Why is Gretzky known as the best?
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10-26-2004, 03:02 AM
Join Date: Aug 2003
Originally Posted by
I'd change Ruth to Bonds
, Woods to Palmer, and Marino to Brown.
yes, but that just demonstrates how little you know about baseball my friend. Ruth hit 50 when the next best hit 20. Ruth pitched and won 20 games twice (once with an ERA under 2.00).
Ruth still has over ten homers more then Bonds in over 200 atbats less.
Ruth is top ten all time in batting average, Bonds isn't even in the top 120.
Ruth has nearly 400 more RBI then Bonds, again, in over 200 atbats less.
Ruth's OBP is still about 25 points higher then Bonds'.
The Babes slug is about 80 points higher then Bonds' (that's the one I'm not sure off hand).
Bonds isn't even as good all time as Ty Cobb, he's hit more home runs, otherwise he's completely inferior. All of a sudden Bonds is third, and we haven't even looked at pitchers yet. I would take both Cy Young and Walter Johnson all time over Bonds every day of the week and twice on sundays, too. When all is said and done, Bonds
be a top five player all time. But in 50 years, The Babe will still echo in baseball louder then Bonds' greatest scream in the last 15 years.
.... oh... and Gretzky is the only equivalent to the Babe in pure dominance in any of the four major NA sports.
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