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