How Does One Define The Greatest Hitter Of All-Time?

Posted: 27th November 2009 by Steven Resnick in MLB
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In terms of baseball and its history defining the greatest hitter of all-time is an extremely difficult task. The reason for this is that there are two types of hitters: One is a contact hitter and the other is a power hitter. For a contact hitter there goal is to get on base anyway possible whether it's taking a walk, using their speed to get on with a bunt, splitting the gaps for a double or triple, and occasionally a home run. There's a reason why Rickey Henderson is considered by many to be the greatest leadoff hitter of all-time. Yet, it would be hard to argue that he is the greatest hitter in baseball history. For one the argument against Henderson is that his batting average for his 25 year career was just .279, he wasn't much of a hitter to find the gaps for a double or triple, b ...

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