With yesterday being Presidents’ Day I decided to finally conform to the recent trend of creating a Mount Rushmore by choosing in my opinion the four best players for the San Diego Padres.
For those of you not familiar with a Sports Mount Rushmore here is how it works. You as a fan of the team (in this case the Padres) need to choose which four faces of former players you would choose to immortalize by carving their face into a mountain for all to see. In order to start this exercise, we need to first start with the ground rules. To be on my Padres Mount Rushmore all the following has to be true:
- Must have been a Padre for at least three years (Sorry Ozzie Smith, Roberto Alomar and Mike Piazza)
- Only look at their Padres stats (Otherwise Greg Maddux would make my list)
- They had to contribute positively to the team. No fan favorites who couldn’t hit (Well, I guess Enzo Hernandez is out)
- At least one pitcher and one position player. ( This wasn’t a hard rule to follow but I still wanted to include it)
Other than that anything was fair game. Let’s get started and feel free to critique my list in the comments and create your own list of Padres to represent the franchise.
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