Top 10 Baseball Players of All Time
Baseball is one of the oldest sports in the United States of America. Major League Baseball (MLB) is the world’s most popular baseball league. In the history of baseball there are numerous players who have written their name in golden words. In this article, we have accumulated the top 10 baseball players of all time for you.
10. Roger Clemens
Clemens’ career was full of controversies. He even got involved in a steroids usage matter. Despite all these, he is one of the best pitchers in MLB history. Roger Clemens played for Boston Red Sox, Toronto Blue Jays, New York Yankees and Houston Astros during his career. He won the world series twice and MVP award once in his career. Clemens is a record 7 time CY Young Award, which is awarded to the league-best pitcher. He also holds the record for two 20 strikeouts in a single game.
9. Stan Musial
Musial played 22 years for the Cardinals winning three World Series titles and 3 NL MVP awards. He is also the second joint-most 24-time All-Star. He finished his career with .331 batting average, 475 home runs, and 1951 RBI. In the year 1969, he was inducted in the Hall of Fame.
8. Walter Johnson
He was one of the dominant pitchers during his playing days. During his 20 years professional career, Johnson led the league in strikeout record 12 times. Walter’s 110 career Shutouts record is still unbroken. He ended his career with 2 MVP awards, 1 World Series title, and 3 triple crown champions. Walter Johnson was the inaugural member of the Hall of Fame in 1936.
7. Lou Gehrig
Famously known as “The Iron Horse”, Lou Gehrig is the first player in MLB history to have a jersey number retired by the team. In 1939 Yankees retired his number 4. Lou finished his career with a 340 batting average and 493 home runs, and 1995 runs batted in. Gehrig won 6 world titles, two MVP awards and once won the triple crown.
6. Ty Cobb
He played for the Detroit Tigers and Philadelphia Athletics. Cobb set a large number of records, some of which are still unbroken. His career batting average of .366 is the highest of all time. Ty Cobb is a one time MVP and one time triple crown winner. Cobb is an inaugural member of the 1936 BaseBall Hall of Fame.
5. Ted Williams
Ted served in WWII and Korean War during his prime years. For his sublime technique, Williams is considered as the purest hitter in the MLB. Williams finished his career with 521 home runs placing him on 20th on the all-time list with a batting average of .344. He won triple crown and MVP awards twice in his career. In his 19 years as a pro, he was an All-Star each season. Later, in 1966 he was elected into the Hall of Fame.
4. Hank Aaron
At number 4 we have Hank Aaron. Hank is known for breaking the Babe Ruth home runs record. Aaron’s 755 home runs rank him second on the all -time home runs list. Furthermore, he is a 3-time Gold glove, 2 time NL batting champion and 4 times NL home run leader, and NL RBI leader. Hank played for Indianapolis Clowns, Milwaukee/ Atlanta Braves and Milwaukee Brewers.
3. Barry Bonds
A 14 time all-star, Barry is one of the ruthless hitters in the MLB. He holds the record for most career home runs with 762 and a single-season record with 73 home runs in 2001. Barry has failed to win the world series during his career. But, he is a 7 times NL MVP winner. He also holds a record for most silver slugger awards with 12 to his name.
2. Willie Mays
He is placed sixth in all-time home runs scored with 660. He led the NL in home runs 4 times. Willie Mays won his only world series in 1954. In the year 2017, the world series award was renamed after him to Willie Mays World Series MVP award by MLB. Ways is a two-time All-Star MVP and won NL MVP in 1954 and 1965. In the year 1979, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame.
1. Babe Ruth
He won the world series seven times in his career and is regarded as the best baseball player of all time. Ruth started his career as a pitcher and later shifted to hitter. In 1927, he set a then-record 60 home runs in a single season. He was the first ever athlete to have an endorsement deal. Babe won the AL MVP once in his career. He donned Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees and Boston Braves jerseys in his career.