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Rockabilly
08-14-2008, 12:40 PM
in their prime...


My pick is Lou Gehrig

gogosox16
08-14-2008, 12:42 PM
Ted Williams

Eddo144
08-14-2008, 12:49 PM
Well, if this question is "who is the best Hall-of-Famer ever?", I'd have to say Ruth.

If this question is "who is your favorite Hall-of-Famer ever?", I'd have to say Ken Griffey, Jr.

eriqjaffe
08-14-2008, 12:55 PM
Ty Cobb.

balke
08-14-2008, 01:04 PM
That's tough... A-Rod and Griffey aren't in yet. Current Hall of Famers...


Ty Cobb might have to be the guy. Willie Mays would shut people up about Brian Anderson better though.

Gibson if we are talking pitchers.

kittle42
08-14-2008, 01:09 PM
Branch Rickey.

doublem23
08-14-2008, 01:15 PM
Bob Gibson

PennStater98r
08-14-2008, 06:09 PM
Babe Ruth - while he could still pitch - and then would DH on his days not pitching.

Frater Perdurabo
08-14-2008, 07:19 PM
Willie Mays: 660+ career HRs & Gold Glove defense would look great in CF and batting cleanup.

DickAllen72
08-14-2008, 07:30 PM
Babe Ruth.

thomas35forever
08-14-2008, 07:41 PM
The Great Bambino, the Sultan of Swat, the King of Crash, etc.

eastchicagosoxfan
08-14-2008, 08:03 PM
Mickey Mantle. If he had played for the Sox and not the Yankees, how many times would Sox win the pennant?

hose
08-14-2008, 09:31 PM
Jerome Holtzman

Babe Ruth

SOXfnNlansing
08-14-2008, 09:54 PM
The greatest, Rickey Henderson

A. Cavatica
08-14-2008, 10:08 PM
I immediately thought of Henderson too, but after reflecting a minute or two I think I'd go for a starting pitcher. I'm going with Koufax, 1963-1966.

nccwsfan
08-15-2008, 11:38 AM
Bob Gibson

beasly213
08-15-2008, 11:47 AM
Catfish Hunter. Because I don't think Hawk talks about him enough in broadcasts.


But for real I want Randy Johnson.

LITTLE NELL
08-15-2008, 12:43 PM
Ted Williams.

BigP50
08-15-2008, 12:45 PM
I would love to have Ozzie Smith.

He's in the HOF right?

DoItForDanPasqua
08-15-2008, 02:50 PM
No question it would be Ruth. He obviously was one of the best hitters of all time, and I speculate that he could have made it to the hall of fame just as a pitcher.

I like the idea suggested earlier of having him DH on days when he doesn't pitch. This would keep him rested and you can give up the DH on days when he pitches. Imagine having your pitcher hitting clean up.

WSox597
08-17-2008, 09:31 AM
Ted Williams.

2nd choice, Don Drysdale, especially in light of the bean balls from the Royals. :redneck

voodoochile
08-17-2008, 10:14 AM
The greatest, Rickey Henderson

A LOH with great speed and pop who can play CF? This might be too obvious of a pick...

Babe Ruth - while he could still pitch - and then would DH on his days not pitching.

He didn't do this with the Yankees, so all you folks who want him to be Mr. Everything are cheating.

Bob Gibson
Bob Gibson

Or Koufax
Or Walter Johnson
Any of these three would be acceptable additions for the final 1.5 months of the season.

in their prime...


My pick is Lou Gehrig

Another 1B? :thud:

FedEx227
08-17-2008, 11:35 AM
Willie Mays no doubt.

soxfan26
08-17-2008, 11:40 AM
...
Another 1B? :thud:

Is this a pick to resurrect a hall of famer in his prime to play for the 2008 Sox or to rewrite history to have him play for some Sox teams of the past?

If the former, Rickey Henderson

If the latter, Roberto Clemente

DumpJerry
08-17-2008, 01:41 PM
Tough call between Aaron Rowand and DLS.

soxfanreggie
08-17-2008, 02:11 PM
DJ...you just made me chuckle :D: If I would have been drinking a soda pop, it would have been all over my computer monitor.

With what we need right now, Henderson or Mays. If we weren't in the need of a CF, probably Koufax or Gibson in their prime.

DoItForDanPasqua
08-17-2008, 02:25 PM
He didn't do this with the Yankees, so all you folks who want him to be Mr. Everything are cheating.



I'm sure you're aware that there wasn't a DH then, and you're right, he only pitched five times for the Yankees. But, with the Red Sox, he was regularly playing right field on days he wasn't pitching.

DumpJerry
08-17-2008, 03:26 PM
With what we need right now, Henderson or Mays. If we weren't in the need of a CF, probably Koufax or Gibson in their prime.
No matter what our needs are, I would never pass up an opportunity to get Koufax and Gibson in their primes. Imagine this for a minute:
Koufax, Gibson, Buehrle, Javy, and Danks or Floyd.

The only other pitcher needed is Jenks and that's for when the offense fails to give us a three run+ lead in the 9th.

soxfanreggie
08-17-2008, 08:58 PM
That would also be a $65-70 million rotation.

gobears1987
08-17-2008, 09:16 PM
Willie Mays

soxinem1
08-17-2008, 09:45 PM
A game-changing hitter who made the whole line up better.

Ruth in a second...

Bucky F. Dent
08-17-2008, 09:52 PM
Bob Gibson or Willie Mays

WhiteSoxJunkie
08-21-2008, 05:49 PM
Willie Mays

EndemicSox
08-21-2008, 09:16 PM
Barroid Bonds

:runs away:

jabrch
08-21-2008, 09:21 PM
Willie Mays would shut people up about Brian Anderson better though.

I doubt it....Have you heard the FOBA?

Bobby Jenks
08-21-2008, 09:27 PM
No Cy Young? 573 wins and having an award named you. Not to shabby

TheVulture
08-25-2008, 11:42 PM
The greatest, Rickey HendersonThat's me pick.

TheVulture
08-25-2008, 11:43 PM
Willie MaysWait, let me reconsider.

Jerome
08-26-2008, 01:45 AM
BA for his glove, DLS for that arm down the stretch