I was rummaging through a box in the basement the other day looking for some old photos (which I never found) when I found a list of ballplayers I started over drinks with a buddy one night about 25 years ago. The list had all but the last 6-8 names on it which I added just a few days ago. You'll note that some of these names go back to the 1950's - well so do I. These are my favorite class of players - the solid pros who just go out every day and do their jobs making few mistakes and were never considered superstars. They all may have had one or two great years, but they all had careers where every year was solid and productive. Frank Lary is the only pitcher on the list and I have no idea why we didn't add more. Lary is my pick because I grew up a Tigers fan (born in Toledo) and Lary was known as "the Yankee killer." This is obviously not an exhaustive list of these excellent players, but it is my list. Carl Furillo Frank Lary Ken Boyer Bill Virdon Reggie Smith Paul Blair Bill White Terry Puhl Ron Hunt Chris Chambliss Dwight Evans Kenny Lofton Lou Piniella Bill Russell Andy Van Slyke Paul O'Neill Michael Young Ben Zobrist David Freese George Springer - youngest guy on my list, but he already fits the type Maybe y'all can add some names to the list - top pros who will never be confused with superstars.