Part 1 of a Series: All-Time All-Star Teams By Regionality


Friday November 23th, 2012

Note from Alex Mednick:  I am going to be putting together a small project that accumulates all the best players of all time, and puts them together on teams according to their birthplace.  For example, in this first edition I will be breaking down players from the United States of America into teams from the 1) Northeast, 2) Southeast, 3) Midwest, and 4) Southwest…(sorry, there really is not enough quality coming out of the northwest to compete with these teams…maybe I will put a Northwestern United States team in a later edition with less competitive teams).  Later on I will bring you teams assembled from the all-time greats out Central and South American (Mexico, Venezuela, Panama, Panama Canal Zone, etc.) and the All-Caribbean Team (Dominican Republic, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Curacao, etc).  Also look forward to teams from Japan, Canada and the EU.  Should be fun to sort of assemble an “Olympics” of Baseball.  I love watching the World Baseball Classic and seeing players fight for their nations pride…but by grouping the teams by region, it might make the teams more competitive.  Of course, this is all for the sake of speculation; Babe Ruth was a great player, but I don’t think he will be taking any at-bat’s soon. (Also, please note that I do not lend consideration to relief pitchers in this analysis).

Alex Mednick (Baseball Writer and Analyst):

Without any further words, I will present to you the rosters…

So!  Out of the four teams in this first installment, which USA Region do you think has the best team?  I have included below a list of all the players included in these rosters, along with a link to their “Baseball Reference” site.  This will allow you to look at their life time stats a little more easily.

Don’t forget!  We’ve got two more installments of this series coming up which will include teams from the Caribbean, South and Central America, Canada, and the Eastern Hemisphere as well!

Christy Mathewson

Warren Spahn
Lefty Grove
Sandy Koufax
Whitey Ford
Jim Palmer
Eddie Plank
Ed Walsh
Lou Gehrig
Jimmie Foxx
Hank Greenberg
Jeff Bagwell
Eddie Collins
Nap Lajoie
Frankie Frisch
Honus Wagner
Cal Ripken Jr.
Alex Rodriguez
Derek Jeter
George Brett
Pie Traynor
Edgar Martinez
Roy Campanella
Mickey Cochrane
Mike Piazza
Babe Ruth
Stan Musial
Reggie Jackson
Carl Yastrzemski
Willie Keeler
Al Kaline
Joe Medwick
Goose Goslin
Ken Griffey Jr.
Satchel Paige
Steve Carlton
Dizzy Dean
Gaylord Perry
Early Wynn
Willie McCovey
Frank Thomas
Jackie Robinson
Ozzie Smith
Brooks Robinson
Chipper Jones
Bill Terry
Hank Aaron
Willie Mays
Ty Cobb
Shoeless Joe Jackson
Mel Ott
Lou Brock
Gary Sheffield

Tom Seaver

Greg Maddux
Nolan Ryan
Lefty Gomez
Dennis Eckersley
Roy Halladay
Rich Gossage
Mark McGwire
Eddie Murray
Prince Fielder
Rogers Hornsby
Joe Morgan
Jeff Kent
Ernie Banks
Jimmy Rollins
Eddie Mathews
Johnny Bench
Gary Carter
Ted Williams
Joe DiMaggio
Mickey Mantle
Frank Robinson
Tris Speaker
Barry Bonds
Tony Gwynn
Harry Heilmann
Paul Waner
Willie Stargell
Duke Snider
Ralph Kiner
Ryan Braun

Pete Alexander
Cy YoungWalter Johnson
Bob Gibson
Bob Feller
Carl Hubbell
Roger Clemens
Robin Roberts
Rollie Fingers
CC Sabathia
George Sisler
Harmon Killebrew
Charlie Gehringer
Pete Rose
Barry Larkin
Mike Schmidt
Pete Rose
Wade Boggs
Paul Molitor
Yogi Berra
Al Simmons
Rickey Henderson
Sam Crawford
Kirby Puckett
Chuck Klein
Dave Winfield

*** The views and opinions expressed in this report are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of ***

Alex Mednick is a Baseball Writer and Analyst with MLB Reports.  He has both played and followed the game extensively his entire life.  Alex grew up in New Haven, Connecticut—right in the crossroads of Red Sox Nation and The Yankee Empire.  Somehow, he dodged the bullet of joining the war between these two teams, and a love affair between the Toronto Blue Jays and Alex formed.  Growing up in Connecticut, Alex Mednick idolized Joe Carter and Roberto Alomar When he was 19 he moved to Saint Petersburg, Florida.  Here he attended Eckerd College and continued fulfilling his love for baseball.  Tropicana Field was 5 minutes from his apartment, and there were 5 spring training camps within an hour drive.  Alex graduated from Eckerd in 2010 with a B.S. in International Business and dual minors in Spanish and Management.  Most importantly, he met his amazing wife in college, and the two now reside in Stuart, Florida.

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