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Celebrating memorable and famous baseball players of all time

By Sharen Subscribe to RSS | July 11th 2012 | Views:
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Choosing the top most hitters in the major baseball league in history can be a daunting task considering the statistic numbers that are involved and also the numbers of outstanding hitters in the more than a hundred years of baseball history. This being so, it is vital to somehow reduce this to smaller numbers of the most outstanding of them all.

So as to narrow down the increasingly long list of incredibly good and deserving famous baseball players of our times, some criteria has to be established for consideration. Basically, professional baseball is an authentic sea of statistics that have to be sifted through so as to come up with a list of the greatest hitters of all time. Extra-base hits, strikeouts, home runs, generally runs, batting average and the likes are essential hitting statistics. However, while a majority of the best players achieve high numbers in several of these areas, some score lowly in others. Apart from this, when you are deciding on the crucial statistics on the best of all players at a certain time, a player's ability to hit the ball is also to be factored in. Consistency in hitting the baseball becomes the main consideration when arriving at a final best of player's selection decision.

To say the truth, the majority the best baseball players in history must have had several or just one amazing seasons in the midst of average or dismal ones. As such, the truly great hitters of all times are those that constantly demonstrated unsurpassable skills and ability throughout their playing career. This being the case, the main statistics used for coming up or evaluating the best players in history is the batting average.

There are other more practical selection criteria that can be used to shrink the large group of top players to smaller lists. For example, the length of a player's career also plays an important role when it comes to the selection of the best player of a time. If a player stops or retire from playing active baseball games at an early age, let us say at the early thirties, therefore does not compete with older and more advanced players of the time, a career comparisons between them would produce results which are one sided, thus quite unfair.

Like a majority of professional sports, baseball today has evolved a lot since its inception and so have the playing strategies and a number of other games aspects. Using the above section criteria, here is an example of one of the best hitters of all time.

George Babe Ruth: This is one of the greatest baseball players of all times. He started his playing career with the Red Sox, before being bought by the New York Yankees. He belted more than seven hundred and fourteen home runs in his career, with only two other players known to have done that. He averaged thirty two homers per season, although in shorter seasons than what they are today. He reached his peak when he hit sixty homers in a single season, a record that was later broken by Roger Maris in 1961 by one homer.

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