Major League Baseball All-Time Team


Major League Baseball All-Time Team

The Major League Baseball All-Time Team was chosen in 1997 to comprise the top manager and top player in each of 13 positional categories across Major League Baseball history. The team, announced by Classic Sports Network in conjunction with the events celebrated around the 1997 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, were chosen by a panel of 36 members of the Baseball Writers Association of America in a first- and second-place Borda count voting system.

Position First-team selection Team(s) represented
by season
Year of
induction into
National Baseball
Hall of Fame
Total
votes
(First-team
votes)
Runner-up Team(s) represented
by season
Year of
induction into
National Baseball
Hall of Fame
Total
votes
(First-team
votes)
Catcher Johnny Bench Cincinnati Reds (19671983) 1989 52 (24) Yogi Berra New York Yankees (19461963)
New York Mets (1965)
1972 22 (4)
First baseman Lou Gehrig New York Yankees (19231939) 1939 66½ (31) Jimmie Foxx Philadelphia Athletics (19251935)
Boston Red Sox (19361942[1])
Chicago Cubs (1942, 1944)
Philadelphia Phillies (1945)[2]
1951 19 (3)
Second baseman Rogers Hornsby St. Louis Cardinals (19151926, 1933[3])
New York Giants (1927)
Boston Braves (1928)
Chicago Cubs (19291932)
St. Louis Browns (19331937)
1942 44 (17) Joe Morgan Houston Astros (1963[4]1971, 1980)
Cincinnati Reds (19721979)
San Francisco Giants (19811982)
Philadelphia Phillies (1983)
Oakland Athletics (1984)
1990 23 (6)
Shortstop Honus Wagner Louisville Colonels (18971899)
Pittsburgh Pirates (19001917)
1936 55 (23) Cal Ripken, Junior Baltimore Orioles (19812001) 2007 24 (6)
Third baseman Mike Schmidt Philadelphia Phillies (19721989) 1995 50 (21) Brooks Robinson Baltimore Orioles (19551977) 1983 37 (13)
Left fielder Ted Williams Boston Red Sox (19391942, 19461960) 1966 68 (32) Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals (19411944, 19461963) 1969 36 (4)
Center fielder Willie Mays San Francisco Giants (19511952, 19541972[5][6])
New York Mets (19721973)
1979 57 (25) Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers (19051926)
Philadelphia Athletics (19271928)
1936 22 (7)
Right fielder Babe Ruth Boston Red Sox (19141919)
New York Yankees (19201934)
Boston Braves (1935)
1936 67 (31) Hank Aaron Milwaukee Braves (19541974[7])
Milwaukee Brewers (19751976)
1982 36 (5)
Designated hitter Paul Molitor Milwaukee Brewers (19781992)
Toronto Blue Jays (19931995)
Minnesota Twins (19961998)
2004 48 (22) Harold Baines Chicago White Sox (19801989[8], 19961997[9], 20012002)
Texas Rangers (19891990[10])
Oakland Athletics (19901992)
Baltimore Orioles (19931995, 19971999[11], 2000[12])
Cleveland Indians (1999)
Not applicable[13] 12 (3)
Right-handed starting pitcher Walter Johnson Washington Senators (19071927) 1936 30 (9) Cy Young Cleveland Spiders (18901898)
St. Louis Perfectos (18991900[14])
Boston Americans (19011908[15])
Cleveland Naps (19091911[16])
Boston Rustlers (1911)
1937 25 (12)
Left-handed starting pitcher Sandy Koufax Los Angeles Dodgers (1955[17]1966) 1972 32 (11) Warren Spahn Milwaukee Braves (1942, 1946[18]1964)
New York Mets (1965[19])
San Francisco Giants (1965)
1973 28 (11)
Relief pitcher Dennis Eckersley Cleveland Indians (19751977)
Boston Red Sox (19781984[20], 1998)
Chicago Cubs (19841986)
Oakland Athletics (19871995)
St. Louis Cardinals (19961997)
2004 40 (16) Rollie Fingers Oakland Athletics (19681976)
San Diego Padres (19771980)
Milwaukee Brewers (19811982, 19841985)
1992 29 (9)
Manager Casey Stengel Brooklyn Dodgers (19341936)
Boston Braves (19381943)
New York Yankees (19491960)
New York Mets (19621965)
1966 22 (6) Joe McCarthy Chicago Cubs (19261930)
New York Yankees (19311946)
Boston Red Sox (19481950)
1957 18 (6)

Notes

  1. ^ Foxx was released by the Red Sox during the 1942 season and was claimed on waivers by the Chicago Cubs; he ultimately contested 30 games for the Red Sox and 70 for the Cubs.
  2. ^ Foxx returned to Philadelphia for the final year of his career by joining the National League Phillies after making his major league debut with the cross-town Philadelphia Athletics. http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/player.php?p=foxxji01
  3. ^ Hornsby was released by the Cardinals during the 1933 season and was claimed on waivers by the St. Louis Browns; he ultimately contested 46 games for the Cardinals and 46 for the Browns.
  4. ^ During Morgan's first two seasons, the Astros franchise were styled as the Houston Colt .45's.
  5. ^ During Mays's first six seasons, the Giants were styled as the New York Giants; the franchise relocated prior to the commencement of the 1958 season.
  6. ^ Mays was traded during the 1972 season; he ultimately contested 19 games for the Giants and 69 for the New York Mets.
  7. ^ During Aaron's final nine seasons, the Braves were styled as the Atlanta Braves; the franchise relocated prior to the commencement of the 1966 season.
  8. ^ Baines was traded during the 1989 season; he ultimately contested 96 games for the White Sox and 50 for the Texas Rangers.
  9. ^ Baines was traded during the 1997 season; he ultimately contested 93 games for the White Sox and 44 for the Baltimore Orioles.
  10. ^ Baines was traded during the 1990 season; he ultimately contested 103 games for the Rangers and 32 for the Oakland Athletics.
  11. ^ Baines was traded during the 1999 season; he ultimately contested 107 games for the Orioles and 28 for the Cleveland Indians.
  12. ^ Baines was traded during the 2000 season; he ultimately contested 72 games for the Orioles and 24 for the Chicago White Sox.
  13. ^ A player is not eligible for induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame until he has been fully retired for five calendar years or is deceased; player was not eligible for induction upon the commencement of the 2006 season.
  14. ^ In the 1900 season, the Perfectos franchise were styled as the St. Louis Cardinals.
  15. ^ During the 1907 and 1908 seasons, the Americans franchise were styled as the Boston Red Sox.
  16. ^ Young was released by the Naps during the 1911 season and claimed on waivers by the Boston Rustlers; he ultimately contested seven games for the Naps and eleven for the Rustlers.
  17. ^ During Koufax's first three seasons, the Dodgers were styled as the Brooklyn Dodgers; the franchise relocated prior to the commencement of the 1958 season.
  18. ^ During Spahn's first eight seasons, the Braves were styled as the Boston Braves; the franchise relocated prior to the commencement of the 1954 season.
  19. ^ Spahn was released by the Mets during the 1965 season and claimed on waivers by the San Francisco Giants; he ultimately contested 20 games for the Mets and 16 for the Giants.
  20. ^ Eckersley was traded during the 1984 season; he ultimately contested nine games for the Red Sox and twenty-four for the Chicago Cubs.

See also

References

  1. ^ Baseball's 100 Greatest Players (The Sporting News). Baseball Almanac. Retrieved 2010-09-23.

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