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All-Time All-Stars: Part II

T.C.7 Wrote: Jul 10, 2012 9:37 AM
For the record and as noted yesterday: I believe Babe Ruth was the "greatest baseball player". .................................................................................................................................................... Yesterday's TOWNHALL column by Dr. Sowell made for a tough vote, but Ted Williams is the choice for "greatest hitter". Cy Young with 511 victories for "greatest pitcher".

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...