noseeum wrote:Those supporting Williams are not taking into account one major factor, which is park effect. Bonds has made his home in some of the worst offensive ballparks for his entire career while Williams made his home in one of the best.
I'd take Bonds any day. If you add in speed and defense, Bonds beats him out by a wide stretch.
I still love Teddy Ballgame though.
OPS+ adjusts for park factor.
Besides fact that Ted Williams' ballpark was much tougher on lefties than righties (compared to Ruth's ballpark which was designed for him).
A nice little side note. The over-shift, used often today against Lefty sluggers (like Bonds and Ortiz), was invented to combat Ted Williams...
"I do not think baseball of today is any better than it was 30 years ago... I still think Radbourne is the greatest of the pitchers." John Sullivan 1914-Old athletes never change.