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Who was the best 1b?

Lou Gehrig
37
71%
Jimmie Foxx
6
12%
Hank Greenberg
2
4%
Mark McGwire
1
2%
Cap Anson
1
2%
Harmon Killebrew
1
2%
Johnny Mize
0
No votes
Willie McCovey
4
8%
Eddie Murray
0
No votes
 
Total votes : 52

Postby Pogotheostrich » Tue Oct 21, 2003 4:28 pm

LCBOY wrote:
Pogotheostrich wrote:I'm curious who voted for Killebrew.


Harmon really didn't have a postion. He played multiple postions:

1B-969 games
3B-791 games
OF-470 games
DH-158 games
2B- 58 games


Ernie Banks played 1259 games at 1st and only 1125 games at SS, but I'll list him at SS.
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Postby DK » Tue Oct 21, 2003 8:16 pm

Gehrig IMO.
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Wed Oct 22, 2003 9:10 am

DK wrote:Gehrig IMO.


Mine too. Just seeing if anyone has any other opinions. The only case I could think of is that Gehrig benefited from hitting behind the Babe.
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Postby DK » Wed Oct 22, 2003 4:44 pm

Pogotheostrich wrote:
DK wrote:Gehrig IMO.


Mine too. Just seeing if anyone has any other opinions. The only case I could think of is that Gehrig benefited from hitting behind the Babe.


Playing through death and playing better than all 1st basemen ever X's out any arguments you can really make.
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Postby Walden warriors » Sat May 08, 2004 6:38 pm

How is Hank Greenberg NOT on this list?
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Postby Arlo » Sun May 09, 2004 2:08 pm

Greenberg's on the list (no votes yet, though...).

Another 1B who always seems to be left out of discussions like this is Dan Brouthers. No, I wouldn't call him better than Gehrig, but purely from the perspective of standing head and shoulders above his contemporaries and being ahead of his time, he's definitely among the best ever.
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Postby ironman » Tue May 11, 2004 5:22 pm

If you were to base it totally on defense you'd have to give props to Steve Garvey and Donnie Baseball.

Anyway I gotta go with Gehrig.
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Postby LCBOY » Wed May 12, 2004 8:40 pm

ironman wrote:If you were to base it totally on defense you'd have to give props to Steve Garvey and Donnie Baseball.

Anyway I gotta go with Gehrig.


Actually, Hal Chase, Kieth Hernandez, and J.T. Snow were better defensive 1B...
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Postby frog99 » Thu May 13, 2004 3:02 pm

Pogotheostrich wrote:Chance just missed the making the poll.




chace isn't even top 20. just because he was in a poem, doesn't mean he deseveres to be in the HOF.


Gehrig was a great player, but i think he is rated too high by some people. If he really was one of the ten best baseball players ever, shouldn't the yankees have won more World Series when he and Ruth were on the same teams?
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Postby Los Angeles Cubs » Thu May 13, 2004 9:15 pm

frog99 wrote:
Pogotheostrich wrote:Chance just missed the making the poll.




chace isn't even top 20. just because he was in a poem, doesn't mean he deseveres to be in the HOF.


Gehrig was a great player, but i think he is rated too high by some people. If he really was one of the ten best baseball players ever, shouldn't the yankees have won more World Series when he and Ruth were on the same teams?


Not neccesarily(sp?), froggy. There are many more factors in winning the World Series than your first baseman and right ielder. Come on, pitching, defense, other players.
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