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Viva Medias B's
07-29-2006, 01:26 PM
Yesterday's winner in the "Best Athletic Ever" poll, in a landslide, was Rickey Henderson.

The Tornoto Blue Jays are today's poll.

TornLabrum
07-29-2006, 01:33 PM
I voted for Carter, even though I remember Stieb killing us almost every time he pitched against the Sox. Honorable mention to Jesse Barfield, the best Blue Jay ever to come from Joliet.

fquaye149
07-29-2006, 01:50 PM
no love at all for george bell?

Deebs14
07-29-2006, 02:02 PM
Honorable mention to Jesse Barfield, the best Blue Jay ever to come from Joliet.

My pops actually played against his team when he was back in high school. We got to chatting about that when we saw his son on TV the other day for the Padres...Josh is a pretty good ballplayer as well.

monkeypants
07-29-2006, 02:32 PM
I'd say that MLB missed putting Carlos Delgado on their list. He's in the top 3 of just about every offensive catagory for the Jays.

PKalltheway
07-29-2006, 03:27 PM
Joe Carter, no question. He made the final putout in the 1992 World Series, and he won the 1993 World Series with the game winning homer in game 6.

Whitesox4ever
07-29-2006, 03:34 PM
My vote would go to Roberto Alomar

Grzegorz
07-29-2006, 03:46 PM
Roberto Alomar

ScottyTheSoxFan
07-29-2006, 03:47 PM
no mike sirotka?

Johnny Mostil
07-29-2006, 03:53 PM
I voted for Carter, even though I remember Stieb killing us almost every time he pitched against the Sox. Honorable mention to Jesse Barfield, the best Blue Jay ever to come from Joliet.

Yep. The best I can recall the Sox doing against Stieb was this (http://retrosheet.org/boxesetc/B08240CHA1985.htm) game, when he took a no-hitter into the 9th, before the Sox hit back-to-back-to-back HRs (only the second time they had done that, as I recall).

OK, I'll bite on part two of this--who was the second-best Blue Jay ever to come from Joliet?

ChiSox80
07-29-2006, 03:54 PM
Clemens. He's got to have the two best pitching seasons the Jays have ever seen. He was very dominant those two years.

areilly
07-29-2006, 04:17 PM
Carter for sure. I know there have been more dominant seasons, better offensive output, and so on, but a walk-off home run to win the World Series is the best thing a hitter can do for a team, bar none.

Still one of my greatest TV-watching memories.

RKMeibalane
07-29-2006, 05:45 PM
Either Roberto Alomar or George Bell.

samram
07-29-2006, 06:06 PM
Alomar. He was one of the best all around players in MLB when he was with the Jays.

Brian26
07-29-2006, 06:16 PM
Damaso Garcia.

http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/pics/damaso_garcia_autograph.jpg

Brian26
07-29-2006, 06:22 PM
Blue Jays History site (http://www.sportsecyclopedia.com/al/torjays/bluejaysimages.html)

Check out the roster on this site. Look at the players they had in the late 80's/early 90's. This franchise could have won five World Series in a row. They were absolutely stacked.

Dan Mega
07-29-2006, 06:42 PM
Give it another 3 years and Roy Halladay should be on this ballot. The guy is awesome.

PeteWard
07-30-2006, 12:42 AM
What, no Otto Velez? Garth Iorg?:smile:

TDog
07-30-2006, 04:23 AM
Danny Ainge.

SouthSide_HitMen
07-30-2006, 09:10 AM
Should have selected Other for Carlos Delgado who is the Blue Jays All Time Leader in most hitting categories.

Voted for Alomar. He had the best MLB career of all Blue Jays including Delgado but was only in Toronto for 4 2/3 seasons. Dave Stieb is also deserving of consideration.

Save McCuddy's
07-30-2006, 11:56 AM
Joe Carter?? Are you guys serious?? He led the Jays in OPS exactly once.

He was never for the possible exception of '92, the best offensive player on the team. Olerud clearly carried them in '93 when Molitor, Alomar and arguably Devo white were all better offensively. Alomar and White's additional defensive quality speaks for itself.

Carter has got ot be behind the following in Jays lore:

Delgado
Barfield
Alomar
McGriff
Stieb

That was one big home run, but I'm not ready to put Blum or Pods at the top of our list.

palehozenychicty
07-31-2006, 06:23 AM
Delgado.

"wrong" sox fan
07-31-2006, 08:04 AM
Alomar and Delgado have to be 1 and 2



... Pat Hentgen, wow..., I guess 1 very good year and a couple solid ones makes the list. Wonder where Eric Hansen would fall on the list.

Railsplitter
07-31-2006, 12:44 PM
Pitcher: Dave Stieb
Position player: Joe Carter.