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Vote for the 5 greatest hitters of all time:
Poll ended at Mon Dec 19, 2011 12:03 pm
Hank Aaron 4%  4%  [ 2 ]
Barry Bonds 20%  20%  [ 10 ]
Dan Brouthers 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Ty Cobb 8%  8%  [ 4 ]
Jimmie Foxx 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Lou Gehrig 10%  10%  [ 5 ]
Rogers Hornsby 4%  4%  [ 2 ]
Mickey Mantle 6%  6%  [ 3 ]
Willie Mays 8%  8%  [ 4 ]
Stan Musial 4%  4%  [ 2 ]
Albert Pujols 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Babe Ruth 18%  18%  [ 9 ]
Tris Speaker 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Honus Wagner 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Ted Williams 20%  20%  [ 10 ]
Total votes : 51
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 Post subject: Re: Greatest Hitters
PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:58 am 
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corrections wrote:
Almost all of Ted's career was pre-integration.


Ted played 736 games before integration and 1556 games after integration.

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But my big issue really doesn't have to do with Ruth necessarily being number 1. It's just that somehow someone voted for either 5 players and one of them wasn't Ruth or someone voted for less than 5 but did not include Ruth with the other two. That's ludicrous.


Yes, I agree. If anything I can see someone leaving Bonds off of a top 5 for various reasons, but Babe and Ted should have been on everybody's list. But there are people out there who claim that Ruth would not make his college team now.


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Since there is at least 51 votes, that means at least one person didn't vote for Bonds, at least one didn't vote for Williams and at least two didn't vote for Ruth, right?


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pgm wrote:
Since there is at least 51 votes, that means at least one person didn't vote for Bonds, at least one didn't vote for Williams and at least two didn't vote for Ruth, right?


I guess so, that seems right.


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 Post subject: Re: Greatest Hitters
PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 1:08 am 
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Bruce wrote:
corrections wrote:
Almost all of Ted's career was pre-integration.


Ted played 736 games before integration and 1556 games after integration.

corrections wrote:
But my big issue really doesn't have to do with Ruth necessarily being number 1. It's just that somehow someone voted for either 5 players and one of them wasn't Ruth or someone voted for less than 5 but did not include Ruth with the other two. That's ludicrous.


Yes, I agree. If anything I can see someone leaving Bonds off of a top 5 for various reasons, but Babe and Ted should have been on everybody's list. But there are people out there who claim that Ruth would not make his college team now.


BTW in 1950 there were 9 non-white players or (2.6%). In 1960 there were 52 (or 14.4%). So by the end of Ted's career they were integrated but I'd hardly take the straight game total before and after Robinson as relevant.


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