MLB: If you had to pick three outfielders

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What three outfielders would you take?

  1. Willie Mays

    76.7%
  2. Hank Aaron

    43.0%
  3. Babe Ruth

    25.6%
  4. Mickey Mantle

    36.0%
  5. Joe Dimaggio

    22.1%
  6. Ken Griffey Jr.

    27.9%
  7. Barry Bonds

    10.5%
  8. Ty Cobb

    2.3%
  9. Ted Williams

    32.6%
  10. Tris Speaker

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. Rickey Henderson

    15.1%
  12. Other (Please Specify)

    8.1%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. cyismydog

    cyismydog Well-Known Member

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    From any era, who would they be?
    Let me know if I forgot someone important
     
  2. TarHeelHawk

    TarHeelHawk Well-Known Member

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    Willie Mays, Willie Mays, and Willie Mays.
     
  3. cyfan964

    cyfan964 Well-Known Member

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    Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Ted Williams... done and done.
     
  4. Clone5

    Clone5 Well-Known Member

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    Mays, Griffey Jr., and Babe Ruth. Extremely hard to not put Hank Aaron or Ted Williams in there. People forget, Griffey Jr. probably would have been considered the best player ever had it not been for injuries.
     
  5. cyfan964

    cyfan964 Well-Known Member

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    Best baseball quote ever and so true:

    The triple is the most exciting play in baseball. Home runs win a lot of games, but I never understood why fans are so obsessed with them.

    -Hank Aaron
     
  6. TarHeelHawk

    TarHeelHawk Well-Known Member

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    I'll do you one better and say inside the park homer. Remember the one that Soto (of all people) hit last year?
     
  7. superdorf

    superdorf Well-Known Member

    I picked Mays, Aaron, and Ruth.
     
  8. Steve

    Steve Well-Known Member

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    Mickey Mantle and then throw darts to pick the other two.
     
  9. Bobber

    Bobber Well-Known Member

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    I didn't see half of them play.

    Mays, Arron and my dark horse canidate Jim Edmonds.
     
  10. Clone5

    Clone5 Well-Known Member

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    #10 Clone5, Apr 11, 2009
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    Edmonds was the best ever at running slowly so he could dive for balls and get on Sports Center.
     
  11. Bobber

    Bobber Well-Known Member

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    :yes: Yeah, you're right. He did not have much speed, but a great eye and made some really good catches...
     
  12. CYKOFAN

    CYKOFAN Well-Known Member

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    I voted Aaron, Mays and Mantle because of their combo of offensive and defensive skills, but there's too many greats for me to feel good about voting for just 3. Clemente needs to be on the list.
     
  13. TarHeelHawk

    TarHeelHawk Well-Known Member

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    There's a reason his nickname was Hollywood. Even though he played well for the Cubs last year, I found it very hard to cheer for him. Just didn't feel right.
     
  14. Clone5

    Clone5 Well-Known Member

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    It's just hard to consider all of his catches as amazing because guys like Griffey Jr. or Torii Hunter would have ran down those balls easily. Hell even Brian McRae would have probably gotten to them.
     
  15. hurdleisu24

    hurdleisu24 Well-Known Member
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    Agree with the Clemente needing to be up there
     
  16. cybsball20

    cybsball20 Well-Known Member

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    Anybody not taking Bonds is kidding themselves.
     
  17. Clone5

    Clone5 Well-Known Member

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    I like to look at Bonds pre steroids (circa 1993) and even then he isn't as good as Ruth, Mays, Aaron, or Griffey Jr.
     
  18. Dave19642006

    Dave19642006 Well-Known Member

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    #18 Dave19642006, Apr 11, 2009
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    Sam Thompson
    Roberto Clemente
     
  19. baller21

    baller21 Well-Known Member

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    "The Hawk" was pretty good. Probably not top three though.
     
  20. jcats322

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    But you have to choose between two different Barrys, the early career all around great player, or the late career batting juggernaut and defensive liability. For my money I'll take Mays, Mantle, and Junior.
     

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