For one day in 2013, 90s baseball was alive and well. Ken Griffey Jr was honored in Seattle, while Hideo Nomo, Eric Karros, and Tommy Lasorda shared a laugh pre-game in Los Angeles. All this got me thinking, what would my All-Childhood Team roster look like? Of course, it’d be a bit biased towards Dodgers. But besides that, who would it be? So here we go. This is strictly based on how I will remember baseball during my childhood, who I followed, and players who, to this day, stand out in my memory. 25 man roster.
Catcher - Mike Piazza
1st Base - Eric Karros
2nd Base - Craig Biggio
Shortstop - Derek Jeter
3rd Base - Chipper Jones
Outfield - Ken Griffey Jr, Tim Salmon, Shawn Green
Starting Pitching - Greg Maddux, Randy Johnson, Hideo Nomo, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz
Relief Pitching - Mariano Rivera, Trevor Hoffman, Eric Gagne, Troy Percival
Bench - Cal Ripkin Jr, Tony Gwynn, Todd Helton, Jeff Bagwell, Edgar Martinez, Raul Mondesi, Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez, Nomar Garciaparra
Manager - Tommy Lasorda
These players couldn’t make the 25 man roster, but they deserve a shout-out.
Honorable Mention: Eric Young, Chan Ho Park, Tim Wakefield, David Wells, Mark McGwire, Bernie Williams, Jorge Posada, Larry Walker, Tom Glavine, Mark Grace
Not mentioned above, but worth mentioning just because 13 year old Alex thought they were awesome…these guys: