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Havok1517 wrote:I firmly believe that Cobb wouldn't be much better if any better than Ichiro if he played today. You honestly think he'd bat over .400? No! Its pointless to argue.
The game is different and much harder today than it was in the early 1900's.
But saying that Ichiro compared to Cobb is like David DeJesus is a Mickey Mantle when the game has evolved and improved such much since then is ignorant and just a horrible comparison especially since DeJesus has only played about 3 years!
The Loveable Losers wrote:Best hitter would imply best overall hitter...power would be a part of the package.
If you mean best person and simply making contact with the ball for hits then Pujols STILL is better than Ichiro given a higher career batting average.
teddy ballgame wrote:There were 3 times in his career he was in his possible last at bat (before leaving for WWII, Korea, and then before he retired). He hit a home run in all 3..
teddy ballgame wrote:Then there's the story about the doubleheader on the last day of the year when his average would have been rounded up to .400 if he sat out. Playing could cost him the chance at .400. He plays both games and brings it up to .406..
teddy ballgame wrote:I read his biography last year and everything he did just amazes me. After coming back from war he took bp, first time in months. He misses the first 3 and then hits 6 straight HR's..
Havok1517 wrote:Oh my gosh, u comparing a player that has played for 3 years to a hall of famer and then saying the comparison of Cobb, who I don't disagree was great, to Ichiro, who has had monumental success in the modern era both in Japan and th US, is the same thing is undoubtably ludicrous and unfounded. Its worse than me hypothetically stating that Tom Goodwin is by far better than Delmon Young just because Delmon Young has yet to go the majors, which isn't as dumb as your comparison.
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