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February 21, 2009


BW Radley

I would disagree with you on a couple of picks. While the idea of a middle of the lineup consisting of Mays, B L Bonds, and McCovey would drive any pitcher to the Depends aisle, Bill Terry would perhaps be the better pick all around (including defense) at 1B. Love Willie Mac, and if there was a DH he would be my choice.

At 2B a better choice than Kent would be Frankie Frisch. Starter on 4 NL Championship teams in his 7 full seasons with the Giants, with a .321 BA and avg. of 32 SB.

I would put Ross Youngs in RF of whom no less than John McGraw said was the best outfielder he ever saw, and before he died of kidney disease at 30 was able to rack up nearly 1500 hits in 9 1/2 seasons. Would be safe to assume had he played into the 1930's, Youngs would have had more than 3000 hits. Ott I would put at 3B, which he played on a semi-regular basis in several seasons.


McGraw did love Ross Youngs, even had a photo of him I think in his house.

Ott at third. Interesting!

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