Gutzon Borglum chose George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln for Mount Rushmore because, “from his perspective, they represented the most important events in the history of the United States.”
If you were to extend that thinking to baseball, you would have to pick four players to represent the history of each franchise. Sports website Stadium Talk decided to do just that.
In compiling which four from each of the 30 MLB teams would be honored, Sports Talk had one stipulation: players only. “Space is at a premium, kids. No executives, managers, coaches, broadcasters, ballgirls, batboys or mascots allowed,” it wrote.
Here is the Boston/Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves…