Who is the greatest MLB switch hitter of all time?
Give an detailed explanation.
They have been a lot of great switch hitters over time, but I would go with a current player in Chipper Jones. Jones holds a lot of records for witch hitters. For the ones that he don't, he is usually in the top 5 rankings. He has been in the league since 1990. Many switch hitters die off in the latter years, but Chipper is putting together another great season. He is batting over 300 with solid numbers. To have this talent and ability at his age, it makes him one of the greats. At the very least, he deserves to be considered. Great question Bruce.
Jones is having a great season and has been a great player for many years. It's interesting to note that Chipper has almost as many career steals as Mantle, who is widely considered to be one of the fastest ball players. Jones is top 3 in my book.
Probably Mickey Mantle, but I like Chipper a lot too. Eddie Murray and Pete Rose are up there near the top too. Yeah, I think I'd put Chipper number two. I used to watch Chipper and the Braves a lot when they were on TBS. Too bad they didn't win more World Series. Mantle's overall stats are the best to include MVPs, World Series titles, etc. I never saw him play though, other than on that HBO special and other videos.
Do you think Mantle's MVP's,Titles etc. outweighs Murray's production i.e., more RBI's (over 1900) & more hits (over 3000) than Mantle?
Yep, but not by much. Too bad Mantle had so many injuries. I've seen that clip several times where he stepped into a drain at Yankee Stadium and tore up his knee. He was playing left and Joe D. was playing center.
Love him or hate him, IMO its gotta be the Phillies, Pete Rose hands down who leads the list in switch hitting and who rightly has been punished long enough and should be in the HOF or if you still agree with the bureaucrats, then choose Reuben Sierra of the Mets as runner up. Google their stats and be amazed!!
Interesting choice however, I'd be more inclined to take Roberto Alomar over Rose. Alomar played 7 less seasons and was nearly as productive and stole a ton more bases. Additionally, Alomar's defense makes him a better all around player.
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