Top ten baseball players of all time

Top ten baseball players of all time

Top ten baseball players of all time

Baseball is among the top five most popular sports worldwide. The long history of baseball in United States is full of legendary players that set numerous records and influenced the game irremediably. The top ten baseball player of all time in ascending order are:

Stan Musial – nickname “Stan the Man”, professional career 1941-1963, lifetime batting average .331, 24 All Star games, three MVP awards;

Christy Mathewson – nickname “big Six”, professional career 1900-1916, 373 career wins, earned run average 2.13, World Series champion;

Rogers Hornsby – nickname “The Rajah”, professional career 1915-1937, lifetime batting average .358, highest batting  score of all time .424, two times Triple Crown winner, two MVP titles;

Ted Williams – nickname “The Thumper”, professional career 1939-1960, lifetime batting average .344, home runs 521, 19 All Star selections, two MVP awards;

Lou Gehrig – nickname “The Iron Horse”, professional career 1923-1939, lifetime batting average .340, home runs 493, seven All-Star selections, six times World Series champion, two AL MVP  awards;

Hank Aaron – nickname “Hammerin’ Hank”, professional career 1954-1976, lifetime batting average .305, home runs 755, career runs batted in 2,297, 25 All-Star games, three Gold Glove Awards, World Series champion and one NL MVP award;

Walter Johnson – nickname “The Big Train”, professional career 1907-1927, career Shutouts 110, career wins 417, strikeouts 3,508, all time leader in shutouts with 110, two AL MVP titles, World Series champion;

Willie Mays – nickname “The Say Hey Kid”, professional career 1951-1973, lifetime batting average .302, home runs 660, 24 All-Star games, 12 Gold Glove Awards, two NL MVP titles;

Ty Cobb – nickname “The Georgia Peach”, professional career 1905-1928, highest batting average .367, career hits 4,189, most career batting titles 11, 54 career steals of home, one AL MVP title;

Babe Ruth – nicknames “The Bambino” and “The Sultan of Swat”, professional career 1914-1935, lifetime batting average .342, home runs 714, runs batted in 2,217, hits 2,873, seven times World Series champion, two All-Star selections and one AL MVP title.

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