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MLB: Top 3 players of All-Time

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303   //    27 Feb 2019, 11:13 IST

Barry Bonds swinging his bat during the 2002 World Series
Barry Bonds swinging his bat during the 2002 World Series

Baseball is definitely one of the biggest sports in the world, despite seeing a decrease in its popularity in the last decades due to some scandals in the early years of the 21st century.

Talking about Major League Baseball and the best players in its history will always be a tricky situation since the Big Leagues have more than 100 years of history and the criteria to define who is the best is always a subjective one.

Some fans and experts will believe that pitching is the most important part of the game, while others might be in love with the defensive prowess of many players throughout MLB's 116-year history. Offence is undoubtedly the most entertaining part of the sport, however, the best players were those who could do a little bit of everything.

Of course, modern era players are specialist, big hitters are not pitchers, and pitchers are focused on their arms and their approach to the rival team's best batters.

In this article, we will take a look at the three best players in MLB history. The main focus will not be solely on hitting, defensive performance or pitching perfection but overall impact.

Whether a player won a lot of championships or not, it should not be a stain in his resume, since baseball is, together with football and American football, one of the ultimate team sports in the world.

Let us take a look at these three superstars of MLB.


#3 Hank Aaron

Aaron is considered by many as the greatest home-run hitter ever
Aaron is considered by many as the greatest home-run hitter ever

The best hitter of all-time and the "real" Home Run King for many classic baseball fans, Hank Aaron holds a number of important records of the sport. He was probably the greatest hitter of his generation and finished his career with 755 home runs, the most of all-time until Barry Bonds broke the record in 2007.

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Aaron played between 1954 and 1976 and played a record of 25 All-Star Games, taking advantage of the double All-Star Games played between 1959 and 1962. "The Hammer" hit 624 doubles, hit for a career batting average of .305, and set the all-time record for most RBIs ever, with 2297, which remains unbeaten.

He won a regular season MVP in the National League in 1957, his fourth MLB season. He played 21 years for the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves, winning the 1957 World Series, and played his last couple of seasons for the Milwaukee Brewers.

In the 1957 World Series, he hit three home runs and brought in seven runs with a batting average of .393. In his postseason career, he had a .362 batting average, six homers, and 16 RBIs in 17 games, with 14 of those coming in consecutive seven-game World Series against the Yankees in 1957 and 1958.

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