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And the non-Cooperstown home of the Braves…

The Braves are the oldest team we have discussed thus far as a part of the NON-HOF project on Baseball Fever. It has also been one of the most difficult to get my head around, because I had to compare much older players which didn’t play the same game to guys of the modern age. You can see the discussion about the Braves by clicking here.

My picks:
C: Deacon White
1B: Joe Adcock
2B: Ross Barnes
SS: Johnny Logan
3B: Bob Elliott
LF: Ron Gant
CF: Wally Berger
RF: Dale Murphy
sub1: Bob Horner
sub2: Tommy Holmes
LHP: Steve Avery
SP: Lew Burdette
SP: Johnny Sain
#4 SP or RP: Jack Stivetts
sub3: Ginger Beaumont

The top picks of the BBF think tank:
C: Joe Torre/Deacon White
1B: Joe Adcock
2B: Ross Barnes
SS: Herman Long
3B: Bob Elliott
LF: Rico Carty
CF: Wally Berger
RF: Dale Murphy
Sub 1 and 2: Darrell Evans, Tommy Holmes
P: Steve Avery (LHP)
P: Tommy Bond
P: Jack Stivetts
P: Charlie Buffinton
P: Johnny Sain

While there were no unanimous selections, Barnes and Long missed by only one. Murphy is the guy that I think is the most glaring omission from Cooperstown, but he won’t get there by the BBWAA. It will be up to the Veterans Committee to right that wrong in a decade or so.

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