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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

3 Reds on All-Time Gold Glove team

From Rawlings:

Here are the results of the All-Time Rawlings Gold Glove Team balloting. After receiving nearly 1 million votes, the fans selected the following team:
P -- Greg Maddux
C -- Johnny Bench
1B -- Wes Parker
2B -- Joe Morgan
3B -- Brooks Robinson
SS -- Ozzie Smith
OF -- Willie Mays
OF -- Roberto Clemente
OF -- Ken Griffey Jr.


at 1:30 PM Blogger Mark said...

Great to see 3 Reds on the list. I was surprised about Wes Parker at 1st. How about Keith Hernandez or Gil Hodges?

at 1:33 PM Blogger Hey Barry Larkin! said...

Hi everybody! I'm going to the game tonight (Wednesday). Anyone else that may be going should show up early and see Jake Speed & the Freddies play a set at the stage in the FanZone (5:30 - 7). Great band with lots of Cincinnati & Redleg-based music. Gauranteed to be a good time!

at 1:37 PM Blogger Mr. Redlegs said...

Joe Morgan better than Robbie Alomar, Ryne Sandberg or Bill Maz? Wow.


Holy crap, that was an angry Joe Morgan throwing a ball at my window . . . and the glass didn't break!

at 3:11 PM Anonymous Allan said...

Joe Morgan was definitely better than Sandberg and played at a high level longer than Alomar, though Alomar at his best, was the best I've seen. I never saw Mazeroski play so I dont know on that one.

Loved watching Ozzie Smith, but Davey Concepcion is a closer second than people realize. Concepcion should be in Cooperstown.

at 3:21 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Gold Glove has always been about good hitters that don't embarras themselves in the field anyway.

at 4:34 PM Blogger Champ Summers said...

Anon is right. It's popularity vs substance. That doen't explain the Wes Parker thing.

Alomar or Maz better than Morgan and Vizquel less flashy than Ozzie but better.

at 7:05 PM Blogger RickNMd said...

Defensively Joe Morgan wasn't in Sandberg's class and Alomar was so much better than Morgan that it's an embarrassment to compare the two.

Morgan not only couldn't throw, he couldn't turn the DP, had no range and basically caught whatever was hit right at him. The last time he threw out a runner at 1b going to his right was his first time.

Sandberg still holds the record for fielding percentage at the position, won 9 straight Gold Gloves and still holds the record of 123 straight games without an error.

That's worse than Morgan, who had a spurt of six really good years? Otherwise, had he not played for the Big Red Machine he doesn't get into the Hall of Fame, IMO.

Guess I just hate these all-time lists where it becomes a popularity contest with no oversight to who was actually the better player for whatever list they are contriving.

at 10:56 PM Anonymous old timer said...

I loved Joe Morgan as a hitter and base-stealer, but the best 2B ever? I think not. No gold-glove duo can beat Omar Vizquel at SS and Roberto Alomar at 2B!

at 11:06 PM Blogger Chris at Redleg Nation said...

Everybody buy Rawlings!!!

With a VISA card!!!!

While drinking a Budweiser!!!!

Go MLB!!!!!!!!!!

at 1:38 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Juandiced Oriole fan. Paul Blair was the best center fielder;he would be under the ball pounding his glove to make the catch when others had to make spectacular plays just to get to the ball. Mark Belanger had no peer at shortstop--again, he made it look easy without doing back flips.

at 5:47 PM Blogger jmac said...

what does everyone think about JB as the all-time catcher - I know that he was good, but Ivan Rodriguez has 12 GG's and going for more

at 5:49 PM Blogger jmac said...

what does everyone think about JB as the all-time best - I know that he was good, but Ivan Rodriguez has 12 GG's and going for more

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