We have sometimes argued over the definition of the word slugger. Some have objected to deadballers who were required to use their legs to help their hitting.
So, I would like to discuss if there are categories of slugger.
How do you define slugger. Is it slugging ave, time leading in Slg. Ave.? Can a deadballer qualify? Are members of the 500 club automatically qualified? Do you go more by peak or career HRs, or some combination? Are relative stats required? Indexed to L. average? Is relative ISO critical to the question?
Let the voting begin! Would also appreciate seeing some good, nuanced analysis of what you consider when you define 'slugger' in your own minds. And why. Do you separate 'pure slugger', from garden-variety? Do Williams, Musial, DiMag qualify? Does high BA factor into the equation? Hope we see some in-depth, quality, deeper insights, instead of the usual, glossed-over, surface interpretation for a change.