On the All-Time Girly Girls

The start of the World Series is a good time for a baseball post. As many of us know the song A Boy Named Sue, and some of us actually remember when it was a Johnny Cash hit.

Although nobody named Sue has played in a major league baseball game, the lineup below features players whose name could be of a female. Keep in mind that my goal is to include as many female-like names as possible. To ramp up the difficulty of fielding a team, I have added a self-imposed rule of only one person per name, with the exception of Hall of Fame (HOF) members.

Even with that in mind, the roster still includes ten members of the HOF accompanying many All-Stars. This team can hit and pitch, thus would be a contender and far outdistance the All-Time Randys who can’t hit, field, and are thin at pitching. Meanwhile, the Randys are perfect for being repeatedly beaten by a bunch of girly guys.

To see the All-Time Randys and other all time teams, see Categories in the right-side sidebar, and then Sports > All-Time Teams or click here.

After the roster, make sure you see the honorable mention list, plus the video.

Ladies and gentlemen, now taking the field, the All-Time Guys with a Girl’s Name.

1B – Lee May (AS)
2B – Jackie Robinson (HOF)
SS – Cookie Rojas (AS)
3B – Judy Johnson (HOF)
C – Jody Davis (AS)
OF – Babe Ruth (HOF)
OF – Jesse Burkett (HOF)
OF – Robin Yount (HOF)
DH – Dixie Walker (AS)

SP – Christy Mathewson (HOF)
SP – Sandy Koufax (HOF)
SP – Robin Roberts (HOF)
SP – Jesse Haines (HOF)
SP – Candy Cummings (HOF)
RP – Lee Smith (AS)
RP – Allie Reynolds (AS)
RP – Lynn McGlothen (AS)
RP – Rosy Ryan

Mgr – Connie Mack (HOF)

Bench: Ryan Klesko (AS), Shannon Stewart, Taylor Douthit, Kim Bautiste, Dana Fillingim, Angel Barroa, Lena Blackburne, Tillie Walker, Kitty Bransfield

Honorable Mention: Jackie Jensen (AS), Jesse Barfield (AS), Sandy Alomar Jr. (AS), Connie Ryan (AS), Lady Baldwin, Sadie McMahan, Dolly Stark, Goldie Rapp, Blondy Ryan, Cuddles Marshall, Daisy Davis, Bonnie Hollingsworth, Faye Thorneberry, Snooks Dowd

On the All-Time Harrys

Since I had a difficult time sleeping one night, I went to my bookshelf and selected a book that I had yet to read – Holy Cow by Harry Caray. It was an easy and enjoyable read, but that’s understandable because I’m a longtime baseball fan, one who listened to Harry broadcast Cardinal games in the 60s, and then delightfully watched him do Cubs’ games on WGN.

The most surprising thing in the book? That’s easy – University of Alabama offered young Harry a tuition-only baseball scholarship, which he turned down because he couldn’t afford the remaining costs.

Harry Caray loved baseball. Here are some of Harry All-Time Selections.
Most Complete Player – Joe DiMaggio
Greatest Power Hitter – Hank Aaron
Greatest Baserunner – Jackie Robinson
Most Natural Talent – Mickey Mantle
Most Graceful – Roberto Clemente
Best Catcher – Johnny Bench
Best RH Pitcher – Bob Gibson
Best LH Pitcher – Sandy Koufax
Best SS – Marty Marion
Best 3B – George Brett
The First Pick if he started a team from scratch – Stan Musial

With all this in mind, what about the All-Time Harrys?

Many Harrys have played on the diamond. Interestingly, some have gone by Bud, Cookie, Doc, Duke, Fritz, Izzy, Junior, Moose, Nemo, Peanuts, Pep, Rip, Shadow, Slim, and Socks – but did any of them make the team? What about Harry the Hat and Harry the Cat?

A strong outfield and veteran starting pitching will put this team in the middle of the pack (at best) – but far better than the All-Time Randys who simply aren’t very good.

To see the All-Time Randys and other all time teams, see Categories in the right-side sidebar, and then Sports > All-Time Teams or click here.

Ladies and gentlemen, now taking the field, the All-Time Harrys.

1B – Harry Davis
2B – Harry Steinfeldt
SS – (Harry) Cookie Lavagetto (AS)
3B – (Harry) Peanuts Lowrey (AS)
C – Harry Danning (AS)
OF – Harry Heilmann (HOF)
OF – Harry Hooper (HOF)
OF – Harry Walker (AS)
DH – Harry Simpson (AS)

SP – Harry Brecheen (AS)
SP – (Harry) Slim Sallee
SP – (Harry) Bud Black
SP – (Harry) Rip Collins
SP – Harry Coveleski
RP – (Harry) Fritz Dorish
RP – Harry Harper
RP – (Harry) Cy Morgan
RP – Harry Byrd

Mgr – Harry Wright (HOF)

To close, here’s my all-time favorite Harry Caray TV commercial.

On Matching Baseball Events

Baseball venues have been around a very long time. Considering baseball’s storied history with events, match the event to the stadium site of the event.

Answers are given below the video, so let us know how you did. By the way, the video is the scenes from John Fogerty’s Centerfield music video. Due to copyrights, there’s a different tune to the scenes.

Stadium List
Baker Bowl, Candlestick Park, Comiskey Park, County Stadium, Crosley Field, Dodger Stadium, Ebbets Field, Fenway Park, Forbes Field, Griffith Stadium, League Park, Memorial Stadium, Municipal Stadium, Polo Grounds, Shibe Park, Sportsman’s Park, Tiger Stadium, Wrigley Field-Chicago, Wrigley Field-LA, Yankee Stadium

Events

  1. Babe’s supposed called HR by pointing the bat
  2. Babe’s last game
  3. Babe’s last 3 homers were here
  4. Reggie Jackson’s monster homerun off its light tower
  5. Willie Mays very deep over-the-shoulder catch off Vic Wertz’s bat
  6. The first NL night game
  7. The first AL night game
  8. Roger Clemens’ 20 strikeouts in a game
  9. Disco Demolition Night
  10. Johnny Vander Meer pitches his 2nd consecutive no-hitter at this park’s first night game
  11. Mickey Mantle 565 ft. homerun
  12. Seventeen-year-old Bob Feller strikes out 17
  13. It’s a home run or nothing here on Home Run Derby
  14. Pitcher Dave McNally’s grand slam leads his team to a game 3 World Series win
  15. Three foot, seven inch Eddie Gaedel walks in a pinch-hit appearance
  16. Pitchers Tom Zachary and Tracy Stallard yield record-breaking homers 34 years apart
  17. Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak ends
  18. Catcher John Roseboro is intentionally hit by a swinging bat
  19. Kirk Gibson’s dramatic leg-injured home run
  20. Harvey Haddix loses 1-0 and throws a 12-inning perfect game

Answers

  1. Babe’s supposed called HR by pointing the bat (Wrigley Field, Chicago)
  2. Babe’s last game (Baker Bowl, Philadelphia)
  3. Babe’s last 3 homers were here (Forbes Field, Pittsburgh)
  4. Reggie Jackson’s monster homerun off its light tower (Tiger Stadium, Detroit)
  5. Willie Mays very deep over-the-shoulder catch off Vic Wertz’s bat (Polo Grounds, NYC)
  6. The first NL night game (Crosley Field, Cincinnati)
  7. The first AL night game (Shibe Park, Philadelphia)
  8. Roger Clemens’ 20 strikeouts in a game (Fenway, Boston)
  9. Disco Demolition Night (Comiskey Park, Chicago)
  10. Johnny Vander Meer pitches his 2nd consecutive no-hitter at this park’s first night game (Ebbets Field, Brooklyn)
  11. Mickey Mantle 565 ft. homerun (Griffith Stadium, Washington)
  12. Seventeen-year-old Bob Feller strikes out 17 (League Park, Cleveland)
  13. It’s a home run or nothing here on Home Run Derby. (Wrigley Field, LA)
  14. Pitcher Dave McNally’s grand slam leads his team to a game 3 World Series win (Memorial Stadium, Baltimore)
  15. Three foot, seven inch Eddie Gaedel walks in a pinch-hit appearance (Sportsman’s Park, St. Louis)
  16. Pitchers Tom Zachary and Tracy Stallard yield record-breaking homers 34 years apart (Yankee Stadium, NYC)
  17. Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak ends (Municipal Stadium, Cleveland)
  18. Catcher John Roseboro is intentionally hit by a swinging bat (Candlestick Park, SF)
  19. Kirk Gibson’s dramatic leg-injured home run (Dodger Stadium, LA)
  20. Harvey Haddix loses 1-0 and throws a 12-inning perfect game (County Stadium, Milwaukee)