Greatest Major League Hitters Ever

The Top Ten

1 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.

Defiantly could have been the best

Held very many batting records

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

2 Ted Williams

He was the best pure hitter ever. ruth was a better all around ball player but ted was the best hitter ever. Imagine how good he wouldve been had he not missed 4 years to the war

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

Teddy Baseball was the Sweetest Hitter of All..

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

3 Hank Aaron Henry Louis Aaron, nicknamed "Hammer" or "Hammerin' Hank", is a retired American Major League Baseball right fielder who serves as the senior vice president of the Atlanta Braves.

Hank Aaron is definitely the greatest hitter

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

2nd best player of all time (1 is Jackie robinson)

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

4 Ty Cobb

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?

The only reason he dosen't 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.

Amazing player

5 Willie Mays Willie Howard Mays, Jr., nicknamed "The Say Hey Kid", is an American former Major League Baseball center fielder who spent almost all of his 22-season career playing for the New York/San Francisco Giants, before finishing with the New York Mets.

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.

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.

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.

6 Pete Rose

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

Pete was an amazing hitter for the Cincinnati Reds during the 70s

Charlie Hustle! Title says hitter not slugger!

Over 4000 hits got to give him some credit

7 Ken Griffey Jr. George Kenneth Griffey Jr. nicknamed "Junior" and "The Kid", is an American former professional baseball outfielder who played 22 years in Major League Baseball.

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

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

8 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.

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.

9 Stan Musial
10 Rogers Hornsby

The Contenders

11 Jimmie Foxx
12 Cal Ripken Jr.
13 Roberto Clemente Roberto Enrique Clemente Walker was a Puerto Rican professional baseball right fielder who played 18 seasons in Major League Baseball for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
14 Frank Thomas

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

15 Shoeless Joe Jackson
16 Joe DiMaggio Joseph Paul DiMaggio, nicknamed "Joltin' Joe" and "The Yankee Clipper", was an American baseball center fielder who played his entire 13-year career in Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees.
17 Tony Gwynn

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

18 Honus Wagner
19 Ichiro Suzuki Ichiro Suzuki, often referred to mononymously as Ichiro, is a Japanese former professional baseball outfielder.
20 Mickey Mantle

Derek Jeter ahead of "The Mick"?

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

21 Tris Speaker
22 Lou Gehrig Henry Louis Gehrig, nicknamed "the Iron Horse", was an American baseball first baseman who played his entire professional career in Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees, from 1923 until 1939. Gehrig was renowned for his prowess as a hitter and for his durability, which earned him his nickname more.

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.

23 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.


24 Carlton Fisk
25 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.
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