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  • #16
    Originally posted by Doug Toth View Post
    3] Aaron... great hitter power and average in .310 range
    4] Mays... power and good average
    5] Foxx high average and power

    Mistake... I love Mantle but Mantle was a great hitter but he struck out alot and ended up under .300. He should not be considered in the top 10 of great natural hitters...

    Doug
    Actually, Aaron's lifetime BA was .305. Mays' was .302. Mantle's was .298. Not much of a difference to speak of.

    Also Mantle's lifetime BA was 16% better than the league average over the course of his career. About the same as Aaron's (17% better), and better than both Mays (14% better) and Foxx (12% better).

    Anyway you want to slice it, Mantle hit for average just as well as Aaron and Mays. And while he did strikeout quite a bit more than Aaron or Mays, he also drew walks a lot more often than either one of them.

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    • #17
      1. Wagner
      2. Speaker
      3. Bonds
      4. Mays
      5. Aaron
      Buck O'Neil: The Monarch of Baseball

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      • #18
        1. Barry Bonds
        2. Jimmie Foxx
        3. Hank Greenberg
        4. Joe Jackson
        5. Tris Speaker
        Hey, this is my public apology for suddenly disappearing and missing out on any projects I may have neglected.

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        • #19
          1. Aaron
          2. DiMaggio
          3. Mays
          4. Bonds
          5. Foxx

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          • #20
            1 Mays
            2 Josh Gibson
            3 Aaron
            4 Wagner
            5 Foxx

            G Rizzle

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            • #21
              1. Hank Aaron
              2. Willie Mays
              3. Honus Wagner
              4. Tris Speaker
              5. Jimmie Foxx
              "Age is a question of mind over matter--if you don't mind, it doesn't matter."
              -Satchel Paige

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              • #22
                Jimmie Foxx
                Hank Greenberg
                Hank Aaron
                Napoleon Lajoie
                Mel Ott

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                • #23
                  1.Barry Bonds
                  2.Willie Mays
                  3.Honus Wagner
                  4. Mickey Mantle
                  5. Hank Aaron
                  I now have my own non commercial blog about training for batspeed and power using my training experience in baseball and track and field.

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                  • #24
                    I don't really understand how you can pick Wagner this high as many have done. His numbers just don't compare to some of the other players anyway, add in the league quality factor and how do you really justify picking him over Mays / Aaron?

                    Anyway

                    Foxx
                    Mays
                    Aaron
                    Thomas
                    Manny

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                    • #25
                      OK!! We have 21 ballots! Finally, at last. AstrosFan, if you would be so kind.

                      Thank you guys. We can now move on. Excelsior!

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                      • #26
                        Code:
                        Fname	Lname		First	Second	Third	Fourth	Fifth	Total
                        Barry	Bonds		5	4	3	2	0	54
                        Hank	Aaron		3	1	8	1	4	49
                        Honus	Wagner		5	1	3	2	2	44
                        Willie	Mays		1	4	3	5	1	41
                        Jimmie	Foxx		2	4	1	1	6	37
                        Josh	Gibson		3	1	0	0	1	20
                        Tris	Speaker		0	1	1	2	2	13
                        Joe	DiMaggio	0	1	0	2	0	8
                        Frank	Thomas		0	1	0	2	0	8
                        Hank	Greenberg	0	1	1	0	0	7
                        Tony	Gwynn		1	0	0	0	0	5
                        Wade	Boggs		0	1	0	0	0	4
                        Joe	Jackson		0	0	0	1	1	3
                        Dan	Brouthers	0	0	0	1	0	2
                        Nap	Lajoie		0	0	0	1	0	2
                        Mel	Ott		0	0	0	0	1	1
                        Manny	Ramirez		0	0	0	0	1	1
                        Al	Simmons		0	0	0	0	1	1
                        I had to leave dominik's out because it included Mickey Mantle, who has already made the list. But we have 20 votes, and can move on.
                        Last edited by Bill Burgess; 05-02-2009, 06:04 AM.
                        "Any pitcher who throws at a batter and deliberately tries to hit him is a communist."

                        - Alvin Dark

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                        • #27
                          I almost forgot about Harry Heilmann. A guy who won 4 AL batting crowns, beating out the likes of Tris Speaker and Al Simmons. A lifetime BA of 342(the 12th best in history), a 520 SLG, and a man who had something like a mere 9 hits away from FOUR .400 BA seasons (instead of just the one he achieved).

                          All in all, a murderous man to face at the plate.

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