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  • Rickey Henderson vs. Nap Lajoie

    Here are two players with semi-similar resumes. They both played a long time. They each hit a lot of singles. They could both steal bases well. They each have over 3,000 career hits and they both walked more than they struck out.

    That said, they are hardly carbon copies of each other. Henderson stole over 1,400 bags, Lajoie just under 400. Lajoie hit .338, while Henderson hit .279. Henderson posted an on-base percentage over .400, Lajoie was 20 points away from the mark. Lajoie beats Henderson in both black and grey ink, while Henderson beats Lajoie in WAR. Henderson never led the league in batting average, Lajoie did it five times. Lajoie never led the league in walks, Henderson did it four times.

    Two stellar players...but which one was better?
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    Rickey Henderson
    59.26%
    16
    Nap Lajoie
    40.74%
    11

  • #2
    I went with Lajoie, better defense.
    "(Shoeless Joe Jackson's fall from grace is one of the real tragedies of baseball. I always thought he was more sinned against than sinning." -- Connie Mack

    "I have the ultimate respect for Whitesox fans. They were as miserable as the Cubs and Redsox fans ever were but always had the good decency to keep it to themselves. And when they finally won the World Series, they celebrated without annoying every other fan in the country."--Jim Caple, ESPN (Jan. 12, 2011)

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    • #3
      Lajoie for me too.
      My top 10 players:

      1. Babe Ruth
      2. Barry Bonds
      3. Ty Cobb
      4. Ted Williams
      5. Willie Mays
      6. Alex Rodriguez
      7. Hank Aaron
      8. Honus Wagner
      9. Lou Gehrig
      10. Mickey Mantle

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      • #4
        Rickey says Rickey was better. :hyper:

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        Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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        • #5
          Can anyone imagine Nap Lajoie wearing this cool outfit? I think NOT!

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          Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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          • #6
            just looking at the picture of Rickey lifting second base, I would be absolutely shocked if he wasn't using steroids during the second half of his career.
            My top 10 players:

            1. Babe Ruth
            2. Barry Bonds
            3. Ty Cobb
            4. Ted Williams
            5. Willie Mays
            6. Alex Rodriguez
            7. Hank Aaron
            8. Honus Wagner
            9. Lou Gehrig
            10. Mickey Mantle

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            • #7
              Originally posted by GiambiJuice View Post
              just looking at the picture of Rickey lifting second base, I would be absolutely shocked if he wasn't using steroids during the second half of his career.
              Interestingly, Canseco, who ratted out everybody who he even had the slightest suspicion about said that Rickey was not using steroids. Either we are making assumptions that muscles = PEDs or Canseco and Rickey are friends. And who wouldn't be friends with Jose and Rickey?
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Matthew C. View Post
                Interestingly, Canseco, who ratted out everybody who he even had the slightest suspicion about said that Rickey was not using steroids. Either we are making assumptions that muscles = PEDs or Canseco and Rickey are friends. And who wouldn't be friends with Jose and Rickey?
                Jose Canseco did say that there is one steroid user already in the hof. It's either Nolan Ryan or Rickey henderson. I would probably vear more towards Rickey Henderson. Although I do still think Ryan was on something to pitch that well at a late age.
                "(Shoeless Joe Jackson's fall from grace is one of the real tragedies of baseball. I always thought he was more sinned against than sinning." -- Connie Mack

                "I have the ultimate respect for Whitesox fans. They were as miserable as the Cubs and Redsox fans ever were but always had the good decency to keep it to themselves. And when they finally won the World Series, they celebrated without annoying every other fan in the country."--Jim Caple, ESPN (Jan. 12, 2011)

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by GiambiJuice View Post
                  just looking at the picture of Rickey lifting second base, I would be absolutely shocked if he wasn't using steroids during the second half of his career.
                  There is no way to say for certain obviously. The amount and type varies with everyone. In some you have the bloated appearance a la Sosa and Bonds. You could have the unnatural suddenly shredded appearance and performance of Brady Anderson, or the not-so muscular Palmeiro. Rickey has been a stellar shape and a top-notch athlete his entire life, playing hoops, football, baseball and even ran some track. His work ethic has always been there. Who knows. From the looks of his rookie card, he was always shredded bro

                  RookieCard1.jpg

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                  • #10
                    Rick had the Barry Sanders body before Barry did. Ricky was just muscular and ripped since day 1.

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                    Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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                    • #11
                      Rickey in the minor leagues. He was a teenager at this time.

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                      Rickey Henderson minors 1.jpg
                      Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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                      • #12
                        Rickey in 1980! :hyper:

                        Rickey henderson 1980.jpg
                        Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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                        • #13
                          This may be Rickey's first ever major league AB!!

                          Rickey Debut.jpg
                          Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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                          • #14
                            Does everything have to be about steroids now?
                            “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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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by chicagowhitesox1173 View Post
                              Jose Canseco did say that there is one steroid user already in the hof. It's either Nolan Ryan or Rickey henderson. I would probably vear more towards Rickey Henderson. Although I do still think Ryan was on something to pitch that well at a late age.
                              Or Ripken or Molitor or Eckersly any number of guys. Why just those two? You have seen the list of banjo hitters, middle infielders, and scrub relief pitchers with suspensions, right? But Canseco unequivocally said he did not think/has never seen Rickey do anything.
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