It’s one of the most fun topics we’ve had here on Sportzedge.com (and we’ve had a lot of them). Who is your favorite player? We asked our sports team to give us their favorite baseball players, position by position. We also asked you to submit your own favorites!
Next up is Quinnipiac University Sports Information Director Ken Sweeten, who handles the men’s ice hockey duties as well as baseball, field hockey and track for the Bobcats.
His list is full of ’80s stars and ’90s greats, from Pudge Rodriguez to David Cone, to others you may remember cheering on.
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C- Pudge Rodriguez
Ken says: The best at his position for his whole career.
1B- Frank Thomas
Ken says: One of my favorite nicknames ever– “The Big Hurt.” He was one of the most feared hitters of all-time.
2B- Craig Biggio
Ken says: Just a straight-up, hard-nosed ballplayer. MLB career leader in HBP’s–it was get on base at any cost with him.
Ken says: Do we need an explanation here?! The face of Major League Baseball for the last 15 years or so.
Ken says: I started out as a Mets fan and moved over to the Bombers, and HoJo was my favorite player in the early years.
Ken says: Arguably the best all-around player in the game in the ’90s.
OF- Bernie Williams
Ken says: Quiet. Consistent. Very underrated player.
OF- Vladimir Guerrero
Ken says: One of my favorite players ever. There wasn’t much to him–he just went out and played ball, and was incredible.
DH- Edgar Martinez
Ken says: He flat-out raked. Period.
SP- Doc Gooden
Ken says: Possibly the greatest rookie season for a pitcher ever. Nasty in his prime.
Ken says: I used to say he was a “warrior.” He was a gamer and a pro.
SP- Nolan Ryan
Ken says: Dominant FOREVER. His picture is in Webster’s under “Power Pitcher.”
SP- Dave Stewart
Ken says: He brought attitude, and plenty of it. I loved watching him peer out from beneath the brim of his cap and then proceed to fire a 97-mph fastball by a batter.
SP- David Wells (Pictured wearing Babe Ruth’s hat)
Ken says: You gotta have a clubhouse guy, right?
Ken says: In my opinion, the greatest player Major League Baseball has ever seen. Please discuss….