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  1. 1. Who is the greatest home run hitter of this era

    • Mark McGwire
    • Sammy Sosa
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    • Barry Bonds
    • A-Rod
    • Ken Griffey
    • Someone else
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ESPN put Griffey on their list. Is he not good enough for your poll?

 

:lol:

 

Just click 'Someone else' & all is good...:thumb:

 

I actually forgot about him so a mod can go ahead & add him but the results will sway his way for more than 1 reason.

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Steroids or no, I go with Bonds no matter how much I loathe him. I have never seen the way managers would go out of their way to walk him. They would walk him leading off an inning if they were ahead by a single run. There was a team ahead three that walked him intentionally with the bases loaded once. I have never seen any other player get this type of respect from the opposition.

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Steroids or no, I go with Bonds no matter how much I loathe him. I have never seen the way managers would go out of their way to walk him. They would walk him leading off an inning if they were ahead by a single run. There was a team ahead three that walked him intentionally with the bases loaded once. I have never seen any other player get this type of respect from the opposition.

 

I agree he was formidable and the most feared hitter in baseball for 4-5 years. I do think that for the career Jr. was better IMHO. Bonds had a freakish end of a career*.

 

During the best 10 year stretches of both careers the numbers are pretty close. Bonds from 95-04 hit 444 hr's averaging one every 3.23 games while Jr. from 92-01 hit 382 hr's averaging one every 3.54 games. During this time Jr. missed 192 games in 94-95 and 02. While that was not factored in the games per HR it was well documented that Jr. played hurt longer than he should have in most cases and came back too soon in most cases. I think most on here would agree a healthy Jr. would have been a good bet to have hit 60 or so HR's in those 192 games putting him right with bonds. While the pure #'s back Bonds, I think taking the injuries and games missed during the prime of his career warrants voting for Jr. IMO.

 

Jr. 600 and counting

Bonds 762*

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I agree he was formidable and the most feared hitter in baseball for 4-5 years. I do think that for the career Jr. was better IMHO. Bonds had a freakish end of a career*.

 

During the best 10 year stretches of both careers the numbers are pretty close. Bonds from 95-04 hit 444 hr's averaging one every 3.23 games while Jr. from 92-01 hit 382 hr's averaging one every 3.54 games. During this time Jr. missed 192 games in 94-95 and 02. While that was not factored in the games per HR it was well documented that Jr. played hurt longer than he should have in most cases and came back too soon in most cases. I think most on here would agree a healthy Jr. would have been a good bet to have hit 60 or so HR's in those 192 games putting him right with bonds. While the pure #'s back Bonds, I think taking the injuries and games missed during the prime of his career warrants voting for Jr. IMO.

 

Jr. 600 and counting

Bonds 762*

 

As a Red Sox fan I love your math. However, A-Rod is better than Griffey and he hasn't been injured. He's the best individual player ever and I'm really glad he plays for the Yankees. Since I'm a Red Sox fan that should be telling. . . .

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I like Griffey more than anyone. He is my favorite player in the majors and has been since I was old enough to comprehend baseball (thanks to grandpa). I wish we could have seen what he did if he didn't get hurt. However, with that being said...

 

You can't say that Bonds isn't the best homerun hitter of our era...what he has done late in his career is astounding and yes it has a blemish, but that wasn't the question.

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