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  • 09:18 AM ET  06.04

Who is your alltime favorite player?

Nolan Ryan, Retired P......15%
Ken Griffey Jr., Reds OF......6%
Cal Ripken Jr., Retired SS......5%
Ozzie Smith, Retired SS......3%
Don Mattingly, Retired 1B......3%
Mickey Mantle, Retired OF......3%
Roberto Clemente, Retired OF......3%
Pete Rose, Retired 1B......3%
Will Clarke, Retired 1B......2%
Dale Murphy, Retired OF......2%

[Based on a survey of 495 MLB players]

FAST FACTS: Padres righty Greg Maddux, whose 1.5% tied Babe Ruth for 18th, was the only active player besides Griffey among the top 24 vote-getters.... Among pitchers, 27% chose Ryan, the alltime strikeout leader with 5,714.... Of the 61 players who got multiple votes, San Diego closer Trevor Hoffman (two votes) was the only reliever.

This is an MLB poll from the June 9, 2008 issue of Sports Illustrated.

What's your take on this poll? 

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