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biggio's remark was spot on. and good for him for acknowledging that while he was a fine player hank was in a different class.
Hank Aaron is the closest thing the game has to royalty (with apologies to Stan Musial)
There have been nearly 17000 players in MLB history. Probably 9500 +/- are non-pitchers. Of those, I would guess about 15 are genuinely in his class and he's top 3...............though he was never truly considered in Mays' class (and then I think surpassed him in many minds) until a decade after he retired.
Furtado has taken over BRef? When did that happen?
Are you saying Aaron was better than all but one of Wagner, Cobb, Mays, Gehrig and Williams ...
And Johnson, Grove, Young, etc. Plus Gibson, Paige, Charleston, Lloyd, etc. I think a reasonably good case can be made that would keep Aaron out of the top 10 and depending on timelines maybe 15-20.
well stosh is kinda old and unable to get around much anymore, so that's not entirely fair. if he was as active as hank he'd be getting his props. musial was already a legendary player when aaron came up, and i imagine in musial's presence aaron would be as starstruck as biggio was in aaron's.
And Johnson, Grove, Young, etc. Plus Gibson, Paige, Charleston, Lloyd, etc.
There have been nearly 17000 players in MLB history. Probably 9500 +/- are non-pitchers.
He might be the most consistent player MLB has ever seen, although not sure what happened in 1964.
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