Top 10 best natural hitters in baseball history
INTRODUCTION In the history of america´s pastime we have seen some great hitters but every once in a while there comes a guy that with seemingly no effort can hit the ball so elegantly and so easy its like breathing for them this is my personal list hope you like it these are some of the players that where close to the list<!--EndFragment--> <!--StartFragment-->
10 Shoeless Joe Jackson.<!--EndFragment-->
Many people don't now Joe beside from the 1919 Black Sox's scandal, But did you knew Shoeless Joe was one of the greatest players in baseball history,he hit for a life average of .356 the third all time greatest life batting average of the majors but have in count that this guy played 12 seasons in the majors he had one of the most memorable carrers and life's in baseball i mean the guy hit .408 in his rookie season. If you don't believe this guy was amazing listen to Babe Ruth the bambino said he copy Shoeless Joe hitting style the guy was a legend among legends period. But even with all those stats Joe will always be recognized for the Sox's scandal people actually now the guy took the money from the gamblers but in that series Jackson had 12 hits and a .375 batting average — in both cases leading both teams. The 12 hits were a World Series record. He committed no errors and even threw out a runner at the plate. So keeping he took the money to loose he played and amazing world series.<!--EndFragment-->
9. Roberto Clemente.
The most iconic latino baseball player of all times a life figure one of baseball most iconic characters ever was an amazing hitter. This are his carrer stats .317 lifetime average, 3,000 hits 240 homers and 1035 Rbi's those are some amazing stats. Clemente a humble man played his entire 17 season's with the Pirates besides being one of the best outfielders in the history of the game his hitting style was near perfect helping the Pirates to 2 World Series titles being key in both being selected to the All-star game 15 times and being the WS MVP back in 1971 and National league MVP in 1966. Besides being all that he was humble hard working man usually helping his teammates to improve or adapt he donated money usually to help kids i mean the man died trying to help people recover from the earthquake in Nicaragua back in 1972.
8 Lou Gehrig The iron horse
Well resuming Lou's career in a nutshell isn't easy where to start his numbers were a impressive .340 lifetime AVG ,493 homers, 2,721 hits and 1,995 RBI's incredible numbers he was a 6 time world series champion he's a proud member of the MLB'S all century team too Iron Mike was genius in his career Lou was the finest first baseman to ever play the game he holds and amazing number of records too.
7 George Brett
Brett’s career was one to remember the so called The Mullet was a rock-star through his 21 year career he played for the Kansas city Royals all his life.
Selected to 13 All-star games World series champion back in 1985, 1980 AL MVP
The Mullet hit for a .305 lifetime average, he had 3,154 hits, 317 homers and 1,595 RBi’s hes also considered one of the best Third baseman of all time an by far along side with Mike Schmidt the best in the last 30 years without a sweat.
Did i forgot to tell you Brett has the most hits as a third baseman in history and he is part of a very selective Group of four players to accumulate 3,000 hits, 300 home runs, and a career .300 batting average with the others being Hank Aaron,Willie Mays, and Stan Musial
6. Rod Carew.
Seven batting titles, a .328 career average, the first guy I ever heard called a magician with the bat.
Carew was famous for having a slightly different batting stance for every pitcher. And I love that the Minnesota Twins signed Tony Oliva as an amateur free agent in 1961 and Carew as an amateur free agent in 1964 -- somebody up there was doing some scouting.
From 1969 through '83, Carew hit .300 every year. He hit .338 for the entirety of the 15 seasons.
Its just Amazing that he went to the Hall of fame as a Twin this Could just plain hit the damn ball.
5 Babe Ruth
George Herman Ruth Geez what to say about the great bambino he was the most interesting player maybe of all times in baseball.
Besides being one of the best pitchers of his time he got 94 wins and a 2.28 incredible but not as incredible as his time as a hitter.
The man didn’t won 7 world series for nothing he hit for a .342 lifetime average he also hit 714 homeruns this guy was pure raw power cause his swing wasn’t that great but he didn’t needed it he was made for baseball as for baseball was made for him nobody would hit like he did until Ted williams came truly baseball most complete player of all time.
4 Tony Gwynn ,MR padre
Surely by far the best hitter in the last 30 years by far, a real legend Anthony Keith Gwynn hit a .338 lifetime average and hit 3.141 hits a 15 time Allstar player 5 time gold glove award winner 7 time silver slugger award winner. Besides all that he was humble played the game with soul real soul besides he hit through Eight batting titles, hit .300 every year from 1983 through 2001. Beatifull swing maybe the best i have seen never envolved in problems of any kind Amazing man Amazing placer
3 Ty Cobb
I personaly hate all the history surrounding this guy he was a real douche but the man had talent the real kind of ralent. His Lifetime numbers are a .367 AVG he got 4,189 hits,117 homeruns and 1,939 RBI’s and was one of the best base stealers in history just incredible the best baseball player before Babe Ruth. But he was surely not loved like Ruth he was in fact hated often made racist comments, he got into a fight with a cripple man cause he called him half Nigger Cobb was suspended for some time but that didn’t stoped Cobb from having one the greatest career’s a baseball player Could have, what a hitter but what a douch.
2 Ted Williams
This was a close one cause Williams doesn’t have Pete Rose’s numbers but i think he was maybe the greatest hitter in baseball history hitting a Lifetime AVG of .344,521 homeruns and 2,654 hits the man had and Amazing career. Besides being the last player to have hit .400 in a Season he holds the highest average for a player with more than 500 homers. The man Could have gotten better numbers if he didnt went to WW2 but my respect war vet and one of baseball best players of all time he placed all his life for the Red sox he was selected for 19 All-star games a two time AL MVP and a proud member of the Major league All Century team Teddy was the man and the greatest hitter in baseball history.
1 Pete rose
Charlie Hustle is the hit king Period Ted Williams was the best hitter but not even him Could have stop Rose from making history.
I think he will be hit king for the rest of our lives i will never see someone even threating the record his numbers are .303 career average 160 homers,1,314 RBI’s and the most important 4,256 hits the man was a real hitting machine. He placed the game like very few did with such winning attitude with so much hustle and heart just incredible he was also a 17 time All-star , 3 times World series Champion and a member of the baseball all Century team his record is unbreakble period its a shame hes not in the Hall.
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