DannyMyron89 wrote:Also ruth hit more homeruns then TEAMS, and has to be the greatest player of all time because he was a dominant hall of fame bound pitcher too.
He played in a league with teams full of Juan Pierre-archtype hitters. As the teams pursued power hitters Ruth was still the best of the bunch but no where near as dominant.
also you guys are talking about guys who didnt strike out look at Cobb. i know he didnt see 97 mph heaters but he went FOUR YEARS in a row with 550 plus at bats without striking out, and NEVER grounded into a Double PLay.
my Ty Cobb stat of the day..
Not sure where you heard that, but your Cobb stat of the day is completely false. Cobb never had a single season over 550 AB without a K.
also Ruth has the career slugging percent title of all time, its way over 600, if you do that for one season you are a top player, his career average was way over that, [snip] and not too mention he has 7 rings with New York and Boston...
So if ur gonna say Ted Williams or Bonds is the greatest player ever lets see them dominate on the mound...
Orginally the question was who was the greatest hitter, and Ruth certainly was a great hitter as was Williams. If you want to talk about the greatest player, there is no player I would put above Cobb.