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MLB History: All-A Team

So, I got this idea in one of the last threads to work on figuring out what the All Alphabet teams would be in MLB history. The work is simple: Put together the best team of players whose last names all start with each individual letter of the alphabet. I've started the project here, and will keep it up every now and then when I have the time. In theory, this will end with two 13 team leagues that can square off in the nerdiest corners of this website*.

My criteria were rough, and simple, which is why I need your help finalizing this roster. I looked for two things: Hall of Famers, and 15+ year careers. That leaves out a LOT of good players, but good golly I can't go through each of these guys individually. I had to give myself something.

The problem with the system is that it's bad. The cool thing about the system is that it makes this team perfect for debate. I'll post the roster that I landed using this methodology, and I challenge you to name guys who need to be on there over one of the guys I have--with a justification, of course.

I also tried to keep guys at their most played positions. Shuffling is fun and all, but this seems better to me.

In some cases, your work will be easy. For instance, your argument for Jeremy Accardo over EMPTY RELIEF PITCHING SLOT is airtight. You just won that case. Good for you! In other cases, it will be a lot more interesting. With no further ado, though, here's the preliminary All-A Team. Hall of Famers are marked by a + sign. The rest should be self explanatory. In this case, we were even able to put together a coaching staff. That may not happen every time.

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C Sandy Alomar

1B Cap Anson +

2B Roberto Alomar +

3B Dick Allen

SS Luke Appling +

LF Moises Alou

CF Richie Ashburn +

RF Hank Aaron +

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C Brad Ausmus

1B Joe Adcock

OF Earl Averill +

OF Bobby Abreu

MI Luis Aparicio +

MI Rich Aurilia

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SP (R) Pete Alexander +

SP (L) Wilson Alvarez

SP (R) Babe Adams

SP (L) Johnny Antonelli

SP (R) Red Ames

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RP (L) Hank Aguirre

RP (R) Larry Andersen

RP (R) Ted Abernathy

RP (R) Pete Appleton

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CL (R) Rick Aguilera

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Manager: Sparky Anderson

Bench Coach: Walter Alston

1B Coach: Cap Anson

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*According to BBR, there will be no X team. That is going to make scheduling a real pain.

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