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Jan 26, 2022, 8:14 PM
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No debate Chipper for me. I also love Griffey Jr., Biggio, Bonds, Ted Williams, Pete Rose, Maddux (the whole Braves staff in the 90's) and always enjoyed watching Randy Johnson pitch. But chipper for me. You?

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Jan 26, 2022, 8:19 PM
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Nolan Ryan

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Jan 26, 2022, 8:20 PM
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Joe Jackson -- Pelzer, SC

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Jan 26, 2022, 8:26 PM
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Lifelong Dodger fan. Older guys would be Steve Garvey, Fernando Valenzuela, Ricky Henderson, and Griffey Jr. .Current guys. Mookie, Trout, Tatis, Freddie Freeman.

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Jan 27, 2022, 5:01 PM
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;)

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Jan 26, 2022, 8:21 PM
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Mickey Mantle

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Jan 26, 2022, 8:24 PM
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I have to agree on Chipper. Maybe in a few years I will go with Acuna jr.

Go Tigers and Braves!

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Jan 26, 2022, 8:26 PM
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Frank Robinson

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Jan 26, 2022, 8:30 PM
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Ernie Banks, Ron Santo, Dave Kingman, Ryan Sandberg

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Jan 26, 2022, 8:35 PM
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Ted Williams.no contest.

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Jan 27, 2022, 6:35 PM
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Mine too.

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Jan 26, 2022, 8:36 PM
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Pete Rose, Ken Griffey Jr., Randy Johnson, Cal Ripken Jr.,

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Jan 26, 2022, 8:38 PM
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Mike Schmidt.

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Jan 26, 2022, 8:41 PM
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Say Hey.

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Jan 26, 2022, 8:42 PM
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Have to break it down 3 ways.
Growing up as a kid. Javy Lopez
Current player-Freddie Freeman
Player from way before my time-Lou Gehrig

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Jan 26, 2022, 9:05 PM
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Ken Griffeys swing, Sosas charisma, Johnson’s heater, idc what anyone says the “steroid” era was the best era of baseball. Baseball when I was a kid was so much better then now.

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Jan 28, 2022, 2:41 AM
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I followed baseball a lot more then, so I don't know if it is a fair comparison for me, but I agree. I would show my step son videos of Barry Bonds and tell him to model his swing like him. Griffey Jr was effortless, but Bonds's swing was just better to me from a technical stand point.

I'm a Braves fan so I would say Murphy, Pendleton, and Smoltz were my favorites. Pendleton less as a baseball player, but more because of what I see of his importance in starting the Braves run in the 90's.

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Lifetime Dodger Fan

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Jan 26, 2022, 9:05 PM
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Orel Hershiser, Steve Garvey, Brett Butler, Dusty Baker, Sandy Koufax, Mike Piazza, Fernando Valenzuela

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Jan 26, 2022, 9:08 PM
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As a kid, Ken Griffey Jr. Chipper Jones.

Now, Freddy Freeman

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Jan 26, 2022, 10:39 PM
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Don Mattingly

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Jan 27, 2022, 5:54 PM
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Just saw him play once. Last game of the season, in Detroit, already in the playoffs, and he still left it all on the field.

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Jan 26, 2022, 9:08 PM
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hammerin hank aaron

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Jan 26, 2022, 9:22 PM
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Ted Williams for me. I wasn't born when he hit .406 in 1941, but I do remember his .388 in 1957 when he was 38 years old. I couldn't wait to get home from school every day and check the box score in the sports page.

Wonder what TW's numbers would have been if he hadn't missed 5 years of his prime for WW II and the Korean War as a Marine fighter pilot. He was John Glenn's wingman in Korea.

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Jan 26, 2022, 9:40 PM
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Cal Ripken Jr. - Favorite Tiger: Jimmy Key

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Jan 26, 2022, 9:41 PM
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Hank Aaron and Dale Murphy

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Jan 26, 2022, 9:49 PM
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Hank Aaron

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Jan 26, 2022, 9:50 PM
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Players I’ve seen play .. Maddux Yaz Bench Rose Munson R Jackson Seaver Carew Aaron Brock Eckersley Prime Time & Bo

Chipper #1

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Mine is still playing for the Bravos right now. Freddie

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Jan 26, 2022, 9:54 PM
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Freeman. He has got to be the most humble superstar player I have ever seen. And, after all this time, he still seems to enjoy the game like a little kid. Chipper Jones was that way as well.

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Jan 26, 2022, 10:11 PM
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Brooks Robinson. 16 gold gloves, same team whole career. #5. About 10 years ago my oldest daughter did a school project on him. I mailed it to him and he signed and sent it back for her. Love Brooksie.

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Jan 27, 2022, 12:26 AM
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Connelly said:

Brooks Robinson. 16 gold gloves, same team whole career. #5. About 10 years ago my oldest daughter did a school project on him. I mailed it to him and he signed and sent it back for her. Love Brooksie.


I grew up a fan of Baltimore and St. Louis. I saw Brooks Robinson make three errors in one game in the old stadium in Baltimore, which is unheard of. They were playing Oakland. Vida Blue pitched that game for Oakland. My favorite player.....Bob Gibson of St. Louis. He didn't mess around between pitches and his games finished much faster than most.

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Jan 27, 2022, 10:40 AM
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Wish I could’ve seen him play. Can’t believe 3 errors in 1 game.

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Jan 26, 2022, 10:19 PM
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Mike Schmidt, Chipper Jones

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Jan 27, 2022, 6:46 AM
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Most people have no idea who he is. Gotta love the little guys!

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Tied for the career OBP in all of major league baseball

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Jan 27, 2022, 8:54 AM
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history! 1 AB, 1 BB, 1.000 OBP. All 3'7" of him. Bill Veeck was the greatest!

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Jan 27, 2022, 10:03 AM
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For those who don’t know.

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Liked many of those listed above but

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Jan 26, 2022, 10:30 PM
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if I had to pick just one- Roberto Clemente, shame that he died when still actively playing

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Jan 26, 2022, 10:33 PM
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Hank Aaron by far #1 Chipper Jones #2

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Jan 26, 2022, 10:33 PM
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Can Glavine, Smoltz, and Maddux be counted as one? Loved all those guys during the Braves big run.

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Jan 26, 2022, 10:35 PM
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Dad was a True Tiger through and through . . . He loved him some “Mr Tiger” . . . aka Al Kaline


Growing up . . . I was thrilled by Niekro and Hank

A little later it was the trio of Smoltz, Glavin and Maddux

Then Chipper . . . Now Freddie . . .

If I had to put just one down, Greg Maddux is the one I enjoyed watching the most!!!


My favorite non-Brave is “The Human Vacuum” . . . Brooks Robinson




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Jan 27, 2022, 5:57 PM
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TU for your Dad!

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Jan 26, 2022, 10:53 PM
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Rusty Kuntz

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Jan 26, 2022, 10:56 PM
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Frank Robinson at Crosley Field.

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Jan 26, 2022, 11:08 PM
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Had to look that one up!!! . . .

“Floyd was born in Gastonia, North Carolina. He received the nickname "Sleepy" playing baseball in the fourth grade, when a spectator yelled "Get that kid out of the game. He’s sleeping."”

Played basketball for Georgetown and then the Nets . . .

Kudos for making me look for the baseball connection!!!




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Jan 27, 2022, 6:12 AM
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Nolan Ryan.

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Jan 27, 2022, 6:21 AM
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Carl Yazstremski

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Jan 27, 2022, 6:31 AM
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Non Braves player would be Pete Rose.
The rest is a long line of Braves players. Jones, Freeman, Murphy, and anyone on the pitching staff in the 90’s. Much love as well for Mr. Bobby Cox.

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Jan 27, 2022, 6:43 AM
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I must be older than you. Hank Aaron and it’s just not even close. Nolan Ryan is a distant second.

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Jan 27, 2022, 6:50 AM
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Bob Gibson, St. Louis! Because of him the pitching mound was lowered.

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Al Kaline.

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Jan 27, 2022, 6:01 PM
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I watched the 68 World Series in the lounge above the Logia in Johnstone.

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Jan 27, 2022, 6:54 AM
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George Foster most will not know who he is but when I was a kids I love to watch him play and he nam his bat the black beauty

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Dale Murphy***

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Roberto Clemente & #21***

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Jan 27, 2022, 8:21 AM
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As a kid- Cal
90’s- Chipper
Now- Austin Riley

I played 3rd...

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Jan 27, 2022, 8:45 AM
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Ty Cobb Royston Ga.

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Jan 27, 2022, 8:49 AM
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Carlton Fisk

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Stan the Man.***

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Jan 27, 2022, 10:08 AM
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Ty Cobb.

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Jan 27, 2022, 10:21 AM
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Henry (Hank) Aaron. The REAL home run king!!!

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Jan 27, 2022, 10:23 AM
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George Brett and Nolan Ryan

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Jan 27, 2022, 10:41 AM
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Www.dalemurphybaseballcards.com

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Growing up in SC in the 70s and 80s we didn't have much.....

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Jan 27, 2022, 10:49 AM
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to watch because the braves were terrible. But thankfully WTBS had all of their games on so it was good to watch the other team. I really enjoyed watching the Expos because they had a great team with Tim Raines, Al Oliver, Chris Speier, Andre Dawson, and Tim Wallach. I would have to say Tim Raines was my favorite and he had a great career. Back then we could only watch baseball on saturday on NBC if the braves weren't playing. We didn't get WGN which had the cubs on. Although the braves were terrible I'm thankful that WTBS had them on.

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Jan 27, 2022, 12:12 PM
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Also, Joe Shlabotnik.

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Jan 27, 2022, 12:13 PM
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Ken Griffey Jr and not even close ??

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Jan 27, 2022, 12:40 PM
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Dale Murphy. Loved his attitude and loyalty to Atlanta baseball . Also a great family man

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Jan 27, 2022, 5:11 PM
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I grew up a rabid Big Red Machine fan. Johnny Bench, Little Joe Morgan, George Foster, Ken Griffey (the original) and Charley Hustle. The latter lost some luster later in his career, and yes he had a problem. But watching how he played the game I still have to tip my hat.

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Jan 27, 2022, 6:02 PM
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Mark “The Bird” Fidrych, Lou Whitaker, Kirk Gibson, Tony Gywnn, and Rod Carew.

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Jan 28, 2022, 6:43 AM
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I use to get the biggest kick out of watching Fidrych talk to the ball.

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Jan 27, 2022, 6:17 PM
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Pete Rose... Charlie Hustle

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Jan 27, 2022, 7:29 PM
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Jackie Robinson! I did not see him play in person but being a Dodger fan, he is my favorite Dodger player and overall player. I also loved watching Tony Gwynn and Rod Carew hit. They both had beautiful swings. Watching Nolan Ryan and Randy Johnson pitch was amazing. Also liked watching Gorman Thomas play since he was from South Carolina.

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Jan 27, 2022, 7:36 PM
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Van Lingle Mungo from Pageland, SC. He even had a song written about him.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van_Lingle_Mungo

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Jan 27, 2022, 8:54 PM
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My favorite baseball players are Hank Aaron and Chipper Jones, with a shoutout to the pitchers--Glavine, Maddux, and Smoltz, along with the current player, Freddie Freeman. The first team I ever watched as a kid was the Dodgers. My favorite then was pitcher Sandy Koufax. I forgot one important player, Jim Rice of the Red Sox, who played for T.L. Hanna.


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Jan 27, 2022, 8:57 PM
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Mark Lemke ??

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It's been Knucksie for me.

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Jan 27, 2022, 10:07 PM
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It was Hank Aaron before that growing up, but Phil Niekro took over with his ageless fun and competitiveness from there. Not the best player by a long shot - pretty sure he led the league in wins and losses in the same year once - but my favorite to watch. His clutch pitching, and hitting (a homer), down the stretch in '82 to rescue that division title was epic.


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Jan 28, 2022, 6:12 AM
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Will Clark

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Jan 28, 2022, 9:55 AM
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Thanks to growing up with WGN and TBS, it was probably a tie between Andre Dawson, Ryne Sandberg, and Dale Murphy.

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