer: George Brett
Never will be HOFer: Freddie Patek

Current:

Future HOFer: Edgar Martinez, Ischiro
Never will be: Jay Buhner (close enough to current)


(bet you would never guess that I lived in KC or Seattle, would you?)

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Old 08-25-2002, 12:46 PM
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Posted By: John(z28jd)

as a side note,has anyone here sponsored one of their favorite players on www.baseball-reference.com,ive seen about 50 players so far sponsored,im sure theres more but ive noticed some big names still available,might be a good way to promote a website or help find a card of a certain player they collect. $5 for a player whos page has been seen up to 5000 times in 2 years is a pretty cheap advertising rate,althho the more famouse the player the higher the rate but some vintage hall of famers are still only $10 each

by the way,i wasnt paid by them to say this or get any part of their sales just think its a great idea,especially for people who have a website to promote

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Posted By: David

baseball-reference.com is an incredible site, and an invaluable recource for me as I deal with a lot of obscure-player autographs. I've had autos of players who's entire careers consisted of a single at bat (some batted 1.000, some batted 0.000) or a single or no innings pitched-- so the site provided answers not ordinarilly on the tips of peoples' tongues. If I was forced to look up this infomation in the Total Baseball book, I'd have arms like Popeye by now.

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Old 08-25-2002, 03:41 PM
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Posted By: Lee Behrens

Vintage:

HOFer: Lou Gehrig, Walter Johnson

Have-not: Bill Bergen, the most inept hitter of all times.

Modern:

HOFer: Kirby Puckett

Have-not: Mark Fidrych

It is a great time to be a Twins fan, to be able to watch them play defense daily and WIN is great. Now they just have to finish the season.

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Posted By: Jaime Leiderman

HOFer: Mike "King" Kelly
Non-HOFers: James Creighton & Ross Barnes
Favourite BB Person: Harry Wright

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Posted By: stutor

here's my list

Vintage:

HOF - Big Ed Delahanty, Walter Johnson

non-HOF - Mickey Doolan (was also a dentist)



Current:

Greg Maddux, Pedro Martinez

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Posted By: Julie Vognar

favorite vintage: Nichols, Radbourne
non-HOF: Hoy (not quite HOF numbers, but can you imagine a baseball game without signing?), Caruthers
modern HOF: Willie Mays
non-HOF: Pedro Martinez (of course, it's just a matter of time), Kaat (17 Gold Gloves--most pitchers just duck)

As a rule, I'm a pitcher person. Seems to me he's the guy with the most control over the outcome of the game.

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Posted By: Bill Cornell

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A baseball-playing dentist - who'd have thunk it? The only one I know (famous in these parts) in Dr. Jim Lonborg. After nearly leading the Sox to the championship in '67, he blew out his knee in a skiing (???) accident the next year... there's no tragedy that The Olde Towne Team hasn't endured. Lonborg's still practicing nearby, last I heard.

No worries about skiing accidents in Nebraska or Mississippi, I assume. Hope your return has gone well.

Bill

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Posted By: Tom Lawrie

Merle (Doc) Adkins of T206 and T207 fame

He got is M.D. from Johns Hopkins in 1907

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Posted By: Mike Williams

HOF : Lou Gehrig and Tris Speaker
Non-HOF : Thurman Munson
Current : Jim Thome

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Posted By: Scott M

HOF - Wagner and Clemente
Non HOF - Jim Thorpe

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Posted By: jay behrens

HOFer- Sam Crawford, Walter Johnson
non-HOFer- Benny Kauff
non-namer- Lou Sockalexis

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5 Yr. MLB pitcher/dentist in Chicago: Rich Nye of the infamous '69 Coobs (Cubs). He went 13-10 in '67; still practices tooth work here in the Chicago area.

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Posted By: benge610

HOFer: Rube Waddell.
Common: Mike Donlin.
I like "characters".

Chicago connection:
3-finger Brown.

Wishful HOFer:
Bill Dahlen.

Common common:
Wid Conroy (my first vintage card).

My son hopes Andre Dawson makes the HOF; I'm not too optimistic. He (Andre) was very gracious at the Cubs Convention to my wife and son; if quality of character counted, he'd be there.

Ben.


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Posted By: runscott

in Alexander's McGraw bio. They called him "Turkey Mike" because he strutted around like a turkey. McGraw really like him, and was always trying to get him on his team when he wasn't in jail or temporarily banned from the league.

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Posted By: Jay Miller

Pre-1900 HOFer--Cap Anson
Pre-1900 Should be HOFers--Pete Browning, Dave Orr

Post-1900 HOFer--Babe Ruth, Rogers Hornsby

Stradling the Border HOFer--Willie Keeler

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Posted By: W.M.

Favorite HOF'er Ty Cobb favorite Non HOF'er Dummy Hoy.

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Posted By: B Hodes

Favorite 19th Century -- Tony Mullane & Bob Carruthers (should be Hofers) Ward (actual Hofer)
Favorite HOFer (20th Cent) -- Walter Johnson
Favorite 21st century (Current Player): Sammy Sosa (an almost certain future HOFer)

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I haven't read Alexander's book on McGraw yet; but I'll certainly move it up on my list now. Thanks for the info, Scott!

Ben.

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Posted By: benge610

Tony Oliva was my favorite player as a kid; what a talent! ... and along with Billy Williams ... one helluva sweet swing.

It was great to be in the Cities last summer and attend a game when it was the modern era all-time Twins team. Before the game, along the concourse under the stands, they had a booth for each former Twin to sit while the fans lined up for a personal photo with each. Harmon Killebrew was the finest gentleman present; Kirby was so energetic/friendly and it became contagious; it was a great time for the fans and I was lucky to be there.

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Posted By: David

Favorite player, Robin Yount

Favorite Pre-War, Bill Terry

Favorite current player, about anyone on the Mariners when they are winning (Someone said Barry Bonds? Ick)

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Posted By: John(z28jd)

Yeah,I said Barry Bonds,you wanna take this outside Rudd! Oh wait,you still have some stuff of mine,hmmm maybe i should explain the Bonds choice to you,when i first started collecting cards bobby bonds was one of my favorites,eventho his career was done,i still liked guys with lots of homeruns(i was 6! stop shaking your head) anyway when Barry Bonds(Bobbys son) was in the minors for the Pirates,my favorite team,i started following him and when he came up he became my 2nd favorite,and has been my favorite since Fisk retired.Thats 17 years of following his career,i even have a ton of his rookies, that i didnt sell when the cards were skyrocketing last year, because hes my favorite player

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Posted By: runscott

When I was a kid I thought Bobby Bonds had it all: power, speed, defense. One of the highlights of being a kid was meeting him and getting him to autograph a ball (which I still have)...then Barry came along. At least I can't be accused of any kind of cultural bias - I don't like Barry simply because he's Barry.

Favorite players as a kid: Frank Howard, Bobby Bonds, Ken Harrelson, Jim Wynn, Sam McDowell, Juan Marichal, Tony C, Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays.

Favorite current players: John Olerud, Harold Baines, Larry Walker, Curt Schilling.

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