Most Famous Baseball Players Of All Time
Baseball game has been loved since decades and the fan following for the game and its players get increasing year after year. After more than a century of a lengthy run, the amazing sport brought some of the finest sportsmen and athletes that the world ever saw. Get different fan groups together at a stadium or bat and eventually then begin to argue regarding the merits earned by their most favorite baseball legends.
Here is a compilation of the most successful and the best baseball players in MLB to ever hit the field. The article discusses a number of player characteristics such as special achievements, career stats, and great contributions to the game. All people you’ll see on this list would either be Hall of Famers or certainly to get a bust in New York in games.
Barry Bonds (1986 to present)
Game position: Leftfielder
Barry moments Greatest moment in baseball history was the 71st Home run, breaking single season’s record of Mark McGwire.
Bonds already passed his godfather Mays on all-time home run leader list. Bonds approaches 700 homers and the overall totals posted by Aaron and Ruth. Barry Bonds is certain to be the first-ballot listed in the Hall of Fame. A total of six NL MVP awards are won by him. Despite having a great career in total home runs, he only led NL twice in homers. In 2002, he led the league while achieving a 370 run average.
The only thing that Bonds didn’t achieve is the championship ring for World Series. At the time when San Francisco Giants made it to the 2002 series, he did have his chance. However, the team lost the seven games to Anaheim Angels. Even without having all-time home run record, Bonds was a simple choice for top spot on the list. Bonds has been one of the most electrifying baseball players and a feared hitter.
Ted Williams (1939-1960)
Game Position: Leftfielder
Ted Williams had the greatest moment while hitting the home run No. 500 against Cleveland Indians at the time of June 17, 1960.
In modern baseball era, he’s considered one of the greatest hitter. Also he had been the winner two times of AL MVP and Triple Crown. During the year 1941, he batted 406 which made a contribution to his lifetime average of .344. In his career the 17-times All-Star won a total of six batting championships.
Ted Williams was not only a good contact hitter; he also had impressive power, while blasting 521 home runs in his career.
Hank Aaron (1954-1976)
Baseball Game position: Outfielder
Greatest game moment: Hitting career home run No. 715 which broke Babe Ruth’s record, on April 8, 1974.
Hank Aaron was last Negro baseball American League player to also contribute to MLB. Aaron is also remembered for his incredible record of home runs, so far no player crossed his career limits with a total of 755 runs. Also he has other records in his career RBIs, total bases and additional base hits. In 1957 he was the NL’s MVP being 24-time All-Star.
Also he was pretty good with leather and won 3 Gold Glove awards.
Babe Ruth (1914-1935)
Game position: Outfielder, Left-handed Pitcher
Greatest game moment: Babe Ruth hit his first home run in Yankee Stadium in April 18, 1923.
Babe Ruth is one of the greatest players in the history of baseball. The Sultan of Swat was the first great slugger and also was the most celebrated athlete during his time. While all baseball fans remember Babe Ruth as the greatest slugger, its worth to take a note that at first Ruth started his career as a baseball pitcher. Babe Ruth won a total of 89 games in the total of six seasons with the Boston Red Sox, which had a great contribution to the team in 1915, 1916 and the 1918 baseball World Championships.
Willie Mays (1951-1973)
Game position: Centerfielder
Greatest Moment: Willie Mays caught the ball over the shoulder, robbing Cleveland Indian Vic Wertz of additional hit in Game 1 of 1954 World Series.
Willie Mays has been one of the greatest all-rounders of baseball and is listed under the top 5 baseball players. Mays was 24-time great selection for the All-Star Games. His play in the field was stellar, as was testified through his 12 Gold Gloves. The two-time NL MVP scored a total of 660 homers in his career span.