Friday, September 05, 2008

The Five Greatest

The assignment is to name the five greatest baseball players of all time at each position. Here's an opening shot:

Catcher: Johnny Bench, Yogi Berra, Josh Gibson, Carlton Fisk, Ivan Rodriguez.
First base: Lou Gerhig, Eddie Murray, Willie McCovey, Harmon Killibrew, Jimmie Foxx.
Second base: Jackie Robinson, Rogers Hornsby, Nap Lajoie, Joe Morgan, Rod Carew.
Third base: Mike Schmidt, Brooks Robinson, Eddie Matthews, Pie Traynor, Chipper Jones.
Shortstop: Alex Rodriguez, Honus Wagner, Ernie Banks, Ozzie Smith, Phil Rizzuto.
Left field: Ted Williams, Stan Musial, Joe Jackson, Carl Yastrzemski, Wille Stargell.
Center field: Willie Mays, Joe DiMaggio, Ty Cobb, Mickey Mantle, Tris Speaker.
Right field: Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron, Frank Robinson, Tony Gwynn, Pete Rose.
Righty Pitcher: Cy Young, Nolan Ryan, Walter Johnson, Bob Gibson, Satchel Paige.
Lefty Pitcher: Sandy Koufax, Steve Carlton, Randy Johnson, Warren Spahn, Lefty Grove.

Who'd I miss?