Some ramblings about major (and minor) league baseball in the mid-to-late 1960s, with an emphasis on my hometown Philadelphia Phillies. -- 26-SEP-2009
Well, it wasn't MLB Network's pick of the "9 greatest players", it was the "greatest player at each of the 9 positions". When I heard that at the start of the show, I figured Mickey Mantle would be left off the list (and so was Roberto Clemente).The biggest surprise to me was that Sandy Koufax and Brooks Robinson were not among the 9 players; (and after skipping over Koufax, Bob Gibson was also not selected)! Only 2 of the 9 were American Leaguers.
I hope Al Kaline was one of the 2 A.L. players.Kaline is to often overlooked.
No, Kaline wasn't selected, but I think he was one of a few guys they mentioned at the top of the show as "here's some that didn't make the cut".The batting order:2B Pete RoseLF Carl YastrzemskiCF Willie MaysRF Hank Aaron1B Willie McCovey3B Ron SantoC Bill FreehanSS Maury WillsP Juan Marichal
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