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June 09, 2008
Who is your alltime favorite player?
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June 09, 2008

Si Players Mlb Poll

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Who is your alltime favorite player?

Nolan Ryan, Retired P 15%

Ken Griffey Jr., Reds OF 6%

Cal Ripken Jr., Retired SS 5%

Ozzie Smith, Retired SS 3%

Don Mattingly, Retired 1B 3%

Padres righty Greg Maddux, whose 1.5% tied Babe Ruth for 18th, was the only active player besides Griffey among the top 24 vote-getters.... Among pitchers, 27% chose Ryan, the alltime strikeout leader with 5,714.... Hit King Pete Rose (page 34) finished eighth at 2.6%.... Of the 61 players who got multiple votes, San Diego closer Trevor Hoffman (two votes) was the only reliever.

[Based on a survey of 495 MLB players] ? For more on the poll, and to comment on it, go to