Who was your favorite ballplayer when you were a kid?
<<< Nolan Ryan, P .... 10%
Ken Griffey Jr., OF .... 6%>>>
Cal Ripken Jr., SS .... 6%
Will Clark, 1B .... 6%
FAST FACTS Ryan, who retired in '93, is the alltime leader in strikeouts (5,714) and no-hitters (seven); he got 19.1% of the pitchers' vote.... Aside from Griffey Jr., pitchers Roger Clemens, Greg Maddux and Pedro Martinez were active players in the top 15 vote-getters.... Nonpitchers chose Ripken Jr. (8.9%).... A career .303 batter, Clark hit .319 with 21 homers in 2000, his last season.
[Based on a survey of 469 MLB players] ? For an expanded version of the poll go to SI.com/players.