Golden Era, Silver Era, Modern Era Legend For Each Team

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I know that my other card want thread went over really well and that everyone loved my choice of players for each team, so let's try again, this time with some restrictions. For teams that predate expansion, list a golden era(1900-1960), Silver Era(1961-1989), and Modern Era(1990-2015 for a gap to leave out the most recently retired). Let's try to exclude players that are in the game, or were in the past couple games

BAL: George Sisler/Mark Belanger/Rafael Palmeiro
BOS: Bobby Doerr/Carl Yastrzemski/Mike Lowell
NYY: Joe DiMaggio/Roger Maris/Bernie Williams
TBR: -----/-----/Carl Crawford
TOR: -----/George Bell/Carlos Delgado

CWS: Ray Schalke/[censored] Allen/Jermaine Dye
CLE: Satchel Paige/Sam McDowell/Manny Ramirez
DET: Sam Crawford/Lou Whitaker/Magglio Ordonez
KCR: -----/Dan Quisenberry/Kevin Appier
MIN: Goose Goslin/Frank Viola/Johan Santana

LAA: -----/Bobby Grich/Fransisco Rodriguez
OAK: Eddie Collins/Sal Bando/Barry Zito
SEA: -----/Alvin Davis/Kazuhiro Sasaki
TEX: -----/Frank Howard/Juan Gonzalez
HOU: -----/J.R. Richard/Lance Berkman

ATL: Johnny Logan/Hank Aaron/Tim Hudson(We really do need more Braves pitchers)
MIA: -----/-----/Josh Johnson
NYM: -----/Darryl Strawberry/David Wright
PHI: Chuck Klein/Steve Carlton(Impossible)/Bobby Abreu
WAS: -----/Tim Raines/Jayson Werth????
CHC: Hack Wilson/Ron Santo/Aramis Ramirez
CIN: Eppa Rixey/Frank Robinson/Sean Casey
MIL: -----/Cecil Cooper/Prince Fielder(I really wanted to put Ben Sheets here)
PIT: Paul Waner/Roberto Clemente/Brian Giles
STL: Ken Boyer/Curt Flood/Chris Carpenter

ARI: -----/-----/Randy Johnson
COL: -----/-----/Ubaldo Jimenez
LAD: Dazzy Vance/Sandy Koufax/Rafael Furcal
SDP: -----/Gary Templeton/Ken Caminiti
SFG: Mel Ott/Kevin Mitchell/Jason Schmidt(Won't ever be Bonds/Kent)
Let's see who y'all pick

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I'm not doing all the teams but for the Tigers: Hank Greenberg/Mickey Lolich/Cecil Fielder

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Why is Lefty impossible?

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@PAinPA said in Golden Era, Silver Era, Modern Era Legend For Each Team:

Why is Lefty impossible?

The same reason Albert Belle is impossible. Far too controversial, with far too many foot-in-mouth statements. Especially his quotes on HIV

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@ImDFC said in Golden Era, Silver Era, Modern Era Legend For Each Team:

@PAinPA said in Golden Era, Silver Era, Modern Era Legend For Each Team:

Why is Lefty impossible?

The same reason Albert Belle is impossible. Far too controversial, with far too many foot-in-mouth statements. Especially his quotes on HIV

I was unaware of such things

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Angels: Frank Tanana, Dean Chance, Jim Fregosi, Don Baylor, Fred Lynn, Wally Joyner, Brian Downing, Sandy Alomar Sr, Jim Abbott, Doug DeCinces, Carney Lansford, Clyde Wright, Mike Witt.

Belle was a headtrip. Played against him in Carolina League. He left his team early in season to go home. He was Joey Belle before that. Came back as Albert Belle. Part of his "attitude change". The man could hit though. He got a bomb off me.

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I’m a huge Golden Era need, so I’m just going to throw some names out there that didn’t make the list:

Rube Waddell and Ed Walsh would be fun guys. Both would throw around 100 and their stamina should be absolutely through the roof.

A guy who didn’t make either your Indians or A’s list (fairly) is Nap Lajoie, considered one of the best second baseman of all time.

One who obviously would never be in the game is Shoeless Joe Jackson, who would probably have near maxed out hitting stats.

Tris Speaker would be a 99 fielding CF with near 99 speed as well. I really like the San Crawford pick but I think Hank Greenberg would be equally cool.

Grover Cleveland Alexander is generally considered one of the best pitchers of all time, and would actually have two fun cards: a prime/signature 99 with the Phillies, and a Postseason diamond with the Cardinals.

I could keep listing names, but I’ll end with the most obvious ones that don’t have a team: negro league players. Josh Gibson, Cool Papa Bell, Buck Leonard, Oscar Charleston, Buck O’Neill, etc. It would be awesome to have those guys in the game.

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a flashback Ubaldo would be sick. He used to be nasty.

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Late 90s Kevin Brown would be GOATED in the game..Marlins or Padres

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The Marlins should be Jeff Conine.
He is still referred to as Mr. Marlin in South Florida.

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I didn’t know Carlton was talking in bad taste. Is it Schilling-esque? He’s a guy I’ve long wondered why he’s not in the game

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@WDK19 said in Golden Era, Silver Era, Modern Era Legend For Each Team:

I didn’t know Carlton was talking in bad taste. Is it Schilling-esque? He’s a guy I’ve long wondered why he’s not in the game

If you want to read the interview that likely got him blackballed, Deadspin has republished the 1994 interview. It's called "Thin Air: In the Mountains With Steve Carlton, Armed Conspiracist" I won't post a link or actual contents because I'm not willing to risk getting banned. That said, I agree with Tim McCarver on the issue. He said "If he's guilty of anything, it's believing some of the material he reads. Does he become confused with his reading about radical things? Yes. I've told him that. Does that translate into him being anti-Semitic? No."

I will say this story is much deeper than just his flaws as a man, and is worth a read

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