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Mr. ________

Mar 18, 2013, 1:34 PM EDT

Mr. Mister

We all know that Jeff Conine is “Mr. Marlin.”  At least I hope we know that, because that sort of thing is worth knowing. But who is the “Mr.____” of all the other teams? Rob Neyer takes a stab at it today over at Baseball Nation. And it’s a pretty good stab.

There are a few some might take issue with, of course. I bet if you asked 100 Reds fans of a certain age who their “Mr. Red” is 87 of them would say Pete Rose and not Johnny Bench, but since Rose is excluded from everything else I get why he’s excluded here. I tend to think that “Mr. Yankee” should be someone who never wore another team’s uniform, so I’d probably go with Gehrig or DiMaggio over Ruth. After all, this isn’t about the best player, just the one that typifies the franchise in some important way.

Anyway, fun mental exercise.

  1. shaggytoodle - Mar 18, 2013 at 5:30 PM

    Mr. Milwaukee- Bob Uecker

  2. tigresnyc - Mar 18, 2013 at 5:58 PM

    Kaline not Cobb for Mr. Tiger. Sorry

  3. superpriebe - Mar 18, 2013 at 6:35 PM

    If the Nationals are a separate entity from the Expos, I think we need a “Mr. Expo”

    • raysfan1 - Mar 18, 2013 at 7:55 PM

      That’s easy–Gary Carter.

    • theolgoaler - Mar 18, 2013 at 7:58 PM

      Vlad Guerrero? Le Grand Orange, Rusty Staub? Andre Dawson? Tim Raines?

  4. manchestermiracle - Mar 18, 2013 at 7:36 PM

    Koufax is a good choice, but I’d have to go with the one guy who’s been with the Dodgers since before they left Brooklyn: Vin Scully.

  5. andrewproughcfe - Mar 18, 2013 at 7:57 PM

    There can be no doubt about who Mr. Pirate is – the greatest humanitarian (and one of the greatest players) in baseball history – the man who set the standard for how to be a man, a father, a savior of his native country – Pittsburgh’s greatest hero and greatest loss, for whom a river of tears were cried at his passing – Roberto Clemente.

    • professor59 - Mar 18, 2013 at 10:10 PM

      Spoken like an out-of-towner. Everyone should know it was and is Pops Stargell.

      • andrewproughcfe - Mar 20, 2013 at 12:44 AM

        Spoken like a youngster. Everyone should know that Stargell calls Clemente his mentor, and says that Roberto taught him plate discipline and defense.

        Not a bad problem though. Two guys who are both legends to choose from.

  6. hcf95688 - Mar 19, 2013 at 9:44 AM

    I can see Connie Mack as Mr. Athletics, but Rickey is definitely Mr. OAKLAND Athletics,

  7. dexterismyhero - Mar 19, 2013 at 2:18 PM

    Would Tom Selleck be Mr. “Tokyo” Giant?

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