In our opinion here are the most historically iconic players for every team in the National League East.
Atlanta Braves – Hank Aaron
Hammerin’ Hank – still the Home Run King in the hearts of many.
(Milwaukee Braves – Hank Aaron )
Consistent in both Milwaukee and Atlanta
(Boston Braves – Warren Spahn)
“Spahn and Sain and then two days of rain.” Brought with him the meager success the Boston Braves experienced.
Miami (Florida) Marlins – Josh Beckett
Not a long history here but the young pitcher delivered a World Series against the Yankees. Images of him being carried by his teammates are probably the strongest memory anyone has of the Marlins.
New York Mets – Dwight Gooden
If they hadn’t traded away Tom Seaver Doc would not find his name here. But dominate pitching, a Cy Young and the ’86 World Series lock it up for him.
Philadelphia Phillies – Mike Schmidt
“They even booed Mike Schmidt” is the knock on Philadelphia sports fans. If it seems impossible to boo him it must mean something.
Washington Nationals – Stephen Strasburg
Okay this might be a little early, but his early promotion to the big leagues caught everyone’s attention and started a trend toward success in Washington.
(Montreal Expos – Gary Carter)
Hall of Famer who was able to earn the most All-Star votes one year while playing in Montreal. So many great players emerged in the mid ’90s but Montreal couldn’t hold on to them.