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2008, New Candidates

2008 New Candidates


Unless, of course, you understood German.

Here’s some food for thought. Knoblauch is the German word for garlic. Which makes a certain kind of person wonder what a vegetarian All-Star team might look like.

C: Del Rice
1B: Pete Rose (yes, they are edible)
2B: Chuck Knoblauch
SS: Dick Groat
3B: Melvin Mora (trans: blackberry)
LF: Zack Wheat
CF: Chet Lemon
RF: Sam Rice
DH: Jim Rice
SP: Bob Lemon
RP: Dimoedes Olivo

That’s a pretty good group. A few batting champs, some Gold Glovers, the Hit King, several Hall-level or near-Hall players. And it runs a little deeper yet with Darryl Strawberry, Tony Oliva, Jeff Pfeffer, and Fred Pfeffer behind them. There are other lesser names as well, though the best of the rest among the pitchers is Jose Lima, which tells you all you need to know about their moundscorps.

Anyway, our 2008 newbies are a pretty meaty bunch.

F= Hall of Fame member
M = Hall of Merit member
S = Hall of Stats member

NEW FOR 2008

Brady Anderson
Chuck Finley (S)
David Justice
Chuck Knoblauch
Tim Raines (M,S)
John Valentin
Jose Rijo



One thought on “2008 New Candidates

  1. Justice is another one of those players that I thought was going to be better than he was. Lot of that in baseball.
    Loved the veggie list.

    Posted by verdun2 | April 29, 2015, 7:49 am

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