Major League Baseball's "All Century Team"
As voted in by faithful "Out of Bounds" readers like you!
CATCHER:
Johnny Bench
14 All-Star appearances
2-time MVP
Held record for homeruns by a catcher
Revolutionized defensive catching
Krylon Spray Paint spokesman

"I can throw out any
runner alive..."
FIRST BASEMAN:
Lou Gehrig
2130 consecutive games
Career record for
grand slams (23)
2-time MVP (1927,1936)
.340 career average
AL RBI season record
(184 in 1931)
Won Triple Crown in 1934
Hit .361 in World Series play

"The Iron Horse"
SECOND BASE:
Rogers Hornsby
Hit .424 in 1924
.359 lifetime avg. second all-time
Only righthander to hit .400 3 times
1922 and 1925 Triple Crown winner
Once hit .400 over a 5 season span (1921-1925)

"The greatest right handed hitter ever"





SHORT STOP:
Honus Wagner
Hit .300 a record 17 consecutive years
Led NL in hitting 8 years
Led NL in steals and RBI 5 seasons
Led NL in slugging six seasons
Led NL in doubles seven season
Led Pirates to 4 Pennants from 1901-1909
Probably not this old when playing

"The Flying Dutchman"
THIRD BASE:
Mike Schmidt
548 Lifetime Homeruns
Record for homers as a third baseman with 509
Won 3 MVP Awards
Won 10 Gold Gloves
Started 7 All-Star Games

"Voted the Greatest Philadelphia Phillie Ever in 1983."
OUTFIELD:
Babe Ruth
714 career homers, most by left handed batter
.342 career average
2213 RBI
.690 career slugging pct.
94-46 with a 2.28 ERA
Only player with 1000+ IP who also batted over .300
Slugged .847 in 1918
Still beats Red Sox in postseason

"The greatest player ever."
OUTFIELD:
Ty Cobb
Highest career average .366
Led league in hitting a record 12 times
1937 career RBI
Hit .400 an AL record 3 times
Stole home a record 35 times
Won every batting title from 1907-1919 except one
The most agressive, competitive player ever

"The Georgia Peach"
OUTFIELD:
Hank Aaron
755 Homeruns is all-time mark
2297 RBI is all-time mark
.305 lifetime hitter
Won 3 Gold Gloves
24 All-Star games
Once hit 40 HRs in only 392 AB
Hit over .300 for 14 seasons
6856 total bases is all-time mark

"Hammerin' Hank"


RH PITCHER
Christy Mathewson
373-188 (.665) career record
2.13 career ERA
2502 stikeouts
434 complete games
Won 30+ games 4 times
Once pitched 68 consecutive innings without walking anyone
Won 20+ games 12 straight years

"The Big Six"
LH PITCHER
Warren Spahn
363-245 lifetime
Most wins in NL history
13 seasons with 20+ wins
.309 career ERA
382 complete games
2583 strikeouts

"Spahn and Sain and pray for rain..."
RELIEF PITCHER
Rollie Fingers
Changed the role of the relief pitcher
Won 114 games and notched 314 saves
Career .290 ERA
Has cool mustache
Won CY and MVP awards in the same season (1981)

"The original save man"

MANAGER
Casey Stengal
The OOB All-Century team was compiled by the readers of OOB through a series of votes and discussions.  The team selects one player for each position as starter.  Career highlights are noted, showing the worthiness of each.  Just try to beat these guys!
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