Thursday, July 17, 2008

The All-Mormon Baseball Team

SP Roy Halladay - He's the ace of the Blue Jays, and of this Mormon pitching staff. He has a lifetime ERA of 3.63 and he is a Cy Young winner.
SP Jack Morris - Pitched the most important game in Twins history, a 1-0 shutout in game 7 of the 1991 World Series.
SP Vernon Law - An all-star. He pitched from 1950-1967 and had an ERA of 3.77).
SP Bruce Hurst - Another all-star. Pitched from 1980-1994, career ERA of 3.92
SP Kelly Downs - pitched from 1986-1993, had anERA of 3.86
RP Jeremy Guthrie - 4.11 ERA, is still a young prospect.
CL Dennis Eckersley - a six-time All Star, an MVP, and a Cy Young Award winner.
Setup man - Rick Aguilera, a former Twins pitcher, all-star, and as of this year a member of the Twins hall-of-fame.

Onto the offense-

CF - Jacoby Ellsbury - The speedy rookie and leadoff hitter for the World Champion Boston Red Sox. He stole a base in the World Series last year, earning all the Americans one free taco from Taco Bell.
1B - Wally Joyner.
DH - Harmon Killebrew - 573 career homers. Greatest Minnesota Twin ever with apologies to Puckett, Carew, and Santana.
2B - Jeff Kent - One of the best offensive 2B of all-time. Has 365 home runs and is a six-time All Star.
RF - Dale Murphy - Hit 398 career homers. Two-time MVP, and also played Gold Glove-worthy right field.
LF- Dane Lorg.
3B - Vance Law, former all-star.
SS - Bobby Crosby. 2004 Rookie of the year. Plays for Oakland.
C - Alan Ashby

That is a good team! Halladay, Morris, Eckersley, Aguilera, Ellsbury, Joyner, Killebrew, Kent, and Murphy would be welcome additions to any team in the majors.

4 comments:

Matthew Sederberg said...

Interesting post, Tim! Do you know if Ellsbury or Halliday are active?

Tim Sederberg said...

I think Halliday is, I don't know about Ellsbury, I've only heard he was "raised a Mormon"

Brenda said...

Vernon Law was my BYU bishop. I have a small crystal flower vase he gave me when I served as his RS president 100 years ago.

Mom

Andrew said...

They forgot Clyde Wright, who still holds the record for most wins by a left handed pitcher in a season in Angels history with 22 wins in 1970, was 2nd in Cy Young voting that year, pitched a no hitter, and had a lifetime ERA of 3.50.
His son Jarret was pretty good too early in his carer with Cleavland and later had a pretty good year with Atlanta. If you take people in their prime, they have to be on the team!