From SABR member Graham Womack at Baseball Past and Present on April 15, 2012:
Over the past two months, I conducted a project having people vote on nine-player all-time dream teams. The idea was for voters to pick a team to win a one-off, sandlot game, the ultimate cosmic playoff. This wasn’t about a 25-man roster or designated hitters or relievers, just finding nine players to win a game. I received more than 600 votes in all from a mix of baseball figures, fellow writers, and others.
To help with the presentation and do justice to the subject matter, I recruited a number of my favorite baseball writers and hired an illustrator, Sarah Wiener to create trading cards for each player. Like the cards? A complimentary set can be had for the first 100 people who donate $25 to 826 Valencia, a non-profit that teaches journalism to kids. We’re looking to raise $3,000 and, as of press time, we’re about halfway there. If everyone who reads this post donates even a dollar, we’ll shatter the goal. To donate, go here.
All this being said, the nine-player all-time dream lineup is below in defensive order, with full results of voting posted farther down:
In addition to Womack, the founder of BPP, SABR members Diane Firstman, Stacey Gotsulias, Marty Appel and Rory Paap wrote for the project while dozens of other SABR members voted. Read the full article here: http://baseballpastandpresent.com/2012/04/15/bpp-all-time-dream-project/
Originally published: April 16, 2012. Last Updated: April 16, 2012.