Who is the best player of all time?

United States
February 20, 2007 1:02pm CST
Over the years many experts have had their opinions on who is the best player of all time. Some say it was Ted Williams with the "perfect swing". Many other say it was Ruth was a man before his time. And still others fight over who else may be good such as Walter Johnson, Jackie Robinson, etc. What is your pick?
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@DocterDew (902)
• United States
24 Feb 07
I would probably go with Jackie Robinson just because he was such a great player at his time, the time before steroids and all these corked bats, and many other things that are messing up the league.
• United States
28 Feb 07
I don't understand how people of our generation can spout off about how great the Jackie Robinson's, Walter Johnson's, and Ty Cobb's are. Most of those living have never even seen them play! You're taking someone else's word for truth. Now, I'm not declaring them not good, but other than looking at numbers (which are definitely skewed due to the size and talent, not to mention performance enhancers, etc.), how can we compare one generation of players to the next if we've only witnessed one of the generations actually play? Yes, Jackie broke the color barrier, but there were others before him that could have done so, and plenty after him. I mean, how many highlights have you actually seen of Jackie Robinson's play? Perhaps the question should be resubmitted. In your time/generation, who is the best player to ever lace up a pair of cleats and step out onto that diamond?
• United States
28 Feb 07
wow you're crazy
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• United States
28 Feb 07
This is an opinion. What makes you think I wasn't alive to see him? Do you know who I am? There are also such things as vcr's and video cassets. It is not that hard to see footage of games. Back then it was pure baseball, now baseball has declined due to steroids. The only thing now is people train their whole lives making it a bit more competitive. The fense distance hasn't changed, so you still need a good hit to get it out there. What do you have to say to that?
• United States
23 Feb 07
None other then Willie Mays.
• United States
28 Feb 07
Andrew Jones is better than Willie Mays...at least in the field, and other than hitting for average, with a bat too.
• United States
28 Feb 07
Andruw Jones is better than Willie Mays...at least in the field, and other than hitting for average, with a bat too.
• United States
1 Mar 07
yes Willie Mays does deserve credit for his great career
• United States
21 Feb 07
I wish I had seen Ted Williams play. He was all my grandpa ever talked about. I know his career batting average is awesome, and he may easily be regarded as the best hitter of all time. In my day however (meaning the players I've seen play) my vote goes to Derek Jeter. He's a pure hitter and a helluva fielder, not to mention if there's one guy you want to see up at the plate with the bases loaded, down one run, and two outs...he's it! This guy is Mr. Clutch! Day in and day out he plays with heart, he truly has a love for the game. As far as the best athlete is concerned, I don't know how anybody can forget about Bo Jackson. I mean this guy was a stud in both football and baseball at the professional level.
• United States
1 Mar 07
ya actually Ted Williams is my vote too, what sucks about his case though is he fought in World War Two as a pilot which somewhat stunted his career. As they say... he had the perfect swing
@AmbiePam (50450)
• United States
20 Feb 07
I have to say Babe Ruth. Mostly because he could hit home runs, hit doubles, and even pitch. He pitched quite a bit and won a lot. Having double the talent gives a lot of edge. I think if Jackie Robinson had been in the major leagues his whole career, instead of exiled to the Negro League he would have been a mighty candidate, as are Ted Williams and Joe DiMaggio. But as for the all around player, I think it is is Babe Ruth.
• United States
1 Mar 07
you're probably right but when i look at these athletes i like to see how they were on and off the field and Ruth was really a cut up like he had to leave home and go to a correctional facility as a kid and was boozing like all his career
@Mike07 (505)
• United States
28 Feb 07
Babe Ruth was the greatest. Not only was he a great hitter, he was also a great pitcher at the beginning of his career. People tend to forget that. http://www.helium.com/tm/153443