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A Yankee through and through. Mantle was all of those and more.
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Not only could he crush the baseball a country mile, but he also hit for average over. Mantle's No. He passed away in Want to know how to get a nickname like "the Man"? Hit as well as this guy did. Musial's Baseball-Reference page is awash in bold and italicized stats. He won three MVP titles, finished atop the league in OPS on seven occasions, won six batting titles, and led the league in doubles and triples four different times. A-Rod hit 50 or more homers three times and had five more seasons with at least He was the perfect hybrid of power and speed.
The money he made, and the fact that he played the bulk of his career with the Yankees, made him public enemy No. But if anyone was going to command top dollar, it had to be the best right-handed hitter of his generation.
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Like Musial, Hornsby's Baseball-Reference page is littered with bold lettering indicating his league-leading stats. He won six consecutive slash-line titles, leading the league in batting average, OBP, and slugging from Incredibly, he hit.
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Oh, and he did so as a second baseman. Perhaps the most telling example of how good of a hitter Gehrig truly was came in his final season in ALS a. Lou Gehrig's disease had completely robbed him of his strength.
He had just four hits - all singles - in 33 plate appearances, but struck out just one time. Even while the terminal disease was literally killing his muscles, he possessed an uncanny ability to put the bat on the ball. You don't have to like how Cobb played the game, but you have to respect the numbers he put up.
The Georgia Peach is the most prolific hitter in the history of the game, leading all players with a. And that's not all. April 8, , will forever go down as one of the greatest days in sports history. Aaron's record stood until , when Barry Bonds broke it, but that moment will be everlasting. Aaron's home runs spanned 23 seasons, which also included 2, RBIs and 6, total bases.
The Hall of Famer is still going strong, too, albeit as senior vice president of the Atlanta Braves. Williams was good at everything. A decorated military veteran, award-winning fisherman, and one hell of a baseball player. After finishing second in MVP voting in back-to-back seasons - including a year when he hit. Three years later, he returned to the majors and won the MVP. He hit 50 home runs twice and won a Gold Glove in 12 consecutive seasons. Mays also made one of the most memorable defensive plays in World Series history, catching a deep fly ball that plopped in just over his shoulder.
It was immortalized simply as "the Catch. No player's Baseball-Reference page beggars belief more than that of Barry Bonds, the polarizing superstar whose links to PEDs cannot obscure the fact that he is, outside of perhaps Babe Ruth, the greatest ballplayer who ever lived.
More god than man for much of his year career - which, it should be noted, ended after his age season only because he was blackballed - Bonds is history's all-time home run king and single-season home run champ , second only to Ruth in WAR, and earned a record seven MVP awards - the last four coming in successive years, comprising a peak that defies comprehension.
From to , he hit. That he doesn't yet have a plaque at Cooperstown is criminal. The greatest to ever play the game, Ruth's career seems like a work of fiction. One of a handful to successfully serve as a two-way player, he won 94 games and posted a 2. But his ability with the bat was even more impressive. From , he averaged 43 homers, RBIs, and a. He also won seven World Series titles.
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