MLB: All Decade Teams

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MLB: All Decade Teams

Years ago I went through Bill James Win Share totals and put together first, second and third team all league teams for each decade in each league. They were entirely based on each player's win share total for that decade, with no subjectivity involved. They went from the 1870s through the 1990s. Here they are.....

 

1876-1879
      FIRST TEAM                  SECOND TEAM             THIRD TEAM
C - Deacon White                 John Clapp                     Lew Brown
1B - Cal McVey                    Joe Start                        John Morrill
2B - Jack Burdock                 Ross Barnes                  Joe Gerhardt
3B - Cap Anson                     Bob Ferguson                King Kelly
SS - George Wright               John Peters                    Ezra Sutton
LF - Charley Jones                Tom York                       Andy Leonard
CF - Paul Hines                     Lip Pike                        Jack Remsen
RF - Jim O'Rourke                 Jack Manning                 Orator Shaffer
P - Tommy Bond                   Terry Larkin                    Monte Ward
P - Jim Devlin                        George Bradley              Will White

1880-1889
      FIRST TEAM                  SECOND TEAM             THIRD TEAM
C -  Buck Ewing                    Charlie Bennett              Jack Rowe
1B - Roger Connor                 Dan Brouthers               Cap Anson
2B - Hardy Richardson           Fred Dunlap                   Bid McPhee
3B - Ned Williamson              Ezra Sutton                   Arlie Latham
SS - Jack Glasscock              Monte Ward                 Tom Burns
LF - Harry Stovey                 Tip O'Neill         George Wood/Abner Daltrymple (tie)
CF - George Gore                  Paul Hines                    Pete Browning
RF - King Kelly                             Jim O'Rourke                 Chicken Wolf
P - Tim Keefe                                Pud Galvin                    Jim Whitney
P - Old Hoss Radbourne               Jim McCormick              Bob Caruthers
P - Mickey Welch                        Tony "Count" Mullane     John Clarkson


1890-1899
     FIRST TEAM                  SECOND TEAM                THIRD TEAM
C -  Duke Farrell                  Deacon McGuire                Chief Zimmer
1B - Jake Beckley               Dan Brouthers                    Roger Connor
2B - Cupid Childs                 Bid McPhee                      Bobby Lowe
3B - George Davis                John McGraw                    Bill Joyce
SS - Bill Dahlen                   Herman Long                     Hughie Jennings
LF - Ed Delahanty                Jesse Burkett                    Joe Kelley
CF - Billy Hamilton               George Van Haltren           Mike Griffin
RF - Hugh Duffy                    Mike Tiernan                     Jimmy Ryan
P - Kid Nichols                     Jack Stivetts                     Frank Dwyer
P - Cy Young                        Bill Hutchison                   Nig Cuppy
P - Amos Rusie                    Ted Breitenstein                Pink Hawley


NATIONAL LEAGUE - 1900-1909
    FIRST TEAM                  SECOND TEAM              THIRD TEAM
C -  Roger Bresnahan          Johnny Kling                    Pat Moran
1B - Frank Chance              Fred Tenney                    Dan McGann
2B - Claude Ritchey            Johnny Evers                   Miller Huggins
3B - Tommy Leach              Harry Steinfeldt                Art Devlin
SS - Honus Wagner             Bill Dahlen                      Joe Tinker
LF - Fred Clarke                  Jimmy Sheckard              Jimmy Slagle
CF - Roy Thomas                Ginger Beaumont             Cy Seymour
RF - Mike Donlin                  John Titus                       George Browne
P - Christy Mathewson         Three Finger Brown          Jack Taylor
P - Joe McGinnity                Sam Leever                     Bob Ewing
P - Vic Willis                       Deacon Phillippe              Noodles Hahn


AMERICAN LEAGUE - 1901-1909
    FIRST TEAM                  SECOND TEAM                  THIRD TEAM
C -  Ossee Schreckengost   Lou Criger                           Billy Sullivan
1B - Harry Davis                  Piano Legs Hickman            John Anderson
2B - Nap Lajoie                   Jimmy Williams                   Danny Murphy
3B - Bill Bradley                  Jimmy Collins                      Wid Conroy
SS - Bobby Wallace            George Davis                       Freddy Parent
LF - Topsy Hartsell              Patsy Dougherty                  George Stone
CF - Sam Crawford              Fielder Jones                       Chick Stahl
RF - Elmer Flick                  Willie Keeler                        Socks Seybold
P - Cy Young                      Jack Chesbro                       Addie Joss
P - Rube Waddell                Doc White                           George Mullin
P - Eddie Plank                   Jack Powell                         Bill Dineen


NATIONAL LEAGUE 1910-1919
    FIRST TEAM                    SECOND TEAM             THIRD TEAM
C -  Chief Meyers                  Art Wilson                      Bill Rariden
1B - Ed Konetchy                  Jake Daubert                  Fred Merkle
2B - Larry Doyle                    Johnny Evers   Miller Huggins/George Cutshaw (tie)
3B - Heinie Zimmerman          Heinie Groh                    Red Smith
SS - Art Fletcher                    Honus Wagner               Buck Herzog
LF -  Zack Wheat                   Sherry Magee                George Burns
CF - Dode Paskert                  Max Carey                    Benny Kauff
RF - Gavvy Cravath                 Wildfire Schulte             Chief Wilson
P - Grover Cleveland Alexander  Claude Hendrix            Rube Marquard
P - Hippo Vaughn                    Christy Mathewson        Lefty Tyler
P - Slim Sallee                        Babe Adams                 Dick Rudolph


AMERICAN LEAGUE - 1910-1919
    FIRST TEAM                  SECOND TEAM              THIRD TEAM
C -  Ray Schalk                  Wally Schang                  Steve O'Neill
1B - Stuffy McInnis              Chick Gandil                   Hal Chase
2B - Eddie Collins                Del Pratt                         Nap Lajoie
3B - Home Run Baker          Larry Gardner                  Eddie Foster
SS - Donie Bush                 Ray Chapman                  Buck Weaver
LF - Joe Jackson                 Duffy Lewis                     Bobby Veach
CF - Ty Cobb                      Tris Speaker                    Burt Shotton
RF - Harry Hooper              
Sam Crawford                  Amos Strunk
P - Walter Johnson              Smokey Joe Wood          Dutch Leonard
P - Ed Cicotte                      Eddie Plank                   Ed Walsh
P - Babe Ruth                      Ray Caldwell                  Hooks Dauss


NATIONAL LEAGUE - 1920-1929
    FIRST TEAM                       SECOND TEAM             THIRD TEAM
C -  Bob O'Farrell                      Gabby Hartnett              Bubble Hargrave
1B - George Kelly                     Jim Bottomley               Jack Fournier
2B - Rogers Hornsby                 Frankie Frisch               George Grantham
3B - Pie Traynor                       Andy High                      Jimmy Johnston
SS - Dave Bancroft                   Travis Jackson                Rabbit Maranville
LF - 
Zack Wheat                      Kiki Cuyler                    Irish Meusel
CF - Ed Roush                          Max Carey                    Hack Wilson
RF - Ross Youngs                     Cy Williams                  Curt Walker
P - Grover Cleveland Alexander   Dolph Luque                 Jesse Haines
P - Burleigh Grimes                   Dazzy Vance                Bill Sherdel
P - Eppa Rixey                          Wilbur Cooper               Lee Meadows
   

AMERICAN LEAGUE - 1920-1929
    FIRST TEAM                  SECOND TEAM               THIRD TEAM
C - 
Wally Schang              Muddy Ruel                      Mickey Cochrane
1B - Joe Judge                   George Sisler                    Lou Gehrig
2B - Eddie Collins               Marty McManus               Bucky Harris
3B - Jimmy Dykes              Willie Kamm                     Joe Dugan
SS - Joe Sewell                  Roger Peckinpaugh           Wally Gerber
LF -  Babe Ruth                  Goose Goslin                    Ken Williams
CF - Tris Speaker                Ty Cobb                           Al Simmons
RF - Harry Heilmann            Sam Rice                         Bob Meusel
P - Urban Shocker               Herb Pennock                  Sad Sam Jones
P - Eddie Rommel               Waite Hoyt                       Jack Quinn
P - Red Faber                      George Uhle                    Stan Coveleski


NATIONAL LEAGUE - 1930-1939
    FIRST TEAM                  SECOND TEAM              THIRD TEAM
C -
Gabby Hartnett             Ernie Lombardi         Spud Davis/Gus Mancuso (tie)       
1B -  Bill Terry                    Gus Suhr                         Rip Collins                      
2B - Billy Herman               Tony Cuccinello                Frankie Frisch
3B - Stan Hack                  Pepper Martin                   Pinky Whitney
SS - Arky Vaughan             Dick Bartell                      Woody English
LF - Joe Medwick               Chuck Klein                      Jo-Jo Moore
CF - Wally Berger               Lloyd Waner                     Kiki Cuyler
RF - Mel Ott                       Paul Waner                      Babe Herman
P - Carl Hubbell                  Lon Warneke                    Charlie Root
P - Dizzy Dean                   Paul Derringer                   Freddie Fitzsimmons
P - Larry French                  Ed Brandt                        Hal Schumacher


AMERICAN LEAGUE - 1930-1939
    FIRST TEAM                  SECOND TEAM               THIRD TEAM
C -  Bill Dickey                    Mickey Cochrane             Rick Ferrell
1B - Lou Gehrig                   Jimmie Foxx                    Hank Greenberg
2B - Charlie Gehringer          Buddy Myer                     Tony Lazzeri
3B - Red Rolfe                     Harlond Clift                     Pinky Higgins
SS - Joe Cronin                   Luke Appling                    Billy Rogell
LF - Al Simmons                
Goose Goslin                   Indian Bob Johnson
CF - Earl Averill                   Sammy West                   Joe DiMaggio
RF - Ben Chapman              Babe Ruth                       John Stone
P - Lefty Grove                    Mel Harder                       Ted Lyons
P - Red Ruffing                    Lefty Gomez                    Bump Hadley
P - Wes Ferrell                    Tommy Bridges                Earl Whitehill


NATIONAL LEAGUE - 1940-1949
    FIRST TEAM                  SECOND TEAM              THIRD TEAM
C -  Walker Cooper            
Ernie Lombardi                 Phil Masi
1B - Johnny Mize                Phil Cavaretta                  Frank McCormick
2B - Eddie Stanky              Lonnie Frey                      Billy Herman
3B - Bob Elliott                   Stan Hack                       Whitey Kurowski
SS - Marty Marion              Pee Wee Reese               Eddie Miller
LF -  Stan Musial                Enos Slaughter                Augie Galan
CF - Tommy Holmes           Johnny Hopp                    Pete Reiser
RF - Dixie Walker               Bill Nicholson                   Mel Ott
P - Bucky Walters              Rip Sewell                       Johnny Vander Meer
P - Mort Cooper                  Claude Passeau              Hank Borowy
P - Harry Brecheen             Kirby Higbe                      Jim Tobin


AMERICAN LEAGUE - 1940-1949
    FIRST TEAM                  SECOND TEAM              THIRD TEAM            
C -  Frankie Hayes              Buddy Rosar                   Bill Dickey
1B - Rudy York                   George McQuinn             Mickey Vernon
2B - Bobby Doerr                 Joe Gordon                    Snuffy Stirnweiss
3B - Ken Keltner                  Johnny Pesky                George Kell
SS - Lou Boudreau             
Luke Appling                   Vern Stephens
LF - Ted Williams                Charlie Keller                   Jeff Heath
CF - Joe DiMaggio               Stan Spence                   Dom DiMaggio
RF - Roy Cullenbine             Tommy Henrich               Wally Moses
P - Hal Newhouser               Dutch Leonard                 Tex Hughson
P - Dizzy Trout                    Tiny Bonham                   Spud Chandler
P - Bob Feller                      Bobo Newsom                 Nels Potter


NATIONAL LEAGUE - 1950-1959
    FIRST TEAM                  SECOND TEAM               THIRD TEAM
C - Roy Campanella            Del Crandall                      Smokey Burgess
1B - Gil Hodges                  Ted Kluszewski                 Joe Adcock
2B - Red Schoendienst       Jackie Robinson                Junior Gilliam
3B - Eddie Mathews           Puddin' Head Jones            Hank Thompson
SS - Alvin Dark                   Ernie Banks                      Johnny Logan
LF - 
Stan Musial                Del Ennis               Ralph Kiner/Hank Sauer (tie)
CF - Duke Snider                Richie Ashburn                  Willie Mays
RF - Hank Aaron                 Gus Bell                           Carl Furillo
P - Warren Spahn               Bob Rush                          Lew Burdette
P - Robin Roberts               Johnny Antonelli                Murray Dickson
P - Don Newcombe             Sal Maglie            Curt Simmons/Harvey Haddix (tie)          
RP - Hoyt Wilhelm              Clem Labine                      Roy Face


AMERICAN LEAGUE - 1950-1959
    FIRST TEAM                  SECOND TEAM                THIRD TEAM           
C -  Yogi Berra                    Sherm Lollar                     Jim Hegan
1B - Mickey Vernon             Earl Torgeson                   Ferris Fain
2B - Nellie Fox                    Bobby Avila                      Pete Runnels
3B - Eddie Yost                   Al Rosen                          Billy Goodman
SS - Gil McDougald             Ray Boone                       Harvey Kuenn
LF - Minnie Minoso             
Ted Williams                     Gene Woodling
CF - Mickey Mantle             Larry Doby                        Irv Noren
RF - Jackie Jensen              Vic Wertz                         Al Kaline
P - Early Wynn                    Mike Garcia                      Bobby Shantz
P - Billy Pierce                    Whitey Ford                      Frank Sullivan
P - Bob Lemon                    Ned Garver                        Virgil Trucks
RP - Ellis Kinder                  Gerry Staley                      Allie Reynolds


NATIONAL LEAGUE - 1960-1969
    FIRST TEAM                  SECOND TEAM               THIRD TEAM
C -  Joe Torre                      Tom Haller                       John Roseboro
1B - Willie McCovey            Orlando Cepada                Bill White
2B - Pete Rose                   Bill Mazeroski                   Tony Taylor
3B - Ron Santo                  
Eddie Mathews                 Richie Allen
SS - Maury Wills                 Dick Groat                       Leo Cardenas
LF -  Frank Robinson           Billy Williams                   Lou Brock
CF - Willie Mays                 Vada Pinson                     Curt Flood
RF - Hank Aaron                 Roberto Clemente             Johnny Callison
P - Juan Marichal                Sandy Koufax                   Claude Osteen
P - Bob Gibson                   Larry Jackson                   Chris Short
P - Don Drysdale                 Jim Maloney                     Gaylord Perry
RP - Ron Perranoski            Lindy McDaniel                 Roy Face


AMERICAN LEAGUE - 1960-1969
    FIRST TEAM                  SECOND TEAM                THIRD TEAM
C -  Bill Freehan                  Elston Howard                   Earl Battey
1B - Harmon Killebrew         Norm Cash                        Boog Powell
2B - Dick McAuliffe             Jerry Lumpe                       Bobby Richardson
3B - Brooks Robinson         Clete Boyer                        Pete Ward
SS - Jim Fregosi                 Luis Aparicio                      Ron Hansen
LF - Carl Yastrzemski          Frank Howard                    Rocky Colavito
CF -
Mickey Mantle             Tom Tresh                         Jimmie Hall
RF - Al Kaline                     Bob Allison                        Roger Maris
P - Jim Bunning                  Whitey Ford                       Camilo Pascual
P - Jim Kaat                       Milt Pappas                        Jim Perry
P - Dean Chance                Earl Wilson                         Sam McDowell
RP - Hoyt Wilhelm              Stu Miller                            Dick Hall


NATIONAL LEAGUE - 1970-1979
   FIRST TEAM                  SECOND TEAM              THIRD TEAM
C - Johnny Bench               Ted Simmons                 Manny Sanguillen
1B - Willie Stargell              Tony Perez                     Bob Watson
2B - Joe Morgan                 Davey Lopes                   Dave Cash
3B - Mike Schmidt              Darrell Evans                  Ron Cey
SS - Dave Concepcion        Chris Speier                    Larry Bowa
LF -
Pete Rose                   Lou Brock                      Greg Luzinski
CF - Cesar Cedeno             Al Oliver                          Rick Monday
RF - Bobby Bonds              Reggie Smith                  Dave Parker
P - Tom Seaver                  Andy Messersmith           Tommy John
P - Phil Niekro                   Jerry Koosman                 Burt Hooton
P - Steve Carlton                Rick Reuschel                 Dave Roberts
P - Don Sutton                   Rick Wise                       Steve Rogers
RP - Mike Marshall             Tug McGraw                   Gene Garber


AMERICAN LEAGUE - 1970-1979
   FIRST TEAM                  SECOND TEAM              THIRD TEAM
C - Thurman Munson          Gene Tenace                   Carlton Fisk
1B - John Mayberry            George Scott                   Chris Chambliss
2B - Rod Carew                  Bobby Grich                    Jorge Orta
3B - Graig Nettles               Sal Bando                       George Brett
SS - Toby Harrah                Bert Campaneris              Fred Patek
LF - 
Carl Yastrzemski        Roy White                       Joe Rudi
CF - Amos Otis                  Bobby Murcer                  Mickey Rivers
RF - Reggie Jackson           Ken Singleton                  Jeff Burroughs
DH - Rusty Staub               Don Baylor                       Hal McRae
P - Jim Palmer                    Nolan Ryan                     Wilbur Wood
P - Gaylord Perry                Luis Tiant                        Mickey Lolich
P - Ferguson Jenkins           Catfish Hunter                 Jim Kaat
P - Bert Blyleven                 Vida Blue                        Bill Lee
RP - Rollie Fingers              Sparky Lyle                     John Hiller


NATIONAL LEAGUE - 1980-1989
   FIRST TEAM                  SECOND TEAM                THIRD TEAM
C -  Gary Carter                  Terry Kennedy                  Mike Scioscia
1B - Keith Hernandez          Darrell Evans                    Leon Durham
2B - Ryne Sandberg            Steve Sax                        Tommie Herr
3B -
Mike Schmidt              Tim Wallach                     Ken Oberkfell
SS - Ozzie Smith                Garry Templeton               Dickie Thon
LF - Tim Raines                  Pedro Guerrero                 Jose Cruz
CF - Dale Murphy                Andre Dawson                  Brett Butler
RF - Jack Clark                   Tony Gwynn                     Darryl Strawberry
P - Fernando Valenzuela      John Tudor                       Mario Soto
P - Bob Welch                    Rick Sutcliffe                    Dwight Gooden
P - Nolan Ryan                    Rick Rhoden                    Rick Reuschel
P - Orel Hershiser                Steve Carlton                   Jerry Reuss
RP - Lee Smith                   Jeff Reardon                     Greg Minton


AMERICAN LEAGUE - 1980-1989
   FIRST TEAM                  SECOND TEAM                  THIRD TEAM
C -  Lance Parrish               Carlton Fisk                     &

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