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All-Time All-Stars: Part II

4441 Wrote: Jul 10, 2012 6:27 PM
Tom Seaver has two pitching records that will (probably) never be broken because of pitch counts that have taken over MLB. The two records are most consecutive K's in a row for one game(10) and most consecutive seasons of 200 or more K's(9). Babe Ruth is the greatest player that ever lived

Editor's note: This column is part II in a series. Part I can be found here.

Trying to choose the greatest pitcher of all time is at least as difficult as trying to choose the greatest hitter of all time. In both cases, the best we can do is narrow down the list.

Outside a charmed circle of five batters, no one had both a higher lifetime batting average and a higher lifetime slugging average than any of those five. In alphabetical order, they are Ty Cobb, Lou Gehrig, Rogers Hornsby, Babe Ruth and Ted Williams. There are other batters whose...