Baseball

The 40 Greatest Right-Handed Hitters in MLB History (1950-Present)

  1. Willie Mays
  2. Hank Aaron
  3. Frank Robinson
  4. Ernie Banks
  5. Mike Schmidt
  6. Alex Rodriguez
  7. Al Kaline
  8. Albert Pujols
  9. Roberto Clemente
  10. Johnny Bench
  11. Rickey Henderson
  12. Jackie Robinson
  13. Derek Jeter
  14. Roy Campanella
  15. Harmon Killebrew
  16. Manny Ramirez
  17. Paul Molitor
  18. Dave Winfield
  19. Frank Thomas
  20. Brooks Robinson
  21. Kirby Puckett
  22. Cal Ripken Jr
  23. Vladimir Guerrero
  24. Andre Dawson
  25. Carlton Fisk
  26. Ryne Sandberg
  27. Tony Pérez
  28. Robin Yount
  29. Gary Carter
  30. Craig Biggio
  31. Jim Rice
  32. Mike Piazza
  33. Jeff Bagwell
  34. Orlando Cepeda
  35. Mark McGwire
  36. Miguel Cabrera
  37. Sammy Sosa
  38. Minnie Minoso
  39. Ron Santo
  40. Gary Sheffield

The Greatest Left-Handed Hitters in MLB History (1950-Present)

  1. Ted Williams (batted left, threw right)
  2. Barry Bonds
  3. Stan Musial
  4. Eddie Mathews
  5. Ken Griffey Jr
  6. Duke Snider
  7. Rod Carew
  8. Tony Gwynn
  9. Reggie Jackson
  10. George Brett
  11. Carl Yastrzemski
  12. Ichiro Suzuki
  13. Joe Morgan
  14. Willie McCovey
  15. Willie Stargell
  16. Wade Boggs
  17. Jim Thome (batted left, threw right)
  18. Rafael Palmeiro
  19. Todd Helton
  20. Billy Williams
  21. Richie Ashburn

The Best Pitching Rotations (1950-Present)

  1. 1995 Braves: Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, John Smoltz
  2. 1965 Dodgers: Sandy Koufax, Don Drysdale, Johnny Podres
  3. 2011 Phillies: Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, Cole Hamels, Roy Oswalt
  4. 1951 Indians: Bob Feller, Bob Lemon, Early Wynn, Mike Garcia
  5. 1971 Orioles: Jim Palmer, Dave McNally, Mike Cuellar, Pat Dobson
  6. 1986 Mets: Drew Gooden, Ron Darling, Sid Fernandez, Bob Ojeda
  7. 2001 A's: Mark Mulder, Tim Hudson, Barry Zito, Cory Lidle
  8. 1965 Giants: Juan Marichal, Gaylord Perry, Bob Shaw, Warren Spahn.
  9. 2001 Yankees: Roger Clemens, Mike Mussina, Andy Pettitte
  10. 1974 A's: Catfish Hunter, Vida Blue, Ken Holtzman

Active Pitchers With 2000+ Strikeouts

  • Javier Vazquez (34) 2436
  • Tim Wakefield (44) 2096
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  • Kevin Millwood (36) 1940
  • CC Sabathia (30) 1904
  • Livan Hernandez (36) 1903
  • Roy Halladay (34) 1845
  • A.J. Burnett (34) 1709
  • Roy Oswalt (33) 1708
  • Felix Hernandez (25) 1176
  • Josh Beckett (31) 1537
  • Dan Haren (30) 1358
  • Justin Verlander (28) 1103
  • Cliff Lee (32) 1213
  • Tim Lincecum (27) 1033
  • Zack Greinke (27) 1020
  • Cole Hamels (27) 1012
  • Matt Cain (26) 1007

The 15 Best Picks of the 1988 MLB Draft

  1. Mike Piazza (1390)
  2. Kenny Lofton (428)
  3. Jim Edmonds (169)
  4. Luis Gonzalez (90)
  5. Robin Ventura (10)
  6. Tim Wakefield (200)
  7. John Valentin (121)
  8. Marquis Grissom (76)
  9. Tino Martinez (14)
  10. Brian Jordan (30)
  11. Andy Benes (1)
  12. Jim Abbott (8)
  13. Woody Williams (732)
  14. Alex Fernandez (14)
  15. Charles Nagy (17)

The Best Picks in Athletics History

  1. 1976- Rickey Henderson (96)
  2. 1966- Reggie Jackson (2)
  3. 1984- Mark McGwire (10)
  4. 1967- Vida Blue (27)
  5. 1997- Tim Hudson (185)
  6. 1992- Jason Giambi (58)
  7. 1972- Chet Lemon (22)
  8. 1982- Jose Canseco (392)
  9. 1999- Barry Zito- (9)
  10. 1996- Eric Chavez (10)
  11. 1965- Rick Monday (1)
  12. 2002- Nick Swisher (16)
  13. 1965- Gene Tenace (340)
  14. 2003- Andre Ethier (62)
  15. 1967- Darrell Evans (132) (June secondary)
  16. 1986- Timothy Herrmann (11) (January)
  17. 1987- Scott Brosius (511)
  18. 1965- Sal Bando (119)
  19. 1998- Mark Mulder (2)
  20. 1986- Kevin Tapani (40)
  21. 2000- Rich Harden (510)
  22. 2006- Trevor Cahill (66)
  23. 1981- Mickey Tettleton

The Best Draft Picks in Rockies History

  1. 1998- Matt Holiday (210)
  2. 1995- Todd Helton (8)
  3. 2005-Troy Tulowitzski (7)
  4. 1998- Juan Pierre (39)
  5. 1997- Chone Figgins (132)
  6. 2000- Garrett Atkins (137)
  7. 1996- Jake Westbrook (21)
  8. 1997- Aaron Cook (70)
  9. 1992- Craig Counsell (319)

The Best Draft Picks in Tampa Bay Rays History

  1. 2006- Evan Longoria (3)
  2. 1999- Carl Crawford (52)
  3. 1999- Josh Hamilton (1)
  4. 2000- James Shields (466)
  5. 2007- David Price (1)
  6. 2002- BJ Upton (2)
  7. 2007- Matt Moore (245)
  8. 1998- Aubrey Huff (162)
  9. 1996- Dan Wheeler (1024)

The Most Memorable Trades in Red Sox History

  1. Babe Ruth for $100,000
  2. Pedro Martinez for Carl Pavano and Tony Armas Jr
  3. Derek Lowe and Jason Varitek for Heathcliff Slocumb
  4. Josh Beckett, Mike Lowell and Guillermo Mota for Hanley Ramirez and Anibal Sanchez
  5. Larry Anderson for Jeff Bagwell
  6. Tris Speaker for Sad" Sam Jones, Fred Thomas and $55,000.
  7. Casey Fossum, Brandon Lyon, Jorge de la Rosa and Michael Goss for Curt Schilling
  8. Curt Schilling and Brady Anderson for Mike Boddicker
  9. Nomar Garciaparra for Orlando Cabrera and Doug Mientkiewicz
  10. Jim Lonborg, George Scott, Ken Brett, Billy Conigliaro, Joe Lahoud, and Don Pavletich for Pat Skrabl

The Top 30 Players to Spend Entire MLB Career with a Single Team (Era of Free Agency 1975-Present)

  1. Johnny Bench* (Cincinnati Reds)
  2. Mike Schmidt (Philadelphia Phillies)
  3. Carl Yastrzemski* (Boston Red Sox)
  4. Mariano Rivera (New York Yankees)
  5. Cal Ripken Jr (Baltimore Orioles)
  6. George Brett (Kansas City Royals)
  7. Tony Gwynn (San Diego Padres)
  8. Jim Palmer* (Baltimore Orioles)
  9. Robin Yount (Milwaukee Brewers)
  10. Derek Jeter** (New York Yankees)
  11. Chipper Jones (Atlanta Braves)
  12. Craig Biggio (Houston Astros)
  13. Barry Larkin (Cincinnati Reds)
  14. Willie Stargell* (Pittsburgh Pirates)
  15. Jeff Bagwell (Houston Astros) (originally drafted by Red Sox)
  16. Kirby Puckett (Minnesota Twins)
  17. Todd Helton** (Colorado Roc