A Club that Could WIn the 2015 AL West

“IF OUR CLUB PLAYS THE ’27 YANKEES, I’D HAVE TO SWITCH SIDES FOR THAT GAME, BUT MARK McGWIRE OUGHT TO BE ABLE FILL IN FINE FOR ME.” – BABE RUTH.

Speaking of building a little muscle and power into a lineup, do you think the Astros might have a chance at the 2015 AL West with this lineup of the greatest hitters of all time by career home runs?

The lowest total guy in the mix is Hornsby at second base, but what the heck? He also sports the second highest batting average in MLB history and is .577 slugging average is not too shabby either.

I could not resist moving Ernie Banks back to shortstop and leaving Alex Rodriguez on third. There’s not another power outcome that works better, in my opinion.

Our Pecan Park Eagle Greatest HR Power Lineup of All Time

POSITION PLAYER HR/BA/SA
CATCHER MIKE PIAZZA 427/.308/.545
FIRST BASE ALBERT PUJOLS 549/.315/.587
SECOND BASE ROGERS HORNSBY 301/.358/.577
THIRD BASE ALEX RODRIGUEZ 673/.299/.577
SHORTSTOP ERNIE BANKS 512/.274/.500
LEFT FIELD BARRY BONDS 762/.298/.607
CENTER FIELD WILLIE MAYS 660/.302/.557
RIGHT FIELD HANK AARON 755/.305/.555
DH BABE RUTH 714/.342/.690

Keep in mind too that the totals above are only completely good going into all games of Wednesday, July 22, 2015, Alex Rodriguez and Albert Pujols are both still active and quite capable of changing their personal numbers before the clock strikes midnight. In case you are interested, and going into tonight’s games, Alex Rodriguez is now 4th on the career HR list and Albert Pujols just passed Mike Schmidt for the 15th spot.

As for a batting order on our Eagles Power Dream Team,, here’s how the Eagle chooses to line ’em up:

1) Willie Mays, CF

2) Rogers Hornsby, 2B

3) Babe Ruth, DH

4) Barry Bonds, LF

5) Hank Aaron, RF

6) Albert Pujols, 1B

7) Alex Rodriguez, 3B

8) Ernie Banks, SS

9) Mike Piazza, C

Here’s the greater challenge: Try to come up with a lousy batting order for these guys. – These guys could win a game against the 1927 or 1939 New York Yankee clubs, even if they had the Enron Field version of Jose Lima starting for them and the Minute Maid Park version of Chad Qualls pitching in relief against those two great teams.

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2 Responses to “A Club that Could WIn the 2015 AL West”

  1. Rick B. Says:

    Careful! I think Chad Qualls is fully capable of turning a lineup of Mario Mendozas into Barry Bonds’, thus undermining your dream team’s chances of going 162-0.

  2. Anthnony Cavender Says:

    No Hank Greenberg? No Jimmy Foxx? They were great sluggers in the quasi-deadball days.

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