Terribles vs. Monsters Poll: Vote for the powerful Monsters firstbaseman!

mcmtcta.jpgNow this should be fun!

It’s time to vote for the Monsters firstbaseman in my Terribles vs Monsters project (more info here on this project).  Unlike the field for the Terribles team, there was plenty of firstbasemen to choose from.  I actually had to pare it down a bit.

No doubt, this will be a difficult choice.  Notice there are no J-4s in this group.  These guys earned their cards!  There are some big boppers and sharp sticks on the ballot.  I still haven’t made up my mind yet.

Each player’s name is linked to his original Monster Card Monday article written about him and his APBA card associated with it.

Monsters Team nominee for Firstbaseman

APBA card breakdown

1922 George Sisler 1B-5, 0-0-0-0-7-7-7-8-8-8-9-9-11-11-11, three 14s
1927 Lou Gehrig 1B-4, 1-1-3-5-5-6-6-7-8-9-10-10, five 14s
1930 Bill Terry 1B-5, 1-3-4-6-7-7-7-7-7-8-8-8-9-9-10, two 14s
1994 Jeff Bagwell 1B-4, 1-1-0-0-0-0-8-8-8-8-9-9-11, four 14s
1998 Mark McGwire 1B-3, 1-1-1-5-5-8-8-9-9, eight 14s


Note, there isn’t a Monster Card entry for Bill Terry.  All these months, I had thought I had done one for him.  I’m making an exception for Terry because well, 51-7, right?  My oversight will be corrected next Monday, for sure.

It’s your turn to vote!

Who should start at first base for the Monsters?

In related news, the polls for the catchers in my project have ended.  Here are the winners and the poll results!

Terribles Catcher

1967 Johnny Bench

Monsters Catcher

1931 Josh Gibson

1967 Bench C
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  1. This is the kind of voting I love. is there a bad choice? I took the Iron Horse

  2. i always loved sisler w/ a slick-fielding mad-base running 1B but gehrig is impossible to not pick…and to think he did it batting behind the babe.

  3. Best card in all of APBA for hitters.

  4. The thing is, for Bergen, it was a typical year.

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