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Hank Greenberg vs Eddie Murray who was better?

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Hank Greenberg vs Eddie Murray who was better?

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  • craig44craig44 Posts: 10,512 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Eddie Murray

    give me the steady one!!

    George Brett, Roger Clemens and Tommy Brady.

  • dallasactuarydallasactuary Posts: 4,113 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 18, 2023 5:06PM
    Hank Greenberg

    That's a toughie. Based on what they actually accomplished, Murray wins; not by a mile, but he wins. But, and this may be the old softie in me talking, I would feel downright mean if I refused to give a Jewish ballplayer credit for volunteering for the military a season **before ** Pearl Harbor and then missing 4 and a half seasons just so he could try to save his people. And he was still DAMN good when he got back.

    So I'm giving it to Greenberg to honor the man, and the chance he would have outplayed Murray had he stayed home (which, I've heard, he could have if he'd wanted to).

    This is for you @thisistheshow - Jim Rice was actually a pretty good player.
  • coinkatcoinkat Posts: 22,769 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Hank Greenberg

    Greenberg - very tough call

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  • TabeTabe Posts: 5,924 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Hank Greenberg

    I voted Hank. 2-time MVP who was, or was at least in the conversation for, the best player in the AL, at least once or twice. Murray never got to that level. Murray gets you longevity and consistency but Hank had a much higher peak - and just enough longevity.

  • craig44craig44 Posts: 10,512 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Eddie Murray

    Greenberg was largely a product of his home field. He was almost a different hitter at home compared to on the road.
    here are his splits: Home: .338, .441, .681 205 home runs. Away: .289, .382, .529 126 home runs. this in almost exactly the same PA. To add, he played his entire career, minus one season pre-integration.

    Eddie on the other hand was almost exactly the same player on the road compared to at home. eerily similar. I guess they call him steady Eddie for a reason.

    George Brett, Roger Clemens and Tommy Brady.

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