The Diamond King started this one. With limited time over the next few weeks. I am skipping scans (mainly the time to get the card out, etc).
Just the list:
Hank Aaron: no brainer for me.
Roberto Clemente (Bobby Cox would be my pick, but as a manager not a player).
Joe Dimaggio (Josh Donaldson would be pick for modern players).
Tom Glavine (there are plenty of G's to choose from, but Glavine was a Brave and they meant more to me than anything else).
Roy Halladay (tough one with Rickey)
Monte Irvin (he's a birthday guy).
Craig Kimbrel (Close pick with Kershaw)
Greg Maddux (not to lessen Mantle or Mathews).
David Ortiz (Ohtani is working his way up).
Albert Pujols & Mike Piazza (couldn't choose between them, sorry).
Dan Quisenberry (not a lot to choose from).
Jackie Robinson (again not to lessen the Babe, and Tim Raines was always fun to watch even before I knew we shared a birthday).
Justin Verlander (Mo and Fernando were up there too).
Robin Yount (a birthday guy too).
I obviously am Braves biased, but I could have totally filled half the roster with them and didn't :)
Yeah, I am looking forward to the lists from guys like you, where their team should really dominate the list. It actually makes the non-team picks stand out as there must be really good reasons to pick them! Thanks for doing this.ReplyDelete
I just completed mine on my blogDelete
Good job. These are never as easy as they look.ReplyDelete
I didn't even think of Clemente... since my brain went directly to Carlton and Carew... but that's an excellent pick.ReplyDelete
Looks like we have 9 the same, with Aaron the only Brave.ReplyDelete