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Viva Medias B's
07-28-2006, 08:40 AM
Yesterday's win as the "Best Astro Ever," by one vote, was Nolan Ryan.

Today is the Philadelphia/Kansas City/Oakland Athletics' turn.

TommyJohn
07-28-2006, 09:03 AM
Jimmie Foxx? Eddie Collins? Mickey Cochrane? Frank "Home Run" Baker?
We need more choices!!! :redneck

Sorry, don't mean to give you crap. For me, it is a toss-up between Jimmie
Foxx and Reggie Jackson. I'll go with Reggie.

TornLabrum
07-28-2006, 09:07 AM
To me it was a tossup between Grove and Jimmie Foxx. I went with pitching.

Oh, and where was Eddie Plank?

TommyJohn
07-28-2006, 09:17 AM
To me it was a tossup between Grove and Jimmie Foxx. I went with pitching.

Oh, and where was Eddie Plank?

Same place as Chief Bender.

Paulwny
07-28-2006, 09:53 AM
Al Simmons (Aloysius Szymanski), HOF 1953
As a member of the A's 1924-1932 never hit under .300 ( flirted with a .400 ba with ba's of .384,.392,.381,.390 one hell of a hitter)
In 3 ws with the A'a batted over .300 in each series

mcfish
07-28-2006, 10:27 AM
Frank Thomas

(just thought I would be the first to say it :tongue:)

Honorable mention to Rollie Fingers.

Railsplitter
07-28-2006, 10:57 AM
Jimmie Foxx, the muscle behind Mack's 1929-30 Series champs. Also, the basis of Jimmy Dugan in A League of Thier Own.

Luke
07-28-2006, 11:25 AM
Foxx.

Rickey Henderson is just too goofy to get my vote. I mean he stood in front of a mirror naked, taking practices swings repeating "Rickey is the best."

pasquasroachclip
07-28-2006, 11:45 AM
Shooty Babitt, of course!

buehrle4cy05
07-28-2006, 12:34 PM
:hawk
"Catfish Hunter."

Minnie Me
07-28-2006, 01:45 PM
My write in vote goes to Bucketfoot Al Simmons who also partroled the OF for the Sox back in the day.

Ol' No. 2
07-28-2006, 01:53 PM
Didn't anyone here read Moneyball? Chad Bradford, of course.

SouthSide_HitMen
07-28-2006, 01:53 PM
Henderson without question. Foxx and Grove deserve honorable mention.

jackbrohamer
07-28-2006, 01:56 PM
Cornelius Alexander McGillicuddy, aka Connie Mack, aka The Tall Tactician.

monkeypants
07-28-2006, 02:39 PM
The greatest leadoff hitter of all time, Ricky Henderson. Don't believe me? Just ask Ricky and he'll tell you how great he was.
Jimmie Foxx is a very close second.

DoItForDanPasqua
07-28-2006, 02:42 PM
Rickey be the best.

rowand33
07-28-2006, 02:44 PM
:canseco
I don't even get on the poll?

RKMeibalane
07-28-2006, 02:53 PM
Frank Thomas

slobes
07-28-2006, 03:08 PM
[quote=mcfish]Frank Thomas

(just thought I would be the first to say it :tongue:)quote]
Darn you beat me to it. I say Ricky Henderson though.

eastchicagosoxfan
07-28-2006, 07:07 PM
" Cocky " Eddie Collins. He's often regarded as the best second baseman of all time ( Cocky Joe Morgan be damned! ). The 1928 Atheletics fielded 7 Hall of Famers. Al Simmons, Jimmie Foxx, Mickey Cochrane, Lefty Grove(s), and at the end of their careers, Ty Cobb, Tris Speaker, and Collins. And of course they were managed by Connie Mack, also a Hall of Famer.

buehrle4cy05
07-29-2006, 02:09 AM
Didn't anyone here read Moneyball? Chad Bradford, of course.

With Scott Hatteberg pulling in a close second. Who cares if he gets on base? He takes a lot of pitches!!!!!!:rolleyes:

getonbckthr
07-29-2006, 02:23 AM
The one, the only theeeeeeeee Chris Singleton!

Grzegorz
07-29-2006, 12:57 PM
Hands down 'Double X'; Jimmie Foxx

"If I were catching blindfolded, I'd always know when it was Foxx who connected. He hit the ball harder than anyone else."
-- Bill Dickey

TaylorStSox
07-29-2006, 02:38 PM
I think you could make an argument that Henderson was the most complete player ever. So, it's Henderson, without question.

Tragg
07-29-2006, 02:47 PM
Vida Blue was an absolute stud for the As for a several years. Not a long career, but productive.

But I'd go with Foxx or Grove.

Chips
08-04-2006, 06:26 PM
:canseco
I don't even get on the poll?

No need for the teal.