- 03/18/2011, 12:06AM ET
BoSox1045K said 03/18, 12:06 AM
In no particular order compile a list of the top ten greatest baseball players that ever played. Try to make at least two changes.
Have at least two pitches.
(List first argue second)
Ken Griffey Jr.
Barry Bonds (thats right I went there)
(KMac) Lame Sauce said 03/18, 12:33 AM
Good TD idea, but I think you missed a couple obvious choices...
Instead of Griffey Jr. I'll take Joe DiMaggio
And instead of Barroid Bonds I'll take the clean Hank Aaron.
Also give me Walter Johnson over Pedro Martinez
and Christy Matthewson over Sandy Koufax (my suprise pick...kinda.)
I honestly can't believe you have Griffey Jr. on this list at all over players like Jimmy Foxx, "Joltin'" Joe DiMaggio, Stan Musial, or Mickey Mantle... I honestly don't even think he'd crack the top 50.
Give me Henry "Hank" Aaron over Barry Bonds any day. When Bonds was with Pittsburgh and his early years in San Francisco was a very dynamic player, but he wasn't a huge home run hitter until he started taking roids.
Argue rest later.
BoSox1045K said 03/18, 01:17 AM
I can see you listen to directions very well (list first argue second)
As for Griffey Jr not being on the list? Hes the modern day Willie Mays....Look at there career numbers.
Ken Griffey Jr.
.284/ 3,282 H/ 630 HR/ 1836 RBI/ 1662 R/ 184 SB/ .370 OBP/ .538 SLG/ .907 OPS/ 165 OPS +
.302/ 2,781 H/ 660 HR/ 1903 RBI/ 2062 R/ 338 SB/ .384 OBP/ .557 SLG/ .941 OPS/ 155 OPS +
Pretty comparable numbers if you ask me. Mays also had almost 3000 more at bats than Jr. (12,493 compared to 9,801). For you to say Griffey Jr. is not only top ten, but not top 50 is absurd.
As for Walter Johnson, and Christy Matthewson over Pedro Martinez and Sandy Koufax? You ever hear of the "Dead Ball Era"? Guys couldnt hit the ball out of there hand then. People love to talk about the "Steroid Era" numbers being skewed big time but if anythng the "Dead Ball Era" is skewed. While Johnson and Matthewson had guys comparable to them, Koufax and Pedro had no one near there level. Suprised you didnt add Cy Young...
More to come....
(KMac) Lame Sauce said 03/18, 11:50 PM
I am way to hung over to be arguing sports right now....
Before I go yak again, here's one interesting stat.
DiMaggio only played 13 season and got 1537 RBI's...
Griffey played 22 seasons and got 1836 RBI's...
What would have happened if DiMaggio didn't join the military to fight for his country in their time of need?
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