I just wanted to share this cool piece of trivia posted a few days ago from The Braves Baseball History.
There is a very elite club in baseball: Hitters with 300 home runs who batted .300 for their careers and amassed at least 2,000 hits.Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Stan Musial and Hank Aaron are in it. Ty Cobb, Al Kaline, Charlie Gehringer and Hank Greenberg are not.
“There are guys spraying the ball around and batting over .300,” Jones said. “And there are guys who club the 30 to 40 home runs. But there are not many who can do both. That’s what makes you an elite hitter. It’s difficult, very difficult, for most players to do that.”
The difficulty can be measured by the exclusions from the list. Kaline missed it by finishing at .297, and Pete…
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