Thread: ESPN'S Hall of 100
12-15-2012, 09:26 PM #1
ESPN'S Hall of 100
ESPN ranked their 100 greatest players in baseball history (actually they did 125). Anybody see it? Agree/Disagree with it?
12-15-2012, 11:49 PM #2
Got the issue yesterday and read through the list. I can't say who should be ranked where, but I appreciate the fact that they took out all of the outside factors, such as PED's, 'roids, and off field issues. I will say that is was weird to me to see some of the players from my childhood/teen years, such as Boggs Griffey Jr., and Pedro, get ranked higher than some of the all-time greats like Reggie Jackson, Bob Feller, Ernie Banks, and Sandy Koufax, to name a few. I need to check it out on the website so I can read all of the commentary for each player on the list.
12-16-2012, 01:32 AM #3
12-16-2012, 08:35 AM #4
I definitely don't agree with all of the ordering, but I was happy to see Yaz in the top 50!
12-16-2012, 07:55 PM #5
Seems like a good list compared to others that have done the top whatever number in baseball history. I'm surprised that ESPN didn't go for the shock value and place somebody really high or really low just to draw attention and hits to their article.
12-17-2012, 10:52 AM #6
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12-17-2012, 06:58 PM #8
Wagner, Bonds, and Clemens don't belong in the top 10. Aaron shouldn't be in the top 5 either. He was a really good player, but longevity really helped pad his stats. Also, Joe Morgan at #20 is a joke. He wasn't even one of the top 5 greatest 2nd basemen of all time imo. It's also quite insulting how they have Dimaggio at #21. Dimaggio was one of the top 10 greatest ever. Period. Sandy Koufax at #44 is also insulting. There is no possible argument that can keep him out of the top 3 greatest pitchers of all time, and there has to be 7 or 8 ahead of him on this list.
12-17-2012, 07:14 PM #9
Joe DiMaggio at 21 are you kidding me??? They put Mike Schmidt,barry Bonds and Rickey Henderson ahead of Dimaggio.I might have to boycott ESPNInstead of running away please feel free to counter offer my offers.A deal can always be made
12-18-2012, 06:39 AM #10
Aaron was the first man ever to get 3,000 hits and 500 HR.
Last edited by the 'stache; 12-18-2012 at 06:49 AM.