Who is the best at each position throughout the history of each major league baseball franchise? Now Taking the Field provides robust 30-man all-time dream team rosters, selected based on Wins Above Replacement (WAR), traditional statistics, awards, and post-season accomplishments. Additional features for each all-time team include starting lineups, depth charts, comparisons with numerous past authors and fan surveys, and more.
"Stone sets out to create arguments among fans of every major-league team by picking 30-player all-time rosters for every franchise, based mostly on the fight-starter baseball stat Wins Above Replacement (a.k.a. WAR) along with things like postseason accomplishments. The latter, for a team like the Brewers, starts to feel a little mean-spirited, but at least is gets a conversation started." — Chris Foran, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 24, 2019
"A great reminder that there is nothing more fun than a good baseball argument....Endlessly fun for baseball fans everywhere." — Joe Posnanski, Columnist for MLB.com and New York Times bestselling author Cover of Book
"Fascinating and compelling and a must for any baseball fan. 5 stars!!" —Roy Firestone, 7-Time Emmy Award Winner with ESPN
"This volume joins Bill James' Historical Baseball Abstract and a few other books of its genre on an accessible bookshelf." — Bill Brown, Broadcaster for Cincinnati and Houston for 37 years
"Here's a book that actually answers Abbott & Costello's questions...who's on first, why that guy is the left fielder and the reason for today's catcher." — Steve Wulf, ESPN Senior Writer
"Stone's knowledge and love for the game carry the reader along like a bal lpark organ melody. It's the ultimate fantasy league." — Linda Robertson, Miami Herald columnist
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