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Ltlabner
07-10-2006, 01:03 PM
There is nothing quite as beautiful in baseball than a perfectly turned double-play (IMO). Especially in slow-mo it seems like the players are gracefully flowing as they leap, twist, jump, dodge, throw and catch the ball.

The one Philips and Castro turned a few days ago definatley qualifies as a thing of baseball beauty.

So.....

What baseball combo do you think was best at turning a double play? Judge what makes them best on your own...whether it be the number turned, the consistancy of turning them, just how smooth they did it or whatever.

An optional sub-topic might be who is your favorite Reds double-play combo?

RANDY IN INDY
07-10-2006, 01:05 PM
Morgan/Concepcion
Oester/Concepcion

RANDY IN INDY
07-10-2006, 01:05 PM
Dick Groat/Bill Mazeroski
Gene Alley/Bill Mazeroski

Also very very good.

dabvu2498
07-10-2006, 01:07 PM
Ozzie Smith-Tom Herr (sorry Cardinal haters)

Reds: Larkin-Mariano Duncan

RedsBaron
07-10-2006, 01:30 PM
Dick Groat/Bill Mazeroski
Gene Alley/Bill Mazeroski

Also very very good.
I agree. When it came to turning two, it was Maz at second and almost anybody at shortstop.

Chip R
07-10-2006, 01:31 PM
Larkin and Boone were pretty good.

nmculbreth
07-10-2006, 01:40 PM
I always liked watching Omar Vizquel and Roberto Alomar.

captainmorgan07
07-10-2006, 01:45 PM
I always liked watching Omar Vizquel and Roberto Alomar.
those 2 and wilson and castillo in pittsburgh aint to shabby either turned the most double plays in the league a few years ago

Jpup
07-10-2006, 02:56 PM
Sean Casey.

macro
07-10-2006, 03:24 PM
I never saw them in person, but wouldn't this thread be incomplete without mention of Tinker-Evers?

Larkin Fan
07-10-2006, 03:29 PM
Larkin and Boone were pretty good.

They would get my vote. There was something magical about watching those two turn a double play.

Red Leader
07-10-2006, 03:34 PM
Sean Casey.


:laugh: :ughmamoru :ughmamoru :owned:

redsupport
07-10-2006, 03:36 PM
that was exceedingly good, it trumped my potential answer of German Barranca - Rafael landestoy

westofyou
07-10-2006, 03:38 PM
Eddie Brinkman and Dick McCauliffe were always my favorite.

redsupport
07-10-2006, 03:45 PM
Al Weis and Ken Boswell were exceedingly mediocre

Red Leader
07-10-2006, 03:45 PM
I thought Trammel and Whitaker were pretty good back in the day as well.

goreds2
07-10-2006, 03:51 PM
Morgan/Concepcion
Oester/Concepcion

My favorite was Morgan/Concepcion.

The BEST Reds combo was Oester/Concepcion (Oester had a better arm than Morgan).

The best I ever saw was Omar Vizquel and Roberto Alomar.

RFS62
07-10-2006, 04:23 PM
Gene Alley/Bill Mazeroski




That is my choice, although Kermit the Frog and Maz would be in the top 5 too.

Anyone with Maz is my choice.

I watched Alley and Maz take infield several times back in the day and it was something else.

RANDY IN INDY
07-10-2006, 05:21 PM
Some more good ones

Roy McMillan/Johnny Temple
Tony Kubek/Bobby Richardson
Larry Bowa/Denny Doyle
Don Kessinger/Glen Beckert
Bert Campaneris/Dick Green
Freddie Patek/Cookie Rojas
Dal Maxvill/Julian Javier
Bill Russell/Davey Lopes
Mark Belanger/Dave Johnson/Bobby Grich (Grich was the better of the two)
Rico Petrocelli/Mike Andrews

Ravenlord
07-10-2006, 05:44 PM
of today's crop

Jack Wilson/Jose Castillo

Ronny Cedeno/Neifi Perez (they can't hit, but man is it pretty)

Hanley Ramirez/Dan Uggla (watching Uggla turn one i find it amazing that was once his weak point)

Blimpie
07-10-2006, 06:04 PM
I thought Trammel and Whitaker were pretty good back in the day as well.Beat me to it....:bang:

harangatang
07-10-2006, 06:47 PM
Castro/Aurilia

MartyFan
07-10-2006, 06:54 PM
Morgan and Concepcion.
Vizquel and Alomar.

Falls City Beer
07-11-2006, 09:17 PM
Ken Boswell

His "Life of Johnson" is remarkable; the very living image himself of "The Vanity of Human Wishes."

Highlifeman21
07-12-2006, 12:24 PM
I always liked watching Omar Vizquel and Roberto Alomar.


Sir yes sir. I think they have to be up there for an argument of best all time combo...

As for favorite Reds DP combo, mine would be Gookie Dawkins and Pokey Reese.

goreds2
07-12-2006, 12:47 PM
I also thought the 1980 Phillies Double Play combo of Larry Bowa and Manny Trillo was very good. Manny could turn it! He made a couple of great relay throws to the plate in the 1980 playoffs.

markymark69
07-12-2006, 02:43 PM
1A. Concepcion/Morgan
1B. Larkin/Reese

Phillips is making both Lopez and Castro look pretty good, however.