The Top 4 Baseball Players of All Time
As baseball fans, there’s no denying that whatever generation we’ve had the pleasure of watching on the field, we’ve all been blessed with seeing some of the best baseball talent the world will ever likely see. You only need to look at the history of Joe Dimaggio to see one player who’s changed the game from the bottom up, but there are plenty others like him who have shaped the game into what it is today. Here, in no particular order, are four of the best baseball players of all time.
Granted, above we stated in no particular order, but putting Babe Ruth in the top spot was obviously on purpose. Although many younger ball fans won’t know who Babe was (unless your grandparents were adamant you should know who he is) - Babe was the Lionel Messi of soccer; the Michael Jordan of basketball; the Jim Brown of NFL. Babe shaped baseball into what it is today, and without him, it probably wouldn’t be as big of a sport as what it is. He wasn’t only a sharp hitter and a superstar off the pitch, though, he also had a knack as a pitcher, which is usually something the current top players don’t have.
You could say Willie Mays was on a level playing field with Babe Ruth in terms of all-round attributes. In fact, Mays not only smashed 660 home runs during his illustrious career but he also won the Gold Glove award on 12 consecutive occasions between 1957-1968, thanks to his outfield work. Mays didn’t win a lot of titles, but what he lacked in championships he certainly made up for in personal skillset. Willie might only be 86, but he could still give some of the current players a run for their money, which is one of the reasons why he’s in the hall of fame as one of the greatest ballplayers in history.
There weren’t many better hitters of the ball than Ted Williams, were there? Ted racked up a cracking average of .482 on the base, which is currently the highest of all time. The Boston Red Sox great had an illustrious 19-year career, and although he struggled to form a decent relationship with sections of the public, mainly due to his off-field antics, he’s still a player that’ll go down in the history books as one of the best hitters of all time.
While Ted Williams was one of the best hitters in the game, Hank Aaron was a pure power hitter who went for home runs and nothing less. Hank was such a beast on the base that he accumulated more than 750 home runs during his stint on the pitch. Hank wasn’t quite as much as a powerhouse in terms of hitting average when compared with Ted (.302), but he still won three Gold Gloves awards during his time, which would also suggest he was just as good with his outfield play.
The above four players are deemed to be some of the most fearsome players in world baseball during the last few generations, but players like David Ortiz might not be too far behind them.