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    The All Time Good Guy Team

    Thinking about the comments concerning Stan Musial, I thought I'd start a thread where we collectively picked an all time good guy team.

    I'll start it as follows;

    C Yogi Berra, Roy Campanella (HM)
    1B Lou Gehrig
    2B
    3B Cal Ripkin
    SS Phil Rizzutto
    LF Stan Musial
    CF
    RF Roberto Clemente
    P Robin Roberts, Jim Bunning


    This is a start at least. I hope you can help fill in the blanks or add to the names

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    HM of Sean casey for 1B
    CF, Ken Griffey Jr? He's very charitable, even in his personal life as he adopted one of his kids since his wife was adopted as a kid.

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    Re: The All Time Good Guy Team

    Quote Originally Posted by Nome View Post
    Thinking about the comments concerning Stan Musial, I thought I'd start a thread where we collectively picked an all time good guy team.

    I'll start it as follows;

    C Yogi Berra, Roy Campanella (HM)
    1B Lou Gehrig
    2B
    3B Cal Ripkin
    SS Phil Rizzutto
    LF Stan Musial
    CF
    RF Roberto Clemente
    P Robin Roberts, Jim Bunning


    This is a start at least. I hope you can help fill in the blanks or add to the names

    Andy
    I think I'd put Brooks Robinson at 3B ahead of Ripken.
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    Curtis Granderson is an all-around good guy and is very charitable, so he'd slot in CF nicely with the old timers on your list.


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    I might add a DH to the team so I could include Harmon Killebrew.
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    Re: The All Time Good Guy Team

    C Yogi Berra/ Gary Carter
    1B Lou Gehrig
    2B Ryan Sandberg
    3B Brooks Robinson
    SS Honus Wagner
    LF Stan Musial
    CF Dale Murphy
    RF Roberto Clemente/ Hank Aaron
    DH Harmon Killebrew/ Jim Thome

    SP Walter Johnson
    RP Mariano Rivera

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    Quote Originally Posted by kan_t View Post
    C Yogi Berra/ Gary Carter
    1B Lou Gehrig
    2B Ryan Sandberg
    3B Brooks Robinson
    SS Honus Wagner
    LF Stan Musial
    CF Dale Murphy
    RF Roberto Clemente/ Hank Aaron
    DH Harmon Killebrew/ Jim Thome

    SP Walter Johnson
    RP Mariano Rivera
    Very good list
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    Re: The All Time Good Guy Team

    Quote Originally Posted by snapple View Post
    Very good list

    Keep em coming. I love this list. Maybe we can come up with a Bad Guys list.

    This winter is long. Can't wait for ST. We leave on 3/15 return 3/25. We already have tickets for 8 games. We get the ninth Wed when the Pirates go on sale. They play the Yanks in Bradenton. So far we have tickets to four Yankee home Games , three away games (Pitt, Phila and Detroit) and a Phila at Atlanta game and an Altanta at Philly game. There is a Yankee at Philly included.

    This will be my 28th or 29th ST. The Yankees moved to Tampa from Ft Lauderdale in 1996 and we have been to ST in Tampa for about 11 of those years and in Ft Lauderdale for about 17 years. You can say that we are ST junkies.

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    Re: The All Time Good Guy Team

    All bias aside, I believe that if all his peers throughout his career were polled, as well as fans (and even mediots who have dealt with him), Jeter would come out with a landslide. (Not knocking Wagner - just not familiar with 'him'.)

    Would imagine the same for Raul. Heard about his reputation even prior to his unprecendented 2012 heroics. Doubt there was a baseball person anywhere not thrilled for him.
    Giving these guys extra "points", too, considering the modern microscope they're playing under (compared to bygone days.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by kan_t View Post
    C Yogi Berra/ Gary Carter
    1B Lou Gehrig
    2B Ryan Sandberg
    3B Brooks Robinson
    SS Honus Wagner
    LF Stan Musial
    CF Dale Murphy
    RF Roberto Clemente/ Hank Aaron
    DH Harmon Killebrew/ Jim Thome

    SP Walter Johnson
    RP Mariano Rivera
    I was going to mention Murphy and Thome. Both have great reputations as terrific guys.

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    Re: The All Time Good Guy Team

    Chipper Jones needs to be mentioned.
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    Al Kaline always had a rep for being a good guy. For that matter, Tim Wakefield always impressed me as a stand-up guy.

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    CC Sabathia
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    Quote Originally Posted by philleotardo View Post
    CC Sabathia
    and RA Dickey
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    I would not put Gehrig ahead of Foxx on this team. Gehrig was involved in a few brawls, and was ejected from games. He would sometimes be cold or moody if in a slump. What he was, was the consummate professional, as well as quiet and unassuming for the most part. He basically played and minded his buisness. But if you irked him the wrong way, he'd let you know about it.

    Foxx on the other hand was never ever ejected from a game. He was a good, pleasant guy, no matter if he was playing well, or if he was slumping. When he got benched in one game late in his career, and all the sportswriters were attacking the manager, he went out of his way to blame himself, as to deflect the criticism. I don't know if many of you know, but he was so generous, he'd pick up entire tabs by himself, which was fine when he was playing, but which ultimately led him to file for bankruptcy.

    I'll leave you all with this story about Foxx. When word spread that Foxx was living day to day, with no money to his name, his ex Redsox teammates decided to raise money and give it to him. When Ted Williams approached Foxx with the money, Foxx turned him down saying "Aw shucks Ted, there are kids out there who need this more than me". He chose to give away the money to charity, and died broke.

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    Re: The All Time Good Guy Team

    Quote Originally Posted by Nome View Post
    Keep em coming. I love this list. Maybe we can come up with a Bad Guys list.
    Hal Chase and Ty Cobb.

    I don't know if you could get anyone else to play on the same team with those two.
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    Re: The All Time Good Guy Team

    My all-time clubhouse cancer team

    C A.J.Pierzynski
    1B Hal Chase
    2B Roger Hornsby
    3B Dick Allen
    SS Bill Dahlen
    LF Albert Belle
    CF Ty Cobb
    RF Gary Sheffield/ Reggie Jackson
    DH Jose Canseco

    SP Carlos Zambrano
    RP John Rocker

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    no Mel Hall?

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    Re: The All Time Good Guy Team

    Bonds needs to be on that roster too
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    Quote Originally Posted by flymick24 View Post
    Bonds needs to be on that roster too
    He really didn't come close to Albert Belle.

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    Re: The All Time Good Guy Team

    Quote Originally Posted by JL25and3 View Post
    I think I'd put Brooks Robinson at 3B ahead of Ripken.
    you could move Cal over to SS where he prob belongs, but then he goes up against Jeter which I'd have a tough time deciding. Not knowing Robinson myself as a player, before my time, I'd again choose Chipper Jones. Also, Brandon Phillips is a great guy as well. He's a ham on that mic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredgmuggs View Post
    no Mel Hall?
    Probably the biggest douche of them all.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hitman23 View Post
    you could move Cal over to SS where he prob belongs, but then he goes up against Jeter which I'd have a tough time deciding. Not knowing Robinson myself as a player, before my time, I'd again choose Chipper Jones. Also, Brandon Phillips is a great guy as well. He's a ham on that mic.
    Why are we calling Cal Ripken a "good guy"? That's not exactly how I would describe him.

    If you're looking for a "good guy" at SS who isn't Jeter, how about Ernie Banks?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1936-1939JoeNLou View Post
    I would not put Gehrig ahead of Foxx on this team. Gehrig was involved in a few brawls, and was ejected from games. He would sometimes be cold or moody if in a slump. What he was, was the consummate professional, as well as quiet and unassuming for the most part. He basically played and minded his buisness. But if you irked him the wrong way, he'd let you know about it.
    Link?
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    Re: The All Time Good Guy Team

    Quote Originally Posted by sweet_lou_14 View Post
    Why are we calling Cal Ripken a "good guy"? That's not exactly how I would describe him.

    If you're looking for a "good guy" at SS who isn't Jeter, how about Ernie Banks?
    My first choice will always be Honus Wagner.

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