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All-Time All-Stars

DariusIII Wrote: Jul 10, 2012 6:14 PM
The 'dead ball' became extinct with the cork center, 1911. But batters still swung for line drives. Batting averages went up but homeruns did not. Ruth seems to have invented the upper cut swing. Others learned it eventually but Ruth was the first. So give the Babe marks for intelligence too.
Nothing is likely to get an argument started among sports fans faster than attempts to name the all-time greatest in any sport, or even the all-time greatest in a particular aspect of a sport. However, in baseball, we can at least narrow down the list of possibilities -- considerably, in fact -- when it comes to hitting.

Who was the all-time greatest hitter?

A lot depends on how much weight you give to batting average versus power hitting. But it would be hard to consider someone for the title of the all-time greatest hitter if someone else had both a higher lifetime batting...