Who is the greatest Hall Of Fame outfielder?

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Who is the greatest Hall Of Fame outfielder?

Poll closed Mar 24, 2012.
Hank Aaron 2 vote(s) 5.3%
Roberto Clemente 1 vote(s) 2.6%
Ty Cobb 0 vote(s) 0.0%
Joe DiMaggio 1 vote(s) 2.6%
Mickey Mantle 3 vote(s) 7.9%
Willie Mays 11 vote(s) 28.9%
Stan Musial 1 vote(s) 2.6%
Babe Ruth 11 vote(s) 28.9%
Ted Williams 6 vote(s) 15.8%
Other 2 vote(s) 5.3%
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  1. General Kenobi Administrator Emeritus

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  2. General Kenobi Administrator Emeritus

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    OK, sorry but I had to repost this.

    In honor of The Hammer's 69th birthday today!

    I had the privilege to see Hank play near the end of his great career, and saw #715 live on TV.

    I went with HOFers to eliminate active players (read: Bonds).

    I know Musial played about 40% of his games at 1B...

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  3. Moff_D Jedi Grand Master

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    Gotta go with The Mick. The total package.
  4. Darth Guy Chosen One

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  5. Tobey-Wan FanForce CR Northwest Ohio

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    The Mick. Too bad injuries cut short his spectacular career.
  6. BobaChris12 NE RSA & Buffalo, NY CR

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    Other...only because home runs do not win games.
  7. Jades Fire Jedi Master

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    Mays... he had the total package: a good bat, power, speed, and fielding ability.
  8. Padawan915 Force Ghost

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    Ted Williams...the greatest hitter/player never to win a World Series. :(
  9. NiktosRule Jedi Master

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  10. neeldawg66 Force Ghost

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  11. JADES_FIRE Jedi Master

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  12. YodaJediMaster12 Force Ghost

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    The Splendid Splinter all the way. :)
  13. JediMasterBrett Jedi Master

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    Babe Ruth.

    The reason it is Babe Ruth is because when he accomplished all he did in baseball he wasn't fully concentrating on baseball, he was just that good. He would wake up an hour before the game, hung over, go out and hit a home run or two. That's good to begin with. Then he would go out all night and drink heavily and romance and seduce women and stay up all night, get very little sleep and wake up the next day at noon, an hour before the game and do it all over again. Imagine what he could have done had he fully concentrated on his performance in baseball as Mays did, and as the greats of today (Bonds) do. One day Bonds will surpass all of these players as the greatest HOF outfielder.
  14. Master Salty Jedi Grand Master

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  15. KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus

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    I just can't pick between Mays and Aaron. They were both remarkable.
  16. Art_Core Jedi Grand Master

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    Babe Ruth, hands down. No man has done more for the game of baseball that Ruth has. He single-handedly saved baseball back in the early 20th century...
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  18. BKK Force Ghost

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    I think it's remarkable that Ruth still holds a number of records considering its been over 50 years since his career was over. Great outfielder/hitter and don't forget he was a good pitcher before the outfield to.
  19. SueAsideRide Force Ghost

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    There's so many reasons to pick every one of these guys, but you have to go with the Babe. Because he could pitch, I think he was the greatest ever at any position.

    I'd take Mays and Cobb as runners-up.
  20. Jedi Greg Maddux Jedi Grand Master

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    The Mick. Too bad injuries cut short his spectacular career.

    Injuries was only part of his problems. Alcoholism also contributed to his rather abbreviated career.

    I voted for Willie Mays. I would have voted for Aaron, but Mays was a true five-tool player (hit for power and average, run, field, and throw). Had he not missed a couple of his earlier years (I think it was due to military service) he would possibly have beaten the Babe before Hammering Hank.

    Aaron was actually better later in his career than he was in his prime (he hit a career high 47 home runs at the age of 37) and it's players like him and Mays that make me wish I was born 15 years earlier, so I could at least catch the end of their spectacular careers.
  21. Knight-Ander Jedi Master

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    Other, because you are all wrong!

    Kirby Puckett was the greatest outfield, ever!
  22. General Kenobi Administrator Emeritus

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    Puckett? He was good, but nowhere near those listed in the poll...


    now I'm sure some will be holding out for non-HOF guys like Bonds. That debate will have to wait a few years.
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