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Murphy10
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?

SouthSide_HitMen
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!!!

WhiteSox5187
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.

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

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

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

hose
02-06-2007, 06:08 AM
Aparicio

eastchicagosoxfan
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.

D. TODD
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

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

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

soxfan13
02-06-2007, 10:54 AM
Raines, R Law, LeFlore:smile:

caulfield12
02-06-2007, 10:58 AM
Lance Johnson

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

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

sox1970
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.

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

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

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

Paulwny
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.

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

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

"Go-Go-Go"

Lip

Southsider101
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.

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

Fenway
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.

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

:roflmao::roflmao:

AZChiSoxFan
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?

soxinem1
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.

russ99
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.

skottyj242
02-08-2007, 01:13 PM
Cocaine Raines.

gobears1987
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)

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