On All-Time Dons

Although actor Don Johnson was on Miami Vice, I know another Don Johnson; but he’s not either of the Don Johnsons that played MLB – but this Don Johnson is a high school sports legend in his hometown.

Dons are throughout life. Don Rickles made us laugh, and NBA legend Bill Russell wasn’t a don but played college basketball for the Dons. History doesn’t give us a King Don, Pope Don, and no U.S. President named Don, but Don Pardo was a game show announcing legend – however, not on Soul Train because that was Don Cornelius. Don Knotts kept the streets of Mayberry safe from Don Corleone. As Dandy Don turned out the lights, Don Juan started his party – but he couldn’t sing Tiny Bubbles like Don Ho.

With two Hall of Famers to start the rotation, this team is solid and loaded with all stars. So, good that even 1944 All-Star Don Johnson didn’t make the team – but neither did All Stars Stanhouse, Schwall, Moore, or Elston – nor perfect game legend Larson. Probably not a contender, this team is a solid, upper division club that is good enough to give the best teams fits.

By the way, for the other all-time teams, see Categories in the Sidebar, and then Sports > All-Time Teams.

Ladies and gentlemen, now taking the field, the AllTime Dons.

1B – Don Mattingly (AS)
2B – Don Money (AS)
SS – Don Kessinger (AS)
3B – Don Hoak (AS)
C – Don Pavletich
OF – Don Baylor (AS)
OF – Don Mincher (AS)
OF – Donn Clendennon
DH – Don Demeter

SP – Don Drysdale (HOF)
SP – Don Sutton (HOF)
SP – Don Newcombe (AS)
SP – Don Gullett
SP – Don Wilson (AS)
RP – Don McMahan (AS)
RP – Don Aase (AS)
RP – Don Mosi (AS)

Bench – Don Blassingame (AS), Don Bufford (AS), Don Mueller (AS), Don Wert (AS), Don Leppert (AS)

Mgr – Don Zimmer