’30-YOC Top Ten Lists’ – Top Ten Switch-Hitters Of All-Time!!!
As the result of a recent Eddie Murray post that was published on this blog less than two weeks ago, and at the request of ’30-YOC’ loyal redear Matt, I am happy to present to you my ‘Top Ten Switch-Hitters Of All-Time’.
And while I don’t profess to be an expert on the subject of switch-hitting, a fair number of the guys that have cracked the ‘Top Ten’ have played during my generation.
And of the men that made this final cut, only one of them is active with a chance at still making moves to a higher spot on the list.
So, without further ado, here we go:
Honorable Mention – Chili Davis, Carlos Beltran, Willie McGee, Ruben Sierra, and Bobby Bonilla.
10 – Ted Simmons. Lifetime .285 hitter with 2,472 hits, 483 doubles, and 248 home runs.
9 – Lance Berkman (active). Lifetime .296 hitter with 1,822 hits, 405 doubles, and 358 home runs.
8 – Bernie Williams. Lifetime .297 hitter with 2,336 hits, 449 doubles, and 287 home runs. 1 Silver Slugger award and 1 batting title.
7 – Tim Raines. Lifetime .294 hitter with 2,605 hits, 430 doubles, and 170 home runs. 1 Silver Slugger and 1 Batting title.
6 – Frankie Frisch. Lifetime .316 hitter with 2,880 hits, 466 doubles, and 105 home runs.
5 – Roberto Alomar. Lifetime .300 hitter with 2,724 hits, 504 doubles, and 210 home runs. 4 Silver Slugger awards.
4 – Chipper Jones. Lifetime .304 hitter with 2,615 hits, 526 doubles, and 454 home runs. 2 Silver Slugger awards and 1 batting title.
3 – Eddie Murray. Lifetime .287 hitter with 3,255 hits, 560 doubles, and 504 home runs. 3 Silver Slugger awards.
2 – Mickey Mantle. Lifetime .298 hitter with 2,415 hits, 344 doubles, and 536 home runs. 1 Batting title.
1 – Pete Rose. Lifetime .303 hitter with 4,256 hits, 746 doubles, and 160 home runs. 1 Silver Slugger award and 3 Batting titles.
And there you have it. Obviously with Chipper Jones sitting in the 4th spot on this list, he has the chance of still moving up. Personally, I don’t think that he will as some of the major milestones ahead of him seem to be too far out of reach as he heads into what may be his final season in the majors.
But, what about the rest of my list? Anyone in the wrong spot? Did I miss anyone that you would have included?
Let me hear it. And as always, ‘Thanks’ for reading!!!