The 100 Greatest Baseball Players of the 20th Century Ranked

The 100 Greatest Baseball Players of the 20th Century Ranked

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Overview

Just who was the greatest baseball player of the 20th century—Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Willie Mays, Hank Aaron? It's difficult to choose just one of those players over the other three megastars. Then think how really hard it is to pick (and rank) the hundred greatest players of the century, judging and juggling position players, pitchers, active players and retired ones. The authors of this work looked at statistics, the different eras, the “five tools,” and even oral legend in compiling this list of the 100 diamond dandies of the second millennium. They've ranked the Negro League players and superstars from around the globe alongside the Major League legends. Some of their choices may surprise even the most learned fans. Year-by-year playing statistics (if available) are included for all players.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786409143
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 07/01/2000
Pages: 215
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.43(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Mark McGuire of Delmar, New York, is a television columnist and SABR member who has written for Baseball Digest, Baseball America and USA Today Baseball Weekly. Michael Sean Gormley of Ballston Spa, New York, is a staff writer and editor for the Associated Press in Albany. They are also the authors of McFarland’s Moments in the Sun: Baseball's Briefly Famous (1999).

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Acknowledgments vii

Illustrations viii

Introduction 9

The Players 15

Index 203

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