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Top Ten Sluggers in the Last Fifty Years That You Have To Watch


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Poll: Sluggers (9 member(s) have cast votes)

who's your favorite ?

  1. Mickey Mantle (2 votes [22.22%])

    Percentage of vote: 22.22%

  2. Frank Howard (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. Albert Pujols (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. Mark Mcquire (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. Barry Bonds (2 votes [22.22%])

    Percentage of vote: 22.22%

  6. Dave Kingman (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. Darryl Strawberry (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  8. Dick Allen (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  9. Reggie Jackson (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  10. Willie Mays (5 votes [55.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 55.56%

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Señor Octobre

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10. Mays
9. Reggie
8. Allen
7. Strawberry
6. Kingman
5. Ba. Bonds
4. McQuire
3. Pujols
2. Frank Howard
1. Mantle

Nice little list they have. In the last fifty years, sluggers that you just have to watch when they are up to bat. No going to the icebox for a cold one. No.

An interesting note on Kingman. When he signed a contract with the Cubs, management included a bonus in his contract, if he broke the team RBI record ! :lol: LOL

comments on the list ? Perhaps you'd put them in a different order.

Edited by senior octobre, 25 May 2010 - 09:27 AM.

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Mariner Central Adopt-A-Players:

 DJ Peterson ~ Some how stayed out of the trade mix this off season.  Time to do it.
Luis Liberato ~ Endy Chavez like.  Keeps hanging around.  Bigger upside then most think

Former Adopt-A-Players:

Tom Wilhelmsen ~ In the D-Backs Camp.  Over 4 years service time.  FA in 2018
Mike Zunino ~ 1247 ML PA's - time to get over the Mendoza Line
Jack Reinheimer ~ hit .288 with 20 SB's with AAA Reno Aces in 2016.  Could get a cup of coffee in 2017

Victor Sanchez ~ RIP
Greg Halman ~ RIP  


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- I can't bring myself to watch a Yankee with that kind of anticipation, so that knocks off almost half the list.
- I got to the point where I couldn't seriously watch the steroid babies: Bonds and McGuire. (Though I admit to watching McGuire is this manner during the now infamous HR chase)
- I never found Kingman or Howard all that interesting.
- Mays was a beaten down shell of a man by the time I saw him play.
- I barely remember Dick Allen.

Of the list provided, I'd have to go with either Mays (in his prime) or Pujols.

But where's Hank Aaron?
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Adopt-a-Players: NONE

Gone But Not Forgotten (former adopt-a-players):

Forrest Snow - Signed a minor league deal with the Brewers in the off-season. Good luck Forrest!

Alex Jackson - Traded to Atlanta after underwhelming in three years of pro ball.
Eric Thames - Brought back to MLB by the Brewers after hitting .347/.448/.714/1.162 in Korea the past few years.
Matt Mangini - Out of baseball. Now sells cigars and offers baseball training/evaluation services.
Mike Morse - Now 35 and competing for a job with the SF Giants.
Jamal Strong - Let go after 2005. Played in the Yankees, Cubs and Braves systems. Now a national scout for the Cards.


Updated: 03/03/2017

 
 

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I was going to ask "Griffey not among the contestants?!? On a Mariner site?"

Then, I noticed that this was the MLBN list -- really concentrating more on single-shot length than overall slugging. Of course, for overall length, I'd think Dunn would be more appropriate than Pujols. Pujols is perhaps the greatest hitter of our generation - but I don't think he really belongs in the "masher" category any more than say ... Aaron.
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Adopt-a-player(s):
Age 25 - RH - (2B/UT) - (as of 8/19/2014)
Stefen Romero - mnrs - 1547-PA; 85-2B; 60-HR; 271-RBI; 36-SB; 21-CS; 96-BB; 250-K; .311/.361/.523 -- .884
MAJORS - 180-PA; 6-2B; 2-3B; 3-HR; 11-RBI; 0-SB; 3-CS; 4-BB; 46-K; .196/.236/.310 -- .545

Age 23 - LH - (LF) - (as of 8/19/2014)
Dario Pizzano - 2014 - 451-PA; 30-2B; 11-HR; 71-RBI; 1-SB; 1-CS; 64-BB; 49-K; .245/.357/.445 -- .802 (A+/AA)
Dario Pizzano - mnrs - 1232-PA; 88-2B; 23-HR; 170-RBI; 12-SB; 5-CS; 155-BB; 134-K; .296/.389/.469 -- .858

Age 23 - RH - (CF) - (as of 8/19/2014)
Jabari Henry - 2014 - 473-PA; 24-2B; 28-HR; 92-RBI; 6-SB; 8-CS; 63-BB; 99-K; .294/.400/.585 -- .986 (A+)
Jabari Henry - mnrs - 1156-PA; 62-2B; 47-HR; 191-RBI; 20-SB; 17-CS; 155-BB; 219-K; .276/.381/.508 -- .888

Age 24 - RH - (OF) - (as of 8/19/2014)
Jabari Blash - 2014 - 299-PA; 14-2B; 0-3B; 17-HR; 57-RBI; 6-SB; 2-CS; 39-BB; 81-K; .228/.351/.492 -- .843 (AA/AAA)
Jabari Blash - mnrs - 1740-PA; 80-2B; 13-3B; 76-HR; 257-RBI; 50-SB; 24-CS; 238-BB; 480-K; .254/.371/.484 -- .855

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If it's all about length, then put the Toy Cannon on the list. He'd belong there just as much as Allen.

But if the question is "Is there a player who, in his prime, would cause you to drop everything just to watch him take an at bat?" - Gotta say that my preferences will lean towards the guys who were not only sluggers, but great all around hitters.
Pujols, Howard, Mantle, Mays, Griffey, Aaron: these guys were great all around hitters.
Reggie, Strawberry, McGuire, Allen: these guys were all one dimensional sluggers for the most part.
Bonds? Lord knows what he would have been without the chemical assistance.
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Adopt-a-Players: NONE

Gone But Not Forgotten (former adopt-a-players):

Forrest Snow - Signed a minor league deal with the Brewers in the off-season. Good luck Forrest!

Alex Jackson - Traded to Atlanta after underwhelming in three years of pro ball.
Eric Thames - Brought back to MLB by the Brewers after hitting .347/.448/.714/1.162 in Korea the past few years.
Matt Mangini - Out of baseball. Now sells cigars and offers baseball training/evaluation services.
Mike Morse - Now 35 and competing for a job with the SF Giants.
Jamal Strong - Let go after 2005. Played in the Yankees, Cubs and Braves systems. Now a national scout for the Cards.


Updated: 03/03/2017

 
 

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If it's all about length, then put the Toy Cannon on the list. He'd belong there just as much as Allen.

Do you think Jimmy Wynn is a HOF'er ? I don't see why not.His average not all that but the stadiums he played in and the era he played in has to figure into his power numbers. Also his SB's and OBP in an era when this was not valued. Said to have hit the longest home run at Crosley Field, although I've never found how far. Ruth played there at the very end of his career and only for a few games or otherwise he'd probably have the longest there. Suprising Ruth never played there barnstorming or pre season exhibitition games or mid season exhibition games. Still, Wynn hit one over the scoreboard in Crosley Field. Definitely a Ruthian Blast.
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Mariner Central Adopt-A-Players:

 DJ Peterson ~ Some how stayed out of the trade mix this off season.  Time to do it.
Luis Liberato ~ Endy Chavez like.  Keeps hanging around.  Bigger upside then most think

Former Adopt-A-Players:

Tom Wilhelmsen ~ In the D-Backs Camp.  Over 4 years service time.  FA in 2018
Mike Zunino ~ 1247 ML PA's - time to get over the Mendoza Line
Jack Reinheimer ~ hit .288 with 20 SB's with AAA Reno Aces in 2016.  Could get a cup of coffee in 2017

Victor Sanchez ~ RIP
Greg Halman ~ RIP  


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I voted for Willie Mays. I will admit though, before the scandal happened, there was no one like Barry Bonds that got everyone's attention. The results show that most of the respondents were Yankee fans. So that alone makes it a pretty stupid poll.
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