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Thread: Why don't we ever see Hank Aaron listed #1 ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bothrops Atrox View Post
    Ruth and Mays at 1-2. Not moving Aaron above them. Then I can see cases for Cobb, Aaron, Wagner, Williams, and Bonds in any order from 3-7.

    So anywhere from 3-7, actually.
    I have him higher than most here, at 4th. I can see people putting Williams, Wagner, & Bonds (with no PED discount) ahead of him but really nobody else.

    I do think it's close between Aaron, Williams, & Wagner, and many people put Aaron behind both of them.
    Two clear advantages put Aaron just ahead of both IMO-
    1. In terms of counting stats he has more career value than anyone in history.
    2. He has a significant LQ advantage over both Williams & Wagner, especially Wagner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ol' aches and pains View Post
    Here you go. He hit it off Billy Muffet,
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VCqDCXrqmQ

    And no, I wasn't listening and don't recall it, I was seven years old at the time. My first exposure to baseball was the next year (1958) when my dad took me to a Cubs/Cardinals game at Wrigley Field, and I was hooked.
    Thanks aches!

    Randy, here is the Aaron pennant winning home run in color.


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    Here's an interesting article about Aaron from 1957. His greatness was clearly evident by this time.


    1957-06-26 TSN pg 7.jpg
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    I noted "he moves about as fast as he has to" and "lethargic" which should at least dispel any doubts that he did have that reputation, or one person on earth thought that at a minimum. I was not alive then but upthread or in another one the topic was mentioned and raised some verbal eyebrows.

    Otherwise it seems that he was regarded as an immense natural talent.

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    What is also odd is that Aaron was fined by Ford Frick for starting spring training too early.
    Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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    That's the same photo that Topps used for his first three cards.
    "It's like watching a Western. It's slow, so you can watch the chess moves. Nothing seems to happen, but when it goes down, it goes down big." - Howard Bryant

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    Quote Originally Posted by PVNICK View Post
    I noted "he moves about as fast as he has to" and "lethargic" which should at least dispel any doubts that he did have that reputation, or one person on earth thought that at a minimum. I was not alive then but upthread or in another one the topic was mentioned and raised some verbal eyebrows.

    Otherwise it seems that he was regarded as an immense natural talent.
    Someone once remarked he fell asleep between pitches

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    Quote Originally Posted by GiambiJuice View Post
    Neither player is in the conversation for #1.
    And what is the title of this thread again?

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    Hank was just a great all around player, no flash, no flair just had a great carreer and didn't draw attention to himself. Let his bat do the talking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomBodet View Post
    It's always Ruth or Mays or Bonds or Cobb put up as best ever-and I'd say Babe too-but it seems Hank doesn't get the love. Why is that? Did so much so well for so long-it's like he's an afterthought.
    Hank was just a great all around player, no flash, no flair just had a great carreer and didn't draw attention to himself. Let his bat do the talking

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