View Full Version : Who was your favorite basestealer of all time?

02-05-2007, 10:37 PM
Well if this were 2005 I would say Scotty but since then I've come not to like Scotty to much as a basestealer.

So who would all of you say is or was your favorite base stealer?

02-05-2007, 11:13 PM
1. Rickey (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltVw07h3u28) Henderson
2. Tim "Rock (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okwrplQh9Lk)" Raines
3. Lou (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4ditCW2TiA) Brock

"Totally Biased" List
1. Tim "Rock (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_Odkrpo9LI)" Raines
2. Rudy Law (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-xucRvYCOU)
3. Ray (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-4U4B8MQDQ) Durham

Totally Biased fact: Charlie Comiskey has the 5th all time single season stolen base mark with 117 in 1887 for the St. Louis Browns of the American Association. Thirteen seasons later, he would bring his St. Paul team to Chicago!!!

02-05-2007, 11:25 PM
I liked Tim Raines a lot...before he started taking his Flinstone vitamins, Sosa could run a bit. But yea, because he was on the Sox when I was growing up, Tim Raines takes the cake for me.

02-05-2007, 11:42 PM
Leetle Looie.

02-06-2007, 12:43 AM
Rock Raines. No contest.

02-06-2007, 12:56 AM
Gotta go with Rickey. Comically-yet-justifiably arrogant players always crack me up for some reason.

02-06-2007, 06:08 AM

02-06-2007, 06:19 AM
For one season, John Cangelosi.

Mickey Rivers was always fun to watch.

For a career, Rickey Henderson.

White Sox Randy
02-06-2007, 09:33 AM
Lou Brock, Tim Raines, Willie Wilson, Davey Lopes and Cesar Cedeno.

I know that I'm showing my age. I like Carlos Beltran too.

I don't like guys that get caught much.

02-06-2007, 09:33 AM
Vince Coleman was unstoppable for awhile, until the tarp tried to eat him.

Willie Wilson was great as well.

For a Sox player I liked Rudy Law & Juice Cruz

02-06-2007, 09:39 AM
Rudy Law
Ron Leflore

02-06-2007, 09:46 AM
My favorite was Aparicio. The best, hands down, was Rickey Henderson.

02-06-2007, 10:54 AM
Raines, R Law, LeFlore:smile:

02-06-2007, 10:58 AM
Lance Johnson

02-06-2007, 11:05 AM
Add my vote for Little Louie!

02-06-2007, 11:30 AM
Brock and Aparicio.

02-06-2007, 11:38 AM
I wouldn't say I have a favorite basestealer, but Rickey Henderson was fun to watch even if it was at the expense of the Sox.

Pods in the first half of 2005 was great to watch too.

02-06-2007, 11:59 AM
Harold Baines or Rickey Henderson

02-06-2007, 01:59 PM
Vince Coleman
Willie Wilson
Rickey Henderson
Tim Raines

02-06-2007, 02:22 PM
All time favorites Tim Raines, Vince Coleman, Willie McGee.

02-06-2007, 02:46 PM
Add my vote for Little Louie!

Agree, the man who put the Go into the Go Go White Sox.

02-06-2007, 03:17 PM
Ricky Hendersdon
Tim Raines

Lip Man 1
02-06-2007, 05:36 PM
Luis Aparicio



02-06-2007, 06:31 PM
1. Luis Aparicio
2. Lou Brock
3. Maury Wills

The Racehorse
02-06-2007, 09:27 PM
For the Good Guys, I'd have to say Rock Raines and/or Pods.

As a very young kid playing the whiffle ball thing growing up, I'd definitely have to say Bake McBride... what a great name. :cool:

Bucky F. Dent
02-07-2007, 11:33 AM
Hometowning it all the way:

One Dog and Leflore.

02-07-2007, 11:57 AM
Ron Karkovice

02-07-2007, 12:01 PM
Lou Brock

I remember him coming into Fenway Park and showing speed could win at Fenway. He was a big part of St Louis winning the 67 World Series.

02-07-2007, 12:02 PM
Ron Karkovice


02-07-2007, 12:36 PM
Ron Karkovice

Karkovice was a great one, no doubt. But personally, I prefered watching Herbert Perry swipe bags.

Frater Perdurabo
02-07-2007, 02:40 PM
I have to go with Pods. His base stealing - and indeed the threat of his base stealing - was a huge reason why the Sox were able to scratch out runs in tight games and ultimately win the World Series. What's not to like?

02-08-2007, 12:03 PM
Vince Coleman was unstoppable for awhile, until the tarp tried to eat him.

Willie Wilson was great as well.

For a Sox player I liked Rudy Law & Juice Cruz

This is a tough question but I like your picks. Coleman was part of a couple STL teams that stole bases like thieves and they were fun to watch.

But over a career there were several guys that were way better than them, my White Sox biases aside.

Rudy Law was good for a season and a half (82,83), but nothiing after that. Cruz was actually a more frequent base stealer in SEA in 1983 than he was here, but 20+ SB's from the #9 spot in the order back then was great.

As far as consistency and longetivity, Willie Wilson, Lou Brock, Rickey Henderson, Bert Campaneris, Otis Nixon, Joe Morgan, and Tim Raines were the best I've ever seen, and they were among the best ever.

Maury Wills and Barry Bonds were actually good base-runners at one time too.

02-08-2007, 12:54 PM
[QUOTE=White Sox Randy;1479426]Lou Brock, Tim Raines, Willie Wilson, Davey Lopes and Cesar Cedeno.

Props! Cedeņo was the bomb. I like Ricky Henderson too, even though he's a jerk.

As for the Sox, 3-way tie between Rudy Law, Lance Johnson and Pods.

02-08-2007, 01:13 PM
Cocaine Raines.

02-08-2007, 01:20 PM
Scotty Pods hand down. He won us a World Series. You never forget the 25 men who do that for you. (well maybe we can forget Marte)

02-08-2007, 01:25 PM
Willie Wilson, over all.
Rudy Law on the SOX.