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Old 03-13-2019, 04:44 PM
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A lot of living greats, but I'll pick Mays and Aaron. They might be in the top 5 living and dead, with Mays coming after Ruth.

Someone recently posted a video of Aaron on the Dave Letterman Show, and Aaron was funny and charming. The sometimes prickly Letterman was clearly a fan

The video

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Old 03-13-2019, 05:06 PM
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Okay, so it isn't 5. Let's call it top 10 in no particular order...
Aaron, Koufax, Bonds, Clemens, Randy Johnson, Seaver, Ryan, Griffey, Carlton, Mariano Rivera

BTW, I know that people will criticize my picking Ryan (personal bias).
Ryan absolutely dominated opposing hitters (7 no-hitters, 12 1-hitters, 5,714 strikeouts). He also left the ML setting (or tying) 52 MLB records.
I know from personal experience being a die-hard Angels fan when I was growing up in So Cal that Ryan was unfortunate to spend the majority of his career playing for two teams (Angels & Astros) that just did not score any runs. You can't win if your team doesn't score for you. Just sayin'...
I am right there with you on Ryan. He was a pitching machine. No one will ever touch his record. I would also put Maddox on the list.
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mays
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seaver
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Harold Baines!
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Mays
Aaron
Morgan
Schmidt
Henderson
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Old 03-13-2019, 09:34 PM
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My apologies for omitting Willie Mays.
Obviously he certainly should be on this list.

I must say that I'm shocked that nobody else has put Mariano Rivera on this list. I can't imagine a more reliable weapon to have on a team than a closer like Rivera.
Enter Sandman...
FWIW, I doubt that we will ever see another player as dominant as he was as a closer. The only 1st ballot HOF'er gaining 100% of the vote!

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Almost impossible to pick just 5...

Willie Mays
Hank Aaron
Sandy Koufax
Nolan Ryan
Derek Jeter
Mariano Rivera
Pete Rose
Griffey Jr.
Pujols

Juicers in separate category...

Barry Bonds
Roger Clemens
Arod
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Willie Mays
Hank Aaron
Barry Bonds
Albert Pujols
Randy Johnson
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So when MLB did their Franchise Four back in 2015, the winners were:

Aaron
Bench
Koufax
Mays

I remember seeing the interview with all four in the studio - great stuff.

Personally, my top 5 would be:

Aaron
Bench
Koufax
Mays
Ryan

With the following (in no particular order) rounding out the top 10

Schmidt
Seaver
Bonds
Clemens
Ripken
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No doubt in my mind that Mays and Aaron are the top 2. After that I'd say Seaver, Schmidt, and Maddux--but a case can be made for Koufax, and a couple of others. Trout? not quite yet. I leave out the players whose names have been associated with PED's.
a case could be made for Koufax

Dominated with a sore arm and was the best pitcher of his generation. He is top 3, though we were supposed to exclude pitchers.
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