Baseball 100

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  1. […] Joe Posnanski is blogging his 100 best ballplayers ever, including Negro Leagues and Japan: Baseball 100 | Joe Blogs As of this post, he's done Nos. 100-89: 100. Curt Schilling 99. Cool Papa Bell 98. Ron Santo 97. […]

  2. Will says:

    This list can’t be legit without T. Gwynn

    • mrgjg says:

      Yea, and where the hell is Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Willie Mays, Ted Williams, and Frank Robinson?

    • Jeff Paul says:

      Baseball has been advocating “Stand Up To Cancer” & “backwards” K Cancer but yet every game we continue to see players using cancer-causing products. On-field drugs is highly unprofessional and inconsistent with the revolution to clean the game up of PED’s and other drugs. It’s also a rather bad example for kids and young adults looking to be just like their heroes as they play ball.

      Tobacco is banned at every level of Baseball except the MLB. It’s also illegal for fans to use in nearly every stadium. Bud Selig is trying to take it off the field as well. Yes, these are grown men who have every freedom which I respect. But on the field drugs need to be done away with and replaced with another product that is not harmful to a players health especially something that is not carcinogenic.

      If tobacco was taken off the field young kids wouldn’t have to view players using drugs on the field. I believe it would instantly benefit the players and their health too from 2-5 hours less of tobacco use each day. If they choose to use it off the field that’s 100% up to them. Nobody can take your rights away off the field. But we all have limitations of what we can or cannot do while at our places of work. PROFESSIONAL baseball should be able to back up what they stand for. “K Cancer” & “Stand UP To Cancer”

      Each signature sends a direct letter to the desktop of MLB Executives & MLB Players Association.

      Be consistent and clean up the game of baseball all around.
      Will you join us in K’ing Cancer? Lets knock it out of the park!!

      Will you STAND UP To Cancer?
      http://chn DOT ge/1pceCat

    • Brett Alan says:

      Yeah, he should totally take out the guy at 75 and replace him. B^)

  3. College Wolf says:

    He’s on it………

  4. Charles says:

    Apparently the gap between 70 and 1 has missed you guys. He’s still publishing the list.

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  6. jk55299 says:

    Bert Cryleven. Give me a break. Biggio? C’mon Joe. Crappy list so far

  7. Paul O'Cuana says:

    If Dan Brouthers isn’t on the list I’ll be very disappointed. Greatest hitter in early baseball, pre 1900.

  8. Connor says:

    Great Idea. Do we get an intro to this? Are we detracting from the Barry Bonds/Pete Rose types or it is based purely on on-field performance? How are we defining ‘Greatest’? Overall numbers, or does the time period factor in?

  9. Levi says:

    Mariano Rivera at no. 95 im very disappointed now, he is the greatest closer of all time

    • Paul Priore says:

      Mariano Rivera might be a good closing pitcher, but he is a bad human being, this I know for a fact dealing with him personally during my time working for the NY Yankees as well as others.
      Mariano rivera was one of the people who committed heinous criminal acts towards me and was never punished for his crimes.

  10. Jake Bucsko says:

    Levi, Ray Guy was the greatest punter of all time but I’m not sure he’d make the top 100 NFL players list at all.

  11. Sadge says:

    Should we use this posting for general discussion of the overall list and/or the Top 50 contest? The individual posts can be reserved primarily for talk around that player and their direct effect on the list/contest. That way we don’t have to search for individual posts that will cover months. Thoughts?

  12. Peter Samiotes says:

    Hi Joe, I loved the stories on Monte Irvin, Stretch, and Arky Vaughan! Thanks for that, can I see the top 50, not sure if I’m missing something, but, know I am.

  13. Azure Ray says:

    Joe hasn’t updated his list since March 25. Maybe he’s saving the Top 46 for a book or something…?

  14. Wes (@wcrickards) says:

    I’m drowning here… need more of the list… If not, I might actually have to get work done while I’m sitting at my computer in the office…….

  15. BozemanKidd says:

    When is the list going to continue? No new blog posts on this for DAYS now.

  16. Chris M says:

    When he started this, he was on pace to have it done by Opening Day. At his current pace, it won’t be done until the Cubs win a World Series.

  17. Monday, Son, Monday says:

    I’ve officially lost interest in this list. Time to check back in December and January when Joe’s brilliant HOF analysis pops up. (Seriously, is there a better writer about the HOF than Joe??? I think not.)

  18. […] found out today one of my favorite blogs http://joeposnanski.com/joeblogs/baseball-100/ is going to be reduced to a small blurb about each future […]

  19. Tim K says:

    With the tie at 61 this list really becomes the baseball 101. But that’s ok, I don’t mind having to read about an extra player.

  20. Baseball-Fan says:

    Ty Cobb is missing! But the other players are ok 😀

  21. I’m going through withdrawal. I need more posts to read.

  22. […] long, dreary drive over rolling hills and nothing to look at but darkness.  We were discussing Joe Posnanski’s blog in which he is slowly listing his top 100 greatest baseball players of all time.  Each player […]

  23. David says:

    Joe, Who’s number 40? Inquiring minds want to know.

  24. David Cohen says:

    I check in every day or two and still no changes? Such a shame – I figure he most know who the other 40 are.

  25. Drew says:

    Damn, I keep coming back weekly.

  26. Andy says:

    How about this… One new player per month?

  27. Just for people who keep looking for more on this list, I am pretty sure Joe said he was making it into a book. (I am so not buying the book after the bait-and-switch, that crack analogy seems apt)

  28. Paul Priore says:

    To all concerned:

    My name is Paul Priore, and I am the former New York Yankees clubhouse attendant who was mentioned in Dylan Vox’s article.

    I’m the coauthor of a tell-all book about my life and experiences working for the New York Yankees.

    I’ve included a lot of detail as to what happened to me.

    I would encourage everyone to look at the book’s website:

    http://www.abusedbytheyankees.com

    If you choose to purchase the book, “Abused by the New York Yankees,” I guarantee you will not be disappointed.

    I’ve exposed many things about the Yankees organization and a majority of the baseball players who were team members in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s.

    I’ve left no stone unturned.

    Thank you.

    Sincerely,

    Paul Priore

    (ex-NY Yankees clubhouse attendant)

    • Paul Priore says:

      Re: Donald Trump locker room banter:
      As a former New York Yankees clubhouse attendant I can personally tell you from my own experiences that I heard a majority of New York Yankees baseball players, management and staff members make vulgar , crude sexual remarks towards women far worse than Donald Trump has ever said and some of them even acted on impulses.
      The Yankees Organization encouraged it and did nothing to put a stop to it, despite the fact that it was unacceptable and degrading towards women and other groups of people.
      These same baseball players, management and staff members made racist & gay remarks as well without being punished by the Yankees Organization.
      Why hasn’t anyone done anything about that and other such things that they have done.
      I standby everything I am saying 100%
      Paul Priore
      (Former New York Yankees Clubhouse Attendant.)

  29. […] Posnanski may be the finest baseball writer working today. His collection of top-100 players here is filled with wit, reasonable analysis and self-aware humanity to a subject that is defined […]

  30. […] gran Joe Posnanski ha realizado un listado con los 100 mejores jugadores de la historia del béisbol, intentaré realizar la traducción al castellano de todos los post que ha publicado en esta serie, […]

  31. […] start, secondly I was inspired by a similar list done by great baseball writer Joe Posnanski on the 100 greatest baseball players of all-time and lastly I love […]

  32. […] points to keep in mind: First, these posts are partly inspired by and will take a similar form to Joe Posnanski’s series of posts on the 100 greatest baseball players of all time — meaning, I won’t write about everything the particular president ever did, or even […]

  33. Andy Frasier says:

    Hi Joe, just a note to let you know, I am still holding out for the rest of the Baseball 100. Take your time, but, you know, I am in my early forties now, so take that into consideration.

    Thanks for everything you do

  34. wjones58 says:

    Cannot believe this has been going on (or not) for almost 3 years now. I thought only attorneys could get away with this.

  35. Paul Priore says:

    Re: Donald Trump locker room banter:
    As a former New York Yankees clubhouse attendant I can personally tell you from my own experiences that I heard a majority of New York Yankees baseball players, management and staff members make vulgar , crude sexual remarks towards women far worse than Donald Trump has ever said and some of them even acted on impulses.
    The Yankees Organization encouraged it and did nothing to put a stop to it, despite the fact that it was unacceptable and degrading towards women and other groups of people.
    These same baseball players, management and staff members made racist & gay remarks as well without being punished by the Yankees Organization.
    Why hasn’t anyone done anything about that and other such things that they have done.
    I standby everything I am saying 100%
    Paul Priore
    (Former New York Yankees Clubhouse Attendant.)

  36. Dave says:

    Any chance you could just list the rest of the top 100? There was a prediction contest launched a couple years back that is still up in the air.

  37. Dave B says:

    Yes, I’d love to see the completion of this list.

  38. Paul priore says:

    Mr.Larry schmitt: I disagree with your response, what differences does it make if a person is running for elected office? Would you still believe it the same if a member of your family was the subject of locker room banter? Regardless of who is making these types of comments is still unacceptable and disrespected towards women and others, these people in a position of power are supposed to be role models and are supposed to be more sensitive to people and issues of concern.

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