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    All SHORT lineup?

    The passing of Little Joe made me wonder what the All-Time best short lineup would be. Requirements: the position must have been played by the player for at least 1 full season (130 games plus). Also, remember it's performance AND shortness. Example: Hank Aaron was 5'11", short for a MLB player, however, HOF RF Wee Willie Keeler was 5'4" and MUCH shorter than Aaron, so he makes the squad.

    Here's my lineup:

    C Yogi Berra 5'7"
    1B Steve Garvey 5'10"
    2B Joe Morgan 5'7"
    SS Miguel Tejada 5'9"
    3B Mel Ott 5'9"
    LF Rickey Henderson 5'10"
    CF Hack Wilson 5'6"
    RF Wee Willie Keeler 5'4"

    What are your guys' lineups?
    Last edited by Wheelhouse; 04-08-2021 at 10:50 AM.
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    Re: All SHORT lineup?

    I nominate Freddie Patek for shortstop, listed at 5'5".
    ...the 2-2 to Woodsen and here it comes...and it is swung on and missed! And Tom Browning has pitched a perfect game! Twenty-seven outs in a row, and he is being mobbed by his teammates, just to the thirdbase side of the mound.

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    Re: All SHORT lineup?

    Jose Altuve (5' 6") can give Little Joe a break when needed. Mookie Betts at 5' 9" should replace Rickey. Phil Rizzuto (5' 7") is the ss.

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    Re: All SHORT lineup?

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsfaninMT View Post
    Jose Altuve (5' 6") can give Little Joe a break when needed. Mookie Betts at 5' 9" should replace Rickey. Phil Rizzuto (5' 7") is the ss.
    Is Mookie Betts a LF? Also, I think Tejada's offense knocks Rizzuto out, but maybe not since he's 2 inches shorter and has all the rings...
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    Re: All SHORT lineup?

    John Kruk (5'10") can platoon with Garvey.
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    Re: All SHORT lineup?

    5'8" Freddie Norman on the mound.


    DH Ed Gaedel
    Last edited by klw; 04-08-2021 at 11:33 AM.

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    Re: All SHORT lineup?

    All 71 inches or shorter

    Morgan - 2b
    Mays - CF
    Hornsby - DH
    Wagner - SS
    Ott - 1b
    Mantle - RF
    Rickey - LF
    Beltre - 3b
    Yogi - C

    Backups
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    Speaker
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    Re: All SHORT lineup?

    OF Jimmy Wynn stood 5'10" and was nicknamed "The Toy Cannon"
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    Re: All SHORT lineup?

    Eddie Gaedel 3'7" DH.

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    Re: All SHORT lineup?

    I'm sorry, I just have to fundamentally disagree that 5'10" is short. My cutoff would be 5'8" or shorter.
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    Re: All SHORT lineup?

    What is short nowadays? I’m over 5-11 and look over 6 with shoes. But yet you see people towering at well over 6-1 or 2. Women are getting taller on average. The 5-10 as average can’t be right anymore. What have they been feeding kids in the last 20-30 years.

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    Re: All SHORT lineup?

    Rich Short 2b
    Chris Short P(righthanded)
    Bill Short P (lefty)
    Dave Short LF
    Chick Shorten CF
    Shorty Dee SS
    Shorty Gallagher RF
    Shorty Howe 3B

    I have nothing for Catcher or 1B

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    Re: All SHORT lineup?

    Kirby Puckett 5'8"
    Roy Campanella catcher 5'8"
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    Re: All SHORT lineup?

    Joe Morgan. Jose Altuve. Nick Madrigal. Looks like second base is covered.

    Little Freddie Norman on the bump.

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    Re: All SHORT lineup?

    Building a short lefty rotation, we can follow Freddie Norman with Bobby Shantz at 5'6" and Harvey Haddix at 5'9


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