For whatever reason I have recently been musing about my Blue Jays, and just what a great team they were in the mid 80s to early 90s. Rock solid at every position, year after year. Lose a Damaso Garcia, gain a Roberto Almomar. Lose a George Bell, gain a Joe Carter. Because of the depth of their farm system, they just kept bringing up terrific players, or trading for some. Given their record the last 10 years, it makes me nostalgic.
Since Toronto is my team, I have rose-colored glasses. But I got thinking about Gance Mulliniorg (the 3rd base platoon combo of Rance Mulliniks and Garth Iorg) and started wondering if anyone had suggestions as to what the best platoon combo ever was for a single season. My submission:
Rance Mulliniks/Garth Iorg, 3rd Base, Toronto, 1985.
Combined 654 at-bats, 198 hits (.303), 88 runs, 48 doubles, 17 HRs, 94 RBIs, .965 fielding avg. Neither was speedy, but they made a fantastic 1-2 punch at third and were IMO unsung heroes of that particular terrific team.
I'm sure someone will come up with some combo that will put their numbers to shame - but hey, I was 15 and will never forget those two....