The Info List - Major League Baseball All-Century Team

In 1999, the Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball
All-Century Team was chosen by popular vote of fans. To select the team, a panel of experts first compiled a list of the 100 greatest Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball
players from the past century. Over two million fans then voted on the players using paper and online ballots.[1] The top two vote-getters from each position, except outfielders (nine), and the top six pitchers were placed on the team. A select panel then added five legends to create a thirty-man team:[1]—Warren Spahn (who finished #10 among pitchers), Christy Mathewson
Christy Mathewson
(#14 among pitchers), Lefty Grove
Lefty Grove
(#18 among pitchers), Honus Wagner
Honus Wagner
(#4 among shortstops), and Stan Musial
Stan Musial
(#11 among outfielders).[1] The nominees for the All-Century team were presented at the 1999 All-Star Game at Fenway Park. Preceding Game 2 of the 1999 World Series, the members of the All-Century Team were revealed. Every living player named to the team attended. For the complete list of the 100 players nominated, see The MLB All-Century Team.


1 Selected players 2 Pete Rose
Pete Rose
controversy 3 See also 4 References 5 External links

Selected players[edit]

Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax

Player Player's name

Position Players's position

Votes Number of votes

* 'Legends' chosen by select panel

** Player still active in 1999

ö Player is deceased

† Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame

Player Position Votes

Ryan, NolanNolan Ryan† Pitcher 992,040

Koufax, SandySandy Koufax† Pitcher 970,434

Young, CyCy Young†ö Pitcher 867,523

Clemens, RogerRoger Clemens** Pitcher 601,244

Gibson, BobBob Gibson† Pitcher 582,031

Johnson, WalterWalter Johnson†ö Pitcher 479,279

Spahn, WarrenWarren Spahn†ö* Pitcher 337,215

Mathewson, ChristyChristy Mathewson†ö* Pitcher 249,747

Grove, LeftyLefty Grove†ö* Pitcher 142,169

Bench, JohnnyJohnny Bench† Catcher 1,010,403

Berra, YogiYogi Berra†ö Catcher 704,208

Gehrig, LouLou Gehrig†ö First baseman 1,207,992

McGwire, MarkMark McGwire** First baseman 517,181

Robinson, JackieJackie Robinson†ö Second baseman 788,116

Hornsby, RogersRogers Hornsby†ö Second baseman 630,761

Schmidt, MikeMike Schmidt† Third baseman 855,654

Robinson, BrooksBrooks Robinson† Third baseman 761,700

Ripken, Jr., CalCal Ripken, Jr.†** Shortstop 669,033

Banks, ErnieErnie Banks†ö Shortstop 598,168

Wagner, HonusHonus Wagner†ö* Shortstop 526,740

Ruth, BabeBabe Ruth†ö Outfielder 1,158,044

Aaron, HankHank Aaron† Outfielder 1,156,782

Williams, TedTed Williams†ö Outfielder 1,125,583

Mays, WillieWillie Mays† Outfielder 1,115,896

DiMaggio, JoeJoe DiMaggio†ö Outfielder 1,054,423

Mantle, MickeyMickey Mantle†ö Outfielder 988,168

Cobb, TyTy Cobb†ö Outfielder 777,056

Griffey, Jr., KenKen Griffey, Jr.†** Outfielder 645,389

Rose, PetePete Rose Outfielder 629,742

Musial, StanStan Musial†ö* Outfielder 571,279

Pete Rose
Pete Rose
controversy[edit] There was controversy over the inclusion in the All-Century Team of Pete Rose, who had been banned from baseball for life 10 years earlier. Some questioned Rose's presence on a team officially endorsed by Major League Baseball, but fans at the stadium gave him a standing ovation. During the on-field ceremony, which was emceed by Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully, NBC Sports' Jim Gray questioned Rose about his refusal to admit to gambling on baseball.[2] Gray's interview became controversial, with some arguing that it was good journalism,[3] while others objected that the occasion was an inappropriate setting for Gray's persistence.[4] After initially refusing to do so, Gray apologized a few days later.[5] On January 8, 2004, more than four years later, Rose admitted publicly to betting on baseball games in his autobiography My Prison Without Bars. See also[edit]

Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball
All-Time Team, a similar team chosen by the Baseball Writers Association of America
Baseball Writers Association of America
in 1997 Latino Legends Team DHL Hometown Heroes (2006): the most outstanding player in the history of each MLB franchise, based on on-field performance, leadership quality and character value Baseball awards § United States List of MLB awards Team of the century National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum


^ a b c All-Century Team Information "All Century Team" Check url= value (help). Baseball Almanac. Retrieved 2011-11-28.  ^ Pete Rose
Pete Rose
transcript with Jim Gray ^ Top 10 Most Embarrassing TV/Radio Interview Moments ^ Darren Everson (27 October 1999). "Chad Shows No Curtis-y To Gray After Game-winner". New York Daily News.  ^ George Solomon; Dave Sheinin (27 October 1999). "Gray's Apology Is Not Enough for Players". Washington Post. p. D1. 

External links[edit]

All-Century Team Vote Totals from ESPN.com All-Century Team DVD from Amazon.com All-Century Team Information from Baseball Almanac

v t e

Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball
All-Century Team


Nolan Ryan Sandy Koufax Cy Young Roger Clemens Bob Gibson Walter Johnson Warren Spahn Christy Mathewson Lefty Grove


Johnny Bench Yogi Berra


Lou Gehrig Mark McGwire Jackie Robinson Rogers Hornsby Mike Schmidt Brooks Robinson Cal Ripken Jr. Ernie Banks Honus Wagner


Babe Ruth Hank Aaron Ted Williams Willie Mays Joe DiMaggio Mickey Mantle Ty Cobb Ken Griffey Jr. Pete Rose Stan Musial

v t e

Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball
on NBC

Related programs

Baseball Night in America (1994–1995) Major League Baseball: An Inside Look (1979–1989) Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball
Game of the Week (1957–1964; 1966–1989) Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball
on NBC Radio (1927–1938; 1957–1975) Monday Night Baseball (1967–1975)

Misc. programs

Cavalcade of Sports USA Thursday Game of the Week (1979–1983)

Related articles

The Baseball Network World Series television ratings Television contracts

NBC's owned & operated TV stations

W2XBS (later WNBT) (New York Yankees, 1939–1945) WCAU
10 (Philadelphia Phillies, 2014–present) KCST 39 (later KNSD) (San Diego Padres, 1971–1972; 1984–1986) KNTV
11 (San Francisco Giants, 2008–present)

NBC Sports

Bay Area (San Francisco Giants) California (Oakland Athletics) Chicago (Chicago Cubs & White Sox) Philadelphia (Philadelphia Phillies) New York (New York Mets)


Ford Gillette National Bohemian


The Baseball Network All-Star Game ALCS ALDS NLCS NLDS World Series

Key figures

Mel Allen Jim Britt Jack Buck Skip Caray Bob Carpenter Bob Costas Dick Enberg Bill Enis Joe Garagiola Curt Gowdy Greg Gumbel Merle Harmon Ernie Harwell Charlie Jones George Kell Jon Miller Monte Moore Bob Neal Lindsey Nelson Bill O'Donnell Jay Randolph Ted Robinson Vin Scully Jim Simpson Chuck Thompson Gary Thorne Pete van Wieren Bob Wolff Jim Woods

Color commentators

Sal Bando Bucky Dent Larry Dierker Don Drysdale Leo Durocher Joe Garagiola Ken Harrelson Fred Haney Tommy Hutton Jim Kaat Sandy Koufax Tony Kubek Ron Luciano John Lowenstein Mickey Mantle Tim McCarver Joe Morgan Bobby Murcer Wes Parker Pee Wee Reese Al Rosen Tom Seaver Mike Shannon Joe Torre Bob Uecker Bill Veeck Maury Wills

Guest commentators

Rick Dempsey Barry Larkin Ronald Reagan Mike Schmidt Don Sutton Bobby Valentine


Mike Adamle Marv Albert Len Berman Jimmy Cefalo Gayle Gardner Bryant Gumbel Bill Macatee Keith Olbermann Ahmad Rashād Hannah Storm

Field reporters

Johnny Bench Jim Gray Jimmy Roberts Craig Sager Bob Wischusen


Regular season games

#715 (1974) "The Sandberg Game" (1984)

Tie-breaker games

1951 National League tie-breaker series
1951 National League tie-breaker series
(Games 2-3) 1962 National League tie-breaker series

LCS games

"Go crazy folks!" (1985) Jeffrey Maier (1996) "Grand Slam Single" (1999)

World Series games

Subway Series "The Catch (1954)" Don Larsen's Perfect Game (1956) "Shoe polish incident" (1969) "Fisk Waves it Fair" (1975) Michael Sergio (1986) "It gets through Buckner!" (1986) Kirk Gibson's home run (1988) All-Century Team (1999)


"Broken Wings" "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" "Don't Look in My Eyes" "Fame" "Limelight" "One Moment in Time" "The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of"


The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. "Chase" "Don't Turn Away" "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" The Untouchables

World Series

1947 (Games 1 & 5) 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1978 1980 1982 1984 1986 1988 1995 (Games 2–3, & 6) 1997 1999

AL Championship

1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1977 1979 1981 1983 1985 1987 1989 1995 (Games 3–6) 1996 1998 2000

NL Championship

1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1977 1979 1981 1983 1985 1987 1989 1995 (Games 3–4) 1997 1999

AL Division Series

1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000

NL Division Series

1981 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999

All-Star Game

1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959: First–Second 1960: First–Second 1961: First–Second 1962: First–Second 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1977 1979 1981 1983 1985 1987 1989 1994 1996 1998 2000


Pre-Game of the Week

1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956

Game of the Week era

1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 (All-Star Game and World Series only) 1966 (exclusive coverage begins) 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989

The Baseball Network
The Baseball Network

1994 1995

No regular season coverage

1996 1997 19