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Old 08-05-2006, 12:41 PM   #226
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Round 1
1. JCMElway-George Herman "Babe" Ruth, P/OF, Red Sox/Yankees/Braves
2. killericon-Henry "Hank" Aaron, OF Braves/Brewers
3. -Slap--Ted Williams, OF Red Sox
4. BroncoLB52-Willie Mays, OF, Giants/Mets
5. Atwater-Lou Gehrig, 1B Yankees
6. Red Rocket RC-Cy Young, P, Spiders/Perfectos/Americans/Naps
7. Clockwork Orange-Ty Cobb, OF Tigers/Athletics
8. Breck Bronc-Honus Wagner, SS Colonels/Pirates

Round 2
9. Breck Bronc-Mickey Mantle, CF Yankees
10. Clockwork Orange-Walter Johnson, P Senators
11. Red Rocket RC-Pete Alexander, P Phillies/Cubs/Cardinals
12. Atwater-Sandy Koufax, P Dodgers
13. BroncoLB52-Stan Musial, LF/1B Cardinals
14. -Slap--Rogers Hornsby, 2B Cardinals/Giants/Braves/Cubs/Browns
15. killericon-Lefty Grove, P Athletics/Red Sox
16. JCMElway-Joe Dimaggio, CF Yankees

Round 3
17. JCMElway-Roger Clemens, P Red Sox/Blue Jays/Yankees/Astros
18. killericon-Eddie Collins, 2B Athletics/White Sox
19. -Slap--Christy Mathewson, P Giants/Reds
20. BroncoLB52-Frank Robinson, RF Reds/Orioles/Angels
21. Atwater-Earl Weaver, Manager Orioles
22. Red Rocket RC-Warren Spahn, P Braves/Mets/Giants
23. Clockwork Orange-Bob Gibson, P Cardinals
24. Breck Bronc-Tom Seaver, P Mets/Reds/White Sox, Red Sox

Round 4
25. Breck Bronc-Rickey Henderson, LF A's/Yankees/etc.
26. Clockwork Orange-Johnny Bench, C Reds
27. Red Rocket RC-Nolan Ryan P Mets/Angels/Astros/Rangers
28. Atwater-Thurman Munson, C Yankees
29. BroncoLB52-Albert Pujols, 1B Cardinals
30. -Slap--Mike Schmidt, 3B Phillies
31. killericon-Mike Piazza, C Dodgers/Marlins/Mets/Padres
32. JCMElway-Al Kaline, RF Detroit Tigers

Round 5
33. JCMElway-Roberto Clemente, RF Pittsburgh Pirates
34. killericon-Cal Ripken Jr., SS Orioles
35. -Slap--Jimmie Foxx, 1B Athletics/Red Sox/Cubs/Phillies
36. BroncoLB52-"Bullet" Bob Feller, P Indians
37. Atwater-Derek Jeter, SS Yankees
38. Red Rocket RC-Gaylord Perry, P Giants/Indians/Rangers/etc.
39. Clockwork Orange-Alex Rodriguez, SS/3B Mariners/Rangers/Yankees
40. Breck Bronc-Joe Morgan, 2B Reds, Colt .45's/Astros/etc.

Round 6
41. Breck Bronc-Josh Gibson, C Grays/Crawfords
42. Clockwork Orange-Randy Johnson, P Expos/Mariners/Astros/D-Backs/Yankees
43. Red Rocket RC-Roy Campanella, C Dodgers
44. Atwater-B*rry B*nds, LF Pirates/Giants
45. BroncoLB52-Pedro Martinez, P Dodgers/Expos/Red Sox/Mets
46. -Slap--Steve Carlton, P Cardinals/Phillies/Giants/White Sox/etc.
47. killericon-Sammy Sosa, RF White Sox/Cubs/Orioles
48. JCMElway-Ernie Banks, SS Cubs

Round 7
49. JCMElway-Jackie Robinson, 2B Dodgers
50. killericon-Ken Griffey Jr., CF Mariners/Reds
51. -Slap--Ozzie Smith, SS Padres/Cardinals
52. BroncoLB52-George Brett, 3B Royals
53. Atwater-Eric Gagne, P Dodgers
54. Red Rocket RC-Tony Gwynn, OF Padres
55. Clockwork Orange-Mariano Rivera, P Yankees
56. Breck Bronc-Reggie Jackson, OF A's/Yankees/Orioles/Angels

Round 8
57. Breck Bronc-Hank Greenberg, 1B Tigers/Pirates
58. Clockwork Orange-Brooks Robinson, 3B Orioles
59. Red Rocket RC-David Ortiz, DH Twins/Red Sox
60. Atwater-Wade Boggs, 3B Red Sox/Yankees, Devil Rays
61. BroncoLB52-Yogi Berra, C Yankees
62. -Slap--Greg Maddux, P Cubs/Braves/Dodgers
63. killericon-Roy Halladay, P Blue Jays
64. JCMElway-Jim Palmer, P Orioles

Round 9
65. JCMElway-Pete Rose, 2B/OF/3B/1B Reds/Phillies/Expos
66. killericon-Kid Nichols, P Beaneaters/Cardinals/Phillies
67. -Slap--Ichiro Suzuki, RF Mariners
68. BroncoLB52-Satchel Paige, P Indians/Browns/Royals
69. Atwater-Kirby Puckett, CF Twins
70. Red Rocket RC-Ron Santo, 3B Cubs/White Sox
71. Clockwork Orange-"Shoeless" Joe Jackson, LF Athletics/Naps/White Sox
72. Breck Bronc-Carl Hubbell, P Giants

Round 10
73. Breck Bronc-Mordecai "Three Finger" Brown, P Cardinals/Cubs/Reds
74. Clockwork Orange-Ryne Sandberg, 2B Phillies/Cubs
75. Red Rocket RC-Andruw Jones, CF Braves
76. Atwater-Nellie Fox, 2B A's, White Sox, Colt .45's
77. BroncoLB52-Whitey Ford, P Yankees
78. -Slap--Andre Dawson, OF Expos/Cubs/Red Sox/Marlins
79. killericon-Phil Niekro, P Braves/Yankees/Indians/Blue Jays
80. JCMElway-George Sisler, 1B Browns/Braves

JCMElway is on the clock with two selections.

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Old 08-05-2006, 01:03 PM   #227
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I'm gonna hold off until 4 PM CST to make my pick. I can't get my General Manager on the phone. (My dad.)
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Old 08-05-2006, 01:57 PM   #228
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Hey KI, why are you so eager to make your pick? I'm just going to take him....
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Hey guys,

I still can't reach my Dad (I think he goes to Mass on Sat evenings) so my pick won't be in until 10 or 11 PM CST. Anyway, CW said I have 24 hours to make my picks.

KI, be on the lookout later on tonight.

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Originally Posted by JCMElway
Hey guys,

I still can't reach my Dad (I think he goes to Mass on Sat evenings) so my pick won't be in until 10 or 11 PM CST. Anyway, CW said I have 24 hours to make my picks.

KI, be on the lookout later on tonight.

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This is torture. The last time I made a pick, and then realised that there was a monster steal out there, but had to wait for your delayed picks, YOU picked him.



I'm screwed.

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Hey KI, why are you so eager to make your pick? I'm just going to take him....
Knowing you, you're gonna take my primary pick AND my backup pick.

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Old 08-05-2006, 07:44 PM   #231
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Lineup
C -
1B - Jimmie Foxx
2B - Rogers Hornsby
SS - Ozzie Smith
3B - Mike Schmidt
LF - Ted Williams
CF - Andre Dawson
RF - Ichiro Suzuki
DH -

Rotation
RHP Christy Mathewson
LHP Steve Carlton
RHP Greg Maddux

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1 -  LF - Ted Williams
2 -  2B - Rogers Hornsby
3 -  RHP Christy Mathewson
4 -  3B - Mike Schmidt
5 -  1B - Jimmie Foxx
6 -  LHP Steve Carlton
7 -  SS - Ozzie Smith
8 -  RHP Greg Maddux
9 -  RF - Ichiro Suzuki
10 - CF - Andre Dawson

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Those Cheap Bastards select:

George Sisler, 1B, St. Louis Browns/Boston Braves

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Hal Newhouser, P, Tigers/Indians

Sisler:

Awards: 1922 American League Most Valuable Player

Bio: A sharp batting eye and extraordinary fielding ability at first base led Ty Cobb to call George Sisler "the nearest thing to a perfect ballplayer." The owner of an engineering degree, Sisler was one of baseball's most intelligent and graceful players, starring predominantly for the St. Louis Browns. He won two batting titles, hitting over .400 both times, and amassed an astounding total of 257 hits in 1920, a record that stood for 84 years until surpassed by Ichiro Suzuki in 2004. He had a 41-game hitting streak in 1922, hit .300 or better 13 times and had a sizzling .340 lifetime batting average.

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Did You Know... that George Sisler began his big league career as a pitcher, and once, during his rookie season, defeated future Hall of Fame pitcher Walter Johnson?

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Post-Season: 1945 World Series, 1954 World Series
Awards: All-Star (7): 1942-1948; Most Valuable Player of the American League in both 1944 and 1945

"Prince Hal" Newhouser won back-to-back Most Valuable Player awards (1944-1945), and with his blazing fastball, he became a strikeout king. Over 17 campaigns, 15 with Detroit, he won 207 games. From 1944 to 1946, he recorded win totals of 29, 25 and 26, consecutively, with annual ERAs of 2.22, 1.81 and 1.94, respectively. Newhouser hurled the pennant clincher for the Tigers in 1945 and followed with two World Series victories over the Chicago Cubs.

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Updated alphabetical list.

Hank Aaron
Pete Alexander
Ernie Banks
Johnny Bench
Yogi Berra
Wade Boggs
B*rry B*nds
George Brett
Mordecai Brown
Roy Campanella
Steve Carlton
Roger Clemens
Roberto Clemente
Ty Cobb
Eddie Collins
Andre Dawson
Joe Dimaggio
Bob Feller
Whitey Ford
Nellie Fox
Jimmie Foxx
Eric Gagne
Lou Gehrig
Bob Gibson
Josh Gibson
Hank Greenberg
Ken Griffey Jr.
Lefty Grove
Tony Gwynn
Roy Halladay
Ricky Henderson
Trevor Hoffman
Rogers Hornsby
Carl Hubbell
Joe Jackson
Reggie Jackson
Derek Jeter
Randy Johnson
Walter Johnson
Andruw Jones
Al Kaline
Sandy Koufax
Greg Maddux
Mickey Mantle
Juan Marichal
Pedro Martinez
Christy Mathewson
Willie Mays
Joe Morgan
Thurman Munson
Stan Musial
Hal Newhouser
Kid Nichols
Phil Niekro
David Ortiz
Satchel Paige
Jim Palmer
Gaylord Perry
Mike Piazza
Kirby Puckett
Albert Pujols
Cal Ripken Jr.
Mariano Rivera
Brooks Robinson
Frank Robinson
Jackie Robinson
Alex Rodriguez
Ivan Rodriguez
Pete Rose
Babe Ruth
Nolan Ryan
Ryne Sandberg
Ron Santo
Mike Schmidt
Tom Seaver
George Sisler
Ozzie Smith
Sammy Sosa
Warren Spahn
Ichiro Suzuki
Honus Wagner
Earl Weaver
Ted Williams
Cy Young

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It's Trevor time!



Killericon is happy to see his closer get past the snaretrap that is JCMElway, and picks Trevor Hoffman.



When Hoffman was six weeks old, he had to have one of his kidneys removed because an arterial blockage had formed there. As a kid growing up near Anaheim, he wasn't allowed to play football or wrestle, but he played most other sports. He especially loved baseball because his brother Glenn, who was nine years older, became the shortstop for the Boston Red Sox when Trevor was 12. "I was the perfect age," Trevor says. "I'd hang around the clubhouse, wear his hat, his shoes, even though they were 10 sizes too big."

When he wasn't following Glenn, or his other brother, Greg, a high school basketball coach, he was going with his father, Ed, to Angels games. For 15 years Ed Hoffman was the famous singing usher at Angels games. Before that, he sang with the Royal Guards, a troupe that performed all over the world. "We get our professionalism from him," Trevor says. "But none of us kids can carry a tune. It's pretty sad, because my father [who died in 1994] was great." Trevor's mother, Mikki, is a former ballerina who was born in England. "She says we get our athleticism from her," says Trevor.

Trevor Hoffman proposed to his wife, Tracy, a former Buffalo Bills cheerleader, during Super Bowl XXVII. They have three sons: Brody Burke, Quinn Eddie, and Wyatt Quade.

Originally drafted by the Cincinnati Reds as a shortstop after leading the University of Arizona team in hitting in 1988 with a .371 batting average, 35 points better than teammate J.T. Snow in 1989, Hoffman was converted to a pitcher in 1991 after batting .212 with 23 RBI in 103 games while playing short and third for Single-A Charleston (then a Cincinnati Reds minor league affiliate). The move, suggested by Charleston manager Jim Lett, was so successful that in his first season on the mound, Hoffman threw a total of 47 2/3 innings at Cedar Rapids and at Double A Chattanooga, and had a 1.89 ERA and 75 strikeouts.

Hoffman proved to have such a live arm that he was taken by the Florida Marlins in the 1992 expansion draft and a year later was involved in the five-player trade that sent slugger Gary Sheffield from the San Diego Padres to Florida during the infamous 1993 fire sale. Hoffman is the only prospect acquired from the fire sale to develop into a legitimate star despite the Padres dumping players the caliber of Sheffield, Fred McGriff, Bruce Hurst, and Craig Lefferts among others.

On May 6, 2005, Hoffman recorded his 400th save against the St. Louis Cardinals. He is only the third person to do so, following John Franco (424 saves) and Lee Smith (478 saves). On August 24, 2005, Hoffman passed Franco for second place on the all-time saves list with 425 after the Padres beat the Houston Astros 7-4. Hoffman was the losing pitcher in the 2006 All-Star Game, despite having two strikes with two outs on eventual MVP Michael Young.

When Trevor Hoffman enters a home game during a save situation, the sound system blares the signature entrance song "Hell's Bells" (by AC/DC) as Hoffman jogs from the bullpen to the mound.

When Hoffman first came into the league he was a fireballer, throwing in the low to mid 90’s with a tight curveball. Hoffman’s repertoire now includes one of the game’s best changeups, a more modest four-seam fastball in the 84-88 MPH range, a slower cut fastball that moves in towards a left handed batter, and he even mixes in a slider and a curveball a handful of times a year for good measure.

However, for all intents and purposes, Hoffman is a two-pitch pitcher, alternating between fastballs and changeups. It is the arm action on the change up and the way that the pitch drops just before it reaches the plate (almost as if someone was pulling on a string attached to the pitch) that has allowed Hoffman to be as successful as he has been over the years.

Trevor Hoffman learned the change up, which he actually throws with a palmball grip instead of a circle changeup grip, in 1995 when he did not have his best fastball because he was pitching most of the year with a torn rotator cuff. Hoffman opted to pitch through the pain and have surgery in the off-season rather than end his season early. He came back the following year to throw in the low 90's, with a tight curveball and that terrific changeup, which reportedly made his fastball look as if was going 110 mph.

As late as 1998, Trevor’s best season, he was throwing his fastball in the in the low 90’s but his velocity has dropped off since then. His velocity has actually improved since he had shoulder surgery that forced him to miss almost all of the 2003 season. Before that procedure, however, Hoffman’s fastball had dipped to the low to mid 80’s. Despite his diminished velocity, however, Hoffman’s strikeout numbers remained very good, striking out more than a batter per inning every season up to 2003 and striking out nearly that many in 2004 and 2005. In the first half of 2006, his strikeout numbers had fallen off, however.

Highlights

* 5-time All-Star (1998-2000, 2002, 2006)
* Rolaids Relief Man of the Year Award (1998)
* Hutch Award (2004)
* TSN Reliever of the Year Award (1998)
* Led league in saves (1998)



Selected MLB statistics (through August 3rd, 2006)

Saves - 465
Strikeouts - 944
ERA - 2.74

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Round 11
81. JCMElway-Hal Newhouser, P Tigers/Indians
82. killericon-Trevor Hoffman, P Marlins/Padres
83. -Slap-
84. BroncoLB52
85. Atwater
86. Red Rocket RC
87. Clockwork Orange
88. Breck Bronc

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C - Mike Piazza
1B -
2B - Eddie Collins
SS - Cal Ripken Jr.
3B -
LF - Sammy Sosa
CF - Ken Griffey Jr.
RF - Henry "Hank" Aaron
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SP - Lefty Grove
SP - Roy Halladay
SP - Phil Niekro
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C Ivan Rodriguez

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Bats Right, Throws Right
Height 5' 9", Weight 205 lb.

Debut June 20, 1991
Born November 27, 1971 in Manati, P.R.


  • AL MVP in 1999.

  • 10th in MVP voting 1996, 1998, 2004.

  • 2003 NLCS MVP. He batted .321 with two HR and 10 RBI.

  • 13 time All Star.

  • Batted over .300 nine times.

  • Lifetime batting average of .304

  • Winner of 11 Gold Gloves, the most ever by a catcher.

  • No other catcher in the past 35 years has been as successful at throwing out potential base stealers. Rodriguez has thrown out 48% of would-be base stealers throughout his career. The best percentage in baseball.

  • Signed with a Detroit Tiger team that lost 119 games in 2003 and helped them win 29 more games in 2004.

  • Pudge's handling of a mostly young pitching staff has been a key to the Tigers success. Detroit's team ERA has gone from 5.30 in 2003 to a major league best 3.72 in 2006.

“I hate losing games. I'm not a loser. It's hard for me to be on a team losing every day. That's not me. That's not the type of player that I am. I love winning.”
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Code:
Year Ag Tm  Lg  G   AB    R    H   2B 3B  HR  RBI  SB CS  BB  SO   BA   OBP   SLG   TB   SH  SF IBB HBP GDP 
+--------------+---+----+----+----+---+--+---+----+---+--+---+---+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 1991 19 TEX AL  88  280   24   74  16  0   3   27   0  1   5  42  .264  .276  .354   99   2   1   0   0  10
 1992 20 TEX AL 123  420   39  109  16  1   8   37   0  0  24  73  .260  .300  .360  151   7   2   2   1  15
 1993 21 TEX AL 137  473   56  129  28  4  10   66   8  7  29  70  .273  .315  .412  195   5   8   3   4  16
 1994 22 TEX AL  99  363   56  108  19  1  16   57   6  3  31  42  .298  .360  .488  177   0   4   5   7  10
 1995 23 TEX AL 130  492   56  149  32  2  12   67   0  2  16  48  .303  .327  .449  221   0   5   2   4  11
 1996 24 TEX AL 153  639  116  192  47  3  19   86   5  0  38  55  .300  .342  .473  302   0   4   7   4  15
 1997 25 TEX AL 150  597   98  187  34  4  20   77   7  3  38  89  .313  .360  .484  289   1   4   7   8  18
 1998 26 TEX AL 145  579   88  186  40  4  21   91   9  0  32  88  .321  .358  .513  297   0   3   4   3  18
 1999 27 TEX AL 144  600  116  199  29  1  35  113  25 12  24  64  .332  .356  .558  335   0   5   2   1  31
 2000 28 TEX AL  91  363   66  126  27  4  27   83   5  5  19  48  .347  .375  .667  242   0   6   5   1  17
 2001 29 TEX AL 111  442   70  136  24  2  25   65  10  3  23  73  .308  .347  .541  239   0   1   3   4  13
 2002 30 TEX AL 108  408   67  128  32  2  19   60   5  4  25  71  .314  .353  .542  221   1   4   2   2  13
 2003 31 FLA NL 144  511   90  152  36  3  16   85  10  6  55  92  .297  .369  .474  242   1   5   6   6  18
 2004 32 DET AL 135  527   72  176  32  2  19   86   7  4  41  91  .334  .383  .510  269   0   4   6   3  15
 2005 33 DET AL 129  504   71  139  33  5  14   50   7  3  11  93  .276  .290  .444  224   1   7   2   2  19
+--------------+---+----+----+----+---+--+---+----+---+--+---+---+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 15 Seasons         7198      2190     38     1050     53    1039  .304  .343  .487       18  63  56  50 239
               1887      1085      445    264      104    411                       3503
+--------------+---+----+----+----+---+--+---+----+---+--+---+---+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+

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Round 11
81. JCMElway-Hal Newhouser, P Tigers/Indians
82. killericon-Trevor Hoffman, P Marlins/Padres
83. -Slap--Ivan Rodriguez, C Rangers/Marlins/Tigers
84. BroncoLB52
85. Atwater
86. Red Rocket RC
87. Clockwork Orange
88. Breck Bronc

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Round 1
1. JCMElway-George Herman "Babe" Ruth, P/OF, Red Sox/Yankees/Braves
2. killericon-Henry "Hank" Aaron, OF Braves/Brewers
3. -Slap--Ted Williams, OF Red Sox
4. BroncoLB52-Willie Mays, OF, Giants/Mets
5. Atwater-Lou Gehrig, 1B Yankees
6. Red Rocket RC-Cy Young, P, Spiders/Perfectos/Americans/Naps
7. Clockwork Orange-Ty Cobb, OF Tigers/Athletics
8. Breck Bronc-Honus Wagner, SS Colonels/Pirates

Round 2
9. Breck Bronc-Mickey Mantle, CF Yankees
10. Clockwork Orange-Walter Johnson, P Senators
11. Red Rocket RC-Pete Alexander, P Phillies/Cubs/Cardinals
12. Atwater-Sandy Koufax, P Dodgers
13. BroncoLB52-Stan Musial, LF/1B Cardinals
14. -Slap--Rogers Hornsby, 2B Cardinals/Giants/Braves/Cubs/Browns
15. killericon-Lefty Grove, P Athletics/Red Sox
16. JCMElway-Joe Dimaggio, CF Yankees

Round 3
17. JCMElway-Roger Clemens, P Red Sox/Blue Jays/Yankees/Astros
18. killericon-Eddie Collins, 2B Athletics/White Sox
19. -Slap--Christy Mathewson, P Giants/Reds
20. BroncoLB52-Frank Robinson, RF Reds/Orioles/Angels
21. Atwater-Earl Weaver, Manager Orioles
22. Red Rocket RC-Warren Spahn, P Braves/Mets/Giants
23. Clockwork Orange-Bob Gibson, P Cardinals
24. Breck Bronc-Tom Seaver, P Mets/Reds/White Sox, Red Sox

Round 4
25. Breck Bronc-Rickey Henderson, LF A's/Yankees/etc.
26. Clockwork Orange-Johnny Bench, C Reds
27. Red Rocket RC-Nolan Ryan P Mets/Angels/Astros/Rangers
28. Atwater-Thurman Munson, C Yankees
29. BroncoLB52-Albert Pujols, 1B Cardinals
30. -Slap--Mike Schmidt, 3B Phillies
31. killericon-Mike Piazza, C Dodgers/Marlins/Mets/Padres
32. JCMElway-Al Kaline, RF Detroit Tigers

Round 5
33. JCMElway-Roberto Clemente, RF Pittsburgh Pirates
34. killericon-Cal Ripken Jr., SS Orioles
35. -Slap--Jimmie Foxx, 1B Athletics/Red Sox/Cubs/Phillies
36. BroncoLB52-"Bullet" Bob Feller, P Indians
37. Atwater-Derek Jeter, SS Yankees
38. Red Rocket RC-Gaylord Perry, P Giants/Indians/Rangers/etc.
39. Clockwork Orange-Alex Rodriguez, SS/3B Mariners/Rangers/Yankees
40. Breck Bronc-Joe Morgan, 2B Reds, Colt .45's/Astros/etc.

Round 6
41. Breck Bronc-Josh Gibson, C Grays/Crawfords
42. Clockwork Orange-Randy Johnson, P Expos/Mariners/Astros/D-Backs/Yankees
43. Red Rocket RC-Roy Campanella, C Dodgers
44. Atwater-B*rry B*nds, LF Pirates/Giants
45. BroncoLB52-Pedro Martinez, P Dodgers/Expos/Red Sox/Mets
46. -Slap--Steve Carlton, P Cardinals/Phillies/Giants/White Sox/etc.
47. killericon-Sammy Sosa, RF White Sox/Cubs/Orioles
48. JCMElway-Ernie Banks, SS Cubs

Round 7
49. JCMElway-Jackie Robinson, 2B Dodgers
50. killericon-Ken Griffey Jr., CF Mariners/Reds
51. -Slap--Ozzie Smith, SS Padres/Cardinals
52. BroncoLB52-George Brett, 3B Royals
53. Atwater-Eric Gagne, P Dodgers
54. Red Rocket RC-Tony Gwynn, OF Padres
55. Clockwork Orange-Mariano Rivera, P Yankees
56. Breck Bronc-Reggie Jackson, OF A's/Yankees/Orioles/Angels

Round 8
57. Breck Bronc-Hank Greenberg, 1B Tigers/Pirates
58. Clockwork Orange-Brooks Robinson, 3B Orioles
59. Red Rocket RC-David Ortiz, DH Twins/Red Sox
60. Atwater-Wade Boggs, 3B Red Sox/Yankees, Devil Rays
61. BroncoLB52-Yogi Berra, C Yankees
62. -Slap--Greg Maddux, P Cubs/Braves/Dodgers
63. killericon-Roy Halladay, P Blue Jays
64. JCMElway-Jim Palmer, P Orioles

Round 9
65. JCMElway-Pete Rose, 2B/OF/3B/1B Reds/Phillies/Expos
66. killericon-Kid Nichols, P Beaneaters/Cardinals/Phillies
67. -Slap--Ichiro Suzuki, RF Mariners
68. BroncoLB52-Satchel Paige, P Indians/Browns/Royals
69. Atwater-Kirby Puckett, CF Twins
70. Red Rocket RC-Ron Santo, 3B Cubs/White Sox
71. Clockwork Orange-"Shoeless" Joe Jackson, LF Athletics/Naps/White Sox-
72. Breck Bronc-Carl Hubbell, P Giants

Round 10
73. Breck Bronc-Mordecai "Three Finger" Brown, P Cardinals/Cubs/Reds
74. Clockwork Orange-Ryne Sandberg, 2B Phillies/Cubs
75. Red Rocket RC-Andruw Jones, CF Braves
76. Atwater-Nellie Fox, 2B A's, White Sox, Colt .45's
77. BroncoLB52-Whitey Ford, P Yankees
78. -Slap--Andre Dawson, OF Expos/Cubs/Red Sox/Marlins
79. killericon-Phil Niekro, P Braves/Yankees/Indians/Blue Jays
80. JCMElway-George Sisler, 1B Browns/Braves

Round 11
81. JCMElway-Hal Newhouser, P Tigers/Indians
82. killericon-Trevor Hoffman, P Marlins/Padres
83. -Slap--Ivan Rodriguez, C Rangers/Marlins/Tigers
84. BroncoLB52
85. Atwater
86. Red Rocket RC
87. Clockwork Orange
88. Breck Bronc
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Its just cool seeing the whole thing. This was a great idea. I check this thread first every time I log onto the Mane.

Probably have to resort to itty bitty font size by the time we get to round 26.
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1B: Albert Pujols
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3B: George Brett
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LF: Stan Musial
CF: Willie Mays
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Round 1
1. JCMElway-George Herman "Babe" Ruth, P/OF, Red Sox/Yankees/Braves
2. killericon-Henry "Hank" Aaron, OF Braves/Brewers
3. -Slap--Ted Williams, OF Red Sox
4. BroncoLB52-Willie Mays, OF, Giants/Mets
5. Atwater-Lou Gehrig, 1B Yankees
6. Red Rocket RC-Cy Young, P, Spiders/Perfectos/Americans/Naps
7. Clockwork Orange-Ty Cobb, OF Tigers/Athletics
8. Breck Bronc-Honus Wagner, SS Colonels/Pirates

Round 2
9. Breck Bronc-Mickey Mantle, CF Yankees
10. Clockwork Orange-Walter Johnson, P Senators
11. Red Rocket RC-Pete Alexander, P Phillies/Cubs/Cardinals
12. Atwater-Sandy Koufax, P Dodgers
13. BroncoLB52-Stan Musial, LF/1B Cardinals
14. -Slap--Rogers Hornsby, 2B Cardinals/Giants/Braves/Cubs/Browns
15. killericon-Lefty Grove, P Athletics/Red Sox
16. JCMElway-Joe Dimaggio, CF Yankees

Round 3
17. JCMElway-Roger Clemens, P Red Sox/Blue Jays/Yankees/Astros
18. killericon-Eddie Collins, 2B Athletics/White Sox
19. -Slap--Christy Mathewson, P Giants/Reds
20. BroncoLB52-Frank Robinson, RF Reds/Orioles/Angels
21. Atwater-Earl Weaver, Manager Orioles
22. Red Rocket RC-Warren Spahn, P Braves/Mets/Giants
23. Clockwork Orange-Bob Gibson, P Cardinals
24. Breck Bronc-Tom Seaver, P Mets/Reds/White Sox, Red Sox

Round 4
25. Breck Bronc-Rickey Henderson, LF A's/Yankees/etc.
26. Clockwork Orange-Johnny Bench, C Reds
27. Red Rocket RC-Nolan Ryan P Mets/Angels/Astros/Rangers
28. Atwater-Thurman Munson, C Yankees
29. BroncoLB52-Albert Pujols, 1B Cardinals
30. -Slap--Mike Schmidt, 3B Phillies
31. killericon-Mike Piazza, C Dodgers/Marlins/Mets/Padres
32. JCMElway-Al Kaline, RF Detroit Tigers

Round 5
33. JCMElway-Roberto Clemente, RF Pittsburgh Pirates
34. killericon-Cal Ripken Jr., SS Orioles
35. -Slap--Jimmie Foxx, 1B Athletics/Red Sox/Cubs/Phillies
36. BroncoLB52-"Bullet" Bob Feller, P Indians
37. Atwater-Derek Jeter, SS Yankees
38. Red Rocket RC-Gaylord Perry, P Giants/Indians/Rangers/etc.
39. Clockwork Orange-Alex Rodriguez, SS/3B Mariners/Rangers/Yankees
40. Breck Bronc-Joe Morgan, 2B Reds, Colt .45's/Astros/etc.

Round 6
41. Breck Bronc-Josh Gibson, C Grays/Crawfords
42. Clockwork Orange-Randy Johnson, P Expos/Mariners/Astros/D-Backs/Yankees
43. Red Rocket RC-Roy Campanella, C Dodgers
44. Atwater-B*rry B*nds, LF Pirates/Giants
45. BroncoLB52-Pedro Martinez, P Dodgers/Expos/Red Sox/Mets
46. -Slap--Steve Carlton, P Cardinals/Phillies/Giants/White Sox/etc.
47. killericon-Sammy Sosa, RF White Sox/Cubs/Orioles
48. JCMElway-Ernie Banks, SS Cubs

Round 7
49. JCMElway-Jackie Robinson, 2B Dodgers
50. killericon-Ken Griffey Jr., CF Mariners/Reds
51. -Slap--Ozzie Smith, SS Padres/Cardinals
52. BroncoLB52-George Brett, 3B Royals
53. Atwater-Eric Gagne, P Dodgers
54. Red Rocket RC-Tony Gwynn, OF Padres
55. Clockwork Orange-Mariano Rivera, P Yankees
56. Breck Bronc-Reggie Jackson, OF A's/Yankees/Orioles/Angels

Round 8
57. Breck Bronc-Hank Greenberg, 1B Tigers/Pirates
58. Clockwork Orange-Brooks Robinson, 3B Orioles
59. Red Rocket RC-David Ortiz, DH Twins/Red Sox
60. Atwater-Wade Boggs, 3B Red Sox/Yankees, Devil Rays
61. BroncoLB52-Yogi Berra, C Yankees
62. -Slap--Greg Maddux, P Cubs/Braves/Dodgers
63. killericon-Roy Halladay, P Blue Jays
64. JCMElway-Jim Palmer, P Orioles

Round 9
65. JCMElway-Pete Rose, 2B/OF/3B/1B Reds/Phillies/Expos
66. killericon-Kid Nichols, P Beaneaters/Cardinals/Phillies
67. -Slap--Ichiro Suzuki, RF Mariners
68. BroncoLB52-Satchel Paige, P Indians/Browns/Royals
69. Atwater-Kirby Puckett, CF Twins
70. Red Rocket RC-Ron Santo, 3B Cubs/White Sox
71. Clockwork Orange-"Shoeless" Joe Jackson, LF Athletics/Naps/White Sox-
72. Breck Bronc-Carl Hubbell, P Giants

Round 10
73. Breck Bronc-Mordecai "Three Finger" Brown, P Cardinals/Cubs/Reds
74. Clockwork Orange-Ryne Sandberg, 2B Phillies/Cubs
75. Red Rocket RC-Andruw Jones, CF Braves
76. Atwater-Nellie Fox, 2B A's, White Sox, Colt .45's
77. BroncoLB52-Whitey Ford, P Yankees
78. -Slap--Andre Dawson, OF Expos/Cubs/Red Sox/Marlins
79. killericon-Phil Niekro, P Braves/Yankees/Indians/Blue Jays
80. JCMElway-George Sisler, 1B Browns/Braves

Round 11
81. JCMElway-Hal Newhouser, P Tigers/Indians
82. killericon-Trevor Hoffman, P Marlins/Padres
83. -Slap--Ivan Rodriguez, C Rangers/Marlins/Tigers
84. BroncoLB52-Juan Marichal, P Giants/Red Sox/Dodgers
85. Atwater
86. Red Rocket RC
87. Clockwork Orange
88. Breck Bronc


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Its just cool seeing the whole thing. This was a great idea. I check this thread first every time I log onto the Mane.

Probably have to resort to itty bitty font size by the time we get to round 26.
I know what you mean. The only thing that concerned me about it is the character limit on posts. I'm not sure what it is, but I've had to split particularly long articles in half because of it in the past.

Hell with it, we'll keep it going until it doesn't let us anymore.
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I know what you mean. The only thing that concerned me about it is the character limit on posts. I'm not sure what it is, but I've had to split particularly long articles in half because of it in the past.

Hell with it, we'll keep it going until it doesn't let us anymore.
I'll eliminate team names when that happens and just list the player and position. That should buy us a bunch of space.

Albert just doubled down the line. 3 for 4 this afternoon.
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Albert just doubled down the line. 3 for 4 this afternoon.
Sounds like a plan.
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Killericon is happy to see his closer get past the snaretrap that is JCMElway, and picks Trevor Hoffman.



When Hoffman was six weeks old, he had to have one of his kidneys removed because an arterial blockage had formed there. As a kid growing up near Anaheim, he wasn't allowed to play football or wrestle, but he played most other sports. He especially loved baseball because his brother Glenn, who was nine years older, became the shortstop for the Boston Red Sox when Trevor was 12. "I was the perfect age," Trevor says. "I'd hang around the clubhouse, wear his hat, his shoes, even though they were 10 sizes too big."

When he wasn't following Glenn, or his other brother, Greg, a high school basketball coach, he was going with his father, Ed, to Angels games. For 15 years Ed Hoffman was the famous singing usher at Angels games. Before that, he sang with the Royal Guards, a troupe that performed all over the world. "We get our professionalism from him," Trevor says. "But none of us kids can carry a tune. It's pretty sad, because my father [who died in 1994] was great." Trevor's mother, Mikki, is a former ballerina who was born in England. "She says we get our athleticism from her," says Trevor.

Trevor Hoffman proposed to his wife, Tracy, a former Buffalo Bills cheerleader, during Super Bowl XXVII. They have three sons: Brody Burke, Quinn Eddie, and Wyatt Quade.

Originally drafted by the Cincinnati Reds as a shortstop after leading the University of Arizona team in hitting in 1988 with a .371 batting average, 35 points better than teammate J.T. Snow in 1989, Hoffman was converted to a pitcher in 1991 after batting .212 with 23 RBI in 103 games while playing short and third for Single-A Charleston (then a Cincinnati Reds minor league affiliate). The move, suggested by Charleston manager Jim Lett, was so successful that in his first season on the mound, Hoffman threw a total of 47 2/3 innings at Cedar Rapids and at Double A Chattanooga, and had a 1.89 ERA and 75 strikeouts.

Hoffman proved to have such a live arm that he was taken by the Florida Marlins in the 1992 expansion draft and a year later was involved in the five-player trade that sent slugger Gary Sheffield from the San Diego Padres to Florida during the infamous 1993 fire sale. Hoffman is the only prospect acquired from the fire sale to develop into a legitimate star despite the Padres dumping players the caliber of Sheffield, Fred McGriff, Bruce Hurst, and Craig Lefferts among others.

On May 6, 2005, Hoffman recorded his 400th save against the St. Louis Cardinals. He is only the third person to do so, following John Franco (424 saves) and Lee Smith (478 saves). On August 24, 2005, Hoffman passed Franco for second place on the all-time saves list with 425 after the Padres beat the Houston Astros 7-4. Hoffman was the losing pitcher in the 2006 All-Star Game, despite having two strikes with two outs on eventual MVP Michael Young.

When Trevor Hoffman enters a home game during a save situation, the sound system blares the signature entrance song "Hell's Bells" (by AC/DC) as Hoffman jogs from the bullpen to the mound.

When Hoffman first came into the league he was a fireballer, throwing in the low to mid 90’s with a tight curveball. Hoffman’s repertoire now includes one of the game’s best changeups, a more modest four-seam fastball in the 84-88 MPH range, a slower cut fastball that moves in towards a left handed batter, and he even mixes in a slider and a curveball a handful of times a year for good measure.

However, for all intents and purposes, Hoffman is a two-pitch pitcher, alternating between fastballs and changeups. It is the arm action on the change up and the way that the pitch drops just before it reaches the plate (almost as if someone was pulling on a string attached to the pitch) that has allowed Hoffman to be as successful as he has been over the years.

Trevor Hoffman learned the change up, which he actually throws with a palmball grip instead of a circle changeup grip, in 1995 when he did not have his best fastball because he was pitching most of the year with a torn rotator cuff. Hoffman opted to pitch through the pain and have surgery in the off-season rather than end his season early. He came back the following year to throw in the low 90's, with a tight curveball and that terrific changeup, which reportedly made his fastball look as if was going 110 mph.

As late as 1998, Trevor’s best season, he was throwing his fastball in the in the low 90’s but his velocity has dropped off since then. His velocity has actually improved since he had shoulder surgery that forced him to miss almost all of the 2003 season. Before that procedure, however, Hoffman’s fastball had dipped to the low to mid 80’s. Despite his diminished velocity, however, Hoffman’s strikeout numbers remained very good, striking out more than a batter per inning every season up to 2003 and striking out nearly that many in 2004 and 2005. In the first half of 2006, his strikeout numbers had fallen off, however.

Highlights

* 5-time All-Star (1998-2000, 2002, 2006)
* Rolaids Relief Man of the Year Award (1998)
* Hutch Award (2004)
* TSN Reliever of the Year Award (1998)
* Led league in saves (1998)



Selected MLB statistics (through August 3rd, 2006)

Saves - 465
Strikeouts - 944
ERA - 2.74

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I had to go back a bit further to get my team name since Breck already took the Zephyrs. So I'm going with the Denver Bears.



Starting Lineup
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2B Ryne Sandberg
SS Alex Rodriguez
3B Brooks Robinson
LF "Shoeless" Joe Jackson
CF Ty Cobb
RF
C Johnny Bench
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Starting Pitchers
P Walter Johnson
P Bob Gibson
P Randy Johnson

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