As far as pure hitting goes, nobody was better than Williams (Ruth and Bonds were equals).
three prime seasons to fight in the war, his numbers would be even more impressive. He was as good of a defender or base runner as others on this list, but his hitting made up for that. 5. Ty Cobb: By all accounts, Cobb was a horrible person, but he was a great baseball player. He won 11 batting titles, stole 897 bases and knocked out 4,189 hits. His . 366 career average is first in MLB history and he hit . 380 or higher in nine seasons. In the first Hall of Fame voting, he got more votes that Ruth. 6. Mickey.
and posted a 2. 28 ERA in 163 games. 2. Barry Bonds: Controversial, I know.
portions. 1. Babe Ruth: Ruth is to baseball what Jordan is to basketball or Gretzky is to hockey. This one is a no brainer. His power revolutionized the game. He hit 714 homers and still holds MLB records for slugging percentage (. 690) and OPS (1. 164). In 1920 and 1927, Ruth single handedly hit more homers than every other team in the American League. He wasn't just a power hitter, posting a . 342 career batting average. And did we mention he twice won 20 Puma Creepers For Man games as a pitcher Puma Creepers Black And Oatmeal
Bonds clearly used steroids, but I would guess more than half of the guys he played against did, too. Bonds' 2001 04 seasons were the greatest four year stretch in MLB history (he averaged 52 homers, a . 349 average, . 559 on base percentage and . 809 slugging mark in those years). The seven time MVP should be in the Hall of Fame, but I doubt he will ever be in it. 3. Willie Mays: Most long time Giants fans would put Mays ahead of Bonds, I'd guess. I don't mind that argument, although I have Bonds second. Mays had a rare blend of power, speed and defense and was one of baseball's first five tool players. His stat line (660 home runs, 3,283 hits, 1,903 RBIs, 338 stolen bases) remains historic. There was nothing Mays couldn't do on the baseball field. 4. Ted Williams: Puma Rihanna Gray