#1 - George Herman "Babe" Ruth - "The Sultan Of Swat"
Babe Ruth is probably the best player. No, I'm not just saying that because he's a legend and was famous for many things, but because he could do everything. He could pitch and bat very well, which barely any player can do. In his 10 years of pitching he had a 2.28 ERA, which is incredible! Not only could he pitch extremely well, he could extremely well. In his 22 year career, he hit 714 home runs which is third all time. He also had 2873 hits, so about a quarter of his hits were home runs! He also is on top of 3 lists in 3 different categories: SLG, OPS, and OPS+. He lead the league in home runs 12 times, although he lead the league in strike outs 5 times. He only had 1 MVP award, but that doesn't subtract from the fact that he was the best player ever. He may not have been the nicest player, but he certainly was an outstanding player. The Yankees made him captain, but that was quickly removed. Ruth punched a few umpires on the field... But that still doesn't take away from his other talent. His talent was respect, (although all players should have it) it was everything else that he did. No, I never did see Ruth play, but his statistics tell the story, and the fact that he "called" the home run that he hit. Nobody knows what really happened, although we do have an idea. Well, doing this mini top 5 was a ton of fun to do!