Who are your favorite players?

Discussion in 'Baseball Talk' started by bigteeth96, Jul 26, 2013.

  1. bigteeth96

    bigteeth96 Member

    Past? Current?
    You name 'em!

    I don't know a whole lot about baseball, but because of the candy, I am fond of Babe Ruth.
  2. T-206

    T-206 Active Member

    Mine Nolan Ryan I have very close 2nds
    Shoeless Joe, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner, Mantle, Jeter,
  3. ranbethscards

    ranbethscards Moderator Moderator

    Current is easy.. anyone that IS NOT in a Yankees Uniform or is currently under investigation for PEDs. But to name a couple... Max Scherzer and Phil Coke (Pitchers for the Tigers). These two guys ENJOY playing the game... the intensity they bring to their game is amazing.

    Past... Denny Mclain and Mickey Lolich... along with a handful of Tigers, Orioles, and Cubs from the 60's and 70's (guys I watched as a kid).

    I could post up Ruth, Cobb, Wagner... but not being old enough to have seen them play (NOT saying that Wayne [T-206] is...), I thought I'd list only the players I can remember.
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  4. ty4orce

    ty4orce Active Member

    Past stars Ty Cobb even though I did not see him play the sort of bad boy image sliding with his spikes up and accomplishments 90 major league records during his career....you can just go on and on about Cobb..he still holds some records today.....my choice of Cobb his temperament and aggressive playing style in my opinion is what makes champions.......
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    Others I have to go with my past Expos.....Carter,Vladdy,Dawson,Pedro..etc..
  5. IQless1

    IQless1 Active Member

    Many.

    In the early 80's I was into the Tigers, so Sparky Anderson (manager), Alan Trammell, Lou Whitaker, Lance Parrish, Kirk Gibson, Dave Bergman, Chet Lemon, Darrell Evans and Jack Morris come to mind.

    In the 90's I had TV from a satellite company and they had programming based in Colorado, so "The Blake Street Bombers" and crew come to mind: Andres Galarraga, Vinny Castilla, Dante Bischette, Ellis Burks, Larry Walker, Eric Young, Walt Weiss, Neifi Perez, Quinton McCracken and Jamie Wright are most memorable for me.

    My favorite commercial of theirs was one where Dante Bischette and Larry Walker are being interviewed. Dante's got a baseball in his hand and he slams it into a table after being asked if the thin air in Colorado is what's giving the Rockies so many homers. He says something like "I'm sick and tired of people saying that!"...as the baseball slowly rises into the air on it's own. He sees it, grabs it, end of commercial. Too funny lol

    Walker was a prankster too. I remember him taking a fan's drink when they weren't looking and hiding it behind the wall. They eventually noticed and he grinned and gave it back lol ...The point is he had a great rapport with fans.

    I've also been a Packer fan since the early 70's. One guy that stuck out in my memory is Chester Marcol, a placekicker from the 70's and early 80's. I think I mentioned my bar story here before, but I'll do it again lol

    I was playing pool for a local bar in the 90's and we were visiting the local bar in Dollar Bay. I was shooting when someone asked me who my favorite GB player was, I said most people won't remember him, but I've always liked Chester Marcol. They kept annoying me, while I was shooting mind you, so I looked over and saw this guy with a big grin on his face. They asked me what I'd do if I met him, I said I'd leave him alone, and the guy turned around andsat down. Turns out it was Chester lol...He lives in Dollar Bay, but I didn't know it at the time.

    Now, I could list a bunch of Packers, Freeman, Butler, Mandarich, Bennett, Sharpe, Brooks, Chmura, Winters, etc., but this site has character limits so...
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  6. jonsportscardz

    jonsportscardz Active Member

    baseball Mike Napoli,Trot Nixon.
  7. CamaroDMD

    CamaroDMD Member

    My favorite players to watch growing up were David Justice and Tom Glavine.

    As far as historical favorite player...Mickey Mantle.
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  8. JoshSmith100

    JoshSmith100 Member

    My favorite current players are Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera

    My favorite past players are Vladimir Guerrero and Ricky Henderson.
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  9. way2go

    way2go New Member

    Babe Ruth was a wonderful pitcher, but once he joined the Yankees and became an everyday hitter, his greatness emerged. The numbers he put up were unthinkable at the time, and he changed the course of the game with his home-run hitting.
  10. pojokers

    pojokers Member

    Jackie Robinson and Derek Jeter are my favorites. They both go down as the greatest of all time (imo). I'm also a big fan of CC Sabathia, who might seem like a strange pick but he's my guy too. I'm fond of a lot of Yankees players.
  11. Guy451

    Guy451 Member

    My favorite player is easily Justin Verlander. I'm amazed how how he can throw 95 accurately but if he wants to in the 7th inning he will blow a 100 mph fastball right past you, then maybe a 6 inch breaking curveball ball. Recently, Jack Clark accused Verlander of using PED's only because his season this year is not as good as his last two years. Jack Clark, your a clown!!
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  12. Fitzythird

    Fitzythird Member

    Right now, as a Red Sox fan, I think Dustin Pedroia is my favorite player at least currently. The guy is just a blood and guts baseball player. He plays with intensity that makes every game look like game 7 of the World Series. I believe he sets a good example for young athletes.
  13. ken watkins

    ken watkins New Member

    Mickey Mantle, Ty Cobb and yes Pete Rose. I love Cobb as I have done a lot of research on him and he is a very interesting player and person. I guess the older players are more appealing then the modern day players.
  14. jayne

    jayne Member

    Yeah, the Tigers do have some likable talents there. Very strong players and like that you gave some props to their pitchers.
  15. jayne

    jayne Member

    The Braves have some very talented players right now. Good personalities too. Freeman, McCann, Hudson, Heyward, etc. But this year, Gattis is it. I mean the guys had at least as many crazy odd-jobs as I have had and he ends up on the Braves as a strong player. Love him!
  16. Taliasen

    Taliasen I MUST OK ALL Rickey Henderson card deals! Moderator

    Rickey Henderson and Sean Casey
  17. nowicki2013

    nowicki2013 Member

    I'm a Tiger fan so I'll have to start with Cecil Fielder and Miguel Cabrera. Just to make sure you read that right I said Cecil, not Prince! lol I have to add Babe Ruth of course, Ken Griffey Jr., Frank Thomas, Nolan Ryan, Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds, and Jose Canseco. Even before the steroids Bonds and Canseco were two of the best!
  18. warre

    warre New Member

    Ken Griffey Jr, Alberto Pujols, Mike Trout, Bert Byleven, Rollie Fingers Eddie Murrey, Cal Ripkin , Yu Darvish, Puig, Felix Hernandez, Cal Ripken Jr, Reggie Jackson, Jack Morris, Randy Johnson,
  19. theoriginalcq

    theoriginalcq New Member

    I have been a avid Oakland A's fan since 1986. My favorite player all time would be Mark McGwire. I realize he did get involved into the whole steriod thing. But im pretty sure that Jose Canseco was right when he said about 90% of players are juicing. But if you look at McGwire's stats you will see he was pretty awesome still before he taking anything. He hit 49 home runs his rookie year. He was tall and skinny im pretty sure he was not on anything at that point. He also perfomed very well in college.
    There was also some other great players that I held in high regard. Nolan Ryan, Dennis Eckersley, Dave Kingman, Dave Parker, Dave Henderson, Ricky Henderson, Cal Ripken, Robin Yount, Gary Carter, and many more. I am not sure of all the players of today it just dont feel the same without some of those classic players.
    Maybe some of Oaklands pitchers that they could not afford to keep. Such as Barry Zito, Tim Hudson, and Mark Mulder. There also were other good players that they could not afford Jason Giambi, Matt Damon, Miguel Tejda and many others.
  20. chase88

    chase88 New Member

    I grew up an Astros fan in the mid-late 90's so my favorite players are easily the "Killer B's." Craig Biggio and Jeff Bagwell were the players in looked up to and tried to be like when I was in Little League. Not only were they great players, but they were also good people as well.

    It's hard to find a combination like that nowadays so I feel bad for kids that can't really look up to anyone without them being involved in some type of scandal. One day I hope Biggio and Bagwell get into the Hall of Fame together so I can tell my kids my story growing up and how good things happen to good people.
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