New York Dream Team

The state of New York has produced a number of Hall of Fame baseball players. A vast majority of them played prior to 1920. Myworld was forced to eliminate them when considering the Dream team for New York. The type of ball that was played during that time was quite a bit different than it is today. The eligibility rules are that the player must have been born in New York, played major league baseball and played during the modern baseball era, i.e. after 1920. Despite the elimination of these players this team from New York would be one of the stronger Dream teams. Below is the Dream team for New York.

Starting Lineup

Eddie Collins 2B
Frankie Frisch 3B
Alex Rodriguez SS
Lou Gehrig 1B
Rocky Calavito RF
Carl Yastrzemski LF
Edgar Martinez DH
Craig Biggio CF
Joe Torre C

Bench

A.J. Pierzynski (C), Lou Whitaker (Inf), Bobby Bonilla (Inf/OF), Phil Rizzuto (Inf), Hank Greenberg (OF), Raul Ibanez (OF)

Starting Pitchers

Warren Spahn, Sandy Koufax, Whitey Ford, Jim Palmer, Orel Hershiser

Bullpen

John Franco, Roy Face, Don McMahon, Dave Giusti, Johnny Podres, Frank Viola

The greatest thing about this team is the flexibility. You have a number of players that played multiple positions during their careers. Biggio played CF, 2B and caught, so he could be a third catcher. A-Rod could play 3B or SS. Frankie Frisch played both 3B and 2B. Bonilla could also fill in at third and Rizzuto could probably play anywhere. The starting rotation is impressive. The hardest pick was settling on a fifth starter. The bullpen was tough to pick. We settled on having Frank Viola as a long man and possible starter when the bullpen options got a bit limited.

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