The Greatest Baseball Game Never Played
The Greatest Baseball Game Never Played was a 1982 simulated broadcast of a hypothetical baseball game between all-time Major League Baseball greats. The broadcast was aired on 200 radio stations in the United States and Canada and also released as a record album.
The simulated game was announced by Jack Buck and Lindsey Nelson and set in Philadelphia's Shibe Park. Following the format of the All-Star Game, it featured National League players against players from the American League. The National League won 5-4.
- American League: Phil Rizutto, ss; Ty Cobb, cf; Ted Williams, lf; Babe Ruth, rf; Lou Gehrig, 1b; Rod Carew, 2b; Yogi Berra, c; Brooks Robinson, 3b; Whitey Ford, p.
- National League: Pete Rose, 1b; Mike Schmidt, 3b; Stan Musial, rf; Hank Aaron, lf; Willie Mays, cf; Rogers Hornsby, 2b; Honus Wagner, ss; Roy Campanella, c; Sandy Koufax, p.
The Greatest Game Never Played documents the perception of who the greatest players were seventeen years before the selection of the Major League Baseball All-Century Team. All of the players in both starting lineups made the All-Century team except for American League shortstop Phil Rizzuto, as the 1980s saw the emergence of several all-time great shortstops: Cal Ripken Jr., Ozzie Smith, and Robin Yount.
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