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Monday, February 29, 2016

Greatest player ever on traditional teams: Cards, Yanks, Red Sox, Braves, Phillies, Tigers, Pirates.

This short list contains only the unquestioned greatest who played almost exclusively for that team:

St. Louis Cardinals: Stan Musial

New York Yankees: Babe Ruth

Boston Red Sox: Ted Williams

Braves: Hank Aaron

Philadelphia Phillies: Mike Schmidt

Detroit Tigers: Ty Cobb

Pittsburgh Pirates: Honus Wagner

No clear greatest: Reds, Cubs, Indians, Orioles, White Sox, Senators, Dodgers, Athletics, Giants.

The Giants were the most difficult: Willie Mays or Barry Bonds.

Johnny Bench leads the Reds in home runs and RBI but not much else. Pete Rose leads in WAR and more things than Bench.

Originally I had Ernie Banks for the Chicago Cubs. But when I checked, Sammy Sosa hit the most career Cub home runs, including the most in Wrigley Field, and Cap Anson leads in a bunch of stuff. Banks simply did not dominate.

Orioles: Cal ​Ripken leads only in totals. Not nearly as clear cut as the others I picked.

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