I had forgotten how much I love this thread.
Gonna go with guys who aren't ethnic, but are of height extremes (very short or very tall). Thank you, Yahoo and Wikipedia. I defined short as 5'6" or shorter, and tall as 6'8" or taller.
SP - Randy Johnson, 6'10"
RP - Jon Rauch, 6'11"
1B - Nate Freiman, 6'8"
2B - Stubby Magner, 5'3"
3B - Mike McCormack, 5'3"
SS - Rabbit Maranville, 5'5" or Phil Rizzuto, 5'6"
C - Tony Rego, 5'4"
RF - Wee Willie Keeler, 5'4"
CF - Bob Emmerich, 5'3"
LF - Hack Wilson, 5'6" (he's actually a CF; I moved him over in favor of Emmerich)
DH/Utility - Eddie Gaedel, 3'7"
Thanks! I had thought Dustin Pedroia could make my list, but he's 5'9". Must be the camera angles!
I think it's that the players are taller, as an average, now.
That's interesting - true for many re nutrition (et al) over the years, but probably also true re sports changes. (I still like short basketball..)
We are lacking a Japanese team.
I suppose most of the team members have played only in the Japanese League.
I know the starting pitchers would be Masaichi Kaneda and Kazuhisa Inao, from the 50s-60s-, and that both Hideki Matsui and Ichiro Suzuki deserve a place in the outfield. But not much more.
I had read about a article of a Mexican baseball player named_Leo Pajo" who came to the U.S. and played class C baseball and was offered to play baseball with the White Sox and issues came and another offer from the White Sox to play and that season he played a game with a team who had a new player that had just came to play with the team one month earlier only and he had played first base and later player the outfield and when he played in the game with leo Najo in different teams and the were playing and when they(Bodie and Leo) collided in cause Leo to get serious injured and had said that bodie had colided it was meant to crash to him etc. and the fast runner leo and then later played for the White Sox and it cause him a broken bone on one leg below the knee adn in Spring training with the White Sox his statistics were good enought to play in the major Leagues in had mentioned in the article and Leo Najo was a consistently good hitter and a fast runner and had incredible speed the article had mentioned and one of his ability wqs his good catching ability!
Great information “joefromchicago”. Can you share more information about these players? Also like to know more about MEXICAN team.