This is a response to a very interesting article by Jordan Scwartz; The 50 Greatest Baseball Players of All Time . In his article Jordan ranked all MLB players (not all players; neither players from the Japanese leagues nor the Negro League were included) based soley on statistics, mixing pitchers and hitters. The idea was good, but I, like others, thinks the method needs to be refined a little. I have made an attempt. Jordan ranked the players based on rank in several categories. A spot among the 50 best in any of the categories gave points, from 50 for first place to one for 50th.á á I Have Used a Slightly Different Approach I've ranked pitchers and hitters separately, but with the same type of approach so that at the end I will make a list of both pitchers and hitters.á I have used ...
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