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2003 Player Survey
July 07, 2003
Who's the best manager? The worst umpire? The best-dressed player? Should Pete Rose be in the Hall? We wondered what the players think, so we went right to the source*
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July 07, 2003

2003 Player Survey

Who's the best manager? The worst umpire? The best-dressed player? Should Pete Rose be in the Hall? We wondered what the players think, so we went right to the source*

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6. Who gets the least from the most talent?

Ruben Rivera, Giants 29.3%
Raul Mondesi, Yankees 6.9%
Frank Thomas, White Sox 3.1%
Mo Vaughn, Mets 3.1%
Adrian Beltre, Dodgers 2.8%
Kyle Farnsworth, Cubs 2.8%

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? Rivera was the top choice in both the AL (32.1%) and the NL (27.0%).

7. What should be done with the designated hitter?

Abolish it 34.8%
Keep it as is 47.8%
Don't know 5.0%
Use it in both leagues 12.5%

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?Pitchers (46.4%) want the DH abolished much more than hitters (23.0%).
?NL players favor ditching the DH (41.9%) much more than AL players (27.0%).
?Among players with one year of experience or less, 56.5% voted to keep the DH.

8. Who's the best-dressed player?

Alex Rodriguez, Rangers 9.9%
Gary Sheffield, Braves 4.5%
Ellis Burks, Indians 3.5%
Reggie Sanders, Pirates 3.5%
Mike Cameron, Mariners 3.3%
Derek Jeter, Yankees 3.1%
Michael Tucker, Royals 3.1%

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