GOAT?

Page 2 of So I was having a conversation with one of my co-workers today about who the Greatest Baseball Player of All Time was. I threw out some names, Hank Aar... 34 comments | 925 Views | Go to page 1 →

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voice of Reason View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    Sigh....
    I thought you were a big Bonds supporter? Did I get that wrong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voice of Reason View Post
    I thought you were a big Bonds supporter? Did I get that wrong?
    I am. Just don't care what your opinion of him is, or what your opinion of him has to do with me...

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    Let's look at the Pro's and Con's of some in the discussion:

    Babe Ruth:

    T-4 all-time in Rs, 3rd all-time in HRs, 2nd all-time in RBI, 3rd all-time in BB, T-7 best AVG all-time, 2nd best OBP all time, best SLG & OPS of all time, plus his pitching numbers.

    Cons: Only 1 MVP award, no one really has any idea as to the level of competition.

    Willie Mays:

    Pros: 7th all-time Rs, 11th all-time in Hs, 5th all-time in HRs, 10th all-time in RBI, 300+ SBs, 2 MVPs, ROY, 11 straight GGs

    Cons: hung around too long, barely stayed over .300 career AVG, not an elite OBP (when look at GOAT).

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    Let's take a look. The Babe batted .342, 2,873 hits, 714 HR, 2,214 RBI, 2,062 BB.
    Pitching. 94 wins 46 losses. 2.28 ERA. World Series 3-0, 0.87 ERA
    Best LHP in the AL in the 1910's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    I am. Just don't care what your opinion of him is, or what your opinion of him has to do with me...
    Okay, good. Just wanted to make sure I was accurate in what I said?

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    No offense to @All State Baseball for asking or anyone else here, but I've grown tired of people constantly talking about the GOAT of each sport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voice of Reason View Post
    Okay, good. Just wanted to make sure I was accurate in what I said?
    In that I like Barry Bonds, yes that was an accurate statement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    Let's look at the Pro's and Con's of some in the discussion:

    Babe Ruth:

    T-4 all-time in Rs, 3rd all-time in HRs, 2nd all-time in RBI, 3rd all-time in BB, T-7 best AVG all-time, 2nd best OBP all time, best SLG & OPS of all time, plus his pitching numbers.

    Cons: Only 1 MVP award, no one really has any idea as to the level of competition.

    Willie Mays:

    Pros: 7th all-time Rs, 11th all-time in Hs, 5th all-time in HRs, 10th all-time in RBI, 300+ SBs, 2 MVPs, ROY, 11 straight GGs

    Cons: hung around too long, barely stayed over .300 career AVG, not an elite OBP (when look at GOAT).
    Rules at the time only allowed a player to win it one time. First few years of his career there wasn't an award either.
    I found a link explaining it...Ruth and the MVP Award Babe Ruth Central: Babe Ruth, Babe Ruth Photos, Babe Ruth Statistics, Babe Ruth Biography

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    For me it would be Willie Mays and a healthy Mickey Mantel would be close. I never saw Ted Williams , but probably be the best hitter of all times.

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    Jose Canseco

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodsrider View Post
    Jose Canseco

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    Willie Mays

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voice of Reason View Post
    I don't even see this as much of a discussion. It is George Herman Ruth and it's not even close.

    Please feel free to continue the discussion to decide who is second.
    I agree. Nobody dominated in baseball history like Ruth. When he retired with 714 home runs the next guy on the list had something like 200 or 300. I am going off memory so I could be wrong but he was VERY FAR ahead of the next guy. He is the only player in history that could have easily gone to the HOF as a hitter or pitcher if the Yankees decided to keep him at pitcher.

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    Bonds or Mays. Or Wayne Krenchicki.

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