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he never won a title. 

8/27/2019 12:20PM PDT

ernie banks was trash too.

8/27/2019 12:21PM PDT

That good stuff your smoking 

8/27/2019 12:22PM PDT

Babe Ruth was a one dimensional player

8/27/2019 12:22PM PDT

I don't know, just the greatest hitter to ever walk the face of the Earth, I think he was pretty overrated

8/27/2019 12:22PM PDT

You’re nuts. Him and Cobb are the best hitters this game has ever seen. 

8/27/2019 12:23PM PDT

His career ops was 1.116 with a 190 OPS+ which is 2nd all time. I'm assuming you're joking.

8/27/2019 12:23PM PDT

Intentional Troll is Intentional.

8/27/2019 12:23PM PDT

No. You aren’t overrated when you are the single star player on losing teams. Your are considered overrated if you are one of a few stars on winning teams

8/27/2019 12:25PM PDT

Lost his prime years by serving as a fighter pilot in WW2 and then served in Korea as well. Imagine what his numbers would have been if he played those years. 

8/27/2019 12:30PM PDT

7th All Time in Career BA: https://www.baseball-reference.com/leaders/batting_avg_career.shtml

14th All Time in Career WAR: https://www.baseball-reference.com/leaders/WAR_career.shtml

His Career WAR would have been much higher if he didn't fly jets during WWII in the middle of his prime

8/27/2019 12:32PM PDT

You’re nuts. Him and Cobb are the best hitters this game has ever seen. 

Comment by allmustfall16
8/27/2019 12:23PM PDT

Bonds pulls a needle out of his *** and laughs

8/27/2019 12:33PM PDT

7th All Time in Career BA: https://www.baseball-reference.com/leaders/batting_avg_career.shtml

14th All Time in Career WAR: https://www.baseball-reference.com/leaders/WAR_career.shtml

His Career WAR would have been much higher if he didn't fly jets during WWII in the middle of his prime

Comment by Nardskilo
8/27/2019 12:32PM PDT

Yeah, kind of tough to declare one overrated when they helped to literally defeat Hitler.

8/27/2019 12:34PM PDT

I assume this is a lame attempt at trolling, but this one backfired on you a little. If you think Williams is anything less than the standard by which hitting should be studied and/or taught, then you just don’t understand this game little Timmy. 

8/27/2019 12:34PM PDT

Um no. Ted Williams is the greatest hitter that ever lived. Are you drunk?? They honestly should kick you off this chat site. He walked over 2000 times and only struck out just over 700 times. A career OBP of 482!! A career 340 hitter. Baseball is a team game. Trout is the best player right now and he has yet to win a playoff series. Ted William's cant pitch that's for sure. Please dont create a topic as dumb as this

8/27/2019 12:35PM PDT

I hate to be a jerk but can you early say Cobb and Williams were the greatest ever when neither faced Black or international talent. Cobb played in an era before scouting reports, sliders, split finger and cutters were invented. Plus no dudes were regularly throwing 90mph let alone 95-100. Williams didn’t have to contend with lefty specialist.

i think we can say they were the best hitters of their era but after that it’s based off of what. Anybody see them play. Hi just say it because that is what someone told you and there are these stats that are out of context

there is a reason nobody is hitting .400 anymore. It’s not because hitters have gotten worse 

8/27/2019 12:36PM PDT

Mike Trout has never won a playoff game. 

 

I’ll let myself out. 

8/27/2019 12:37PM PDT

Overrated??? Surely you jest. The man hit .388 with 38 dingers when he was 39 years old.

8/27/2019 12:40PM PDT

Mike Trout has never won a playoff game. 

 

I’ll let myself out. 

Comment by THINK_BLUE55
8/27/2019 12:37PM PDT

Who cares ?

8/27/2019 12:41PM PDT

I know you shouldn’t feed the trolls, but Yogi Berra (10 titles) was the best player in history right?

 

8/27/2019 12:47PM PDT

I hate to be a jerk but can you early say Cobb and Williams were the greatest ever when neither faced Black or international talent. Cobb played in an era before scouting reports, sliders, split finger and cutters were invented. Plus no dudes were regularly throwing 90mph let alone 95-100. Williams didn’t have to contend with lefty specialist.

i think we can say they were the best hitters of their era but after that it’s based off of what. Anybody see them play. Hi just say it because that is what someone told you and there are these stats that are out of context

there is a reason nobody is hitting .400 anymore. It’s not because hitters have gotten worse 

Comment by Maverick31762
8/27/2019 12:36PM PDT

Bankhead was the first african-american pitcher in Major League Baseball in 1947. Ted Williams retired in 1960. As for the lefty specialist thing, he was a career .313 against lefties. He hit them just fine.

And if you've read Ted Williams' book The Science of Hitting (which is widely considered to be the bible of hitting) he was preaching what we currently refer to today as launch angle when it was released in 1986. IIRC Williams said that the perfect swing isn't level, but rather a slight uppercut. If you play or still play baseball I highly recommend it; It's a fantastic read.

8/27/2019 1:06PM PDT

I know you shouldn’t feed the trolls, but Yogi Berra (10 titles) was the best player in history right?

 

Comment by CincyRedlegs3219
8/27/2019 12:47PM PDT

Robert Horry > Everyone not named Bill Russell 

8/27/2019 1:08PM PDT

I hate to be a jerk but can you early say Cobb and Williams were the greatest ever when neither faced Black or international talent. Cobb played in an era before scouting reports, sliders, split finger and cutters were invented. Plus no dudes were regularly throwing 90mph let alone 95-100. Williams didn’t have to contend with lefty specialist.

i think we can say they were the best hitters of their era but after that it’s based off of what. Anybody see them play. Hi just say it because that is what someone told you and there are these stats that are out of context

there is a reason nobody is hitting .400 anymore. It’s not because hitters have gotten worse 

Comment by Maverick31762
8/27/2019 12:36PM PDT

Um, No. 

The shift was first used to stop Ted Williams. 

Scouting has always been a part of the game, it is just more data driven now. 

You need to judge players in the context of whom they played against. Yes, Williams didnt face today's flame throwers, but Williams also did not have the advantage of today's sports medicine. 

 

8/27/2019 1:11PM PDT

People!!! get to know Ted Williams  if you dont already. Greatest hitter in any era. Like please stop all this ignorance

8/27/2019 1:50PM PDT

I guess Phallus isn't a fan of Mike "1-12 playoff lifetime" Trout

8/27/2019 1:52PM PDT

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