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Sailor of the Year talks to pitcher prior to a Washington Nationals and Florida Marlins game
WASHINGTON (May 15, 2011) Construction Electrician 1st Class Leonardo Calderon, left, Chief of Naval Operations Shore Sailor of the Year, talks to pitcher Jason Marquis prior to the first pitch of a major league baseball game between the Washington Nationals and the Florida Marlins at the Nationals Park. The 2010 Sailors of the Year will be honored before the game and will be meritoriously promoted to Chief Petty Officers for their accomplishments. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Abraham Essenmacher/Released) 110515-N-AD372-149
The 5 Greatest Baseball Players in History
William “Willie” Mays
Played the majority of his career with the New York and San Francisco Giants before finishing out with the Mets. Mays won 2 MVP awards and had 24 appearances in the All Star Game. He played center field and ended his career with 660 home runs, which is currently fourth all time. Mays was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1979, his first year of eligibility, and his number 24 is retired by the Giants.
George “Babe” Ruth
Also known as The Great Bambino and the Sultan of Swat, he was the first player to hit 60 home runs in a single season (1927). His total of 714 home runs wasn’t broken for 39 years until 1974, when Hank Aaron smashed the score. Ruth played for the Red Sox, but was eventually sold to te Yankees. He left a curse in Boston, who didn’t when another World Series Title for more than 50 years. Babe’s number 3 is retired with the Yankees.
Tyrus “Ty” Cobb
Cobb was credited widely during his major league years with over 90 records. He holds several of these still, including highest career batting average and most career batting titles. Cobb kept many records for over 50 years, including most hits and most runs. He also has the record for most steals with 54. Cobb was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1936.
Johnson was a right handed pitcher in the majors from 1907 to 1927. His record total of 3,509 strikeouts held for 55 years. Johnson is now 9th on the all time strikeout list, but in his time, only two others were within a thousand of him: Cy Young (700+ behind) and Tim Keefe. His 99 mph fastball was virtually unique in those times, and his sidearm delivery is unique even now. As a pitcher for the Nationals, Johnson won 417 games, second only to Cy Young, with 511. Those two are the only players in history to have more than 400 wins.
Henry “Hank” Aaron
Hank Aaron played 21 seasons with the Braves and his last two with the Brewers. Aaron’s most noteworthy achievement is his 755 home run record, surpassed by Barry Bonds in 2007 *cough* cheater *cough*. He was a 25 time All Star selection, and a 3 time Gold Glove winner. Aaron’s #44 is retired by both the Brewers and the Braves. He was inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame in 1982, his first year of eligibility.
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Major League Baseball question by eskimo fan: What is the biggest city in USA Without a Major League Baseball team ?
What is the biggest city in USA Without a Major League Baseball team ?
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Answer by Jr.
Las Vegas baby