Baseballs Greatest Hitters of All Time

THE 150 TOP HITTERS FROM 1901-PRE 1990
(before the Steroid Era)

Below is Baseballs Greatest Hitters' list of the 150 top hitters in baseball history.

The Era breakdown for the 150 top hitters from 1901 to 1989 or the Pre- Steroid era is as follows:

The position breakdown for the greatest 150 hitters from 1901 to 1989 or the Pre-Steroid era is as follows:

The accuracy of Baseballs Greatest Hitters' stat formula

When we view the era breakdown of these great 150 hitters, we get to see the accuracy of our statistical formula. The numbers are slightly higher in era 2. The reason for the higher number of players in era 2 is the result of high batting averages as well as increased home run production. As for the rest of the breakdown, historically it is our belief every era in baseball history has its share of great hitters.

Top hitters sorted by position

When we view the position break down of these 150 top hitters, there are no surprises here. The dominant hitters in baseball history have been Outfielders and First Baseman. In this time frame, Catchers and Short Stops are not high on the list, while Third Baseman and Second Baseman fair slightly better.

Baseballs Greatest Hitters' 150 Top Hitters List-   Pre 1990

Hall of Fame* Veterans Committee **

Rank

Player Name

Position Formula           Point Total

1

BABE RUTH *

OF

5.399

2

LOU GEHRIG *

1B

5.118

3

TED WILLIAMS *

OF

5.087

4

JIMMIE FOXX *

1B

4.867

5

TY COBB *

OF

4.839

6

HANK AARON *

OF

4.758

7

STAN MUSIAL*

OF

4.719

8

JOE DIMAGGIO *

OF

4.627

9

WILLIE MAYS *

OF

4.617

10

ROGERS HORNSBY *

2B

4.600

11

HANK GREENBERG *

1B

4.568

12

TRIS SPEAKER *

OF

4.548

13

HONUS WAGNER *

SS

4.473

14

MICKEY MANTLE *

OF

4.424

15

MEL OTT *

OF

4.419

16

FRANK ROBINSON *

OF

4.353

17

AL SIMMONS *

OF

4.320

18

MIKE SCHMIDT *

3B

4.282

19

GEORGE BRETT *

3B

4.238

20

HARRY HEILMANN *

OF

4.199

21

CHARLIE GEHRINGER *

2B

4.198

22

GOOSE GOSLIN *

OF

4.196

23

JOHNNY MIZE **

1B

4.176

24

EDDIE COLLINS *

2B

4.160

25

CARL YASTRZEMSKI *

OF

4.154

26

WILLIE McCOVEY *

1B

4.140

27

NAP LAJOIE *

2B

4.123

28

REGGIE JACKSON *

OF

4.114

29

JOE MORGAN *

2B

4.106

30

EDDIE MURRAY *

1B

4.101

31

DAVE WINFIELD *

OF

4.062

32

EARL AVERILL **

OF

4.054

33

CHUCK KLEIN **

OF

4.030

34

PAUL WANER *

OF

4.028

35

AL KALINE *

OF

4.023

36

HACK WILSON **

OF

4.001

37

ROBERTO CLEMENTE *

OF

3.993

38

SAM CRAWFORD **

OF

3.987

39

PETE ROSE

OF

3.978

40

EDDIE MATTHEWS *

3B

3.975

41

BOB JOHNSON

OF

3.961

42

DUKE SNIDER *

OF

3.960

43

JIM BOTTOMLY **

1B

3.958

44

JOE MEDWICK *

OF

3.955

45

JOE CRONIN *

SS

3.947

46

FRANKIE FRISCH *

2B

3.937

47

PAUL MOLITOR *

D.H.

3.917

48

RALPH KINER *

OF

3.913

49

JIM RICE *

OF

3.913

50

YOGI BERRA *

C

3.911

51

BILLY WILLIAMS *

OF

3.904

52

BILL DICKEY *

C

3.892

53

JESSIE BURKETT **

OF

3.890

54

GEORGE SISLER *

1B

3.886

55

ERNIE BANKS *

SS

3.882

56

ANDRE DAWSON *

OF

3.871

57

BILL TERRY *

1B

3.869

58

HEINIE MANUSH **

OF

3.866

59

WILLIE STARGELL *

OF

3.863

60

HARMON KILLEBREW *

1B

3.850

61

KIKI CUYLER **

OF

3.849

62

MICKEY COCHRANE *

C

3.845

63

PIE TRAYNOR *

3B

3.826

64

ENOS SLAUGHTER **

OF

3.820

65

BABE HERMAN

OF

3.812

66

DWIGHT EVANS

OF

3.810

67

SAM RICE **

OF

3.809

68

ROBIN YOUNT *

SS

3.808

69

ZACK WHEAT **

OF

3.800

70

ROD CAREW *                 

2B

3.793

71

HAL TROSKY

1B

3.793

72

TONY PEREZ *

1B

3.787

73

ORLANDO CEPEDA **

1B

3.775

74

WILLIE KEELER *

OF

3.767

75

TONY LAZZERI **

2B

3.762

76

GIL HODGES

1B

3.762

77

DAVE PARKER

OF

3.760

78

BOBBY DOERR **

2B

3.760

79

JACKIE ROBINSON *

2B

3.758

80

ARKY VAUGHN **

SS

3.754

81

RICHIE ALLEN

1B

3.753

82

RUSTY STAUB

OF

3.747

83

BOB MEUSEL

OF

3.746

84

CHARLES HAFEY

OF

3.730

85

JOHNNY BENCH *

C

3.729

86

JOE SEWELL **

SS

3.728

87

BOBBY VEACH

OF

3.727

88

RUDY YORK

1B

3.714

89

MINNIE MINOSO

OF

3.710

90

BEN CHAPMAN

OF

3.704

91

JACK CLARK

1B

3.702

92

BOB ELLIOTT

3B

3.695

93

GABBY HARNETT *

C

3.692

94

RON SANTO

3B

3.692

95

JACK FOURNIER   

1B

3.689

96

VERN STEPHENS

SS

3.689

97

TED SIMMONS

C

3.688

98

REGGIE SMITH

OF

3.686

99

MICKEY VERNON

1B

3.684

100

DEL ENNIS

OF

3.684

101

AL OLIVER

1B

3.683

102

ROCKYCOLAVITO                  

OF

3.682

103

LUKE APPLING *

SS

3.680

104

DOLPH CAMILI

1B

3.678

105

CARLTON FISK *

C

3.676

106

VIC WERTZ

OF

3.674

107

LARRY DOBY **

OF

3.672

108

BING MILLER

OF

3.671

109

EDD ROUSH **

OF

3.669

110

DON BAYLOR

OF

3.669

111

NORM CASH

1B

3.660

112

DON MATTINGLY

1B

3.657

113

DALE MURPHY

OF

3.643

114

FRANK BAKER **

3B

3.645

115

TED KLUZEWSKI

IB

3.643

116

DIXIE WALKER

OF

3.643

117

KENT HRBEK

1B

3.641

118

ROY SIEVERS

OF

3.639

119

BOBBY BONDS

OF

3.636

120

FRED LYNN

OF

3.633

121

KIRBY PUCKETT *

OF

3.632

122

ROY CAMPANELLA *

C

3.627

123

VADA PINSON

OF

3.623

124

JACKIE JENSEN

OF

3.623

125

LOU WHITAKER

2B

3.619

126

BING MILLER

OF

3.619

127

STEVE GARVEY

1B

3.614

128

JOE JUDGE

1B

3.613

129

JOE GORDON **

2B

3.601

130

WALLY BERGER

OF

3.600

131

MAX CAREY

OF

3.596

132

RYNE SANDBERG *

2B

3.596

133

LOU BROCK *

OF

3.594

134

CEASAR CEDENO

OF

3.592

135

GEORGE FOSTER

OF

3.592

136

DARRELL EVANS

3B

3.589

137

KEN BOYER

3B

3.587

138

BROOKS ROBINSON *

3B

3.585

139

KEITH HERNANDEZ

1B

3.582

140

CY WILLIAMS

OF

3.582

141

EARLE COMBS **

OF

3.581

142

JOE KUHEL

1B

3.579

143

CARL FURILLO

OF

3.573

144

BOOG POWELL

1B

3.573

145

HARLOND CLIFT

3B

3.566

146

PINKY HINGINS

3B

3.553

147

BOBBY MURCER

OF

3.551

148

CECIL COOPER

1B

3.549

149

MARTY MCMANUS

2B

3.543

150

BILL BUCKNER

1B

3.538

 

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