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Postby ironman » Thu Jun 30, 2005 11:30 am

From the people that brought you the Battle of the Modern Rock Bands and the Battle of the Hip Hop Artists comes the All-80's Team!

The All-80's Team will be a series of polls for people to vote on who they think was the best player at each position. There'll be a NL 80's team and an AL 80's team. Each poll will have a handful of selections for each position including a write-in vote. The polls will run one at a time and will close whenever talk dies down. I don't wanna have a poll stop if there's some good discussion going.

First I'll start with the National League and then move on to the American League. To be eligible for the team, players will need to have played in a minimum for 4 seasons in the 1980's. Players that played in both leagues during the decade will be eligible for the league they had the bigger impact in.

Hopefully this works out and I hope it doesn't get exiled to the Baseball History forum. No one ever looks there.
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Postby BigMusky » Thu Jun 30, 2005 11:34 am

and the winner is Ryan Sandberg at 2b for the Cubs.

Maybe the other positions will be more interesting?
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Postby BigMusky » Thu Jun 30, 2005 11:36 am

oh yeah...I think Ricky Henderson might be a solid candidate, Cal Ripken, and Carlton Fisk for AL positions.
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Postby ironman » Thu Jun 30, 2005 11:37 am

One other note. When considering the candidates be sure to look at just their performance in the '80's. Some players that will be listed will have had great accomplishments in the 70's or 90's or even both. We're just focusing on the one decade here.
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Postby BigMusky » Thu Jun 30, 2005 11:37 am

Ozzie Smith is a lock....stupid cardinals.
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Postby stevethumb » Thu Jun 30, 2005 11:45 am

the NL infield seems pretty easy....mike schmidt at 3B
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Postby AT » Thu Jun 30, 2005 11:46 am

I'd like to nominate Donnie Baseball and George Brett (Unless he can be put at 3B) for 1B in the AL. If I see an Eddie Murray rebuttal I may go through the monitor and strangle you.

Where can I get a nice list of 80's studs just so I don't forget someone when I do these evaluations (aside from my baseball card collection)?
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Postby stevethumb » Thu Jun 30, 2005 11:51 am

Atrophying Testicles wrote:I'd like to nominate Donnie Baseball and George Brett (Unless he can be put at 3B) for 1B in the AL. If I see an Eddie Murray rebuttal I may go through the monitor and strangle you.

Where can I get a nice list of 80's studs just so I don't forget someone when I do these evaluations (aside from my baseball card collection)?
...rob neyer's big book of baseball lineups works nicely
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Postby AT » Thu Jun 30, 2005 11:55 am

stevethumb wrote:
Atrophying Testicles wrote:I'd like to nominate Donnie Baseball and George Brett (Unless he can be put at 3B) for 1B in the AL. If I see an Eddie Murray rebuttal I may go through the monitor and strangle you.

Where can I get a nice list of 80's studs just so I don't forget someone when I do these evaluations (aside from my baseball card collection)?
...rob neyer's big book of baseball lineups works nicely


On the internet? I feel like spending my afternoon doing this at work and for some reason that's not part of my collection of sector analysis books next to a pile of Annual Reports...
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Postby WharfRat » Thu Jun 30, 2005 12:18 pm

Andre Dawson is someone to consider.
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