At this point, I'd give Ramirez a significant edge over A-Rod if we are only judging them as hitters and not on the total package.
A-Rod: .306/.389/.578, 147 OPS+ in 1,904 games
Manny Ramirez: .313/.409/.593, 154 OPS+ in 1,950 games
Plus, I think you might be forgetting Frank Thomas. He's easily a better hitter than Vlad.
A few other great ones that come to mind are Honus Wagner, Dick Allen, Mark McGwire, Frank Robinson, Ed Delahanty, and Jeff Bagwell.
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