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  1. Standard member Red Night
    RHP Prophet
    01 Dec '06 18:44
    Who do you think is the greatest of all time?

    I know a lot of fans go for Ruth or Williams.

    I always say Mays because of his fielding and running ability coupled with his hitting.

    What are your thoughts?
  2. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    01 Dec '06 18:48
    Originally posted by Red Night
    Who do you think is the greatest of all time?

    I know a lot of fans go for Ruth or Williams.

    I always say Mays because of his fielding and running ability coupled with his hitting.

    What are your thoughts?
    Yeah, the Teddy-pop... back when he had a body that is.

    P-
  3. Standard member Red Night
    RHP Prophet
    01 Dec '06 18:52
    Originally posted by Phlabibit
    Yeah, the Teddy-pop... back when he had a body that is.

    P-
    Teddy Ballgame was a great one.

    A lot of people call him the greatest hitter who ever lived.
  4. Standard member PocketKings
    Banned from edits
    01 Dec '06 18:54
    Marquis Rowe. MLB 06 The Show. My top draft pick last season, hit 81 homeruns this season.


    I would go with Williams, if he hadn't gone to the war he would have many of the records
  5. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    01 Dec '06 19:13
    Originally posted by Red Night
    Teddy Ballgame was a great one.

    A lot of people call him the greatest hitter who ever lived.
    Are you saying he played cricket also?



    P-
  6. Standard member Red Night
    RHP Prophet
    01 Dec '06 19:54
    Originally posted by PocketKings
    Marquis Rowe. MLB 06 The Show. My top draft pick last season, hit 81 homeruns this season.


    I would go with Williams, if he hadn't gone to the war he would have many of the records
    Twice he was called away to serve his country.

    In Korea he was John Glenn's wing man.

    Who is Marquis Rowe?
  7. Standard member Red Night
    RHP Prophet
    01 Dec '06 19:58
    Originally posted by Phlabibit
    Are you saying he played cricket also?



    P-
    Cricket Schmicket.


    I think the old-timers would have made the best cricketeers; guys like Shoeless Joe, Anson, Keeler, and Cobb. They were more slap hitters in those days before the era of power pitching.
  8. Standard member PocketKings
    Banned from edits
    01 Dec '06 20:13 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Red Night
    Twice he was called away to serve his country.

    In Korea he was John Glenn's wing man.

    Who is Marquis Rowe?
    Marquis Rowe is a player I drafted on a playstation game
  9. 01 Dec '06 21:45
    Babe Ruth won over 100 games as a pitcher. He out homered teams. He revolutionized the game. Even stole a significant number of bases and had a great arm in the outfield. His numbers are mindboogling.
  10. Standard member Red Night
    RHP Prophet
    01 Dec '06 21:50
    Originally posted by poundlee
    Babe Ruth won over 100 games as a pitcher. He out homered teams. He revolutionized the game. Even stole a significant number of bases and had a great arm in the outfield. His numbers are mindboogling.
    His numbers are mind-boggling. He's like a lifetime .342 hitter.

    The only number he doesn't have is 3000 hits. Which sort of makes his home run total all the more impressive.

    I can't really argue against Ruth or Williams.
  11. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    01 Dec '06 22:08 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Red Night
    His numbers are mind-boggling. He's like a lifetime .342 hitter.

    The only number he doesn't have is 3000 hits. Which sort of makes his home run total all the more impressive.

    I can't really argue against Ruth or Williams.
    Babe pitched early on also, I understand he did it pretty well.

    P-

    Just read poundlee's post...
  12. 02 Dec '06 00:53
    Come on, Babe Ruth. Most dominant player of any professional sport.

    Teddie Ballgame and any others mentioned here were great, but none dominated like the Babe. Not EVEN close.
  13. Standard member Red Night
    RHP Prophet
    02 Dec '06 04:46
    Originally posted by badmoon
    Come on, Babe Ruth. Most dominant player of any professional sport.

    Teddie Ballgame and any others mentioned here were great, but none dominated like the Babe. Not EVEN close.
    Ruth is a great choice. It is hard to argue against him.

    Ruth

    .342
    714 HR
    2217 RBI
    8398 AB
    2873 H

    Gehrig

    .340
    493 HR
    1995 RBI
    8001 AB
    2721 H
  14. 02 Dec '06 09:07
    Originally posted by Red Night
    Ruth is a great choice. It is hard to argue against him.

    Ruth

    .342
    714 HR
    2217 RBI
    8398 AB
    2873 H

    Gehrig

    .340
    493 HR
    1995 RBI
    8001 AB
    2721 H
    Willie Mays or Barry Bonds or Josh Gibson or Jackie Robinson or Hank Aaron or Bob Gibson or Roberto Clemete or Frank Robinson or Satchmo Paige or Reggie Jackson.
  15. Standard member Red Night
    RHP Prophet
    02 Dec '06 19:19
    Originally posted by richfeet
    Willie Mays or Barry Bonds or Josh Gibson or Jackie Robinson or Hank Aaron or Bob Gibson or Roberto Clemete or Frank Robinson or Satchmo Paige or Reggie Jackson.
    I like Mays. I think he may have been the greatest all-around player.

    Nice list. I'd probably leave Bonds off out of principle.

    Robinson and Clemente were great.