So, who was your favorite player as a kid?

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    By Peter Abraham, Globe Staff Fred Lynn threw out the first pitch at Fenway on Friday night, zipping it in to Dustin Pedroia as the crowd cheered. I mentioned on Twitter that every kid with a glove in New England in 1975 wanted to be just like Lynn and a bunch of people responded with memories of that season and how he was their favorite player growing up. It seemed like a good idea for a blog post. So, who was your favorite baseball player growing up and why? My short list: 1. Doug Griffin. He was a second baseman 71-77 and was a fishing buddy of Carl Yastrzemski. As a kid, I remember thinking there must be no better life in the world than playing baseball and going fishing with Yaz. 2. George Brett. Thought the Royals had cool uniforms and he was their best player. Plus my dad told me his brother played for the Sox. 3. Jerry Remy. He was Somerset. When Jerry played for the Angels I can remember looking at newspaper box scores and hoping he got a few hits because he was "one of us." 4. Pudge Fisk. There was a time, boys and girls, when baseball players would drive to places and shake hands at car dealerships to make a few extra bucks. Pudge came to George O'Hara Chevrolet in New Bedford one day and I rode my bike to see him and stood in line to get something signed and shake his hand. He looked about eight feet tall. He is at Fenway on occasion and I always want to ask him if he remembers going to New Bedford. But he still looks eight feet tall.
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    Yaz, Carew and two Cardinals Lou Brock and Ted Simmons. All these guys were fun to watch for different reasons. 

    With Johnny Bench getting most of the news for his offense and defense, Simmons was quitely in my opinion the best SWH catcher ever.   Brock was also a great hitter and fun to watch on the base paths.  Yaz was probably one of the all round best players in the game and Rod the best hitter. 
     
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    Fisk. He was a fellow New Englander from NH. Who wouldn't love a guy ready to punch Munson or Pinella in the face.
     
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    My very first "favorite" when I started watching was Mike Andrews.

    I was never really sure what it was that I liked about him, I just always liked this guy.

    And who couldn't like Rico Petrocelli?
     
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    rico because he was italian, bill lee because he was a lefty...and lynn because he was amazing in 1975
     
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    Ozzie Smith, Dave Parker and Don Mattingly
     
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    Guess
     
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     Celerino Sanchez?..Tongue out
     
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    Yastrzemski, Rico (concur on the Italian part), Doug Griffin (because he played second base when I started playing little league), Luis Tiant.

    Right behind them
    Ray Culp, Sonny Siebert, Fisk, Bill Lee. 

    Rice and Evans hit the list in 1975, all the othher players made the list between 1969 and 1974 (ages 5 to 10 for me).

    On other teams
    Jim Palmer, Joe Rudi (liked his name).
     
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    Ted Williams
     
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    Thurman Munson, Nolan Ryan, Ron Guidry, Don Mattingly.
     
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    red sox OF...

    lynn CF

    rice LF

    evans RF

    i was so mad when we traded lynn for frank tanana and joe rudi...
     
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    sparky lyle, as a sox
     
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    Big Mo Vaughn.

     
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    Teddy ballgame. Great hitter, served in two wars, missed five seasons. He griped, but he did serve. Later a good manager in DC and TX. Not exactly mr nice guy, but really supported the Jimmy fund.
     
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    He looked pretty good, for about a week; ditto Bam Bam & Len Boehmer. Duke Carmel never looked good. Ross Moschitto (a Japanese Hawaiian) signed his autograph "Mickey's Legs". Whoop whoop, he played in the 1st game I attended as a kid.
     
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    Yastrzemski, Rico (concur on the Italian part), Doug Griffin (because he played second base when I started playing little league), Luis Tiant. Right behind them Ray Culp, Sonny Siebert, Fisk, Bill Lee.  Rice and Evans hit the list in 1975, all the othher players made the list between 1969 and 1974 (ages 5 to 10 for me). On other teams Jim Palmer, Joe Rudi (liked his name).
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    He would have worn a BOS uniform if it wasn't for Bowie Kuhn; who could forget that catch in the '72 Series.
     
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    ellis burks
    rick burleson
    mike greenwell
    pedro martinez
    george scott
     
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    Everything I had (bat, glove and little League uniform number) was the same as Ted Williams. Unfortunately the similarity ended there. Otherwise Frank Malzone, Rico and Tony C were my favorites.
     
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    Willie Mays and Harmon Killebrew
     
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      I loved Yas, Kline, And clemente.   They all Played for one team, and  played the game the right way. They were always a joy to watch.
     
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    Re: So, who was your favorite player as a kid?

    By far and away Yaz

    But also....................

    Seaver
    Ryan
    Eck
    Tiant
    The Steamer
    Rice
    Evans
    Brett
    Palmer
    Remy
     
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