Greatest Yankee team vs Greatest Red Sox team

Babe_Ruth

Sultan of Swat
Staff member
V.I.P.
#1
If you had a chance to choose the nine greatest players of the yankee team and nine gretest red sox players, and five greatest pitchers from each team and one relieverand one closer and they faced each other in a best of seven playoff series who would win. Now this is how it works.

-choose a player for each position for each team, include one dh
-choose five starting pitchers for each team, one reliever and one closer
-theres some players that played for each team, but you can only take one for one team e.g Clemens played for both teams, but you can only choose him once, so you have to choose between him in a red sox uni or a yankees uni.
-tell me who's going to be mvp
-tell me how they're going to win the series
-how many games each team won


If you have any questions dont be afraid to ask.
 
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gregis111

Guest
#2
okay, For the Red Sox...

C: Carlton Fisk
1B: Jimmie Foxx
2B: Bobby Doerr
3B: Wade Boggs
SS: Nomar Garciaparra
OF: Ted Williams
OF: Carl Yastrzemski
OF: Jim Rice
DH: David Ortiz

SP1: Cy Young
SP2: Joe Wood
SP3: Pedro Martinez
SP4: Roger Clemens
SP5: Luis Tiant
RP: Jonathan Papelbon

And the Yankees...

C: Yogi Berra
1B: Lou Gehrig
2B: Phil Rizzuto
3B: Alex Rodriguez
SS: Derek Jeter
OF: Joe Dimaggio
OF: Babe Ruth
OF: Mickey Mantle
DH: Reggie Jackson

SP1: Jack Chesboro
SP2: Ron Guidry
SP3: Lefty Gomez
SP4: Whitey Ford
SP5: Red Ruffing
RP: Mariano Rivera

Verdict:

Game 1: Red Sox 3, Yankees 2

Game 2: Red Sox 4, Yankees 1

Game 3: Yankees 7, Red Sox 3

Game 4: Yankees 6, Red Sox 5

Game 5: Yankees 8, Red Sox 11

Game 6: Red Sox 0, Yankees 3

Game 7: Red Sox 5, Yankees 2

Red Sox win Series, 4 games to 3

MVP: Joe Wood (2 starts, 2 CG, 3 runs allowed (2 earned) 11 strikeouts, and most important, 2 wins!)

The Yankees may have the better lineup, but the Red Sox have the better rotation. The Sox were able to hold the Yankees to minimal runs, for most of the Series, while scoring just enough to win the games.
 

CMK_Eagle

Registered Member
#3
Red Sox lineup:

C: Jason Varitek
1B: Jimmie Foxx
2B: Bobby Doerr
3B: Wade Boggs
SS: Nomar Garciaparra
OF: Ted Williams
OF: Carl Yastrzemski
OF: Jim Rice
DH: David Ortiz

SP1: Cy Young
SP2: Pedro Martinez
SP3: Lefty Grove
SP4: Curt Schilling
SP5: Joe Wood
RP: Jonathan Papelbon

Yankees lineup:

C: Yogi Berra
1B: Lou Gehrig
2B: Phil Rizzuto
3B: Alex Rodriguez
SS: Derek Jeter
OF: Joe Dimaggio
OF: Reggie Jackson
OF: Mickey Mantle
DH: Babe Ruth

SP1: Babe Ruth
SP2: Roger Clemens
SP3: Whitey Ford
SP4: Andy Pettite
SP5: Lefty Gomez
RP: Mariano Rivera

I'll take Varitek over Fisk for his leadership and ability to call a game. Lefty Grove goes into the rotation since he's one of the best pitchers ever, and Rocket goes to the Yankees since that's what he considers himself. Ruth goes to DH so he can also pitch, and Pettite moves into the rotation for the gaudy post-season numbers.

I think the Sox still end up with the better rotation, but not by as much, and the Yankees bats win it for them in 7.