I am a die hard Yankees fan. Their rosters over the years are filled with baseball immortals.
But the player that stands out in my mind as likely the greatest hitter that ever lived wasn’t.
Stan the man was incredible, Ruth was amazing, as was his teammate, Gehrig. Lots of others
in Yankees lore come to mind but the player that stands out in the crowd of names is Mr. Aaron.
He passed away a year ago and in my mind, he sits atop the names of baseball greats. Examine
his records. No one will replace him in all these categories. The fact he dominates so many is nuts.
Other players you can mention deserve recognition. But when all is said, done and written, the MLB
HOF should create a special category for the best all round hitter to ever play the game…..Hank Aaron.
20 seasons of 20+ homer runs, MLB All Star 25 times, 3rd in total hits, 4th in runs scored, 1st in total
bases (722 more than Musial), 1st in extra base hits, 1st in RBIs, 4th in intentional walks, 5th in WAR
for position players. Hank’s records seem endless. Aside from his home run record, and Hank never
used PEDs like other players have, and games played, he was ageless. From 1969-73, Hank led MLB
in slugging and OPS and that period was when he was 35-39 yrs old. His hit total breaks down like this:
1, 714 home runs, 2,285 triples, 3,428 doubles but he was only voted MVP once. Examine his MLB records
and compare him to all the other greats. Hank Aaron stands out as the best all round hitter that ever played.