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Top 5 MLB Players of All Time

Top 5 MLB Players of All Time

#5 Pete Rose

Credit: ESPN

• Runs: 2,165
• Hits: 4,256
• Batting Average: .303
• Homeruns: 160
• RBI: 1,314

• Stolen Bases: 198
• All Star Appearances: 17
• MVP: 1
• World Series Champion: 3

 

#4 Henry "Hank" Aaron

• Runs: 2,174
• Hits: 3,771
• Batting Average: .305
• Homeruns: 755
• RBI: 2,297
• Stolen Bases: 240
• All Star Appearances: 25
• MVP: 1
• Gold Glove: 3
• Batting Title: 2
• World Series Champion: 1 (1957)

 

#3 George Herman "Babe" Ruth

Credit: Louis Van Oeyen/Western Reserve Historical Society/Getty Images

• Runs: 2,174
• Hits: 2,873
• Batting Average: .342
• Homeruns: 714
• RBI: 2,214
• Stolen Bases: 123
• All Star: 2
• MVP: 1
• World Series Champion: 7 (1915, 1916, 1918, 1923, 1927, 1928, 1932)

Ruth was not only the "Great Bambino" in the batter's box - he was also a prolific pitcher with a career win/loss record of 94-46 with a 2.28 ERA.

#2 Willie Mays

Credit: Associated Press/Huffington Post

• Runs: 2,062
• Hits: 3,283
• Batting Average: .302
• Homeruns: 660
• RBI: 1,903
• Stolen Bases: 338
• All Star: 24
• MVP: 2
• World Series Champion: 1 (1954)

 

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#1 Barry Bonds
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Credit: JASON COHN/REUTERS

• Runs: 2,227
• Hits: 2,935
• Batting Average: .298
• Homeruns: 762
• RBI: 1,996
• Stolen Bases: 514
• All Star: 14
• Silver Slugger: 12
• Gold Glove: 8
• MVP: 7

If just batting, base running, fielding, and influence on the game were considered, then Barry Bonds should easily be considered the undisputed greatest to ever play. Whether he used PEDs (inconclusive) should not detract from his legacy. Bonds was destined for a first ballot hall of fame induction prior to the alleged PED use and he should be remembered for that brilliance. Sadly, politics has kept Bonds and Pete Rose from receiving inductions they both deserve. 

 
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