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GoldenageGoldenage Posts: 1,394 ✭✭✭✭

This should be interesting.

Who will get the top spot ?

Who are in the top three ?

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  • LandrysFedoraLandrysFedora Posts: 299 ✭✭✭
    1. Mickey Mantle 2. Chipper Jones 3. Eddie Murray
  • JustacommemanJustacommeman Posts: 21,660 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Mantle
    Rose
    Chipper Jones

    I could easily be talked into Murray at #3

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  • LandrysFedoraLandrysFedora Posts: 299 ✭✭✭

    @Justacommeman said:
    Mantle
    Rose
    Chipper Jones

    I could easily be talked into Murray at #3

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    How could I forget Pete? I might have to move Eddie to #4.

  • JRR300JRR300 Posts: 1,175 ✭✭✭✭

    Mantle
    Rose
    Murray. 500HR's, 3000+ hits with a .280+ average ekes out Chipper.

  • TabeTabe Posts: 4,438 ✭✭✭✭

    Chipper has a significantly higher avg, OBP & OPS+ over Murray as well as much higher single season peaks so:

    1) Mickey
    2) Chipper
    3) Eddie

    Pete is a big, big drop from the above 3.

  • 1951WheatiesPremium1951WheatiesPremium Posts: 4,141 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I suppose that Roberto Alomar and Tim Raines deserve a mention, though I think you guys got the top 3/4 guys already…

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  • orioles93orioles93 Posts: 3,379 ✭✭✭✭

    @1951WheatiesPremium said:
    I suppose that Roberto Alomar and Tim Raines deserve a mention, though I think you guys got the top 3/4 guys already…

    Agreed. Top 4 are pretty straight forward. Mantle, Rose, Murray, Jones. I would say Alomar, Raines, and Beltran would come next.

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  • Mickey71Mickey71 Posts: 3,710 ✭✭✭

    Yes, need 4 spots. Like all 4 selections.

  • JoeBanzaiJoeBanzai Posts: 8,949 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Pete Rose in the top three?

    I was a big Pete Rose (as a player, after that not at all) fan, but it would seem that there are a few people who are much bigger fans than I ever was.

    I took a quick look at a bunch of switch hitters and Rose belongs at #12.

    I did not take longevity into consideration.

    My top three are;
    Mickey Mantle
    Chipper Jones
    Lance Berkman

    Then I plugged Pete Rose in the equation and kept going until I got to him;
    Reggie Smith
    Carlos Beltran
    Eddie Murray
    Bernie Williams
    Ken Singleton
    Tim Raines
    Roberto Alomar
    Ted Simmons
    and here he is at #12
    Pete Rose
    Ruben Sierra

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  • BillJonesBillJones Posts: 30,006 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Not in the top three, but if you want to mention a player who was mentioned from “olden times” when I was a kid buying Fleer old timers cards, Frankie Frisch.

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  • JoeBanzaiJoeBanzai Posts: 8,949 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Frankie Frisch's OPS and SLG were higher than Rose's.

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  • 1951WheatiesPremium1951WheatiesPremium Posts: 4,141 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @JoeBanzai said:
    Pete Rose in the top three?

    I was a big Pete Rose (as a player, after that not at all) fan, but it would seem that there are a few people who are much bigger fans than I ever was.

    I took a quick look at a bunch of switch hitters and Rose belongs at #12.

    I did not take longevity into consideration.

    My top three are;
    Mickey Mantle
    Chipper Jones
    Lance Berkman

    Then I plugged Pete Rose in the equation and kept going until I got to him;
    Reggie Smith
    Carlos Beltran
    Eddie Murray
    Bernie Williams
    Ken Singleton
    Tim Raines
    Roberto Alomar
    Ted Simmons
    and here he is at #12
    Pete Rose
    Ruben Sierra

    No Pete Rose fan here either.

    That said, if no player in baseball history has more hits than you and you were a switch hitter, it is difficult for me to leave that player off of a top 3 list.

    And I fully appreciate your compiled list as Eddie Murray easily takes the four slot on my list; a major omission on my part.

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