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DK wrote:Two words: Joe Sewell.
Two more words: Ted Kluzlewski.
Also, guys K much more now then they ever have before (or at least for a long time, anyway). You have to put it in context. Mattingly's raw numbers may look better, but if you put both hitters in the same context it may be less dramatic.
SouthBronxBombers wrote:Tell you what. If I have a man on second base, two outs, and somebody is pointing a gun at my head and saying the trigger is going to be pulled if the run does not get home, who do you want at the plate?
You can take your stats and go with Sosa or McGwire since they have the higher OPS. I'll take my chances with Mattingly or Dimaggio and I guarantee your grave will be dug more often than mine.
Your argument is why stats are overrated. Dimaggio was a far superior player to either Sosa or McGwire, as was Mattingly before his back went out.
nuggets wrote:Ted Williams name hasn't been mentioned here?
nuggets wrote:Tavish wrote:nuggets wrote:Ted Williams name hasn't been mentioned here?
He never even once cracked the top ten in the AL for AB/K in his career. As DK mentioned, you have to put much of it into context. A guy who struck out 1 in 20 AB when the league averages 1 in 10 looks very good. A guy like Juan Pierre who K's 1 in 20 AB when the league averages 1 in 5 looks even better.
Do you consider him to be the greatest hitter of all time?
nuggets wrote:Tavish wrote:
I hate to break the man's one wish in life, but no. Certainly one of the greatest though.
Well shoot, I thought that's what your answer would be. Doesn't that make things difficult now? So who is the man. I'll take Bonds on roids.
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