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Joe Posnanski's Hall of Five

http://joeposnanski.com/joeblogs/the-hall-of-five/

I love this question.

It’s a simple question: You get to start your own Baseball Hall of Fame. Remember, you are starting the Hall of Fame from scratch so every player, executive, announcer, contributor and pioneer in baseball history is available to you. Only catch is — you can only include five people.

It's essentially the Mt. Rushmore of baseball, and seems like an incredibly difficult question. So I wonder, what would other McCoven do in this circumstance?

My personal reasoning is that the sport has always had the players at its face, and while the contributions of Branch Rickey and many others have been invaluable, I think the players best represent the sport. So I selected Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Willie Mays, Cy Young, and Walter Johnson. I'm not entirely happy with the list. I felt that some pitchers should be included, and Young and Johnson seem to be two of the best statistical pitchers in their full body of work, but excluding anybody who's played since the 60s feels a bit odd to me, and ultimately their selection feels a bit arbitrary. I'm open to changing my own list, even though my vote is already in.

Who would be in your Hall of Five? (Feel free to go vote in Joe's poll behind the link, too.)

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