Greatest Major League Hitters Ever


The Top Ten

1 Babe Ruth Babe Ruth George Herman Ruth Jr., better known as Babe Ruth, was an American professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935.

Just think what the Babe could have done if was healthy. He did this all while eating Hot Dogs, drinking Beer and smoking Cigars. - haineroid

just think if Ruth played 20 years like Aaron did... he would be untouchable.

Defiantly could have been the best

Held very many batting records - Ajkloth

2 Ted Williams

He is the best pure hitter. Last person to bat. 400. (Even if he was a douche bag) - Cbatower

Teddy Baseball was the Sweetest Hitter of All..

Splendid! Simply, well..."Splendid! " Just saying'


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3 Hank Aaron Hank Aaron

he had the home runs and the hits and one many awards and is in the top ten for many things including doubles, home runs, hits, and runs

aaron could do everything (doubles, triples, home runs). Top 5 player. Jackie Robinson is definetely not even in the top 20 - peru12345

hank aaron is the player of all time and screw barry bonds.

Hank Aaron is definitely the greatest hitter - Htown3ball

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4 Ty Cobb

The only reason he dosent have the most home runs is because he didn't think home runs mattered. He prooved it when he hit 9 home runs in 3 games.

What you said impressed me, so I've been searching and googling trying to find out when Cobb hit 9 home runs in 3 games. But I haven't found any other mention of that. Can you give me any backup to that claim?

Amazing player

5 Willie Mays Willie Mays

Great five tool player! Great personality and team spirit! Exciting player who played with gusto and flair. Willie excelled in every facet of the game! Adored by millions despite playing in an era when some media were racially biased to downplay his greatness and elevate his counterparts.

The greatest 5 tool player of all time. Mays, as a pure hitter, played in two of baseballs most difficult parks to hit home runs, as opposed to Aaron who played in two if the easiest homer parks. in a more fair stadium he would have more homers than Aaron.

Hitting includes slugging, but also the other hits along with the home runs. The best hitters have lots of singles, doubles, triples, and homers. Willie Mays has more Total Bases than anyone besides Hank Aaron and Stan Musial.

He played at Candlestick.

6 Stan Musial
7 Pete Rose

Best overall hitter I've ever seen. Hank and babe are better but Pete is a legend.

Over 4000 hits got to give him some credit

Had the most hits ever with 4,256 hits

He's got the record idiots

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8 Lou Gehrig Lou Gehrig

It's hard to go against The Babe, but it's completely ridiculous that Gehrig isn't on this list yet, so he gets my vote.

The Lou Gehrig behind Derek Jeter? Jeter doesn't belong in the top 50.

9 Ken Griffey Jr. Ken Griffey Jr.

If he could have stayed healthy his whole career he would own the home run record - crazyeyes56

Griffey was great and was lingered by some injuries

If he would of never got en injured would of been #1

Nothing to say just. BEAST

10 Derek Jeter Derek Jeter Derek Sanderson Jeter is an American former professional baseball shortstop, current businessman and baseball executive who is the chief executive officer and part owner of the Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball.

Yikes. Severely overrated and that's coming from a Yankee fan. Yeah, cool, he was good in the postseason, a really nice guy, and happened to be on the Yankees when they were really good. I'm not gonna say he's a bad player, but for a shortstop, he's mediocre at best defensively. Good hitter, but not near the best. - jayfowler

Hit his 3000TH hit with a home run at Yankee Stadium. 2nd best hitter ever

Hit his 3000TH hit with a home run at Yankee Stadium. 2nd best hitter ever.

The Contenders

11 Honus Wagner
12 Jimmie Foxx
13 Joe DiMaggio Joe DiMaggio
14 Rogers Hornsby
15 Frank Thomas

all that needs to be said in he's the big hurt! - Pag1

16 Mickey Mantle

Mantle played his entire career on bad legs and still put up statistics that should rank him in the top 10

Derek Jeter ahead of "The Mick"?

17 Roberto Clemente Roberto Clemente
18 Tony Gwynn

R.I.P Tony Gwynn, San Diego will never forget you.

19 Shoeless Joe Jackson
20 Nap Lajoie
21 Cal Ripken Jr.
22 Alex Rodriguez Alex Rodriguez Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez, nicknamed "A-Rod", is an American former professional baseball shortstop and third baseman. He played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball for the Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers, and New York Yankees.


23 Tris Speaker
24 Carl Yastrzemski
25 Ichiro Suzuki Ichiro Suzuki
26 Carlton Fisk
27 Jackie Robinson Jackie Robinson Jack Roosevelt Robinson was an American professional baseball player who became the first African American to play in Major League Baseball in the modern era.
28 George Brett
29 Barry Bonds Barry Bonds Barry Lamar Bonds is an American former professional baseball left fielder who played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball with the Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco Giants.

Regardless of roids. still one of the best ever

30 Manny Ramirez Manny Ramirez Manuel S. "Manny" Ramírez is an American football guard for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League.

Hes in the 500 home run club and he has a over. 300 career batting average

31 Eddie Collins
32 Frank Robinson
33 Mel Ott
34 Mike Schmidt
35 Eddie Mathews
36 Al Kaline
37 Albert Pujols Albert Pujols José Alberto Pujols Alcántara is a Dominican American professional baseball first baseman for the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball.

Goodness. How soon people forget. At least top ten, best player in baseball for 7 years straight. Power, average, D...el hombre is the greatest.

38 Paul Molitor
39 Miguel Cabrera Miguel Cabrera José Miguel Cabrera Torres, commonly known as Miguel Cabrera and nicknamed "Miggy", is a Venezuelan professional baseball first baseman who plays for the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball.

Miggy rocks

40 Ed Delahanty
41 Jim Thome
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