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Gareth Ivanovic
08-04-2009, 03:18 PM
Here's mine

1. Roberto Alomar
2. Roberto Clemente
3. Manny Ramirez
4. Fernando Valenzuela
5. Perdro Martinez

So many more it's hard to limit it to five.

AnimalisticMeth
08-04-2009, 03:28 PM
Roberto Alomar
Manny Ramirez
Sammy Sosa
Carlos Delgado
Albert Pujols

Clemente would be up there but I never saw him play.

Gareth Ivanovic
08-04-2009, 03:41 PM
Roberto Alomar
Manny Ramirez
Sammy Sosa
Carlos Delgado
Albert Pujols

Clemente would be up there but I never saw him play.
Yeah me neither. Read his book though, really good and it gives you a good account of what kind of player he was. Seen some highlights and talked to my dad about him. In a way kind of like the Jackie Robinson for Latin players.

AnimalisticMeth
08-04-2009, 03:44 PM
Yeah me neither. Read his book though, really good and it gives you a good account of what kind of player he was. Seen some highlights and talked to my dad about him. In a way kind of like the Jackie Robinson for Latin players.

What is the name of the book?

Gareth Ivanovic
08-04-2009, 04:12 PM
Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball's Last Hero

http://www.amazon.com/Clemente-Passion-Grace-Baseballs-Last/dp/074329999X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1249413027&sr=1-1

There are others, but this is the one I read and the most recent.

Eric Holder
08-04-2009, 04:39 PM
Alex Rodriguez
Nomar Garciaparra
Manny Ramirez
Carlos Beltran
Omar Vizquel

RRICAN
08-04-2009, 04:47 PM
Roberto clemente
ivan rodriguez
carlos beltran
juan igor gonzalez
carlos delgado

baya
08-04-2009, 04:48 PM
Alex Rodriguez
Nomar Garciaparra
Manny Ramirez
Carlos Beltran
Omar Vizquel

That mf'er right there is the man. Defensive genius.

Gareth Ivanovic
08-04-2009, 05:18 PM
That mf'er right there is the man. Defensive genius.

For sure. He's unreal in what he can do. Even now. When he played for the Giants I went to go see them play the Rockies quite a few times and some of the plays he made were amazing. I mean he would make them look easy and not that big of a deal and it would take a little bit of time to realize what you just saw.

Him and Roberto Alomar might have been the best double play combination in history. Both masters of the glove.

NAPO
08-05-2009, 11:48 AM
Carlos Delgado
Ivan rodriguez
Roberto Alomar
Vladimir Guerrero
Edgar Martinez


Roberto Clemente was a beast but he wasn't in my era.

jtcs1981
02-06-2012, 05:39 PM
Let's see which five:

1. Roberto Clemente. Not watching him playing doesnt mean I cant appreaciate what he did for the game. Probably the first real latin great. Wasnt the first but his impact goes beyond baseball. Dying trying to help Nicaragua shows what kind of man he was. My hero.

2. Alberto Pujols. He is a machine. He is the best hitter I've seen. He's not even mean with his swing. He is very smart and practice every day to get better.

3. Bernie Williams. This guy is humble. Mofo's in NY overated Jeter a$$ too much forgetting how much Bernie and O'neill did for them to win those WS. 1996 he had a monster year in the playoff. If not cause of him, the dinasty wouldnt started. Igor and Texas were killing us, but Bernie did it with his bat and his glove.

4. Ivan Rodriguez. He is so good and many of his team W are due to his presence behind the plate. Not easy running on him.

5. Omar Vizquel. He is still playing. That's how good this guy is. At SS, the only other guy with better instinct was Rey Ordoņez. This guy is incredible. And he bat more than Ozzie Smith.

ChiRock773
02-06-2012, 06:03 PM
Reggie Jackson...(puerto rican)
Ted Williams...(mexican)
Fernando Valenzuela

Mariano Rivera (he reminds me of the dude in scarface that finally got the job done and killed tony montana)....

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