Greatest MLB players

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1.
Ted Williams
Theodore Samuel Williams was born in San Diego, California, on August 30, 1918. He signed a contract at the age of 18 in 1936 with the Boston Red Sox baseball team. He was assigned to their farm team in San Diego. In 1939 he made his Major League Baseball debut, where he set the record for most runs batted in by a rookie with 145...
“ .344 avg; 2,654 hits; 521 HR; 1,839 RBI

Awards/Honors
• 2x AL MVP (1946, 49)
• 5x ML Major League Player of the Year (1941, 42, 47, 49, 57)
• 19x All-Star selection (1940, 41, 42, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 59², 60, 60²)
• 2x Triple Crown winner (1942, 47)
• 4x AL HR Champion (1941, 42, 47, 49)
• 6x AL Batting Title (1941, 42, 47, 49, 57, 58)
• 4x AL RBI Champion (1939, 42, 47, 49)
• Top 3 in MVP voting (1941, 42, 47, 48, 57)

Leaderboards
• 8th in career avg;
• 2nd in career slugging %;
• 18th in career runs;
• 71st in career hits;
• 18th in career homeruns;
• 14th in career RBI;
• 4th in career BB

Highlights
• Last player to hit .400 batting avg in single season

Honors
• Baseball Hall of Fame (1966) [93.38% (first ballot)]
Boston Red Sox #9 retired
• Major League Baseball All-Century Team
• Major League Baseball All-Time Team

Last Updated: Before 2012 season ” - Paul Hamell
 
2.
Babe Ruth
Most of Babe Ruth's records have been broken. In 1961, not only did Roger Maris break The Babe's 34-year-old record for most home runs in a season with 61*, but Maris' teammate on the '61 Yankees, pitcher 'Whitey Ford' broke The Babe's 43-year-old record for most scoreless innings pitched in a World Series when the Yankees dispatched the Reds that year in the post-season...
“ .342 Avg; 2,873 hits; 714 HR; 2,213 RBI; 2,174 R

Awards/Honors
• AL MVP (1923)
• 2x All-Star selection (1933, 1934)
• 7× World Series champion (1915, 16, 18, 23, 27, 28, 32)

Leaderboards
• 3rd in career HR;
• 2nd in career RBI;
• 10th in career avg;
• 1st in career slugging %;
• 1st in career OBP
• 4th in career runs;
• 40th in career hits;
• 6th in career total bases;
• 3rd in career BB;
• 4th in career extra base hits

Highlights
• Had the career HR record for 53 years;
• Had the single-season HR record for 41 years

Honors
• New York Yankees #3 retired
• Major League Baseball All-Century Team
• Major League Baseball All-Time Team

Last Updated: Before 2012 season ” - Paul Hamell
 
3.
“ .366 avg; 4,189 hits; 1,938 RBI; 2,246 R; 897 SB
AL MVP; won 12 batting titles

Leaderboards
• Most career steals of home;
• 1st in career batting avg;
• 4th in career SB;
• 2nd in career hits;
• 2nd in career runs;

Last Updated: Before 2012 season ” - Paul Hamell
 
4.
Lou Gehrig
Actor, Rawhide
Lou Gehrig is remembered as baseball's "Iron Horse" and used to own the major league record for the 2,130 consecutive games that he played for the New York Yankees between 1925 and 1939, where he had a .340 career batting average, making him one of the greatest hitters of all time. Henry Louis Gehrig was born in the Yorkville section of Manhattan...
“ .340 avg; 2,721 hits; 493 HR; 1,995 RBI
7x All-Star selection; 6x World Series champion; 2x AL MVP; Top 5 in MVP voting 6 other times; MLB All-Century Team; 1934 AL Triple Crown

Leaderboards
• 17th in career batting avg.;
• 58th in career hits;
• 10th in career runs scored;
• 26th in career homeruns;
• 5th in career RBI;
• 16th in career walks

Last Updated: Before 2012 season ” - Paul Hamell
 
5.
“ 417-279; 2.17 ERA; 3,508 K; 110 Shutouts
2x AL MVP; 3x AL Triple Crown

Leaderboards
• Most career shutouts;
• 2nd in career wins;
• 12th in career ERA;
• 3rd in career innings pitched;
• 9th in career strikeouts;
• 13th in career games started;
• 5th in complete games;

Highlights
• one of ten players to achieve 300 wins and 3,000 strikeouts

Last Updated: Before 2012 season ” - Paul Hamell
 
6.
“ .302 avg; 3,283 H; 660 HR; 1,903 RBI
24x All-Star selection; 12x Gold Glove winner; WS champion; 2x NL MVP; NL ROY; 2x AS MVP

Leaderboards
• 4th in career HR;
• 7th in career runs;
• 11th in career hits;
• 3rd in career total bases;
• 10th in career RBI;
• 5th in career extra-base hits

Highlights
• 4 HR in a game;
• one of five players to have 8 consecutive seasons with 150+ RBI;
• one of four players with at least 500 HR and at least 3,000 hits;
• one of four players in history to have 3,000 hits, 300 home runs and maintained a .300 average.

Last Updated: Before 2012 season ” - Paul Hamell
 
7.
“ .331 avg; 3,630 hits; 475 HR; 1,951 RBI
24x All-Star selection; 3x WS champion; 3x NL MVP

Leaderboards
• 30th in career batting avg;
• 9th in career runs scored;
• 4th in career hits;
• 2nd in career total bases;
• 28th in career HR;
• 6th in career RBI;
• 3rd in career extra-base hits;

Highlights
• one of four players in history to have 3,000 hits, 300 home runs and maintained a .300 average.

Last Updated: Before 2012 season ” - Paul Hamell
 
8.
Hank Aaron
Baseball's all-time home run king, Hank Aaron did more than hit home runs. Sure, Aaron led the National League (NL) four times, he also was a two-time batting champion and led the league in RBIs four times and runs scored three times. He won the NL's Most Valuable Player award in 1957 and has a lifetime batting average of .305...
“ .303 avg; 3,771 H; 755 HR; 2,297 RBI
25x All-Star selection; WS champion; 3 Gold Gloves; NL MVP

Leaderboards
• Most career total bases (6,856);
• Most career RBI (2,297);
• Most career extra-base hits (1,477);
• 3rd in career hits;
• 3rd in career plate appearances;
• 2nd in career at-bats;
• 4th in career runs scored;
• 2nd in career homeruns

Highlights
• Most consecutive seasons with 150+ hits (17)
• Held the career homerun record for 33 years;
• one of four players with at least 500 HR and at least 3,000 hits;
• one of four players in history to have 3,000 hits, 300 home runs and maintained a .300 average.

Last Updated: Before 2012 season ” - Paul Hamell
 
9.
“ .303 avg; 4,256 hits; 1,314 RBI; 2,165 R
17x All-Star selection; 3x WS champion; 2x Gold Gloves winner; Silver Slugger winner; NL MVP; WS MVP; NL ROY

Leaderboards
• Most career hits (4,256),
• Most career singles (3,215)
• Most career at bats (14,053),
• Most career plate appearances (15,861)
• Most career games (3,562);
• Most career times on base (5,929)
• 6th in career runs;
• 7th in career total bases
• 2nd in career doubles
• 14th in career BBs

Highlights
• only player to play 5 different positions in AS history;
• one of two players to achieve ten 200+ hit seasons.

Last Updated: Before 2012 season ” - Paul Hamell
 
10.
Christy Mathewson
Baseball was a popular sport in its first 30 years, but it had always lacked one thing: a superstar. The 19th century was full of great players who won great popularity, but one thing the period lacked was a superstar the masses could idolize. The sport eventually did find its first superstar in the form of Christy Mathewson...
“ 373-188; 2.12 ERA; 2,502 K
WS champion; 2x Triple Crown winner; 5x strikeout champion; 5x ERA champion; two no-hitters

Leaderboards
• 3rd in career wins;
• 9th in career ERA;
• 3rd in career shutouts;
• 30th in career strikeouts

Last Updated: Before 2012 season ” - Paul Hamell
 
11.
Honus Wagner
American baseball player, born in Mansfield (now Carnegie), Pennsylvania. His real name was John Peter Wagner. He played semi-professional ball in Ohio and was given a contract (1896) by the Paterson, New Jersey, club before entering (1897) major-league play with the Louisville (Kentucky) club of the National League...
“ .327 Avg; 3,415 hits; 1,732 RBI; 723 SB
8x NL batting champion; World Series champion

Leaderboards
• 7th in career hits;
• 36th in career Avg;
• 23rd in career runs scored;
• 21st in RBI;
• 10th in career SB
• 3rd in career triples
• 9th in career doubles
• 22nd in career total bases
• 6th in career singles

Last Updated: Before 2012 season ” - Paul Hamell
 
12.
“ 373-208; 2.56 ERA; 2,198 K
WS champion; 3x Triple Crown winner

Leaderboards
• 3rd in career wins;
• 50th in career ERA;
• 2nd in career shutouts;
• 53rd in career strikeouts

Last Updated: Before 2012 season ” - Paul Hamell
 
13.
Joe DiMaggio
Joe DiMaggio was simply the greatest all-around baseball player of his era, which was the last before integration changed the complexion of the game in the 1950s. As a New York baseball legend, "The Yankee Clipper" succeeded superstars Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig and preceded Mickey Mantle...
“ .325 avg; 2,214 H; 361 HR; 1,537 RBI
13x All-Star selection; 9x WS champion; 3x AL MVP

56-game hitting streak;

Leaderboards
• 43rd in career batting average;
• 10th in career slugging %;
• 73rd in career HR;
• 45th in career RBI

Last Updated: Before 2012 season ” - Paul Hamell
 
14.
Barry Bonds
Barry Bonds was born on July 24, 1964 in Riverside, California. He is known for his outstanding abilities on the baseball diamond, where he has won the National League Most Valuable Player Award three times. While playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates he received a cameo appearance in the baseball film "Rookie of the Year"...
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.298 Avg; 2,935 H; 762 HR; 1,996 RBI; 514 SB
7x MVP; 14x All-Star selection; 10x Gold Glove; 12x Silver Slugger

Leaderboards
• Most single-season homeruns (71)
• Most career homeruns (762)
• Most career walks (2,558)
• Most career intentional walks (688);
• 3rd in career runs;
• 4th in career RBI;
• 4th in career total bases;
• 6th in career slugging %;
• 6th in career on-base %;
• 32nd in career hits;
• 10th in career games;
• 2nd in career extra base hits;
• 33rd in career stolen bases

Last Updated: Before 2012 season ” - Paul Hamell
 
15.
“ .358 avg; 2,930 H; 301 HR; 1,584 RBI
2x NL MVP; 2x Triple Crown; WS champion

Batted .400 avg in single-season three times;

Leaderboards
• 2nd in career batting average;
• 50th in career runs scored;
• 35th in career hits;
• 36th in career RBI

Last Updated: Before 2012 season ” - Paul Hamell
 
16.
Roberto Clemente
Roberto Clemente Walker was born in Barrio San Anton in Carolina, Puerto Rico, August 18, 1934. The youngest of four children, Roberto excelled in track and field, winning medals in the javelin throw and short distance races. However, his real love was baseball. He played amateur baseball with Juncos...
“ .317 Avg; 3,000 hits; 240 HR; 1,305 RBI
15x All-Star selection; 12x Gold Glove winner; NL MVP; 2x WS champion; WS MVP

Leaderboards
• 62nd in career avg;
• 28th in career hits;
• 84th in career runs;
• 102nd in career RBI
• 79th in career extra-base hits;
• 29th in career singles;
• 27th in career triples
• 77th in career total bases

Last Updated: Before 2012 season ” - Paul Hamell
 
17.
Mickey Mantle
Mickey Charles Mantle was born in Spavinaw, Oklahoma, on October 20, 1931, the son of a minor-league player who never made it to the big leagues and named him after Major Leaguer Mickey Cochrane. Mickey's father and grandfather -- who also never made it to the majors -- taught him how to play baseball, but more importantly also taught him how to be a switch-hitter...
“ .298 Avg; 2,415 hits; 536 HR; 1,509 RBI
3x AL MVP; 20x All-Star selection; 7x World Series champion; Gold Glove winner; NL Triple Crown winner; top 3 in MVP voting (1952,1960,1961,1964)

Leaderboards
• 16th in career homeruns;
• 7th in career BB;
• 51st in career RBI

Last Updated: Before 2012 season ” - Paul Hamell
 
18.
“ 511-316 2.63 ERA 2,809 K
World Series champion, pitched a perfect game and two no-hitters

Leaderboards
• Most wins (511),
• Most loses (316),
• Most innings pitched (7,354 2/3),
• Most games started (815),
• Most complete games (749)
• 4th in career shutouts
• 20th in career strikeouts

Last Updated: Before 2012 season ” - Paul Hamell
 
19.
Mike Schmidt
In 1949, Mike Schmidt was born in Dayton, Ohio. In 1972, he became a third baseman for the Philadelphia Phillies. At the start of his career, he was not very good, but, starting in 1974, he could be called a decent player. In 1976, he hit four home runs in a game at Wrigley Field in Chicago against the Cubs...
“ .267 avg; 2,234 hits; 548 HR; 1,595 RBI; 1,506 runs
12x All-Star selection; 10x Gold Glove winner; WS champion; 3x NL MVP; 6x Silver Slugger winner

• Hit 4 HR in a game;

Leaderboards
• 69th in career runs;
• 15th in career HR;
• 34th in career RBI;
• 3rd in career assists by 3B
• 17th in career BBs

Considered the best third baseman to play the game.

Last Updated: Before 2012 season ” - Paul Hamell
 
20.
“ 324-292; 3.19 ERA; 5,714 K
8x All-Star selection; WS champion;

Leaderboards
• Most career no-hitters (7);
• Most career strikeouts;
• 14th in career wins;
• 5th in innings pitched
• 7th in career shutouts
• 2nd in career games started

Highlights
• Most Ks in a 20th century season;
• threw the most one-hitters and threw 18 two-hitters;
• threw 100 mph even after 40;
• one of ten players to achieve 300 wins and 3,000 strikeouts

Last Updated: Before 2012 season ” - Paul Hamell
 
21.
“ 165-87; 2.76 ERA; 2,396 K
7x All-Star selection; 4x WS champion and MVP of 2; 3x Cy Young winner; NL MVP; 3x Triple Crown winner; pitched 4 no-hitters with one being a perfect game

Leaderboards
• 40th in career Ks;
• 94th in career ERA;
• 23rd in W-L %

Last Updated: Before 2012 season ” - Paul Hamell
 
22.
Roger Clemens
Baseball player. He broke into the major leagues with the Red Sox in 1984, posting a 9-4 record. His blazing fastball, consistently clocked in the mid 90s (MPH), have made him one of the games most dominant pitchers. He's a multiple Cy Young award winner. In 1986, he started out 14-0 and ended up at 24-4...
“ *
354-184; 3.12 ERA; 4,672 K
11x All-Star selection; 2x WS champion; 7x Cy Young winner; AL MVP; AS MVP

Tied for single-game Ks with Kerry Wood by throwing 20 Ks twice; 2x AL Triple Crown winner;

Leaderboards
• 3rd in career Ks;
• 9th in career wins;

Highlights
• won most Cy Young awards;
• One of five pitchers to win Cy Young from both leagues;
• oldest Cy Young winner;
• one of ten players to achieve 300 wins and 3,000 strikeouts

Last Updated: Before 2012 season ” - Paul Hamell
 
23.
“ .325 avg; 2,646 H; 534 HR; 1,922 RBI
9x All-Star selection; 2x WS champion; 3x AL MVP; AL Triple Crown

Youngest to hit 500 HR, record stood 68 years until A-Rod broke it in 2007. 42nd in career batting average; 21st in career runs scored; 72nd in career hits; 17th in career HR; 8th in career RBI; 21st in career BB

Last Updated: Before 2011 season ” - Paul Hamell
 
24.
Tom Seaver
Twelve-time All-Star Tom Seaver was, arguably, the greatest pitcher in the major leagues between the retirement of Sandy Koufax and the blossoming of Roger Clemens, who was his teammate on the 1986 Boston Red Sox. Seaver, who won 311 games in his career, likely would have won more if he had been on a powerhouse team like the Baltimore Orioles...
“ 311-205; 2.86; 3,640 K
12x All-Star selection; WS champion; 3x NL Cy Young winner; NL ROY; pitched a no-hitter

18th in career wins; 6th in career strikeouts; 7th in career shutouts; one of ten players to achieve 300 wins and 3,000 strikeouts

Last Updated: Before 2011 season ” - Paul Hamell
 
25.
“ .304 avg; 2,876 H; 511 HR; 1,860 RBI
12x All-Star selection; WS champion

157th in career batting average; 12th in career runs scored; 39th in career hits; 23rd in career HR; 11th in career RBI; 8th in career BB

Last Updated: Before 2011 season ” - Paul Hamell
 
26.
Randy Johnson
Randy Johnson, who was born on September 10, 1963, in Walnut Creek, California, is a pitcher for the Seattle Mariners. Originally drafted by the Montreal Expos, he was traded to the Mariners on May 25, 1989. He is known for his height (6' 10"), which is the tallest in Major League history, and his speedy fastball (clocked over 100 miles per hour). He is an avid drummer and photographer.
“ 303-166; 3.29 ERA; 4,875 K
10x All-Star selection; World Series champion and MVP; AL Cy Young; 4 consecutive NL Cy Youngs; NL Triple Crown; pitched perfect game and a no-hitter

22nd in career wins; 2nd in career strikeouts; 1st in strikeouts per 9 innings; one of ten players to achieve 300 wins and 3,000 strikeouts

Last Updated: Before 2011 season ” - Paul Hamell
 
27.
Yogi Berra
One of baseball's greatest catchers of all time, Yogi Berra appeared in a record 14 World Series while calling the games for the New York Yankees. Berra proved invaluable to the Yankees as evidenced by his three Americal League Most Valuable Player awards. Berra was also one of the games best-hitting catchers...
“ .285 avg; 2,150 H; 358 HR; 1,430 RBI
18x All-Star selection; 13x WS champion; 3x AL MVP

74th in career HR; 62nd in career RBI

Considered by many to be one of the greatest catchers to play the game.

Last Updated: Before 2011 season ” - Paul Hamell
 
28.
Johnny Bench
Johnny Bench was raised in Oklahoma. An outstanding baseball player, he survived a bus accident in high school that killed one of his teammates. He was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds and in 1967 was named National League "Rookie of the Year." A two-time National League MVP, he is considered by many to be the best "all around" catcher in baseball history...
“ .267 avg; 2,048 H; 389 HR; 1,376 RBI
14x All-Star selection; 2x WS champion and WS MVP; 10x Gold Glove winner; 2x NL MVP; NL ROY

54th in career home runs; 75th in career RBI

Considered by many to be one of the greatest catchers to play the game.

Last Updated: Before 2011 season ” - Paul Hamell
 
29.
“ 329-244; 3.22 ERA; 4,136 K
10x All-Star selection; 2x WS champion; Gold Glove winner; 4x Cy Young winner; NL Triple Crown winner

11th in career wins; 4th in career strikeouts; 2nd amoung lefties in career wins and strikeouts; one of ten players to achieve 300 wins and 3,000 strikeouts
Last NL pitcher to win 25 games and last pitcher to throw 300+ innings in single-season.

Last Updated: Before 2011 season ” - Paul Hamell
 
30.
“ 251-174; 2.91 ERA; 3,117 K
9x All-Star selection; 9x Gold Glove winner; 2x WS champion and MVP; 2x NL Cy Young; NL MVP; pitched a no-hitter

Most strikeouts in the World Series (35) and a single World Series game (17); Lowest ERA in a single-season (1.12); 46th in career wins; 14th in career strikeouts

Last Updated: Before 2011 season ” - Paul Hamell
 
31.
Jim Palmer
Jim's mother relocated from New York to California following the death of Jim's adoptive father. Jim was nine years old. His mother subsequently remarried and moved to Scottsdale, Arizona, where Jim attended high school. He excelled in football, baseball, and basketball. Though offered a basketball scholarship at UCLA...
“ 268-152; 2.86 ERA; 2,212 K
6x All-Star selection; 3x WS champion; 3x Cy Young winner; 3x Gold Glove winner; pitched no-hitter

35th in career wins; 51st in career strikeouts; 16th in career shutouts

Last Updated: Before 2011 season ” - Paul Hamell
 
32.
“ 363-245; 3.09 ERA; 2,583 K
17x All-Star selection; WS champion; Cy Young winner

6th in career wins; 25th in career strikeouts; 6th in career shutouts

Last Updated: Before 2011 season ” - Paul Hamell
 
33.
“ .295 avg; 2,943 H; 586 HR; 1,812 RBI
14x All-Star selection; 2x WS champion and WS MVP; Gold Glove winner; NL MVP; AL MVP; NL ROY; AL Triple Crown

Only player in history to win MVP in both leagues; 14th in career runs scored; 30th in career hits; 11th in career total bases; 9th in career HR; 20th in career RBI; 23rd in career BB ” - Paul Hamell
 
34.
“ .305 avg; 3,154 H; 317 HR; 1,595 RBI
13x All-Star selection; WS champion; Gold Glove winner; 3x Silver Slugger; AL MVP

149th in career batting average; 48th in career runs scored; 15th in career hits; 17th in career total bases; 109th in career homeruns; 33rd in career RBI; 14th in career extrabase hits
One of four players in history to have 3,000 hits, 300 home runs and maintained a .300 average. ” - Paul Hamell
 
35.
“ .345 avg; 3,514 H; 1,529 RBI
AL MVP; 3x WS champion

Record for career doubles (792); 6th in career batting average; 11th in career runs scored; 5th in career hits; 45th in career RBI; 29th in career BB; 54th in career SB; 8th in career singles; 6th in career triples ” - Paul Hamell
 
36.
Whitey Ford
Hall of Famer Whitey Ford, a mainstay of the New York Yankees dynasty of the 1950s and early '60s, was one of the greatest clutch pitchers of all time. The 10 time All-Star owned six rings for being on World's Championship squads in his 16 years with The Bronx Bombers. (During his time on the Yankees...
“ 236-106; 2.75 ERA; 1,956 K
10x All-Star selection; 6x WS champion being MVP in 1; AL Cy Young winner

61st in career wins; 72nd in career strikeouts; 87th in career ERA ” - Paul Hamell
 
37.
“ .267 avg; 2,848 hits; 268 HR; 1,357 RBI
18x All-Star selection; 16x Gold Glove winner; 2x WS champion; AL MVP; WS MVP; AS MVP

Most Gold Glove wins in MLB history; Most assists and zone runs by 3B in MLB history; 2nd in career fielding % as 3B; 4rd in career hits; 80th in career RBI

Considered as one of the greatest defensive third basemen in the history of the game. ” - Paul Hamell
 
38.
“ 355-227; 3.16 ERA; 3,371 K
8x All-Star selection; WS champion; 18x Gold Glove winner; 4 consecutive NL Cy Young winner

8th in career wins; 10th in career strikeouts; 1st in career putouts as pitcher; 11th in career assists as pitcher

Only pitcher to win 15+ in 17 straight seasons; won most Gold Gloves; one of ten players to achieve 300 wins and 3,000 strikeouts ” - Paul Hamell
 
39.
Ken Griffey Jr.
Ken Griffey Jr. is considered by many experts to be the best player in baseball. He hit 49 homeruns in '96 and he missed quite a few games due to injury. He is not currently working on anything, except for his part ownership in the All-Star Cafe.
“ .284 avg; 2,781 H; 630 HR; 1,836 RBI
13x All-Star selection; 10x Gold Glove winner; 7x Silver Slugger; AL MVP; NL Comeback POY

32nd in career runs; 48th in career hits; 12th in career total bases; 5th in career home runs; 14th in career RBI; 6th in career extra-base hits; 5th in career intentional walks; 9th in career putouts as OF; 4th in career putouts as CF; 2nd in career assists as CF ” - Paul Hamell
 
40.
Ozzie Smith
Self, The Scout
After attending college at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Ozzie Smith was drafted by the San Diego Padres. He played Major League Baseball for 18 years, most notably as the shortstop for the St. Louis Cardinals. He is widely believed to be the best defensive shortstop of all time, and was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility in 2002...
“ .262 avg; 2,460 hits; 793 RBI; 580 SB
15x All-Star selection; 13x Gold Glove; Silver Slugger; World Series champion

2nd in career assists and most as SS; 10th in career fielding % as SS

Considered as the greatest defensive shortstop in the history of the game. ” - Paul Hamell
 
41.
Carl Yastrzemski
Carl Yastrzemski, the greatest career-long Red Sox player not named Ted Williams, grew up a Yankees fan on Long Island, where he was born in Southhampton, on August 22, 1939, a week before the outbreak of the Second World War. His father, Carl Sr., a potato farmer back in the days when Long Island real estate was very cheap and supported many farms...
“ .285 avg; 3,419 H; 452 HR; 1,844 RBI
18x All-Star selection; 7x Gold Glove winner; AL MVP

Last batter to win the Triple Crown (1967); 16th in career runs scored; 8th in career hits; 8th in career total bases; 33rd in career homeruns; 12th in career RBI; 6th in career BB ” - Paul Hamell
 
42.
“ .308 Avg; 2,127 H; 427 HR; 1,335 RBI
12x All-Star selection; 10x NL Silver Slugger; NL ROY; 2nd in MVP voting (1996,1997) and 3rd (2001); Most Silver Sluggers as catcher

41st in career homeruns; 84th in career RBI; 30th in career slugging %

Considered by many to be the greatest hitting catcher to play the game. ” - Paul Hamell
 
43.
Wade Boggs
Five-time American League batting champion Wade Boggs ranks with Tony Gwynn of the National League's San Diego Padres as the greatest pure hitters of their generation (1980s through 1990s). In his 18-year career, Boggs racked up 3,010 hits for a career average of .328. This was accomplished in the pre-steroids...
“ .328 avg; 3,010 H; 118 HR; 1,014 RBI; 1,513 R
10x All-Star selection; WS champion; 2x Gold Glove winner; 8x Silver Slugger

Most silver sluggers at 3B; 35th in career batting average; 64th in career runs scored; 25th in career hits ” - Paul Hamell
 
44.
Jackie Robinson
Jackie Robinson was the african-American who broke the color barrier in baseball for the Brooklyn Dodgers. He was elected to the baseball Hall of Fame on January 23, 1962.
“ .311 avg; 1,518 H; 734 RBI; 197 SB
6x All-Star selection; WS champion; MLB ROY; NL MVP

100th in career batting average ” - Paul Hamell
 
45.
Dave Winfield
Dave Winfield, the hard-hitting, Gold Glove outfielder who put together a Hall of Fame career with the San Diego Padres, the New York Yankees, the California Angels and the Toronto Blue Jays (with which he won a World Series Championship in 1992), Minnesota Twins (1993-1994), and Cleveland Indians (with whom he went to the World Series in 1995)...
“ .283 avg; 3,110 H; 465 HR; 1,833 RBI
12x All-Star selection; WS champion; 7x Gold Glove winner; 6x Silver Slugger; AL Comeback POY

30th in career runs scored; 19th in career hits; 31st in career homeruns; 16th in career RBI ” - Paul Hamell
 
46.
Ernie Banks
Extremely likable and popular, Ernie Banks is probably the most popular baseball player to ever put on a Chicago Cubs uniform. He started playing for the Cubs in 1953 and from the moment he hit his first home run, the city of Chicago fell in love with him. Banks started his career as a shortstop before moving to first base...
“ .275 avg; 2,583 hits; 512 HR; 1,636 RBI
14x All-Star selection; 2x NL MVP; Gold Glove winner

21st in career homeruns; 28th in career RBI ” - Paul Hamell
 
47.
“ 243-142; 2.89 ERA; 2,303 K
10x All-Star selection; AS MVP; threw a no-hitter

53rd in career wins; 45th in career strikeouts; 18th in career shutouts ” - Paul Hamell
 
48.
“ 266-162; 3.25 ERA; 2,581 K
8x All-Star selection; WS champion; AL Triple Crown winner

37th in career wins; 26th in career strikeouts ” - Paul Hamell
 
49.
Al Kaline
15-time All-Star Al Kaline of the Detroit Tigers was one of the premier baseball players of his generation, slugging 399 home-runs and amassing 3,007 hits in those less-statistics crazy times. (In this era, Kaline -- who announced his retirement before his final season of 1974 and stuck to it -- would have come back for another season to hit homer #400...
“ .297 avg; 3,007 H; 399 HR; 1,583 RBI
18x All-Star selection; WS champion; 10x Gold Glove winner

One of 27 players to get 3,000 hits; 26th in career hits; 41st in career runs scored; 48th in career HR; 38th in career RBI; 44th in career BB ” - Paul Hamell
 
50.
“ .276 avg; 3,184 H; 431 HR; 1,695 RBI
19x All-Star selection; WS champion; 2x Gold Glove winner; 8x Silver Slugger; 2x AL MVP; AL ROY

Broke Lou Gehrig's 56-year old record for consecutive games played (2,632); 34th in career runs scored; 14th in career hits; 40th in career homeruns; 24th in career RBI

Considered by many to be one of the greatest shortstops in the history of the game. ” - Paul Hamell
 
51.
Gaylord Perry
Five-time All-Star and two-time Cy Young Award winner Gaylord Perry was a right-handed baseball pitcher who won 314 games in his 22-year-long career, earning him election to the Hall of Fame. Perry became notorious, and quite popular, as an unabashed proponent of the spitball, which had been outlawed by major league baseball back in the 1920s...
“ 314-265; 3.11 ERA; 3,534 K
5x All-Star selection; 2x Cy Young winner; pitched a no-hitter

17th in career wins; 8th in career strikeouts; 16th in career shutouts; one of five pitchers to win a Cy Young from both leagues; one of ten players to achieve 300 wins and 3,000 strikeouts ” - Paul Hamell
 
52.
“ .284 avg; 2,232 H; 475 HR; 1,540 RBI
7x All-Star selection; 2x WS champion and WS MVP; NL MVP

28th in career homeruns; 42nd in career RBI ” - Paul Hamell
 
53.
“ .271 avg; 2,315 H; 512 HR; 1,453 RBI
12x All-Star selection; 2x WS champion

65th in career runs scored; 133rd in career hits; 21st in career homeruns; 56th in career RBI; 22nd in career BB

Considered one of the greatest third basemen ever to play the game. ” - Paul Hamell
 
54.
“ 195-126; 1.82 ERA; 1,736 K
WS champion

Leader in career ERA; 121st in career wins; 97th in career strikeouts ” - Paul Hamell
 
55.
“ .279 avg; 3,055 H; 297 HR; 1,406 SB; 2,295 R
10x All-Star selection; 2x WS champion; 3x Silver Slugger; Gold Glove winner; AL MVP; NL Comeback POY

Single-season stolenbases record (130) and career; most runs in career (breaking Ty Cobb's 75 year-old record); most lead-off homeruns (81); broke Babe Ruth's 70 year-old record for career base on balls and held the record for three years; 21st in career hits ” - Paul Hamell
 
56.
Tony Gwynn
There is probably no one who has won over the public in San Diego as much as Tony Gwynn has. While Tony Gwynn the baseball player is worthy of Hall of Fame status, it is Tony Gwynn the human being that endeared himself to many San Diegans. Born in Los Angeles in 1960, Gwynn grew up in Long Beach where he attended Long Beach Polytechnic High School...
“ .338 avg; 3,141 H; 1,138 RBI
15x All-Star selection; 5x Gold Glove winner; 7x Silver Slugger

19th in career batting average; 92nd in career runs scored; 18th in career hits; 9th in career singles ” - Paul Hamell
 
57.
Joe Morgan
Joe Morgan played major league baseball for 22 seasons. Spending time with the Houston Colt .45's/Astros, Cincinnati Reds, Philadelphia Phillies, and Oakland A's. A two-time National League Most Valuable Player, Joe was part of Cincinnati's famous "Big Red Machine" in the 1970s. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1990. Joe is currently lead baseball analyst for ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball.
“ .271 avg; 2,517 H; 268 HR; 1,133 RBI; 689 SB
10x All-Star selection; 2x WS champion; 5x Gold Glove winner; Silver Slugger; 2x NL MVP; NL Comeback POY

33rd in career runs scored; 5th in career BB; 90th in career hits; 11th in career SB ” - Paul Hamell
 
58.
“ .338 avg; 3,242 H; 1,504 RBI
AL Triple Crown

20th in career batting average; 70th in career runs scored; 13th in career hits; 32nd in career RBI; batted .400 in single-season ” - Paul Hamell
 
59.
“ .340 avg; 2,812 H; 1,175 RBI
AL MVP

Held record for most single-season hits for 84 years; batted .400 in single-season twice; 16th in career batting average; 46th in career hits; 31st in career singles ” - Paul Hamell
 
60.
Kirby Puckett
Kirby Puckett was born on March 14, 1960 in Chicago's South Side. He was the youngest of nine children born to William and Catherine Puckett. He was raised in the Robert Taylor Homes housing project, a row of broken-down apartments, which were dubbed "the place where hope dies." Since there were no baseball fields nearby...
“ .318 avg; 2,304 H; 1,085 RBI
10x All-Star selection; 2x WS champion; 6x Gold Glove winner; 6x Silver Slugger

58th in career batting average; 137th in career hits ” - Paul Hamell
 
61.
Eddie Murray
Hall of Famer Eddie Murrary made his reputation as a hard-hitting first baseman for the Baltimore Orioles, a team he helped lead to a World Championship in 1983 and with which he was named American League Rookie of the Year in 1977. In his 21-year career with the O's, the Los Angeles Dodgers, the NY Mets...
“ .287 avg; 3,255 H; 504 HR; 1,917 RBI
8x All-Star selection; WS champion; 3x Gold Glove winner; 3x Silver Slugger; AL ROY

One of four players with at least 500 HR and at least 3,000 hits; 6th in career games played and at-bats; 39th in career runs scored; 12th in career hits; 9th in career total bases; 25th in career HR; 9th in career RBI ” - Paul Hamell
 
62.
“ 114-118; 2.90 ERA; 1,299 K; 341 S
7x All-Star selection; 3x WS champion and 1 MVP; AL MVP; AL Cy Young; 4x Relief Man of Year

10th in career saves; one of 21 pitchers with at least 300 saves ” - Paul Hamell
 
63.
“ .276 avg; 1,161 H; 242 HR; 856 RBI
8x All-Star selection; WS champion; 3x NL MVP ” - Paul Hamell
 
64.
“ .313 avg; 1,628 H; 331 HR; 1,276 RBI
5x All-Star selection; 2x WS champion; 2x AL MVP

77th in career batting average; 7th in career slugging %; 95th in career HR; 108th in career RBI ” - Paul Hamell
 
65.
“ 219-100; 2.93 ERA; 3,154
8x All-Star selection; WS champion; 3x Cy Young winner; AL Triple Crown winner

76th in career wins; 13th in career strikeouts; one of five pitchers to win Cy Young in both leagues; one of ten players to achieve 300 wins and 3,000 strikeouts ” - Paul Hamell
 
66.
“ .316 avg; 2,735 H; 1,609 RBI
All-Star selection; 2x WS champion

31st in career RBI; 53rd in career hits; 73rd in career runs scored ” - Paul Hamell
 
67.
Dizzy Dean
Jerome "Dizzy" Dean is regarded as one of the finest pitchers in baseball history. He took four consecutive strikeout titles, led the National League in complete games pitched for four straight seasons, and won two games for the Cardinals in the 1934 World Series--his brother Paul 'Daffy' Dean won the other two...
“ 150-83; 3.02 ERA; 1,163 K
4x All-Star selection; WS champion; NL MVP; top 2 in MVP voting (1935,1936) ” - Paul Hamell
 
68.
“ .328 avg; 3,053 H; 1,015 RBI
18x All-Star selection; AL MVP; AL ROY

36th in career batting average; 81st in career runs scored; 22nd in career hits ” - Paul Hamell
 
69.
“ .306 avg; 3,319 H; 1,307 RBI; 504 SB
7x All-Star selection; WS champion and WS MVP; 4x Silver Slugger

18th in career runs scored; 9th in career hits; 37th in career stolen bases ” - Paul Hamell
 
70.
“ .279 avg; 1,451 H; 369 HR; 1,105 RBI
6x All-Star selection

69th in career homeruns ” - Paul Hamell
 
71.
“ *
.303 avg; 2,672 H; 613 HR; 1,813 RBI
13x All-Star selection; 10x Silver Slugger; 2x Gold Glove winner; 3x AL MVP; WS champion

Youngest to reach 500 (32y 8d) and 600 (35y 8d) HR; Most seasons (14) with 100+ RBI; 13th in career slugging %; 20th in career runs scored; 65th in career hits; 18th in career total bases; 6th in career HR; 17th in career RBI; 71st in career BB

Last Updated: Before 2011 season ” - Paul Hamell
 
72.
Lefty Grove
Grove was the star pitcher of the late 1920-early 1930 he had a competitive spirit matched by few if any, it was this spirit that enabled grove to capture 300 major league wins mostly for Philadelphia and Boston American league. During a stretch of seven years lefty won at least twenty games while leading the league in era or strike outs...
“ 300-141; 3.06 ERA; 2,266 K
6x All-Star selection; 2x WS champion; AL MVP; 2x Triple Crown winner

23rd in career wins; 47th in career strikeouts; 71st in career shutouts ” - Paul Hamell
 
73.
“ .334 avg; 2,927 H; 307 HR; 1,827 RBI
3x All-Star selection; 2x WS champion

23rd in career batting average; 67th in career runs scored; 35th in career hits; 34th in career total bases; 19th in career RBI ” - Paul Hamell
 
74.
“ .333 avg; 3,315 H; 1,300 RBI; 744 SB
AL MVP; 4x WS champion

27th in career batting average; 15th in career runs scored; 10th in career hits; 103rd in career RBI; 8th in career SB; 18th in career BB; 3rd in career singles ” - Paul Hamell
 
75.
“ 74-55; 2.23 ERA; 1,051 K; 559 S
11x All-Star selection; 5x WS champion and MVP in 1; 5x AL Relief Man winner

All-time leader in post-season saves; 2nd in career saves; Most consecutive seasons with 25+ saves (14); one of 21 players with 300 saves; one of five players with 400 saves; one of two players with 500 saves

Considered by many to be the greatest closer of all-time.

Last Updated: Before 2011 season ” - Paul Hamell
 
76.
“ .356 avg; 1,772 H; 785 RBI
WS champion

3rd in career batting average ” - Paul Hamell
 
77.
“ .341 avg; 2,932 H; 1,719 RBI

Batted .400 in a single-season; 14th in career batting average; 25th in career runs scored; 33rd in career hits; 5th in career singles; NL record for consecutive games with hit (45); Record eight consecutive seasons with 200 hits (1894-1901) that stood 108 years until Ichiro broke it in 2009. ” - Paul Hamell
 
78.
“ .320 avg; 1,652 H; 832 RBI
2x All-Star selection; 3x WS champion; 2x AL MVP

56th in career batting average ” - Paul Hamell
 
79.
“ .293 avg; 3,023 H; 900 RBI; 938 SB
6x All-Star selection; 2x WS champion; NL Comeback POY

44th in career runs scored; 23rd in career hits; 2nd in career stolen bases; Broke Billy Hamilton's 77 yr old record for most stolen bases and held the record for 12 years until Rickey Henderson broke it; Held the record for single-season stole bases for eight years until Rickey Henderson broke it. ” - Paul Hamell
 
80.
“ .295 avg; 2,116 H; 407 HR; 1,333 RBI
8x All-Star selection; 2x WS champion

46th in career HR; 85th in career RBI ” - Paul Hamell
 
81.
“ 253-154; 2.98 ERA; 1,677 K
9x All-Star selection; WS champion; 2x NL MVP

44th in career wins; 116th in career strikeouts; 63rd in career shutouts ” - Paul Hamell
 
82.
“ .313 avg; 3,003 H; 1,159 RBI
12x All-Star selection; 5x WS champion and WS MVP; 5x Gold Glove winner; 4x Silver Slugger; AL ROY

Most hits in Yankees history; most hits in a career by a shortstop; one of six players with 2,700 hits, 1,500 runs, 220 homers, 300 steals, and 1,000 RBIs; >80th in career batting average; 24th in career runs scored; 27th in career hits; 21st in career singles, 28th player to hit 3,000

Last Updated: 7/10/11 ” - Paul Hamell
 
83.
Harmon Killebrew
In the pre-steroids era, the most fearsome home-run hitter in the American League not named Babe Ruth (Mickey Mantle was a switch-hitter) was named Harmon Killebrew. The surname seemed to fit, as the husky Harmon certainly "killed" the ball, launching many massive moon-shots in old-time ball-yards that took the breath away of fans...
“ .256 avg; 2,086 H; 573 HR; 1,584 RBI
13x All-Star selection; AL MVP

11th in career HR; 36th in career RBI; 15th in career BB; one of 23 players to achieve more than 500 HR and more than 1,500 RBI in career ” - Paul Hamell
 
84.
“ *
.263 avg; 1,626 H; 583 HR; 1,414 RBI
12x All-Star selection; WS champion; Gold Glove winner; AL ROY

Record for most HR in rookie season; AB per HR ratio (10.61); held the single-season HR record for three years; 8th in career slugging %; 10th in career HR; 67th in career RBI; 38th in career BB ” - Paul Hamell
 
85.
“ .301 avg; 2,468 H; 521 HR; 1,704 RBI
5x All-Star selection; 4x Silver Slugger; 2x AL MVP; AL Comeback POY

One of four players to have at least a .300 batting average, 500 HR, 1,500 RBI, 1,000 runs and 1,500 walks in career.
18th in career HR; 22nd in career RBI; 10th in career BB; 71st in career runs scored ” - Paul Hamell
 
86.
“ /
.298 avg; 2,817 H; 309 HR; 1,313 RBI
14x All-Star selection; 13x Gold Glove winner; 7x Silver Slugger; AL MVP; WS champion

Most games caught in career; most Gold Gloves for catcher; 45th in career hits; 21st in career doubles; 116th in career HR; 93rd in career RBI

Last Updated: Before 2011 season ” - Paul Hamell
 
87.
“ 318-274; 3.35 ERA; 3,342 K
5x All-Star selection; 5x Gold Glove winner; pitched a no-hitter

16th in career wins; 11th in career strikeouts; one of ten players to achieve 300 wins and 3,000 strikeouts; MLB record 121 wins after age 40 ” - Paul Hamell
 
88.
Reggie Jackson
Reggie Jackson is a baseball Hall of Famer nicknamed "Mr. October" because of his great World Series status. He hit 3 homeruns in Game 6 of the 1977 World Series, the most homeruns ever by one player in a World Series game. He currently works for the New York Yankees
“ .262 avg; 2,584 H; 563 HR; 1,702 RBI
14x All-Star selection; 5x WS champion, MVP in 2; 2x Silver Slugger; AL MVP

13th in career homeruns; 80th in career hits; 23rd in career RBI; struckout most times in career (2,597); 30th in career bases on balls ” - Paul Hamell
 
89.
“ 189-102; 3.34 ERA; 1,468 K
7x All-Star selection; 5x WS champion; 2x Triple Crown winner

138th in career wins; 193rd in career strikeouts ” - Paul Hamell
 
90.
“ 286-245; 3.41 ERA; 2,357 K
7x All-Star selection

28th in career wins; 42nd in career strikeouts; 29th in career shutouts ” - Paul Hamell
 
91.
“ .285 avg; 2,386 H; 282 HR; 1,061 RBI
10x All-Star selection; 9x Gold Glove winner; 7x Silver Slugger; NL MVP ” - Paul Hamell
 
92.
“ .308 avg; 2,574 H; 586 RBI
6x All-Star selection

122nd in career batting average; 82nd in career hits; 6th in career putouts as outfielder (6,089) ” - Paul Hamell
 
93.
“ 124-107; 3.01 ERA; 1,502 K; 310 S
9x All-Star selection; WS champion; AL Relief Man of Year

One of 21 players to record 300 saves; 18th in career saves ” - Paul Hamell
 
94.
“ /
.331 avg; 1,900 H; 408 HR; 1,230 RBI
9x All-Star selection; WS champion; 3x NL MVP; 6x Silver Slugger; 2x Gold Glove winner; NL ROY

30th in career batting average; 4th in career slugging %; 26th in career hits; 45th in career HR; 127th in career RBI

Last Updated: Before 2011 season ” - Paul Hamell
 
95.
“ 68-71; 2.83 ERA; 861 K; 300 S
6x All-Star selection; WS champion; Cy Young winner; 4x Relief Man of Year

21st in career saves; one of 21 pitchers with at least 300 saves ” - Paul Hamell
 
96.
“ 207-150; 3.06 ERA; 1,796 K
7x All-Star selection; WS champion; 2x AL MVP; AL Triple Crown

100th in career wins; 88th in career strikeouts ” - Paul Hamell
 
97.
Billy Williams
Hall of Famer Billy Williams, who made his reputation as an outstanding hitter as a left fielder for the Chicago Cubs, was born on June 15, 1938, in Whistler, Alabama. He made his major league debut with the Cubs on August 6, 1959, and in his first full season, won the National League Rookie of the Year award in 1961. In his 16 years with the Cubbies, was named to six All-Star teams...
“ .290 avg; 2,711 H; 426 HR; 1,475 RBI
6x All-Star selection; NL ROY

86th in career runs scored; 60th in career hits; 36th in career total bases; 42nd in career HR; 53rd in career RBI ” - Paul Hamell
 
98.
Carlton Fisk
Carlton Fisk, a 6' 2" 220 lbs. product of Bellows Falls, Vermont who was raised across the Connecticut River in neighboring Charlestown, New Hampshire, crouched and hit his way to the Hall of Fame in a career played entirely with the Sox: The Boston Red Sox (1969, 1971-1980) and the Chicago White Sox (1981-1993)...
“ .269 avg; 2,356 H; 376 HR; 1,330 RBI
11x All-Star selection; Gold Glove winner; 3x Silver Slugger; AL ROY

66th in career HR; 87th in career RBI ” - Paul Hamell
 
99.
“ 143-122; 2.52 ERA; 1,610 K; 227 S
8x All-Star selection; WS champion; threw a no-hitter

34th in career saves ” - Paul Hamell
 
100.
“ *
.288 avg; 3,020 H; 569 HR; 1,835 RBI
4x All-Star selection; 3x Gold Glove winner; 2x Silver Slugger

One of four players with at least 500 HR and at least 3,000 hits; 31st in career runs scored; 24th in career hits; 10th in career total bases; 12th in career HR; 15th in career RBI; 31st in career BB ” - Paul Hamell