The Best Shortstop in Each MLB Franchise's History

Joel Reuter@JoelReuterBRFeatured ColumnistJuly 7, 2009

The Best Shortstop in Each MLB Franchise's History

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    12 JUN 1993:  BALTIMORE ORIOLES SHORTSTOP CAL RIPKEN MAKES A THROW TO FIRST BASE DURING A GAME AGAINST THE RED SOX. Mandatory Credit: Rick Stewart/ALLSPORT

Arizona Diamondbacks: Tony Womack

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    4 Nov 2001: Tony Womack #5 of the Arizona Diamondbacks connects against the New York Yankees during game seven of the Major League Baseball World Series at Bank One Ballpark in Phoenix, Arizona. The Diamondbacks won 3-2. DIGITAL IMAGE. Mandatory Credit: H

Atlanta Braves: Rafael Furcal

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    DENVER - MAY 1:  Rafael Furcal #1 of the Atlanta Braves bats during the game against the Colorado Rockies in the first game of a double-header at Coors Field on May 1, 2004 in Denver, Colorado.  The Rockies won 3-2.  (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

Baltimore Orioles: Cal Ripken Jr.

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    2 Sep 1992:  Shortstop Cal Ripken Jr. of the Baltimore Orioles swings at the ball during a game against the Oakland Athletics. Mandatory Credit: Otto Greule  /Allsport

Boston Red Sox: Nomar Garciaparra

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    BRONX, NY - SEPTEMBER 7 :  Nomar Garciaparra #5 of the Boston Red Sox eyes his batted ball against the New York Yankees during the game at Yankee Stadium on September 7, 2003 in the Bronx, New York. The Yankees defeated the Red Sox 3-1. (Photo by Chris Tr

Chicago Cubs: Ernie Banks

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Chicago White Sox: Luke Appling

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Cincinnati Reds: Barry Larkin

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    11 Apr 1998:  Infielder Barry Larkin of the Cincinnati Reds in action during a game against the Colorado Rockies at the Coors Field in Denver, Colorado.  The Reds won the game, 12-5. Mandatory Credit: Brian Bahr  /Allsport

Cleveland Indians: Joe Sewell

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Colorado Rockies: Neifi Perez

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    7 Jun 1998:  Neifi Perez #5 of the Colorado Rockies in action during an Interleague game against the California Angels at Edison Field in Anaheim, California. The Angels defeated the Rockies 6-5. Mandatory Credit: Tom Hauck  /Allsport

Detroit Tigers: Alan Trammell

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    ANAHEIM, CA - 1991:  Alan Trammell #3 of the Detroit Tigers bats during a game in the 1991 season against the California Angels at Anaheim Stadium in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Ken Levine/Getty Images)

Florida Marlins: Hanley Ramirez

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    NEW YORK - MAY 31:  Hanley Ramirez #2  of the Florida Marlins in action against the New York Mets during their game on May 31, 2009 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Houston Astros: Dickie Thon

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    1987:  Dickie Thon of the Houston Astros throws the ball during an MLB (Major League Baseball) game in 1987.   (Photo by Rick Stewart /Getty Images)

Kansas City Royals: Freddie Patek

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Los Angeles Angels: Jim Fregosi

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Los Angeles Dodgers: Pee Wee Reese

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Milwaukee Brewers: Robin Yount

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Minnesota Twins: Zoilo Versalles

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New York Mets: Jose Reyes

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    NEW YORK - APRIL 29:  Jose Reyes #7 of the New York Mets plays the field against the Florida Marlins on April 29, 2009 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The Marlins defeated the Mets 4-3.  (Photo by Jim McI

New York Yankees: Derek Jeter

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    NEW YORK - JUNE 03:  Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees bats against the Texas Rangers on June 3, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Oakland Athletics: Miguel Tejada

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    OAKLAND, CA - MAY 8:  Miguel Tejada #4 of the Oakland Athletics at bat against the Chicago White Sox during the game at the Network Associates Coliseum on May 8, 2003 in Oakland, California.  The Athletics defeated the White Sox 8-5. (Photo by Jed Jacobso

Philadelphia Phillies: Jimmy Rollins

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    NEW YORK - JUNE 10:  Jimmy Rollins #11 of the Philadelphia Phillies in action against the New York Mets during their game on June 10, 2009 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Pittsburgh Pirates: Honus Wagner

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San Diego Padres: Garry Templeton

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San Francisco Giants: Travis Jackson

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Seattle Mariners: Alex Rodriguez

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    11 Mar 1998:  Infielder Alex Rodriguez of the Seattle Mariners in action during a spring training game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at the Peoria Sports Complex in Peoria, Arizona. Mandatory Credit: Jed Jacobsohn  /Allsport

St. Louis Cardinals: Ozzie Smith

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    14 MAY 1995:  OZZIE SMITH, SHORTSTOP FOR THE ST. LOUIS CARDINALS, THROWS TO FIRST IN AN ATTEMPTED DOUBLE PLAY AS GAREY INGRAM OF THE LOS ANGELES DODGERS SLIDES IN TO SECOND BASE DURING THE CARDINALS'' 6-5 WIN IN 11 INNINGS AT DODGER STADIUM IN LOS ANGELES

Tampa Bay Rays: Julio Lugo

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    BRONX, NY - JUNE 20:  Julio Lugo #23 of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays jumps out of the way after forcing out Bernie Williams #51 of the New York Yankees at second base on June 20, 2005 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McI

Texas Rangers: Michael Young

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    DETROIT - APRIL 10:  Michael Young #10 of the Texas Rangers gets ready infield against the Detroit Tigers during Opening Day on April 10, 2009 at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit won the game 15-2. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Toronto Blue Jays: Tony Fernandez

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    5 Mar 1998:  Tony Fernandez #1 of the Toronto Blue Jays in action during a spring training game against the Kansas City Royals at the Grant Field in Dunedin, Florida. The Blue Jays defeated the Royals 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Tom Hauck  /Allsport

Washington Nationals: Orlando Cabrera

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    CHICAGO - JUNE 19:  Shortstop Orlando Cabrera #18 of the Montreal Expos waits for the pitch during the MLB game against the Chicago White Sox at Comiskey Park in Chicago, Illinois on June 9, 2002. The White Sox defeated the Expos 13-2. (Photo by Jonathan
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