Top 100 players of all-time: 30-21

30. Ricky Henderson

.401/.419/.386/113.1

Henderson is the all-time steals leader with 1406. He is known for his flashy catches and his home run trots. Every where he went the fans loved his despite his selfish ego. He won a Gold Glove and a MVP. Henderson is a ten time All-Star.

29. Joe Morgan

.392/.427/.382/103.5

Morgan was the spark at the top of the Reds lineup in the 1970’s. He won two MVP awards. After he was done playing ball he became an announcer. He is a five time Gold Glove winner and went to ten All-Star game.

28. Christy Mathewson

1.06/70.2 %/2.23/87.7

Mathewson was the greatest pitcher in Giants history. The right-hander won more games than any other pitcher in National League history and was one of the first five players elected to the Hall of Fame. Mathewson won two triple crowns.

27. Pete Alexander

1.12/71.4 %/2.85

Alexander holds the National League record with 373 victories. He won twenty games in a season as many as nine times. Alexander was a three time triple crown winner. In 1915,1916, and 1920.

26. Jimmie Foxx

.428/.609/.458/94.0

Foxx was much more than a power hitter. Although he hit 534 home runs he also lead the league in batting twice. When he retired he was second on the all time home run list. He won three MVP’s and a triple crown. He made nine All-Star appearances.

25. Mike Schmidt

.380/.527/.395/108.1

If you don’t consider A-Rod a third baseman then Schmidt is your number one. He had the power of Eddie Mathews and glove of Brooks Robinson. He won ten Gold Gloves and hit over 500 home runs. Schmidt won three MVP’s and made twelve All-Star games.

24. Mel Ott

.414/.533/.432/109.2

He came to New York to play in the big leagues at the age of just seventeen years old. He was the first National League player to hit 500 home runs. He played twenty-two years with the Giants and retired with the National League lead in career home runs, runs scored, RBI, and walks.

23. Albert Pujols

.427/.628/.436/76.5

He has been this good. Pujols in just nine seasons has hit at least thirty-two home runs every season. His lowest OBP and SLG were in 2002 and they were .394 and .561. Pujols won the 2001 Rookie of the Year and three MVP’s. He made the All-Star game eight times.

22. Greg Maddux

1.14/72.3 %/3.26/96.8

Maddux wasn’t a dominant fast ball pitcher, but he could place his spots. In the 1990’s he won four straight Cy Young’s. Four times in his career he posted an ERA two runs below his league’s average. He also won fourteen Gold Gloves. He was an eight time All-Star.

21. Alex Rodriguez

.390/.576/.412/99.1

Rodriguez was a highly touted prospect. He started in his teens with the Mariners during the mid-1990’s. He was a great shortstop with power and defensive ability. By the time he turned thirty Rodriguez had hit 400 home runs. He made the switch to third base when he was traded to the Yankees in 2004. He struggled in the post-season until 2009 when he finally produced and helped the Yankees win their twenty seventh World Series. Rodriguez currently has 583 home runs.

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