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This is Part 3 of my series on creating the best pro baseball team. This part is about the bench of my team. feel free to comment on the team! Enjoy!
C Johnny Bench, Cincinnati Reds, 10 Gold Gloves (1968-1977) National League MVP 1970 and 1972 All-Star team 14 times (1968-1980, 1983) Lou Gehrig Award (1975) Babe Ruth Award (1976) Hutch Award (1981) He hit .267 with 389 HR'S and 1,376 RBI's during his 17-year Major League careerRevolutionized the game by using a hinged catchers mittHall of Famer.
2B Roger Hornsby, St. Louis CardinalsHolds the NL record for career BA at .358.Hit better than .300 15 times and better than .400 three times. Won triple crowns in 1922 and 1925. Won seven batting titles, two HR titles and four RBI crowns.He won the NL's MVP Award twice, in 1925 and 1929.In His 23 year Career he hit .358 with 301 HR's and 1,584 RBI's. Hornsby holds the modern record for highest batting average in a season, .424 in 1924.Arguably the best Right Handed hitter of all time.Hall of Famer.
3B/SS Cal Ripken Jr., Baltimore Orioles, 2 AL MVPs (1983 and 1991)He also won 8 American League Silver Slugger Award 1983-86, 1989, 1991, 1993-94 and 2 Gold Gloves (1991 and '92)3,184 career hits.Most consecutive games played at 2,632. Most double plays by a shortstop, American League, at 1,682.All-time leader in MLB All Star fan balloting (36,123,483).Most MLB All-Star Game appearances at shortstop (15) - 1983-1996, 2001.In his 21 year career he hit .276 with 431 HR's and 1,695 RBI's. Hall of Famer.
RF Babe Ruth, New York YankeesKnown as teh "Great Bambino" because of his outstanding power at the plate.Won the 1923 AL League Award 2nd in career OBP (.469) Appeared in 1933 & 1934 All-Star Game 3rd on All-Time Home Run list (714) First player ever to hit 60 home runs in a season Originally held the single season and all time HR records with 60 and 714 HR'sIn his 22 year career he hit .342 with 714 HR's and 2,217 RBI's.Inaugural Hall of Famer
CF Willie Mays, San Francisco Giants3rd: career total bases (6,066) 4th: career HR's (660) 1st player with 500 home runs and 3,000 hitsGold Glove Award (NL OF): (1957-1968) MVP (NL): (1954, 1965) Tied for 1st in ost career All-Star Game Appearances (24)Known for his basket catch ("The Catch") against the Cleveland Indians and Vic Wertz to save a run.Won the Hickok Belt in 1954 given to the top professional athlete.One of the best all around players ever to play the game.Hall of Famer