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savafan
06-05-2006, 03:06 PM
MLB.com was recently asking current players if Major League Baseball had a Mount Rushmore, what four players faces would they have carved into it?

I'm going to go with:

Babe Ruth
Jackie Robinson
Walter Johnson
Ty Cobb


Thoughts? What four players would you put on baseball's Mount Rushmore?

edabbs44
06-05-2006, 03:07 PM
MLB.com was recently asking current players if Major League Baseball had a Mount Rushmore, what four players faces would they have carved into it?

I'm going to go with:

Babe Ruth
Jackie Robinson
Walter Johnson
Ty Cobb


Thoughts? What four players would you put on baseball's Mount Rushmore?
I'd probably replace Johnson with Cy Young and possbily Robinson with Aaron. Ruth and Cobb sound good to me.

savafan
06-05-2006, 03:11 PM
I'd probably replace Johnson with Cy Young

I toyed with that thought, but even though Young has the gawdy win numbers, I think Johnson was the better pitcher.

dabvu2498
06-05-2006, 03:30 PM
Robinson and Ruth are no brainers...

Too many people would see Cy Young and Walter Johnson and say "who the heck are those guys?" (Not me of course.)

So I'm going with Cal Ripken. And I guess I have to pick a pitcher, so I will take Cy Young.

savafan
06-05-2006, 03:34 PM
Robinson and Ruth are no brainers...

Too many people would see Cy Young and Walter Johnson and say "who the heck are those guys?" (Not me of course.)

So I'm going with Cal Ripken. And I guess I have to pick a pitcher, so I will take Cy Young.

I think Willie Mays or Hank Aaron would be there before Cal Ripken, and that isn't a knock on Cal at all.

RedLegsToday
06-05-2006, 03:36 PM
Barry Bonds
Mark McGwire
Rafael Palmeiro
Sammy Sosa

They're the only ones with heads big enough to fit on Mt. Rushmore ;)

dabvu2498
06-05-2006, 03:47 PM
I think Willie Mays or Hank Aaron would be there before Cal Ripken, and that isn't a knock on Cal at all.
I would have put Aaron on there, but felt compelled to have one pitcher.

RBA
06-05-2006, 03:55 PM
I would have put Aaron on there, but felt compelled to have one pitcher.


You had Ruth on there, he pitched. :evil:

dabvu2498
06-05-2006, 03:56 PM
You had Ruth on there, he pitched. :evil:
More shutouts than Pedro Martinez.

HotCorner
06-05-2006, 05:05 PM
Ruth, Clemente, Robinson and Young

gm
06-05-2006, 05:14 PM
No love for Yogi Berra?

KoryMac5
06-05-2006, 05:24 PM
Gehrig, Ruth, Aaron, Walter Johnson are my 4

BCubb2003
06-05-2006, 05:33 PM
You'd have to put Robinson and Cobb on different mountains, possibly in different hemispheres.

Redhook
06-05-2006, 05:43 PM
Barry Bonds
Mark McGwire
Rafael Palmeiro
Sammy Sosa

They're the only ones with heads big enough to fit on Mt. Rushmore ;)

:laugh: :laugh:

Seriously, I would go with Ruth, Robinson, Aaron, and Cy Young.

BaseballBum
06-05-2006, 06:06 PM
Ted Williams' head is available for Mt. Rushmore if they can keep it cold enough.

redsfanmia
06-05-2006, 06:14 PM
I think Willie Mays or Hank Aaron would be there before Cal Ripken, and that isn't a knock on Cal at all.


Ripken is one of the most overrated players in the history of the game IMO. He had a few great years mixed in between a mostly average to good years. Plust the playing streak is the most selfish record in the game.

Cyclone792
06-05-2006, 06:39 PM
I'm going to cheat ... just to spice things up, of course. Here's a Mt. Rushmore for every position on the diamond, including three Mt. Rushmores for pitchers, and another Mt. Rushmore each for managers and baseball pioneers. What the heck? This is for fun, right? :)


Catchers
Josh Gibson
Johnny Bench
Yogi Berra
Mike Piazza

First Base
Lou Gehrig
Jimmie Foxx
Johnny Mize
Jeff Bagwell

Second Base
Eddie Collins
Rogers Hornsby
Joe Morgan
Nap Lajoie

Third Base
Mike Schmidt
Eddie Mathews
George Brett
Wade Boggs

Shortstop
Honus Wagner
Alex Rodriguez
Arky Vaughan
Pop Lloyd

Left Fielders
Ted Williams
Barry Bonds
Stan Musial
Rickey Henderson

Center Fielders
Ty Cobb
Willie Mays
Tris Speaker
Mickey Mantle

Right Fielders
Babe Ruth
Hank Aaron
Mel Ott
Frank Robinson

Pitchers
Walter Johnson
Roger Clemens
Lefty Grove
Cy Young

Grover Alexander
Christy Mathewson
Greg Maddux
Tom Seaver

Warren Spahn
Satchel Paige
Kid Nichols
Bob Feller

Managers
John McGraw
Connie Mack
Joe McCarthy
Sparky Anderson

Baseball Pioneers
Ban Johnson
Kenesaw Mountain Landis
Branch Rickey
Marvin Miller


EDIT: And yea, this could probably be merged with the thread woy linked below.

westofyou
06-05-2006, 06:40 PM
http://www.redszone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=45349

Phoenix2
03-12-2011, 12:06 PM
I'd go Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Ty Cobb, Willie Mays

will5979
03-12-2011, 01:10 PM
Ty Cobb
Babe Ruth
Pete Rose
Cy Young

BigJohn
03-12-2011, 10:36 PM
Check out the top 4 on this list!
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/310677-the-50-greatest-baseball-players-of-all-time#page/47

BigJohn
03-13-2011, 09:37 AM
They say:
Ruth
Mathewson
Johnson
Cobb

Hard to argue those 4

Tadasimha
03-13-2011, 10:36 PM
Babe Ruth
Cy Young
Jackie Robinson
Hank Aaron

bounty37h
03-14-2011, 12:16 PM
I'm going to cheat ... just to spice things up, of course. Here's a Mt. Rushmore for every position on the diamond, including three Mt. Rushmores for pitchers, and another Mt. Rushmore each for managers and baseball pioneers. What the heck? This is for fun, right? :)


Catchers
Josh Gibson
Johnny Bench
Yogi Berra
Mike Piazza

First Base
Lou Gehrig
Jimmie Foxx
Johnny Mize
Jeff Bagwell

Second Base
Eddie Collins
Rogers Hornsby
Joe Morgan
Nap Lajoie

Third Base
Mike Schmidt
Eddie Mathews
George Brett
Wade Boggs

Shortstop
Honus Wagner
Alex Rodriguez
Arky Vaughan
Pop Lloyd

Left Fielders
Ted Williams
Barry Bonds
Stan Musial
Rickey Henderson

Center Fielders
Ty Cobb
Willie Mays
Tris Speaker
Mickey Mantle

Right Fielders
Babe Ruth
Hank Aaron
Mel Ott
Frank Robinson

Pitchers
Walter Johnson
Roger Clemens
Lefty Grove
Cy Young

Grover Alexander
Christy Mathewson
Greg Maddux
Tom Seaver

Warren Spahn
Satchel Paige
Kid Nichols
Bob Feller

Managers
John McGraw
Connie Mack
Joe McCarthy
Sparky Anderson

Baseball Pioneers
Ban Johnson
Kenesaw Mountain Landis
Branch Rickey
Marvin Miller


EDIT: And yea, this could probably be merged with the thread woy linked below.

I like this type of list, but no way should pizza boy be in the catchers list. He was nothing more then a glorified softball player who could hit the long ball, but as a catcher he was horrible. Putting him among those other catchers is an injustice and insult to those catchers. Now if you want a list of guys who could hit and not much else in the game., yeha, piazza may belong on that list.

mattwellsey
03-14-2011, 12:24 PM
Tough one!

Here they are:

Ted Williams- .400 hitter
Jackie Robinson- groundbreaking player, for obvious and well-deserved reasons
Hank Aaron- Home Run King
Cy Young- best pitcher in baseball given his award

Also, check out my blog, which today discusses the Hanigan signing:

http://tapthoseshinguards.blogspot.com/

bounty37h
03-14-2011, 12:26 PM
I am likely to get bashed or called names, but I dont think Robinson deserves this honor-he gets enough credit on other forms of recognition I think. This should be about play on the field only IMO, and I dont think he ever did enough between the lines to be one of 4 faces all time for his play only.

VottoFan54
03-14-2011, 10:04 PM
I think if you were going to do something like this you would want some variety and not all hitters, all AL players, or all players from the same era.

New York Red
03-15-2011, 02:20 PM
Gehrig, Ruth, Aaron, Walter Johnson are my 4
That would be my four also.

BigJohn
03-15-2011, 02:39 PM
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/620234-mlb-power-rankings-breaking-down-the-100-greatest-players-in-mlb-history#page/110

DirtyBaker
03-15-2011, 03:44 PM
Ruth, Robinson, Walter Johnson, and Rose

bounty37h
03-15-2011, 03:55 PM
Canseco, Bonds, Mac, Sosa. Thought I would modernize the thing a lil bit :)

Tadasimha
03-15-2011, 03:59 PM
Canseco, Bonds, Mac, Sosa. Thought I would modernize the thing a lil bit :)

They'd have to change the name to Mount Roidmore

bounty37h
03-15-2011, 05:16 PM
The "old one" with traditioanl Ruths etc can be "the face of baseball greats", while the "new one" with Bonds can be the "giant head of baseball's donkeys".