The All-Arkansas Major League Baseball teamNovember 5, 2014
A co-worker — Bobby Ampezzan — breezily suggested this morning that Torii Hunter was the fourth-best major leaguer to come out of Arkansas. That didn’t sound quite right to me — I’m not sure Hunter makes the Top 10. Here’s my off-the-top of my head Arkansas All-Star team:
c- Bill Dickey (Actually born in Bastrop, La., but grew up here.)
1B — Wally Moon
Don Kessinger (Kessinger was primarily a shortstop, but he played some second and I’ve got a feeling he’d handle the position better than Travis Jackson, who was a much better hitter. Or at least played in a much better era for hitters.) At the suggestion of Randy Hyde, we’re going to platoon the right-handed hitting Travis Jackson and the lefty Arkie Vaughan at second and play Kessinger full time at short.
Designated Hitter: Sonny Liston
Proposed Opening Day lineup:
D. Dean P