Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Top 5 Players To Ever Play The Game - #2

#2 - Willie Mays - "Say Hey Kid"

The only reason why I put him at #2 is because he is my idea of a very well rounded player. He could hit for average, while hitting for power, and on top of that, he could steal bases. He wasn't a Rickey Henderson, but Rickey didn't hit 660 home runs, in fact, he had almost half of that. He also improved a considerable amount when he got back from the military, boosting his average by 109 points from the pervious year! Willie also won his first MVP award that year, and lead the league in 5 different categories! He's only 12th on the all time hits list, which is not bad at all, but is 4th on the all time home runs list. After doing some research, Willie Mays is also one of the only players to have 600 home runs and 3000 hits. The only other player do have 3000 hits and 600 home runs in Henry Aaron who has more home runs and hits than Willie Mays. It was very close between the two players, but in the end, I had to say Willie Mays. Both were fantastic players, but some had better skills than the other, so it was extremely hard to decide who goes in the #3 spot. I probably should've put Hank Aaron somewhere in this top five, but hey, these are all legendary players, how are you supposed to decide! 


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