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Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Winfield not in Top 100 all-time

By Andrew Marchand

In a fun project, ESPN.com has put together the Top 100 players of all-time. I have a feeling a certain Yankee that wore No. 3 will end up No. 1, but we will have to wait and see.

On Tuesday, No. 76-100 and the list of snubs have been presented. Not making the Top 100 is none other than Mr. May, Dave Winfield, who, according to our experts, was not as good a baseball player as Mark McGwire, Gary Carter and Mike Piazza, to name a few. Winfield finished 104 in the voting.


Winfield is your classic compiler -- an excellent player for a long time (3,110 career hits) who led the league in any category in only one season (118 RBIs in 1979).

That lack of dominance, plus a career .208 postseason average that made George Steinbrenner call him Mr. May, is why he's outside the 100.


There is so much fun stuff that I'm just that I'm giving two links. First, the initial list from 125-76 and then to the MLB page so you can read all the hot debates. Over the next two days, we will countdown to, I presume, The Babe.