Baseball’s place in the American chronicle comes, at least in part, from its long history and the general consistency of the game over time. Here are some of its top players.
During his over 23-year career, Clemens earned seven Cy Young Awards as the best pitcher in either the NL or AL. He also threw over 4, 500 strikeouts, the third most of all time.
A number of fans possibly know Honus Wagner best as the subject of the most-valuable baseball card in history. The Flying Dutchman” led the National League in batting average eight times over the course of his career and retired with an amazing .328 average.
The flame-throwing Walter Johnson was a talent who dominant pitching for years. He was so astonishing that he led the AL in strikeouts more often than not, topping the league over 10 times over the course of his over 20 -year career.
As the owner of the title Home Run King for determination, Hank Aaron is usually thought of as just an incredible hitter, arguably one of the best ever. His 755 career homers (a record for 33 years) earned him the name Hammerin’ Hank.
Mays rack up incredible totals at the plate like 660 home runs and 1,903 runs batted in. His amazing play in the outfield earned him 12 consecutive Gold Glove Awards (1957–68) and plenty of people call him the greatest all-around baseball player.
In 1914, when he came to the majors, the all-time record for home runs in a season was 27. In seven years Ruth had more than doubled it with 59, and he ultimately produced a personal-high 60 dingers in 1927. In home runs, he led the AL.