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All-Time All-Stars

RepubRob2 Wrote: Jul 09, 2012 4:42 PM
Not trying to be offensive to you or anyone else here, trublu. But a minor point here is that I "postulated". I didn't say I had anything definitive to back it up. But so far as I know, no one has ever come up with such a thing when comparing players from different eras. In fact, as I've said in other posts below, I think Ruth probably was the greatest player of all time - that isn't my point though. But I'll stick by my statement that the enhanced use of specialized relievers who throw nasty breaking stuff along with 95 MPH fastballs is something Ruth didn't see much of after, say, the 6th inning of most games he played.
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...