Thursday, July 28, 2011

My favorite Outfielders. MINE, dagnabit you whippersnapper!

This is the fifth in this series of posts.  

1st basemen here, 2nd basemen here, Shortstops here, 3rd basemen here and Catchers here.

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 Outfielders (top 30!?!?)

This one was tough!!!  I've left off Hall of Famers, regional heroes and my own dearly loved childhood guys!  I'm sure I missed a few of yours too!  Here we go!

Dale Murphy - Hey Cap'n, I got a Brave up top!!

Dave Parker

Rickey Henderson = Beast

Jose Cruz

Ichiro Suzuki - I wish I had this card.  Toppsopoly!

George Foster

Eric Davis - very much a childhood fave

Ken Griffey Jr.

Torii Hunter

Willie Wilson

Curtis Granderson

Bake McBride - Sideburns!  This guy was cool, but is now forgotten

Pete Rose - the first of the bad guys in this list, but not the last

Cesar Cedeno - beautiful card, forgotten star

Kirby Puckett

Reggie Jackson

Fred Lynn - if anyone has this card, send it my way!

Jay Buhner

Darryl Strawberry

 Barry Bonds - hate if you must, I love the skinny bonds days in Pitt

Jose Canseco - Juicer #2 in a row!  Nice card though.

Kevin McReynolds

Tony Gwynn

  Jim Rice

Oddibe McDowell - for the name if nothing else!

Andre Dawson

Mookie Wilson - Oooohhh, Mookie pissed!

Kirk Gibson

Bo Jackson

Andy Van Slyke

Reader picks: Put them in the comments or e-mail to me!
1. Dante Bichette
2. Andruw Jones
3. Vince Coleman
4. Willie McGee


  1. You will not hear any complaints from me. You hit my 4 favorite outfields: Dale Murphy, Dave Parker, Pete Rose, and George Foster. Great list.

    If you want to get rid of the Dave Parker relic cards, I could take it off your hands.

  2. 100,000,000 points for including Curtis (and nice use of my auto/jersey of him!)

  3. You made some very nice selections as your top 30 is almost my top 30 exactly. With one exception...Dante Bichette. My favorite Rockie of all time (WAR be damned).

  4. James - Sorry, I just Googled to get that image...

    Dennis - Too Many Curtis'! Again, Google, nice to know your images are high on their lists.

    Hiflew - Your my new best friend! I'll work on liking Bichette more!

  5. a nice selection. I like almost all those guys.

    of course the guy with the best glove of all was missed.

    Andruw jones.

    No one even comes close. (well... not anymore of course...)

  6. You have my three favorites: Tony Gwynn, Rickey Henderson, and Ichiro Suzuki...

    but left off two of the guys I chased when I was younger: Vince Coleman & Willie McGee... I was sort of a closet Cardinals fan back in the day.