Ken Sweeten: My Favorite Baseball Players

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It’s one of the most fun topics we’ve had here on (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.

Check this out, and create yours by commenting below or by signing up to become a contributor!

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Pudge Rodriguez

C- Pudge Rodriguez

Ken says: The best at his position for his whole career.

Frank Thomas

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.

Craig Biggio

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.

Derek Jeter

SS-Derek Jeter

Ken says: Do we need an explanation here?! The face of Major League Baseball for the last 15 years or so.

Howard Johnson

3B-Howard Johnson

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 Griffey Jr1OF- Ken Griffey Jr.

Ken says: Arguably the best all-around player in the game in the ’90s.

Bernie Williams

OF- Bernie Williams

Ken says: Quiet. Consistent. Very underrated player.

Vlad Guerrero

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.

Edgar Martinez

DH- Edgar Martinez

Ken says: He flat-out raked. Period.

Doc Gooden

SP- Doc Gooden

Ken says: Possibly the greatest rookie season for a pitcher ever. Nasty in his prime.


SP-David Cone

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.”

Dave Stewart

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.

David Wells

SP- David Wells (Pictured wearing Babe Ruth’s hat)

Ken says: You gotta have a clubhouse guy, right?

Mariano Rivera

RP-Mariano Rivera

Ken says: In my opinion, the greatest player Major League Baseball has ever seen. Please discuss…. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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