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By Dan Mueller By Dan Mueller

(KMOV Sports) -- This is important stuff. Here's my all time baseball roster made up of players who grew up in the St. Louis area. I've kept 12 pitchers, 2 catchers, 7 infielders and 4 outfielders. Some of the players made the final cut only because I have a personal connection to them, but hey, it's my list. Get your own.

Starting Pitchers

Mark Buehrle         (Threw a perfect game)

Ken Holtzman        (174 Career wins)

Jerry Reuss           (220 Career wins)

Max Scherzer        (Started All Star Game)            

Sonny Siebert        (Two time All Star)

Relief Pitchers

Ross Detwiler          (Can spot start)

Heine Meine            (I like his field in Lemay)

Jason Isringhausen  (300 Career saves)

John Fulgham          (Struck me out in high school)

Al Olmsted              (Threw no hitter against my American Legion team)

Cliff Politte              (Golfed with him once. Hits the ball a mile)

Donnie Wall            (Our kids played basketball together)

Catchers

Yogi Berra              (Hall of Famer)

Elston Howard        (12 time All Star)

 Infielders

Nate Colbert             (3 time All Star)

David Freese            (World Series hero)

Ryan Howard           (310 Career home runs)

Bill Mueller               (Won A.L. batting title)

Dal Maxvill                (Need a shortstop)

Red Schoendienst   (Germantown is close enough)

Outfielders

Bernard Gilkey          (.275 career hitter)

Art Shamsky             (Great postseason hitter)

Mike Shannon           (2 World Series championships)

Al Smith                  (Kirkwood High. Enough said)

Manager

Whitey Herzog  (New Athens is close enough)


There's my list. Yes, I play favorites in some cases, but it's still a very good team. Here's the starting line-up:

1-Gilkey                 CF

2-Schoendienst      2B

3-R. Howard          1B

4-Berra                  C

5-Mueller              3B

6-Shannon            RF

7-Shamsky            LF

8-Maxvill               SS

9-Reuss                  P

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