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ESPN's MLB 'Hall of 100' - A new ranking on the greatest players ever

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by Rambo, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. Rambo

    Rambo Senior member

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    Anyone seen this today? I'm not exactly sure what the fuck they're up to but it seems like its gonna make for interesting discussion, to say the least.

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/feature/vide...all-100-ranking-all-time-greatest-mlb-players

     
  2. Steve B.

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    Very interesting. I hope they go down another 25 tomorrow instead of 10 by 10.
     
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    I was very surprised to see Ron Santo on the list. Phil Niekro too.
     
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    We'll see if this is legitimate if theyre willing to put Bonds in the top 5.
     
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    At least the top 10. Who's better- Aaron, Ruth, Cobb, Williams?
     
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    My prediction of their top 5 (in order): Ruth, Williams, Mantle, Bonds, Mays
     
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    75-25 is up.

    Chipper Jones up at 49? Jeter at 38?

    YES! to Pete Rose at 37!!!
     
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    +1 was glad to see Rose up there

    But Ripken at 31? He was good but he wasn't great, at least not top 50 of all time great. Never hit 30hr, lowest avg and obp of all the guys who hit 3000. No way he should be above Gibson, Griffey, etc.
     
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    Mr. October got dissed too.

    1-5 I think will be Ruth-Bonds-Aaron-Mays-Williams. I don't see Mantle cracking it.
     
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    You know, in the scheme of things, I really have no problem with Ripken being that high. Think about it - his is the ONE record that's probably NEVER going to get broken. No one's even going to come close IMO. And its an impressive one to boot. That's a long time to go without ever missing a day of work.


    I had Aaron at 6. We're pretty much on the same page here.
     
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    I have a weird feeling they're gonna sneak Gehrig into the top 5. Not sure why.

    Edit - shows what I know. :embar:
     
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    Looks like Ruth and Mays are 1 and 2. Sounds about right.
     
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    No. 25 -- Tris Speaker | No. 24 -- Tom Seaver | No. 23 -- Randy Johnson | No. 22 -- Frank Robinson | No. 21 -- Joe DiMaggio

    No. 20 -- Joe Morgan | No. 19 -- Albert Pujols | No. 18 -- Alex Rodriguez | No. 17 -- Cy Young | No. 16 -- Mike Schmidt

    No. 15 -- Rogers Hornsby | No. 14 -- Rickey Henderson | No. 13 -- Greg Maddux | No. 12 -- Walter Johnson | No. 11 -- Lou Gehrig

    No. 10 -- Honus Wagner | No. 9 -- Mickey Mantle | No. 8 -- Stan Musial | No. 7 -- Roger Clemens | No. 6 -- Ty Cobb

    No. 5 -- Hank Aaron | No. 4 -- Ted Williams | No. 3 -- Barry Bonds | No. 2 -- Willie Mays | No. 1 -- Babe Ruth
     
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    Quick thoughts on these: No way should Clemens have been that high. Frank Robinson and JoeD should switch spots with Pujols and Rodriguez. I suppose I'm just biased for all the advantages players have these days that the guys back then didn't. And Rickey Henderson, the best leadoff hitter of ALL TIME, most definitely should have been in the top 10.
     
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    I'd agree with most of those, except while I like Ricky I think they've got him ranked correctly. He'd probably do a bit better if he would've retired at 40 instead of hanging on so damn long

    Only issue, Joe Morgan- I'm sorry I just don't see him as a top 25 all time guy.
     
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    Walter Johnson deserves way better than 12. Ted Williams doesnt belong in the top 5...

    I like the top 3 though.
     
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    I called the top 5... but nowhere near in order.
     
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    #31 C. Ripken. Shockingly rude of him not to catch Cal Ripken's Disease and pass away before breaking L. Gehrig's streak.
     
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    #27: J. Bench. A fine player and leader of the Great Red Machine in their movement to unseat L. Trotsky and establish Stalinist dominance.

    #35: Secretariat. Oh wait, that was a different stupid list.
     

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