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The Top 5 Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

March 19, 2011 by admin | Filed under Sports.

The top five greatest baseball players of all time is a list that spans over 80 years. No steroid taking players made this list as most Historians will never recognize the fake records made by those that stuck a needle in their arm to play the game better.

  1. Babe Ruth-(February 6, 1895 – August 16, 1948) nicknamed “the Bambino” and “the Sultan of Swat. Babe Ruth was the first player to hit 60 home runs in one season (1927), setting the season record which stood until broken by Roger Maris in 1961. Ruth’s lifetime total of 714 home runs at his retirement in 1935 was a record, until first surpassed by Hank Aaron in 1974.
  2. Willie Mays-(born May 6, 1931) The Say Hey Kid, Mays was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1979, his first year of eligibility. Many consider him to be the greatest all-around player of all time. Mays won two MVP awards and tied Stan Musial’s record with 24 appearances in the All-Star Game. He ended his career with 660 home runs, third at the time of his retirement, and currently fourth all-time.
  3. Ty Cobb-(December 18, 1886 – July 17, 1961), nicknamed “The Georgia Peach. In 1936, Cobb received the most votes of any player on the inaugural Baseball Hall of Fame ballot,[4] receiving 222 out of a possible 226 votes. Cobb is widely credited with setting 90 Major League Baseball records during his career. He still holds several records as of 2011, including the highest career batting average (.366 or .367, depending on source) and most career batting titles with 11 (or 12, depending on source).
  4. Walter Johnson-(November 6, 1887 – December 10, 1946)nicknamed “Barney” and “The Big Train”. Johnson established several pitching records, some of which remain unbroken. He remains by far the all-time career leader in shutouts with 110, second with 417 wins, and fourth in complete games with 531. He once held the career record in strikeouts with 3,509 and was the only player in the 3,000 strikeout club for over 50 years until Bob Gibson recorded his 3,000th strikeout in 1974. Walter Johnson led the league in strikeouts a Major League record 12 times including a record eight consecutive seasons.
  5. Hank Aaron-(born February 5, 1934), nicknamed “Hammer,” “Hammerin’ Hank,” and “Bad Henry,”. Aaron made the All-Star team every year from 1955 until 1975[3] and won three Gold Glove Awards. In 1957, he won the National League Most Valuable Player Award. Aaron holds the MLB records for the most career runs batted in (2,297) and the most career extra base hits (1,477). Hank Aaron holds the steroid free home run record with 733 he is also in the top five for career hits with 3,771 (third) and runs with 2,174, which is tied for fourth with Babe Ruth. He is one of only four players to have at least seventeen seasons with 150 or more hits.[4] He also is in second place in at-bats (12,364), and in third place in games played (3,298).

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12 Responses to “The Top 5 Greatest Baseball Players of All Time”

  1. Arias says:

    You got one technicality wrong. Roids are injected in the butt, not the arm. It goes with having to muscle it rather than hit a vein.

  2. elfegos says:

    Interesting …most players,coaches,mgrs,umpires,scouts and owners say Mays/Clemente are the best 5 tool players ever which happened to participate during the games premier ‘pitching era’. Ruth/Ty were the best of their times,but the game was at best in its’ infancy. The NO#1 premise in this game is good pitching beats good hitting and Clemente has the highest success againt hall of fame pitching in history and he’s also the highest rated defensive outfielder ever…..NOT TOO SHABBY ,perhaps I overlooked his name here!

    • jan says:

      ????? Game in it’s infancy??…it took over 40 years for someone to break 60HRs and 50 years later to break 714HRs!!! Imagine if the Babe had trainers like today and better diets….and remember he still holds records for pitching. It is also believed that he hit a 650 footer the longest shot ever I an exhibition game. Also the balls back than were heavier with less ping and bounce off the bat to them…in any case the Babe was and still is the greatest of all time.

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  4. cody says:

    Aaron hit 755…

    • historian joe says:

      Hank Aaron batted almost 4,000 more times than Babe Ruth. Ruth was also a great pitcher for the first five years of his career.

  5. Kiara says:

    Thanks for the info i had to use it on a school P.E. report. :)

  6. Mickey Keep says:

    Most informed and educated sports historians agree that the Bambino was the not only the greatest baseball player of all time, but one of the top three greatest sports figures in American sports history. The Babe has been dead for 65 years and last played almost 80 years ago. It is a testament to his greatest and uniqueness that to this day his feats are still the stuff of immortality. He is without any doubt the most recognizable name in American sports even after all these years.

  7. Mickey Keep says:

    Most informed and educated sports historians agree that the Bambino was not only the greatest baseball player of all time, but one of the top three greatest sports figures in American sports history. The Babe has been dead for 65 years and last played almost 80 years ago. It is a testament to his greatest and uniqueness that to this day his feats are still the stuff of immortality. He is without any doubt the most recognizable name in American sports even after all these years.

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