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Best Baseball Players in MLB History

Updated on August 5, 2017

Legends of Baseball

Barry Bonds is a baseball legend and he has a record of seven MVP Awards. He is many fans and many haters but he is definitely a skilled ball player.
Barry Bonds is a baseball legend and he has a record of seven MVP Awards. He is many fans and many haters but he is definitely a skilled ball player. | Source
Babe Ruth is baseball's most famous player ever and he even has a candy bar that started because of him, the Baby Ruth.
Babe Ruth is baseball's most famous player ever and he even has a candy bar that started because of him, the Baby Ruth. | Source
Jackie Robinson broke the racial barrier in sports. He was a great baseball player and he made people forget about the color of a Man's skin.
Jackie Robinson broke the racial barrier in sports. He was a great baseball player and he made people forget about the color of a Man's skin. | Source
Lou Gehrig won the World Series on six different occasions. He is universally accepted as one of the top baseball players in the history of the league.
Lou Gehrig won the World Series on six different occasions. He is universally accepted as one of the top baseball players in the history of the league. | Source

Ted Williams of The Boston Red Sox

Ted Williams is a legendary baseball player who played his entire 19 year career with the Red Sox. He is one of the best and most famous baseball players ever.
Ted Williams is a legendary baseball player who played his entire 19 year career with the Red Sox. He is one of the best and most famous baseball players ever. | Source

Legends of the Game

1. Babe Ruth: Babe Ruth played most of his career with the New York Yankees and he won seven pennants and four World Series Titles in his great career. The Bambino has the career home run record with seven hundred fourteen (714) homers. Included in his records, he also holds the record for R.B.I. (runs batted in). With the staggering total being two thousand two hundred seventeen (2,217) and slugging percentage of .690. This great name is synonymous with the sport of baseball and he even has a candy bar named after him.

2. Christy Mathewson: Mathewson won The World Series in 1905 and has three hundred seventy three (373)career wins, which is the third in history of all time. Mathewson is considered by sports analysts to be the best pitcher in baseball's history. Mathewson pitched seventy nine shutouts (79). This equals a six hundred sixty five percentage (665%). Christy Mathewson had two thousand five hundred and seven (2,507) strikeouts and played for the New York Giants.

3. Ty Cobb: Cobb won the Most Valuable Player Award and he has the highest career batting average in history with .367. He also has fifty four (54), steals of home plate and he won twelve batting (12) tables, which are both world records. Cobb hit one hundred seventeen (117) home runs and had over four thousand (4,000) hits. A true competitor with love for the game.

4. Hank Aaron: Aaron played the majority of his baseball career with the Braves and he is the only player in history to hit thirty plus (30+) home runs in a season at least fifteen times (15). Aaron had seven hundred fifty five (750) home runs, three thousand seven hundred seventy one (3,771) hits and a batting average of .305.

5. Lou Gehrig: Lou Gehrig was a six time World Series Champion and a seven time All Star Champion. He played for the Yankees and he set many records including: most grand slams with twenty three (23). He was nicknamed The Iron Horse because, of how hard he could swing the ball. He later retired with four hundred ninety three (493) homers and two thousand seven hundred twenty one (2,721) hits.

6. Barry Bonds: Bonds has a record seven (7) Most Valuable Player Awards, in a single season. Barry Bonds also holds the home run record of seventy three (73) and his all time home run mark is a record also with 762. Bonds is the career leader in walks with two thousand five hundred fifty eight (2,558) and he had two thousand nine hundred thirty five (2,935) hits and was a fourteen time (14) All Star.

7. Willie Mays: Mays is a twenty four time All Star, a 1954 World Series Champion and he has a record of twelve (12) Golden Gloves Awards. Mays has six hundred sixty (660) home runs. This particular year he has over three thousand (3,000+) hits and one thousand nine hundred and three (1,903) R.B.I.'s.

8. Roger Clemons: Roger Clemons won The World Series twice and he was an eleven time (11) All Star. Clemons had four thousand six hundred seventy two (4,672) strikeouts, and he had an ERA (earned run average) of 3.12. He had a great win-loss record of 354-184 to finish his excellent career. Clemons was a true team leader who helped inspire and motivate his teammates with his work ethic.

9. Ted Williams: Williams is a two time Most Valuable Player Award winner and a two (2) time Triple Crown winner who made nineteen (19) All Star appearances. He played his whole career with the Red Sox Williams led the league in batting six times (6) with his total of five hundred twenty one (521) homers in a career. This high number enabled him to be in The Baseball Hall of Fame in 1966.

10. Walter Johnson: Johnson won the World Series in 1924, was a two time (2) Most Valuable Player, twelve time (12) Strikeout Champion and is generally regarded as one of the best power pitchers in baseball history. He played for the Washington Senators and he was the perfect player to have in clutch moments or during close games.

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Most Successful Ball Clubs in MLB History

The following are the top five baseball teams in history based on number of championships won plus the number of total games won. In reality this is a very subjective list. If you judged it on other criteria other teams would come into play.

1. New York Yankees ( Most known and famous baseball team ever.)

2. Boston Red Sox ( Dedicated fanbae through the good times and the bad.)

3. Oakland A's

4. Pittsburgh Pirates

5. St. Louis Cardinals

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      billd01603 5 years ago from Worcester

      Good Hub. I voted up and interesting. But Ted Williams at 9?