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All-Time All-Stars: Part II

pgt Wrote: Jul 10, 2012 1:29 AM
Then there was Tommy Hutton; a journeyman with ordinary hitting statistics overall, but was legendary batting against Tom Seaver.

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...