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Recently, I came across a description of Honus Wagner as being "Mr. Pirate". This got me wondering. If Ernie Banks is Mr. Cub, then who is the "Mr." for all the Other Teams? I decided to research and make a list with one for each team, with the exception of the Nationals, Rockies, Marlins, Rays, Pilots, and the Second incarnation of the Senators. I'd like to hear your comments.

(Teams Listed alphabetically by Team Nickname)

Mr. Atheltic: Catfish Hunter

Mr. Angel: Rod Carew

Mr. Astro: Nolan Ryan

Mr. Blue Jay: Dave Stieb

Mr. Brave: Hank Aaron

Mr. Brewer: Robin Yount

Mr. Brown: George Sisler

Mr. Cardinal: Stan Musial

Mr. Cub: Ernie Banks

Mr. Diamondback: Randy Johnson

Mr. Dodger: Sandy Koufax

Mr. Expo: Gary Carter

Mr. Giant: Willie Mays

Mr. Indian: Bob Feller

Mr. Mariner: Ken Griffey Jr.

Mr. Marlin: (None)

Mr. Met: Tom Seaver

Mr. National: (None)

Mr. Oriole: Cal Ripken Jr.

Mr. Padre: Tony Gwynn

Mr. Phillie: Mike Schmidt

Mr. Pilot: (None)

Mr. Pirate: Honus Wagner

Mr. Ranger: Nolan Ryan

Mr. Ray: (None)

Mr. Red: Johnny Bench

Mr. Red Sock: Ted Williams

Mr. Rockie: (None)

Mr. Royal: George Brett

Mr. Senator (1901-1960): Walter Johnson

Mr. Senator (1961-1971): (None)

Mr. Tiger: Hank Greenberg

Mr. Twin: Harmon Killebrew

Mr. White Sock: Minnie Minoso

Mr. Yankee: Mickey Mantle

Please share your comments and thoughts.

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Al Leiter for Mr. Marlin? Not sure. Hard to pick one for them. So far, I'd say Ryan Zimmerman is Mr. National. But it's so early in their existence and his career that it's hard to define.

And I'd probably say Tim Raines would be Mr. Expo.

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I'm curious as to why you would omit the teams you did. They may not have been around very long, but I'm sure there are players who would qualify as being deserving representatives regardless ? especially the Marlins, who have two World Series titles under their belts.

Also, as a Blue Jays fan, the first name that sprang to mind was Joe Carter. He was the orchestrator of certainly the most memorable moment in Jays history. But perhaps you were looking at more than just a moment? What exactly were your criteria?

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Recently, I came across a description of Honus Wagner as being "Mr. Pirate". This got me wondering. If Ernie Banks is Mr. Cub, then who is the "Mr." for all the Other Teams? I decided to research and make a list with one for each team, with the exception of the Nationals, Rockies, Marlins, Rays, Pilots, and the Second incarnation of the Senators. I'd like to hear your comments.

(Teams Listed alphabetically by Team Nickname)

Mr. Atheltic: Catfish Hunter Jimmie Foxx, Sal Bando or Reggie Jackson. All have better "A's cred" than Hunter.

Mr. Angel: Rod Carew

Mr. Astro: Nolan Ryan Biggio or Bagwell.

Mr. Blue Jay: Dave Stieb

Mr. Brave: Hank Aaron

Mr. Brewer: Robin Yount

Mr. Brown: George Sisler

Mr. Cardinal: Stan Musial

Mr. Cub: Ernie Banks

Mr. Diamondback: Randy Johnson Luis Gonzalez, perhaps?

Mr. Dodger: Sandy Koufax Jackie Robinson, Duke Snider, Pee Wee Reese

Mr. Expo: Gary Carter

Mr. Giant: Willie Mays

Mr. Indian: Bob Feller

Mr. Mariner: Ken Griffey Jr.

Mr. Marlin: (None)

Mr. Met: Tom Seaver

Mr. National: (None)

Mr. Oriole: Cal Ripken Jr. Brooks Robinson, much as I like Ripken

Mr. Padre: Tony Gwynn

Mr. Phillie: Mike Schmidt Robin Roberts, Richie Ashburn

Mr. Pilot: (None)

Mr. Pirate: Honus Wagner Roberto Clemente, Willie Stargell

Mr. Ranger: Nolan Ryan Buddy Bell (okay, he's my distant cousin so I'm biased), Tom Grieve

Mr. Ray: (None)

Mr. Red: Johnny Bench Peter Edward Rose

Mr. Red Sock: Ted Williams

Mr. Rockie: (None)

Mr. Royal: George Brett

Mr. Senator (1901-1960): Walter Johnson

Mr. Senator (1961-1971): (None)

Mr. Tiger: Hank Greenberg

Mr. Twin: Harmon Killebrew

Mr. White Sock: Minnie Minoso

Mr. Yankee: Mickey Mantle Lou Gehrig. Not even a close 2nd.

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Recently, I came across a description of Honus Wagner as being "Mr. Pirate". This got me wondering. If Ernie Banks is Mr. Cub, then who is the "Mr." for all the Other Teams? I decided to research and make a list with one for each team, with the exception of the Nationals, Rockies, Marlins, Rays, Pilots, and the Second incarnation of the Senators. I'd like to hear your comments.

(Teams Listed alphabetically by Team Nickname)

Mr. Atheltic: Catfish Hunter

Mr. Angel: Rod Carew

Mr. Astro: Nolan Ryan

Mr. Blue Jay: Dave Stieb

Mr. Brave: Hank Aaron

Mr. Brewer: Robin Yount

Mr. Brown: George Sisler

Mr. Cardinal: Stan Musial

Mr. Cub: Ernie Banks

Mr. Diamondback: Randy Johnson

Mr. Dodger: Sandy Koufax

Mr. Expo: Gary Carter

Mr. Giant: Willie Mays

Mr. Indian: Bob Feller

Mr. Mariner: Ken Griffey Jr.

Mr. Marlin: (None)

Mr. Met: Tom Seaver

Mr. National: (None)

Mr. Oriole: Cal Ripken Jr.

Mr. Padre: Tony Gwynn

Mr. Phillie: Mike Schmidt

Mr. Pilot: (None)

Mr. Pirate: Honus Wagner

Mr. Ranger: Nolan Ryan

Mr. Ray: (None)

Mr. Red: Johnny Bench

Mr. Red Sock: Ted Williams

Mr. Rockie: (None)

Mr. Royal: George Brett

Mr. Senator (1901-1960): Walter Johnson

Mr. Senator (1961-1971): (None)

Mr. Tiger: Hank Greenberg

Mr. Twin: Harmon Killebrew

Mr. White Sock: Minnie Minoso

Mr. Yankee: Mickey Mantle

Please share your comments and thoughts.

I would agree that Pete Rose is a better representative of the Reds. And Ty Cobb as Mr Tiger seems more appropriate to me. My own pick for Mr Dodger would probably be Jackie Robinson, and why not Babe Ruth for Mr Yankee? But thats an impossible team to pick one guy out for really.

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Recently, I came across a description of Honus Wagner as being "Mr. Pirate". This got me wondering. If Ernie Banks is Mr. Cub, then who is the "Mr." for all the Other Teams? I decided to research and make a list with one for each team, with the exception of the Nationals, Rockies, Marlins, Rays, Pilots, and the Second incarnation of the Senators. I'd like to hear your comments.

(Teams Listed alphabetically by Team Nickname)

Mr. Atheltic: Catfish Hunter Jimmie Foxx, Sal Bando or Reggie Jackson. All have better "A's cred" than Hunter.

Mr. Angel: Rod Carew

Mr. Astro: Nolan Ryan Biggio or Bagwell.

Mr. Blue Jay: Dave Stieb

Mr. Brave: Hank Aaron

Mr. Brewer: Robin Yount

Mr. Brown: George Sisler

Mr. Cardinal: Stan Musial

Mr. Cub: Ernie Banks

Mr. Diamondback: Randy Johnson Luis Gonzalez, perhaps?

Mr. Dodger: Sandy Koufax Jackie Robinson, Duke Snider, Pee Wee Reese

Mr. Expo: Gary Carter

Mr. Giant: Willie Mays

Mr. Indian: Bob Feller

Mr. Mariner: Ken Griffey Jr.

Mr. Marlin: (None)

Mr. Met: Tom Seaver

Mr. National: (None)

Mr. Oriole: Cal Ripken Jr. Brooks Robinson, much as I like Ripken

Mr. Padre: Tony Gwynn

Mr. Phillie: Mike Schmidt Robin Roberts, Richie Ashburn

Mr. Pilot: (None)

Mr. Pirate: Honus Wagner Roberto Clemente, Willie Stargell

Mr. Ranger: Nolan Ryan Buddy Bell (okay, he's my distant cousin so I'm biased), Tom Grieve

Mr. Ray: (None)

Mr. Red: Johnny Bench Peter Edward Rose

Mr. Red Sock: Ted Williams

Mr. Rockie: (None)

Mr. Royal: George Brett

Mr. Senator (1901-1960): Walter Johnson

Mr. Senator (1961-1971): (None)

Mr. Tiger: Hank Greenberg

Mr. Twin: Harmon Killebrew

Mr. White Sock: Minnie Minoso

Mr. Yankee: Mickey Mantle Lou Gehrig. Not even a close 2nd.

Mr. Phillie is definitely Mike Schmidt. Roberts and Ashburn are both HOFers, and Ashburn went on to a career as a very popular announcer, but in addition to the 548 HRs (when that was a major accomplishment), the MVPs, and the SI covers, Schmidt is considered by most to be the greatest player ever at his position (apologies to Brooks), and more importantly - won what was up until last year the only championship in club history.

Might have been able to make a case for Lefty, but he didn't do interviews, didn't speak to the media or fans, and was basically only seen every fifth day. Didn't connect with anyone.

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I have no problem with Hank Aaron being Mr. Brave. He won a world series with the franchise, and is the people's Home Run King.

I'd say that Carl Crawford is Mr. Ray until Evan Longoria usurps him in the future.

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1. I'll admit that choosing Catfish Hunter as Mr. A wasn't the best decision, nor Sandy Koufax for the Dodgers, but those two teams were very hard to choose. I almist went with a representative for both the Brooklyn and LA Dogders as well as Philadelphia, Kansas City, and Oakland A's, seeing as how they have had different legacies in different cities.

2. It was also hard choosing the O's, with Ripken and Robinson.

3. For the Rangers and Astros, shouldn't Nolan Ryan be the one for at least one of them?

4. Randy Johnson is Mr. D-back because he's played for them twice and led them to their only World Series win.

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4. Randy Johnson is Mr. D-back because he's played for them twice and led them to their only World Series win.

But Luis Gonzalez is the man who hit the game winning hit to lead the diamondbacks to their only world series. People in Phoenix think of the Diamondbacks, they think of Luis Gonzalez as being their golden boy. When that man is in Phoenix he is considered a god. It's not all about awards, it's how you represent the team. Luis Gonzalez is always going to be remembered as Mr. Diamondback

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How about Andre Dawson for Mr. Expo? I don't understand how he is not in the HOF.

He's borderline. That means he's probably good enough in 10 years. He's just not good enough right now. Stats are like wine I guess, they get better with age.

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