Thursday, July 7, 2011

My favorite 1st basemen. MINE, dagnabit you whippersnapper!

I have been wanting to do a series on my favorite players by position for a while now.  I decided on "top 10's by position" as my format.  I want it to be fun and interactive though.  So I decided on a few 'rules'.

1. I can bend the rules when I feel like it.
2. The players on the list have to have played when I payed attention to baseball.  So my arbitrary cutoff date is 1980.  All players on the list must have played in the 1980 season or later.
3. No ranking, just the top 10 in no real order.  So Duane Kiper might make the list, but you won't know if he is #1 or #9 on that list
4. SP will be a top 20 and OF will be a top 30
5. This is a card blog, so each player must have an accompanying picture of one of their baseball cards.  Usually it will be one I don't have, so you all can send them to me!!
6. I'll update each page with reader suggestions (even if I don't care for them) and keep a link to all other positions on future pages


My favorite 1st basemen
Albert Pujols

Mark McGwire (love this card!)

Eddie Murray

Don Mattingly

Gorman Thomas

Dave Kingman

Todd Helton

Rod Carew (I had to put him at 1B instead of 2B because he only played 1B when I remember him)

John Olerud

Will Clark

Reader picks:
Put them in the comments or e-mail to me!
1. Frank Thomas (looking back, he shoulda made my list...)
2. Andres Galarraga - The Big Cat.  Cool dude.  I want his 'Famous Nicknames' auto card.
3. Fred McGriff - Crime Dog!  Notice that all the reader picks have top notch nicknames?
4. Mo Vaughn- "The Hit Dog", or as I call him, David Ortiz 1.0
5. Jeff Bagwell - How did this guy not get reader picked earlier??
6. Keith Hernandez - Yes, but did he get to 1st base with Elaine?  See comments below if you don't understand!


  1. Andres Galaragga - always loved watching him play.

  2. For the Braves I gotta go with the "Crime Dog" Fred McGriff but Freddie Freeman may take his spot!

  3. My favorite growing up was...

    "The Hit Dog" Mo Vaughn

  4. Woohoo, I made the SCB! Cool! Now I have to read every other blog on there!!

  5. Keith Hernandez...the guy dated Elaine Benes. What more needs to be said?