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  • How would Babe Ruth fared in today's game?

    How different do you think The Babe's numbers would be if he played in this modern era of baseball. Throw in any thoughts you'd like. The pitchers, ballparks, equipment, media, whatever. I personally think his power numbers would be slightly higher, with his batting average not as lofty.
    People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring. ~Rogers Hornsby

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    If you dig around down here these guys have threads of info like that on the legends of the game with all the adjustments your heart desires.


    IMO though you can take any of the greats that were superior to their peers of any era and the same thing would happen no matter which era you threw them in with the different equipment and training. The game will always be played by humans that run about 98.6 F and there will always be the blessed one's like the Babe.

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    • #3
      He'd would have a hall of fame pitching career - he was that good a pitcher and because of the DH rule he would never get to bat enough for people to realize he was also the greatest hitter the game has ever seen.

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      • #4
        If he was a pitcher in today's game, I would think that Ruth would probably be a premier pitcher. Here is my prediction of his stats:

        Wins: 326
        Losses: 147
        ERA: 3.21
        Strikeouts: 2731

        I think he would also be a great hitter. Here's my prediction of his stats if he were solely a hitter:

        Batting Average: .323
        Home Runs: 568
        RBI: 1841

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        • #5
          He'd probably be in better shape, at the least.
          “There can be no higher law in journalism than to tell the truth and to shame the devil.” Walter Lippmann

          "Fill in any figure you want for that boy (Mantle). Whatever the figure, it's a deal." - Branch Rickey

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          • #6
            [QUOTE=.


            IMO though you can take any of the greats that were superior to their peers of any era and the same thing would happen no matter which era you threw them in with the different equipment and training. The game will always be played by humans that run about 98.6 F and there will always be the blessed one's like the Babe.[/QUOTE]

            Very nicely put.
            People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring. ~Rogers Hornsby

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Love The Game View Post
              How different do you think The Babe's numbers would be if he played in this modern era of baseball.
              Wait! We have to clarify before this kind of exercise can take place properly. (Trust me, I've been doing it here for 5 years straight).

              1) Are we transporting Babe Ruth (born in hardscrabble Baltimore, 1895) in a time machine from his era to this one, without any prior exposure or training?

              2) Are we assuming Ruth (same origin) is playing in the Major Leagues with some time to gain exposure, training and adjustment?

              3) Or are we "timelining" Ruth? That is, are we assuming he is being born in the modern era, conferred with the modern advantages and disadvantages all players today face, relative to players of his actual era??

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              • #8
                He'd probably go 16-6 on the hill and hit about 320 with 25 homers and 85 rbi as a dh
                That by the way is in the same season

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                • #9
                  I think the most important question of all is... if Mr. George Herman "Babe" Ruth were, in fact, around today:
                  • would he still sign free autographs?
                  • would he do card shows?
                  • and if so, how much would he charge for autographs?
                  • (and how much extra for large items, personalization/inscriptions, &c.?)
                  • Or would he just chuck it all and do a deal with Steiner or Upper Deck or someone like that?????


                  Of course, we do have to include csh19792001's various variables in the mix... can't ignore them, no way, no how, wouldn't be prudent...

                  Originally posted by csh19792001 View Post
                  Wait! We have to clarify before this kind of exercise can take place properly. (Trust me, I've been doing it here for 5 years straight).

                  1) Are we transporting Babe Ruth (born in hardscrabble Baltimore, 1895) in a time machine from his era to this one, without any prior exposure or training?

                  2) Are we assuming Ruth (same origin) is playing in the Major Leagues with some time to gain exposure, training and adjustment?

                  3) Or are we "timelining" Ruth? That is, are we assuming he is being born in the modern era, conferred with the modern advantages and disadvantages all players today face, relative to players of his actual era??
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                  What's THAT guy doing?
                  - one of the YES Network broadcasters, after the camera cut to me doing the thumbs-down after Todd Frazier's home run

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by csh19792001 View Post
                    Wait! We have to clarify before this kind of exercise can take place properly. (Trust me, I've been doing it here for 5 years straight).

                    1) Are we transporting Babe Ruth (born in hardscrabble Baltimore, 1895) in a time machine from his era to this one, without any prior exposure or training?

                    2) Are we assuming Ruth (same origin) is playing in the Major Leagues with some time to gain exposure, training and adjustment?

                    3) Or are we "timelining" Ruth? That is, are we assuming he is being born in the modern era, conferred with the modern advantages and disadvantages all players today face, relative to players of his actual era??

                    The only way to transport a player from the past to the present would be to have him subject to the environment, the living conditions of the general public and the training methods of this time.

                    To cut out all the words, in short no past player would be moved up to modern times or no modern player be transported to the past "as is."

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by csh19792001
                      Any feelings on these questions below? All answers depend on approaching them.
                      I like #3.
                      People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring. ~Rogers Hornsby

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                      • #12
                        Historian Bill Jenkinson believes he'd hit over a thousand and slug .800 for a career.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Gregory Pratt View Post
                          Historian Bill Jenkinson believes he'd hit over a thousand and slug .800 for a career.
                          That's just silly.
                          Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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                          • #14
                            I think he makes a great case in his book.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Love The Game View Post
                              How different do you think The Babe's numbers would be if he played in this modern era of baseball. Throw in any thoughts you'd like. The pitchers, ballparks, equipment, media, whatever. I personally think his power numbers would be slightly higher, with his batting average not as lofty.
                              Taking into consideration that Ruth would be 113 years old today..........

                              Bob

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