Sunday, April 22, 2012

MLB All Decade Team 1930s

C Bill Dickey Over Mickey Cochrane, Ernie Lombardi and Gabby Hartnett
1B Lou Gehrig
2B Charlie Gehringer
3B Red Rolfe Edges out Pepper Martin
SS Arky Vaughan Close call with Joe Cronin and Luke Appling
OF Mel Ott
OF Joe Medwick
OF Earl Averill
U Jimmie Foxx Hate to leave out Paul Waner, Goose GoslinHank Greenberg, Al Simmons and Chuck Klein
RHP Dizzy Dean
LHP Lefty Grove Beats out Carl Hubbell


  1. Ummmm... Babe Ruth.

    And again Hank Greenberg.

  2. Ruth retired in '35 and did his best work in the Twenties. He declined pretty steadily after 1930. Still a great hitter but I wanted to use the slot on a Great Depression star like Averill.

    Greenberg was great, just not quite as good as Gehrig or Foxx. Hate leaving him out, but there's just no room for him.

  3. Stan Hack and Harlond Clift both were better than Rolfe at 3B during the '30s.

    I would have replaced Medwick and Averill with Klein and Dimaggio.