Results tagged ‘ Old Hoss Radbourn ’

@OldHossRadbourn and the #Hallof100

I’m not a follower, I don’t know who runs the account, but the man is admired on Twitter, even if we have no idea if what he’s tweeting is at all close to what he would say were he still alive. Still, Old Hoss Radbourn‘s commentary of ESPN’s list of their Top 100 players of all time, which they encouraged social media discussion using the “#Hallof100″ movement. While Hoss may not have used the hashtag, his words of critique/praise have been spread ’round with many retweets and favorite-ing.

corporate whore

Without further ado, here is each of the artist’s reviews of the 100 players mentioned, with some of his extra commentary at the end, which I found enjoyable.

Intro

Phil Niekro

100

Al Simmons

99

Joe Cronin

98

Ron Santo

97

Tim Raines

96

Sammy Sosa

95

Jim Thome

94

Tom Glavine

93

Roy Halladay

92

Paul Waner

91

Craig Biggio

90

Jim Palmer

89

Cap Anson

88

Frankie Frisch

87

Gary Carter

86

Manny Ramirez

85

Willie Stargell

84

Mark McGwire

83

Kid Nichols

82

Duke Snider

81

Charlie Gehringer

80

Robin Roberts

79

Mike Piazza

78

Paul Molitor

77

Carlton Fisk

76

John Smoltz

75

Barry Larkin

74

Roberto Alomar

73

Bert Blyleven

72

Ivan Rodriguez

71

Juan Marichal

70

Frank Thomas

69

Jeff Bagwell

68

Mariano Rivera

67

Gaylord Perry

66

Eddie Murray

65

Harmon Killebrew

64

Hank Greenberg

63

Fergie Jenkins

62

Tony Gwynn

61

Ozzie Smith

60

Bob Feller

59

Robin Yount

58

Willie McCovey

57

Yogi Berra

56

Reggie Jackson

55

Wade Boggs

54

Rod Carew

53

Jackie Robinson

52

Ernie Banks

51

Pete Alexander

50

Chipper Jones

49

Nap Lajoie

48

Lefty Grove

47

Al Kaline

46

Warren Spahn

45

Sandy Koufax

44

Brooks Robinson

43

Eddie Collins

42

Pedro Martinez

41

Carl Yastrzemski

40

Eddie Mathews

39

Derek Jeter

38

Pete Rose

37

Mel Ott

36

Nolan Ryan

35 horse35

Ken Griffey Jr.

34

Roberto Clemente

33

Bob Gibson

32

Cal Ripken Jr.

31

George Brett

30

Christy Mathewson

29

Jimmie Foxx

28

Johnny Bench

27

Steve Carlton

26

Tris Speaker

25

Tom Seaver

24

Randy Johnson

23

Frank Robinson

22
Joe DiMaggio

21

Joe Morgan

20

Albert Pujols

19

Alex Rodriguez

18

Cy Young

17 117 217 317 4

Mike Schmidt

16

Rogers Hornsby

15

Rickey Henderson

14

Greg Maddux

13

Walter Johnson

12

Lou Gehrig

11

Honus Wagner

10

Mickey Mantle

9

Stan Musial

8

Roger Clemens

7

Ty Cobb

6

Hank Aaron

5

Ted Williams

4

Barry Bonds

3

Willie Mays

2

Babe Ruth

1

Any list that doesn’t have Bonds or Mays at the top is peculiar to me. I love the Babe, and he was an amazing athlete, but it was a different time, with a different level of talent.

For those wondering where Hoss ranked and what he thought about it:

Hoss 160th place

Hoss 160th place 2

Hoss 160th place 3

Hoss 160th place 4

Can’t say I disagree with #752.

This post was more to document a cultural happening (albeit a small one) that was meant to spark dialogue amongst the public, and educate many like myself on some of baseball’s greatest to ever sink their spikes into the diamond. Nice work, Hoss, or whoever you are, whether you’re Keith Law, Jonah Keri, I don’t care. They should’ve had you ranked higher.

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