A Biography in 1,000 Players Players 41-50

Here are the players I ranked 41st thru 50th:

41 George Brett 1072 3B 3
42 Roberto Clemente 1071 RF 5
43 Joe DiMaggio 1070 CF 5
44 Carlton Fisk 1069 C 3
45 Bob Gibson 1041 P 12
46 Gary Carter 1036 C 4
47 Ivan Rodriguez 1026 C 5
48 Christy Mathewson 1025 P 13
49 Phil Niekro 1024 P 14
50 Robin Yount 1023 SS 4


I would have liked Jackie Robinson at 42 (Life, the Universe and Everything), but he ended up at 55. If not, Jackie Robinson Roberto Clemente is the next best choice for 42, a magical number for me. I have interesting ideas (interesting at least to me) on what to write on the other four players in the top 45. It is interesting there are three catchers in this group. Catchers have the least players in the top 1,000 for position players, only beating relief pitchers. Not so surprising to have three pitchers. There are 281 pitchers in the top 1,000.


Author: Douglas Byzewski

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