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Kittle
03-31-2004, 10:43 PM
I was bored recently and was thinking about which all-time player is the "representative" for each MLB franchise (in my mind). Here's my list (of course, there are no right and wrong answers)...

Sox - Frank
"The Other Sox" - Ted Williams
Yankees - The Babe
Orioles - Jim Palmer
Jays - Joe Carter
Devil Rays - Uhhhh....
Twins - Kirby
Royals - George Brett
Indians - Sandy Alomar
Tigers - Jack Morris
Seattle - Junior
Oakland - McGwire
Texas - Pudge
Anaheim - Rod Carew
Braves - Hammerin' Hank
Mets - Tom Seaver
Marlins - Josh Beckett
Phillies - Mike Schmitt
Expos - Andre Dawson
Pirates - Roberto Clemente
Reds - Pete Rose
Astros - Nolan Ryan
Cards - Stan Musial
Bewers - Robin Yount
Scrubs - Ernie Banks
Rockies - Larry Walker
Dodgers - Jackie Robinson
Giants - McCovey
Diamondbacks - Luis Gonzalez

(Yes, I was really bored this evening)

Jjav829
03-31-2004, 10:50 PM
Originally posted by Kittle

Devil Rays - Uhhhh....


Jason Tyner. :smile:

Heh, I guess that would already go to Rocco or Aubrey Huff. Kinda sad.

santo=dorf
03-31-2004, 10:52 PM
Originally posted by Kittle
Texas -Pudge
Dodgers - Jackie Robinson
(Yes, I was really bored this evening)

Fisk never played for Texas, besides, I think Nolan Ryan represents the Rangers too. What about Sandy for LA?

Kittle
03-31-2004, 10:57 PM
Originally posted by santo=dorf
Fisk never played for Texas, besides, I think Nolan Ryan represents the Rangers too. What about Sandy for LA?

No, silly, not Fisk. The other Pudge.

Ryan only played for the Rangers at the end of his career, but I agree that Koufax may be a better choice for the Dodgers. All of this beer is screwing with my memory. :smile:

santo=dorf
03-31-2004, 11:00 PM
Originally posted by Kittle
No, silly, not Fisk. The other Pudge.

Try telling some of the other posters around here that there is another "pudge."
:pudge

"The one and only baby."

MarkEdward
03-31-2004, 11:29 PM
Cool thread. Are we talking about best player to play for that team? If so, here's my list:
Red Sox: Ted Williams
Yankees: Babe Ruth
Orioles: Cal Ripken Jr.
Blue Jays: Fred McGriff
Devil Rays: Fred McGriff
White Sox: Frank Thomas
Royals: George Brett
Twins/Senators: Bert Blyleven/Walter Johnson
Indians: Bob Feller
Tigers: Ty Cobb
Angels: Tim Salmon
Athletics: Rickey Henderson or Eddie Collins
Rangers: Alex Rodriguez
Mariners: Ken Griffey Jr.
Braves: Greg Maddux
Mets: Tom Seaver
Phillies: Mike Schmidt
Marlins: Derek Lee
Expos: Tim Raines
Cubs: Ernie Banks
Astros: Craig Biggio
Cardinals: Stan Musial or Rogers Hornsby
Pirates: Honus Wagner
Brewers: Robin Yount
Reds: Joe Morgan
Giants: Barry Bonds or Willie Mays
Dodgers: Mike Piazza
Padres: Tony Gwynn
Diamondbacks: Randy Johnson
Rockies: Todd Helton

doublem23
04-01-2004, 12:40 AM
I would say the emblem of the Blue Jays is Joe Carter. Who doesn't think of that Game 6 walk-off when they hear "Toronto Blue Jays?"

santo=dorf
04-01-2004, 12:42 AM
Originally posted by doublem23
I would say the emblem of the Blue Jays is Joe Carter. Who doesn't think of that Game 6 walk-off when they hear "Toronto Blue Jays?"

What about Delgado?

doublem23
04-01-2004, 12:46 AM
Originally posted by santo=dorf
What about Delgado?

His ring finger is noticeably naked. :smile:

batmanZoSo
04-01-2004, 12:54 AM
Originally posted by MarkEdward
Cool thread. Are we talking about best player to play for that team? If so, here's my list:
Red Sox: Ted Williams
Yankees: Babe Ruth
Orioles: Cal Ripken Jr.
Blue Jays: Fred McGriff
Devil Rays: Fred McGriff
White Sox: Frank Thomas
Royals: George Brett
Twins/Senators: Bert Blyleven/Walter Johnson
Indians: Bob Feller
Tigers: Ty Cobb
Angels: Tim Salmon
Athletics: Rickey Henderson or Eddie Collins
Rangers: Alex Rodriguez
Mariners: Ken Griffey Jr.
Braves: Greg Maddux
Mets: Tom Seaver
Phillies: Mike Schmidt
Marlins: Derek Lee
Expos: Tim Raines
Cubs: Ernie Banks
Astros: Craig Biggio
Cardinals: Stan Musial or Rogers Hornsby
Pirates: Honus Wagner
Brewers: Robin Yount
Reds: Joe Morgan
Giants: Barry Bonds or Willie Mays
Dodgers: Mike Piazza
Padres: Tony Gwynn
Diamondbacks: Randy Johnson
Rockies: Todd Helton

I agree on Tim Raines. He was one heeeeeeeeellll of a player. I wish we had him in the 80s. He put up some remarkable numbers.



I would change for my list:

Twins: Harmon Killebrew
Devil Rays: Wade Boggs
Marlins: Josh Beckett
Dodgers: Sandy Koufax
Angels: Rod Carew

npdempse
04-01-2004, 01:03 AM
Originally posted by MarkEdward
Cool thread. Are we talking about best player to play for that team? If so, here's my list:
Red Sox: Ted Williams
Yankees: Babe Ruth
Orioles: Cal Ripken Jr.
Blue Jays: Fred McGriff
Devil Rays: Fred McGriff
White Sox: Frank Thomas
Royals: George Brett
Twins/Senators: Bert Blyleven/Walter Johnson
Indians: Bob Feller
Tigers: Ty Cobb
Angels: Tim Salmon
Athletics: Rickey Henderson or Eddie Collins
Rangers: Alex Rodriguez
Mariners: Ken Griffey Jr.
Braves: Greg Maddux
Mets: Tom Seaver
Phillies: Mike Schmidt
Marlins: Derek Lee
Expos: Tim Raines
Cubs: Ernie Banks
Astros: Craig Biggio
Cardinals: Stan Musial or Rogers Hornsby
Pirates: Honus Wagner
Brewers: Robin Yount
Reds: Joe Morgan
Giants: Barry Bonds or Willie Mays
Dodgers: Mike Piazza
Padres: Tony Gwynn
Diamondbacks: Randy Johnson
Rockies: Todd Helton

I like this list. Only changes I might make would be maybe Killebrew for the Twins, Hersheiser or Koufax for the Dodgers (gotta be a pitcher), and Joe Jackson for our beloved. Not only was the shoeless one among the greatest hitters ever on a team that's almost always been built around hitting, he represents what for many is the defining incident in Sox history.

Kittle
04-01-2004, 06:33 AM
Originally posted by MarkEdward
Cool thread. Are we talking about best player to play for that team?

I was thinking "which person reminds you most of that team," but whichever is fine.

I can't believe I forgot Mays (Giants). Cobb is probably the greatest Tiger of all time, but I grew up watching Morris.

MarqSox
04-01-2004, 07:22 AM
I'd put Gary Carter as the Expos rep, and Bob Feller has to be it for the Indians ... I like Sandy Alomar, but he's not even their best player of the last decade (Belle, R. Alomar, Vizquel, Lofton, Colon, Ramirez)

fquaye149
04-01-2004, 07:40 AM
Originally posted by MarkEdward
Cool thread. Are we talking about best player to play for that team? If so, here's my list:
Red Sox: Ted Williams
Yankees: Babe Ruth
Orioles: Cal Ripken Jr.
Blue Jays: Fred McGriff
Devil Rays: Fred McGriff
White Sox: Frank Thomas
Royals: George Brett
Twins/Senators: Bert Blyleven/Walter Johnson
Indians: Bob Feller
Tigers: Ty Cobb
Angels: Tim Salmon
Athletics: Rickey Henderson or Eddie Collins
Rangers: Alex Rodriguez
Mariners: Ken Griffey Jr.
Braves: Greg Maddux
Mets: Tom Seaver
Phillies: Mike Schmidt
Marlins: Derek Lee
Expos: Tim Raines
Cubs: Ernie Banks
Astros: Craig Biggio
Cardinals: Stan Musial or Rogers Hornsby
Pirates: Honus Wagner
Brewers: Robin Yount
Reds: Joe Morgan
Giants: Barry Bonds or Willie Mays
Dodgers: Mike Piazza
Padres: Tony Gwynn
Diamondbacks: Randy Johnson
Rockies: Todd Helton

close.

i think this is pretty close to the real:

Red Sox: Ted Williams
Yankees: Babe Ruth
Orioles: Cal Ripken Jr.
Blue Jays: Joe Carter
Devil Rays: Fred McGriff
White Sox: Frank Thomas
Royals: George Brett
Twins/Senators: Bert Blyleven/Walter Johnson
Indians: Bob Feller
Tigers: Ty Cobb
Angels: Harmon Killebrew
Athletics: Jimiie Foxx or MAYBE Rickey
Rangers: Nolan Ryan
Mariners: Ken Griffey Jr.
Braves: Hank Aaron
Mets: Tom Seaver
Phillies: Mike Schmidt
Marlins: Mike Lowell
Expos: Tim Raines
Cubs: Ernie Banks
Astros: Jeff Bagwell
Cardinals: Stan Musial or Rogers Hornsby
Pirates: Honus Wagner or Roberto Clemente
Brewers: Robin Yount
Reds: Joe Morgan or Pete Rose
Giants: Barry Bonds or Willie Mays
Dodgers: JACKIE ROBINSON!!!!
Padres: Tony Gwynn
Diamondbacks: Randy Johnson
Rockies: Larry Walker

Railsplitter
04-01-2004, 07:56 AM
Originally posted by Kittle
I was bored recently and was thinking about which all-time player is the "representative" for each MLB franchise (in my mind). Here's my list (of course, there are no right and wrong answers)...

Sox - Frank
"The Other Sox" - Ted Williams
Yankees - The Babe
Orioles - Jim Palmer
Jays - Joe Carter
Devil Rays - Uhhhh....
Twins - Kirby
Royals - George Brett
Indians - Sandy Alomar
Tigers - Jack Morris
Seattle - Junior
Oakland - McGwire
Texas - Pudge
Anaheim - Rod Carew
Braves - Hammerin' Hank
Mets - Tom Seaver
Marlins - Josh Beckett
Phillies - Mike Schmitt
Expos - Andre Dawson
Pirates - Roberto Clemente
Reds - Pete Rose
Astros - Nolan Ryan
Cards - Stan Musial
Bewers - Robin Yount
Scrubs - Ernie Banks
Rockies - Larry Walker
Dodgers - Jackie Robinson
Giants - McCovey
Diamondbacks - Luis Gonzalez



Interesting to note that a few notable exceptions, most of your picks played at least an apreciable portion of there careers after 1970 (which is more or less when I started following baseball) Yet for the BoSox Carl Yastrzemski is just as valid Ted Williams. Also, why not Hank Greenberg for the Tigers? However, here's four where I completely dissent from the other posts

Dodgers: Duke Snider (he played in Brooklyn and L.A.)
Astros: Jose Cruz, sr.
Pirates: Willie Stargell
Twins: Harmon Killebrew (BTW, he never played for the Angels)

ode to veeck
04-01-2004, 11:15 AM
I like Sandy Koufax for the Dodgers, even with the shorter career. I just loved those 15 Ks in a single WS game against you know who.

Walter Johnson was the most dominant pitcher in the 1st 60 years of MLB, hard to pass him up. Kirby's another great one, including getting the ring. My pick for the Twins though is definitely Harmon Killebrew. He hit the hardest shot I ever saw at Comiskey, a line drive with no arc that hit high off the scoreboard in dead center and bounced back.

Willie Mays for the Giants, as he really spent his whole career there and Barry's got that astereisk that will never go away.

McGwire for the A's does not fit. In his younger days, he was outshined by Canseco as a contemporary and in the A's most competitive years, he was in a lineup stacked with many major power hitters, Parker, Hendo, many others. There's a lot of great stars in the A's history books, and hard to find the standouts. Ricky Henderson had most of a standout HOF career there. Maybe Eck from the bullpen. What about Catfish, who won more than 20 games in each year of the threepeat '72-'74 era with close to 2 ERA? How about Reggie Jackson, who started and finished his career in nine seasons with the As and garnered his 1st three rings there. We won't even mention the McGwire asterisk. I'd give the nod to Catfish or Reggie.

Pete Rose over Joe Morgan or Perez or Johnny Bench for the Reds

Clemente for the Pirates for his personal leadership as well as unsurpassed hittting and fielding in clutch situations. I don't think I saw a better RF ever. I don't know why anyone would ever be dumb enough to send anyone on a fly or even try to score from 2b on a single. He often threw out several runners in a single game, usually via a strike in the air to the bag on the side of the advancing runner.

I'll take Cy Young for the tribe. Either that or the midget Veeck had bat one day. Lifetime 1.000 OBP.

SoxBoy14
04-01-2004, 11:20 AM
Originally posted by fquaye149




Athletics: Jimiie Foxx or MAYBE Rickey


What about Jiambi?

ode to veeck
04-01-2004, 11:26 AM
What about Jiambi?

Not even close. The A's history is stacked with numerous great hitters that outshined Jiambi's years on the A's, e.g. Reggie, McGwire *, Cansceco *, Ricky Henderson, etc.

npdempse
04-01-2004, 12:05 PM
Originally posted by ode to veeck
Either that or the midget Veeck had bat one day. Lifetime 1.000 OBP.

Wasn't that when Veeck owned the Browns?
Eddie Gaedel would definitely represent the old Browns.

Bobby Thigpen
04-01-2004, 12:13 PM
Orioles- Brooks Robinson
Blue Jays- George Bell
Indians- Larry Doby
Tigers- Alan Trammell
Oakland- Reggie or Canseco
Mets- Dwight Gooden
Giants- Willie Mays
Twins- Harmon Killebrew
Texas- Nolan Ryan

I just went with guys that came to my mind first when thinking about a franchise. These are the only changes I would make. Maybe.

A. Cavatica
04-01-2004, 06:56 PM
Unfortunately for us, it's probably Ted Lyons.

Unfortunately for the Red Sox, it's probably the Babe.

jabrch
04-01-2004, 07:20 PM
Originally posted by Kittle
I was bored recently and was thinking about which all-time player is the "representative" for each MLB franchise (in my mind). Here's my list (of course, there are no right and wrong answers)...

Sox - Frank
"The Other Sox" - Ted Williams
Yankees - The Babe
Orioles - Jim Palmer
Jays - Joe Carter
Devil Rays - Uhhhh....
Twins - Kirby
Royals - George Brett
Indians - Sandy Alomar
Tigers - Jack Morris
Seattle - Junior
Oakland - McGwire
Texas - Pudge
Anaheim - Rod Carew
Braves - Hammerin' Hank
Mets - Tom Seaver
Marlins - Josh Beckett
Phillies - Mike Schmitt
Expos - Andre Dawson
Pirates - Roberto Clemente
Reds - Pete Rose
Astros - Nolan Ryan
Cards - Stan Musial
Bewers - Robin Yount
Scrubs - Ernie Banks
Rockies - Larry Walker
Dodgers - Jackie Robinson
Giants - McCovey
Diamondbacks - Luis Gonzalez

(Yes, I was really bored this evening)

2 suggestions
Orioles - Brooks Robinson
Indians - Feller

TornLabrum
04-01-2004, 07:34 PM
Boston - Ted Williams
Yankees - Babe Ruth
Baltimore - Brooks Robinson
St. Louis Browns - George Sisler
Toronto - Joe Carter
Tampa Bay - Wade Boggs
Minnesota - Kirby Puckett
Washington Senators I - Walter Johnson
Royals - George Brett
Cleveland - Bob Feller
Detroit - Ty Cobb (or Hank Greenberg)
Seattle - Ken Griffey, Jr.
Oakland - Reggie Jakson
Philadelphia/KC A's: Eddie Collins or Jimmie Foxx
Texas - Ivan Rodriguez
Washington Senators II - Frank Howard
Angels - Jim Fregosi (or Rod Carew)
Braves - Hank Aaron
Mets - Tom Seaver
Florida - Mike Lowell
Phillies - Mike Schmidt
Montreal - Andre Dawson (or maybe Tim Raines)
Pittsburgh - Roberto Clemente
Cincinnati - Johnny Bench (or Frank Robinson)
Houston - Nolan Ryan
Cardinals - Stan Musial
Bewers - Robin Yount (or Paul Molitor)
Cubs - Ernie Banks
Colorado - Larry Walker
Dodgers - Jackie Robinson
Giants - Willie Mays
Diamondbacks - Randy Johnson

idseer
04-01-2004, 08:06 PM
this is my personal list. just the first player to come to mind when i hear the name of the team (usually).
the teams i left off ... i don't associate anyone with.

Chisox - nellie fox
Boston - Ted Williams
Yankees - mickey mantle
Baltimore - Brooks Robinson
Minnesota - harmon killebrew
Washington Senators - harmon killebrew
Royals - George Brett
Cleveland - rocky colavito
Detroit - al kaline
Seattle - edgar martinez
Oakland - rollie fingers
KC A's: vic power
Texas - arod
Angels - Rod Carew
Braves - Hank Aaron
Mets - Tom Seaver
Phillies - dave philly
Montreal - Andre Dawson
Pittsburgh - Roberto Clemente
Cincinnati - Frank Robinson
Houston - joe morgan
Cardinals - Stan Musial
Bewers - Robin Yount
Cubs - Ernie Banks
Dodgers - sandy koufax
Giants - Willie Mays

Mohoney
04-01-2004, 10:24 PM
My list:

Sox - Frank
"The Other Sox" - Ted Williams
Yankees - The Babe
Orioles - Cal Ripken Jr.
Jays - Joe Carter
Devil Rays - Uhhhh....
Twins - Tie between Killebrew or Kirby
Royals - George Brett
Indians - Bob Feller
Tigers - Ty Cobb or Al Kaline
Seattle - Junior
Oakland - Reggie Jackson
Texas - Pudge
Anaheim - Rod Carew
Braves - Hammerin' Hank
Mets - Tom Seaver
Marlins - Josh Beckett
Phillies - Mike Schmitt
Expos - Andre Dawson
Pirates - Roberto Clemente or Honus Wagner
Reds - Pete Rose
Astros - Nolan Ryan
Cards - Stan Musial
Bewers - Robin Yount or Paul Molitor
Scrubs - Ernie Banks
Rockies - Larry Walker
Dodgers - Jackie Robinson
Giants - Willie Mays
Diamondbacks - Randy Johnson

fuzzy_patters
04-01-2004, 10:38 PM
White Sox - Ed Walsh
Red Sox - Ted Williams
Yankees - Babe Ruth
Browns/Orioles - Cal Ripken Jr.
Jays - Joe Carter
Devil Rays - Rocco Baldelli
Twins/Senators - Walter Johnson
Royals - George Brett
Indians - Bob Feller
Tigers - Ty Cobb
Mariners - Ken Griffey, Jr.
A's - Jimmie Foxx
Senators II/Rangers - Juan Gonzalez
Angels - Rod Carew
Braves - Henry Aaron
Mets - Tom Seaver
Marlins - Josh Beckett
Phillies - Steve Carlton
Expos - Gary Carter
Pirates - Roberto Clemente
Reds - Pete Rose
Astros - Nolan Ryan
Cards - Dizzy Dean
Pilots/Bewers - Robin Yount
Scrubs - Ernie Banks
Rockies - Larry Walker
Dodgers - Jackie Robinson
Giants - Christie Mathewson
Diamondbacks - Randy Johnson

ode to veeck
04-02-2004, 12:01 AM
I like Frank Howard for the Senators II; how 'bout the Colt 45s?

idseer
04-02-2004, 07:59 AM
Originally posted by ode to veeck
I like Frank Howard for the Senators II; how 'bout the Colt 45s?

jimmy wynn?

poorme
04-02-2004, 08:19 AM
For the Sox, Nellie Fox was the first to come to my mind. I don't really think Thomas is the appropriate representative for all that is the White Sox.

JDP
04-02-2004, 08:59 AM
My worthless $0.02:

Angels: Rod Carew
D-Backs: Randy Johnson
Braves: Hank Aaron
Orioles/Browns: Cal Ripken, Jr.
Red Sox: Ted Williams
Cubs: Ernie Banks
White Sox: Frank Thomas
Reds: Pete Rose
Indians: Lou Boudreau
Rockies: Larry Walker
Tigers: Ty Cobb
Marlins: Gary Sheffield
Astros/.45s: Jeff Bagwell
Royals: George Brett
Dodgers: Sandy Koufax
Brewers/Pilots: Robin Yount
Twins/Senators: Harmon Killebrew
Expos: Tim Raines
Mets: Tom Seaver
Yankees: Babe Ruth
Athletics: Rickey Henderson
Phillies: Mike Schmidt
Pirates: Honus Wagner
Padres: Tony Gwynn
Giants: Willie Mays
Mariners: Edgar Martinez
Cardinals/Browns: Stan Musial
Devil Rays: TBD
Rangers: Nolan Ryan
Blue Jays: Joe Carter

Procol Harum
04-02-2004, 09:41 AM
Originally posted by npdempse
and Joe Jackson for our beloved. Not only was the shoeless one among the greatest hitters ever on a team that's almost always been built around hitting, he represents what for many is the defining incident in Sox history.

"Always been built around hitting????" What about those "Hitless Wonders" of 1906? The "Go-Go Sox" of the 50s?The all-pitching, no-hit Sox of the period 1962-1967 who I still mentally define by Jack Brickhouse's mantra-like summation of most Sox at-bats: "No runs, no hits, no errors"?

When you start comparing the batting averages, runs, and homers of the Sox to the rest of baseball in the years between 1919 and the early '70s it becomes clear that pitching and defense were the foundations of this club. For cryin' out loud, until Melton hit 33 homers in '70 no one in team history had ever hit more than 29....and they were both soon traded for their heretical behavior.

Nick@Nite
04-02-2004, 09:45 AM
I'm surprised nobody had the last original Florida Marlin... Jeff Conine.

I watched him play at Rosenblatt Stadium for the Omaha Royals back in 1990. I pegged "Conine The Barbarian" on him while sitting in the bleachers with my friends long before Chris Berman got hold of the moniker.

Moses_Scurry
04-02-2004, 12:00 PM
I see this as a list of the "first name that pops in my head" when I hear each team name. So, I will type the team name and the first player I think of. Warning: Some may be totally sucky or obscure, but if that is the history of the team, so be it! Plus, I didn't follow baseball until the early '80's, so most names will be after that:

Braves: Dale Murphy
Phillies: Mike Schmidt
Mets: Darryl Strawberry
Expos: Andre Dawson
Marlins: Jeff Conine

Cubs: Ryno
Pirates: Andy Van Slyke
Cardinals: Ozzie Smith
Brewers: Robin Yount
Reds: Pete Rose
Astros: Mike Scott

Dodgers: Fernando Valenzuela
Padres: Tony Gwynn
Giants: Barry Bonds
Rockies: Dante Bichette
Arizona: Randy Johnson

Sox: Harold Baines
Royals: George Brett
Twins: Kirby Puckett
Tribe: Julio Franco
Detroit: Alan Trammell

Yankees: Don Mattingly
Red Sox: Wade Boggs
D-Rays: Ben Grieve
Bluejays: Jesse Barfield
Orioles: Cal Ripken Jr.

A's: Rickey Henderson
Angels: Reggie Jackson
Rangers: Juan Gonzalez
Mariners: Griffey Jr.

A. Cavatica
04-02-2004, 02:15 PM
Seriously, for the Sox it's Ted Lyons: work ethic, longevity, and never winning a damn thing.

Orta 4-6-3
04-02-2004, 03:11 PM
Yankees: The Babe
Red Sox: Ted Williams
Orioles: Cal, Jr.
Blue Jays: Dave Steib
Devil Rays: Remains to be seen
White Sox: Big Frank
Senators/Twins: Walter Johnson/Harmon Killebrew
Indians: Bob Feller
Royals: George Brett
Tigers: Ty Cobb
Angels: Tim Salmon
Athletics: Jimmie Foxx
Mariners: Junior
Senators/Rangers: Frank Howard/IRod
Braves: Hammerin' Hank
Phillies: Mike Schmidt
Mets: Tom Seaver
Marlins: Jeff Conine? (this is the toughest one)
Expos: Tim Raines
Astros: Craig Biggio
Cardinals: Stan the Man
Trubs: Mr. Flub
Reds: Johnny Bench
Brewers: Robin Yount
Pirates: Roberto Clemente
Giants: Willie Mays
Dodgers: Jackie Robinson
Padres: Tony Gwynn
Rockies: Todd Helton
Diamondbacks: Luis Gonzalez, although probably still too early to say