03/28/08 12:44 PM ET
Rays name all-time team at Al Lang
Front office selects immortals from field's 87-year history
By Bill Chastain / MLB.com
Members of the Rays' front office selected the players from the following teams that held Spring Training on the site: Boston Braves (1922-37), New York Yankees (1925-42, 1946-50, 1952-61), St. Louis Cardinals (1938-42, 1946-97), New York Giants (1951), New York Mets (1962-87), Baltimore Orioles (1992-95) and the Rays (1998-2008).
The players include:
Catcher: Yogi Berra and Gary Carter
First base: Stan Musial and Lou Gehrig
Second base: Rogers Hornsby and Red Schoendienst
Third base: Wade Boggs and Ken Boyer
Shortstop: Ozzie Smith and Cal Ripken
Outfield: Joe DiMaggio, Willie Mays, Monte Irvin, Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, Lou Brock, Babe Ruth and Darryl Strawberry
Starting pitcher: Bob Gibson, Tom Seaver, Nolan Ryan, Whitey Ford and Steve Carlton
Closer: Dennis Eckersley and Lee Smith
Bill Chastain is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.