Should Frank Robinson have been on the All Century Team?

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  • Yes. He's in the top 10, and should replace...

    3 33.33%
  • No. He's still great, but there's 10 better.

    6 66.67%
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    Should Frank Robinson have been on the All Century Team?

    I didn't want to hijack the thread on Frank's passing, but @Mack The Knife made an interesting comment...and that was that Frank didn't make MLB's All Century Team back in '99.

    They chose 10 from a pool of 34 (in which Frank was included). Here's who made it.
    Babe Ruth
    Hank Aaron
    Ted Williams
    Willie Mays
    Joe Dimaggio
    Mickey Mantle
    Ty Cobb
    Ken Griffey Jr.
    Pete Rose
    Stan Musial

    Amongst the others who didn't "make it" with Frank were:
    Lou Brock
    Tony Gwynn
    Rickey Henderson
    Al Kaline
    Mel Ott
    Tris Speaker
    Carl Yastzremski

    So, should Frank have made the All Century Team? And, if so...you have to remove one of the other 10 who did.
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    I will admit. It’s a tough call to remove anyone from that list.

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    I say no. I just don't see anyone on that list that I could remove for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AverageJoesGym View Post
    I say no. I just don't see anyone on that list that I could remove for him.
    I agree.

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    I don't think he should have been chosen although he was a very good payer. There were a great number of HOF players from approximately 1955-75. I attribute it in large part to the African American and Latino players finally being allowed to play.

    Also, why are there no pitchers on the all century team? Best pitcher in my lifetime: Sandy Koufax......... a Cincinnati native, I believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tcjkbt View Post
    I don't think he should have been chosen although he was a very good payer. There were a great number of HOF players from approximately 1955-75. I attribute it in large part to the African American and Latino players finally being allowed to play.

    Also, why are there no pitchers on the all century team? Best pitcher in my lifetime: Sandy Koufax......... a Cincinnati native, I believe.
    They had 9 pitchers on the team. Koufax was the 2nd leading vote-getter amongst pitchers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AverageJoesGym View Post
    They had 9 pitchers on the team. Koufax was the 2nd leading vote-getter amongst pitchers.
    Crazy who got left off that list, too. Steve Carlton, Dizzy Dean, Bob Feller, Greg Maddox, Juan Marichal, Satchel Paige, Jim Palmer and Tom Seaver, amongst others. If you told me I had to pick a starting 5 from those guys...I'd do it in a heartbeat, and feel great about taking anybody on!

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    Koufax was born and raised in Brooklyn,and Long island n.y. Just played college at u.c. fyi

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    I’d take Robinson over Joe D. For everything but defense.

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