Who's on your team of St. Pete's finest?

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February

To salute the history of spring training in St. Petersburg, from 1914-2008, we selected an all-time team of players who trained here. The idea was to pick the most accomplished players at each position, giving weight to how long they trained here, and being representative of each era.

Here are the teams: 1914 St. Louis Browns, 1915-18 Philadelphia Phillies, 1922-37 Boston Braves, 1925-61 New York Yankees, 1938-97 St. Louis Cardinals, 1951 New York Giants, 1962-87 New York Mets, 1992-95 Baltimore Orioles, 1998-2008 Tampa Bay Rays.

And here's what we came up with:
Outfielders - Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle and Stan Musial
DH - Babe Ruth
Catcher - Yogi Berra
1B - Lou Gehrig
2B - Red Schoendienst
SS - Ozzie Smith
3B - Wade Boggs
Starting pitchers - Grover Cleveland Alexander, Steve Carlton, Whitey Ford, Bob Gibson, Tom Seaver
Reliever - Bruce Sutter
Manager - Casey Stengel

But enough about us.
We want to know what you think.
So go to the comments area below and give us your team of St. Pete's finest.

[Last modified: Monday, December 21, 2009 12:33am]

    

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