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My All-Time Baseball Team

1897-1917, primarily for the Pittsburgh Pirates

Shortstop: Honus Wagner

.340 lifetime batting average

3,430 career hits

1,732 career runs batted in (rbi)

722 career stolen bases

8-time National League (NL) batting champion (only duplicated by Tony Gwynn)

5-time NL rbi leader

5-time NL stolen base leader

Gifted fielder who was widely considered the best defender at any position he played

1909 World Series champion

Part of baseball’s inaugural Hall of Fame class of 1936, along with Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson, and Christy Mathewson

Remained with the Pirates as a coach for 39 years after his playing days were over

His T206 1909 baseball card has sold for over $3 million

Honorable Mention: Ernie Banks, Cal Ripken Jr., Ozzie Smith, Lou Boudreau, Luke Appling, Joe Cronin, Arky Vaughn, Luis Aparicio, Pee Wee Reese, George Davis, Rabbit Maranville, Maury Wills, Barry Larkin, Robin Yount, Alan Trammell, Travis Jackson, Derek Jeter, Willie Wells, John Henry Lloyd, Al Dark, Joe Sewell

Catcher: Yogi Berra

First Base: Lou Gehrig

Second Base: Rogers Hornsby

Shortstop: Honus Wagner


Author: Whipped Owl

Writer Musician Historian Sportsman Loner

6 thoughts on “My All-Time Baseball Team”

  1. This is interesting stuff to me not because of the phenomenal numbers involved in the trading or auctioning that goes on, I even have a family member well versed in antiques and auction house business so I’ve heard quite a bit about it; no none of that intrigues me as some years ago it did.

    Those were the real good ole days when boys were boys and girls were girls and guys like this were what we could call as they did back then; separating the men from the boys! My hat goes off to those genuine real all-stars that were really down to earth ordinary people too!

    Today they’re a world apart in character and substance and I find those people back then so much more interesting and cool, maybe I was born too late; but anyhow the world has changed too much and not all for the better!

    Thank you for reminding me about this and bless you!

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      1. You stirred my imagination more, so when I got thinking I said come on Lawrence this is the kind of human interest stuff people need to get in their heads to help move the needle in the right direction! I hope I helped and don’t give anyone a bad hair day or something!

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  2. Reblogged this on Zero Lift-Off and commented:
    We could love going back to those days to see what it was like!
    Oh yea, I totally agree and talking to grandparents or other old timers over the years I didn’t hear anything about how it sucked from them! It was real and maybe hard living a bit at times, I was told that they didn’t miss what they didn’t have, but, they said they appreciated every little thing they had or got even a good meal; show me where the mindset of people is predominately that way now Friend! Most people now are never satisfied so they moan and groan over trivial cry baby nonsense; for God’s sake look at the insane society we have now were its becoming a regular freak show and all for no good reason other than people are spoiled rotten, got it way too easy in many instances not going without the basics at all, or have been allowed to become corrupted with bad thinking and habits! Some old folks would tell me they worked hard and played hard; so what was wrong with that?

    Nothing, but today far too many people don’t even know what they want other than to get more stuff or just complain because they can!

    To be blunt this all reminds me of the Scripture of; Isaiah 5:20 “They say that what is right is wrong and what is wrong is right; that black is white and white is black; bitter is sweet and sweet is bitter.”

    Let’s face it they knew and totally appreciated the value of life and today it’s the opposite with industrialized abortion even day of delivery and more miserable backstabbing people running loose than you can shake a stick at!

    That woman that got knocked down by shoving, that tiny little not even 5 foot old Jewish Broadway voice coach “Barbara Maier Gustern” 87 y/o in NYC, who died from the injuries because of some rude nasty twit, and that old timer did so much to help so many people develop their voices to stardom, having great careers of entertaining multitudes, and she who must have been such a sweet little lady that we could learn so much from talking to her, is like trash to some younger women and men today. The assailant’s lawyer supposedly said already as a defense she is being targeted for economic reasons; I guess you can intentionally be forceful and assault another person this little old woman causing her to die, and there has to be some excuse in today’s mental-house world! If this culprit is very leftist in this too leftist city, then sure they have to find a way to slap her on the wrist and say have a nice life now; and the old woman she lived hers’ long enough!!! What the hell; are people really playing God now?

    Sorry, I know I give a lot to think about and many don’t want to hear it, but, I do only because I wish more people would wake up and get real! I know the world is a mess but nobody does anyone a favor doing things like this incident and would fare way better to look back and learn from those genuine really cool people the originals! By talking to the old ones that are still with us and then read about these legendary folk and sports icons!

    Good that you remind us this way!

    God bless.

    Brother in Christ Jesus,
    Lawrence Morra III

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