The Greatest Outfield in Baseball History

By Ted Knorr

This article was published in the 2018 The National Pastime.

In 1966, the National League All-Star team fielded a lineup with arguably the greatest outfield ever to appear in a baseball game: Willie Mays, Roberto Clemente, and Hank Aaron. It seems reasonable to require greater longevity than 23 innings when trying to identify the greatest outfield in major-league history. Here are some other contenders. On July 12, 1966, National League All-Star manager Walter Alston wrote out a lineup card with arguably the greatest outfield ever to appear in a . . .

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