DL wrote:Reggie Jackson!
There is only 1 player who has struck out more than 2000 times...and Reggie Jackson is that man with 2,597 K's. His career batting average was .262.
There are people out there who do not think Rafael Palmeiro is a hall of famer or is borderline at best...compare (through 6/12)...
Reggie 2597 (In 9864 AB's)
Raffy 1261 (In 9751 AB's)
RUNS BATTED IN
ON BASE PERCENTAGE
Palmeiro beats him across the board (except HR's for now...Raffy ain't done yet). Reggie Jackson is one of the most overrated players of all-time...homeruns aren't everything. I believe Palmeiro is a hall-of-famer, but I think Reggie falls short.
To use Sabermetrics:
Black Ink: Batting - 35 (42) (Average HOFer ~ 27)
Gray Ink: Batting - 175 (57) (Average HOFer ~ 144)
HOF Standards: Batting - 53.0 (55) (Average HOFer ~ 50)
HOF Monitor: Batting - 172.5 (51) (Likely HOFer > 100)
and he did all those numbers in an era where the ball was not
juiced (unlike raffy)