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  • Hank Aaron: 755 home runs (soon to be owned by Bonds)

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  • Ty Cobb: .366 batting average in 22 seasons

    1 10.00%
  • Nolan Ryan: 5714 strike outs (5386 IP)

    2 20.00%
  • Walter Johnson: 110 shut-outs

    2 20.00%
  • Cy Young: 511 wins (but 316 loses)

    1 10.00%
  • Ed Walsh: 1.82 career ERA (14 seasons)

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  • Ricky Henderson: 1406 stolen bases (25 years)

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  • Pete Rose: 4256 hits (24 years)

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  • Babe Ruth: .342 batting averege and 2.28 ERA

    3 30.00%
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Thread: most impressire career feat/stat in baseball...

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    keep in mind:

    Cy Young: most wins and losses of all time
    Ed Walsh: played from 1904-1917
    Hank Aaron: Barry will probably break it if he lasts in 2006)
    Ricky Henderson: caught stealing 335 times; played 25 friggin years
    Pete Rose: wasnt exactly what you'd call a power hitter...

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    Ripken's streak. Not really a career total but for it's length, it belongs in there.

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    all ripken had to do was show up though, its not like he has to show up and keep consistancy on the field at the same time

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    Ruth was first the best lefty starter of his time, and then the best hitter ever. How can you top that?

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    As oppossed to Rose? He hit .303 for his career which ranks him 152nd of alltime.

    Ripken played every game for like 16 years. Consistent? You have to be good to get the job and good and consistent to keep it.

    Rose, Ryan and Aaron's career totals are buoyed by the fact they played in 24, 27 and 23 seasons respectively. If it is not included in the other list, this is the one it should be on. Ripken did what those three above did. He was consistently good over a long period of time.

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    Originally posted by PFSIKH@Sep 26 2004, 11:35 AM
    blackout

    As oppossed to Rose? He hit .303 for his career which ranks him 152nd of alltime.

    Ripken played every game for like 16 years. Consistent? You have to be good to get the job and good and consistent to keep it.

    Rose, Ryan and Aaron's career totals are buoyed by the fact they played in 24, 27 and 23 seasons respectively. If it is not included in the other list, this is the one it should be on. Ripken did what those three above did. He was consistently good over a long period of time.
    I know but Ripken didnt set any skill records like Rose did, he just set a games-played record

    its amazing, and will never be broken, but comparing it to 4000 hits or 755 home runs isn't impressive

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    I voted for the greatest ballplayer to ever live, Tyrus Raymond Cobb.

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    If you didn't vots for Nolan Ryan's strikeout record, yopu really have no clue about Baseball. Let's put it this way:

    How many pitchers strike out 300 in a season? Very few. Some may do it 2-3 times in a career, but few reach that mark. Now, for anyone to equal Ryan, they need to strike out 300 for 19 seasons. And they would still be behind his career total.
    That's a great a feat in Baseball history as anything.

  9. #9
    Originally posted by blackout806@Sep 26 2004, 11:47 PM

    its amazing, and will never be broken, but comparing it to 4000 hits or 755 home runs isn't impressive
    blackout and mbn

    Those numbers are great, but really need to be looked at more carefully. Are those players that great or did they just play that long?

    Of the 3, IMHO Rose should be the less of the three honored for their career accomplishment. Give Ty Cobb those extra 2600+ ABs Rose got and we are talking about almost 5000 hits. Charlie Hustle had 14053 ABs vs Cobb's 11434 and only had 67 more hits. Rose's accomplishment is more a longevity award then actually being that much better then anyone else.

    Next up would be Aaron IMHO. I think we can all agree that hitting a HR requires a little more skill then just slapping a single. It must be asked, is Aaron the homerun king because he was that much better then everyone else or that he just played that much longer? Both played 20+ seasons, Aaron 23 and Ruth 22, but considering that Ruth was a starting pitcher his first 5 seasons, his total was held down. In Ruth's first full season as a hitter he hit 54 HRs and was consistently over 40 except for injury seasons after that. How many HRs were lost his first 5 seasons? 100? 150? 200? Aaron was avery good consistent player for 23 years. Because of this he was able to get 4000+ more ABs and he got 41 more HRs. Again is that a reflection on greatness? Yes, to a point, but it is more of being consistently good for 23 seasons.

    Nolan was the man and while his longevity, 27 years played into his total, he was consistently the best strikeout pitcher of his generation. As much as his 5714 Ks are impressive, his 7 no-hitters stands above them all. Look at some of the strikeout artists of this generation Pedro and Roger, both have the same K per 9 innings ratio, but have never no-hit a team.

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    Originally posted by PFSIKH+Sep 27 2004, 08:15 AM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (PFSIKH @ Sep 27 2004, 08:15 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-blackout806@Sep 26 2004, 11:47 PM

    its amazing, and will never be broken, but comparing it to 4000 hits or 755 home runs isn&#39;t impressive
    blackout and mbn

    Those numbers are great, but really need to be looked at more carefully. Are those players that great or did they just play that long?

    Of the 3, IMHO Rose should be the less of the three honored for their career accomplishment. Give Ty Cobb those extra 2600+ ABs Rose got and we are talking about almost 5000 hits. Charlie Hustle had 14053 ABs vs Cobb&#39;s 11434 and only had 67 more hits. Rose&#39;s accomplishment is more a longevity award then actually being that much better then anyone else.

    Next up would be Aaron IMHO. I think we can all agree that hitting a HR requires a little more skill then just slapping a single. It must be asked, is Aaron the homerun king because he was that much better then everyone else or that he just played that much longer? Both played 20+ seasons, Aaron 23 and Ruth 22, but considering that Ruth was a starting pitcher his first 5 seasons, his total was held down. In Ruth&#39;s first full season as a hitter he hit 54 HRs and was consistently over 40 except for injury seasons after that. How many HRs were lost his first 5 seasons? 100? 150? 200? Aaron was avery good consistent player for 23 years. Because of this he was able to get 4000+ more ABs and he got 41 more HRs. Again is that a reflection on greatness? Yes, to a point, but it is more of being consistently good for 23 seasons.

    Nolan was the man and while his longevity, 27 years played into his total, he was consistently the best strikeout pitcher of his generation. As much as his 5714 Ks are impressive, his 7 no-hitters stands above them all. Look at some of the strikeout artists of this generation Pedro and Roger, both have the same K per 9 innings ratio, but have never no-hit a team. [/b][/quote]
    Can&#39;t argue.

    I agree that Nolan&#39;s accomplishment is one for the books................

  11. #11
    Ralph Kiner leading the NL in HRs his first 7 years in the league.

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    Originally posted by ShadeTree#55@Sep 27 2004, 02:22 PM
    Ralph Kiner leading the NL in HRs his first 7 years in the league.
    Roids.

    Seriously, one of my alltime favorite baseball quaotes is about Ralph Kiner and came from Branch Rickey. When asked about a salary dispute between the Pirates and Kiner, Rickey replied, "We could have finished in last without him."

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    I guess the Texas Rangers said that to Afraud too, expect they removed him and got good.

  14. #14
    Originally posted by ShadeTree#55@Sep 27 2004, 02:38 PM
    I guess the Texas Rangers said that to Afraud too, expect they removed him and got good.
    Jealous Mets fan???

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    Walter Johnson&#39;s record is my favorite. No one came CLOSE since him, I believe Spahn is # 2 at 63? When you look at pitchers today, its impressive if they get even 1 shutout in a season, what with middle relief and the hitters these guys have to face. Walter also pitched in a time when offense was picking up at a rapid pace following the Dead Ball Era. The Roaring 20s wasn&#39;t just related to the stock market, it was also related to baseball hitters of that decade, making it even more impressive what Johnson accomplished. That&#39;s why his record is a testimony to what great pitchers did back in the day...complete the games they started...and is, IMO, the greatest career record ever.

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