Baseball's 30 Most Boring Stars Ever

Robert Knapel@@RobertKnapel_BRCorrespondent IFebruary 13, 2012

Baseball's 30 Most Boring Stars Ever

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    Throughout baseball's history there have been a number of stars. Some of these guys have been very interesting figures that were always giving great soundbites and quotes. There have been a number of others that were very visible off the field.

    Then there have been other MLB stars that have not been as interesting. In fact, these guys were even boring at times. Some of these players don't give great interviews and they tend to answer the questions that they are asked in a very simple manner. 

Charlie Gehringer

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    There are not too many players in baseball history that are better than Charlie Gehringer. He is a Hall of Famer and he was a .320 hitter for his career.

    Gehringer was known for being a very quiet man. His teammate Mickey Cochrane once said "He says hello on Opening Day and good-bye on closing day, and in between he hits .350."

Roger Connor

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    Before Babe Ruth became the MLB's career leader in home runs, that honor belonged to Roger Connor. He hit 138 home runs.

    Connor was a superstar in the 19th century and yet he did not act like one. He was a very well respected player.

Judy Johnson

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    Judy Johnson is one of the greatest players that never got a shot to play in the major leagues. Johnson was a star in the Negro Leagues and he had a career .344 batting average.

    A member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, Johnson was was a very soft-spoken player during his career. He became the first African-American coach in the major leagues.

Roy Halladay

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    There is no denying that Roy Halladay is an absolute star. He is one of the best pitchers in baseball today and a legitimate ace.

    But he's also very soft-spoken. It is clear that he has no problem letting his performance on the field do all of the talking for him.

Harmon Killebrew

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    Despite the fact that Harmon Killebrew's nickname was killer, he is not the type of person that would have threatened another individual.

    He was know for being a quiet guy. When he was asked if he had any odd hobbies he responded by saying "Just washing the dishes, I guess."

    Photo Credit: CBS News

Tony Lazzeri

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    As a member of the New York Yankees' Murderer's Row, Tony Lazzeri did not get as much attention as some of the other Yankees stars such as Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.

    Lazzari was not known for being a very loud or outspoken player. He was an elite second baseman and a Hall of Famer.

    Photo Credit: Sports Illustrated

Christy Mathewson

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    Despite being one of the greatest players of all time, Christy Mathewson did not have a big attitude. In fact, he was fairly soft-spoken.

    Mathewson was one of the five players in the Hall of Fame's inaugural class. He was not just a talented baseball player, but he also played football professionally as well.

George Burns

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    George Burns earned the nickname "Silent George" because of the fact that he was incredibly soft-spoken.

    Burns was a very good player and was part of the 1921 World Champion New York Giants. He had five seasons with more than 40 stolen bases and six seasons in which he scored more than 100 runs.

George Davis

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    George Davis is another member of the Hall of Fame that makes this list. Most of the game's early stars did not act out the way that today's superstars do.

    Davis was one of the best shortstops in baseball history. He batted over .300 for nine straight seasons and he is 17th all-time in stolen bases.

Fred Clarke

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    Fred Clarke was able to have success from an early age. He ended his career with a .312 batting average and 220 triples.

    Clarke not only had success when he was a player, but he also had a successful career as a major league manager. As a player/manager he led the Pittsburgh Pirates to the World Series title in 1909.

Craig Biggio

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    Craig Biggio had an outstanding major league career. He is known for being hit by more pitches than any player in the modern era. Biggio is also a member of the 3,000 hit club.

    While he may not have been very outspoken, Biggio did serve as the spokesperson for a Houston charity, the Sunshine Kids Foundation.

Greg Maddux

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    Greg Maddux has gone down in baseball history as one of the best pitchers that the game has ever seen. He was a legitimate superstar.

    Maddux was never one that caused trouble during his major league career. He was well-spoken, but a bit boring.

Al Leiter

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    Al Leiter had stints in New York with both the Mets and the Yankees. With the success that he was having, it would have been easy for him to get a big head from all of the attention.

    Leiter never let this happen and he was not one to speak out. He is now a color commentator for the YES Network.

Corey Hart

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    Corey Hart often gets overlooked because he is a player that is sometimes forgotten. For this reason, he is often underrated.

    Hart does not cause a lot of commotion so he does not draw a lot of attention. He is occasionally overshadowed by his teammates.

Doug Fister

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    Doug Fister was a big part of the Detroit Tigers' success in 2011. Trading for him was an outstanding move for the Tigers.

    Fister may cause problems for opposing teams, but he does not cause any issues for his own team as he is not one that makes a lot of bold statements.

Brad Radke

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    Brad Radke was a star for the Minnesota Twins during his 12-year tenure with the team. He was a big part of the team's success when he was there.

    Radke was a respected member of the Minnesota community and part of Twins history. The team brought him back when they opened up Target Field.

Bob Welch

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    Bob Welch had a long and successful career in which he won over 200 games. He started things off on the right foot as he struck out Reggie Jackson during the World Series in his rookie year.

    Welch was a two-time All-Star and earned the Cy Young Award in 1990 when he won 27 games.

Brian McCann

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    Brian McCann does nothing but produce when he is on the field. He has proven to be one of the best catchers in the day today.

    McCann is a great guy and has helped with charity organizations in the past. He also runs baseball camps for children.

Derek Jeter

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    Derek Jeter is not a boring person off the field. He is known for the having a list of former girlfriends that almost every guy would envy.

    The reason that Jeter makes this list is because of his interviews. Jeter gives cookie cutter answers in basically every interview and he doesn't really let his personality come out.

Jon Lieber

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    For a short period of time Jon Lieber was an outstanding pitcher. He even won 20 games in 2001 as a member of the Chicago Cubs.

    Lieber ended his career with 131 wins and a 4.27 ERA. He was a control artist sporting a career walk rate of 1.7 BB/9.

Tom Glavine

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    In the 1990's there were few pitchers that were better than Tom Glavine. Along with John Smoltz and Greg Maddux, he made the Atlanta Braves a force to be reckoned with.

    Glavine joined the 300-win club as a member of the New York Mets. The most trouble he caused was when he blew the Mets' playoff chances at the end of the 2007 season.

Alex Gordon

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    Alex Gordon has also been considered to be either a top prospect or a budding star. For someone with so much ability, he has kept out of the spotlight.

    This could be a result of playing for the Kansas City Royals. Gordon is turning into an outstanding baseball player.

Kevin Appier

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    Kevin Appier was one of the most underrated pitchers of the 1990's. He was a solid pitcher and was one of the best players on the Kansas City Royals.

    This is part of the reason why he was was often overlooked. He played for a small market team and he did not do anything that would draw attention to himself.

Orel Hershiser

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    Orel Hershiser earned his nickname "Bulldog" because of his fierce competitive spirit. That did not mean that he was not boring.

    Hershiser was an elite pitcher and won more than 200 games during his career. He was a key part of the Los Angeles Dodgers 1988 World Championship team.

Bobby Grich

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    Bobby Grich was a slick fielding second baseman who had an outstanding career with the Baltimore Orioles and California Angels. He won four Gold Gloves and was a six-time All-Star.

    Perhaps one of the reasons that Grich is not talked about as much as he should be is because he was somewhat of a boring player.

Dan Brouthers

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    Dan Brouthers was one of the best players of the 19th century. He was a power hitter and one of the most feared players in the league.

    He is in the top 10 all-time in both batting average and triples and also led his league twice in home runs.

Sherry Magee

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    Sherry Magee played almost all of his career during the dead-ball era. As with many players that were considered to be boring, Magee was underrated. He was one of the premier players of his time.

Matt Wieters

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    There is only one reason that Matt Wieters gets his name in the spotlight. This is because of his play on the field.

    Wieters is a young star, but he is not one that has gotten himself into trouble during his time in the major leagues.

Jay Bruce

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    Jay Bruce is a young star in the MLB and the Cincinnati Reds are happy to have him. He is an outstanding power hitter and is only 24.

    While some players that have broken into the major leagues at a young age have no problem saying anything to the media, Bruce has been down to earth.

Justin Masterson

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    During his career, Justin Masterson has played for both the Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians. He had a breakout season in 2011.

    Masterson is a fairly soft-spoken individual and is not known for being one to cause any problems for the organizations that he has been with.


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