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    Best right-handed hitters of all time?

    why are right handed hitters in general not as good? 1 in every 9 people is left handed, so there's 8 times the talent pool of righties to choose from right?


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    Rogers Hornsby
    Josh Gibson
    Jimmie Foxx
    Hank Aaron
    Willie Mays
    Joe Dimaggio
    Alex Rodriguez (climbing season by season)
    Vlad Guerrero (with SB's I rate him above Manny)
    Manny Ramirez
    Hank Greenberg

    give Pujols a few years and he'll be on the list


    today on the radio I was hearing people say Manny was the best right handed hitter they had seen in the last 40-50 years. not sure if I can agree on that.
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    Because they face mostly right-handed pitchers, they're closer to first, right-field fences are often shorter, and they're exposed to more testosterone while in the fetus. Plus, they're more sinister.

    How's that for a guess?

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    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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    My top 10 players:

    1. Babe Ruth
    2. Barry Bonds
    3. Ty Cobb
    4. Ted Williams
    5. Willie Mays
    6. Alex Rodriguez
    7. Hank Aaron
    8. Honus Wagner
    9. Lou Gehrig
    10. Mickey Mantle

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    My candidates for the Greatest Right-Handed Hitters of All Time:

    1. Rogers Hornsby
    2. Honus Wagner
    3. Willie Mays
    4. Hank Aaron
    5. Nap Lajoie
    6. Cap Anson
    7. Harry Heilmann
    8. Alex Rodriguez
    9. Jimmy Foxx
    10. Joe DiMaggio

    Honorable Mentions:
    Mike Schmidt, Frank Robinson, Ernie Banks, Al Kaline, Roberto Clemente, Hank Greenberg, Manny Ramirez, Jackie Robinson, Kiki Cuyler, Ed Delahanty.
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    Blackout,

    What do SBs have to do with hitting?
    Quote Originally Posted by Domenic View Post
    The Yankees should see if Yogi Berra can still get behind the plate - he has ten World Series rings... he must be worth forty or fifty million a season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GiambiJuice View Post
    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
    Ramirez is a player that can drive a GM nuts. I think that his mood swings make him one of the most underestimated players.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Proctor, CF View Post
    Because they face mostly right-handed pitchers, they're closer to first, right-field fences are often shorter, and they're exposed to more testosterone while in the fetus. Plus, they're more sinister.

    How's that for a guess?
    I know that the Italian word for left is "sinistre"...one word that's handy to know for understanding directions ("destre" for right). The word "sinister" means what it does to us because of the long standing reputation of left handed people...

    I'd say that Frank Thomas at his best was more impressive than Manny, although Manny has been far more consistent throughout his career. I like Manny's swing a lot better, Frank had a base hitter's stroke but 300 lbs of muscle behind it. Frank would hit some balls that would just scare the crud out of infielders.
    I'm going to make a list by era, sort of...
    Anson
    Delahanty
    Wagner
    Hornsby
    Beast
    Greenberg
    Clipper
    Kiner
    Mays
    Aaron
    F Robby
    Allen
    Killebrew
    Schmidt
    Frank Thomas
    Manny
    ARod

    The advantage that lefty hitters have in compiling good numbers as hitters is huge...I think that a typical platoon differential is about .100 for OPS, which is a LOT.
    One thing to remember is that not all lefty hitters are actually left handed...Cobb and Ted Williams, for example, were both righty throwers. The advantage to hitting left becomes obvious even at a young age...anyway, the breakdown of hitters into lefty/righty does not follow the population's proportions of left handed and right handed people.

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    mike piazza deserves a mention.

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    All RH hitting team

    C Piazza
    1B Thomas
    2B Hornsby
    3B Schmidt
    SS Rodriguez
    LF Rameriz
    CF Mays
    RF Aaron

    --I'd actually give the edge to 5 of the 8 over the LH hitting team (of course most LHers do play OF/1B)

    C Berra
    1B Gehrig
    2B Morgan
    3B Mathews
    SS Vaughan
    LF Williams
    CF Cobb
    RF Ruth

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    Quote Originally Posted by Westlake View Post
    Blackout,

    What do SBs have to do with hitting?
    it adds to your total offensive package

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    Just wanted to throw Edgar Martinez out there.

    and Dick Allen

    Clemente for his top 5-7 years.


    And also Mickey Mantle from the right side.

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    1 Rogers Hornsby
    2 Hank Aaron
    3 Honus Wagner
    4 Willie Mays
    5 Jimmie Foxx
    6 Frank Robinson
    7 Ed Delahanty
    8 Nap Lajoie
    9 Cap Anson
    10 Frank Thomas
    12 Joe DiMaggio
    13 Manny Ramirez
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    Honerable Mention

    In his prime- Piazza

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackout805 View Post
    it adds to your total offensive package
    So, again, what do SBs have to do with hitting -- baserunning has nothing to do with hitting.
    Quote Originally Posted by Domenic View Post
    The Yankees should see if Yogi Berra can still get behind the plate - he has ten World Series rings... he must be worth forty or fifty million a season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olliemets View Post
    In his prime- Piazza
    I agree. Piazza was a great player in his prime, and deserves an honurable mention here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KCGHOST View Post
    1 Rogers Hornsby
    2 Hank Aaron
    3 Honus Wagner
    4 Willie Mays
    5 Jimmie Foxx
    6 Frank Robinson
    7 Ed Delahanty
    8 Nap Lajoie
    9 Cap Anson
    10 Frank Thomas
    12 Joe DiMaggio
    13 Manny Ramirez
    Why have you skipped no.11??
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    1. Hank Aaron
    2. Rogers Hornsby
    3. Honus Wagner
    4. Willie Mays
    5. Jimmie Foxx
    6. Nap Lajoie
    7. Joe DiMaggio
    8. Frank Thomas
    9. Frank Robinson
    10. Alex Rodriguez
    11. Mike Piazza
    12. Manny Ramirez
    13. Ed Delahanty
    14. Mike Schmidt
    15. Cap Anson
    16. Johnny Bench
    17. Ernie Banks
    18. Hank Greenberg
    19. Robin Yount
    20. Dale Murphy
    Last edited by stejay; 03-26-2008 at 01:32 PM. Reason: My bad
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    Quote Originally Posted by stejay View Post
    1. Hank Aaron
    2. Rogers Hornsby
    3. Honus Wagner
    4. Willie Mays
    5. Jimmie Foxx
    6. Nap Lajoie
    7. Joe DiMaggio
    8. Frank Thomas
    9. Frank Robinson
    10. Alex Rodriguez
    11. Cap Anson
    12. Manny Ramirez
    13. Ed Delahanty
    14. Mike Schmidt
    15. Johnny Bench
    16. Mike Piazza
    17. Ernie Banks
    18. Hank Greenberg
    19. Robin Yount
    20. Dale Murphy
    Bench over Piazza as hitters makes absolutely zero sense, no matter what stats you look at. If we're only talking offense, Bench probably doesn't even make the top 60 right handers.
    My top 10 players:

    1. Babe Ruth
    2. Barry Bonds
    3. Ty Cobb
    4. Ted Williams
    5. Willie Mays
    6. Alex Rodriguez
    7. Hank Aaron
    8. Honus Wagner
    9. Lou Gehrig
    10. Mickey Mantle

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    Oh sorry man, my bad. Read the title wrong. I thought it said, top right handed batters of all time. I have edited it now.
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    1.Rogers Hornsby
    2.Honus Wagner
    3.Jimmie Foxx
    4.Joe Dimaggio
    5.Willie Mays
    6.Hank Aaron
    7.Frank Thomas
    8.Mike Piazza
    9.Manny Ramirez
    10.Alex Rodriguez
    11.Vladimir Guerrero
    12.Edgar Martinez
    13.Mike Schimdt
    14.Frank Robinson
    15.Albert Pujols(assuming he plays at least another 7 or 8 years he will be higher)
    16.Ralph Kiner
    17.Hank Greenberg
    18.Jeff Bagwell
    19.Harmon Killebrew
    20.Ernie Banks

    Mantle should be there somewhere but being a switch hitter,was'nt sure how to rank him. This is not an exact rank because I did'nt have the time but I'm pretty sure this would be my top 20 more or less.
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