Thursday, July 20, 2006

Top 5 - Baseball Players from Rhode Island

Here are who I consider the top 5 players born in Rhode Island.

1. Nap Lajoie - one of the most under-rated players in history. Five-time batting champion, 11th all time in hits (3,242) and holder of a career .338 batting average
2. Hugh Duffy - Hall of Famer and holder of a career .324 batting average
3. Gabby Hartnett - Hall of Fame catcher, 1935 NL MVP and 6-time All-Star
4. Davey Lopes - 4-time All-Star and Dodger mainstay
5. (tie) Clem Labine - 2-time All-Star and twice led the NL in saves (tie) Rocco Baldelli - mostly because I have a soft spot for Baldelli and I thought it would be fun to have guys named Clem and Rocco tied for the final spot

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