Perhaps one of the most iconic and appreciated sports in the United States, baseball has a lot of followers who religiously fill their stadiums in every game. Known in its origins during the s. XIIX, such as The New York Game, this was made famous during the Civil War as a mass sport in the country and, subsequently, in the world.
Its athletes do a sport and that is why today we have decided to draw up a list with those ten players who through their style of play and exploits impressed the audiences by making them turn their heads to follow a home run or leaving a strong imprint on the collective imagination. Without further delay or half-time, here’s our Hall of Fame of the best baseball players in history.
- Barry Bonds (1986 – 2007)
Bonds are considered Willie Mays ‘ godson until he managed to beat him at home runs. In the 2001 season, he made 73 of these and held the absolute record of the sport with 762. A real gem for the Pittsburgh Pirates and the San Francisco Giants that has achieved what no-hitter has been able to do. Feared and adored, he deserves to Top our list.
- Ted Williams (1939 – 1960)
Many consider Ted “”The Kid”” Williams to be the best modern hitter. With a successful career with the Boston Red Sox, he won the prestigious Triple batting crown twice and averaged 344 hits per season with 521 home runs throughout his career. Apart from being an ace in the field, was also in the fishing and even managed to ascend to the rank of captain in the Marine Corps of the United States
- Hank Aaron (1954 -1976)
The Hammer seemed to have a supernatural gift for home runs. It’s proven by the 755 he did in his career, breaking Babe Ruth’s record. Although they were not only home runs, the versatile Aaron scored almost unbeatable RBIs, extra-base hits, total bases and consecutive seasons with 150 or more hits. Oh, and he was also skilled with leather in his hand, earning three Golden Gloves.
- Joe DiMaggio (1936 – 1951)
Perhaps one of the most vocal names of this sport, this excellent New York Yankees offensive player was named in 1969 as the best baseball player in life as well as a true hero of his team. Three hundred sixty-one home runs in an entire race are not few and, despite his conflicts with the coach, he also managed a 56-game streak of a hit. Considered the latter a feat and an unbeatable record, this is a player who deserves more than anyone the honors he has been given.
- Mickey Mantle (1951 -1968)
Replacing DiMaggio in the Yankees was an arduous task for anyone who aspired to his legendary status. However, not for the prodigious Mickey Mantle. With an 18-year career in the center of the field and holding player records with more home runs, he was named three times MVP (1956, 1957 and 1962) and won a Triple Crown in 1956. In short, Mantle is one of those athletes who don’t forget.
- Babe Ruth (1914 – 1935)
As nicknames such as “”the Sultan of Swat”” or “”the Great Bambino”” show, Ruth was widely celebrated by the press of her time. His career developed into two first teams, the Boston Red Sox and The New York Yankees, and this vast hitter had 714 home runs behind him. Lover of the nightlife, his rounded figure was far short of the athletic player every day. Even so, its popularity with kids made him an icon of America.
- Willie Mays (1951 – 1973)
Few can say that they have won 12 Golden Gloves in this sport and Mays was one of them. From 1957 to 1966 he always reached at least MVP’s sixth position and is honored to have been the first player in history to accumulate more than 3,000 hits and 500 home runs.
- Nolan Ryan (1966 – 1993)
One of the most feared pitchers in the history of this sport for its unbeatable (to date) brand of 5,714 strikeouts in a 27-year career. Counting that he also scored seven no-hitters and 324 wins, he was a player who threw unstoppable balls at over 160 km / h. Indeed, his nickname “”The Ryan Express”” was more than adequate.
- Stan Musial (1941 – 1963)
Nicknamed “”Stan The Man,”” the player of the Cardinals of St. Louis was always loyal to his club during his 22 years of career. The funny thing is, he was initially designated as a pitcher until the team realized how fast he was. Good thing he changed his position and was able to do 17 seasons over the 300 hits along with 12 walk-off home runs. Certainly impressive statistics.
- Ty Cobb (1905 – 1928)
The most historical on the list, the first base and gardener he played at the Detroit Tigers and the Philadelphia a’s is still listed as one of the pillars of this sport. No less, his 24-year career is impeccable with 4,191 hits and 23 seasons with an average of 300 punches. A legend that inaugurated the select club of over 3,000 singles and the Hall of Fame of this sport.