Tavish wrote:davidmarver wrote:Tavish wrote:davidmarver wrote:Hey Tavish, why is Willie Mays on here, but not Ted Williams?
Because I try to keep the lists at 15 so people don't get bored by the time we are down to the last 5 or so. I left Cobb and Williams off so the list wouldn't be filled with baseball guys. The only one I'm upset I didn't put on the list (and I had every intention of him being there) was Ali.
I realize that, I was just wondering why you decided, then, to keep Mays instead of Williams, who I think would survive much better in this competition.
I figured it would be between Gretsky and Ruth and the rest were just side notes. Jordan is doing alot better than I expected. Not sure if you are comparing Mays and Williams in terms of popularity here at the Cafe or in skill. If you are talking skill I would take Mays anyday.
I was speaking in terms of skill. Mays' career OPS was .941. Williams' was 1.116, and he missed his years at age 24, 25, 26, 33, & 34. Mays with a glove and on the basepaths doesn't make up for the (huge) difference at the plate.