On All-Time Joes

Although here are too many famous Joes to mention, there are many famous sayings and slogans involving Joe. For example, we have the infamous Eat at Joe’s sandwich board, sloppy joes,  give me a cup of Joe, say it ain’t so Joe, and who knows how many more. Besides, the 2008 election gave news time to Joe Biden, Joe Lieberman, and Joe the Plumber.

Last winter while searching images about the Delta Queen riverboat for my post about the river legend, I discovered the Weekly Grist for the Eyes and Mind. I continue to stop by for its weekly features and yes, it’s done by Joe – and I encourage all to visit.

I have a nephew Joe, but not an Uncle Joe – yet Uncle Joe was a great character on Petticoat Junction. I’ve worked with a Joe, but don’t have a neighbor Joe. Our church friend Joe has a band that plays Texas swing music and we enjoy listening to them play, but since I play handbells instead of guitar, let’s get back to baseball.

This team is so dominated by Hall of Famers that some are on the bench! Hitting is this team’s strong suit. The pitching staff isn’t dominant but sound. Given the offense, it’s good enough.

With the All-Time Steve’s I assumed power to ban Steve Howe. In that same power I will reinstate a famous Joe and enshrine him with an asterisk.

Ladies and Gentlemen – Now taking the field, the All-Time Joes.

1B – Joe Adcock (AS)
2B – Joe Morgan (HOF)
SS – Joe Cronin (HOF)
3B – Joe Sewell (HOF)
C – Joe Torre (AS)
OF – Joe DiMaggio (HOF)
OF – Joe Jackson (HOF*)
OF – Joe Medwick (HOF)
DH – Joe Kelley (HOF)

SP – Joe Williams (HOF)
SP – Joe McGinnity (HOF)
SP – Joe Niekro (AS)
SP – Joe Dobson (AS)
SP – Joe Coleman Jr. (AS)
RP – Joe Nathan (AS)
RP – Joe Nuxhall (AS)
RP – Joe Horlen (AS)

Mgr – Joe McCarthy (HOF)

Bench – Joe Gordon (HOF), Joe Tinker (HOF), Joe Carter (AS), Joe Rudi (AS), Joe Mauer (AS)

Honorable Mention: All-Star Joes who didn’t make the team: Coleman (Sr), Crede, Cunningham, DeMaestri, Haynes, Hoerner, Karlick, Kramer, Page, Pepitone