Baseballs Greatest Hitters of All Time

THE TOP 30 GREATEST HITTING OUTFIELDERS IN BASEBALL HISTORY

 Baseball's Greatest Hitters' list of the top 30 Greatest Hitting Outfielders

The Era breakdown for the 30 Best Hitting Outfielders of All Time is as follows:

While examining the Top 30 Greatest Hitting Outfielders of All Time, we see a very interesting trend.

Era 2 (Babe Ruth Era 1921-1935) accounts for 9 of the 30 Players while Era 6 (Last Clean Era 1978-1989) has no Players. When we examine the statistics of the players of Era 3 (Baseball During World War II 1936-1949) as their Home Run, RBI, and Runs Scored production sharply increased, they maintained a high batting average as seen in Williams, DiMaggio and Musial. When we examine the statistics of the players in Eras 5 (Pitching Era 1965-1977) and 6 (Last Clean Era 1978-1989) we are dealing with two major factors, the Pitching Era as well as the first decrease of home runs hit in the history of baseball. Another interesting note which further enhances the value of the Home Run Curve, The Steroid Era part 1 and 2 1990 to 2010 accounts for 6 players –3 players less than Era 2.

Baseball's Greatest Hitters' Top 30 Best Hitting Outfielders Of All Time List

Hall of Fame *  Veterans Committee **
Players in blue are retired and played in the "Steroid Era"
Players in red font are active players

 RANK  PLAYERSNAME                YEARSPLAYED      RATING 
 1  BABE RUTH *  1914 -1935  5.399
 2  TED WILLIAMS *  1939 -1960  5.087
 3  BARRY BONDS  1986 -2007  4.855
 4  TY COBB *  1905 -1928  4.839
 5  HANK AARON *  1954 -1976  4.758
 6  STAN MUSIAL *  1941 -1963  4.719
 7  JOE DIMAGGIO *  1936 -1951  4.627
 8  WILLIE MAYS *  1951 -1972  4.617
 9  TRIS SPEAKER *   1907 -1928  4.548
 10  MANNY RAMIREZ  1993 -2012  4.436
 11  MICKEY MANTLE *  1951 -1968  4.424
 12  MEL OTT *  1926 -1947  4.419
 13  FRANK ROBINSON *  1956 -1976  4.353
 14  AL SIMMONS *  1924 -1944  4.320
 15  KEN GRIFFEY JR.  1989 -2010  4.260
 16  HARRY HEILMANN *  1914 -1932  4.199
 17  GOOSE GOSLIN *  1921 -1938  4.196
 18 CARL YASTRZEMSKI*  1961 -1983  4.154
 19  REGGIE JACKSON *  1967 -1987  4.114
 20  DAVE WINFIELD *  1973 -1995  4.062
 21  GARY SHEFFIELD  1988 -2009  4.059
 22  RICKY HENDERSON *  1979 -2003  4.055
 23  EARL AVERILL *  1929 -1941  4.054
 24  CHUCK KLEIN **  1928 -1944  4.030
 25  PAUL WANER *  1926 -1945  4.028
 26  LARRY WALKER  1989 -2005  4.027
 27  AL KALINE *  1953 -1974  4.023
 28  HACK WILSON *  1923 -1934  4.001
 29  ROBERTO CLEMENTE*  1955 -1972  3.993
 30  SAM CRAWFORD*  1899 -1917  3.987

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