Survey Says: The Best Players in Baseball's Last 20 Years

D.A.Senior Writer ISeptember 9, 2009

Survey Says: The Best Players in Baseball's Last 20 Years

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    SEATTLE - MAY 22:  Ken Griffey Jr. of the Seattle Mariners bats during the game against the San Francisco Giants on May 22, 2009 in Seattle, Washington. The Mariners defeated the Giants 2-1 in twelve innings. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Catcher: Ivan Rodriguez

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    ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 01:  Designated hitter Ivan Rodriguez #7 of the Texas Rangers hits a single against the Toronto Blue Jays on September 1, 2009 at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

First Base: Albert Pujols

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 19:  Albert Pujols #5 of the St. Louis Cardinals looks on during the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on August 19, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Second Base: Roberto Alomar

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    3 Apr 2000:  Roberto Alomar #12 of the Cleveland Indians at bat during the game against the Baltimore Orioles at the Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland. The Indians defeated the Orioles 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Doug Pensinger  /Allsport

Third Base: Chipper Jones

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    NEW YORK - MAY 12:  Chipper Jones #10 of the Atlanta Braves plays the field against the New York Mets on May 12, 2009 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The Mets defeated the Braves 4-3 in ten innings.  (Pho

Shortstop: Cal Ripken, Jr.

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    5 Oct 2001:  Cal Ripken #8 of the Baltimore Orioles returns the bench after a foul pop fly out as the Boston Red Sox defeated the Baltimore Orioles 5-0 at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland. <<<DIGITAL IMAGE>> Mandatory Credit: Doug Pensin

Left Field: Ricky Henderson

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    4 Apr 1998:  Rickey Henderson #24 of the Oakland Athletics looks on during a game against the New York Yankees at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California. The Athletics defeated the Yankees 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Otto Greule Jr.  /Allsport

Center Field: Ken Griffey, Jr.

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    SEATTLE - AUGUST 16:  Ken Griffey Jr. #24 of the Seattle Mariners bats during the MLB game against the New York Yankees on August 16, 2009 at Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington. The Mariners defeated the Yankees 10-3. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Image

Right Field: Tony Gwynn

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    7 Oct 2001:  Right fielder Tony Gwynn #19 of the San Diego Padres acknowledges the crowd during the Major League Baseball game against the Colorado Rockies at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California.  The Rockies defeated the Padres 14-5.  Mandatory Cre

Designated Hitter: Frank Thomas

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    CHICAGO - MAY 2:  Designated hitter Frank Thomas #35 of the Chicago White Sox hits a solo home run in the fourth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays on May 2, 2004 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox defeated the Blue Jays 3-2.  (P

Left Handed Pitcher: Randy Johnson

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    SAN FRANCISCO - SEPTEMBER 5:  Pitcher Randy Johnson #51 the Arizona Diamondbacks delivers against the San Francisco Giants during the game at SBC Park on September 5, 2004 in San Francisco, California. The Giants won 4-1.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Ima

Right Handed Pitcher: Greg Maddux

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    CHICAGO - OCTOBER 3:  Greg Maddux #31 of the Atlanta Braves throws against the Chicago Cubs during game three of the National League Division Series on October 3, 2003 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois.  The Cubs defeated the Braves 3-1.  (Photo by Br

Closer: Mariano Rivera

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    NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 07:  Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays during the game on September 7, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Manager: Bobby Cox

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    7 APR 1994:  ATLANTA BRAVES MANAGER BOBBY COX IN THE DUGOUT DURING THE BRAVES VERSUS SAN DIEGO PADRES GAME AT JACK MURPHY STADIUM IN SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA.  MANDATORY CREDIT:  STEPHEN DUNN/ALLSPORT