The All-Century Team

The All-Century was a team that was voted on by fans, baseball writers, and other baseball-related people, and it was an attempt to create the greatest team of the 20th century. It is a combination of six pitchers, two players from each infield position, and nine outfielders.

However, there is a slight discrepancy as to the number of players from each position. When the team was announced, baseball experts chose five other players that they felt should have been on the team, but were not voted in.


Pitchers:

Roger Clemens (Boston Red Sox, Toronto Blue Jays, New York Yankees, Houston Astros 1984-2007, 354-184, 4672 K, 3.12 ERA)

Bob Gibson (St. Louis Cardinals, 1959-1975, 251-174, 3117 K, 2.91 ERA)

Lefty Grove* (Philadelphia A's, 1925-1941, 300-141, 2266 K, 3.06 ERA)

Walter Johnson (Washington Senators, 1907-1927, 417-279, 3509 K, 2.17 ERA)

Sandy Koufax (Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers, 1955-1966, 165-87, 2396 K, 2.76 ERA)

Christy Mathewson (New York Giants, Cincinnati Reds, 1900-1916, 373-188, 2502 K, 2.13 ERA)

Nolan Ryan (New York Mets, California Angels, Houston Astros, Texas Rangers, 1966-1993, 324-292, 5714 K, 3.20 ERA)

Warren Spahn (Boston/Milwaukee Braves, San Francisco Giants, New York Mets, 1942-1965, 363-245, 2583 K, 3.09 ERA)

Cy Young (Cleveland Spiders/Naps, St. Louis Perfectos/Cardinals, Boston Somersets/Pilgrims/Red Sox/Rustlers, 1890-1911, 511-316, 2803 K, 2.63 ERA)

Roger Clemens Bob Gibson Lefty Grove Walter Johnson Sandy Koufax Christy Mathewson Nolan Ryan Warren Spahn Cy Young
Catchers:

Johnny Bench (Cincinnati Reds, 1967-1983, 389 HR, 1376 RBI, 2048 H)

Yogi Berra (New York Yankees, New York Mets, 1946-1963, 1965, 358 HR, 1430 RBI, .285 AVG)

Johnny Bench Yogi Berra
First Basemen:

Lou Gehrig (New York Yankees, 1923-1939, 493 HR, 1995 RBI, .340 AVG)

Mark McGwire (Oakland A's, St. Louis Cardinals, 1986-2001, 583 HR, 1414 RBI, .982 OPS)

Lou Gehrig Mark McGwire
Second Basemen:

Rogers Hornsby (St. Louis Cardinals, New York Giants, Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, 1915-1937, 2930 H, 1584 RBI, .358 AVG)

Jackie Robinson (Brooklyn Dodgers, 1947-1956, 1518 H, 734 RBI, .311 AVG)

Rogers Hornsby Jackie Robinson
Third Basemen:

Brooks Robinson (Baltimore Orioles, 1955-1977, 2848 H, 1357 RBI, 1232 R)

Mike Schmidt (Philadelphia Phillies, 1972-1989, 548 HR, 1595 RBI, 2234 H)

Brooks Robinson Mike Schmidt
Shortstops:

Ernie Banks (Chicago Cubs, 1953-1971, 512 HR, 1636 RBI, 2583 H)

Cal Ripken, Jr. (Baltimore Orioles, 1981-2001, 431 HR, 1695 RBI, 3184 H)

Honus Wagner* (Louisville Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates, 1897-1917, 1732 RBI, 3415 H, 640 2B)

Ernie Banks Cal Ripken, Jr. Honus Wagner
Outfielders:

Hank Aaron (Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves, 1954-1976, 755 HR, 2297 RBI, 3771 H)

Ty Cobb (Detroit Tigers, Philadelphia A's, 1905-1928, 1937 RBI, 4190 H, .366 AVG)

Joe DiMaggio (New York Yankees, 1936-1951, 2214 H, 1537 RBI, .325 AVG)

Ken Griffey, Jr. (Seattle Mariners, Cincinnati Reds, Chicago White Sox, 1989-2010, 630 HR, 1836 RBI, 2781 H)

Mickey Mantle (New York Yankees, 1951-1968, 536 HR, 1509 RBI, 2415 H)

Willie Mays (New York/San Francisco Giants, New York Mets, 1951-1973, 660 HR, 1903 RBI, 3283 H)

Stan Musial* (St. Louis Cardinals, 1941-1963, 475 HR, 3630 H, .331 AVG)

Pete Rose (Cincinnati Reds, Philadelphia Phillies, Montreal Expos, 1963-1986, 4256 H, 746 2B, 2165 R)

Babe Ruth (Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, Boston Braves, 1914-1935, 714 HR, 2213 RBI, 2174 R)

Ted Williams (Boston Red Sox, 1939-1942, 1946-1960, 521 HR, 2654 H, .344 AVG)

Hank Aaron Ty Cobb Joe DiMaggio Ken Griffey, Jr. Mickey Mantle Willie Mays Stan Musial Pete Rose Babe Ruth Ted Williams

* - denotes that player was voted on by a panel
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