The Mount Rushmore Of: Baseball
Let start with a topic that everyone has an opinion on: Baseball.
My Mount Rushmore of Baseball is:
- Jackie Robinson: No, not even one of the top 50 baseball players of all-time, but what he did for the game is undeniable. He’s the only player who’s number is retired by every team in Major League Baseball. Jackie Robinson is an easy choice for the Mount Rushmore of Baseball.
- Babe Ruth: I’m actually not a huge Babe Ruth fan. Colin Cowherd said on his radio show that anyone who can be played by John Goodman in their bio-pic is overrated – which is funny and probably true. But the fact of the matter is that his HR record dwarfed anything that had ever been done before. When Babe Ruth played, he was an absolute freak show. Before Babe Ruth, the single season record was 27. Then he hit 29 in 1919. Then he hit 54 in 1920. That’s like some one rushing for 4000 yards in a single NFL season. Babe Rush has to be in this group.
- Walter Johnson – There has to be at least one pitcher on here and Walter Johnson has the stats to be the guy. 417 wins, 3509 stikeouts, 2.17 lifetime ERA and he even has 547 hits. This is a no-brainer. Roger Clemens would have got some consideration, before this year…but we all know how that’s going down.
- This is the tough one. Ted Williams or Willie Mays. Their stats are really close, especially if you extrapolate Ted Williams’ stats for the three years that he missed in ’43. ’44 and ’45. I give the nod to Ted Williams since he hit .406 in 1941 and is considered the greatest pure hitter of all-time. But this is a really tough call. I really could go either way.
Who’s on your Mount Rushmore of Baseball?
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